Nevada Hall of Fame inducation ceremony is Friday

Submitted by the Nevada Schools

The Nevada High School athletics Hall of Fame induction will be held this Friday, Dec. 18, during half-time of the varsity boys’ game. There are four inductees this year: Shawn Ellingson, Christine Rogers, Devon Myers and Ann Hoover. Here are brief biographies of each.

Shawn Ellingson, Class of 1985


Three varsity letters; Senior: 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Tribuneland, Honorable Mention All-State; led team in scoring and rushing junior and senior years; second in tackles senior year


Three varsity letters as pitcher, catcher, and infield; Senior: All-Conference, 2nd Team All-Tribuneland


Four varsity letters in hurdles and pole vaulting


Junior: district qualifier, Most Improved Cub Wrestler; Senior: 27-6 record, Nevada Invitational Champion, Heart of Iowa Conference Champion, Sectional Champion, District Champion, 5th place at state tournament

College wrestling career at Northeast Missouri State

Walk-on wrestler; two varsity letters; voted Most Spirited Wrestler; 1988-89 season earned most letter points, most match points, most major decisions, most falls, and most three point near falls

Shawn lives in Washington, Iowa with his high school sweetheart, Stephanie (Kellogg); they have two children, Samantha (21) and Michael (18). Shawn is a sergeant, SWAT team leader, and investigator with the Washington Police Department, where he has worked since 1990. He currently coaches middle school wrestling and assists with high school wrestling for the Washington Demons. He would like to thank his parents for bleacher time, his big brother Scott for giving him a goal, Coach Pappas for patience and bringing out his best, and all his coaches and Mrs. Sharon Morrical for doing what it took to allow a four-sport athlete to excel in the music program as well.

Christine Rogers, Class of 1989


Junior: All-Conference Honorable Mention, Heart of Iowa Conference; Senior: 1st Team All-Conference, Little Hawkeye Conference


Sophomore: led team with 362 points, played 22 varsity games; Junior: 499 season points and 92 rebounds to lead team, 1st Team All-Conference Heart of Iowa Conference (unanimous); Senior: led team to 20-0 regular season record, 24.8 points per game, 521 season points, 1st Team All-Conference Little Hawkeye Conference (unanimous); 1382 career points


Four letters; state qualifier in shuttle hurdle relay; finished 6th at state meet and set a school record at the time in the preliminaries at state

College basketball career at Central College

Earned a varsity spot on basketball team during preseason of her freshman year; NCAA Division III championship senior year; ranks in the top 10 in 19 categories of Central’s all-time records; Most Improved Player Award 1989-90; Team MVP 1990-91

Chris lives in New York, where her husband, George, is a deputy chief with the New York City Fire Department. Chris resigned from her teaching job to be at home with her four children, Kathlene (11), Elizabeth (9), Christine (7), and George (4). Chris would like to thank all her coaches for taking time to help her better her skills and for all the time they put in to make her who she is. She also thanks her family, who has always been by her side.

Devon Myers, Class of 2005

Cross Country

Four varsity letters; Nevada’s top runner junior and senior year; represented Cubs at state three times; 4th place conference finish senior year


Two varsity letters; ranked as high as 3rd in the state at point guard


Four varsity letters; captain junior and senior year; Cubs were conference champs all four years and qualified for state all four years; Junior: 1st Team All-Conference; Senior: 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-State

Devon attended Iowa State University, where he was a member of the soccer club’s competitive team. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Technology and lives in Cedar Rapids with his wife, Tracey, and his 13-month-old son, Frank. He is a warehouse supervisor for ESP International. He considers it an honor to have played for Nevada High School, and he would like to thank all his high school coaches and his family for their support and his parents for the sacrifices they made to allow him to have great opportunities.

Ann Hoover, Class of 2010


Four varsity letters; part of first Cub team to go to state (2008), where she had 36 digs, 12 kills, and 3 solo blocks in opening game; Senior: Ames Tribune MidIowa Volleyball Team


Four varsity letters; four-year starter; Sophomore and Senior: 2nd Team All-Conference; Junior: Honorable Mention All-Conference


Four varsity letters; Drake Relays qualifier four years; four-year state qualifier in four events each year; holds school records for 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles


Four varsity letters; four-year starter; 1st Team All-Conference four years; Sophomore and Junior: Honorable Mention All-State; Senior: 1st Team All-State; participated in three state soccer tournaments