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Wyandot Sports Hall of Fame

Class of 2014

 

Becky (Putnam) Hawkins

Kortney Kin

Dave McClain

Amber Rall

Andrea Weininger

Ed Young

1953-54 Sycamore baseball team

 

The Wyandot Sports Hall of Fame inducted its fourth class April 19, 2014 in a banquet at the Mastersí Building at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds.

 

Members of the fourth class are: Rebecca (Putnam) Hawkins, Carey; Kortney Kin, Riverdale; Dave McClain, Upper Sandusky; Amber Rall, Wynford; Andrea Weininger, Mohawk; Ed Young, Upper Sandusky; and the 1954 Sycamore baseball team.

 

Below are brief profiles of each member of the class of 2014. Click on the pictures above or the names below for more information.

 

Rebecca (Putnam) Hawkins, a 1977 Carey High School graduate, qualified for the state track and field meet in four events in the first three years it was held for girls. She was an All-Ohioan in basketball and an All-North Central Conference first-team pick in volleyball as a senior.

Andrea Weininger, a 1989 Mohawk High School graduate, was a two-time All-Ohioan in both softball and basketball and a first-team All-NCC selection in volleyball while earning letters in all three sports all four years. She went on to play basketball and softball at Muskingum College, where she was inducted into its hall of fame in 2010.

Kortney Kin, a 2006 Riverdale High School graduate, was a two-time All-Ohioan in basketball and a one-time first-team All-NCC pick in volleyball. She went on to play basketball at Wilmington College, where she earned All-American honors as a senior and is the schoolís fifth all-time leading scorer.

Ed Young, a 1982 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, was a two-time All-Ohioan in basketball. He went on to play basketball at the University of Dayton and entered the schoolís hall of fame in 2003. He played on the USA Select Team in the Jones Cup, winning a gold medal, and played professionally in Europe.

Dave McClain, a 1956 graduate of USHS, played both football and basketball for the Rams and went on to play quarterback and safety for Bowling Green State University. He then began a coaching career, which included leading Ball State University and the University of Wisconsin. He died at 48 years old in 1986 but the Big Ten honored him by naming its coach of the year award after him.

Amber Rall, a 2003 graduate of Wynford High School, was a three-time All-Ohio basketball player, a four-time All-Ohio track athlete and a four-time All-NCC volleyball player. She led the Royals to the state tournament in basketball in 2003 and went on to play basketball at Ashland University, becoming the teamís all-time leading scorer.

The 1954-55 Sycamore Wildcats baseball team finished as state runner-up in Class B in 1954, finishing 20-1 with a 2-1 loss to Waverly in the state championship game. The Wildcats had three different pitchers throw no hitters and scored 13 shutouts. Many of the same players also were on the basketball team that was 27-0 before losing in the district championship game the winter before.

 

 

The 1954-55 Sycamore baseball team

 

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Becky (Putnam) Hawkins

 

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Kortney Kin

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Dave McClain (accepted by Jeff McClain)

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Amber Rall

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Andrea Weininger

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Ed Young