Honoring Hancock County’s Outstanding Athletes
THIS YEAR’S INDUCTEES
Ben Roethlisberger – all-Ohio football and basketball player at Findlay High and then starred at Miami (Ohio), quarterbacked the Pittsburgh Steelers to NFL titles in Super Bowl XL (2006) and Super Bowl XLIII (2009).
Carlee Roethlisberger – all-Ohio volleyball and basketball performer at Findlay High and went on to a solid college career for the University of Oklahoma.
Mike Dillon – two-time all-Ohio football player and the 1983 Class AAA discus champion at Findlay High.
Mianda Watts – all-time women’s basketball scoring and rebounding leader at the University of Findlay where she was an NAIA and Kodak All-American.
Terry Grose – three-sport athlete at McComb before qualifying for the 1973 U.S. Amateur, winning over 60 local and state golf titles and setting seven course records.
Kathy Lee Morris – three-time Ohio Athletic Conference performer who is in her 25th year as women’s basketball coach at Adrian College.
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HANCOCK SPORTS HALL OF FAME GOLF OUTING
Fostoria Country Club
Beall foursome repeats as golf champions
The foursome of John Beall, Jake Miller, Hannah Schneider and Kasey Petty repeated as champions of the second annual Hancock Sports Hall of Fame golf outing, which was held Saturday, July 22 at Fostoria Country Club.
Beall’s foursome recorded a 53 in the 18-hole scramble, three strokes better than the team of Vince Shoemaker, Spencer Shoemaker, Brandon Shoemaker and Eric Gilbert. The foursome of Terry Grose, a 2017 Hall of Fame inductee, Jake McCord, David Norway and George Norway placed third on a scorecard tie-breaker against Ty Ray, Dan Crockett, Jeff Watson and Rob Jennings. Both teams shot 57.
Other winners on the day were:
Closest to the pin on Hole No.3 … Brandon Shoemaker (dozen golf balls)
Long drive on Hole No.4 … Terry Grose (AAA 3-piece luggage set)
Closest to bat on Hole No.6 … Rob Jennings (Mad Hatter Hall of Fame blanket)
Longest putt on Hole No.7 … Jeff Watson (dozen golf balls)
Longest drive on Hole No.8 … Dan Yates (dozen golf balls)
Longest putt on Hole No.11 … Dave Harris (4 $25 Oxi Fresh carpet cleaning coupons)
Closest to the pin on Hole No. 14 … Bobby Kloepfer (dozen golf balls)
Closest to 100-yard marker on Hole No.17 … Jeff Watson (Beerco Budweiser mirror)
50/50 raffle … Terry Grose
The Hall of Fame generated $4,500 from the event and that money will used exclusively to further enhance the permanent home of the Hall of Fame at Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar, located at 411 South Main Street in downtown Findlay.
A huge thanks to the 15 teams who played in the 2017 event.