The Camanche School Activities Department has announced the newest Athletics Hall of Fame members. The class of 2019 includes seven exceptional individuals, as well as girls’ track team members who competed at the state meet from 1986-1988.
Individual selections into the Athletics Hall of Fame include Kelsay McCausland ‘07, Gary Foster ’86, Doug Timmer ’88, Mike Campie ’96, Brent Carstensen ’87, Brad Lego ’68, and Coach Mike Ashby. The 1986-88 girls’state track competitors, coached by Jane Montgomery and LuAnn Borrison, include Audrey Everson, Alysia Gonzales Hill, Michelle Gertson Curran, Michelle Null Sikkema, Shannon Phelps Wisor, Ami Seeser Henricksen, Stacy Shaff Seeser, Michelle Winter Keen, Paula Hundley Stutting, Gerry Edens Hardison, Kelly Fuhrmann, and Michele Meyermann.
“I’m very impressed with the committee’s selections for such a solid 2019 class. We’re looking forward to honoring everyone for their outstanding team and individual accomplishments as the newest members of the Athletics Hall of Fame,” Activities Director Brett Cline commented.
The Hall of Fame activities will take place the weekend of January 18-19, 2019. The Class of 2019 Hall of Fame honorees, along with the current Hall of Fame members will be introduced between the Girls’ Varsity and Boys’ Varsity games, at approximately 7:30pm Friday. A meet-and-greet for the Hall of Famers will take place at Imperial Lanes after the games.
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Banquet will be held at Gil’s Ballroom in Clinton, IA beginning at 1pm on Saturday. The banquet is open to the public. Tickets are $15/person and can be purchased in advance or paid for at the door. Reservations must be made for Saturday’s banquet by January 11th, 2019. For tickets to Saturday’s banquet, or questions regarding the event, please contact Brett Cline/Activities Director at: email@example.com or 563-259-3010.
Brad’s leadership skills started in the classroom as vice-president of the student council and were just as evident as a standout athlete who won 9 varsity letters during his playing days. He excelled in track as well as being a force on the football field where he earned honorable mention all-state. Brad was also dominate on the wrestling mat earning a 4th place finish at state. After graduating, Brad had a football scholarship at Morningside College in Sioux City, only to have his career cut short after sustaining a knee injury the Spring of his freshman year. Brad received his bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Morningside and master’s degree in History and Social Science from Wayne State. His first year of teaching was on the Omaha Indian Reservation, but his primary work was as a middle school social studies teacher and team leader in Sioux City for 34 years.
An active community member, Brad was President of his church, President of the Greater Siouxland Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, and board member of KWIT as well as the Sioux City Airport Board. Brad and his late wife were also co-presidents of the West High Boosters. His current passion is the 0 to 3 initiative in which parents have face-to-face interactions with their children to talk, play, read, sing and engage with them every day to prepare them for future academic success.
Brad and his late wife are the proud parents of a son and daughter and have two grandchildren. Their daughter is a marketing professor in Georgia and their son teaches English at an inner-city high school in San Jose, CA.
A 1987 graduate, Brent was an outstanding athlete who excelled in football, track, and wrestling and received 10 varsity letters. He was a member of the 1985 state football team and was a qualifier for state track as a member of the distance medley team. His success on the wrestling mat includes being a 3-time state qualifier earning 4th place as a junior and winning the state title as a senior.
Continuing his wrestling at the collegiate level, Brent received a partial scholarship to the University of Illinois competing on the team as a freshman. He then attended Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids and wrestled during his sophomore year before heading to Northern Iowa where he worked out with the wrestling team for 2 years and graduated with his degree in education.
Brent then headed South and taught for 3 years in the Houston Independent School District. He coached high school football and was able to start and coach the first ever high school wrestling team in Houston Independent School District history. While there, his wrestling team even worked its way into the movies as he and his team can be seen on the big screen for several minutes in the 1998 movie Rushmore starring Bill Murray.
Returning to the Mid-West, Brent coached middle school wrestling for 2 years in Fulton. Brent is currently in his 19th year teaching at Camanche and has been the wrestling coach for 18 years. He as compiled over 150 dual wins and his current team has several ranked individuals with state aspirations.
Brent has five children, Bethany, Camaryn, Aubrey, Dax, and Elizabeth and currently lives in Camanche with his wife Kayla.
Success in the classroom for the class of 1988 Salutatorian parlayed into success in athletics for the Camanche male athlete of the year. Doug was a multi-year letter winner in track where he ran 400’s and 800’s and was a standout on the basketball court. On the hardwood he was a 3-year starter and is a member of the 1,000 point club. Doug was Co-MVP of the Big Bend Conference, 1st team all Eastern Iowa, an Iowa Basketball Coaches Association all-state player, as well as an Iowa Basketball Coaches Association academic all-state player. He was also an Iowa Newspaper Association 3rd team all-state selection and competed in both the Dr Pepper and Quad City Times All-Star games.
After graduating from Camanche, Doug continued playing basketball at Cornell College where he was a 2-year starter. First in his class at Cornell College, he graduated in 1992, Summa Cum Laude, with distinction in Economics and Business. He received a Juris Doctorate at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1995 and is currently Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee, WI where his focus is strategic transactions and investments.
Doug and his wife Sarah are the parents of Jacob and Bailey and currently reside outside of Milwaukee.
Gary Foster Jr.
The 1986 class Valedictorian, Gary was no stranger to success on the athletic field as a three-sport letter winner in cross-country, wrestling, and tennis. In wrestling he was a two-time state qualifier finishing 5th his sophomore year. In tennis, the state team championship found a home in Camanche for 4 straight years with Gary being the common factor of success for all four teams. He was also state runner-up doubles with Dan Vogel, as well as state doubles finishes of 4th,6th, and 7th with John Boyum.
Gary’s academic profile is even more impressive than his athletic accolades. He completed his bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy, master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from St Mary’s University Texas, and PhD in Industrial/Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University, the latter two degrees graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Gary’s military career has spanned 25 years as a student, scientist, engineer, program manager, University math professor at the Air Force Academy, and Joint Staff Officer in Warsaw, Poland and Huntsville, Alabama. He and his wife Colleen have two daughters, Cailin, a 3-time Colorado State 4A tennis qualifier and current Cadet at the Air Force Academy, and Ashlyn, a 4-time Colorado State 5A diving finalist who will be diving for the Air Force Academy in the Fall of 2019.
Kelsay is a 2007 graduate who was a 3 sport standout during her scholastic career winning a total of 11 varsity letters. She was the team MVP of her volleyball, basketball, and track teams her senior year. In volleyball she was named the Big East Conference MVP as well as being named the Clinton Herald Area Player of the Year. Making the transition from the Fall to the Winter sports season was seamless for Kelsay. She was a 3-year starter on the basketball team and earned 2nd team all-conference as well as being named a Big East Conference senior all-star. The Spring season saw Kelsay continue her success as a member of the track team. Over her career she placed 3 times at the state meet in the discus as well as placing one time in the shot-put.
A 4-year member of the High Honor Roll, Kelsay was the class Salutatorian as well as the recipient of the Bernie Saggau Award. Upon graduation she attended Ashford University and was a 4-year starting middle hitter on the volleyball team and the recognition didn’t stop. She was a 4-time All-Midwest Collegiate Conference selection, 2-time NAIA DakTronics Scholar Athlete, and 2-time Ashford University Female Scholar Athlete. Kelsay received her BA in 2011 and was an assistant volleyball coach at Ashford helping lead the Saints to a record breaking 28-win season. She received her Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2014 and currently works in marketing while continuing to coach at the club level for the Iowa Select Volleyball Club.
Before making his mark on the Camanche school district, Mike Ashby was a successful high school and collegiate athlete in his own right. He was a letterman in football, basketball, baseball, and track at Newell Providence High School in Newell, IA. He was the school record holder in the high hurdles and participated 2 years at the state meet and Drake Relays, as well as being selected to represent Newell in the 1963 Hawkeye Boys State.
Mike then took his talents to Central College where he participated in cross country earning 3 letters and attended the 1966 NAIA National Championships. In track he was a 4 year letter winner and member of the school record and Iowa Conference Champion 2 mile relay and distance medley relay teams.
Coach Ashby was an assistant wrestling coach at Adel High School helping lead the team to a state championship in 1970. Making the move to Camanche, Mike was a leader in both the school and community for over 20 years. During his tenure he reached many milestones in his career at Camanche including three undefeated dual seasons, a 3rd place finish at the state meet, over 100 dual meet wins, and a berth in the first ever team state dual where the Indians finished second. In 1987 Coach Ashby was named the Athletic Association Coach of the Year.
Mike and his wife Linda have many fond memories of their time in Camanche. They are the parents of Eric, Kimberly, and Steven and have 6 grandchildren.
A 1996 graduate, Mike excelled in academics and athletics during his scholastic career. In football Mike was a 3-year varsity starter who played on the 1995 state qualifying team and was selected as a Des Moines Register all-state linebacker. On the wrestling mat, Mike was an all-state selection who competed on the varsity squad for 3 years finishing in the top 8 his junior year. In the Spring, Mike took his athletic talent to the tennis courts where he was a doubles state champion in 1996, as well as team champion in 1995, team runner up in 1994, and a third-place team finish in 1996. In the classroom, Mike was a National Merit Scholar who graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was his class Valedictorian.
Mike attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he was a 4-year starter on the football team, a 4-year 1st team all-conference pick, a 2-year academic all-American, and was named the conference MVP his senior year. He owns the freshman single game rushing mark of 173 yards and freshman season record 764 yards rushing. When he finished his career, Mike was the school’s all-time leading rusher with 2,910 yards. He succeeded in the classroom as well graduating with honors in Civil Engineering and earned the top civil engineering student award. He also earned an MBA and was named an ROTC Distinguished Graduate. Mike was then a Captain in the US Air Force from 2000-2004 and currently serves as Senior Director, Locomotive Sourcing at Union Pacific Railroad.
Mike and his wife Sarah have two children. Isabel, who enjoys volleyball, soccer, and basketball, along with show choir and piano, and Isaac who plays soccer, flag football, and basketball.
Girls State Track Participants 1986-88
Dedication and determination are two words that describe the girls track squads from 1986-88 and the ladies who participated in the state meets. At the 1986 outdoor meet the girls needed to place in the 4 x 400 to secure the championship. Doing so in style, they finished first! In the 1987 indoor meet, the girls competed after only 1 week of practice and took home the championship. After a much more pressure filled day in the 1987 outdoor meet, the girls needed to beat Anamosa, who had won by 3 points over Camanche in districts, to win the championship. It was again the 4 x 400 team to the rescue, securing the victory with another 1st place finish.
Coach Janie Montgomery
Coach LuAnn Borrison
Shannon Phelps Wisor
Stacy Shaff Seeser
Michelle Null Sikkema
Michelle Winter Keen
Gerry Edens Hardison
Ami Seeser Hinricksen
Paula Hundley Stutting
Alysia Gonzalez Hill
Camanche Activities Director Meg Shebler and the Hall of Fame committee has announced its Class of 2018 inductees that includes Jenny (Dierks) Babbitt, Bob Kampe, Jeff Everhart, Leigh Goff, Tom Johnson, Bob Kampe, Cigi Low-Courtney, Sean Seeser, 1983 Boys’ Tennis Team, 1984 Boys' Tennis Team, 1985 Boys' Tennis Team, and the 1986 Boys' Tennis Team. This marks the fifth year of inductions.
Jennifer Dierks Babbitt
Jennifer was a dominant presence on the volleyball and basketball courts during her time as a Camanche Indian. She also participated in numerous other activities including softball and track. A 1994 graduate, Jenny was a unanimous 1st - team All-state selection in basketball, and was named to the first-team all-conference as well. Jenny was selected
captain of the All-Tournament team and was named to the All-Eastern Iowa First team. Jenny was recognized throughout the seasons as a member of the All tournament teams at Muscatine, Bellevue and the River Queen Classic. A prolific scorer as a Camanche Indian, Jenny held school records for points in a game (36), points in a season, field goals in a
game, and field goals in a season. Jenny was selected to attend the Quad Cities Salute to Sports and chosen to participate in the Dr. Pepper All Star game. Jenny was also a unanimous all-conference selection in Volleyball and served as team captain. Jenny attended Dana College in Blair, NE, continuing her basketball career at the NAIA institution. She is a member of the 1000 point club at Dana and was an all-conference performer for the Vikings. She holds school records for field goals made, field goal percentage, and free throws made, as well as most rebounds in a game, most rebounds in
a career, and blocked shots in a career. Jenny also participated in volleyball her sophomore year at Dana. She graduated in 1998 and is currently employed by the state of Iowa. Jenny celebrates her induction with her family today - her husband Nathan, her daughter Mya and her son Jake.
A 1971 graduate of Camanche High School, Bob was active in numerous activities throughout his time as a student. Bob participated in marching band, stage band, and concert band all four years. He marched with the band in the Dakota Days Festival in Rapids City, SD and served as the band treasurer. In choir, Bob was in the robed choir, chamber choir, the Boys’ Glee Club, the Boys’ Quartet and also served as the choir treasurer. Bob was in the Musicals, WildeCat, South Pacific, Finian’s Rainbow, and Annie Get your Gun. He received a #1 rating with the boys’ large group at drama camp and
performed in the Princess and the Pea. Bob also participated in Speech, Drama, and music competitions, earning #1 ratings in small group ensemble, small mixed group, boy’s quartet and mixed choir.Bob was a student council representative his junior year and served as the treasurer his senior year. He was in the Bachelor Club all four years, serving as the Co-Vice President his junior and senior years. He was involved in the Drama Club, Honor Roll, Letterman’s club, and served as a club coach for Powder Puff Football his senior year. Bob was on the football field plenty, playing both sides of the line, and on the special teams units. On offense, he played at Center his first two years, then moved to right guard his junior and senior year. On the defensive side, he played both Nose guard and right tackle throughout his four years. On special teams, he played the front line on kickoffs and kick returns, and he played the line on the punt and punt return teams. Bob was Co-Captain of the homecoming game and was 2nd on the team in total tackles his senior year with 114 tackles. Bob’s accomplishments on the wrestling mat are arguably his most impressive. After wrestling JV his freshman season, Bob began making noise his sophomore year. He finished 2nd in the Pleasant Valley Tournament and 3rd at the DeWitt Tournament. He then won the sectional tournament and finished 3rd at Districts, wrapping up his sophomore year with a 17-7 record. He improved his junior year, finishing the season with a 23-4 record, finishing as runner up at the Dewitt tournament and winning the Pleasant Valley and Midland tournaments. Bob won the sectional tournament again and finished 3rd at the district tournament. His senior season Bob finished 2nd at the Pleasant Valley
and North Scott Tournaments, and won the Midland tournament. He then won the sectional tournament for the third straight year, and was finished atop the podium of the district tournament, sending him to the State tournament. Bob’s senior year culminated in winning the State Championship. His overall varsity record was 64-14-1. He went 47-6 over
his last two seasons and he was named the Most Valuable Wrestler and Wrestler of the Year in 1970 and 1971. Bob attended Boise State University, where he competed in wrestling for two seasons. He worked all over the Midwest as a union boilermaker and is currently enjoying retirement and his family which includes wife Phyllis, daughter Michelle, son and daughter-in-law Jacob and Kristin, daughter and son-in- law Kelly and Nick, and grandchildren Laura, Wyatt, Yvonne, Brody, and Caleb.
A member of the Class of 1989, Sean participated in football, basketball, and track at Camanche. As a wide receiver, Sean was named first team all-conference and as a punter he was selected to the all-conference second team. He was also selected Honorable mention all-conference as a safety. On the basketball court Sean surpassed 500 points and was a first-team all-conference performer. He received All-State honorable mention for basketball his senior year. Sean also exceled on the track and qualified for the Drake Relays as a track and field athlete. Sean attended the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse where he continued his basketball career. Sean was named the team’s most valuable player for the 1993-94 Season and was selected as an all-conference performer for the Eagles. In his two seasons at UW-LaCrosse, Sean led the team in a number of categories, including most points scored in a game, most three pointers in a game, most free throws in a game, most steals in a game and most assists in a game. Sean graduated from Wisconsin Lacrosse and is employed at Seeser Crane. Sean celebrates this honor with his family, wife Stacy, sons Will, Carson, and Tyson, and daughter Emyrson.
Boys Tennis Teams 1983, 1984, 1985, and 1986
From 1983 – 1986, the Camanche Boys’ Tennis team dominated the state, winning 4 straight State Championships. The 1983 team had a cumulative record of 12-1, defeating Clarinda in the state championship. The 1984 team repeated the success of the previous year, finishing at 12-1 again, and won the state championship with a victory over Shenandoah. The third straight championship came in 1985, when the team finished with a perfect 13-0 record and beat Sioux City Heelan for the state title, and the four-peat was complete in 1986 as the team finished with an overall record of 12-1, defeating Ft. Dodge St. Edmond’s in the state championship. Led by Coach Gary Foster, the teams consisted of 13 players over the four year run. Six of the team members are here today: John Boyum, Jeff Everhart, Jay Fett, Gary Foster Jr, Jeff Geerts, and Dan Vogel. Those team members unable to attend tonight, Tom Allesee, Bill Buckman, Jeremy Dennis, Ty Dennis, Matt Fuglsang, Jeff Kroeger and Rick Willis. Coach Foster and the team members celebrate with their families who are here with them today, as well as their teammates and family and friends who were unable to attend.
1983 Boys’ Tennis Team Members
- Tom Allesee
- John Boyum
- Ty Dennis
- Jay Fett
- Gary Foster Jr.
- Rick Willis
1984 Boys’ Tennis Team Members
- John Boyum
- Ty Dennis
- Jeff Everhart
- Jay Fett
- Gary Foster Jr.
- Rick Willis
1985 Boys’ Tennis Team Members
- John Boyum
- Jeremy Dennis
- Ty Dennis
- Jeff Everhart
- Gary Foster Jr.
- Jeff Kroeger
- Dan Vogel
1986 Boys’ Tennis Team Members
- Bill Buckman
- Jeremy Dennis
- Jeff Geerts
- Gary Foster Jr.
- Matt Fuglsang
- Dan Vogel
A 1981graduate of Camanche High School, Tom exceled in Tennis and Basketball. Tom won the 1981 State Singles Tennis Championship and played on a number of state tournament qualifying tennis teams. We congratulate him on this honor and welcome him to the Camanche High School Athletics Hall of Fame.
A 2004 graduate, Cigi Low racked up 18 varsity letters at Camanche High School while participating in Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Cheerleading, Track, and Softball. Cigi won state championships in track as a member of the 2003 shuttle hurdle relay and 2004 4x100 relay. She holds school records in the long jump, shuttle hurdle relay and 4x100 relay. And served as a co-captain of the team her senior year. As a basketball player, Cigi served as team captain and upon graduation held the school records for steals in a game and steals in a season. The 2003 softball team won the district championship and Cigi held the record for stolen bases at the time. She was 1 of 10 finalists for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award and participated in the Iowa All-Star track meet her senior year.Cigi graduated as the Valedictorian at CamancheUpon graduation, Cigi attended the University of Notre Dame, where she participated in Club Gymnastics her freshman year and Club Boxing her sophomore, junior and senior years. Cigi graduated from Notre Dame with a Civil Engineering degree in 2008. She is currently employed in the Real Estate industry. Cigi’s family includes husband Pete Courtney son Tate Courtney, and daughter Colette Courtney.
Coach Goff was a constant presence at Camanche, teaching and coaching for the Indians. As a high school athlete, Leigh lettered in Football and Track, earning a number of district and state medals. Leigh played 1 year of collegiate baseball, qualifying for the Junior college world series, and on year of basketball, playing on the Freshmen team at Iowa. He
earned his BS in Science and taught and coached at Camanche from 1960-1996. He continued coaching golf after his retirement, being named the Big East golf coach of the year in 2011. Coach Goff impacted numerous lives, coaching track for 35 years. His athletes qualified for the State meet and the Drake Relays numerous times. State Championship titles with Scott Shaley and Kevin Goff were earned under Coach Goff’s guidance. Coach Goff also started the boys and girls bowling teams, the first in the state to have bowling as a sport and not a club team. He served as the boys’ and girls’ Bowling Coach, leading the girls’ team to two state championships. One year, when schools were allowed to enter two bowling teams in the state tournament, Coach Goff’s teams finished 1 st and 2 nd in the state. Coach Goff started the Junior High football program and accumulated over 100 wins as the sophomore football coach. During his tenure, Coach Goff also served on the coaching staff for boys’ basketball and cross country. Leigh started the Camanche Men’s Bowling Association in the mid 1960’s and was named Man of the Year. He was a top bowler in Camanche and Clinton a number of times, and has bowled two 300 games. Coach Goff was named King of Camanche Days and also served as the
Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal. Coach Goff shared his thoughts on coaching by saying, “Winning wasn’t as important as the men they become.” Leigh celebrates this award with his family, wife Vernett, son and daughter-in- law Mark and Kelly, son and daughter-in- law Ken and Terri, Daughter and son-in- law Vicki and Jeff, and son Kevin.
Jeff graduated in 1985, after an illustrious career at Camanche High School. Jeff was a four-sport athlete, collecting 12 varsity letters while participating in Football, Basketball, Tennis, and baseball. As a junior Jeff was honored in football as a first team all-conference selection on defense. His senior year Jeff was selected first team All-conference on both
offense and defense and was also selected All-Eastern Iowa for defense. Jeff was selected for participation in the 1985 Shrine Bowl. In basketball, Jeff is a member of the 500 point club, and as a senior received 2 nd team all-conference honors as a member of the 1984-85 team that finished as the Runner-up at the State Tournament. Jeff had a significant
impact on the boys’ tennis team as a member of two state championship teams in 1984 and 1985. Outside of athletics, Jeff was involved in numerous activities, including the plays and musicals. Jeff was also named Prom King and Homecoming King. Upon graduation, Jeff attended Iowa State University, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. He has been employed in the Auto industry for 28 years. He is currently the Chief Operations officer of a 26 dealership auto group in Illinois and Wisconsin. Jeff has been married to Kelly for 26 years and has three children, Ali, Brittney, and Jesse, and three grandchildren, Lilly, Ben, and Scarlet.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Camanche High School Athletics Hall of Fame members.
Camanche Activities Director Todd Borrison and the Hall of Fame committee has announced its Class of 2017 inductees that includes the 1987 State-Championship Baseball Team, Todd Borrison, Ed McMahon, Shea Meyermann and Danny Vogel as this year’s class.
1987 State Baseball Team
Coach Dan Bolte, Coach Geroge Miller, Jeremy Dennis, Kenichi Mitsui, Jeff Greene, Randy Vogel, Mike Burmahl, Dan Vogel, Terry Donovan, Ethan Bolte, Tom Coon, Eric Rasmusssen, Bill Buckman, Jerry Carber, Rich Campie, Kip Peters, Clay Sanders, Larry Brennen, and Cory Goldbeck.
The 1987 team went 30-11 and went on to defeat Perry 9-0 in the state championship game. Dan Bolte was the head coach and was named state coach of the year. Clay Sander and Randy Vogel were also all-state selections. “They were a really dominant baseball team that was playing really well at the end of the season,” Borrison said. “The team had everything. They had good depth. They were state champs. It really neat they are going in this year. A lot of those guys are still around this area. It should be a really fun banquet.”
Was a four-year letterwinner in tennis that included 60 career wins and being named Most Valuable Player in 1982, his senior year. Borrison also was a two-year starter in football and basketball. He has the school record for most consecutive made free throws at 25, and scored 538 career points. In college, Borrison was the MVP of the Hawkeye Athletic Conference at Mount St. Clare in his sophomore season. He then played basketball and tennis at North Dakota State of Minot where he got a third-place tennis finish in the No-Dak Conference Tournament. “I never was at the (playing) level of a state champion, I was a baseliner,” Borrison said. “I grew up playing tennis, and played on some great matches.” Borrison’s greatest successes have come in his coaching career. He has three state championships with two at Preston and one with the 2007-08 Davenport Assumption team. Preston won back-to-back state championships in 2000 and 2001 in Class 1A. Borrison has coached teams in the original four Iowa high school classes by enrollment, and is the first one to do so. In all, Borrison has coached in 11 state tournaments, and has a 14-8 record when doing so. He reached the 400-win milestone earlier in January. “That group loved to go out and play the game, and they wanted to beat everybody,” Borrison said about his Preston teams. “They wanted to destroy people. They worked so hard and respected each other so much. They just were relentless and played the game that way.”
McMahon was a three-year varsity participant in four sports. He was part of the 1985 runner-up team in basketball. McMahon was a first-team selection on the All-Eastern Iowa team and was on the all-tournament team at the state tournament.
Meyermann was a four-year starter in volleyball and was a Herald All-Area first-team honoree in 2004 and 2005. She graduated in 2006.
Vogel used to coach the Indians’ girls basketball team, but before that, he was a skilled Camanche athlete, too. Vogel was a member of the 1987 baseball state-championship team and also played a role with the 1985 runner-up team as a sophomore. In college, Vogel was a three-year varsity tennis player at Northern Iowa after compiling a 116-21 record on two teams that won it all. He then coached Northeast to a state tournament, and before Borrison took over, Vogel coached the Indians’ girls basketball team.
Camanche Activities Director Todd Borrison and the Hall of Fame committee has announced its Class of 2016 that includes seven individuals and its first team.
The Hall of Fame weekend will be held the last weekend of January. The team will be introduced in between the two varsity games on Jan. 29, 2016, with the reception that next night at Vista Grande in Clinton. Social Hour will be 5:00 - 6:00pm, with Dinner from 6:00 - 7:00pm and the Awards Ceremony from 7:00 - 8:30pm. For more information please call the athletic office at 563-259-3010.
Gerald "Buck " Stamp
Todd Borrison calls Stamp a “legend” of Camanche athletics as well as a pioneer. Stamp started the football, basketball and wresting programs and coached all three programs. Stamp’s coaching tenure lasted 35-plus years.
Roy won Camanche’s first state wrestling title as senior at 103 pounds in 1965, and he finished fourth as a junior. He also wrestled at Iowa State.
Kevin played his college athletics at Coe College but made his mark as a basketball coach at Northeast, taking six teams to the state tournament.
Jeremy was a four-sport star who played college tennis and won two state basketball titles as head coach.
Erin (Hagge) Jenkins
Erin competed in five sports and was all-state in volleyball, basketball, tennis and track. She continued her athletic career at St. Ambrose. She and Drew Meyermann got runner-up honors at state tennis in doubles during the 1999 season.
Josh received all-state third-team honors in football and played in the 1997 Shrine Bowl Game. He also placed twice at the state wrestling meet, with a state runner-up his senior year. Liddle went on to wrestle at Iowa.
Scott won multiple shot put and discus titles at Camanche, then received All-America honors as a hammer thrower at Utah State. Schaley was second in the country in the shot put in high school at the Golden West meet.
1971 Boys Basketball Team
Coach Tom McCracken, Coach Gary Cross, Ralph Andresen, Klaus Andresen, Kenny Cox, Dave Cox, Brian Pearson, Mike Neville, Carl Ryner, Kevin Enwright, Mark Enwright, Don Nissen, Ben Jensen, Greg Kubitz, Bob Paasch, Keith Boysen, Chuck Cornish and manager Scott Lund.
The first team to make it to state when the Iowa High School Athletic Association had two classifications compared with the four it currently holds. Camanche lost its first-round Class A game to Montezuma, which later went on to win the state championship. Montezuma won that game, 78-62.“ We wanted to make a statement to our young people and the community that being a part of a team is really important,” Borrison said. “When you look at high school sports, you learn as much about a team than anything else.” That team included players Don Nissen and Klaus Andresen. Both of them received all-state honors in later seasons. Nissen averaged 20 points a game, while the team averaged 74 a night. “It’s really great to see a team get to state,” Borrison said. “It was really hard to get to Des Moines at that time ... there’s always the discussion of who was the best team. That (1971) team comes up a lot. We just felt like it was a good team to put in. Great one to kick it off.”
Camanche will begin its Hall of Fame weekend ceremonies Friday, Jan. 23, by introducing its 10 inductees in between the varsity basketball games and will honor them again with the formal ceremony Saturday.
"We have a really good class going in," Camanche Athletic Director Todd Borrison said. "We kind of got the whole gamut covered from the late 60s up until 10 years ago; we're really excited."
LuAnn is a 1972 graduate of Camanche High School. For over 39 years, LuAnn has been a volleyball coach, a girls track coach, and for a short period of time, a boys track coach. While coaching volleyball at CHS, LuAnn and her team captured the state championship.
Ty is a 1985 graduate of Camanche High School. He was a standout in four different sports, earning a total of 14 varsity letters in his high school career. He led Camanche to tennis state titles for three years, eventually earning him a tennis scholarship to Graceland University where he was also a four year standout, qualifying for the NAIA national tournament in 1988.
Craig is a 1981 graduate of Camanche High school. Craig played football, baseball, and basketball while at Camanche but continued to play football in Yankton College. At Yankton he earned All District Honors, but soon transferred to Wayne State University where he earned All District honors as well as being named CODAC All American.
Ashley Lansign (Steines)
Ashley is a 2004 graduate of Camanche High School. She was a 4 sport star athlete earning an astonishing 17 varsity letters. She was named 13 times to all conference teams, 4 times all districts, and 7 times all state. Ashley holds 6 records in all. She went on to play volleyball and softball at Wartburg College, leading in both sports and starting in each.
A 1974 graduate of Camanche High School. He was a three sport standout at Camanche, excelling in football, wrestling, and track. Guy excelled in football, earning him a full ride scholarship to division two Morningside College, starting every game in college except for the two very first games his freshmen year.
A 1969 graduate of Camanche High School. Four sport star athlete and one of the best football players to ever come to Camanche High, ending his senior year with a total of 700 yards on 70 carries. This earned him a football scholarship to Taylor University where he was a four year starter in football and basketball.
Graduate of 1996. John was awarded 13 varsity letters in High School, excelling greatly in football. After High School, John was offered scholarships from Northwestern and The Air Force Academy which he accepted, but transferred after to Truman State. John started every game at Truman, except for 2 due to injuries. He is one of the best football players to go to Camanche and Truman State.
Peggy was a 1980 graduate where she was a four sport standout in volleyball, basketball, track, and softball. In Softball she led the team in batting average, steals, and hits for 3 seasons straight. This earned her a full ride scholarship to Kirkwood and after one year at Kirkwood, a four year scholarship to University of Nebraska. The 3 years she played at Nebraska, they won three Big 8 Conference championships and twice national runner up.
Dawn (Oleary) Rheingans
Dawn is a 1990 graduate of Camanche High School where she was a three sports standout in volleyball, basketball, and track. Dawn earned a full ride scholarship to play volleyball at Drake where she is still ranks top 10 all time for ace serves. While at Drake, she also broke a record for indoor and outdoor shot put.
Rick was a 1965 graduate of Camanche High School and played many different sports like football, basketball, track, and baseball. In baseball Rick was a part of a very successful team where in 4 years as a starter he had a 4 year batting average of over .420. Rick went on to play baseball at Iowa State for 4 years.
The inaugural Hall of Fame class will be introduced on Friday, Jan. 24, during the school's pack-the-gym boys-girls basketball doubleheader. A banquet will be held the following night.
A standout football and basketball player in the 1970s who was invited to play in both sports' Shrine Bowl games. He averaged more than 20 points and 20 rebounds as a senior.
Played baseball and football at Camanche, was a catcher for Iowa State, then returned to Camanche and won 330 baseball games as coach, including the 1987 state title.
A state champion wrestler for Camanche, who placed second in the 1970 NCAA Championships at 134 pounds for the University of Iowa.
Started the football program and holds the school record for 74 wins. He also won 96 games as baseball coach and coached basketball. He then served as athletic director and principal. "He was an early pioneer in Camanche athletics who molded the athletics programs and affected a lot of students,
Won six state titles in track and still holds the 12th-fastest 400 hurdle time in the state. She was a two-time first-team all-stater in volleyball and a four-year starter at Texas A&M, where she twice was named All-Southwest Conference.
Won nine state titles as tennis coach, had two runner-up teams and was a four-time state coach of the year.
A all-state player in volleyball and basketball who won four state titles in track and was a 15-time NCAA Division III All-American at Simpson College.
An all-state volleyball player and two-time first-team all-state basketball who earned All-Big Ten honors in volleyball for the University of Iowa and played in the World University Games. She still owns six school records at Camanche, where she also played on state championship tennis teams.
Another pioneer who started the volleyball, basketball, track and softball programs. She won four state titles as a track coach, took a team to the volleyball state tournament and was an assistant on the 1986 state qualifying volleyball team.
A four-time state qualifier in wrestling who placed third in the state three times. He also was all-Eastern Iowa in football, was a three-year starter in baseball and was a four-time state qualifier in track. He competed in wrestling at Northern Iowa.
An all-state player and the school's record-holder in the high jump. He became a star an NCAA Division II Morningside, then took his basketball talents overseas where he was a nine-time all-Europe player.
At one time held 20 school records and still holds eight, including all the school pitching marks. He also scored 44 points in a basketball game.
A star basketball and tennis player who earned first-team all-state honors in volleyball and then was a unanimous All-Big Ten player in that sport at the University of Iowa, played professionally and was an Olympic alternate.
A standout player in football, basketball and baseball at Camanche. He was a two-sport all-conference player for Cornell College and currently is head football coach and athletic director at Wartburg College.
The inductees had to have been out of Camanche High for at least 10 years to be eligible.
The Hall of Fame class was selected by Athletic director Todd Borrison, boys basketball and volleyball coach Josh Davis, principal Chuck Wiebenga, booster club president Albert McManus, Gary Foster and several former coaches, including Vern Deters, John Harlson, LuAnn Borrison and Willard Larsen.