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High School inducts five alumni into Hall of Fame 

The Paso Robles High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee has announced the induction of five former student-athletes into the Bearcat Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took take place during halftime at War Memorial Stadium on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 when the varsity Bearcat football beat the visiting Arroyo Grande Eagles 20-10. A reception for the newest Bearcat Athletic Hall of Fame inductees took place in the Flamson Middle School Multipurpose Room following the game.

The Paso Robles High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee honored five former student-athletes on Friday night with their induction into the Bearcat Athletic Hall of Fame: Frank “Butch” Padilla (a friend is shown accepting award on Padilla’s behalf), Steve Hahn, Ray Robins, Samantha Scott Wolff and Beni Fernandez are pictured left to right.  Photo by Meagan Friberg.

The Paso Robles High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee honored five former student-athletes on Friday night with their induction into the Bearcat Athletic Hall of Fame: Frank “Butch” Padilla (a friend is shown accepting award on Padilla’s behalf), Steve Hahn, Ray Robins, Samantha Scott Wolff and Beni Fernandez are pictured left to right.
Photo by Meagan Friberg.

New inductees to the Paso Robles High School Athletic Hall of Fame:

Beni Fernandez

Beni Fernandez

Beni Fernandez

Beni Fernandez, Class of 1989, was a three sport standout at PRHS. In football, he was a two-year varsity player and was named All Los Padres Athletic League (LPAL) in 1988. A three-year varsity athlete in basketball, he was named to the All LPAL team all three years, the LPAL Player of the Year and SLO County Player of the Year in 1989. In baseball, he was All LPAL in 1988 and 1989. He went on to play three sports –  football, basketball, and baseball – at Menlo College in Northern California. In baseball, he was named the team’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) and All West Region in 1993.

Samantha Scott Wolff

Samantha Scott Wolff

Samantha Scott Wolff

Samantha Scott Wolff, Class of 1992, was a four-year letter winner in both volleyball and softball at PRHS. In volleyball, she was All LPAL, All SLO County, and All CIF for three years and led the Bearcats to a CIF Championship in 1988 and a Runner Up finish in 1990 and 1991. In softball, she was named All LPAL, All SLO County, and All CIF for two years. The Bearcat softball team finished second in CIF her senior year. She received a volleyball scholarship from the University of Wisconsin.

Ray Robins

Ray Robins

Ray Robins

Ray Robins, Class of 1998, was a basketball standout for the Bearcats. He was the LPAL MVP and SLO County Player of the Year in 1997 and 1998 and received All CIF honors in 1998. He led the Bearcats to a 24-0 regular season in 1998 and was named team captain. He was also All LPAL in volleyball for two years. Ray received a basketball scholarship to Princeton University where he played in the NCAA Tournament and was named All Ivy League in 2003. He went on to play professional basketball in Iceland.

Frank “Butch” Padilla

Frank Padilla

Frank Padilla

Frank “Butch” Padilla, Class of 1956, played football and basketball for the Bearcats. He went on to play basketball at Monterey Peninsula College but it was as a coach and teacher where he stood out. He coached for 17 years at Redwood High School in Visalia where he had 126 consecutive cross country victories including the San Joaquin Valley Championship in 1978. He was inducted into the Redwood HS Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990 and was the Visalia School District Teacher of the Year in 1985 and 1989.

Steve Hahn

Steve Hahn

Steve Hahn

Steve Hahn, Class of 1980, was a standout on the golf course for the Bearcats. A four-year varsity golfer, he received All LPAL honors all four years and All CIF two years. He advanced to the Individual CIF Golf Finals in 1978, 1979, and 1980. He went on to play at Cuesta College where he was All Conference in 1981 and 1982. A golf scholarship to Cal State Stanislaus followed where he was All Conference in 1983 and 1984. He also led the Warriors to the 1984 NCAA Division Ill National Championship and was named to the Division Ill All American Team.

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