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SGM Big Bear High School Education Foundation Alumni Newsletter
June 4, 2008

The Steven G. Mihaylo Big Bear High school Educational Foundation will be awarding $70,000 in scholarships this year at the annual banquet on June 8. The Education Foundation is planning for another sold out banquet with more than 200 people in attendance at Northwoods. This is the highlight of the year for the Foundation. Dr. Russ Reynolds spends hours working with his scholarship selection committee to give the money to deserving seniors. Phil Hamilton always does a superb job as Masters of Ceremonies in describing the award winners. Marie Wanke, secretary to the Foundation, along with her committee has done a tremendous job of working on the details of the banquet. It will be a great evening.

Spring sports have concluded at Big Bear High. We have had a great spring sports season with softball and baseball teams entering the C.I.F. play offs. The softball team took first place in the DeAnza League. Here is an article that appeared in the KBHR web site:

Big Bear High School Varsity Baseball Team Wraps Season With Saturday's CIF Quarterfinals Game

The Big Bear High School boys varsity baseball team advanced to the quarterfinals in CIF playoffs, after tying for first in the DeAnza League, and had winning playoff scores of 19-6 and 11-3. Though, in Saturday's game against Bloomington Christian, which had been rescheduled due to the weather, the Bears ultimately lost 4-1, so will not be hosting the CIF semi-final game today. And with that, Bears fans, the high school sports season for the 2007/2008 school year is wrapped.

Seniors Katie Bumstead and Alberto Solis earned Athlete of the Year honors from the Citrus Belt Athletic Directors Association. The Big Bear High School athletes were among 100 student athletes honored at a luncheon on May 21. Bumstead is a three sport athlete, running cross country, playing basketball and softball. Solis ran cross country and track.

Scott Reynolds took second in the DeAnza League golf finals. Scott is the son of Sue (DeLaurie) and Darrell Reynolds and grandson of Russ and Rita Reynolds. Russ and Darrell enjoyed playing golf with Scott during the entire year driving down the hill to play on many occasions. Way to go Scott!!!

Kriss Proctor was given the Hubbs Award for the most outstanding athlete in the Inland Empire for 2008. This article appeared in the Grizzly on May 22: Kriss Proctor was awarded the Ken Hubbs Memorial Award during a ceremony held May 21 in San Bernardino. Proctor is a Big Bear High School three-sport athlete. He has an appointment to the United States Naval Academy to play football. Proctor joins Ryan Hall as the only two Big Bear athletes to receive the Ken Hubbs Memorial Award.

Hubbs was a religious, civic-minded, all around athlete and school leader destined for stardom. He attended Colton High School 40 years ago. Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1962, Hubbs died in a plane crash in 1964 prior to spring training. Previous recipients of the award include pro athletes such as Ronnie Lott, Mark Collins, Charles Johnson and Ryan Nece.

Proctor played football, basketball and baseball during his high school career, excelling at all three. He led the Bears to an undefeated season and CIF football championship in 2006 as a junior quarterback.

Way to go Kriss!!!! Kriss will leave for the Naval Academy on July 1. He has had a tremendous athletic and academic career at Big Bear High. His parents are Ken and Sandie (Sanchez) Proctor and his grandparents are Tom and Jean Sanchez. Tom and Jean attended every event possible for the past few years to see their grandsons perform for Big Bear High School.


Former Big Bear High School football coach Mike Clifton accepted the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame honors for the 1992 Bears team. The 1992 team earned Big Bear's first football championship with an undefeated season and a 13-12 win over Bishop in the CIF finals. Way to go Mike!!!!


I am sure many of you know the Cleary family who made outstanding contributions to Big Bear High School in the 1960's. I received this email from Bill Cleary, class of 1971 about his new move to Hiroshima, Japan and living in a high rise building: Bill Cleary (Class of 71) appointed as full-professor of comparative law at Hiroshima Shudo University. After spending four years at Iwate University teaching Japanese criminal procedure, Bill and his family moved to Hiroshima at the end of March. He also commutes by the bullet train to Tokyo each week to assist two or three days a week with foreign client matters at Blakemore & Mitsuki. Bill has posted several videos on YouTube, and you can look at them using "billfun" as the keyword.

Feel free to contact Bill at

YouTube link below.
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