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Hall of Fame Night @ Chino Valley High School

23 September 2017  
All photos by MSP | Matt Santos Photography
Chino Valley drops a game to Fountain Hills, but inducts three athletes into their Hall of Fame.

It was a tough game on the field for the Chino Valley Cougar football team. Facing the Fountain Hills Falcons, the Cougars were soundly defeated with a score of 52-6. 

But the Cougar fans were also there to celebrate inductions to the Class of 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame. Pete Jelovic was the presenter.

CHINO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME: CLASS OF 2017

Jesse Clark

A three-sport athlete, Jesse Clark excelled on the soccer field.  The 1992 graduate was a key member of the school’s first two soccer state championship teams in 1990 and 1991.  The teams went undefeated when they won the AISL championships in consecutive years.  After high school, Jesse continued his soccer career at Yavapai College.

Jesse is the second father-son selection in the Chino Valley High School Hall of Fame.  Jesse’s father, Jim Clark, was selected in Chino Valley’s inaugural class in 2015.

Seth Larson 

Seth played four years as a starter for the varsity soccer team under the mentorship of Coach Jim Clark. His freshman year, Seth set the freshman scoring record and, in subsequent years, was selected to various all-region and all-state teams. His greatest attribute was his heart, always giving everything he had. The Heart of the Cougar award that he received as a junior is perhaps the one he holds most dear. While he was selected as a team captain and the state player of the year as a senior, he is most proud of his assists and of the collective achievements of the team. The pinnacle of their success was a state championship in 2000.

Donny Roskopf

The 1999 graduate left Chino Valley High School as one of the all-time greats during his basketball career.  Donny was voted as the 3A West Player of the Year during his senior season and was also an all-state selection during the 1998-99 season.  Donny left Chino Valley High School as the all-time points leader in school history and led the conference with a 93% free throw percentage.  After all-conference selections during his junior and senior season in basketball, Roskopf continued his playing career at Yavapai College.  Donny was also on the 1997 runner-up baseball team.

The Cougars found themselves stymied by the Fountain Hills powerful defense. Going into the locker room at the half, the score was 17-3. In the second half Fountain Hills racked up the touchdowns, putting five more TDs on the board, while Chino Valley added just 3 more points. 

Chino Valley now has a 3-2 record on the season.

Game photos by MSP | Matt Santos

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