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YHS to induct 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class on Nov. 2

The Yuma High School Hall of Fame Committee will enshrine seven individual members and one team into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

The class of 2019 includes athletes Ross Consaul, Swimming (1972); Tracy Converse, Football, Wrestling and Golf (1975); Tanya Howe, Swimming (1985); and Tom Ramsey, Football and Basketball (1969); the 1960 state-champion girls tennis team; and friends of athletics Carl Greenwell, Swimming, Wrestling and Track; Dr. Paul Slosser (Team Doctor); Dr. Matthew Wong (Team Doctor); and the 1988-89 Touchdown Booster Club.

The group will be formally enshrined on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The enshrinement ceremony is held in the Yuma High School Cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. followed by the presentation of their Hall of Fame inductee plaques at the Palace Gym at 1 p.m.

The ceremony is the final portion of a three-day celebration for enshrinees, including a gathering at Lute’s Casino in downtown Yuma on Thursday, lunch on campus, a tailgate barbeque and reserved seating and recognition during the Nov. 1 Yuma High football game versus rival Kofa High School.

The 2019 class is the tenth inducted into Yuma High’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Beginning with the inaugural class in 2010, each member has been honored with a plaque in the east wing of the Palace Gym.

The Hall of Fame was organized to maintain the rich heritage and tradition of successful athletic programs at Yuma High School. It recognizes, preserves, and honors the athletes, coaches, and individuals who have made significant contributions to Yuma High athletic programs. Many individuals have been influential in the “Criminal Tradition” of excellence and have had exemplary accomplishments on the athletic programs. The Hall of Fame honors the contributions and accomplishments of those individuals who are worthy of recognition and have set examples for others to emulate. Nominees for the Hall of Fame must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and moral character. All candidates are judged on their significant and/or long-term contributions to athletic endeavors.

There are 126 individuals and eight teams enshrined in Yuma High’s Hall of Fame, including members of this year’s class.

Here is a full list of the 1960 girls tennis team: Coach: Polly Reed; Members: Carol Ay Fiser, Betty Granio McMorris, Jeannie Bragdon McKee, Judy Johnson Candee, Suzanne (Suzi) Brown Crawford, Bobby Kirkpatrick, Cheryl Chalmers Taylor, Mary LeCave, Martha Crow, Ina Leffler, Dorothy Daniels, Rosa Mesa, Diane Emmitt, and Drenda Neese.

Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org