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Hall of Fame inducts five tonight

Posted: Friday, Oct 14th, 2016

Nicholas Mattson/Paso Robles Press Paso Robles High School celebrates homecoming on Oct. 7 at War Memorial Stadium, and tonight will celebrate the induction of five athletic Hall of Famers during halftime of the Bearcats varsity football game.

PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles High School will induct five new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame tonight during the halftime of the Bearcats’ varsity football game at War Memorial Field.

The inductees will be Ashleigh Bertoni Craig, PRHS class of 2006, Derrick Jasper (2006), Scott Larson, Randy Roeder (1975), and Alan Gaylord (1957).

Craig played soccer, volleyball, and participated in track while at PRHS and served as captain for all three teams.

In soccer, she was a three-time all-league selection and two-time Defensive Player of the Year.

In track, she was a two-time league long jump champion, set the school record in 2004, was league champion in 400-meter run, and participated in the CIF Finals in long jump and the 400. In volleyball, she was all-league and two-time all-county. She earned a scholarship to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for volleyball and was Freshman of the Year.

Jasper played varsity basketball for PRHS for four years where he was four-time all-league, two-time PAC 5 MVP, two-time Tribune SLO County Player of the Year, two-time All-CIF first team honors, captain, and made a CIF semi-final appearance. He earned a basketball scholarship to the University of Kentucky where he was on the All-SEC Frosh Team, two-time Academic Honor Roll, and Captain. He transferred to UNLV where he was a two-time captain.

Larson was the PRHS Athletic Director from 1982 to 1996. He was the varsity basketball coach from 1977-2006 and then from 2007-2011 — the longest coaching tenure in PRHS history.

Larson’s teams had an overall record of 433-351. As head coach, his teams earned 10 league championships and two CIF semi-final appearances. The 1998 team was undefeated in the regular season. He coached none All-CIF players, eight SLO County MVPs, and 13 league MVPs, and earned the California Coaches Association California Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year in 2009.

Roeder played varsity football and baseball for three years. He was a two-time all-league selection in football and a part of the 1974 CIF champion team. In baseball, he was a two-time all-league selection and captain.

Roeder was the Cuesta College Athlete of the Year in 1977 where he was an all-conference punter and second team all-state baseball player. He played baseball for the University of Arizona where he started in the outfield for two years, was a member of the All-Academic Team, made an appearance in the College World Series, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Gaylord was a member of the track and cross country teams at PRHS. He finished third in the 1957 California State HS Championships in the mile at 4:24.00 and held the PRHS school record from 1957 to 1967.

He earned an athletic scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley where he was a 4-year letterman in track and cross country, cross country team captain, undefeated in track dual meets as a sophomore, AAWU (PAC -8) 3-mile conference champion, and set conference record in 1960 at 14:12.00. That record was later broken by Steve Prefontaine. He also competed in 10,000 meter race at 1998 World Masters Meet.

The Bearcats’ football game begins at 7 p.m., and the Hall of Fame induction takes place at halftime.

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