Saxons News · 2018 Saxon Athletic Hall of Fame

South Salem High School is pleased to announce the 2018 Saxon Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.  We are excited to see these former Saxons back on campus as we celebrate their contributions to South’s tradition of excellence.  Please join us at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on September 28th!  Congratulations to our 2018 inductees!


Saxon Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

September 28, 2018 in the South Salem High School Lower Commons.

Doors open at 3:45 PM.

Banquet Ticket Prices-$30 purchased by 9/21/18.

Ticket price also includes admission to 7:00 PM Home Coming Football Game against Bend HS .


2018 South Salem Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees





David lettered in Basketball and Tennis while at South Salem. David played for Hall of Fame basketball coach Dick Ballantyne his Senior year.

David attended Pacific Lutheran University, where he earned four Varsity Letters in diving, while competing for the PLU swimming/diving team.

David returned to Salem in 1974, and became a basketball official at the high school and college levels. Over 30 years as an official saw David officiate 3 State High School Championship games, and 12 College Championship games at different classifications. David was a member official of the West Coast Conference and the Big Sky Conference.






Chuck Chamberlain earned 8 Varsity Letters in football, basketball and baseball while at South Salem. During his Junior and Senior Years, Chuck was named 1st Team all-league in Baseball. During his Senior Year, Chuck was named 2nd Team all-league in Football, and 3rd Team all-league in Basketball.

Highlighting Chuck’s Senior year at South Salem, he was selected to play in the Oregon Shrine All-Star football game, and was named 3rd Team all-state in Baseball.

After graduation from the University of Oregon, Chuck returned to South Salem as a Teacher and Coach. He spent all 38 years as a Teacher at South Salem, heading the Social Studies Department for 21 years, and the International Baccalaureate Program for 23 years.

Chuck coached football for 13 years and basketball for 21 years while at South Salem. He was the Varsity Assistant Coach for the 1996 Boys State basketball championship team. Chuck just retired from South Salem this past year.





Kraig was a standout athlete in cross country, basketball and tennis while at South Salem. As the Saxon’s number one singles player for 3 years, he advanced deep into the district and state tournaments each year. His Senior year, Kraig narrowly lost in the state semi-final round to the eventual state champion. He was also the starting point guard on the 1982-83 Basketball team that finished 2nd at the state tournament.

Kraig won all-district honors in tennis his Sophomore-Senior years, and all-state tennis honors is Senior year. He also earned all-league honors his Senior year in basketball.

Kraig went on to play tennis at St Mary’s College in California, and was voted team MVP in 1984. He later coached some of the world’s best junior tennis players in Southern California, Florida and Madras India.






Evan lettered 4 years  in swimming at South Salem, earning Saxon swimmer of the year his sophomore through senior years. During his Saxon career, he set 6 individual records and was a member of 2 relay team record setters.

Evan won 8 district swimming titles in 4 years, and finished 7th or better 8 times while competing at the state championship swim meets. His best state finish was a 2nd place finish as a member of the 200 yard medley relay team his senior year. That same year, he led the Saxons to a 3rd place team finish at the state meet.

Evan was awarded National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association All-American honorable mention in the 200 yard Individual Medley his senior year. He went on to compete in swimming for 2 years at the University of Alabama.





Scott Bolkan was a four year starter in soccer while at South Salem. Scott was a first-team All-Oregon performer and district player of the year as a Senior, and was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American all-star game. As a Junior and Senior, he received NSCAA/Adidas All-American honors.

Scott was ranked the 8th best college soccer recruit after his years at South Salem, and went on to play soccer at Stanford University, starting all four years as a central defender. College Soccer News in 2004 named Scott to their list of 100 freshmen soccer players to keep an eye on.

In 2008, Scott was selected for the Major League Soccer player combine, and played professionally with the LA Galaxy, then was on loan to the Portland Timbers. After one year, Scott attended Columbia University studying neuroscience, obtaining his Masters in 2011 and his PhD in 2016.






Paul Goodwin spent 35 Years in the classroom at South Salem, and 38 Years as a soccer coach, of which 26 were spent at South Salem. The Saxon Girls soccer teams qualified for the State Playoffs every year of his tenure at South Salem. The Saxons broke Crescent Valley’s 75 match unbeaten streak in his 2nd season.

Coach Goodwin’s teams won 11 Valley League District Titles, including 7 in a row from 2005-2011. He was named District Coach of the Year 5 times, and State Coach of the Year in 2001. Coach Goodwin also distinguished himself as a local Club Soccer Coach for Girls and Boys, winning 3 State Titles in each Division.




Coach Paul Goodwin led the South Salem girls soccer team to a 15-5 record, finishing second in the Valley League, losing only to Corvallis. The Saxons continued their strong play in the state playoffs, winning four matches, before losing to Jesuit in the finals, 4-1.

The Saxons defeated Canby 3-0 in the first round of the playoffs. The second round saw South Salem defeat South Medford 1-0. The quarterfinal matchup against Westview was a nail biter won by the Saxons 1-0 in 2 Overtimes.

The semi-finals pitted the Saxons against a strong Central Catholic team, with South Salem prevailing 2-1. The final was versus perennial powerhouse Jesuit, and the Saxons lost 4-1.