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COVINGTON ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME...
The Covington Athletic Hall of Fame was established to recognize those individuals and teams who have had a significant impact on athletics at Covington High School.

2016 INDUCTEE: ANDREW DEHART

Andrew Dehart is the son of Mike and Janet Dehart and a 2011 Covington High School graduate where he was Valedictorian of his class. After graduating from CHS, Andrew attended college at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where he majored in civil engineering. Throughout his five years at Duke, Andrew excelled on the wrestling mat as a member of the Blue Devils' wrestling team - becoming just the second Covington graduate to compete at the Division I collegiate level in the sport of wrestling.

Wrestling is where Andrew stamped his legacy as one of the most decorated athletes in school history as he was a four-time state placer - the first Buccaneer athlete to accomplish such a feat in any sport. Under the tutelage of long-time Buccaneer wrestling coach Tom Barbee, Andrew placed 6th at state in 2008, 4th in 2009, 2nd in 2010, 3rd in 2011, and earned a national ranking in the 145 pound weight class his senior year. He was a four-time All-Ohio selection and earned Academic All-Ohio all four years of high school. Andrew also earned the OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award, was the Buccs' Most Valuable Wrestler four times, was a two-time first-time selection and a two-time second-team selection by the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association. Throughout his wrestling career at Covington, Andrew compiled a school record 196 career wins and finished with the best winning percentage in school history - winning 91.2% of his matches with 196 wins and just 19 defeats. He also has the school record for the most career points with 1050, most single season points with 293 and the most career near falls with 231.

Not overlooked were Andrew's accomplishments on the baseball field under head coach Mitch Hirsch. In four years as a member of the Buccaneer baseball team, Andrew earned three varsity letters, was a first-team All-Conference selection in 2011 and earned Academic All-CCC three times.

2016 HONORARY INDUCTEE: DOUG FOSTER

Doug Foster taught at Covington for thirty years, retiring from teaching in 2010. His passion for kids went beyond the classroom as he coached several different sports at all levels at Covington over his career.

Doug was the varsity girls basketball coach for 4 years, and the freshman boys basketball coach for 12 years. But it was the sport of Cross Country where Doug made a lasting impact as he coached the varsity boys for 14 years, the varsity girls for 7 years and the junior high boys for 6 years.

Throughout Doug's coaching career his teams have compiled many amazing accomplishments. In his 14 years as the varsity boys cross country coach, Doug's teams accumulated a record of 1707 wins and 469 losses, earned 8 league titles, 5 district championships, 3 district runner-ups, were regional qualifiers 12 times, regional runner-up 3 times and qualified for state as a team 6 times. Doug led the boys cross country teams to 5th at state and in 1997 and 4th in the state in 2001.

In his 7 years as varsity girls cross country coach, Doug led his teams to a 524 and 371 combined record. He was named the SRC Coach of the Year in 1989 and CCC Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2000. His teams earned league championships in 1999 and 2000, a district championship in 1999, district runner-up in 2000 and 2001 and had four teams qualify for regionals in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. The 1999 team of Libby McMaken, Annie Stacy, Kelly Graher, Logan Graher, Emily Brumbaugh, Michelle Marion and Lisa Cron became the first girls cross country team in school history to qualify and compete at the state cross country meet, placing 14th as a team.

Doug coached many talented runners thoughout his career, many who are in the Hall of Fame today. Three of those runners earned All-Ohio honors: Kristina Enderle in 2001, Nate Gibson in 1997 and 1998, and Scott Fisher, who placed 7th at state in 1982.

2016 INDUCTEES: 1980-81 BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM

CENTER: Coach Bob Huelsman. TEAM (L-R): John Hackett, Ed Barger, Steve Simon, Rick Schmidt, Scott Manson, Jeff Ryan, Jerry Minnich, Dale Barger, Jim Tobias, Don Fosnight, Phil Reck, Kevin Finfrock.

24-1. The record speaks for itself. The 1980-81 team was good. They were really good!

Coached by the winningest coach in school history, Bob Huelsman, the Buccs cruised through the regular season unbeaten at 20-0 for the first time in school history. Along the way the Buccs won the Miami County Holiday Tournament, and a Three Rivers Conference Championship.

Although the regular season was over, the Buccaneers didn't stop there. They steamrolled through the State Tournament by beating the likes of Yellow Springs (60-49), Ansonia (54-43), Waynesville (64-38) and Jackson Center (45-44). The dream season came to an end as they fell to Columbus Academy (32-42) for their only loss of the season.

Covington won Sectional and District Titles in the tournament and received a #3 ranking in the state of Ohio for Class A schools.

The Buccaneers were led by Ed Barger, who scored 425 points, at the time the eighth highest single-season point total in school history. Barger averaged 17.0 points per game while dishing out 72 assists. Steve Simon dropped in 272 points for a 10.9 average and pulled down 120 rebounds. Rick Schmidt led the Buccs with 131 rebounds and 126 assists while Jeff Ryan and Jerry Minnich pulled down 119 and 109 rebounds respectively.

Also contributing to the historic season were Jim Tobias, Dale Barger, Kevin Finfrock, John Hackett, Scott Manson, Don Fosnight and Phil Reck.

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Linus Grilliot
1941
Bob Hartley
1961
Gene Laughman
1964
Kent Thompson
1965
Tom Dunn
1972
Tim Vogler
1975
Dave Beard
1950
Tom Finfrock
1950
Bob Johnston
1953
Larry Warner
1962
Jay Meyer
1977
Dave Tobias
1980
Rodney Sampson
1958
Terry Vogler
1975
Kevin Finfrock
1981
Leonard Wood
1952
Ed Hartley
1971
Joe Schmidt
1980
Gary Carder
1959
Judy Miller
1980
Fred Flory
1945
Bob Tobias
1954
Kelly Deeter
1984
Kenny Shefbuch
1954
Jim Sampson
1960
Harold Minnich
1933
Denny Cain
1972
Brad Barker
1969
Brian Olson
1987
Cindy Byers
1984
Lawrence Deal
1928
Rex Huffman
1971
John Flory
1966
Lane Evans
1988
Jodi Miller
1989
Ryan Stover
1989
Jim Meyer
1974
Ed Barger
1981
Lynnette Roeth
1992
Ron Leach
1971
Tori Hartley
1993
Bill Apple
1970
Dave Doseck
1974
Craig Vanderhorst
1984
Bill Flick
1941
Mike Schmidt
1979
Erica Bowman
1996
Staci Short
1996
Richard Via
1954
Doug Swartz
1976
Becky Sink-Weldy
1997
Matt Weikert
1997
Carolyn Deneke
1990
David Larson
1998
Shelli Manson
1998
Ronald Rhoades
1952
Bill Frey
1953
Emily Enderle
1999
Nate Gibson
1999
Jason Kingrey
1984
Doug Swartz
1974
Libby McMaken
2000
Lauren Boggs
2002
Jason Meyer
2002
Holly Irvin
1982
Ted Peacock
1967
Bert Roeth
2002
Josh Burelison
2002
Pam Sowers
1992
Jon Sampson
2003
Michelle Meyer
2006
Logan Brown
2006
Scott Fisher
1985
Sue Schwamberger
2002
Heather Fields
2004
Ashley Johnson
2007
Jenny McMaken-Kendell
1983
Alex Christian
2007
Renee Otte
2009
Jarod Meyer
2002
Andrew Dehart
2011

1973 Football Team: Steve Burelison, Randy Miller, David Dull, Ron Phillis, Al Grise, Steve Bordelon, Tim Wise, Bill Lyle, Gary Robinson, Rick Hollopeter, Doug Meyer, Steve Pennington, Calvin Yingst, Mike Leonard, Terry Vogler, Tim Shafer, Tim Vogler, Greg Dennings, Whitey Forsythe, Mike Apwisch, John Montgomery, Joe Davis, Dean Fields, Roger Finfrock, Dave Doty, Rod Victor, David Nicodemus, Mike Zimmer, Richard Girouard, Bob Flora, Galen Mullennix, Doug Swartz, Don Anthony, Rusty Kimmel, Randy Besecker, Dave Doseck, Greg Reynolds

1960 Football Team: Dave Beeman, Larry McKenzie, Thomas Fenner, Larry Warner, Michael Hart, Robert Byers, Bob Hartley, Mike Hudson, Doug Murray, James Ruhl, Warren Smith, Larry Wise, Terry Byers, Gordon McMaken, Tim Hudson, John Laughman, Larry Caldwell, Gene Laughman, Steve Wells, Roger Looker, George Yingst, Gary Maier, Sam Bashore, Mike Miller, Jerry Fessler, Donald Weer III, John Holsinger, David Wimmer, Kay Hunt, Arthur Jennings, Thomas Iddings, Mark Smith, Wayne Ingle, Tom Kimmel, Coach Jim Beisner

1973 Men's Golf Team: Dan Mutzner, Tim Wise, Larry Minnich, Robert Tobias, Ted Brumbaugh, Dave Barnhart, Mike Bordelon, Coach Ron Schultz
1979 Football Team: Ted Fields, Brian Bitner, Mike Girouard, Rob Girouard, Kevin Finfrock, Pat Thomas, Chris Rench, Mark Williams, Mark Landis, Jim Smith, Phil Reck, Mike Grilliot, Kirk Tisdale, Jeff Lauber, Joe Schmidt, Scott Manson, Jeff Ryan, Dan Westfall, Joe Richard, Chuck Yingst, Ryan Kimmel, Bryan Reames, Glenn Musgrave, Marc Cain, Dave DeMoss, Chris Locker, John Broughman, Greg Rench, Doug Pond, Chris Yingst, Don Fosnight, Todd Fields, Jeff Cain, Dave Tobias, Jim Rench, Dale Barger, Travis Brannon, Tom Manson, Rick Schmidt, Coach Larrie Tisdale, Coach Steve Fisher, Coach Ed McCord, Coach Bob Huelsman

1995 Volleyball Team: Sitting (L-R) - Angie Millhouse, Tiana Powell, Whitney Bell, and Jessica Bishop. Standing (L-R) - Head Coach Lonnie Cain, Nikki Simon, Stacy Weldy, Becky Sink, Staci Short, Erica Bowman, Richelle Finfrock and Stacey Fields. (Not Pictured: Coach Niki Simon, Coach Maureen Amirault)

1980-81 Boys Basketball Team: CENTER: Coach Bob Huelsman. TEAM (L-R): John Hackett, Ed Barger, Steve Simon, Rick Schmidt, Scott Manson, Jeff Ryan, Jerry Minnich, Dale Barger, Jim Tobias, Don Fosnight, Phil Reck, Kevin Finfrock.

HONORARY INDUCTEES
Les Zimmerman Burr Simpson Harold Deeter Richard Minnich
Blair Irvin Dave Murray Frank Dunn Dr. Robert Girouard
Bob Huelsman Larrie Tisdale Paul Devine Ron Schultz
Dr. John Molesky Robert (Bob) Phillis Tom Barbee Lou Apwisch
Forrest Miller Tebba Cain Scott Johnson Chris Besecker
Lonnie Cain Roger Craft Harold Frantz John Beeman
Glen Hollopeter Ben Wolfe Ben Robinson Rob Kiser
Dennis "Scooby" Willoughby Gretchen Schmidt Doug Foster