The next induction isn't until next October but now is the time to start thinking about nominations.
Read below for all the details and for the nomination form and the entire list of previous induction classes.
Submitted by Darlene MorrisonI think last time an induction class was announced, there was a perception that alums weren't being inducted for whatever reason. This makes it pretty clear that the committee does not nominate anyone for induction, they merely accept nominations and narrow the list based on set criteria.
OHS HOF looks for nominees
Mark your calendars. The 11th biennial Orrville High School Sports Hall of Fame induction will be held on Oct. 8, 2011 at Orrville High School.
Nominations are now being accepted. Forms are available at the Kent Smith’s office at Orrville High School, from any HOF board member and on Tim Snyder's Red Rider Sports blog site at www.redridersportsblog.com.
Nominees must be at least 25 years of age and out of OHS at least seven years to be eligible.
Nominations must include pertinent information about the nominees. A nomination is the only way one is considered for induction.
Officers are: Ron Bowman, president; J.D. Plybon, vice president; Kent Smith, executive secretary; Doug Davault, treasurer. Board members are: Sara Strugeon, Alan Auble, Sara Yehl, Bob Hershey, Jim Curtis, Bob Hardnett, Bob Shonk, Dave Yonto and Darlene Morrison.
The OHS Sports Hall of Fame became a reality in April, 1990 after Dick Saurer and the late Vernon "Pete" Curie, Wayne County Sports Hall of Fame members, took action.
I liken it to the "don't complain about who gets elected, when you don't vote" saying.
The nomination form is here. It will be housed in the drop down menu at the top of the page under the "Orrville Booster Club" heading for future reference.
Off the top of my head, I can think of several OHS alums that should be nominated, and would be easy inductees. At least one on my list is a real puzzling omission, but I bet there's a reason behind it. Like I said above, if they are not nominated, they'll never get inducted. Two of the three I'm thinking of are state champions, and the third has to be in the top 5 of all-time greats in Orrville football history.
The list of inductees through the last class in 2009 is below (and will also be permanently housed under the "Orrville Booster Club" tab), click to view full size.
Commence nominations. Thanks to the advisory board and the Hall of Fame officers for involving me (in a small way) in the process. I hope the word gets out and quality nominations start rolling in.