Fortuna High School holds athletic auction, Hall of Fame dinner

Fortuna High School recently held an athletic auction and Hall of Fame dinner at the River Lodge in Fortuna on Feb. 22. The dinner/auction tickets were $50 per person. Over 300 people were in attendance and purchased items in both a silent and live auction format.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 included three male athletes and a coach. The inductees were Don Boyd (Class of 1980), George Ibarreta (Class of 1952), Greg Lorenzetti (Class of 1980) and Coach Richard "Dick" Cahill. All four inductees were in attendance with their friends, family, classmates and coaches.

Don Boyd was a three-sport star and was introduced by his classmates Phil Doyle and Leonard Whitchurch. George Ibarreta excelled at basketball and was introduced by Dick Dorris and his coach, George Crandall. Greg Lorenzetti was a football, basketball and baseball star and was introduced by his classmate and long-time friend Jeff Harris. Coach Richard "Dick" Cahill was the FHS football coach for over 20 years and was introduced by former player and fellow coach Dan Phillips.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was the third class of inductees.

Here is a list of previous inductees:

Class of 2011

-- Coach Bob Damon

-- Mike Katri

-- Judy Griffith

-- Karen Logan

-- Frank Friedenbach

Class of 2012

--Coach Bob Orr

-- Coach Yvonne Rocha

-- Ken Dunaway

-- Paul Zeigler

The Fortuna Union High School District and Fortuna High School would like to express our congratulations to the inductees, past and present and our humble appreciation for the generous businesses and people who participate in the auction. This year's auction raised over $40,000 for our sports programs and athletic funds!! This successful and fun event was masterfully planned and orchestrated by FHS Teacher and Track Coach Rod Kausen. Kathy Hall deserves many thanks for her countless hours of devotion to the dinner and auction. The professionally prepared dinner was served by a group of well-trained student-athletes chosen from each of the sports. There were many school employees, coaches, students, community members and parents that helped make this night a huge success.