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Crooksville High School Hall of Fame

  

Class of 2011 Crooksville Hall of Fame                                         

 

Roy Hammer

  • 1959 Graduate
  • Football, Basketball and Baseball
  • 3 Year All-MVL
  • 2 Year All-SEO
  • 2 Year MVL Basketball Scoring Champion
  • Current Crooksville Career Basketball Scoring Leader

Jim Morrison

  • 1961 Graduate
  • Football, Basketball and Baseball
  • All-MVL Football and Basketball
  • All-SEO Football
  • All-Ohio Football and Basketball
  • Selected to North/South All-Star Football Game
  • Attended Findlay University on Football Scholarship

Gary Hicks

  • 1954 Graduate
  • Teacher at Crooksville for 33 years
  • Graduate of Ohio University
  • Head Teacher at North Elementary for 13 years
  • Coached 5th & 6th grade basketball for 25 years
  • Crooksville Athletic Statistician and Photographer for 40 years

1977 State Champion Football Team

  • 1977 Class A Football State Champions
  • Head Coach Craig Spring
  • Overall Season Record 10-2
  • MVL Record 7-2
  • Defeated West Jefferson 9-6 in State Semifinal
  • Defeated Ashtabula St. John 8-7 in State Championship

 

Class of 2012 Crooksville Hall of Fame

Gary Swinehart

  • 1971 Graduate
  • Basketball and Baseball
  • All-Ohio Basketball
  • 2 Year All-MVL Basketball and Baseball
  • 2 Year All-SEO Basketball and Baseball
  • 2 Year MVL Basketball Scoring Champion
  • Graduate of Rio Grande University
  • Perry County Baseball Hall of Fame

 Robert Freriks

  • 1948 Graduate
  • Football and Basketball
  • All-MVL Football and Basketball
  • All-SEO Football and Basketball
  • All-Ohio Football
  • Graduate of Ohio University and played Football and Basketball
  • Member of 2 MVL Football Championship Teams
  • Member of MVL Basketball Championship Team

 Libby Nelson-Avery

  • 1998 Graduate
  • All-MVL Basketball, Track, Cross Country
  • 2 Year All-SEO Track
  • 3 Year All-SEO Cross Country
  • School Record: Started 93 Varsity Basketball Games
  • School Record: 100 Meters and 100 Meter Hurdles
  • Graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College
  • 2002 NCAA Indoor National Championship Qualifier

 1963 State Champion Football Team

  • 1963 Class A Football State Champions
  • 1963 MVL Champions
  • Head Coach David C. Knight
  • Overall Season Record 10-0
  • Outscored opponents 254-34
  • Shutout 6 opponents
  • Defeated rival New Lexington 28-0

Class of 2013 Crooksville Hall of Fame

James C. Papritan

  • Head Coach of the 1931 Championship “Big Red” Football Team
  • 1931   Overall Season Record          9 – 0
  • Outscored Opponents         409 – 0
  • Teacher and Coach at Crooksville High School from 1930 – 1940
  • All Ohio Honors in Football at Cleveland East Technical HS
  • All Ohio (now Mid-America) Honors in Football at the Ohio University
  • Honorable Mention All American at Guard Position – Ohio University
  • Graduate of Ohio University– BS and Columbia University(NY) – MA
  • Coaching Certificate from Northwestern University
  • Retired in 1969 with 40 years of Teaching and Coaching at Crooksville, Rushville, and Lancaster High Schools

Mark Downey

  • 1961 Graduate
  • Football, Basketball, and Track
  • 3 year All-M.V.L. Football
  • Member of two undefeated championship football teams
  • Graduate of Glenville State College with a Bachelors Degree
  • 2 year All-Conference Football Player at Glenville State College
  • Graduate of Ohio University with a Masters Degree

C. Richard Spencer

  • 1947 Graduate
  • Football and Basketball
  • All-M.V.L. in Football and Basketball
  • Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year
  • Local media referred to him as the “Mighty Atom”
  • Awarded the State Water Conservation Award
  • 25 year Employee of Ohio Power
  • Local Dairy Farmer for 15 years

Charles L. Horn

  • 1944 Graduate
  • All-M.V.L. Football, Basketball, and Baseball
  • 1949 Graduate of Ohio University
  • Vice President of Senior Class at Ohio University
  • All-American Baseball Player
  • Selected to East-West College All-Star Team
  • 1980 World Series of Golf Chairman
  • Chairman of Board at Children’s Hospital
  • Rotary International for  50 years
  • Volunteer of the Year Award Winner, Marco Island
  • Stars of the Arts Award Winner, Collier City

 

 


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