Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Al Libke
CLASS of 1962 Football, Basketball and Baseball ATHLETE
At 6'6", Al towered over defensive linemen after switching from a starting end position to quarterback for his senior grid season. Unfortunately, he fractured a bone in his ankle in a lopsided opening victory, but came back to lead a struggling Panther squad to three decisive wins to close out the schedule. A two year starter, Al was selected to "All-Western Conference" football teams and was also a WHS captain.

On the basketball court, he was the leading scorer for two Panther hoop squads that missed state tournament berths by one game both his junior and senior years. Al was a second team "All-State" selection and earned a spot on the "All-Western Conference" team.

Libke as a Husky gridder getting a pointer from Bob Schloret.
He was also a standout on the baseball diamond as a two year starter at first base and was co-winner of the "Panther Best" award his senior year.

At the University of Washington, Al started for three seasons at end, and also played safety for the Huskies. He was an important cog on the 1964 Rose Bowl team and earned a spot on the conference "All-Scholastic Team" before going on to medical school.

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