BISD Athletic Hall of Honor Class of 2013 Inductees

The latest class selected for induction into the Boerne ISD Hall of Honor has been announced and includes Bill Ehman, Travis Stewart, and the 1990 Boerne High Boys Basketball Team.

The Class of 2013 was formally inducted into the Hall of Honor at a ceremony Oct. 18, 2013 at the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio. This is the fourth class selected for induction since the Hall of Honor was created in 2010 as a way to honor past athletic excellence in the district.

Stewart and Ehman were part of the 1958 Boerne High Boys Basketball Team that was in the first class inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2010.

The 1958 team was the first in BISD history to play at the state tournament and the first to medal after they captured bronze at the 1A state tourney.

Ehman and Stewart, both 1958 graduates of BHS, were an integral part of the squad, but the two were so accomplished while at Boerne that they were selected for individual induction.

Bill Ehman

Bill Ehman played football, basketball and ran track while at Boerne High School and was a standout in all three sports.

Ehman lettered three years in football and basketball and was an all district selection in both sports for three straight years.

Ehman capped his senior season by helping the Greyhound Basketball Team reach the 1958 state tournament where they earned bronze and Ehman, one of the captains that year, was named to the All Tournament 1A State Team. Ehman was also picked to play in the prestigious Texas High School Basketball Coaches All-Star game and was a 1A All-State selection his senior year.

According to the 1958 BHS yearbook, Ehman also helped the track team captured the District 103-B title and he joined with John Young, Cecil Noah and Richard Herms to win the regional championship in the mile relay and qualify for the state meet that spring.

Ehman went on to play college basketball at the University of Texas for three seasons. The Longhorns offered Ehman a choice to play either football or basketball and he chose basketball over football.

Travis Stewart

While there may be a debate as to who the best football player to ever come through Boerne has been, there’s no debate that Travis Stewart is the most decorated Greyhound football player in school history.

There have only been three first team all-state football players in BHS history and Stewart was the first when he was selected to the 1957 1A All State First Team his senior year by the Fort Worth Star Telegram and the Dallas Times Herald.

Stewart was co-captain of the football team in the fall of 1957 and when the season was over, he was selected as an Honorable Mention All American center, the first Greyhound to be recognized as an All American.

He played football all four years while at BHS and lettered three seasons and was all district two years straight. Stewart also ran track one season, along with being part of the bronze medal basketball team and he played one year of college football at Harding University in Searcy,  Arkansas.

The 1990 Boerne High School Boys Basketball Team members included front row (l-r): Chad Chase, Jose Escajeda, Chris Adamek, Shane Carpenter, Seth Russell and Jeff Wilson. Back row (l-r): Assistant Coach Gregg Ferguson, Robby Shivers, Greg Wright, Karl Doenges, David Shivers, Chris Vercher and head coach Stan Leech. Not pictured: Aaron King.1990 BHS Boys Basketball Team

While the 1958 Boerne High boys basketball team became the first in school history to reach the state tournament, the 1990 BHS boys team notched its place in BISD history by becoming the first to play for a state title and the first team to win silver at state.

Only five teams in Boerne history have advanced to the state basketball tournament and the 1990 team is the only one to win a state semifinal game and for that reason is considered the best Greyhound basketball team to ever suit up in Boerne.

The 1990 Greyhounds pulled off a huge upset at the state tournament that year by defeating No. 1 ranked Port Arthur Lincoln in the state semifinals in overtime, 59-55.

From there the Hounds played another Lincoln school, Dallas Lincoln, in the state finals and lost, 87-77, to earn silver. Not bad for a team that was only picked to finish fifth in their district before the season started and ended up second in district to Alamo Heights when the regular season was over.

After a first-round bye, the Hounds beat Austin McCallum, 69-61, then they defeated Calallen, 68-56, in the next round to set up a rematch with Alamo Heights in the regional finals. The Hounds won that game in a blowout, 72-50, to become only the second boys team at BHS in any sport to advance to state at that time.

Members of the 1990 team included Chad Chase, Jose Escajeda, Chris Adamek, Shane Carpenter, Seth Russell, Jeff Wilson, Aaron King, Robby Shivers, Greg Wright, Karl Doenges, David Shivers, Chris Vercher, along with assistant coach Greg Ferguson and head coach Stan Leech.

David Shivers was first team all state his junior and senior years and played at SMU for three seasons before finishing up his career at Concordia Lutheran.

Robby Shivers was third team all state in 1992 and played at Stephen F. Austin before finishing up his career at Concordia Lutheran with his brother.

Adamek served as Leech’s assistant and is now the head coach at Harlandale.

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