Four former Perrysburg High School athletes and the 2003 baseball team have been elected as the 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame class.
The athletic department will hold a dinner recognition for Pat Aubry, Lauren Hinkson, Michelle (Tamlyn) Nordhaus, Rick Schnittker, and the baseball team Jan. 24 at the Hilton Garden Inn.
After the dinner, which begins at 4:30 p.m., the class will be inducted prior to the boys varsity basketball game against Napoleon at Perrysburg High School.
“The class of 2014 is a very good one, we are very excited,” said Ray Pohlman, Perrysburg athletic director. “Just like we are for all of our classes.”
Pat Aubry, 1978 graduate
Mr. Aubry earned seven varsity letters between football, track, basketball, and baseball at Perrysburg. The all-league defensive back and premier punter received a scholarship to play at Miami University.
Mr. Aubry also excelled in track and field with the 300 low hurdles.
He now lives in Kansas where he works for Morgan Stanley and is married to his high school sweetheart, Susan Milakovich.
Lauren Hinkson, 2002 graduate
Ms. Hinkson was a swimming, track, and volleyball star who earned 11 varsity letters at Perrysburg.
She set two school swimming records, was on the All Ohio swim team in 2001, and earned league honors in volleyball and track.
The three-sport star succeeded in the classroom too: She won the Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award in 2002.
She attended Brown University and was first-team All-Ivy League for the 200 and 400 free relays in 2004.
Ms. Hinkson is a museum curator in New York City.
Rick Schnittker, 1970 graduate
Mr. Schnittker earned seven varsity letters for football, basketball, cross country, and track.
Track was where he made a name for himself by breaking the half mile and mile records at Perrysburg.
Mr. Schnittker finished third in the mile as a senior in track, and fourth in the state at the cross-country championship.
At Bowling Green University he earned 12 letters in outdoor and indoor track, as well as cross country. He is married with three children and lives in Illinois.
Mr. Schnittker works for LIDP Consulting Services Inc.
Michelle (Tamlyn) Nordhaus, 1987 graduate
Ms. Nordhaus was an excellent gymnast who was the first to qualify for the state gymnastics meet all four years.
She also lettered in soccer her sophomore and junior seasons. The past seven years Ms. Nordhaus has served as Perrysburg’s head gymnastics coach.
Ms. Nordhaus is a kindergarten teacher for high-risk students at Toledo Public Schools.
2003 baseball team
The 2003 Perrysburg High School baseball team had a big run in the state tournament, winning the sectional, district, and regional championships and earning a trip to the final four.
“They were having a good regular season, and when they got to the tournament we were called the cardiac kids for winning close games,” Mr. Pohlman said. “They kept winning and had a fantastic finish to the final four.”
The team’s overall record was 23-8.
Coaches were Dave Hall, Brian Cannon, and Dan Thompson.
The players were Mark Badenhop, Dusty Baughman, Dave Cajka, Steve Calevro, Evan Calvin, Adam Gumpf, Matt Hoelter, Matt Kuhl, Brandon McFarland, Brent Register, Andy Selfe, Tyler Sherman, Matt Sondag, Mark St. John, Mike St. John, Kurt Wells, and Jason Whitcare.