Sports Hall of Fame
Erin Falk Minter
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.