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WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies

West Union High School held its Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies on Dec. 17 and pictured here are the newest inductees. From left, Coach Carl Schneider, Dean Schneider, Eric Richmond, Corey Richmond, Ethan McCarty, Tony Staggs (accepting on behalf of Justin and John Lawler), Rob Pell, Tyler Fowler (accepting on behalf of Shane Hacker), and Tanner Huntley.


Golfers and golf teams part of new HOF Class –

Story and photos by Mark Carpenter –

On Saturday, Dec. 17 between the JV and Varsity boys contests at West Union High School, WUHS introduced its 2016-17 Athletic Hall of Fame Class and golf was the sport of the evening as two individual golfers and two golf teams became the newest members of the Hall.  According to WUHS Athletic Director Jason Little, “Their hard work, dedication, and leadership are the benchmarks that our current and future Dragons strive to achieve.”
The first inductee introduced was  Tanner Huntley.  Tanner was a 2012 graduate of West Union High School.  During high school Tanner participated in basketball and golf. During his varsity basketball career, Tanner scored 378 varsity points and was named to the All-SHAC team his senior year.   Tanner’s greatest sports success though came as a member of the Dragon golf team.   Tanner drove, chipped, and putted his way onto the All-SHAC golf team all four years of high school competition and in 2010 and 2011 he was the SHAC Tournament medalist and in total 27 times during his career he was a tournament medalist.

Tanner Huntley, a 2012 graduate of WUHS, is all smiles as he was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame last Saturday night.

Huntley had an outstanding senior year shooting under par six times during the season.   In the sectional tourney, he shot an even par 72 and was the tournament medalist.   At the District tournament he shot a 76 which was the lowest individual qualifier and earned him a berth in the State Tournament where he finished 13th overall.  Tanner was named the Southeast District Player of the Year and graduated WUHS with a 37.4 career average for nine holes.
Huntley  is currently a business student at the Ohio State University and will be graduating in 2017.  He has served as the Financial Counselor for Scarlet and Gray Financial and has had paid internships with Amazon and Chrysler and upon graduation will be a Financial Analyst with Amazon.
Next up, the 2006 and 2007 WUHS golf teams were introduced as members of the newest HOF Class. two teams into the West Union Athlete Hall of Fame.  Each team member was presented a copy of the plaque that will hang with the other Hall of Fame plaques outside the WUHS gymnasium.
Shane Hacker was a 2007 graduate of West Union High School.  During high school Shane participated in both golf and basketball at WUHS.  Hacker was honored as a member of the 2006 team.
Also part of the 2006 and 2007 teams was Justin Lawler.   Justin was a 2008 graduate of West Union High School and during high school Justin participated in both golf and basketball.   After high school Lawler graduated from Florida State University with a hospitality and finance degree and currently works as the Assistant Golf Pro at both Weeburn Country Club in Darien, Conn. and McArther Country Club in Jupiter, Fla.
The next member of the 2006 team to be recognized was Ethan McCarty.   McCarty was a 2008 graduate of West Union High School and participated in both golf and basketball.   After high school, he graduated from Shawnee State with an Associates Degree in Applied Science and  went on to Morehead State and earned his Bachelor’s in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance.  McCarty currently serves as the manager at SOMC in West Union and he and his wife Brooklyn live in West Union.
Honored as a member of the 2007 team was Rob Pell.  Pell was a 2011 graduate of West Union High School where he participated in both golf and baseball.  After high school Rob went on to play golf at Shawnee State University where he was academic all-conference for three years.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Shawnee and current serves as the Deputy Auditor for Adams County.
Recognized as a member of the 2006 and 2007 teams and as an individual inductee was Corey Richmond.  Richmond was a 2010 graduate of West Union where he participated in basketball and golf. He scored 377 varsity points and was named to the All-SHAC team his senior year. Richmond excelled on the golf course where he was named to the All-SHAC team for four years and was the Player of the Year in the SHAC both his junior and senior years.    Nineteen times he was the tournament medalist and was first team All-District in 2008 and 2009.
Corey had an outstanding senior year shooting under par eight times during the season.   He set the SHAC scoring record at six-under par for the four-day tournament and added the Buckeye Hills scoring record with a five-under par.   He shot a 74 at the Sectional to finish second and 77 at the District to qualify for the State Tournament where he finished tied for seventh overall.  He graduated WUHS with a 37.9 career nine hole average.
After high school Richmond attended Northern Kentucky University where he received a degree in Sports Business.   At NKU Corey was a part of the golf team for four seasons.  During that time the team won the GLVC Conference championship in 2012 and the UC invitational in 2013.   When Corey graduated he was fifth in career average at NKU.  Corey currently lives in Adams County and is an indirect lender at the First State Bank.
The next member of the 2006 team inducted was Eric Richmond,  a 2008 graduate of WUHS.  During high school Richmond participated in both golf and basketball and after high school Eric graduated from the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University.   He then attended Capitol Law School, passed the bar, and now works as an attorney.
Also indicted as a member of both squads was  Dean Schneider, a 2008 graduate.  During high school he participated in both golf and basketball and moved on to play golf for Morehead State University, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Sports Management.    At MSU, Schneider earned numerous athletic and academic awards and currently works for as the Tournament Manager for the LPGA’s Symetra Tour.
The final part of the ceremony was the induction of the coaches of the 2006 and 2007 teams.
John Lawler was the assistant coach of both squads.   John lives in West Union with his wife Anita and operates his own law practice.
Carl Schneider was the head coach of the two teams.   Schneider has been the band director at WUHS since 1984.  During that time he has created one of the top music programs in the state and   in 2002 he took over the boys’ golf program and in 2005 he started the girls program.  In those 15 years, the Dragons have 15 SHAC team titles, and have had 78 golfers qualify for the All-SHAC Team, and Schneider has coached two individuals and four teams in the State golf tournament.
The ceremony closed with these words from Little, “ The individuals standing before were a lot like you.   They grew up in Adams County, spent years battling Greyhounds, Indians, and  Devils, and had to face many of the same personal challenges that you do.   They did not allow their challenges to become obstacles but made the choice to overcome them.   They took their given talents and abilities and multiplied them by sweat, hard work, and desire and have proven that when you do so that can reach any goal that you set for yourself.    They have taken the lessons that their WUHS coaches and teachers taught them and applied them to their adult life to become successful professionals and leaders of their communities and families.”

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