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01-15-04: Bath leads inductees to Hall of Fame

Bath earned 10 varsity letters in football, basketball and track but saw his greatest success on the football field as a four-year starting quarterback for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs went 35-5 during Bath’s years, with only two losses coming after his freshman season. The Bulldogs won back-to-back WBL titles in Bath’s final two seasons, with Bath earning All-Ohio honors both seasons.
Bath rushed for 1,971 yards and 30 touchdowns and passed for 5,376 yards and 52 touchdowns in his career, placing himself in the record book 24 times. Bath also was selected to play in the Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 Classic.
Bath later attended Miami (Ohio), starting at quarterback for three seasons. After playing Arena football for two seasons, Bath returned to live in Celina.
Eichenauer was the only two-way starter for the Bulldogs on the 1983 state-runnerup football team, earning All-WBL honors on both offense and defense playing center and linebacker.
Eichenauer was a three-year starter at linebacker for Jerry Harris’ Bulldogs and took over at center during his senior year when Celina made it to the state title game, losing to Brecksville.
While captaining the defense in 1983, Eichenauer recorded 15 tackles for loss resulting in a negative 50 yards.
Eichenauer also was selected to the Dayton Area All-Star Team and played in the North-South game. Eichenauer earned three letters in football and two in basketball. After graduating from Ohio State in 1988 with a degree in agriculture, Eichenauer returned to Celina to farm and raise a family.
Penhorwood was a three-time All-WBL basketball player from 1992 to 1994 and was key off the bench in the Bulldogs’ 1991 state title campaign. Penhorwood still holds the top two spots in season scoring average at 22 and 20 points per game and holds the career free throw percentage at 74 percent. Penhorwood’s 32 points against Minster in 1993 tied Jackie Hoyng for the single game scoring record. Penhorwood led the team in scoring her sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
Penhorwood was an All-WBL honoree her final three seasons and was third team All-Ohio her senior season.
Penhorwood also played volleyball and softball for Celina.
Penhorwood played college basketball at Northern Kentucky for four seasons before earning her degree in biology and chemistry and going to work at Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati. Swaney was one of the best running backs ever to play for Celina, holding the career marks for scoring with 286 points and in yards with 2,721.
Swaney’s breakout season came in 1995 when he rushed for a school-record 31 touchdowns and broke Jim Otis’ season scoring mark of 154 with 194 points in rushing for 1,587 yards.
In Swaney’s three seasons, Celina went 32-3.
Swaney won three letters in both football and basketball, two in track and one in baseball.
Swaney later played for the University of Findlay, playing on the Oilers’ 1997 NAIA National Championship team. Swaney now lives in Lombard, Ill.
The 11th annual induction ceremony will take place between games of Saturday’s Celina-Toledo Central Catholic contest. A reception will be held at the Knights of Columbus hall after the game.


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