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Middleton High School inducts second Hall of Fame Class, honors six Viking superstars

Hall of Fame inducteesThe second class of Middleton High School’s Hall of Fame inductees was recently honored during half-time of a varsity boys basketball game. 

 

“This round of inductees represents an outstanding group of men and women who stood out as “super stars” in our Viking world,”  MHS Principal Brian Rothe said. “They represent basketball, track and field, softball and football.” 

 

The new inductees are: 

Andy Jones is a legendary Girls Basketball coach in Idaho, winning five state championships in Middleton. Coach Jones took over the Middleton Girls Basketball program in 2002 where he led the team to nine District Championships and five State Championships. He has been named the District 3 Coach of the year seven times and the Idaho State Coach of the year five times. His team had a 72 game winning streak from 2010-2013. 

 

Donnae (Carrell) Holtry graduated in 2006, playing volleyball, basketball and softball. As a high school player, the softball team won the 2004 and 2005 State Championships; the volleyball team won the 2005 State Championships and she was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in 2004. She went on to play softball at the College of Idaho where she was recognized as the All-Team Utility Player of the Year in 2007 and participated with the team in the NAIA Softball National Championships in 2007 and 2008. 

 

Guy Weber graduated in 1983 after a storied career in football and track. In track, he qualified for state all four years, medaled in high jump, pole vault and shot put. For three years, he was named to the First Team All Conference three times and twice as All Conference Linebacker. The team also went to the state playoffs.  He competed in Track and Field at Weber State University. Middleton High School established the Guy Weber Award after Weber died while serving his LDS mission. 

 

Joe Ihli graduated in 1975 and played football and basketball all four years. He attended Sheldon Jackson Community College on a basketball scholarship before transferring to Eastern Oregon College where he played both football and basketball. He transferred to the College of Idaho. While in High School he was very active in student government, serving as Student Body President. He returned to Middleton Middle School  to teach PE/Health and Social Studies and coached in both MMS and MHS during his 28-year tenure in Middleton in several sports. 

 

Duane West won the state championships in cross country in 1985 and 1986 and held the MHS record for 3,200 meter race. He was a four-year varsity collegiate runner for Cross Country, Indoor track, and Outdoor track at Weber State University from 1989-1993 with  Multiple NCAA Big Sky top finishes and All-Conference recognition. He was a key runner in the NCAA  1991 national fourth-place Country team and was named an NCAA Academic All-American athlete. 

 

Mark Endicott spent 45 years in the Middleton School District: 12 years as a student athlete, graduating in 1974 and returned as a teacher and coach for 33 years, retiring in 2013. He was a three-year varsity letterman in football, basketball and track and participated on teams that won state championships in football and basketball. During his senior year he was named MVP in both football and basketball. As a coach in football, basketball and track, he helped win 11 championships and was selected as 3rd District Coach of the Year six times. 

 

Maya Ah-You-Dias was a standout basketball player, winning several Player of the Year and Player of the Game awards, played under the direction of Coach Andy Jones, and was on the team that had the longest national streak of 72 games. She also played volleyball and track before attending Eastern Oregon University where she played basketball. The team won multiple conference championships during her college career, earning Freshman of the Year, Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019 and CCC Female Athlete of the Year in 2018 and 2019. She was also made the First Team All-American twice and NAIA Player of the Year in 2019 after scoring 23.2 points per game (first in the nation). She also made the EOU Record Book in several categories and won the 2019 NAIA Leroy Walker Champion of Character national award, based on community service, academics and athletics. 

 

Carlos Trujillo started his running career at Middleton Heights Elementary where he ran the mile in 5:55 minutes. That record still stands today. He graduated from MHS in 2003 and during that time won several state championships and held high school records in the 3200 and 1600 races. He graduated from University of Oregon in 2008, where he was on the two-time Cross Country Division 1 National Champion team. He was also the 2008 Pac-10 10,000 meter Champion and named an All-American twice. His professional career includes multiple international and Olympic competitions. He represented Guatemala at the Rio Olympics Marathon in 2016; was a 2020 USA Olympics Marathon Trials Qualifier and is currently training to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics. 

 

About the Hall of the Fame: To maintain the integrity of the Hall of Fame, nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and moral character. All candidates will be judged on their significant and/or long-term contributions to athletic endeavors. Nominees must have graduated at a minimum of five years prior to the start of the 2022 school year.  In this case, it would be prior to 2017.  All student-athlete individuals should have been in good academic standing upon leaving MHS.  In the case of coaches and contributors, nominees should be at least five years removed from their time with the High School. 

 

The following link goes directly to a nomination form or you may scan in the QR code.. The public is welcome to nominate for one category or all categories. The nomination form is also at the District Office.

Link: https://forms.gle/nA8yNAsAqLNhJ4JGA

  

For more information please contact: Middleton High School Principal Brian Rothe

brothe@msd134.org

Office: 208-585-6657 or Cell Phone: 208-880-8099

Hall of Fame QR code