Kingsburg High names Hall of Fame inductees

Rafer L. Johnson of the U.S. in action in the shot put event of the Olympic decathlon competition in Rome September 5, 1960. He heaved the shot 51 feet 10 3/4 inches to score 976 points and lead the field in this event. 

The inaugural class for the Kingsburg High School Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted in a ceremony on Sunday, May 19 at the Kingsburg High School gym.

Brothers Rafer and Jimmy Johnson headline the class of the 10 inductees. The other inductees include Monte Clark, Stan Anderson, Robert Contreras, Todd Steele, Jake Woods, Melissa Price, Dan Jackson and Tyler Bray.  

Rafer Johnson, a Class of 1954 Kingsburg High grad, was an Olympic gold medalist. His brother Jimmy, who was a Class of 1957 graduate, is a NFL Hall of Famer, while Stan Anderson, was a Class of 1929 graduate and is also in the Fresno County Athletic Hall of fame.

Monte Clark, was an NFL player and coach and graduated from Kingsburg High School in 1955. Robert Contreras was a CIF State wrestling champion and a 1974 graduate, while Todd Steele graduated in 1982 and played in the NFL. Jake Woods played Major League Baseball and graduated from Kingsburg High in 1999.

Melissa Price was a NCAA pole vault champion and graduated from Kingsburg High in 1992. Dan Jackson is a CIF State wrestling champion and is a graduate of the 1997 class. Tyler Bray, who currently plays for the Chicago Bears, graduated from Kingsburg High in 2009.

As of press time, there is no confirmation on which inductees will attend the ceremony. 

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