Five former athletes to be inducted into 2021 EHS Hall of Fame

Five former athletes to be inducted into 2021 EHS Hall of Fame

Five former athletes to be inducted into 2021 EHS Hall of Fame

Editor's note: This article is running with the proper photo for Gary Carew after the Dispatch received the wrong photo initially. 

Each year the Eatonville High School Athletic Hall of Fame inducts its new members during halftime of a football game. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule for the upcoming ceremony is modified. It will take place at halftime of Saturday's football game. Friends and family of the inductees are invited to meet and greet the inductees between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Eatonville High School Commons before the football game, which starts at 1 p.m. People planning to attend are requested to bring a mask to comply with the state mask mandate for schools.

Below is the Hall of Fame class of Hall of Fame class of 2021:

Courtney Fairhart — 2011 volleyball, basketball and track

Fairhart was a multi-sport athlete who competed for Eatonville from 2007-11. In volleyball she was a three-year letter winner and a captain during her junior and senior seasons. She was also voted most inspirational both seasons and was selected as the team MVP after her junior season. She was selected to the Nisqually (Class A) All-League First Team in her junior season and to the First Team All-South Puget Sound League Team (Class AA) after her senior season. She was named a League Scholar Athlete in 2008, 2009 and 2010. She was twice named Athlete of the Month by the Tacoma Athletic Commission. She was chosen to play in the coaches association East-West All Star game in 2011.

In basketball, Fairhart played on teams that won district championships and competed in the state tournament in 2009, 2010 and 2011. She lettered all three seasons and won all league honorable mention in 2010. That same year she was voted most inspirational by her team.

Fairhart also had a notable career in track and field. The school record holder in discus and javelin, she won district championships in the javelin 2009-11 and the discus in 2011. She holds the AA district record for the javelin. She placed five times at the state track meet — second in javelin and fifth in discus in 2009; second in javelin in 2010; third in javelin and second in discus in 2011. A league scholar-athlete in track, Fairhart set Puyallup Sparks Stadium's record for the javelin in 2011. She was twice chosen by the Tacoma Athletic Commission as athlete of the month for track. She was twice voted most inspirational and three times voted MVP for Eatonville track. She was ASB vice president her senior year, graduated with a 3.7 GPA and won the Senior Honor Cup. She was chosen by the Tacoma Athletic Commission as the athlete of the year (all-classifications) in 2011.

She continued her athletic career at Whitworth University in Spokane. She was a four-year letter winner for Whitworth track and field. She was conference champion in the discus in 2014-16. She was named a Division III All-American in the discus in 2014 after placing eighth in nationals and again in 2015 after finishing seventh at nationals. She held the Whitworth school record in the discus from 2015-19. She was named the Whitworth Athletic Department Most Inspirational Athlete in 2016.

Fairhart went on to earn a masters in sport and athletic administration from Gonzaga University. She currently lives in Spokane.

Gary Carew – 1957 basketball and tennis

Carew played basketball and tennis in the mid-1950s. He was the leading scorer on the Cruiser basketball team in 1956 and the second leading scorer on the 1957 team. The 1956 team was eliminated in districts and the 1957 team was one game short of making the state tournament despite going 14-4 in the regular season and winning the West Central League championship.

In tennis, Eatonville won the league championship in 1955-57. Carew played doubles in 1955 and was the No. 1-singles player in both his junior and senior years. The 1957 team went 9-1, splitting matches with Puyallup, and the boys defeated Lincoln of Tacoma twice.

Following graduation, Carew continued his tennis career. He played No. 3 singles for the University of Washington freshman tennis team. In 1960, he transferred to University of Puget Sound, where he was the No. 1-singles player. The following year. he transferred to the University of Hawaii where he was the No. 1-singles player for one year. He then returned UPS and was the No. 1-singles player. In 1962, UPS won the Evergreen Conference championship, and Carew won the singles championship. Following two years in the Army, Carew entered the Pacific Northwest championships in 1965. He lost in a close match against the No. 1 seed, the Oregon state champion. He continued playing doubles and won several tournaments in the following years.

He currently lives in Greenbank on Whidbey Island with Diana, his wife of 51 years.

Jake Dorn — 2000 football, basketball and track

An all-around athlete, Jake Dorn was a three-year letterman in football and basketball and a two-year letterman in track. He was voted captain and most inspirational teammate in his junior and senior years in both football and basketball. In football, Dorn was voted to the first team all-league team as a tight end in 1998 and as a senior in 1999. He was voted to the second team all-league team as a middle linebacker in 1998 before being chosen as the all-league defensive MVP in 1999. As a junior, he made the second team all-area (all classification) team as a tight end and also made the all-state team at the same position. During his senior season, he was named to the all-state first team as a middle linebacker. He was chosen to play in the all-state all-star football game in 2000. In basketball, Dorn was an honorable mention all-league player in 1998-2000. He was voted most inspirational and team captain as a junior and a senior. In track, he participated in the state track meet in 1999. He was on the honor roll all four years of high school and coached and officiated youth sports all four years.

Following graduation, he played on the Central Washington University football team, which went undefeated in 11 regular season games and was later inducted into the CWU Sports Hall of Fame.

Jake Dorn currently resides in Graham with his wife, Holly, and sons, Jaxson, Jayce and Jayden. He is an assistant principal at Graham-Kapowsin High School and is active in coaching youth sports.

Jeb Dorn — 1998 football and basketball

Jeb Dorn played football and basketball for Eatonville during the late 1990s. He was a four-year letterman in each sport, playing in the AA Pierce County League and the A Nisqually League. In football, he was chosen to the second team of the all-league team as a linebacker during his sophomore season. In his junior and senior seasons, he was chosen for the all-league first team at both the tight end and linebacker positions. He was a captain and team most inspirational player and captain in both 1996 and 1997 and was selected by the team as the defensive MVP during those seasons. He garnered recognition following his senior season. He was the offensive MVP of the Nisqually County League; named to the all-area (all classification) second team as a linebacker; named to the A all-state team as a linebacker; and participated in the state all-star game, where he was named the defensive MVP. Student Sports and Champion Magazine listed him as one of the top five tight ends in Washington, and the Seattle Times listed him as a white-chip prospect. He was also recognized by the Tacoma Athletic Commission and the Football Hall of Fame as a scholar athlete.

In basketball, Jeb Dorn was a three-year starter and leading scorer and rebounder during that period. He won all-league honorable mention in 1996 and 1997 and was named to the Nisqually All-League second team in 1998. He played two years of Select BCI basketball as part of the Pierce County League All-Star Team in 1996-97.

Following high school, Jeb Dorn played linebacker for the University of Idaho football team, which won The Big Sky League championship and the Humanitarian Bowl in 1998. In 2001, he transferred and started at tight end for the Central Washington Wildcats, 2001-02. The 2002 team went 11-0 during the regular season and was inducted into the Central Washington Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

He currently teaches at the juvenile detention center in Shelton. He resides in Shelton with his wife, Whitney, and sons, Brooks and Wiley.

John Cunningham — 1979 football, basketball and baseball

John Cunningham was a multi-sport athlete of the late 1970s. He was a wide receiver and safety for the first Eatonville team to make the state football playoffs, when the Cruisers reached the state semifinals in 1978. He was chosen to the all-league first team and the all-state team that season as a receiver and  safety. He had previously been picked to the all-league team at the same positions and was also co-league MVP as a senior. He also excelled as a basketball player. A three-year starter for the Cruisers, Cunningham was selected to the all-league team as a senior.

Following graduation, he enrolled at the University of Puget Sound, where he played receiver for four years.

Cunningham currently lives in Beaumont, California, with his wife, Suzanne, and his daughter, Megan, and son, J.J. He is employed as a sales representative for multiple sports companies in southern California and coaches youth sports.


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