Norm Mebesius

Norm Mebesius *Norm Mebesius *

Norm Mebesius
School: Roosevelt Graduation Year: 1933

Year Inducted: 2017

Sports Played: Basketball, Baseball

High School Honors: 2-year Basketball letterman.
3-year Baseball letterman. 1st Team All-PIL infielder as a Sophomore and Senior; 2nd Team as a Junior.

Post High School Career: Played Semi-Professional Baseball. Owned and operated Riley’s Tavern in Southeast Portland. Avid fisherman and golfer. Father of Bill Mebesius (1970), who also lettered in Basketball and Baseball at Roosevelt, and was inducted into the PIL Hall of Fame in 2014.


(Provided by his family)
Norm loved baseball. During the depression it was an escape that made him happy. Baseball also provided a way for employment as employers were always looking for players to play on their sponsored teams. Baseball provided Norm with life long friendships and inspired him to succeed in business and life.


Vern Marshall Sr.

Vern Marshall Sr. *Vern Marshall Sr. *

Roosevelt ~ 1953 ~ Three-year football letter winner. member PIL co-champions (1951). Two-year basketball letter winner; Second Team All-PIL. Three-year baseball letter winner; Member of State Runner-up team (1952); Batted

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Larry NelsonLarry Nelson

Roosevelt ~ 1966 ~ First Team All-State Baseball Pitcher; First Team All-PIL Pitcher and Second Team All-PIL First Baseman; PIL Player of Year. Played Basketball, Football and ran Cross Country.

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Bob GregoryBob Gregory

Roosevelt ~ 1951 ~ Football two-year letter winner; Two-time All-PIL team guard and tackle; 1st Team All-State guard; Shrine game team; Track and Field two-year letter winner