On Saturday, Feb. 23, Centralia College will induct two new members to its Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at halftime of the women’s basketball game, which tips off at 5 p.m. in the Michael Smith Gymnasium on campus.
Barry Aden – 1979-81 Baseball
Barry Aden played baseball for CC in 1980-81 and basketball in 1981. In 1980, he was drafted in the eighth round, 188th overall, by the St. Louis Cardinals. In1981, he was drafted in the second round, 33rd overall, also by the Cardinals. He attended and played baseball at Eastern Washington University in 1982-83. He went on to be the head baseball coach at Liberty High School (Renton) from 1985-95, earning a record of 102 wins and 82 losses. Since 1990, he has managed four different teams in the Seattle-Tacoma area, including the Seattle Tacoma Cheney Studs from 2001-18 with a 731-239 win/loss record.
Nikki Johnson – 2002-04 Basketball
Nikki Johnson was a key piece of the 2003-04 team, which finished in fourth place in the conference. Johnson was named NWAC MVP for the Western Division and was selected for the second team in the NWAC Tournament All-Stars. She scored 405 points in 24 games with a 51 percent field goal percentage. She averaged 16.9 points per game. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in social work from Pacific Lutheran University, where she was named league MVP in her junior year. She worked for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange for several years.