E.M. “Speed” Castillo

E.M. “Speed” Castillo

Speed Castillo referee004A long-time educator whose two children graduated from AHS, Speed is the most recognized referee in Orange County sports history. Since 1959, he has officiated thousands of high school football and basketball games and was named the California Coaches Association’s Official of the Year for his contributions of time, service and dedication to the coaching profession and athletics. [Read more…]

Ross Johnson – Class of 1957

Though he spent the first three weeks of his life in Drake, North Dakota, where he was born while his mother was visiting her parents, Ross Johnson proved himself a true native son by devoting his life to serving California as a public servant.

Johnson was a long-time California State Legislator and the first person ever to serve as a party leader in both houses of the legislature. He most recently served as chairperson of the California Fair Political Practices Commission. [Read more…]

Ron Davini – Class of 1965

ahs65Ron Davini – AHS Class of 1965

While he was an all-around athlete, playing football, basketball, track and field and baseball, it was his outstanding performance as a catcher for the Colonists that led to Ron Davini’s life-long career in the world of baseball as a player, coach and a member of numerous professional organizations supporting America’s favorite pastime. [Read more…]

Bob Hasenjaeger

A loyal Colonist up until his passing on Jan. 27, 2010 at age 68, Bob was known as the “Voice of the Colonists” for his tireless behind-the-scenes work for numerous Anaheim coaches. He served as a dedicated volunteer for 28 years, announcing football, basketball and baseball games.

Born in Orange, Feb. 21, 1941, Bob attended Santa Ana High School and Santa Ana College. His worked for numerous years at the video coordinator for the Anaheim Angels baseball program.

Bob asked to be buried wearing his AHS baseball cap. His support of Anaheim High and its students was unwavering and his friendship was a benefit to all who knew him. His voice and presence at Colonist games will be sorely missed.

Larry Quille – Class of 1930

When Larry Quille graduated from Anaheim High in 1930, it’s unlikely that even with his talents as a writer could he have created the story about the amazing life he would live, a tale that included being captured as a Japanese prisoner of war to returning to his alma mater as a teacher with a distinguished 27-year career.

Larry was born on May 12, 1912 in Odessa, Missouri. It was truly Mother’s Day as the modern celebration of Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May began on May 12, 1912. His family would eventually turn their eyes west and move to California.
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