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Jess Mortensen

Mar 21, 2013 4 Comments ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete,  Pre 1970 Jess Mortensen one of the great sports figures in the history of Southern California, Jess began his storied athletic career at Riverside Poly High School. Matriculating to the University of Southern California, he was a letterman in three sports: track (1928, 1929, 1930), football (1928, 1929) and basketball (1928, 1929, 1930). Jess was ...

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Gary McCord

Mar 20, 2013 2 Comments ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete,  Pre 1970 Gary McCord graduated from Ramona High School in 1966. While there, he was named All-CIF in golf in 1965 and 1966. Gary continued to play golf at both RCC and UCR. At UCR, he was part of the NCAA Division II Championship in 1970. He was named the 1970 NCAA Division II Player ...

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Tyree Washington

Mar 19, 2013 Comments Off on Tyree Washington Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, post-1970 Tyree Washington was a local track and field star who graduated from La Sierra High School in 1996. He was the California State High School 400 meter champion in 1994 and placed second in 1995 with a time of 46.34 (which he later lowered to a personal best time of 46.00). Tyree attended San ...

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Becky Miller-White

Mar 18, 2013 1 Comment ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, post-1970 Becky Miller-White was a talented and versatile multi-sport athlete for J.W. North High School from 1978-1982. At North, Becky was a star performer in volleyball, basketball, track and field and cross country for her four years. In volleyball, she was All-Ivy League three times and All-County First team in 1982. In basketball, Becky was ...

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Butch Johnson

Mar 17, 2013 Comments Off on Butch Johnson Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, post-1970 Butch Johnson was raised in Los Angeles, and played football for UC Riverside. In 1975 at UCR, Butch was named a Division II All-American and led the nation in receiving during the last year that the university had a football team. Butch was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1976 and played for them ...

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Dave Almquist

Mar 16, 2013 5 Comments ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Coach Dave Almquist is the recognized Riverside water polo coach who has led Poly High School and Riverside City College to numerous championships in three decades of coaching. David was also the assistant coach of the United States Men’s National team from 1984-1988, which included the 1988 silver medal winning team that competed in Seoul, South ...

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Nick Goldware

Mar 15, 2013 6 Comments ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Contributor Nick Goldware graduated in 1965 from Ramona High School where he was an outstanding football player. He continued to play football at Riverside City College and the University of California, Riverside. After graduation from UCR, Nick joined his father in their Riverside insurance agency. Nick never gave up his love for sports, specifically football, returning to ...

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