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Wyandot Sports Hall of Fame

Class of 2011



Kevin Babcock

Mike Dasher

Karen (Kin) Fox

Greg Micheli

Bob Schnelker

Jim Stiger

1954 Nevada track and field team


The Wyandot Sports Hall of Fame inducted its first class April 16, 2011 in a banquet at the Masters Building at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds.


Members of the first class were: Mike Dasher, Carey; Kevin Babcock, Mohawk; Jim Stiger, Nevada/Wynford; Karen (Kin) Fox, Riverdale; Greg Micheli, Upper Sandusky; Robert “Bob” Schnelker, Upper Sandusky; and the 1954 Nevada track and field team.


Below are brief profiles of each member of the class of 2011. Click on each picture or the name below for a complete profile and additional photos.


Mike Dasher was a four-year letterwinner in track, football and basketball at Carey High School from 1960-64, winning most valuable player awards in all three sports. He set school records in the 120-yard hurdles, 180-yard hurdles and the high jump. Dasher went on to compete in football and track at Ohio Northern University and later served as a football and track and field coach at Carey High School.

Kevin Babcock competed in football, basketball, baseball and track at Mohawk High School from 1972-76, earning 10 varsity letters. He played football at Ohio University and became the school’s all-time leading rusher and currently ranks sixth all-time with 2,614 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. He was a first-team All-Mid American Conference running back for the Bobcats in 1978 and 1979 and went on to sign as a free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 1980.

Jim Stiger earned achievements as a track and field champion during his years at Nevada High School from 1950-54. He played a major role in the 1954 Ohio High School Class B track and field state championship, winning state championships in the 120-yard high hurdles and 180 yard low hurdles. Stiger won 10 letters in three different sports. He went on to letter in both track and field and basketball at Findlay College and played semi-pro basketball for several years with the Wilson Auctioneers.

Karen (Kin) Fox was an outstanding student and athlete at Riverdale from 1974-78 who earned 12 varsity letters. She twice earned state honors in basketball and continued her basketball career at Miami University, where she was a four-year starter. She helped lead the Redskins to a Mid-American Conference championship as a senior with the game-winning basket and played in the first NCAA Tournament for women’s basketball.


Greg Micheli had an outstanding prep career at Upper Sandusky High School from 2001-05. He was the All-Ohio defensive player of the year in 2003 and offensive player of the year in 2004 for the Rams and was a part of the 2005 Upper Sandusky state championship basketball team. Micheli went on to play quarterback at Mount Union College, where he was part of three national championship teams and earned the Gagliardi Trophy, known as the “Division III Heisman,” awarded each year to honor the most outstanding NCAA Division III football player.

Robert “Bob” Schnelker was a multi-sport athlete at Upper Sandusky High School from 1942-46 and at Bowling Green State University. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns after graduating from BGSU in 1951 and enjoyed a nine-year career as a tight end primarily with the New York Giants from 1952-61 that included twice being named a Pro Bowler and earning an NFL Championship ring in 1956. He coached in the NFL for the next 30 years, earning two Super Bowl rings with the Green Bay Packers.

The 1954 Nevada track and field team succeeded in garnering Wyandot County’s first state championship, winning the Class B state title. Two individual championships, earned by Jim Steinhilber and Jim Stiger were won in the shot put and the 120 high hurdles and 180 low hurdles, respectively. The team also qualified for the finals in the 880 relay.