PREP SPORTS: Inaugural class set for Nevada Union Hall of Fame |

PREP SPORTS: Inaugural class set for Nevada Union Hall of Fame

After many months of deliberation, the Nevada Union High School Hall of Fame inaugural class is set.

“I think there’s been a number of people that felt, for a high school as rich in history as Nevada Union, it’s been a long time coming,” said Nevada Union athletic director Jeff Dellis. “It’s the right thing to do. We need to acknowledge the contributions these people have made to our culture and history.”

The first group of Hall of Famers are all from the early years of Nevada Union sports and include Guy Warren (1953), Bob Rush (1953), Louis LeDuc (1955), Max Miller (1958), Dick Hotchkiss (1958), Rex “Butch” Chappell (1959), Rich Brooks (1959), Steve Caulkin (1965), William Penaluna (1966), Randy Humphries (1966), Butch Ellis (1967), Gary Mitchell (1971), Tim Kays (coach), Roger Snipe (coach), and Hansen Bros. (community).

The inductees were nominated by the community and decided upon by a committee comprised of people who either attended, coached or taught at Nevada Union or have been longtime observers of the athletic program, said Dellis.

Dellis acknowledged that there are no women in the inaugural class, but that is due to the fact there was a lack of any organized girls sports on record and no women were nominated by the community.

“We have every intention of inducting women in the future,” said Dellis.

The induction ceremony for the first ever class of Nevada Union High School Hall of Famers will be held April 2 at the Nevada City Elks Lodge.

To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, call 530-477-4232 or email

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