Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

George Harter
CLASS of 1910 Football and Track ATHLETE
George was Wenatchee High's first "All-State" football player. Truly a giant for his time at 6'7" and
George 'Shorty' Harter
200-lbs, he starred for three years at offensive center and defensive lineman. Legendary football coach Enoch Bagshaw of Everett and later the University of Washington said, "If I had Harter on my team, I would play any high school in the country and beat them." The Wenatchee Republic called him "the best player who ever played on the local gridiron." George was the only eastern Washington player named to The Spokane Chronicle's 1909 "All-State" team. He was also an outstanding track athlete in the hammer throw with a school record 137-foot toss to his credit. Unfortunately, the Panthers wouldn't form a basketball team until after George's graduation.

'Shorty', as he was nicknamed, went on to star on the gridiron at center for the Washington State College football team and was named to the "All-Northwest" college team twice.

- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.