By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Jordan Osborn quarterbacked an Eatonville High School football team within one game of a state championship. Cade Thompson set school records in baseball that are still standing 10 years later. And Jennifer Baker helped lead Eatonville's girls soccer team to a perfect season that included a state title. For those and other accomplishments, Osborn, Thompson and Baker will be inducted this month into the Eatonville Athletic Hall of Fame. They'll be honored at halftime of Eatonville's home football game Sept. 16 against Clover Park and in a public reception at the school at 5:30 p.m., prior to the game. A 15- person committee of community members, including coaches, annually reviews candidates for the next "classGÇ¥ of hall inductees. For 2015-16, the panel settled on Osborn, a multi-sport athlete who graduated in 2004, Baker, a soccer standout who graduated in 2006, and Thompson, a baseball star who graduated the same year as Baker Thompson and Baker also became NCAA Division I athletes in college.
From 2001 to 2004, Osborn was a four-year letterman in basketball, a three=year letterman in baseball and a two-year letterman in football. In basketball, Osborn set the career scoring record for Eatonville with 1,453 points, helped the Cruisers reach the state tournament twice, and was an all-league choice as a junior and a senior. A prolific three-point shooter, he tied the state 1A tournament record of eight threes in a loss to East Valley From Eatonville, Osborn took his basketball skills to Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., where he played for four years. And later, he coached Creswell High School in Oregon to a 57-26 record and a league championship On the gridiron in his senior season, Eatonville reached the semifinals of the state tournament as the quarterback and team captain passed for 19 touchdowns and more than 2,000 yards. In baseball, he was a two-time all-league third baseman, never struck out in a league game, and also pitched, leading Eatonville in earned run average and victories two seasons in a row.
As a baseball player from 2003 to 2006, Thompson set school records for single-season runs batted in (23), career batting average (.401), and career RBIs (62). His teams qualified for three consecutive state tournaments, and he was an all-state choice in 2006 and an all-league choice multiple times. He went on to play at Northern Arizona Junior College as a first baseman for two years and for another two years at the University of Nebraska (NCAA Division I) as an infielder and outfielder.
Baker's achievements in soccer made her one of Eatonville's most decorated athletes in the school's history. She was an all-state choice twice, a Nisqually League Most Valuable Player once and an all-league performer each of her four seasons, scored 146 goals (third-highest in state history) in that four-year span, and, as a senior, capped her high school career by helping the Cruisers go undefeated and win the state championship. She also was selected as the Associated Press Girls 2A Player of the Year and was named an All-American by the coaches' association and Adidas. After Eatonville, Baker played for the University of Central Florida, an NCAA Division I school, and St. Martins University.