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Former Husky Chad Ward among WIAA Hall inductees
Chad Ward, Curt Corvin and Tammy Tibbles are among the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association's 2012 Hall of Fame inductees.
Chad Ward, a former University of Washington football lineman from River View High School of Kennewick, is among the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association's 2012 Hall of Fame inductees.
Ward was Pac-10 Lineman of the Year in 2000 and helped the Huskies beat Purdue in the 2000 Rose Bowl. He played professionally with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Cross-country and track champion Curt Corvin of Lakes and basketball star Tammy Tibbles from Creston are the other athletes in this year's class. Corvin was a state cross-country champion in 1981 and '82 and also won a track state title in the 3,200 meters his senior year. He went on to earn All-American honors at Washington.
Tibbles led Creston to state basketball titles in 1982 and '84, then enjoyed a successful career at Gonzaga.
Former coaches Gene Cerino and Linda Sheridan were also selected. Cerino started wrestling programs at Castle Rock and Auburn. Sheridan was a highly successful volleyball and basketball coach at Shadle Park in Spokane whose teams captured seven state titles.
Other inductees are Bruce Caldwell (fine arts), Ed Rhoades (official) and Steven McKenzie (contributor).
The induction ceremony will be May 9 at the Renton Pavilion Events Center.
• Seattle University's Talisa Rhea, a senior from Juneau, Alaska, has been invited to play on a U.S. all-star women's basketball team in China April 25-May 9 against junior national teams from China, Australia and New Zealand.
• Charles "Bobo" Brayton, Washington State's retired baseball coach, will be inducted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame on April 27 in Pullman.
• Washington State steeplechasers Caroline Austin (10:28.91) and Andrew Gonzales (8:55.81) ran lifetime bests at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Washington's Chelsea Orr had the third-fastest women's 1,500 (4:19.21).
• A portion of a street near the entrance to Cheney Stadium in Tacoma will be renamed Clay Huntington Way, after the longtime Northwest sports broadcaster who died last June at 89. A dedication is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Saturday before the Rainiers' game against Fresno.
From sports-information reports.