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ASAA welcomes new Hall of Fame members

By Dave Goldman 7:48 AM July 31, 2014

The Alaska School Activities Association has added 11 new members to its Hall of Fame.

Three athletes, five coaches, an official and two administrators will be inducted in a ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel in Anchorage.


On the basketball court, Whitney Leman Schollenberg of Ninilchik led her team to four 2A state titles. At Chugiak, Steve Simmons was instrumental in his team’s three region soccer crowns. He now coaches at Oregon State. Archie Young was a three-time all-stater in basketball for Wrangell High School.


Throughout Anchorage and the state, Don Kassube officiated, coached or advised in just about anything that needed an overseer. From track and field to football, wrestling and basketball, Kassube was also a coach, teacher and meet director for the state track and field championships.


Dimond High School’s Donna Dooley took five volleyball teams to the state championship over five straight years, winning three times. Virgil Hooe also had great success coaching volleyball for West, Service and South Anchorage High School, where he won more than 400 matches and 11 state titles. Boyd “Dan” Leman was another 400-plus winner on the basketball court with Ninilchik, and actually enjoyed a 98-game winning streak at one point. Dave Reeves was the man with tennis success for Dimond, claiming 13 region titles before the state titles existed — that includes four perfect seasons. And Bruce Shearer won 10 state titles in football, track and field and girls’ basketball at Kenai, Chugiak and East.


Richard Barker was a band leader in Tok and Bethel and still teaches part-time in Washington. Pauline Souter  — in addition to her national renowned drill teams at Chugiak — also coached gymnastics, earning three top-three region finishes.


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