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Wyandot Sports Hall of Fame Inductees


The Wyandot Sports Hall of Fame will induct its eighth class April 21, 2018 in a banquet at the Masters’ Building at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds.


Don Bowman

Robby Lee

Wilfred Osborn

Mike Schifer

Aubrey Walton

Beth (Baldridge) Williams

2003 Mohawk softball


Members of the eighth class are: Riverdale’s Don Bowman, Upper Sandusky’s Robby Lee, Sycamore’s Wilfred Osborn, Wynford’s Mike Schifer, Mohawk’s Aubrey Walton, Carey’s Beth (Baldridge) Williams and the 2003 Mohawk softball team.


Complete profiles will be available in the near future.


A 1974 graduate of Riverdale High School, Don Bowman was an All-Ohio football player in 1973 when he also earned all-district honors. Bowman was a two-time all-conference players in baseball and football and played football and baseball for two years at Heidelberg University. He was a USA, ASA and high school softball umpire and worked eight ASA national championship games.


An All-Ohio football player, Robby Lee was a 1965 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School. He went on to play at Michigan State University and then Eastern Michigan University, graduating there in 1970. He became a teacher and a coach of a variety of sports at Clyde High School and then his alma mater, USHS. Lee was an accomplished high school and college basketball official for 33 years, was an avid golfer and was the ultimate Upper Sandusky Rams fan. Lee died Oct. 13, 2017.


Born outside of Nevada, Wilfred Osborn was a 1901 graduate of Sycamore High School who went on to become a major league baseball outfielder. After two years in the minor leagues, he debuted in the National League with the Philadelphia Phillies. After 11 professional seasons, including three in the majors, he came back to Wyandot County and operated the Bon Ton restaurant and bakery with his brother. One of his three children, Sara Jane Ulrich, is an Upper Sandusky resident. Osborn is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.


A 1965 graduate of Wynford High School, Mike Schifer excelled in baseball and especially basketball for the Royals, as well as the Mount Zion Bulldogs before the formation of Wynford. He earned first-team All-Ohio honors in basketball as a senior as the Royals won the North Central Conference championship and earned all-state honorable mention as a sophomore with the Bulldogs. He scored 1,281 career points. He played four years of basketball at Capital University and went on to work at and coach at Grandview Heights, Edison and South Central high schools.


The former all-time Ohio softball record holder for consecutive pitching wins, Aubrey Walton helped Mohawk to the 2003 state championship and graduated in 2004. Walton went 43-0 during one stretch of her pitching career with the Warriors and earned a spot in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd. Walton also was a four-year basketball player and ran cross country for a year. She earned a degree from Purdue University, worked for the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission and now works for the National Football League, managing NFL On Location Experiences, the event experience and hospitality company of the league.


A 1998 Carey High School graduate, Beth (Baldridge) Williams was the NAIA outdoor high jump national champion in 2000 and an eight-time All-American while competing for the University of Findlay. While with the Blue Devils, Williams won 10 letters in track and field, basketball and volleyball, excelling in the high jump. She won the event in all but four meets during her career and placed three times at state with a high finish of second. She now is an elementary school physical education teacher at Carey Elementary.


The 2003 Mohawk softball team won the school’s first ever state championship by winning the Division III title with a 6-1 victory against Convoy Crestview to cap a 31-1 season. Mohawk had topped Rootstown, 5-0, in the state semifinals. Coached by Jenny Weinandy, the Warriors were led by Walton, who finished the year with a 24-0 pitching record. The team’s offense also was potent, finishing with a state-leading 355 hits, led by Christa Coppus with 60.


Class of 2017


Dan Bogard

James Dillion

Roxie Karg

Tom Schreck

Steve Trout

Cloyce Wentling

1965-66/66-67 Carey boys basketball


Class of 2016



Jim Draper

Don Hannam

Hank Hemmerly

Mike McGuire

Curtis McMillan

Steve Schertzer


1955 Upper Sandusky

football team


Class of 2015



David Kalb

Nick Mengerink

John Reed

Vaughn Shell

Joelyn Shoup-Ridder

Pat Weber


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1968 Riverdale football team


Class of 2014


Becky (Putnam) Hawkins

Kortney Kin

Dave McClain

Amber Rall

Andrea Weininger

Ed Young

1953-54 Sycamore baseball team


Class of 2013


George Amlin

Andra Bell

Art Huston

Rob Sheldon

Heather (Huffman) Speyer

Rick Young

1975 Carey football team


Class of 2012


Jim Bauer

Bill Bogard

Bob Donelson

Bill Kotterman

Erin Falk Minter

Don Wedge

1949 McCutchenville baseball team


Class of 2011


Kevin Babcock

Mike Dasher

Karen (Kin) Fox

Greg Micheli

Bob Schnelker

Jim Stiger

1954 Nevada track and field team