BISD Athletic Hall of Honor Class of 2012 Inductees

The latest class to be inducted into the Boerne ISD Hall of Honor has been selected and includes John Canavan, Bill Bundy and the 1985 Boerne High School girls basketball team.

The class of 2012 was officially inducted into the hall of honor at a ceremony at the Boerne Community Center on Friday, Nov. 2. They were also honored the day before at the BHS football game against Canyon Lake. Boerne ISD Athletic Director Stan Leech said the 2012 class is very deserving. “They were all on the radar from Day 1,” he said. “It wasn’t if they got in, it was when.”

This is the third class selected by the BISD Hall of Honor committee for induction.

John Canavan

John Canavan was one of the most prolific scorers in BISD basketball history and is best remembered for scoring 67 points in a 32-minute highschool game against San Antonio Northside, now known as S.A. Marshall, during the 1955 season.

According to an article that appeared in the Feb. 10, 1955 issue of the Boerne Star, “John hit 26 fields goals and 15 free throws. He scored 37 in the first half, and 30 in the last, with 30 points coming in the second quarter.”

Canavan ended his senior year by averaging 30 points per game, nearly a point a minute. That’s pretty amazing considering he hardly played in the fourth quarter since the Hounds usually had such big leads and there was no 3-point shot at the time.

“We know he scored 67 points, but he was in the 50s several times and 40s weren’t uncommon for him,” Leech said. “When you talk about early Boerne sports you can almost call it the Canavan era and it all started with John.”

Canavan also played football, baseball and ran track to letter in four sports. He was all-district two years in football and all district for three years in basketball. Canavan, whose brothers Bill and Eugene are in the BISD Hall of Honor, is believed to be the first Greyhound to be named all-state in any sport. He also played in the 1955 North vs. South All-Star basketball game and was president of the junior class while at BHS.

Canavan was recruited by the University of Texas and played there for a short time before transferring to Trinity University where he finished out his college career. During one season at Trinity, Canavan led all Division II college basketball players around the country in rebounding with 13 boards per game.

Canavan has always been a big supporter of BHS basketball and still attends games. He was at the Boerne High boys playoff game against Somerset last February.

“What means a lot to me about John is he has stayed in a relationship with us all those years,” Leech said. “What I appreciate is during my 26 years here he has always stayed connected to Greyhound basketball.”

Bill Bundy

Getting inducted into a hall of honor is nothing new to Bill Bundy. Bundy was part of the 1958 Boerne High boys basketball squad that was the first team inducted into the BISD Hall of Honor in 2010.

Bundy was also inducted in the Texas High School Athletic Director’s Association Hall of Honor in 2007 for his work as the AD in Katy.

Bundy’s road to the BISD Hall of Honor began when he helped the 1958 boys basketball team win bronze at the state tournament as a freshman. The ’58 team is the first in BISD history to medal at a state event.

Bundy was also a standout athlete in several other sports for the Greyhounds and lettered in four different sports while in high school. He lettered three years in football from 1959 to 1961 and was co-captain and all-district his senior year.

Bundy was co-captain on the 1960 basketball team and even played baseball for one year in 1958. Bundy just missed out on a medal at the 1960 state track meet after he finished fourth in the discus.

“He was on all the good early teams at Boerne,” Leech said.

After he left Boerne, Bundy went on to West Texas State University where he accepted a football scholarship and played in the 1962 Sun Bowl where his team won. Bundy was also a member of the Dean’s Honor Roll at West Texas and was named Outstanding Senior Male Graduate at the school in May, 1965.

Bundy then began a coaching career and made stops as an assistant coach at Duncanville, Snyder, Andrews and Lubbock Coronado before becoming a head coach at Sonora, Alamo Heights, LaMarque, Baytown Sterling, Mayde Creek and Richland High.

In 1994, Bundy became assistant athletic director in Katy and was eventually named athletic director until his retirement in 2004.

1985 Girls Basketball Team

The 1985 Boerne High girls basketball team etched its way into the BISD Hall of Honor by becoming the first girls athletic team in BISD history to advance to a state tournament.

The Lady Greyhounds ended the 1984-85 season with a 26-6 mark and lost to Sweeney in the state semifinals at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

Included on the team were Staci Allen, Claudia Uecker, Karen Jones, Rhoda Hamilton, Suzanne Peters, Debbie Glassing, Jeanette Miller, Pasty Baxter, Kelley Carpenter and Stacy Ketchum. They were coached by Tommy Durst who was assisted by Johnny Moldenhauer, while Kadra Deike, Sara Hemmeter and Mary Hensley were managers.

After finishing district with a 10-0 record, the 1985 Lady Hounds opened the postseason with a 17-point win over Hondo and then won several closes playoff games before they were defeated at the state tournament.

In the Area round, BHS won 58-56 over Elgin, then beat Refugio 56-53 in the regional semis before knocking off Goliad in the regional finals, 41-39. They won those last three games by a total of seven points. “They had a good run and they did what great teams do, they won all the close ones late,” Leech said. “They’re only one of two girls basketball teams to make it to the state tournament in our history.”

One of the players, Staci Allen, was named all-state and is the first girls basketball player in BISD history to achieve that honor.

Also, Patsy Baxter, now known as Patricia Baxter-Johnson, was selected to the BISD Hall of Honor in 2010 for her golfing achievements. Baxter-Johnson was a four-time regional champ and a two-time state champ in golf. She was the first BISD female athlete to medal at state and is the first in BISD history to win consecutive state championships in any sport.

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