Sisters enter the Reynolds Hall of Fame
Softball sisters Debbie and Becky Hoddevik have always been close, so it's only fitting that the duo would be inducted into the Reynolds High School Hall of Fame on the same night.
"Our Reynolds High School experience is very special to both of us, and to be honored — it's hard to put words to," Debbie said. "It's incredibly special to share this with my sister."
Debbie, the oldest sister, earned letters across six different sports during her time with the Raiders. She was part of a soccer state championship her junior year, and helped the Raiders to a runner-up finish in softball as a senior — a special memory that she shares with Becky, who was a rookie pitcher on that team.
Becky played volleyball and softball at Reynolds where she would throw four perfect games, collect 30 shutouts and win a 21-inning marathon over the course of her prep softball career.
Becky went on to be the starter at Pacific Lutheran over her four college seasons, and was named the NAIA tournament Most Valuable Player after leading the Lutes to the small-college crown in 1992.
The sisters have always been each other's biggest fan, leaning on each other to make it through difficult moments and relishing the chance to celebrate big moments together.
"My sister is driven and dedicated," Debbie said. "Growing up you saw it in her school work, and when it came to softball she was busy mastering her craft, and it made the rest of our team want to play hard and get hits for her."
"My sister is a very positive encourager," Becky said. "We're not just sisters — we're friends."
Debbie spent a decade teaching at Reynolds Middle school and is now in her 14th year as a second-grade teacher at Good Shepherd School.
Becky has been an elementary teacher in the North Clackamas school district the past 22 years.
Others being honored included soccer coach Joe Balla, basketball player O.J. Gulley and the 1979-80 gymnastics team, which won the school's first state title.
Look for expanded coverage ahead in our Friday, Nov. 10, print edition.