2012 Hall of Fame

Class of 1994

Tony AckermanTony Ackerman is in a class by himself when it comes to the history of HMBHS basketball. He dominated the hard-court like no other Half Moon Bay Cougar. He excelled at all phases of basketball: scoring, passing, rebounding and ball handling. Not only did Tony lead the Cougars to the conference championship in both his junior and senior years, he was also named the team MVP and NPL Player of the Year in both years. He truly is one of the best basketball players in the history of the North Peninsula League. Tony was named 1st team All-County in his junior and senior seasons, and 1st team All-State in his senior year. He capped his high school career by leading the Cougars to the CCS championship.

At Cañada College Tony continued to excel and was named 1st Team All-Conference and was the state leader in assists. He received a Division 1 scholarship to play at Western Illinois University where he was the team MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and 1st Team All Newcomer, Mid-Continent Conference. Tony Ackerman is truly a cornerstone in the great Cougars basketball tradition.

Class of 1992

Silas MooreSilas Moore has been called the "most celebrated football player in the history of Half Moon Bay High School." He was called to varsity action as a sophomore and responded by carrying the ball 103 times for 521 yards. This strong showing in his first of three varsity seasons earned him Second Team All-NPL. Silas' junior year became one of the most outstanding in Cougars' history when he carried 223 times for 1,192 yards. He led the county in scoring, was the second leading rusher in the county and was named NPL Co-Back of the Year.

But his senior year was even more outstanding. Silas was like a man among boys; he was the NPL Player of the Year, First Team All-San Mateo County and the leading rusher in the county with 1,559 yards on 276 carries. Silas scored 53 touchdowns in his three-year varsity career. He is the standard of excellence for the Cougars Football program, and his number, 34, has been retired.

Coach, 1973-2004

Luis MinteguiA great multi-sport athlete, Luis Mintegui played both football and soccer in college. But as a member of San Jose State's soccer squad, Luis began to focus his attention on soccer and was eventually awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by SJSU Spartan Athletics. Mintegui joined the faculty of Half Moon Bay High School as a Spanish instructor in 1973 and took over the duties of coaching soccer. During his coaching tenure, he led the Boys' Soccer teams to 12 championships, nine of which were consecutive. He put Half Moon Bay Soccer on the map with NPL Championships in 1977, 1978, 1983, 1986 (Co-champ with Jefferson), 1987 (Co-champ with South San Francisco), 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 (Co-champ with Jefferson), 1992, 1993, and 1994.

In 2007, the High School's MVP Student-Soccer Athlete Award was created in Mintegui's honor. Luis was proud to present the Arthur BB Reyes Memorial Soccer Trophy for the years of 1978-2000.

Class of 1979
Cross Country, Track & Field

Becky SchmidtRebekah Ann Schmidt literally ran through her high school career at Half Moon Bay High School. As a freshman in 1975, Becky was the first female cross country athlete but she had to run on the boys' team because the CCS and the North Peninsula League had yet to establish a girls' division. Becky and the boys on the frosh squad won the NPL championship. She went on to win the Northern California two-mile postal and the Pacific Association AAU cross country championship for girls 14-15 years old. As a sophomore Becky and her male frosh-soph teammates placed 2nd in the CCS Championships. She returned to the CCS in track to take 3rd in the two mile to qualify as Half Moon Bay's first female student athlete in the State meet. She was named Top Female Athlete at HMB High that spring.

In her junior year Becky led her all-female team to first place in every cross-country race up to the CCS finals where the Cougar "Kittens" finished 2nd. On the track, Becky posted personal bests of 11:01 for the 2-mile and 5:17 for the mile. In her senior year, she led her team to the CCS cross-country championship. She crowned her career with victories in the track & field league championships in the 880, 1-mile and 2-mile. She was named Most Inspirational Athlete and Most Valuable athlete at HMB HS that year. Rebekah Schimdt was a great runner and a great leader. She set the pace, showed the way and helped establish the great Cougars distance running tradition.

Class of 1990

Laura TeradaA three-sport athlete at Half Moon Bay High, Laura received league and county honors multiple times in tennis, basketball and softball. Terada was the NPL double's runner up in Tennis as a Freshman, and the NPL doubles champion her last two years of high school. On the basketball court, Terada was named MVP of the girl's frosh-soph basketball team two year's in a row, and the team won the NPL in her second year. As a varsity basketball player, she was 1st team, All League and 2nd team, All County as a junior, and 1st team, All County and the NPL League MVP in her senior year. That year, the HMB Girl's basketball team finished the season as NPL champions, and was ranked 6th in the state.

She also played softball three years. In her first year, she part of the NPL champion softball team, a CCS runner up, and was named 1st team, All League and 2nd team, All County. As a sophomore and junior, she was named 1st team, All League, and 1st team, All County for the Girl's softball team. During her sophomore season, the team won the CCS championship, and the following year became the NPL Champions. Terada spent her senior year rehabilitating from a knee injury.  

Laura earned a scholarship from UC Berkeley to play softball.  While at Cal she competed on a team that was never ranked lower than 8th nationally and started 3 out of 4 years, earning All Pac 10 and All Region honors her junior and senior years.

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