Class of 2023

Lisa Ma’ake

2007 DVHS Track & Field

It didn’t take long for Lisa Ma’ake to stand out as Deer Valley High School’s top shot putter. As a ninth-grader she would finish 1st in the North Coast Section Tri-Valley Championships and would go on to qualify for the California State Track & Field Championship, her first of 4 consecutive trips to the CIF State Meet. Her top performance at State would see her finish in 8th place as a sophomore with a throw of 39’ 11 ½’.

Along the way to the CIF Championships she would become a three time 1st team All- BVAL winner in the shot and two time winner in the discus. In addition to her 1st place at the NCS Tri-Valley Championships she would also claim the title in the same meet the next 2 years in both the shot put and discus. At the North Coast Section Meet of Champions shot put final she would finish in the top 4 each year. Her 2nd place finish as a senior with a throw of 40’ 10 1/2” and a 4th place discus throw of 121’ ½” would earn her a trip to the top high school track and field meet in California in both events.

Beyond her individual achievements Lisa would be honored as the BVAL Field Event Athlete of the Year after her junior season. As a senior she would be recognized by the Contra Costa Times as one of the Top 50 Female Athletes in the East Bay.

After high school Lisa would enroll at Fresno State University where as a freshman she would set a personal best of 43’ 0” at the prestigious Brutus Hamilton Invitational held at the University of California, Berkeley. She would also have the opportunity to complete internationally finishing 3rd at the Ponce Segunda Classificatoria in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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Cassie Mann

2000 AHS Softball

The Antioch High School girls softball program has had a long list of talented pitchers with several inducted into the Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame. Cassie Mann joins that elite group because of her fabulous careers at Antioch High School and Dominican University.  In high school she was the BVAL Player of the Year in her junior season and team MVP as a senior.  She was first team All-League both years and was selected as the MVP of the prestigious Queen of the Mountain Tournament in Concord where she was 3-0 and didn’t allow an earned run. She was also included in the Contra Costa Times top 50 Athletes of the Year and was a NCS Scholar Athlete her junior year.   In her sophomore year, the Antioch High School team won the BVAL championship and lost in the North Coast Section semi-finals. In her junior season they lost the NCS championship game to Carondelet High School.  Leading up to that tournament game, Cassie won 14 straight games, eleven of which were shutouts.  She pitched 54 consecutive innings without opponents scoring a single run. 

After high school, she received a full scholarship to Dominican University of California in San Rafael and graduated Cum Laude in 2004 with a degree in International Business Management.  She played all four years in college and was team captain her last two seasons.  In her first two years, she was awarded the NAIA California Pacific Conference Most Valuable Pitcher.  In 2004 she pitched a perfect game and was chosen the Team’s MVP.

After college Cassie embarked on a career in law enforcement and is employed by the Kings County Sheriff’s Office as their Fiscal Manager.  She resides in Hanford with her husband and 11 year old son.

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Eddie Miller

2007 AHS Basketball

Following a 2-22 season in 2004-05, the Antioch Panthers stunned local basketball fans when they compiled a record of 43-13 over the next two seasons, including an impressive 23-7 in the formidable BVAL. A major contributor to that turnaround was point guard Eddie Miller.  As a junior, Miller averaged a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds per game.  The Panthers finished the season 21-7 with their first NCS playoff berth in many years. Miller’s accomplishments were recognized by being selected 1st Team All-League and 3rd Team All-Contra Costa Times. 

Miller’s impressive junior year was just a warmup of what was to follow.  As a senior, Miller led the Panthers to another NCS record of 22-6, finishing 14-2 in the BVAL.  That season marked the first victory over De La Salle in the program’s history. Miller led the league in scoring with a 15.6 average over the 16-game league schedule and was named the league MVP.  Again, the Contra Costa Times recognized Miller by placing him on the All-CC Times regional squad.  The Times also named Eddie to its top 50 male athletes list in both his junior and senior years.  Finally, Miller was named the Panther’s Senior Athlete of the Year in 2007 for his exploits in both basketball and track and field.

After graduation, Miller walked on to the basketball program at the University of California, Berkeley where he appeared in 15 games over two seasons. He then transferred to UC Davis on a scholarship for this final two years of eligibility. Over the next two seasons, Miller started 52 games as a point guard, scoring a total of 631 points. His senior year was highlighted by a 35 point outburst versus league opponent UC Riverside. 

Miller concluded his basketball career by playing professionally in Brazil for 1 year.

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Bob Olds

1957 AHS Golf

Bob Olds didn’t play golf in high school because his passion was baseball and the two sports were played at the same time of the school year.  His brother Jim introduced Bob to the game of golf in 1960 and that’s when Bob’s love affair with golf started and is still going strong over 60 years later.

In 1990, Bob became eligible to start playing senior golf and that’s when his career really took off.  In 1992, he became only the second Antioch golfer to qualify to play in the USGA Senior Open held in Bethlehem, PA.  He was a NCGA Senior Cup Member from 1994 through 2012 and again in 2014.  In1995 and 2004 he was the Low Amateur at the Northern California Open.

 Perhaps his most prestigious and hard earned honor came in 1996 when he was named the NCGA Senior Player of the Year.  Bob played in the USGA Senior Amateur Tournament in 1996, 1997 and in 2007 when he qualified for match play. In 1997, at the famous Wing Foot Golf Club in New York, he won the Senior Division Two Man Championship and followed that in 1998 by winning the California State Fair Senior Amateur Championship.

The new Millennium didn’t stop Bob’s winning ways.  In 2002 he won the San Francisco City Senior Championship and the Sacramento City Senior Championships in 2003 and 2004.  As proof of his longevity, in 2005, at age 65, he became the oldest winner of the California State Senior Championship. Bob’s last win came at the age of 76 when he won the 2016 Sacramento City Super Senior Championship.  He has multiple career holes-in-one with the last one coming at the age of 82.

Bob worked for US Steel for 30 years and retired at the age of 55.  He currently resides in Brentwood with his wife Sandy.

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Andy Sample

1988 AHS Track & Field

Andy Sample loved to run and his talent would become apparent early in his Antioch High School career. As a sophomore he won the varsity 400 meter title at the BVAL league meet, a feat he would repeat 2 more times as a junior and senior. At the North Coast Section Meet of Champions he qualified for the State Track & Field Championships twice, once in the 300 intermediate hurdles and once in the 400 meters. He was also named AHS track and field Co-MVP his senior season.

Andy had very successful high school career but for him the last year ended in disappointment. You see, his senior year was supposed to be his breakout track season. However, in a tournament basketball game at Liberty High School Andy broke his ankle and for the next 16 weeks was in a cast. Shortly before the league meet with the cast off and limited training he still was able to win his 3rd DVAL 400 meter title and go on to qualify for the State Meet but his goals remained unfulfilled.

That would change the following year when he enrolled at Diablo Valley College. Over the next 2 seasons at DVC Andy would break the school 400 meter record running 46.61, the fastest 400 meters ever run by any Antioch High School alumnus. He was also part of the record breaking 4×100 and 4×400 meter relay teams. All 3 records still stand today some 33 years later.

After DVC, Andy received a track scholarship to UC Berkeley. At CAL he competed for the Bears in the prestigious Penn and Texas relays and Pac-10 Championships among others. Injuries held him back, but he still was able to run anchor leg on the 4×400 meter relay team that beat UCLA for the first time in 25 years.

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AHS 1987 Boys Golf Team

Top row left to right: CIF Official, Coach Gambetta, Robert Heaton, Brian Vieira, Kevin Sullivan, CIF Official
Bottom row left to right: Scott Olds, Jeff Lyons, Sam Raines, not pictured is Dave McCoey.


Legendary Sports Legends Hall of Fame golf coach Joe Gambetta felt his 1987 team was well prepared and confident prior to teeing it up at the C.I.F. Northern California Golf Championship held at Butte Creek Country Club in Chico.  His team didn’t let him down as they would go on to claim the Northern California Golf Championship, completing the season with the highest finish of any sports team in Antioch High School history at that time  “No, I’m not surprised Gambetta said, these guys play a lot of junior golf and they love courses like this.  The course conditions were good with no wind and the greens were excellent”.

At the NorCal championship, AHS recorded a five-man team score of 396, seven shots better than Merced and Marin Catholic High School.  On the 6,897 yard, par 72 course, senior Scott Olds claimed the first medalist spot with 2 day total of 147 followed by Sam Raines who finished tied for second at 148 and Jeff Lyons who tied for sixth at 155. Making up the rest of the team were Rob Heaton, Brian Vieira, Kevin Sullivan and Dave McCoey all of which contributed to the record breaking season with key match wins along the way.

On the way to the NorCal championship, after completing a 16-1 dual match record and winning their own Antioch Invitational, the golfers would finish 2nd in the DVAL Championships before elevating their performance to win the North Coast Section title. At NCS the team was led by Scott Olds who finished the 2 day tournament in 3rd place shooting 151 followed by Jeff Lyons at 153 and Rob Heaton and Sam Raines who each shot 160.

Three of the team members have previously been inducted as individuals in the Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame, Scott Olds in 2014, Jeff Lyons in 2019 and Sam Raines in 2022.