Hall of Fame – 2021 Inductees

Congratulations to our 2021 EHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees!

Mary Beth (Nelson) Fletcher – Athlete

  • 1986 EHS Graduate
  • Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Athlete
  • Girls’ Basketball all-time leading scorer (1,483 points)
  • Girls’ BB all-conference all 4 years
  • Girls’ BB All-State/All-American senior year
  • Basketball teams placed at state all 4 years
  • Track & Field – 5th at state (shot put)
  • Played basketball at Biola University (All-American)

Jim Forrest – Athlete

  • 1969 EHS Graduate
  • Football, Basketball
  • Team Captain: JR/SR Football, JR/SR Basketball
  • 1st Team All-State Football Senior Year
  • Received athletic college scholarship offers in both football and basketball
  • Played football AND basketball at Washington State University
  • Played professionally in the Canadian Football League 

Skip Molitor – Athlete

  • 1970 EHS Graduate
  • Football, Basketball, Baseball
  • Team Captain: Senior Year: Football, Basketball, & Baseball
  • Team Finishes: Conference Champions Baseball (Junior), Football (Senior); Basketball State top 16 (regionals) senior year.
  • Received athletic college scholarship offers in 3 sports
  • Played basketball AND golf at Gonzaga University 
  • Basketball Coach/Golf Coach/Athletic Director at Whitman College the last 26 years

Bill Betcher – Coach/Athletic Director

  • Years of Service at Ephrata High School:  Fall of 1984-2000 (16 years)
  • Head Football Coach 1985-1992 (Assistant Coach 1984)
    • 90-8 career win-loss record in 8 seasons
    • State appearances all 8 years
    • State Champions 1986 and 1987 (undefeated both years)
    • Other State Finishes:
      • 2nd in State: 1988, 1990
      • State Semifinals: 1989, 1991
      • State Quarterfinals: 1985, 1992
    • 63 consecutive conference wins
    • 7 conference championships in 8 years
  • EHS Athletic Director  1988 – 2000 (13 years)
    • Team State Championships:  11
    • Team State Top 8 Finishes:  58
    • Team League Championships:  52
    • Team District Championships:  38
    • Individual State Champions:  14
    • Academic Team State Championships:  12

Gary Archer – Coach/Athlete

  • Coach 
    • Ephrata School District Athletics: Fall of 1971-2002 (31 years)
    • EHS Assistant Basketball and Assistant Baseball Coach
    • Ephrata Junior High 8th/9th grade coach 
    • Washington State Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2020
    • Only 1 losing season in 28 years as an assistant basketball coach
    • Part of 8 State championships in baseball and basketball
    • Official Artist of the current Ephrata School District ‘Tiger’ and ‘E’ logos, as well as many signs, uniforms, shirts, etc. in the district.
  • Athlete
    • 1965 EHS Graduate
    • Basketball, Baseball
    • Team Captain: Baseball and in college
    • Played college baseball at Eastern Oregon University & Spokane Falls 

1973 Girls’ Track & Field Team

  • WIAA State ‘A’ Champions (undefeated)
  • 1st ever team to win a state title at EHS
  • 12 members qualified for state
  • Won 5 of the possible 15 individual state championships 
  • Set 2 state records
  • Scored 88 points at the state meet (Selah was 2nd place with 42 points)
  • District 6 Champions
  • 3 EHS individual school records from members of the team still stand
  • 15 members on the team:
    • 15 members on the team:
      • Deb (Agranoff) McDonnell (deceased), LuAnn Heer-Weisgerber, Pam (Hoyt) Hungenberg, Marsha (Kinney) Lance, Cathy Livingston (deceased), Dianne (Livingston) Collins, Debra (Lund) Stone, Lisa (Lybecker) Stagaman, Dody McAlpine, Cheri (Moore) Pickering, Debbie (Ross) Fairclough, Susan (Schuh) Taxter, Donna (Swem) Kammer, Jody (Thomas) Treffry, Laurie (Womack) Ruth
  • Head Coach: George Smethers (1st year head coach – after the death of Ray Cross)

Dave Middleton – Honorary Inductee 

  • KULE Radio Sports Broadcaster
  • Voice of the Tigers, 1980-2005
  • Volunteered to announce – was not compensated
  • Announced at both home and away football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball contests
  • Community loved it …. And misses hearing games on the radio!
  • Cal Ripken field is named after him: Dave Middleton Field
  • Passed away in 2006

*The 2021 HOF induction ceremony has been moved to the fall of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Date TBD.