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Dr. Charles A. “Chuck” Kane

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Contributor Born in 1931 in Bozeman, Montana, Charles “Chuck” Kane grew up in Riverside, where he nurtured his love for and skill in basketball as a student and star player at Riverside Polytechnic High School. Following his graduation from Poly in 1949, Kane attended and played ball for Riverside Community College and Pepperdine University, where ...

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Sam D. Knight, Sr.

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Athlete,  Pre 1970 Sam D. Knight, Sr. was born in Pensacola, Florida on October 25, 1942. He was an All-City First Team Basketball Player in Cleveland, Ohio where he graduated from John Adams High School in 1961. After his graduation, Knight was recruited by Coach Jerry Tarkanian to play basketball for Riverside City College. During the ...

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Bruce Wilson

May 2, 2012 2 Comments ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete,  Pre 1970 Bruce Wilson was born on June 13, 1924. At the young age of 87, he is the oldest living athlete to be inducted into the Riverside sport Hall of Fame. Wilson grew up with his older brother Jim on Hoover Street in Riverside, and attended Palm Elementary School, Central Middle School and Poly ...

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Billy York

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Coach Billy York was born on September 11, 1950, and grew up in the small farming community of Cochranville, Pennsylvania. As a child, York was the smallest person in his class and spent most of his time reading and sitting out of sports. In the sixth grade, however, he took inspiration from a story he ...

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Sue Baross Nesbitt

May 2, 2012 1 Comment ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, post-1970 A native of Riverside, Nesbitt has been in the water practically since birth. She was a key member of the Riverside AQuettes from 1964 to 1972, and swam for Riverside Poly High School, winners of three league championships during her time there. She attended San Jose State in 1977, and graduated with ...

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Troy Percival

May 2, 2012 3 Comments ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, post-1970 Troy Percival grew up in the Inland Empire, after his father accepted a position with the City of Riverside Fire Department in 1965. As a child he tried about every activity from karate, to bike racing, basketball, wrestling, football, bowling and guitar. The one constant was always baseball. He attended Midland Elementary ...

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Sammy Knight Jr.

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Athlete, post-1970 Sammy Knight, Jr. was born on September 10, 1975, in Fontana, California. He attended West Riverside School and Mission Middle School. It was at Rubidoux High School where he first made his mark nationally as a prep All-American. He played linebacker and safety for John Robinson at USC. As a USC sophomore in 1994, ...

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