2017 Induction Ceremony

The fifth class of the Clayton Valley Athletic Hall of Fame was inducted on May 19, 2017 at the Shadelands Auditorium in Walnut Creek. Even before the honorees were inducted into the HOF, Steve Woodruff of the 1972 Wrestling Team led the audience in the CVHS school song. Committee chairperson Herc Pardi said, “It was a great, spirited start of the program. The song lyrics are printed on the back of the program but many knew by heart”. Pardi was especially delighted that eight members of the 1960 CVHS baseball team were on hand for their induction, 57 years after their last game. Besides the athletes, coaches and teams that were inducted, the Community Leadership award went to Matt and Michele Hill who spent ten years developing and running the CVHS boys lacrosse program. The couple also spent more time away from the playing fields helping to raise money and promoting the lacrosse program. This years inductees include five outstanding teams that ranged from the 1960 league champion boys baseball team to the 1994 girls swimming and water polo teams.

This years inductees are:

Community Leaders

  • Matt and Michelle Hill


  • Dennis Bledsoe, 1965-2017


  • Douglas Balough, 1969, Wrestling
  • Heather Wallace Bock, 1996, Cross Country, Track
  • Mike Emry, Cross Country, Track
  • Lealand Rowland, 1987, Football, Tennis, Soccer
  • Ryan Salazar, 1999, Diving, Wrestling
  • Katie Beck Vegvary, 1995, Volleyball, Water Polo, Swimming, Track, Softball
  • Sharon York, 1980, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball


  • The 1960 Baseball Team
  • The 1972 Wrestling Team
  • The 1978 Softball Team
  • The 1994 Girls Swimming Team
  • The 1994 Girls Water Polo Team



Portions of the above story were taken from the Clayton Pioneer article written by Jay Bedecarre