HALL OF FAME
KATIE HINCKLEY (ORGILL)
VOLLEYBALL, FASTPITCH, BASKETBALL
A 1998 graduate, Katie was a three-sport athlete and 12-time letterman in volleyball, basketball, and softball. In her senior year, she was named All-Big 9 in each sport, and All-State in volleyball. She is the daughter of Pete Orgill, the longtime Davis High School teacher and baseball coach that the Davis baseball field is named after. She was named the Davis High School female athlete of the year for 1997-98. Katie attended Central Washington University on a volleyball scholarship. She was a four-year starting outside hitter, four-year captain, and three-time MVP for the Wildcats. At CWU, Orgill was an All-League Great Northwest Athletic Conference selection as a senior, a Pacific West Conference All-Star in her junior year, and was a three-time All-Academic selection. After graduating from Central, Katie became a teacher and coach. She led West Valley High School’s volleyball teams to State Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2018, three third place finishes, and one seventh place finish, as well as eight regional titles and nine league titles. Katie was the WIAA 3A volleyball Coach of the Year in 2011 and the 4A volleyball Coach of the Year in 2018. She received the Jack Cleveland Coach of the Year award from the Yakima Valley Sports Commission in 2012. In 2013, she was inducted into the Central Washington University Athletic Hall of Fame.
JOE "THE BOSS" HIPP
BOXING, FOOTBALL, WRESTLING
A 1981 Graduate, Joe Hipp participated in football and wrestling for the Pirates. He also participated in club boxing in Yakima. A member of the Blackfeet Tribe, he became the first Native American to challenge for a world heavyweight boxing championship. As an amateur boxer, Joe compiled an incredible record of 119 wins and only nine losses. He began his professional career in 1987 and with his hard-hitting, banging style he won 43 of his 50 professional fights. Of those 43 wins, 29 of those were by knockout! His professional success and style earned him the nickname the ‘Boss’. In 1992 in a nationally televised bout, Joe faced Tommy Morrison in Reno, Nevada. In a slugfest that saw Morrison break his jaw and one of his hands, Hipp lost by a 9th-round TKO, resulting in broken cheekbones for Hipp. After recovering from his injuries, Hipp rebounded and went on a professional winning streak. After winning the NABF Heavyweight Title in 1994 he continued with 3 more high level victories that would land him a spot in the history books as the very first Native American to challenge for one of the four recognized heavyweight title belts. On August 19, 1995 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on the undercard of the infamous Mike Tyson v. Peter McNeeley fight, Hipp squared off against Bruce Seldon for the WBA Heavyweight championship. Seldon came away victorious in that fight but Joe had clearly established himself as one of the top heavyweight boxers in the world, the Pride of the Northwest and the Pride of Blackfeet tribe. Joe has been inducted to numerous Hall of Fames including being inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.
FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, BASEBALL
1980 Graduate, David Trimble earned is first recognition as a Sophomore when named to the honorable mention Big Nine All Conference basketball team. In his Junior year, Dave was named All Big Nine first team in football as a receiver and 2nd team in basketball. He also helped the Davis baseball team to a 3rd place finish at the WIAA State Championships. That same summer played on the American Legion Yakima Beetles baseball team that won the National Championship in 1979. His Senior Year, he was Football first team all-big 9 as a QB selected to play in the All-State Football game. He also was named to the Basketball first team all-big 9, took 3rd that year at state, and was also selected to play in the all state basketball game. Dave earned the trifecta when he was also being named to All Big Nine baseball team. With his football skills, Dave earned a football scholarship to the University of Washington Huskies. In the Spring of 1980 he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays. A multi sport standout, Dave decided to try baseball. He played only one year in the minors before returning to football and taking advantage of the University of Washington football scholarship. While at University of Washington, Dave Played in four consecutive bowl games as a receiver for the Huskies. The 1982 Rose Bowl, followed by Aloha Bowl, Orange Bowl and Independence Bowl in 1985. After college he had the opportunity to try out with the San Diego Chargers but a leg injury cut that dream short. COACH Trimble started coaching here at Davis in 1996 when his oldest son was a junior playing football and has been on the Davis Coaching staff ever since in both football and basketball. He has been lucky enough to coach all 3 sons here. When he isn’t working or coaching, he spends his time with his 6 kids 9 grand children and that keeps him busy. One important thing in lifer is to be nice to people and treat them with respect because you never know when you will be the one that needs to be picked up
LEAH WELTON (KRAUTTER)
BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, TRACK
A 2000 graduate, Leah was a three sport athlete competing in volleyball, basketball, and track. In basketball, she led the league in scoring as a senior, was named first-team all-conference, and earned a scholarship to play basketball at Seattle University. At SU, Leah led the team in three pointers made, three point percentage, and points per game. She received all-conference honors as a junior and a senior. After college, Krautter took up teaching and coaching. In her first head coaching job, she led the Bellevue Wolverines to first place King-Co Tournament wins in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 as well as four WIAA Washington State Championships finishes: 5th place in 2013, 3rd place in 2014, 5th place in 2015, and 1st place in 2016. In the 2016 state championship season, Bellevue finished with a record of 29-0 and was ranked 4th nationally. Krautter was named King-Co Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013, Star Times Washington State Coach of the Year in 2015, and Seattle Times Washington State Coach of the Year in 2016.
A 1981 graduate, Shag Williams was named Big 9 All Conference Honorable mention in basketball as a Sophomore in 1979. In named 1980 Big 9 All Conference 1st team, led team to Big 9 Championships, District Championships , Regional Championships and 3rd place in State under Head Coach Gene Rostvlod. In team 1981 Big 9 Champions & he was named Conference Player of the Year, leading the league as Big 9 Leading scorer averaging 23.1 points per game and leading rebounder averaging 13.1 per game. Shag is 7th All Time Davis leading scorer with 1,136 points in only 3 years & without a 3 point line!!!! In 1981 also named Washington State Basketball Most Valuable Player, Washington State 4A State 1st Team and McDonald's Honorable Mention All-American He accepted a full ride basketball scholarship to the University of Washington. Shag competed for the Huskies for 4 years. In 1984 the Huskies advanced to the NCAA 'Sweet 16' when Shag was a Junior. Following college he played in Professionally for 3 years the World Basketball League in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada for the Vancouver Knighthawks. The next two years team moved to Saskatachewan and became the Storm. He returned to Davis in 1988 and began his coaching career for the Pirates. 1988-89 Volunteer assistant to Gene Rostvold, 1989-94 Sophomore Coach under Scott Berry, 1994-97 Junior Varsity Coach under Larry Clark, 1997-98 Season Co-Head Coach, 1998-99 Solo Head Coach Regional Champs, 4A State 5th place, 1999-2000 Big 9 Champs 18-0, Big 9 Conference Coach of the Year, District Champs and 4A State 8th place, 2000-01 District Champs, 2003-04 Big 9 Champs 18-0 , District Champs, 4A State 8th place and Big 9 Conference Coach of the Year. 2004-05 District Champions, Retired 2005 Davis head coach for seven years finishing with a record 131-54
TRACK AND FIELD
A 2002 graduate, Esther Anderson was a standout Track and Field Athlete for the Davis Pirates Her Senior year she won the 200 meters at the WIAA State Championships Esther placed 5th in the 100 meters and was the State Champion in the 200 meter. She also ran first anchor on our 2002 State Championship 400 meter and 800 meter relay teams. Which notes an important shout out to Christina Rainy, Jennifer Rance and Marcie Ford who were member of those teams. The championship times for both of those 400 and 800-meter relay teams remain school records for Pirate Track. Esthers personal bests continue to rank near the top of girls track and field in the Yakima valley with a 11.85 100 meter time, a 26.6 200 meter time and a long jume of 19 feet and 3 inches. Putting all in perspective, as great as her State Championship achievements are, Esther states that her greatest achievement is being married for 15 years and her greatest accomplishments are her 7 children Jasentah, Asaiah, Khyng, Kenahdi, Heaven, Lincoln and Honesty. And my granddaughter Jaleigha.
FOOTBALL / TRACK
1960 Graduate - In football, led the Big Seven League in scoring as a junior. As a senior set a school record for touchdowns that held up for 50 years as he led the Pirates to 6-0 record in the Big Seven racking up 17 touchdowns — giving him 30 in two seasons. The two-time all-state halfback and senior class president set that record tally in just eight games. At Pacific Lutheran University, In the fall of 1964, he was a two-way all-Evergreen Conference pick and earned NAIA All-American honors at defensive back. Davis Track - placed third at state in the 440-yard dash as a junior. He ran 50.3 as a senior and reached nearly 22 feet in the long jump. At PLU was part of four school records in the sprints, hurdles and relays. His PLU school record long jump of 24 feet, 1½ still stands today!!!
MEREDITH CRANE (TRIBBLE)
CROSS COUNTRY / TRACK
2002 Graduate - A two-time state runner-up in cross country and a four-time state medalist in track. She attended and competed for Texas A&M and Seattle Pacific, qualifying for nationals in cross country at both. Finished 2nd in the GNAC cross country championships in 2005. After coaching locally at East Valley and Davis High Schools, Meredith jumped to the collegiate level as an assistant at Oregon State, Mississippi and then Alabama. In 2019, in just her third marathon, she qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials, winning her age group while placing ninth overall at the Indianapolis Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 42 minutes, 41 seconds.
1965 Graduate - Davis High School - 3 yr letterman in Tennis and Basketball. 2 yr letterman in Football. All conference & All state in Football & Basketball —Honor Society and Student Body President 1964-65. Member of 1965 WIAA State Championship Basketball Team. Washington State University - 1st team All PAC-8 and All-Coast basketball 1969. Drafted in 1969 by the NBA’s Detroit pistons and traded to the ABA’s Los Angeles Stars, before playing professionally in Belgium for one year.
1983 Graduate - As a Senior she was the WIAA State Champion in the 100 m dash and 2nd in the 200 meters; led team to both a Big Nine League Champion and a 6th place team award at the 1983 WIAA State Championships. Holds the Davis school records in both the 100 m and 200 m dashes at 11.8 and 24.51 seconds. Camerson accepted a Track and Field scholarship from University of Oregon
1968 Graduate - Davis HS - Football - All State Running Back / High School All American, Basketball - 3 year letterman / All Big Nine, Track - 3 year letterman / WIAA State. Stanford University - Football - 3 year letterman, Stanford Hall of Fame, played in 71 Rose Bowl and 72 Rose Bowl. Two time Academic All American at Stanford.
CROSS COUNTRY / TRACK
2009 Graduate - 4 time WIAA State qualifier in Cross Country - 7th as a Sophomore, 3rd as a Junior, and 2nd as a Senior. 2 time District 5 Champion. 2 time WIAA State Track qualifier - 6th as a Junior in 3200 m / 6th as a Senior in 3200 m and 3rd in 1600 m. School Record in 3200 m - 10:41. School Record in 1600 m 4:47. Yakima Valley Athlete of the Year 2009. Full ride scholarship for Cross Country to Oregon State University.
COACH - CROSS COUNTRY / TRACK
Retired Teacher / Coach - 30 years teaching in the Yakima School District - 2 years at Washington JR. High and 28 years at Davis High School—taught math, social studies, and bachelor living. Coaching Career at Davis High School - 27 years head X Country coach and 28 years track coach. 5 years as head coach & 23 years as assistant coach. Cross Country Teams - 2 district championships 75-76, 4 state teams (2 that placed), ‘75 2nd place, ‘76 3rd place, 7 individual district championships, and 5 Individual State Placers Highlight of coaching career - ’89 Davis graduate Jose Garcia came back to Davis High after a stellar running career at Occidental College in California. He took over the Davis High Distance Program.
COACH - TRACK / BASKETBALL
Retired Teacher / Coach - 4 years at Washington Middle School - Physical Education, 27 years at Davis High School - Physical Education and 22 years at Davis High School - Sub Teacher Coaching Career at Davis High School - 19 years girls head track coach, 14 years girls head basketball coach, and 6 years freshman girls basketball coach Coached multiple state placing athletes. Consistently fought for Davis women athletes’ equity in women’s’ sports. Reinstituted interscholastic sports competition at Davis for women athletes
1966 Graduate - State Champion both Junior and Senior years in the 100 and 220 yd dashs. As a Senior while running the 4th leg of the 4 by 200 yard relay, Willie sprinted his team from last to 2nd recording a 19.8 split time; that at that time was the fasted recorded in history for a high school student. To this day, Willie holds three school records at Davis in 100 meter at 10.5 sec, 200 meter at 21.2 seconds and long jump at 23 ft 9.5 inches. While at Davis High School, Willie won 55 of 57 races. Attended Oregon State University on a full track scholarship. Immediately broke OSU freshman records in the 100 and 220 yard dashes. Tied the world record in the 100 yr Dash at 9.1 seconds. NCAA Champion 220 yd dash. Pan Am Games - Gold medal in 4 x 100 meter relay, silver medal in 100 m dash. World Games in Europe was 200 meter Champion and 400 meter Relay Champion. American Record 4 by 100 yard relay. Injured in 1968 of all things a PE trampoline accident that prevented him from competing in the 1968 Olympics. In 1970, Willie worked hard to return to form and won Pac 8 Champion in 220 yd dash setting a Pac 8 record of 20.4 seconds. Tied Word Record 50 yd Dash and 100 yard dash. From lane 8, Willie won the 1970 NCAA 220 yard Dash In 1970 ranked the top 200/220 Runner in the World. Graduated from Oregon State in 1971. COACHING - Long Sprint Coach for Davis Track and Field and student guidance counselor at Davis High School. INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN LIFE - College Roommate – Dick Fosbury (of Fosbury Flop fame), Olympic Camp Roommate – Bob Beamon (1968 world record Olympic long jumper ), Longtime Friend – Tommy “the Jet” Smith (1968 200 meter Olympic Champion), Muhamad Ali, and my mother and father. “Winners Win, Losers Lose, Which one are you?”
COACH / OFFICIAL
Retired Teacher/ Coach - EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS 1971-1983 Taught Physical Education & Health at Washington Junior High School. 1983-2003 Taught Physical Education & Health at Davis High School. ATHLETIC & SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS: 1972-1988 Coached track & field, Volleyball, Basketball at Washington JR High. 1983-1989 Coached Freshman Volleyball for Davis High School. 1985-1990 Coached Special Olympic Basketball for Davis High School. VOLLEYBALL OFFICIATING HIGHLIGHTS - 1972-2014 Officiated High School – Division I Volleyball Officiated NCAA Playoffs 12 years, Big Sky Volleyball for 10 Championships, and at 5 State Volleyball Championships; Head Official for 18 years at the State 1A, 2B, 1B WIAA Championships. 2004 Inducted into the Washington Officials Association (WOA) Hall of Fame for her years of accomplished work as a volleyball official. 2009 Inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Hall of Fame for 40 years of service as a volleyball official. - “I am a Pirate for life."