Eight Fresno High athletes from the past will be inducted for their contributions to the great legacy of Fresno High sports at 7:00 PM on Wednesday October the 9th at Pardini’s Banquet Hall in Fresno. 

The inductees are:

Clark Bridgman (1959) Baseball & Basketball, including the great 1958 FHS baseball team. Outstanding outfielder on 1962 FCC State Championship baseball team and Multi-Sport athlete at Occidental University

Karen LeDee (1980) Basketball & Volleyball. Senior leader forward on the 23-2 1980 Girls Basketball team, that included FHS Wall of Champions Junior Tammy Thomason and Sophomore Janet Whitney.

Joel Cegielski (1957)  Outstanding 100 and 200 yard Warrior sprinter on the very strong and competitive 1956 and 1957 track and field teams of that era.

Lyman Ehrlich (1949) All City and All league Tackle on ‘47 and ‘48 Warrior Football team. All conference at FCC 2 seasons. Started at  End on 1951 UCLA football team and captain of the Fresno State 1954 team with all Conference and All Pacific Coast honors.

Chuck Smith (1958) Baseball & Basketball. Started at 2nd base in 1957 and on the great 1958 Warrior baseball team, that Cal-Hi sports has ranked  the # 1 High School baseball team in California history.

Ross Cariaga (1958) Football & Wrestling-  Lineman for 3 years on the  Oregon State Beavers football team including their 1962 Liberty Bowl winning team.

Bob Guzzo (1959)  Sensational All Northern California  running back on 1958 Fresno High Championship Warrior football team.

The FHS Alumni will also honor 2 Special Inductees for their significant support to Fresno High athletics:

Jack Fowler (1952) Has been chairman of the Fresno High Alumni Association for the past 20 years and has made significant contributions in support of the General Fresno High community and Fresno High sports,including co-chairing the FHS Wall of Champions committee and as a Chief Sponsor for the annual induction dinner.  

Jeanne Contel (26 years at FHS) Brought experience as a Softball Hall of Famer for the Fresno Rockets to Fresno High, first as Dean of Girls and then as Principal. Jeanne still continues her support of Warrior sports as a member of the FHS Wall of Champions selection committee and as a Chief Sponsor for the annual induction dinner.  

Videos about each of the inductees will be shown at the dinner before they are added to the permanent FHS Athletic Wall of Champions touch screen display at Fresno High. The videos give present and future FHS students the opportunity to see the stories about Fresno High’s greatest athletes, coaches and teams.

Event Schedule

Wednesday October 9th

No-Host Mixer              5:30 PM
Dinner Served              7:00 PM
Induction Ceremony   7:30 PM

Tickets are $65

Tickets will be on Will-Call at the event

For any other questions regarding tickets call Bob Reyes : 559-905-6527