The first induction of the Lima City Schools Athletic Hall of Fame will be held Feb. 10, with tickets to the event on sale now in the Lima Senior Athletic Office beginning Jan. 3.
The Lima City Schools Athletic Hall of Fame honors teams, athletes, coaches and contributors from Lima Senior High School, Central High School and South High School.
This will be the first class to be inducted, with a new class coming every year. The Athletic Office accepted nominations this fall and a selection committee recently made its decision. Anyone who has already had his or her uniform retired by the school is automatically going into the Hall of Fame.
Below are members of the first induction class:
Tom Barrington (football), Kevelin Capers (football and basketball), Cobie Carlisle (basketball and track), David Cheney (football), Mike Current (posthumously for football), Richard Glover (football and basketball), Shaun D. Guice (track), John Edward Henderson (posthumously for football, basketball and baseball), William Howard (football), Denny Hullinger (football), Robert Wade King (posthumously for track), Leonard Truex (track), John McCullough (basketball), Gary Moeller (football), Joe Morrison (posthumously for football), Jarrod Pughsley (football), David C. Reynolds (football and baseball), Bill Sharp (baseball), Greg Simpson (basketball), Kendall Lamar Stevens (track), Christine Stump Duncan (basketball and softball), Travis Walton (basketball), William White (football), Tammy Williams (basketball), Steve Wilt (swim) and David Wilt (swim).
Larry Barker (posthumously for basketball), Joe Bowers (posthumously for baseball), Corrine Brown (volleyball and softball), Leonard Rush (football), Seraph Pope (posthumously for football).
1964 State Championship Lima Senior Baseball Team
1996 State Championship Lima Senior Football Team
Walter “Bugs” Koch (posthumously), Jack Saine (posthumously), Harry Shutt and family, and Jim Tobin
Inductees will first be recognized during halftime of the Friday, Feb. 9, home basketball game. The Spartans take on Fremont Ross. Tipoff of the varsity game is at 7:30 p.m.
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at the UNOH Event Center, 1450 N. Cable Road. A reception will begin at 5 p.m., with the dinner and program starting at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased in the Lima Senior Athletic Office during school hours. To reserve tickets, please call 419-996-3050.
A digital display for the Hall of Fame will be installed in the hallway just west of the Lima Senior gymnasium to honor inductees.