Incline basketball to induct three into Hall of Fame |

Incline basketball to induct three into Hall of Fame

Staff report
Grant Robinson starred on Incline's 1974 state championship team and is considered one of the best rebounders in school history.
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The Incline High basketball program will host its second annual Hall of Fame fundraiser the night of Saturday, Jan. 24.

The evening will begin with a dinner and banquet at the Tahoe Biltmore’s ballroom, followed by a ceremony inducting three former Incline players and coaches at halftime of the varsity boys’ game against Battle Mountain.

Inductees include Mike Williams and Grant Robinson from Incline’s 1974 state title team, as well as Incline coach Rollie Hess.

Tickets are $50, or $500 to reserve a table. All proceeds go to the Incline boys and girls basketball programs. Checks should be made out to Incline High School.

To reserve a spot, call or email Incline boys coach Tim Kelly at 714-404-8592 or

The inductees

Williams and Robinson were co-captains on Incline’s 1974 state championship team.

One of the greatest scorers in Incline history, Williams is now an Incline Village resident. After graduating from Incline, he went on to play at the US Air Force Academy.

Robinson is one of the greatest athletes to play at Incline. He was an All-State quarterback on Incline’s state champion football team and is considered one of the greatest rebounders in Incline basketball history.

Hess is a legendary Incline coach who led the Highlanders to three state championships — girls in 1975 and boys in 1974 and ‘75. He totaled 178 wins in his eight years as coach between 1972 and 1980.

“Rollie started Incline High School basketball,” Kelly said. “He started all the tradition that our program has today, all the pride in Incline, and our basketball comes from Rollie and his teams in the ‘70s.”  

Hess now resides in Virginia City.

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