The Port Clinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee inducted the Class of 2021 on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Elks Club in Port Clinton, but not before this year’s football heroes gave the former stars a spectacular contest to watch, dominating visiting Toledo Bowsher, 61-12, on Friday, Sept. 10 at True-Lay Stadium.
Macy Caldwell, Andrew Lemmon, the 2004 and 2005 Track 4 x 100 Relay and the 2009-10 Boys Basketball Team joined the high ranks of Port Clinton High School Athletes and Coaches inducted into the Hall of Fame with many former Hall of Fame inductees in attendance.
Macy Caldwell is a 2010 graduate of Port Clinton High School. She earned seven Varsity Letters at Port Clinton (4 Track, 1 CC, 2 Diving). It was on the track where she excelled.
In her Junior Year (2009), Caldwell set the 100 meter hurdles record that still stands today with a time of 15.21. She was both the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles Sandusky Bay Conference (SBC) champion in 2009 and 2010.
Additionally, Caldwell was the SBC long jump runner-up in 2009 and the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2009 SBC Track Meet. Caldwell was District Champion and Regional Runner-Up in the 100-meter hurdles in 2009.
In 2010, She was a District Champion in the 300-meter hurdles and All-State in the 100-meter hurdles.
After graduation, Caldwell attended Ashland University, where she earned four varsity letters in track. She was Freshmen MVP and Running MVP for three years, and fourth in the U.S in the heptathlon and eighth in the country in the 60-meter hurdles.
Caldwell was also named an Academic All-American as a student at Ashland University.
Andrew Lemmon is a 2004 graduate of Port Clinton, earning five varsity letters in basketball (3) and track and football (1). It was on the basketball court where he excelled. Lemmon was an integral part in the Redskins earning back-to-back SBC Championships in 2001-02 and 2002-03.
He earned All-SBC basketball honors his sophomore, junior and senior years, culminating as SBC Player of the Year in 2003-04. Lemmon earned District 6 and NW District 1st Team Honors in 2002-03 and 2003-04, District 6 Player of The Year in 2003-04 and Special Mention All-Ohio in 2002-03, 2003-04.
Lemmon participated in the prestigious Ohio North-South Game in the Spring of 2004. He finished his high school basketball career with 1,130 points, fourth most in the long history of Port Clinton boys basketball. Lemmon starred at Heidelberg University, earning four varsity letters and finished his collegiate career with 1,149 points. In his senior year, 2007-08, Lemmon was 1st Team All-OAC, OAC Tournament MVP, NABC Great Lakes Region 1st Team and the OAC Clyde Lamb Award Winner.
The 2004, 2005 Girls Track 4 x 100 Relay Team consisted of Kelly Logsdon Shirkey (Port Clinton Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Class of 2018), Ashley Taylor, Shari Kreutzfeld, and Kari Kreutzfeld (Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Class of 2019). The young women literally ran their way to the Hall of Fame with dominating performances during the OHSAA post-season meets.
During the regular season meets, invitationals and SBC meets, the women ran many individual races and teamed with other Lady Redskins in various relays in an attempt to garner as many team points as possible.
For the OHSAA Meets, Head Coach Seth Benner put the four girls together in the 4 x 100 relay, and the rest is history. In both 2004 and 2005, these girls were DII District Champions, DII Regional Champions, and DII State Runner-Up.
In 2004, this relay set the school record of 49.2, which still stands today. Additionally, they broke the DII District Record and DII Regional Record.
The 2009-10 Port Clinton Redskin Basketball Team was historic. Under the direction of Head Coach Troy Diels, the Redskins fashioned an undefeated regular season, going 20-0 and capturing the Sandusky Bay Conference Championship.
It was during the 2010 OHSAA Tournament the team made its mark. After winning the DII Sectional Tournament at Sandusky High School by defeating Perkins for the third time, the Redskins traveled to Ashland University and defeated Mansfield Madison and Bellevue to win the DII District Championship, the first title for Port Clinton since 1943.
The DII Regional Tournament was played at historic Anderson Arena at Bowling Green State University. After defeating Defiance in the Regional Semi-Finals, the ‘Skins rolled past Celina to win the school’s first Boys Basketball Regional Championship and advancing to the DII State Tournament at the Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University. The Redskins defeated traditional power Zanesville in dramatic fashion in the State Semi-Finals.
Despite leading at half-time, the Redskins lost to another traditional power, Dayton Dunbar, in the DII State Championship Game and finished the season 26-1 and DII State Runner-Up. The team was led by seniors Ryan Hicks (current Redskin head coach), Josh Francis, Allen Tigner, and Cory Brown.
Juniors who contributed to the history-making run included Derek Colston, Robert Fravel, Eric Reynolds, and Josh Graves. Completing the state runner-up team were Andrew Carden, Jason Faust, Kelly Friemark, Alex Greene, Aaron Mier, Brandon Stubblefield, and Jordan Walter. Assistant coaches were R.J. Basil, Kevin Belden, Rick Dominick, and Don Drusbacky.
Nomination forms for the Athletic Hall Class of 2022 are available online at the high school office or www.pccsd.net under High School, Athletics – Athletic Hall of Fame. Applications must be received by the first Friday in February. See all the PCHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees at www.pccsd.net.