An evening for the inductees: Nevada Union High School honors Hall of Famers |

An evening for the inductees: Nevada Union High School honors Hall of Famers

Now standing 33 members strong, the Nevada Union High School Athletic Hall of Fame has been quite a hit with the honorees, their families, their fans and the school community at large.

But what struck Nevada Union Athletic Director Jeff Dellis, as he enjoyed an evening with the inductees last weekend, was how they were humbled by the honor.

“I think the word that comes to me first is humility,” Dellis said. “The humility of the recipients demonstrate upon hearing they’ve been inducted … and then the speeches they give are all about thanking the people who supported them.

“Guys like Rich Brooks, who’s in six or seven halls of fame, and Max Miller, too. They’re still humbled by being inducted (at Nevada Union). And I’m so humbled by their humility.”

The 2017 class of inductees included 18 new members: Armin Anderson, Patrick Birdsong, Randy Blankenship, Chris Bray, Wayne Brooks, Chris Cota, Shari Fisher, Kele Fitzhugh, Steve Gordon, David Heppe, Dennis Houlihan, Jacklyn Poteet, Durelle Schimek, Janet Soule, Brett Taylor, Kermit Young, Caseywood Corporation and SPD Market.

The 2016 class consisted of Rich Brooks, Rex Chappell, Steve Caulkins, Arthur “Butch” Ellis, Dick Hotchkiss, Randy Humphries, Tim Kays, Lou LeDuc, Max Miller, Gary Mitchell, William Penaluna, Bob Rush, Roger Snipe, Guy Warren and Hansen Brothers.

Dellis said the next round of nominations for Nevada Union’s 2018 Hall of Fame induction class will begin in late fall, likely November.

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