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Wyandot Sports Hall of Fame

Class of 2012


Jim Bauer

Bill Bogard

Bob Donelson

Bill Kotterman

Erin Falk Minter

Don Wedge

1949 McCutchenville baseball team


The Wyandot Sports Hall of Fame inducted its second class April 21, 2012 in a banquet at the Masters’ Building at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds.


Members of the second class were: Bob Donelson, Carey; Don Wedge, Carey; Bill Bogard, Mohawk; Jim Bauer, Wynford; Bill Kotterman, Riverdale; Erin Falk Minter, Upper Sandusky; and the 1949 McCutchenville baseball team.


Below are brief profiles of each member of the class of 2012. Click on each picture or the name below for a complete profile and additional photos.


Jim Bauer, Wynford

            Bauer was Wynford’s first basketball coach, beginning in 1964. He had a winning record in all 13 of his coaching seasons, posting a 197-74 career mark for the Royals.
            His Wynford teams won four NCC titles and six sectional championships and were district runners-up three times. He coached five All-Ohio basketball players.
            Bauer served as Wynford’s athletic director for 20 years and compiled a career 280-130 basketball record as a coach.


Bill Bogard, Sycamore

            Bogard, a 1952 graduate of Sycamore High School, scored 1,143 points in his basketball career at Sycamore, becoming only second player in Wyandot County history to surpass the career mark of 1,000 points.
            Bogard was the leading scorer in the Wyandot County League both his junior and senior seasons while leading his team to WCL championships in 1950, ’51 and ’52 .
            He was the OHSAA state Class B high jump champion in his senior year with a jump of 6-1.75 and was the state runner-up the previous year.


Bob Donelson, Carey

            Donelson, a 1947 Carey High School graduate, played four years of football, baseball, basketball and one year of track at Carey High School while leading the football team to an undefeated season in 1946.
            A 1951 graduate of Ohio Northern University, Donelson was the leading scorer on the ONU football team his junior and senior years while playing halfback and kicking extra points and field goals.
            As a golfer at Ohio Northern, his team won the conference title in his junior year. One of the area’s best known golfers, he still has the best nine-hole score (29) at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. He has had many golf championships during the past 60-plus years and still scores in the high 30s for 9 holes.


Bill Kotterman, Riverdale

            Kotterman, as a 1977 graduate of Riverdale High School, was a leader of the high school basketball team that had a three-year record of 56-14, won three district titles and was a regional runner-up.
            He had 653 rebounds for his high school career and 875 points.
            Kotterman also played on a North Central Conference champion golf team and was the NCC discus champion in 1977.
            He went on to become a four-year varsity starter for the Findlay College basketball team under coach Dr. James Houdeshell, graduating in 1981. While scoring 1303 career points he won Hoosier Buckeye Conference and NAIA honors.


Erin Falk Minter, Upper Sandusky

            Falk was an outstanding athlete for Upper Sandusky in volleyball, basketball and track from 1992-1996.
            She was a first team All-Ohio pick her senior year of basketball. She was on the state runner-up team that lost in overtime as the team finished 27-1.
            In track, she was All-Ohio her sophomore, junior and senior years in the 800 run and anchored the 1996 state champion 3200 relay team.
            A graduate of Ohio Northern University, she earned basketball honors at the college level for two seasons.


Don Wedge, Carey

            Wedge, also a 1947 graduate of Carey, was a multi-sport athlete who excelled in football and later was a record-setting football star for Ohio Wesleyan University and an NFL official.
            His OWU single game records for touchdowns (five) and scoring (30) still stands and he is tied for most touchdowns (15) in a season.
            He graduated from OWU in 1951 where he was name All-Ohio College and Little All-American fullback.
            He was an NFL official for 23 years and worked Super Bowl XXII, four NFL Pro Bowls, two NFL Hall of Fame games and the 1973 College All-Star game.


1949 McCutchenville baseball team

            McCutchenville’s 1949 Class B baseball team was the first team of any sport from Wyandot County to play in a OHSAA championship game.
            The team was state runner-up in the spring of 1949. The team was also a state qualifier in 1948 and 1950.
            The team was led by Merle Barth, who pitched seven no-hitters in the 1949 season.
            Others members of the team were Don Beashler, Robert Parker, Glen Stevens, Paul Kissabeth, Glenn Hill, Frank Parker, Charles Beaschler, Marvin Mullholand, Paul Bour, Roberet Brashares, Bob Gucker, Dale Stevens, Judson Virden, Wayne Vogel, manager Don Ruehler and coach Mirl Rosendale.