Archbold High School

Athletic Department

Archbold High School Athletic Hall of Fame

2018 Inductees

Sitting: Susan Pape White, Kacy Stevens Myers, Curt Spotts, Meredith Neff Luther, Jill Evans Holdgreve
Standing: John Downey, Ed Grme, Chad Martz, Donnie Young, Roel Galvan

Ed Grime-Class of 1972 
Ed was an outstanding left-handed pitcher.  Grime had the amazing feat of throwing three no-hitters in a six-day span.  Ed spent several years in the Philadelphia Phillies Organization.

Curt Spotts-Class of 1977  
Curt won 10 letters in three sports.  Spotts earned first team NWOAL honors in football, basketball, and baseball.  Curt was named to the All-Ohio team in 1977.

Roel Galvan-Class of 1983
Roel was a start running back on the 1982 State Runner-up football team.  He won 11 letters in three sports.  Galvan won 109 wrestling matches and reached the state meet.

Chad Martz-Class of 1990 
Chad was the 152-pound State wrestling champion in 1990.  He was a defensive end on the 1988 State Championship football team.  Martz was named 2nd team All-Ohio.

Susan Pape White-Class of 1994  
Susan was named two times 1st team All-Ohio pitcher.  She threw 10 no-hitters and had a 0.67 ERA.  Susan was voted 3rd team All-Ohio in volleyball.

Meredith Neff Luther-Class of 1997
Meredith earned 11 letters in three sports.  Her teams had a 93-10 volleyball record, and Meredith was named 1st Team All-Ohio.

Kacy Stevens Myers-Class of 1999  
Kacy was twice voted 1st Team All-Ohio in volleyball.  Her teams had a 108-6 record and won the 1998 State Championship.  Kacy was a four-year letter winner at the University of Toledo.

Jill Evans Holdgreve-Class of 2002 
Jill was chosen 1st Team All-Ohio in volleyball and 3rd team All-Ohio in basketball.  She played volleyball at Defiance College.

Donnie Young-Class of 2002  
Donnie won 15 letters in four sports.  He placed twice at the State Wrestling Meet, and was a fourth place finisher in the State 400 meter run.

John Downey-Football Coach 1979-2008  
John won 222 games, had five unbeaten regular seasons, nine playoff appearances, and won the 1988 State Championship.  Downey was twice named Ohio Coach of the Year.
2014 Inductees

Back Row: Mike Oldani, Great Grandson of Olen (Jum) Grime, Brian Ziegler, Tim
Kauzlick, Gene Bridges, Jeff Forward also representing Jason Forward, Joey
Furko representing Joe Furko
Sitting: Bob Fraas, Kelly Strickler Persellin,, Kelly Overmier Zachrich,
Erin Short, Ron Dilbone

Gene Bridges
Class of 1962: Letters: Basketball - 3, Baseball - 4. Highlights:  Gene is one of few male athletes to receive All Ohio honors in both basketball and baseball. Gene was one of the great pitchers in school history.  After graduation, Gene signed with the Detroit Tigers and 
played two minor league seasons before joining the Army in 1964.  He pitched for the U.S. Army team before serving a tour in Vietnam.  

Ron Dilbone
Coach: Head Football Coach - 1968-70, Head Baseball Coach - 1961-66, Assistant Football Coach - 32 years, Assistant Girls BB Coach - 1985-87, Freshman BB Coach - 1960-62, Athletic Trainer - 19 years, Basketball Scorekeeper - 10 years. For over 40 years, Ron was willing to help Archbold athletes wherever needed.

Jason Forward
Class of 1995: Letters: Football - 4, Wrestling - 4, Baseball - 3.  Awards and Honors: All-NWOAL Football, All District Football. Wrestling - Three Time NWOAL Champion, Three Time State Qualifier, State runner up(1995), Co-Crescent News Wrestler of the Year.  Jason is one of the few four year football starters in school history,  Although his forte was defense, Jason led the NWOAL in scoring as a running back his senior year.

Jeff Forward
Class of 1995: Letters: Cross Country - 4, Football - 3, Wrestling -4, Baseball - 3.  Awards and Honors: NWOAL First Team Kicker, District All Star Baseball Team. Wrestling - Four time NWOAL Champion, Three Time State Qualifier, Third Place State Placer (1994 & 1995), Co-Crescent News Wrestler of the Year. 

Brian Ziegler
Class of 1985: Letters: Basketball - 2, Baseball - 3, Track - 1. Awards and Honors: Four Event Champion NWOAL Track, 4 X 400 Relay State Track - 6th place, District 7 Coach of the Year (four times), Ohio Coach of the Year.

Joe Furko
Coach: Assistant Football - 28 years, Head Wrestling (1974), Assistant Wrestling - 12 years, Junior High Track - 15 years.  Joe had tremendous rapport with students.  As Guidance Counselor at Archbold, Furko positively impacted over 2500 students. 
Olen (Jum) Grime
Class of 1919: Awards and Honors: Williams - Fulton  Track Meet - won five events, placed in three events at State Meet, State Record in discus. Grime was such a great athlete he started varsity basketball as an eighth grader, leading the team in scoring.  The OHSAA ruled Grime ineligible to compete his senior year due to having competed in varsity sports for four years.

Tim Kauzlick
Class of 1978: Letters: Football - 3, Basketball - 2, Track - 4. Awards and Honors: Football - 1st Team NWOAL Offense and Defense, All Ohio 2nd team receiver. Track - League High and Low hurdle champ (1977,1978), NWOAL high jump champ (1978). Tim held the school high jump record for 25 years.

Kelly Overmier Zachrich
Class of 1996: Letters : Volleyball - 3, Basketball - 4, Softball - 4. Awards and Honors: Seven Time 1st Team NWOAL, District 7 Volleyball Player of the Year, All Ohio 1st Team Volleyball, Three Time NWOAL Scoring Champ, Crescent News Player of the Year - BB, AHS All Time Leading Scorer - 1348 points.

Erin Short 
Class of 1990: Letters: Volleyball - 3, Basketball - 3, Softball - 4. Awards and Honors: All Ohio Volleyball, 
1st Team NWOAL Volleyball, NWOAL Basketball Scoring Champion, 1st Team NWOAL Basketball, All Ohio Softball Honorable Mention (1989-90).

Kelly Strickler Persellin
Class of 1986: Letters: Volleyball - 2, Softball - 4.  Awards and Honors: All Ohio Softball.  During her storied career, the Lady Streaks went on an unprecedented tournament run.  Archbold won State Championships in 1984 and 1986, while settling for a runner up finish in 1985.

Bob Fraas
Class of 1960: Letters: Football - 1, Basketball - 3, Baseball - 4, Track - 3. Awards and Honors: Class AA All-Ohio Basketball, leading scorer on the 1960 
undefeated BB team, and co-captain two seasons at Capital University.  In track, Bob was part of a state qualifying relay team. 

2011 Inductees

Sitting: Dave Rychener, Neil Spengler, Roger Springer, Johnny Miller, represented by grandson Eric Fankhouser, John Young
Standing: Jodi Miller-Walker, Dave Walker, Mervin Faber, represented by grandson Vond Hall, Larry Christy, Kelly Short-Tesar

Dave Rychener-Class of 1968
    Dave was the first of ten siblings to graduate from AHS.  Dave has held the school record for the 880 yard run for 43 years.  He finished fourth at the state track meet in the 880 in both his junior and senior years.  Dave earned nine letters in football, basketball, and track.  His basketball teams had a 62-5 record.  Dave earned his doctorate in Behavioral Health from Purdue University.  He has lived in Tucson, Arizona for the past 35 years with his wife, Joyce and two children.

Neil Spengler-Class of 1956
    Neil won 13 leters in four sports.  He was part of the 1955 District basketball championship.  He was the top point getter on the 1956 golf squad.  Neil taught and coaches in Bryan for 31 years.  He has served as color commentator for WMTR in both football and basketball since 1974.  Neil is the son of former Archbold Superintendent and Hall of Famer, Jacob Spengler.

Roger Springer-Class of 1967
    For the past 44 years, Roger has held the NWOAL basketball scoring record of 48 points in a game and season scoring average of 28.8 points per game.  He is Archbold’s 3rd leading all-time scorer with 1,192 points.  Roger went on to have a fine basketball career at Goshen College.  Today, Roger lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and is the general manager of the Pennsylvania Co-operative Potato Growers.  He and his wife, Barbara have four children.

Johnny Miller-Class of 1924
   It has been 87 years since Johnny wowed the fans in Columbus.  His 1924 team lost in the State Championship basketball game to Bellepoint.  Miller was named 1st team All-Tournament.  Johnny and his partner, Willard Degroff built many of the homes in Archbold’s west-side during the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.  Johnny was a volunteer fireman and a charter member of the Archbold Rotary Club.

John Young -Class of 1952
    John earned 10 letters in three sports.  His senior year featured a 22-2 basketball team and a 21-1 baseball team.  John was an outstanding track athlete, qualifying for the State Meet in 1952.  After serving in the Army for two years, John entered the education field.  He taught elementary education in Traverse City, Michigan. John and his late wife Marilyn are the parents of three children.

Jodi Miller-Walker-Class of 1988
    Jodi was a key player on teams that won 208 games during her career.  She earned nine letters and was named All-Ohio in both volleyball and softball.  Jodi teaches in Pettisville and coached the Blackbirds volleyball team to a 24-3 record and a District title in 2002.  Jodi lives in Archbold with her husband Tom and two children, Derek and Jessica.

Dave Walker-Class of 1981
    Unbelievably, Dave earned five letters his senior year.  He received first team NWOAL honors in four of those sports: football, cross country, basketball, and baseball.  In 1981, his teams won three NWOAL championships.  Dave went on to both punt and placekick at the Uniiversity of Toledo and lettered four times.  He has taught physical education in Archbold for the past 26 years and has coaches football and basketball.  Dave and his wife, Karen have three sons.

Mervin Faber-Coach 1929-1949
    Mervin played a hugh part in Archbold Athletics for 20 years.  From 1929-1932, Faber coached the Varsity team in four sports.  His 278 basketball victories are the second most in school history, behind only current coach Doug Krauss.  Mervin taught Science at Archbols and is responsible for the team’s nickname of the Bluestreaks.  In 1963, Mervin became the first administrator of Fairlawn Haven.

Larry Christy-Class of 1965
    Larry was the sports voice of Northwest Ohio for 40 years.  He has been named Ohio Sportscaster of the Year and has also won the OHSAA Media Service Award.  Often it is forgotten that Larry was a fine athlete.  His leadership can be seen by the positions he played: quarterback, point guard, and pitcher.  he earned eight letters as a Bluestreak.  Larry and his wife, Becky have two children.

Kelly Short-Tesar-Class of 1984
    Kelly has the distinction of being a three time state champion.  She was able to garner state titles in volleyball in 1982 and softball in 1982 and 1984.  Kelly was named 1st team All-Ohio in volleyball her senior year.  She played volleyball at Ohio University where she was elected team captain and named to the MAC All Academic Team.  Today she teaches English at North Royalton High School.  Kelly lives in Strongsville, Ohio with her husband Chuck.

2008 Inductees

Sitting: Neil Spengler (Jacob), Steve Rettig, Joe Wyse, Bruce Arthur,Paul Yoder
Standing:  Rachel Kinsman-Sauder, Jill Schnitkey, Lowell Spiess, Pete Seiler, Carolyn Walker (Mike)
Jacob Spengler - Contributor 1937-1967
Jacob taught history at Archbold from 1937 to 1947.  After a year as principal, he served as superintendent from 1949 to 1967.  Jacob coached baseball and golf and was largely responsible for the beginning of both the football and golf programs at Archbold.  In recognition of his contributions to the football program, the Archbold football field was renamed Spengler Field in his honor.  Jacob was also a good athlete in his day, pitching the first no-hitter in AHS history in 1922 against Fayette.  He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University where he was a pitcher and voted team most valuable player.

Lowell Spiess - Class of 1952
Winner of 11 letters: basketball (4), baseball (4), track (3)
Lowell was a member of Archbold’s first undefeated regular season basketball team in 1951 that finished the season 23-1.  He was also the first 1,000 point scorer at AHS and is currently fourth on the all-time list with 1,168 points.  Lowell coached cross country and track at Port Huron and is a member of the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame.

Paul Yoder - Class of 1953
Winner of 11 letters: football (1), basketball (3), baseball (4), track (3)
	Paul played on Archbold’s first football team as a senior in 1952.  He also excelled on the basketball court and ended with a career basketball record of 68-6.  He was the catcher on the baseball team and also found time for a successful track career.  Paul went on to play football, basketball, and baseball at Defiance College and is a member of the DC Athletic Hall of Fame.

Mike Walker - Coach 1957-1993
	Although best known as a football coach, Mike also coached track, wrestling, cross country, and basketball.  He coached 53 different squads while at Archbold, including coaching both the freshman basketball team and a wrestling team in the same season.  Mike was the first Archbold wrestling coach starting in 1958 and also spent three years as athletic director.

Pete Seiler - Class of 1962
Winner of 10 letters: football (3), wrestling (4), track (3)
	Pete was Archbold’s first football player to be named 1st team All-Ohio in 1961 while leading his team to a 7-1-1 record. He also had the distinction of being named the 1961 NWOAL MVP in football.  Pete finished fourth in the state in wrestling, an impressive accomplishment in that there was only one division in 1962.  He enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he captained the football team and had an outstanding wrestling career.

Steve Rettig - Class of 1968
Winner of 7 letters: basketball (3), baseball (4)
	In 1968, Steve was a member of undefeated regular season teams in both basketball and baseball.  His career basketball record as a three-year starter was 62-5.  As a senior pitcher on the baseball team, Steve was 8-0 tossing three shut-outs that included a no-hitter in his final game against Bryan which allowed the Bluestreaks to claim the NWOAL Championship.  Steve attended the University of Toledo on a basketball scholarship but had a career-ending knee injury during his freshman year.

Bruce Arthur - Class of 1969
Winner of 10 letters: football (3), basketball (2), baseball (3), track (2)
	Bruce lettered in four sports, but football was his true love.  He was voted team MVP and named 1st team All-NWOAL on both offense and defense in 1968.  Bruce was part of a District Championship basketball team that went 22-2 in 1969.  After his career at AHS, Bruce joined four other former Bluestreaks at the University of Toledo where he played on three Mid-American Conference championship football teams and was named 1st team All-MAC quarterback in 1972.  After college, Bruce spent parts of 1974 and 1975 with the Detroit Lions.

Jill Schnitkey - Class of 1987
Winner of 12 letters: volleyball (4), basketball (4), softball (4)
	Jill was named All-Ohio in volleyball, basketball, and softball.  She was a member of two state championship softball teams and also state runner-up teams in volleyball and softball.  Jill was named the volleyball Crescent-News player of the year in 1986 and was the basketball district player of the year in 1987.  Jill scored 1,272 career points in basketball.  She continued to play volleyball at Ohio University where she was named co-captain for three seasons.

Joe Wyse - Class of 1989
Winner of 8 letters: football (3), basketball (3), track (2)
	Joe had a three year football record at Archbold of 35 wins and only 2 losses.  In 1988, he was the Division 5 state lineman of the year while leading the Bluestreaks to a 14-0 season that included a State Championship victory over Mogadore.  As a three-year basketball starter, Joe scored 1,007 career points.  He attended Bowling Green State University on a football scholarship where he twice earned 1st team All-MAC honors and won two bowl titles.

Rachel Sauder Kinsman - Class of 1992
Winner of 10 letters: cross country (4), volleyball (2), track (4)
	Rachel is arguably the finest long distance runner ever in northwest Ohio.  She won four state championships in both the 1600 and 3200 meter events and went on to become a seven-time NCAA All-American in cross country and track while at Auburn University.  In the 2000 World Cross Country Championships, Rachel won a bronze medal while representing Team USA.  Still running, Rachel has been an Olympic trials qualifier in 2000, 2004, and 2008.

2006 Inductees

Front Row: Barb Short, Jody Blose, Deb Fedderke
Back Row: Chuck Forward, Steve Schnitkey, Roger Schantz, Jack Arthur, Art Kleck, Tim Grieser, missing from photo Dale Schlatter

Dale Schlatter – Class of 1941
	Dale earned 11 letters in baseball, basketball and track.  He attended Bowling Green State University.  Dale taught and coached for five years before entering the administration field in 1955.  From 1956-1977, Dale served as Superintendent in three schools districts.  He and his wife Emma reside in Willard and have three children.

Art Kleck – Class of 1949
	Art won 11 letters in high school, participating in baseball, basketball and track.  He went on to play baseball at Denison, where he was a co-captain and starting pitcher for the conference champions.  Art is retired in Libertyville, Illinois.  He and is wife, Judi have three daughters.

Roger Schantz – Class of 1954
	Roger won 10 letters participating in basketball, football, baseball and golf.  During his career, the Blue Streaks had a 65-9 record in basketball.  Roger was named first team All-County, 1st team Northwest Ohio, and Toledo Blade player of the year.  After high school he enrolled at BGSU where he started on the freshman basketball teams.  Roger worked in education for 27 years.  He is also known for being one of the premier basketball officials in the area and refereed at the State Tournament 12 times.  Roger and his deceased wife, Helen, raised three children.

Steve Schnitkey – Class of 1968
	Steve won seven letters in football, track, and baseball.  He won the state high jump title in 1968.  Steve was also a member of University Of Toledo football team that went 35-0.  He was named 1st team ALL-Mac in 1970 and 1971, and won three Tangerine Bowls.  He and his wife Karen live in rural Archbold and have two children.

Tim Grieser – Class of 1971
	Tim earned 11 letters in football, basketball, track, and baseball.  He holds the school record for most yards in a game (338), season (1766), and career (3312).  Along with these records he was a member of the 1970 team that brought the Streaks the first ever league championship in football and an 8-1 record.  During Tim’s senior season he was chosen to play in the prestigious North-South All Star football game in Canton.  Tim and his wife Sue have three children.

Deb Fedderke – Class of 1977
	Deb won 11 letters in volleyball, softball, basketball and track.  She helped pioneer the first years of ladies sports in Archbold.  She was named first team NWOAL in both volleyball and basketball.  
Jack Arthur – Class of 1982
	Jack earned 12 letters in football, basketball, baseball and track.  He was a member of Archbold’s first two playoff teams and still holds the record for season and career interceptions.  Jack went on to pursue a successful football career at Miami of Ohio University where he started at wide receiver for four seasons.  He and his wife Veronica have two children.

Jody Blose – Class of 1986
	Jody won 10 letters in softball, volleyball, and basketball.  She was part of two softball state championship teams and went to play at Akron University. where she was a four year letterwinner in softball.  Jody is living in Lake Arrowhead, California. 

Barb Short – Archbold coach from 1975-2003
	Barb coached varsity softball from 1976-1997.  Her record was 348-94 with three state championships.  She also coached junior high volleyball for 28 years where she enjoyed teaching the fundamentals to the young girls.  Barb retired in 2003.  Barb and husband Mike make there winter home in Bonita Springs, Florida and return home for their summers in Archbold.

Chuck Forward – Archbold coach from 1975-2003
	Chuck coached wrestling from 1974-2002.  He amassed 308 wins during his career and was named to the Ohio High School Wrestling Hall of Fame.  He was also head cross-country coach for twenty-three years.  Coaching highlights include his first state champion, Shane Jernigan, and son Clark winning the national title and going to represent the United States on the Junior World Team.  He also coached two state champions in cross-country, Shari Coressel and Rachel Sauder.  In his retirement, Chuck and his wife Diana, spend their summers on the lake in Michigan Center, while returning to live in Archbold the rest of the year.  They have raised three sons; Jeff, Jason and Clark.


2004 Inductees

Bill Hollingshead - Class of 1944
 Bill won nine letters in basketball, baseball, and track.  He was the one time record holder in the 220-yard dash, the shot put and discus.  Bill went on to run track at Ohio State.  He served in the Army Air Corps and went on to become a mortician in West Unity.  He and his wife, Mary, have two children.

John Jimenez – Class of 1960				
	John won eleven letters.  He was MVP in football and the first AHS wrestler to qualify for the state tournament.  He graduated from Adrian College.  He retired as Superintendent of Schools in Michigan Center, Michigan.  John is also a wrestling official.  He and his wife, Patricia, have three daughters.

Andy Peterson – Class of 1984
	Andy ran for 33 touchdowns in his senior season.  He was named All-Ohio first team and was the Division IV State Back of the Year.  Andy went on to play football with the US Military Academy at West Point where he started at fullback for three seasons and won three bowl games.  He works as a financial planner and has four daughters with his wife Brenda.

Char Sharp – Archbold volleyball coach for 27 years
	Coach Sharp holds the career record for wins in Ohio (630).  She won three state titles and was named Ohio Coach of the year several times.  Char also won over 200 games as head basketball coach.  She is a member of the Adrian College Hall of Fame and the Ohio Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame.  Char is farming and officiating volleyball and track in her retirement.

Jerry Zuver – Class of 1973
	Jerry was an All-State football and basketball player.  He led the NWOAL in scoring his senior season in football.  Jerry won 11 letters in 4 sports.  He went on to play football at the University of Michigan and was named 2nd team All-Big Ten.  Jerry works in sales.  He lives in Bryan and is the proud father of two daughters.

Bill Arthur – Archbold basketball coach from 1954-1966
	Bill had two undefeated teams and a career record of 218-60.  Bill is a member of the Ohio Northern Hall of Fame and the Ohio Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  After retiring from teaching, Bill went to work for Beatrice Foods for thirty years.  He and his wife, Jocelyn (deceased), have three children.

Dr. John Fraas – Class of 1966
	John was All-State in both football and basketball.  He was part of an undefeated roundball team his senior year.  John has been a professor at Ashland University for thirty-two years.  John has won over 20 awards for his teaching. He and his wife, Betti, have two children.

Kim Bosco-Gin – Class of 1982
	Kim was a member of three state tournament teams her senior season, winning the state title in volleyball and softball.  Her career volleyball record was 83 wins and only 3 losses.  She participated in nine regional and six state tournaments during her high school career.  Kim is a special education teacher in Tennessee.  

Cathy Rupp-Gordon – Class of 1980
	Cathy was the first female basketball player to score 1000 points for Archbold.  She played four sports, but excelled in volleyball and basketball.  Cathy played volleyball at the University of Pittsburgh.  She received her law degree.  Cathy lives in Pittsburgh area and has three children.

Larry Holland – Class of 1963
	Larry was a first team All-Ohio end in football.  He lettered twelve times in four sports.  He graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College and worked for Beatrice Foods for many years before joining Sauder Woodworking.  Larry and his wife, Karleen have two girls.

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Archbold, OH 43502

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