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5 years ago

Hall of Fame nomination information for Class of 2018

To be considered for induction in to the Bloom-Carroll Athletic Hall of Fame's Class of 2018, applications must be received no later than October 31, 2017.  All application materials must be on file in the athletic office by this date.  Late submissions will be added to the list of nominees but will not be considered until the following year.

The Class of 2016 inductees will be honored at the varsity boys' basketball game on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Download a copy of the nomination form on our homepage under the "files and links" tab, or email Chad Little at clittle@bloomcarroll.org to have a copy emailed to you.

Alumni News

1 year ago

Hall of Fame class of 2017 - Matt Hicks

Matt is a 1992 BC graduate and he excelled in multiple sports during his career here as well.  Matt earned 3 letters in football and during those 3 years, the team had a 25-5 record, including the undefeated 1990 MSL championship squad.  Matt earned 1st team MSL honors in 1991 and was special mention all district that year as well.  As a senior, Matt was 2nd on the team in tackles and led the team in scoring with 6 touchdowns of his own.  Matt also earned 4 varsity letters in wrestling.  He was an MSL champion as a junior and senior.  Matt was a 2 time sectional champion and a 2 time Central District All-Star.  He qualified for the state tournament twice, culminating in a 6th place finish at the state meet as a senior, earning him 1st team All Ohio honors.  Matt participated in track and field in the spring and earned 4 letters there as well.  As a junior, he finished 2nd in the MSL in both the shotput and discus, which tied him for the MSL Field Events MVP.  As a senior he was 3rd in the league in the discus, and was the MSL champion in the shotput.  During his senior season, Matt set school records in the shotput and discus, and those records still stand today.  Academically, Matt was president of the National Honor Society and was the 1992 class valedictorian.  Matt continued his education and athletic career at Otterbein University in Westerville, where he earned 8 varsity letters between football and track and field, earning all-conference honors 9 times and graduating with honors.  Matt earned his BA, magna cum laude, in business administration.  He earned his MBA from Ashland University in 2001, and his Juris Doctor, again magna cum laude, from Capital University Law School in 2006.  Matt currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Counsel at Federal Equipment Company in Cleveland, where he lives with his wife Emily and their 3 children, Gaby, Romy, and Lad.

Alumni News

1 year ago

Hall of Fame class of 2017 - Sharon Ritchey

Sharon was a 4 sport star during her years at BCHS from 1973-77.  Sharon played volleyball for 2 years and earned all league honors in 1977.  During the winter, she took her talents to basketball where she also earned all league honors in both 1976 and 1977.  Things did not slow down in the spring for Sharon, as she played softball for 4 years, earning all league  honors in 1977, and also participating in track and field for 2 years, earning All league and all-Ohio honors in 1977 in the shotput.  In the 76-77 year alone, she earned 1st team MSL honors in 4 different sports.  After leaving BC, Sharon went on to earn a degree in marketing along with an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University, and then a 2nd MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  Sharon’s professional career includes leadership positions at Citibank, GE Capital, The Hartford, and most recently at AXA.  In 2013, she became the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Operating Committee at AXA US, which is among the largest life insurance and retirement savings companies in the country.  She is a frequent public speaker and champions the role of athletics toward instilling confidence and leadership skills in young women.  She is a member of multiple boards of directors, including the LPGA foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that creates and supports programs to achieve their main objectives of scholarships, research, and education for women and girls in golf, specifically junior golfers.

Alumni News

1 year ago

Hall of Fame class of 2017 - Jim Thompson

Jim was a standout athlete at Bloom-Carroll from 1960-1964, both in baseball and basketball.  He was a 4 year letter winner in baseball, and earned 1st team all-league honors in 1964.  On the hardwood, Jim earned 3 letters, and was voted first team all league twice.  He finished with 823 career points.  He was also a member of National Honor Society and was student body president as a senior.  Jim continued his education and his basketball career at Capital University, playing all 4 years there.  Jim returned to Bloom-Carroll as an educator from 1968-1980.  During his career here, Jim also served as the varsity boys’ basketball coach for 11 seasons, and also coached varsity baseball for a year, assistant football for 4 years, and junior high track for a year.  His basketball teams won league championships in 1970, 1971, and 1977.  Jim finished his career at Pickerington Schools, retiring in 2003.  After his retirement from Pickerington, he then focused his efforts on becoming a certified medical assistant, which he achieved in 2004 at the age of 57.  He now spends his time volunteering to a multitude of local volunteer projects, mission trips, and Habitat for Humanity builds.

Alumni News

1 year ago

Hall of Fame class of 2016 - Bill Stebelton

Bill is a 1979 BC graduate.  Bill participated in basketball as a freshman, played 4 years of baseball, and was a standout golfer during his career at BC and beyond.  Bill earned 1st team All-League honors 4 times and was All District as a senior.  Bill also held the 9 hole scoring average record of 34.6 strokes.  After high school, Bill continued his academic and athletic careers at Capital University.  Bill earned All-American honors all 4 years:  He was honorable mention in 1980, first team in 1981 and 1982, and 3rd team in 1983.  He was the runner-up in the 1981 Division III NCAA Championships played at Pinehurst Golf Course in North Carolina.  His teams were OAC champs in 1980 and 1983.  Bill was the runner-up in the 1980 OAC Championship as an individual, and was the match medalist at the OAC Championship in 1983.  After leaving Capital, Bill continued to excel.  He is a 2 time U.S. Amateur and U.S. Publinx Qualifier.  He was the 1997 and 1999 Ohio State Publinx champion.  Bill was inducted to the Capital University Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Ohio Public Golfers Association Hall of Fame in 2000.

Alumni News

1 year ago

Hall of Fame class of 2016 - Kristin Dickerson (Diehm)

Kristin is a 1994 BC graduate and during her time at BC she garnered many accolades as a member of the track and cross country teams.  During her career, she earned All Ohio honors 4 times, twice each in track and cross country.  She was state runner up in cross country in both 1991 and 1993.  She was also state runner up in the 1600m run in track in 1992, and state runner up in the 3200m in 1994.  She also ran in the Kinney Regional Championships (now known as the Foot Locker Championships) which is a national competition and finished 11th, and an alternate to the national championships.  She was selected to run in multiple regional meets to represent BC and Ohio, and during her career held school and MSL records in the 800, 1600, and 3200 in track and the 5000m in cross country.  She was valedictorian of her class in 1994, and chose to attend Ohio University on an athletic scholarship for cross country and track.  While at OU, she earned All-MAC honors all 4 years in both sports.  During her collegiate career, Kristin placed 2nd in the MAC Championship in 1994, was first at the All Ohio Cross Country Championships, and won the 10,000m race at the prestigious Duke University Invitational in track.  She was also an alternate to the Division I National Championship in 1994.  She was team captain as a senior and her cross country teams won 2 MAC titles.  She was named OU Senior Athlete of the Year, an award that encompassed all sports at the university.

Alumni News

1 year ago

Hall of Fame class of 2016 - Steve Fridley

Steve was a standout athlete at Bloom-Carroll from 1963-66.  Steve played 2 years of JV basketball and excelled in baseball and track.  In baseball, he was twice named All County as a centerfielder in 1965 and 1966.  Those baseball teams were county champs once, sectional champs twice, and district runners-up in 1966.  As a senior Steve had an impressive .425 batting average.  Often times Steve would play the first 4-5 innings in a baseball game, and then leave to participate where he truly excelled, in track.  By 1970, Steve held the school record in the 100 (10.0 seconds), the 220m (22.6 seconds) the 440m (51.5 seconds), and the long jump (20’6 ¾”).  His track teams twice finished as runners-up in the MSL, were 2 time sectional champions, and were district champs in 1966.  Steve earned first team All Ohio honors in 2 events as a senior, placing 4th in the 220m and 5th in the 100m at the state track meet.

Alumni News

3 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2015 - Jerry Rathburn

Jerry is a 1967 graduate of Bloom-Carroll.  During his athletic career, he participated in football, basketball, and track.  In football, Jerry earned All MSL honors in 3 different seasons, and was slected as 2nd team All Ohio in 1966.  In track, he also earned honors as All MSL, All District, and All County.  In 1966 he set the school record for discus throw at 141 feet, 2 inches.  He was voted captain of both the football and basketball teams.  Jerry entered Salem College in 1967 with a football scholarship.  He was inducted in to the army in 1968 and served in Vietnam.  He was honorably discharged in 1970.  During his military career he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, The Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.  He went on to work his entire career as an electrician, and remains involved in athletics to this day by coaching and mentoring his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Alumni News

3 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2015 - Dave Cotner

Dave is a 1977 BC graduate.  During his career as an athlete, Dave participated in football, basketball, and track.  In 1975-76, he was all MSL in basketball and in track, specifically in the shotput.  In 76-77, he was all MSL in the shotput and the 800 relay.  During his basketball career, he was a 3 year letter winner and scored 708 points.  Dave went on to Capital University and participated in both football and track.  He was a 4 year letter winner in football, and was voted Freshmen of the Year in the fall of 1977.  Dave returned to Bloom-Carroll and coached multiple sports, including football, track, and wrestling.  In 1991 he was honored as MSL coach of the year in as head girls’ track coach.  Dave continues to be an avid supporter of Bloom-Carroll athletics to this day.  Dave currently resides in the BC School District and is involved in the community as a leader and businessman.

Alumni News

3 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2015 - Margaret McCoy (Baas)

As an athlete at BC and a 1978 graduate, Margaret was a 4 year member of both the basketball and track teams.  During the 1974-75 track season, she placed 1st in the 80 yard hurdles, 880 yard relay, and the 880 yard medley in the first recognized MSL track meet.  The 880 year medley relay team went on to participate in the first ever OHSAA state track championship for girls.  The following season she won the 440 yard dash at the MSL meet, was a district champ in that event, and placed in the top 16 at the state meet.  In 1977-78, she was a member of the 1st place mile relay team and competed again at the state meet.  As a senior, she played on the district runner-up basketball team and earned 1st team MSL honors.  In track that year, she ran in her 4th state track meet in both the mile relay and the 100 meter low hurdles.  She set the school record in the low hurdles that year.

 

Margaret recently retired as a teacher from the Bloom-Carroll Local School District.  During her career as an educator, she also coached track, cross country, basketball, and golf, and helped multiple student athletes to reach state level competition.  She spent her entire professional career as a faculty member in the Bloom-Carroll Local School District.

Alumni News

3 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2014 - Whitney Cruver (Piar)

Whitney is a 2004 BC graduate and she excelled on the softball diamond.  Her career record at BC as a pitcher was 91-16.  She had 1103 strikeouts in her career.  Opponents batted a mere .118 against her over her career, and her career ERA was 0.42.  In her 107 starts, she threw 59 shutouts and once threw 80 consecutive scoreless innings.  At the plate, her career batting average was .333.  At the time of her graduation, Whitney was the only BCHS alumni to be named to an All Ohio team all 4 years of her career.  She still is listed in multiple categories in the OHSAA softball record books.

 

After graduation, Whitney continued her softball career at the College of the Cumberlands.  She was selected once as honorable mention All Conference, and was a 1st team all conference selection the other 3 years.  In 2008 she was selected as Pitcher of the Year in the Mid South Conference.  She holds records at the college for ERA in a season with an ERA of 1.58 in 2005-06, and for shutouts in a season with 4 that same year.  She currently resides in Danville, KY, with her husband and 2 children and works for the Kentucky Fudge Company, a family owned business.

Alumni News

3 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2014 - Eric Frishette

Eric is a 1990 BC graduate.  He began his career here as a sophomore after moving from West Virginia.  He picked up his first golf club prior to his freshman year of high school but quickly learned the craft and dominated.  At BC, Eric was MSL Player of the Year all 3 years of his career.  He was a regional qualifier as a junior, and as a senior was the sectional and district champion and was the Class AA Runner Up Medalist.  After graduating, Eric continued his golf career at Kent State University.  While at KSU, he was a 4 time 1st team MAC performer.  He was twice selected as honorable mention All American, and was a 2nd Team All American as a senior and was awarded with Kent State’s Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award.  He graduated with the most top 10 finishes in Kent State golf history.  In 1994, he reached the US Amateur Open Semi-Finals, which was the final 4 of match play, along with Tiger Woods. 

 

Professionally, Eric played on several tours, including the Nationwide Tour, Nike Tour, Tear Drop Tour, Tommy Armour, and Golden Bear Tour.  He amassed over 60 victories on these mini tours.  He is also a member of the Kent State University Athletic Hall of Fame.  Eric currently resides in Groveport and is a small business owner.

Alumni News

3 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2014 - Denny Norris

As an athlete at BC and 1970 graduate, Denny earned 10 varsity letters between track, baseball, and basketball.  He was 1stteam MSL in baseball, and in basketball was 1st team MSL, MSL player of the year, and 2nd team All Ohio.  He was the first boys’ basketball player in BC history to score 500 points in a season(without the 3 point line!).

 

Collegiately at Wilmington, Denny earned 4 letters in baseball and 2 in golf.

 

As a coach, Denny has coached varsity baseball, varsity cross country, varsity golf, and JV boys’ basketball at BC, and was varsity boys basketball coach at Berne Union early in his career.  In 2013, Denny’s golf team qualified for the state tournament for the first time in school history.  Denny spent his career in education and retired as a guidance counselor at Bloom-Carroll.

Alumni News

5 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2013 - John Watkins

John Watkins left his mark on BC athletics in a countless number of ways.  He served the district as a teacher, administrator, coach, and superintendent.  He helped to co-found the Bloom-Carroll football program and served as the team’s first head coach in 1958.  He also served as head coach for the basketball and baseball teams earning multiple team championships.  John wrote the original constitution for the Mid-State League and helped to erect a youth facility from only donations which he was extremely proud of.  He was also inducted in to the Mid-State League Hall of Fame.  John passed away in December and will not soon be forgotten.

Alumni News

5 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2013 - Rick Schaffner

Rick was the head football coach at Bloom-Carroll from 1980-1992 and again from 1995-99.  During his tenure as football coach the Bulldogs won the MSL title twice and he was selected as MSL coach of the year in both of those seasons.  He also led the Bulldogs baseball team for 6 years as well and was inducted in to the Mid-State League Hall of Fame.  Rick retired from teaching from Bloom-Carroll and remains an avid supporter of Bulldog athletics.

Alumni News

5 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2013 - John Roller

John served the Bloom-Carroll district both as an educator and long time coach.  As head football coach from 1975-1979, John’s teams won a league title in 1978 and he was selected as MSL coach of the year, and finished runners-up in the league in 1975 and 1976.  He had much success as the boys and girls head track coach from 1979-1983, winning 3 boys’ league titles and 3 girls’ league championships as well.  He was selected as MSL coach of the year during those seasons as well.  John is also a member of the Mid-State League Hall of Fame.

Alumni News

5 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2013 - Tom Petty

Tom has served the Bloom-Carroll School District as a teacher, administrator, and long time coach.  He is also a member of the Mid-State League Hall of Fame.  He is most noted for his career as BC’s head boys’ basketball coach, a position he first accepted in the 1980-81 school year and has continued to the present day.  During his tenure, Tom’s teams have won 15 MSL titles and 9 Central District Championships.  His 1994 team advanced to the state Final 4, and in 2012 Tom was selected as the Div. III State Coach of the Year.  Tom has accumulated over 500 career wins, all at Bloom-Carroll, and is respected throughout the state for his coaching accomplishments.

Alumni News

5 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2013 - Marlo Mills

Marlo spent his entire career at BC.  He taught social studies, and served as elementary principal, middle school principal, and spent 15 years as athletic director.  He also served as head coach of the baseball, basketball, and softball teams, earning coach of the year honors in baseball and softball.  Marlo introduced varsity girls’ sports to the Mid-State League and has been the MSL secretary and league historian for the past 14 years.  He remains an avid supporter of Bloom-Carroll athletics and is a member of the Mid-State League Hall of Fame.

Alumni News

5 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2013 - Harold Miller

Harold has had an immeasurable impact on Bloom-Carroll athletics.  He helped to co-found the BC football program and served as its head coach in 1960 and 1961.  As head basketball coach, he led the Bulldogs to a league title in 1964.  Harold started the golf program at BC and won the league championship in 1974.  He helped to also start the track program and served as head coach from 1961-1976, winning the league title 4 times and was selected as coach of the year during those seasons.  He also started cross country and served as its head coach in 1972 and 1973.  Harold went on to serve the district as a school board member, and was later inducted in to the Mid-State League Hall of Fame.

Alumni News

5 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2013 - Patty McClure

During Patty’s high school career, she was selected as MSL player of the year in both basketball and volleyball and was 1st team MSL in softball as well.  She earned 12 varsity letters in all.  As a senior she earned All-Ohio honors in basketball.  She excelled in basketball, where she became the first Bloom-Carroll player, boy or girl, to amass 1,000 career points.  She graduated in 1981 and received a scholarship to continue her basketball career at Division 1 Wright State University.

Alumni News

5 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2013 - Charlie Black

During Charlie’s athletic career, he participated in football, basketball, baseball, and track.  At the time Charlie held the school record in the pole vault, but he most excelled on the football field.  Charlie was selected at the MSL player of the year in 1974 and went on to earn All Ohio honors as well.  He continued his football career at Marietta College where he continued to flourish.  During his college career, he was selected as the OAC Defensive Player of the Year in 1977 and led the country that year in Div. III in kickoff return average.  He still holds Marietta football records for career interceptions, interception return yardage, punt returns, and punt return yardage.  He was part of Marietta’s All Decade Football Team for the 1970s and was inducted in to their Hall of Fame in 2001.  Charlie went on to serve the Bloom-Carroll School District as a board of education member for 20 years.

Alumni News

5 years ago

Hall of Fame Class of 2013 - Nick Blevins

During his BC athletic career, Nick was a 4 time 1st team All Ohioan in soccer and was also 1st team All Ohio in football as a sophomore.  He led his team to multiple league and district championships during his soccer career, and is currently the OHSAA leader in career assists and assists in a season for all divisions.  He earned multiple player of the year honors at the league and district level, and was selected as the Division 3 State player of the year as well as the Gatorade State player of the year for Ohio.  Nick continued his soccer career at Indiana University, where he graduated with honors and was a 4 time Academic All Big Ten performer.

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