Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2022
FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – The Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame (FCAHOF) is pleased to announce the following individuals and teams who have been selected for inductance in 2022:
1955 Fresno Cardinals
1974-1976 Women’s Basketball at Hoover High School
The Class of 2022 will be officially inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame on Wednesday, September 21, at the hall’s brand new home inside the Save Mart Center.
“We are thrilled to welcome these athletes to the Fresno County Sports Hall of Fame,” said President Gena Strang-Behrens. “And we’re also looking forward to showing the Valley our new home, a project we’ve been working on for several years. The night of September 21 will be a win-win for everyone.
Marian Battles spent 35 years coaching high school volleyball. She coached in Kerman, Yosemite and Buchanan, and when she retired in 2012, she was the second-winningest coach in Central Section history.
Mac Foster will be inducted posthumously, as he died in 2010. Foster, a Washington Union High School graduate, was a professional boxer who won his first 24 fights by knockout. In 1970, he was ranked No. 1 heavyweight in the world.
Connie Gooch was an outstanding basketball player at Hoover High School. A member of the first two sectional championship teams in school history, she went on to play at UNLV, Fresno City and Fresno State as the first woman from Fresno to receive a full college scholarship to play. basketball.
Kathleen McCarthy still holds the women’s course record at the San Joaquin Country Club. A graduate of San Joaquin Memorial High School, she was a three-time first-team All-American at Stanford and has the distinction of being the first golfer to record consecutive eagles at a USGA event.
Ron Scott recently retired as head baseball coach at Fresno City College. The all-time winningest coach in California community college history, Scott led the Rams to 1,100 wins and a state championship in 34 years.
The 1955 Fresno Cardinals are one of the greatest minor league baseball teams of all time. With a 104-43 record, the Cardinals are the only team in California League history to win 100 games in a season.
The 1974–76 Hoover High School women’s basketball teams lost only a total of three games in three seasons en route to three consecutive sectional championships. These were the first sectional championships contested in women’s basketball, as 1974 was the first year the sport was sanctioned by the CIF.