Athletic Hall of Fame

Aurora Alumni Association

 

Athletic Hall of Fame

Established 1982 

Inducted 2014

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Jericka Duncan – Class of 2001

Jericka was a three year letter winner in Basketball and a four year letter winner in Track and Field.  She was part of seven school track and field records and a three time OHSAA State Champion in the 330m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay and the 4x200m Relay. Jericka established 5 school records which stand today including 100m High Hurdles, 330m High Hurdles, 4x100m Relay, 4x200m Relay, and 4x400m Relay.  Jericka was on the CVC all 2nd place team in 1998 and was named to the CVC  1st place honors team in 1999, 2000, and 2001. As a senior she was named to the CVC 1st team.

Upon graduation Jericka attended Ohio University on academic and athletic scholarships where she majored in communications and was the 2005 recipient of the NAACP Image Award of Athletics.  While there she broke the 100 meter Hurdle record which still stands today. In 2005 Jericka was named team captain and was the team’s MVP in 2004 and 2005. 

Inducted 2007

Dick Bliss: Coach
A.H.S. Athletic Director: 18 years
A.H.S. Head Wrestling Coach – 36+ years
As Coach: High School Championship Team (1995), 11 League Championship Teams, 65 Individual League Champions, 66 Individual Sectional Champions, 22 Individual District Champs, 71 Individual State Qualifiers, 40 Individual State Place Winners, 7 Individual State Champions, Two Time Ohio Wrestling Coach of the Year, Member of Ohio Wrestling Hall of Fame  

Inducted 2003

Mark Telerico – Class of 1987
A.H.S.: Golf – 2 Letters, Two Time ESC Golf First Team, Individual State Champion
Miami University: Golf – 4 Letters, Two Time All Mid-American Conference, Three time NCAA Qualifier
Professional Golf: Three Years – Canadian Honda Classic PGA, Northern Ohio Golf Association – Player of the Year.   

Gavin Sontag – Class of 1995
A.H.S.: Basketball – 2 Letters; Tennis – 4 Letters, Three time Sectional Champ, Three time District Champ, Two Time State Place (2nd and 4th)
University of Illinois: Tennis – 4 Letters, Three time All Big Ten, Two time NCAA Div. I All American
Professional: 3 ½ years, Won 9 Professional Events in Doubles.

Pat Duncan – Class of 1995
A.H.S.: Basketball – 3 Letters; Tennis – 4 Letters
Case Western Reserve: Basketball – 4 Letters and Team Captain 

Tim Courtad – Class of 1995
A.H.S.: Football – 3 Letters; Wrestling – 4 Letters; Track – 4 Letters,
College: Wrestling – 4 Letters, Two time MAC Champion, Two time NCAA District I National Qualifier, Two time Freestyle All-American
Coach: Clarion College and Cleveland State University

Tom Courtad – Class of 1995
A.H.S.: Football – 3 Letters; Wrestling – 4 Letters; Baseball – 3 Letters
Case Western University: Football – 3 Letters, Division III Academic All-American  

Inducted 1995

Charles Thorton – Class of 1958
A.H.S.: Football – 2 Letters; Basketball – 3 Letters; Baseball – 3 Letters

John Nussbaumer – Class of 1969
A.H.S.: Football – 3 Letters; Track – 4 Letters; Baseball – 3 Letters
Dennison University: Attorney and Professor of Law 

Harry Lee – Class of 1953
A.H.S.: Football – 4 Letters; Basketball – 4 Letters; Baseball – 4 Letters
Ohio Northern University: Football – Outstanding Freshman and Varsity Letter

Inducted 1993

William Miller – Class of 1948
A.H.S.: Football – 4 Letters; Basketball – 4 Letters; Baseball – 4 Letters; Track – 1 Letter

Robert Pealer – Class of 1965
A.H.S.: Football – 3 Letters; Basketball – 4 Letters; Baseball – 4 Letters; Track – 3 Letters

Byron Spruell – Class of 1983
A.H.S.: Football – 3 Letters; Basketball – 2 Letters; National Honor Society
University of Notre Dame: Football
A.H.S. 2001 Distinguished Alumni Award

Robert W. Russell – Class of 1959
A.H.S.: Football – 2 Letters; Basketball – 3 Letters; Recipient of Mayne Griffith Award and 1959 Activity Award Recipient  

Richard Russell – Class of 1957
A.H.S.: Football – 2 Letters; Basketball – 2 Letters; Baseball – 2 Letters

Inducted 1992

James M. O’Brien – Class of 1967
A.H.S.: Football – 3 Letters; Basketball – 4 Letters; Track – 4 Letters and Four year Relay Champions and Record Holder Team, State Cross Country Championship Team
West Point Academy: Graduated 2nd Ltn. and Track 4 Years 

Edward E. McVeigh – Class of 1935
A.H.S.: Football – 4 Letters and Quarterback; Basketball – 4 Letters; Baseball – 4 Letters; Track – 4 Letters.
Kenyon and Kent State University  

Patricia William Holly – Class of 1960
A.H.S.: Field Hockey, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Archery, Tumbling, Track & Field.  
Wittenberg University: Field Hockey – 4 Years and All–Great Lakes Team 4 Years;  Volleyball – 4 Years; Basketball – 4 Years; Softball – 4 Years; Synchronized Swim Club
Coach: 1964-67 – Tecumsey High School; 1976-68 – Indiana University; 1968–1992 – Wittenberg University – coached Bowling, La Crosse, and Swimming     

Kim Heisler – Class of 1971
A.H.S.: Football – 2 Letters; Basketball – 2 Letters; Golf – 1971 CVC Golf Champion and Regional Medalist Award Winner
Florida State University: Golf 1971-75
PGA Professional Golf: 1977 – 1981

Joe Manno – A.H.S. Coach
Golf – State Champs 1971, District Champs – 1971 and 1972, Sectional Champs – 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, CVC Coach of the Year – 1971,1972,1973,1977   

 Helen M. Shilling – Coach
“Mother of Aurora High School Girls Athletics”
1945 – 1974 – Science and Physical Education Teacher
Introduced Girls Sports to A.H.S.
Initiated and Organized Girls Athletic Association
Started A.H.S. Girls Interscholastic Team Play 

Inducted 1986

Greg Johnson – Class of 1973
A.H.S.: Cross Country – 2 Letters; Track – 3 Letters; Baseball – 1 Letter
Tri-State University: Cross Country – Three time All-Conference, Two Time All-State, Track- Three time All-Conference, Three time All-State, Six time Conference State Champion, Two time All-American, Three time Tri-State MVP.
Member of Tri-State Athletic Hall of Fame

Casey Courneen – Class of 1969
A.H.S.: Football – 3 Letters; Basketball – 4 Letters; Golf – 4 Letters; Baseball – 4 Letters;
Junior Year – All-Portage County Basketball, 1st Team – Record Courier All-Star Team Basketball, Dream Team Basketball – Cleveland Plain Dealer, Senior Year – Basketball All CVC.   Recipient of Mayne Griffith Award
Rutgers University: Basketball, Golf – 4 years, Captain 1973,   

Michael Scott – Class of 1973
A.H.S.: Football – 3 Letters; Wrestling – 2 Letters and 3rd in Ohio; Track – 3 Letters and State Qualifier
Georgia Institute of Technology: Wrestling – 3 Letters, Mid-South Conference Champ, Southeastern Conference Champion.    

Stanley “Butch” Perchan – Class of 1965
A.H.S.: Football – 3 Letters and two time All-County; Basketball – 3 Letters and Two time All-County Co-Captain  
Ashland College: Football – 2 Letters;  Track – Two school records in 440 mile and 2 Mile Relay
Coach: Ravenna High School – Football and Head Track; Tri-State College – Ten years  

Todd Jindra – Class of 1973
A.H.S.: Football – 3 Letters; Wrestling – 3 Letters and Two time Hudson Tourney Champ, Undefeated Senior Sectional Champ, Two time District Champ, STATE CHAMPION
Ohio State University: Wrestling – 4 Letters

Charles Brown – Class of 1953
A.H.S.: Football – 4 Letters and 2 Undefeated County Teams; Basketball – 3 Letters; Track – 4 Letters, Baseball; 4 Letters  

Harry Gilcrest – A.H.S. Coach
A.H.S. Football Coach – Three Portage County championships, 1 Undefeated Team;
Also directed Aurora High School Band and Choir                                        

Inducted 1982

Thomas Curtis – Class of 1966
A.H.S.: 3 Letters and Two time All-County, County MVP, 2nd Team Ohio; Basketball – 4 Letters and Three time All-County, All-County MVP, All District, Two times Honorable Mention; Track – 3 Letters and State Qualifier (High Jump)
University of Michigan:  3 years Varsity Football, broke Big Ten interceptions record, two  NCAA records in interceptions and returns, Two time All Big Ten
Professional: Baltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins – 2 Super Bowl Championship Teams   

Allen “Pres” Bliss – Class of 1953
A.H.S.: Football – 4 Letters and All-County two years; Basketball – 4 Letters; Baseball – 4 Letters, Track; 3 Letters
Miami University: Football – 4 Letters, 1st Team – All MAC, All-American Honorable Mention, Played on Sugar Bowl Team,
Professional: Drafted Cleveland Browns – 1957  

Edward Oswald – Class of 1945
A.H.S.: Football – 4 Letters; Baseball – 2 Letters; Track – 2 Letters, Led two teams to County Football Championships

Thomas P. Truce – Class of 1933
A.H.S.: Football – 4 Letters and Two time All-County; Basketball – 4 Letters; Baseball – 4 Letters
Baldwin Wallace College: Football – 4 Letters and Ohio Conference Championship Team; Track – 4 Letters

Frank Langmyer – Class of 1927
A.H.S.: Football – 4 Letters and Two time All-County; Basketball – 4 Letters; Baseball – 4 Letters

 

 

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