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02-03-05 Celina High School Athletic Hall of Fame

By From staff reports

  The 1990-91 Celina girls basketball team that captured the Division I state basketball title will be enshrined with former Bulldog football and track star Aaron Shreffler.

  The 1990-91 Bulldogs went 24-4 and defeated Rocky River Magnificat 53-50 in the state final to capture the only state team championship in the modern history of the Celina athletic program. Along the way, the Bulldogs shocked the state and the nation by knocking off the state's top team Pickerington, ranked third nationally at the time, 48-46, on Jill Froning's 30-footer as time expired.
  Members of the team that will be honored are: Kelly Penhorwood, Amy (Ontrop) Kelly, Betsy (Niekamp) Schoenleben, Mindy (Nuding) Valentine, Carey (Poor) Walley, Jill (Froning) Ballard, Kelly (Schoenleben) Black, Shannon (Duffy) Cheek. Carrie (Rafferty) Cook, Missy (Nuding) Stachler, Kelly (Guuingrich) Agler, Steph March, Kelly (Houts) McBride and Kristine (Opperman) Flaif. Also inducted will be head coach Jack Clouse, assistant coaches Bruce Boley, Kelly Jay, John Roth and June Scott and manager "Little" Travis Boley.
  Shreffler was one of the top inemen for the Bulldogs, playing defensive end and center and earning three letters in football and was named the Western Buckeye League Defensive Lineman of the Year his senior season after being named All-WBL on offense and defense. Shreffler was selected to play in the North-South game before heading to Ohio University, where he was a three-year starter at center.
  Shreffler also was dominant in the throwing events, holding both school records in the shot put and discus. Shreffler helped the Bulldogs win the 1992 WBL title in track with his win in the discus.  Shreffler in now the offensive line coach for the University of St. Francis, helping the program win six conference titles in seven years of the program's existence.
  After the game, all are invited to the Celina Knights of Columbus hall for a reception for the honorees.


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