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January 2006: 3rd Annual Sports Hall of Fame Auction

Athletes honored along with Coach Ben Snowden

Current and former RHS athletes, coaches, and their families gathered to celebrate this years' inductees into the RHS Sports Hall of Fame.

2006 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Laura Ragee Smith, Class of 1994
Ragee was the first Roosevelt athlete to earn 12 letters. She competed in varsity basketball, soccer and tennis, lettering in all three sports for all of the four years she participated. She played collegiate basketball and tennis at Willamette and in 2003 was named as an assistant women's basketball coach at Seattle University.

Walt Milroy, Class of 1938
Milroy, 85, was a three-sport athlete for the Roughriders, playing football, basketball and baseball; but it was at baseball that he excelled. He was the '38 first-team All-City first baseman, batting in an era against future big-league pitchers Fred Hutchinson (Franklin), Mike Budnick (Queen Anne) and Earl Johnson (Ballard). He played baseball at the UW. He later became Ingraham's basketball coach and compiled a 278-159 record, winning the 1969 state championship. He was Seattle's winningest basketball coach until Snowden broke his record.

Bob Bean, Class of 1965
He was a two-time All-City selection in football and baseball, at running back and shortstop. He helped lead the Roughriders to a pair of city championships and the '64 mythical state title in football. He later played at Brigham Young University.

Ben Snowden, coach
The Mount Vernon native, 71, coached the Roughriders basketball team from 1967 to 1995, compiling a city-record of 337-265 and taking nine teams to the state tournament. He captured state championships in 1973 and 1982, and his '87 team finished second in the state. He also coached the Roosevelt boys' and girls' track and cross-country teams.

Mark Pattison, Class of 1980
Pattison, 44, played quarterback and wide receiver for the Roughriders, earning a First-team All-Metro selection his senior year, and a scholarship to the University of Washington, where he was a three-year letterman as a receiver. He was a seventh-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Raiders, and spent three seasons in the NFL, playing for the Los Angeles Rams, the Raiders and the New Orleans Saints. He is one of five Roosevelt players to make it to the NFL.

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