2015 class of Clinton-Massie Hall of Fame


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The 2015 class of the Clinton-Massie High School Hall of Fame will be inducted Friday night at the Lebanon Road gym.

Members of the class include Bob Riehle, Sid Bagford, Roger Roberts, Mike Cleaver, Denny Wilson, Dan Uetrecht, Chad Wilson, Tiffany Trampler Kessler and Amanda Duncan Estep.

The class will be inducted between the boys reserve and varsity basketball games against East Clinton.

Following is a brief bio on each of the inductees:

• Coach/Contributor: Bob Riehle – Mr. Riehle passed away in 1996 and is being honored posthumously. He coached girls softball at Clinton-Massie from 1984-1992. His teams won league titles and made several appearances at the district level. Bob and his wife Mary Jane were instrumental in building dugouts and providing team jackets for the players during the 1990s. Coach Riehle created the “Win Pill” philosophy. He always carried peppermint candies and handed them out to the players and parents. It was his way of showing appreciation for their commitment to the program.

• Pre-Consolidation Era: Sid Bagford – A 1953 graduate of Clarksville High School, Sid scored 1,160 points during his career for the Indians. He averaged 22.3 points per game his junior year leading the county in scoring. He was the first Clarksville player and second in the county to score 1,000 career points. He earned 11 varsity letters in basketball, softball, baseball and track. Sid was a 2014 inductee into the Clinton County Sports Hall of Fame.

• 1960s – Roger Roberts: A 1968 graduate Roger earned 10 varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and track. Roger was co-captain of the football team his senior year. Also during his senior year he earned Fort Ancient Valley League all-league honors in football, basketball and baseball. That year he was league MVP in baseball. Roger was a key member of very successful football, basketball and baseball programs at Clinton-Massie. This was highlighted by a state final four appearance by the baseball team in 1967. Roger went on to have a successful baseball career at Eastern Kentucky University. During the 70-71 season for the Colonels Roger set a school record with 32 RBIs, hit 10 home runs and was named team MVP.

• 1960s – Philip “Mike” Cleaver: Mike was a 1969 graduate who earned five varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. Mike earned all-league honors as a tackle during his junior and senior years. Mike was an member of the baseball team that advanced to the state final four during his sophomore year. During Mike’s senior year he hit .520 for the Falcon baseball team. That season he also hit safely in all 15 games the team played. Mike was honored with All-Ohio credentials during his senior year in baseball.

• 1970s – Denny Wilson: A 1971 graduate Denny was awarded five varsity letters in cross country, basketball and baseball. Denny was a valuable part of the 1970-71 Falcon basketball team that advanced to the regional finals. His leadership and defensive prowess on the floor were key to the team’s success. He is the fourth member of the 1970-1971 class and fourth basketball team member to be honored in the Clinton-Massie Sports Hall of Fame. Denny particularly loved the game of basketball and participated for decades after graduation in alumni basketball tournaments.

• 1980s – Dan Uetrecht: A 1983 graduate Dan earned five varsity letters in baseball and basketball. Dan averaged 17.5 points per game his senior year. He scored 412 total points that year which was second highest in the county. Dan was named first team all-league and Southwest district honorable mention in basketball. He was a vital clog on a team that went 18-6, won the sectional championship and was district runner-up. He had a career high 30 points his senior year against Blanchester. On the baseball diamond Dan was awarded all- league honors his senior year. He was 4-1 as a pitcher that year and hit for a .400 batting average. He led the baseball team to a 12-6 record which included a sectional championship and a district runner-up crown. During the sectional championship game Dan shut out the opponent while striking out 12 batters.

• 1990s – Chad Wilson: Chad is a 1993 graduate. He earned six varsity letters in basketball and track. Chad was all league in basketball his sophomore, junior and senior years. He was all district his junior and senior years in basketball and second team All-Ohio his senior year. He led the Falcons in scoring, rebounds and blocked shots his junior and senior years. In track Chad earned all-league honors his junior and senior years. He currently shares the school’s high jump record.

• 1990s – Tiffany Trampler Kessler: Tiffany is a 1995 graduate. She earned nine letters in volleyball, basketball and track. Tiffany was a vital part of the Lady Falcons volleyball team, earning all-league honors her junior and senior years. She was an avid track participant competing indoors and outdoors. Tiffany earned varsity letters all four years in track. She was all league in track all four years at CMHS. She was all state in track her last three years of high school as well. After high school Tiffany attended the University of Cincinnati. There she participated in the indoor track program in the hammer throw.

• 2000s – Amanda Duncan Estep: Amanda is a 2001 graduate. She earned eleven letters in soccer, basketball, track and softball. As a soccer player Amanda was all-league her sophomore and junior years. She was awarded all-league honors in basketball her sophomore, junior and senior years. She holds the record of 325 steals for the basketball team. Amanda was awarded all league track honors her sophomore, junior and senior years also. Amanda qualified for the state track meet her sophomore, junior and senior years. At the state meet she had an 8th place finish in the 300-meter hurdles her sophomore year. In her senior year she had a 7th place finish in that same event. Amanda went on to play soccer at Shawnee State and Eastern Kentucky University.

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