The Lima City Schools Athletic Hall of Fame induction proved a memorable night with the school district honoring teams, athletes, coaches and contributors from Lima Senior High School, Central High School and South High School.
This was the second class to be inducted, with a new class coming every year. The Athletic Office accepts nominations at any time.
Below are members of this year’s induction class:
Athletes: Dr. James Baugh (posthumously for football, basketball and baseball), Ronald Lee Cook (football), Kevin Ingram (football), Dr. Jeanine Johnson (basketball), Robert Meredith (swim), Becky Offenbacher (tennis), Don Rogers (football), Sam Thomas (track), Jim Tschuor (swim), Cleo Vaughn (posthumously for football, basketball and baseball) Travis Walton (basketball), and Penny Sanderson Wittler (volleyball).
Coaches: Barry Blackstone (football), Ron Dotson (posthumously, track and cross country), Ron Niekamp (basketball) and Al Scrivner (posthumously, football)
Team: 1960 Baseball State Finals, 1966 Jim Bright and Jim Leonard State Doubles Tennis Champions, 1986 4×100 Meter Relay Team, 1988-89 Lima Senior Girls Basketball State Finals, and 1991-92 Lima Senior Boys Basketball State Finals.
Contributor: Joyce Avery, Teddy Ellis, Jim Fisher (posthumously), Dr. Mark McDonald and James “Doc” Offenbaker.
A digital display for the Hall of Fame is located in the hallway just west of the Lima Senior gymnasium to honor inductees.
Please see the Athletic Hall of Fame Gallery for more pictures of the evening.