Paso Robles to induct five into its Hall of Fame

sports@thetribunenews.comOctober 29, 2013 

Paso Robles High will induct five of its former athletes into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony in the Bearcats’ home football game Friday night against Arroyo Grande at Flamson Middle School’s War Memorial Stadium, the school announced.

The inductees are Ray Robins (class of 1998), Samantha Scott Woolf (1991), Beni Fernandez (1989), Steve Hahn (1980) and Frank Padilla (1956).

Robins is among the most accomplished boys basketball players in county history. The 6-foot-7 forward was named The Tribune County Player of the Year in 1997 and 1998, won two Los Padres League Most Valuable Player awards and led the Bearcats to a 23-0 regular season his senior year. He went on to play college basketball at Princeton, where he earned All-Ivy League honors and played in the NCAA Tournament.

Robins also was a two-time all-league volleyball player.

Woolf was a four-year letter winner in both volleyball and softball. She was a two-time league MVP in volleyball before going on to play at Wisconsin, and was a two-time All-CIF honoree in softball.

Fernandez was a football, basketball and baseball star at Paso Robles. He was The Tribune County Player of the Year in basketball in 1988 before going on to play football, basketball and baseball at Menlo College.

Hahn was a standout golfer at Paso Robles, earning all-league honors all four years during his varsity career. He earned All-CIF honors twice before going on to play with Cuesta College and Cal State Stanislaus, where he was an All-American and helped the Warriors win the NCAA Division III national championship in 1984.

Padilla played basketball and football for the Bearcats before going on to coach for 17 years at Redwood High. He was named Visalia Unified School District Teacher of the Year in 1985 and 1989.

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