Aptos High School Alumni GO MARINERS!
On Saturday, April 29, Aptos High School celebrated it's 13th Sports Hall of Fame Dinner at the Seascape Golf Course. The new inductees were feted at a sold-out event emceed by legendary Aptos announcer Jim LaTorre.
This year's inductees were:
- Judi Oyama - 1977
- Tracy Mitchell -1980
- Kelly Stratton - 1990
- Bobby Powers - 2000
- Casey Nevitt - 2003
- Bryan Van Meter - 2004
- KC Fox - 2005
- Mike Schiro Boys Tennis Coach
- Steve Bunner - Honorary (1980)
Principal Peggy Pughe gave the Keynote Address. The inductees' speeches were heartwarming, inspirational, and grateful.
There were too-many-to-count alumni and community members in attendance, but some of the special guests included past coaches Frank Lynch, Jamie Townsend, Norm Hagen, and Bill Garrison, and community members Paul & Robert Bailey, Dennis Carney, Danny Braga, Jan Furman, Rick Kepler, Jake Ferreira, and Noel Smith. There were many current head coaches present too, including Jason Biancardi (baseball), Ashley Tennant (girls volleyball), and Zach Hewett (track & field), and several AHS student-athletes, including SCCAL Girls Volleyball MVP Elise Coash and SCCAL Girls Soccer MVP Monserat Hernandez.