Athletic Hall of Fame

Oakwood Inducts 5 Individuals, 1 Team to Hall of Fame

The Oakwood Hall of Fame will have new members after Aug. 31. That’s when five deserving individuals and one outstanding team will be honored at a banquet at the Dayton Country Club.

Those being recognized in the 2017 Class of the Oakwood Athletic Hall of Fame are:
D.R. “Turk” Hughes, Jr, Class of 1944

Played football, basketball and baseball. Turk was selected Most Valuable player as the quarterback his senior year. He was the captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams. After high school, Turk served as a captain in the Air Force paratroopers in WWII. Turk resides in Hanover, NH.

Gene Folkerth, Class of 1950

Played golf, football and track. Gene was selected as the best all-around athlete during the 1949-1950 school year. A three-year letter winner in golf, he helped lead the team to a fourth place finish in state his junior year and a second place finish his senior year. Gene resides in Oakwood.

Steve Chappell, Class of 1962

Played football, basketball and baseball. As a quarterback, Steve set a single season school record with 16 passing touchdowns. During his senior year, he was co-captain, MVP, First Team SWBL and Honorable Mention All Miami Valley. Steve also served as Class President as a junior and senior. Steve lives in Kettering.

Tom Walters, Class of 1979

Played golf. Tom was the 1977 AA State Golf Champion as a junior with a total of 146. Only 12 players since the state tournament began in 1928 have had a lower total than Tom. Tom lives in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Lisa Parrish, Class of 1990

Played soccer, basketball and track. Lisa earned 11 varsity letters. She was selected to the All Area Soccer Team for four years and scored 75 career goals. Lisa was a regional finalist in the long jump two times and qualified for the State Track Meet in the 4x200 relay as a senior.

OHS 1978 Baseball Team

Led by Head Coach Mark Lutz and Asst. Coach Bill Cheslock, the team became the first Oakwood team sport to reach the state tournament. The Jacks lost to the eventual state champions Coshocton 9-8 in the state tournament. The team had four players make the All State Team.

The Hall of Fame Banquet will be Thursday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Dayton Country Club. For ticket information, contact the Athletic Office at 297-5342. The Class of 2017 will also be recognized at halftime of the home football game Sept. 1.

Past Inductees

2016 Inductees
Betty Lee Boren Wood*, Class of 1941
Mary Maher Lawson, Class of 1970
Joey Magill, Class of 1978
Nick Lewis, Class of 2005
Emma Jandel, Class of 2006
1953 Football Team

2015 Inductees
Dick Johnson, Class of 1949 Football/Basketball/Baseball
Howard Carr*, Coach/Teacher 1956-1979
Jamie Wise, Class of 1972 Golf/Basketball/Field Hockey/Volleyball/Softball
Betsy Schauer, Class of 1994 Cross Country/Basketnall /Track
Rich Bair, Class of 1980 Football/Baseball
1985 Football Team

2014 Inductees
Jane Shaffer, Class of 1969 Basketball/Tennis/Volleyball/Softball
Leo Flotron, Class of 1979 Basketball
Jon Easton, Class of 1986 Track/Soccer
Lesley Whalen, Class of 1999 Tennis/Track
Christy Whalen, Class of 2001 Tennis/Track
1935 Football Team

2013 Inductees
Chris Stefan*, Class of 1941 Basketball/Baseball/Track
Betty Epstein, Class of 1953 Basketball/Tennis/Field Hockey
Mark Wells, Class of 1972 Football/Baseball
Mark Nagel, Class of 1980 Football/Baseball
Charlie McElligott, Class of 1996 Football/Track
1971 Boys Basketball Team

2012 Inductees
Virginia Hollinger McCloud*, Class of 1936 Tennis
Nick Warring, Class of 1957 Tennis/Football/Track/Basketball
Lissa Priest Fickert, Class of 1971 Coach/Field Hockey/Basketball/Volleyball/Softball/Track
Dan Hines, Class of 1986 Football/Basketball/Baseball
Paul Seim, Class of 1992 Football/Track/Wrestling
1997 Baseball Team - Division III State Champs

2011 Inductees
*Dwight “Dusty” Mills, Class of 1935 Football/Basketball/Track/Baseball/Golf
Bonnie MacKay Barnes, Class of 1951 Tennis/Field Hockey/Basketball
Chip Seidl, Coach Football/Wrestling/Softball
Russell Boose, Class of 1989 Soccer
Steve Lohmeyer, Class of 2001 Golf
1940-46 Field Hockey Teams

2010 Inductees
*Bob Servis, Class of 1933 Golf/Basketball/Baseball
Dan Rasor, Athletic Trainer Coach/Athletic Trainer
*Mike Creager, Class of 1961 Football/Track
Carrie Roedersheimer Doerr, Class of 1987 Cross Country/Track
Nicole Motto, Class of 2000 Basketball/Tennis
1985 Golf Team

2009 Inductees
*George Neal, Class of 1931 Football/Basketball/Track
*Howard Blose, Class of 1940 Football/Basketball/Track
Howard Sales, Coach Football/Athletic Director
Tim Coughlin, Class of 1964 Football/Basketball/Track
Katy Deddens Dalrymple, Class of 1993 Field Hockey/Swimming/Track
1942 Football Team

2008 Inductees
Dr. Roger Beardmore, Class of 1969 Football/Track
Kate Burton Nessinger, Class of 1981 Track/Field Hockey/Basketball
*Edward Cook, Coach, 1926-1943 Football/Track/Athletic Director
*Bess Hayner, Coach, 1934-1956 Field Hockey/Basketball/Field Hockey
*Dan Howell, Class of 1973 Wrestling
*J. Mack Hummon, Coach, 1925-1965 Football/Basketball/Baseball/Tennis
Barry MacKay, Class of 1953 Tennis/Basketball
*Joe (Buzzy) Pierce, Class of 1964 Tennis/Basketball
*John Sauer, Class of 1943 Football/ Basketball/Track.
Marisa Tuzzi Maher, Class of 1995Track/Swimming
1929, 1930 & 1931 State Champion Track Teams

*deceased at time of induction

2017 Hall of Fame Committee

Judith Comisar, Class of 1960
Tom Creager, Class of 1949
Lissa Priest Fickert, Class of 1971
David Greer, Class of 1955
Steve Hayes, Class of 1964
Christy Whalen Heppner, Class of 2001
John Jervis, Class of 1982
Mike Jones, Class of 1987-Booster Rep
Cory Martin, Class of 1996
Rob Stephens, Class of 1986
Jim Whalen, Class of 1975
Adam Woessner, Class of 1997
Laura Connor, Athletic Director
Mark Hughes, Chairman, Retired AD

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