The graduating class of student/athletes of 2019 from Healdsburg High School will be remembered for their many accomplishments, both on the field an in the classroom.
The athletes selected in this issue were among the shining stars of their class and all had one thing in common – they represented their school and teams with tremendous talent, dedication and sportsmanship.
Although there were too many seniors to list, we congratulate the athletes for their accomplishments and pay tribute to a few with words and pictures. The following is the second of a two-part series.
(1) Talent – Trey Chapman enjoyed one of the best hoops careers in Healdsburg High School history, achieving both individual and league honors. A 6 foot, 10 inch force in the paint, Chapman was the best player on back-to-back league championship teams, averaging over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. His standout efforts won him a pair of MVP awards. Photo Michael Lucid
(2) Determination – Dante Godinez will be remembered not just for talent, but hard work and determination in a stellar, four-year cross country and track career. On the cross country trails, Godinez led his team in each of his four standout seasons. On the track he was a league champion and among the top middle distance runners and milers in the Redwood Empire, making multiple trips to the North Coast Section Meet of Champions. Photo Michael Lucid
(3) Strength – Ethan Williams rose to become a leader and seasoned veteran in four standout seasons on the HHS wrestling team, logging frequent wins on both the league and tournament circuit. Along the way, Williams captured a league championship, earning multiple trips to the North Coast Section meet. Photo Michael Lucid
(4) Consistency – Wilson Kiff enjoyed a stellar, multi-year run on the HHS golf team, emerging as the top player on the squad. Kiff saved his best for his senior campaign, when he earned North Bay League Redwood Division MVP honors in leading the Greyhounds to a coveted league championship. Photo provided
(5) Footwork – James Valencia was talent personified in an outstanding multi-year soccer career for the Hounds, establishing himself as a team captain and dangerous offensive threat. Along the way Valencia was a leader in scoring and assists, helping the Hounds to league contention and yearly trips to the North Coast Section playoff tournament. Photo Michael Lucid
(6) Tenacity – Marco Montanez was a formidable athlete in three superb seasons on the HHS wrestling mat, using talent and strength to vanquish opponents. A league champion, Montanez was an NCS qualifier each year and won multiple tournament titles along the way. Photo Michael Lucid
(7) Longevity – Eric Guzman was a mainstay in multiple varsity seasons for the Greyhound’s soccer team, rising to become a driving force as a team captain. Guzman was a frequent scorer and assist man each year, another big factor in helping the Hounds reach the postseason. Photo Michael Lucid
(8) Effort – Jeremy Felix made his mark as a strong contributor on outstanding cross country and track teams during a distinguished four-year run at Healdsburg. A scoring member on several cross country teams, his best moments came on the track, where he excelled as a key member of league champion relay teams. Photo Michael Lucid