Toledo Central Catholic Hall of Fame induction set for Sept. 12

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Tuesday, 06 September 2011 04:00
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TOLEDO—The Toledo Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and induction begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Sullivan Center.

The inductees are also to be honored during halftime of the Central Catholic versus Perrysburg High School football game at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Gallagher Stadium.

For tickets and more information on the dinner and induction, contact Tracy Koralewski at 419-255-2306 or

The following inductees are being honored:

Courtney (Mix) Davis, Class of 2000
Ms. Davis won seven varsity letters in basketball and volleyball. As a senior she was named all-state in basketball and City League player of the year, and volleyball district player of the year.

Kelly Hunt, Class of 1999
Mr. Hunt was an all-city basketball and baseball player who received a full-ride baseball scholarship to Bowling Green State University.  He was named MAC baseball player of the year in 2002 and was a baseball all-American in 2002 and 2003. He holds several baseball records at BGSU and had a college career batting average of .399. Mr. Hunt was drafted in the 2003 Major League Baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers and was in the Tigers organization from 2003 through 2007. He also played minor league ball for four other teams through 2010.

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Mark Miller, Class of 1973
Mr. Miller is considered by many to be one of the best offensive guards in CCHS football history. He earned all-city honors both his junior and senior years, while adding Toledo Times all-star honors his senior year. Mr. Miller started every game for three years and was named player of the game at least once in each of those seasons.

Joe Scalzo Jr., Class of 1964
Mr. Scalzo was a four-time varsity letter-winner in wrestling who led his team to city and district titles. He took first place in the district meet as a senior and was named team most valuable player. He was one of very few freshmen who wrestled with the varsity team and considers it an honor to have earned four varsity letters.

John E. Murphy, Class of 1962
Mr. Murphy was a three-year varsity letter winner in both cross country and track. He was the overall individual city and district cross country champion as both a junior and a senior, and the city and district mile champion in track that helped his team place in the top six at the state meet.

Bob Bahna, Class of 1959
Mr. Bahna was a three-time varsity letter winner in baseball with a career pitching record of 19-3. He was undefeated as a pitcher his junior and senior seasons and helped his team to three consecutive City League baseball championships from 1957 to 1959. During his senior year, the Irish won the district championship and made it to the state semifinal.

Coach Steve Pfahler, Class of 1972
Mr. Pfahler served as head coach for the Lady Irish basketball team for 21 years, finishing with an overall record of 377-96. His teams made four trips to the state championship, won eight district championships and captured 12 Toledo City Athletic League titles, including a span of 90 consecutive TCAL victories. From 1996 to 2001, the Lady Irish had a record of 144-14 and a City League record of 65-1.

1961-1962 Boys Basketball Team
The team finished with a 22-2 record and won the City League, sectional and district championships, outscoring opponents by a total of 1,333-914. Bob Nichols coached the team and members included Michael Ben, John Ginter, Martin Holmes, James Ingham, Dennis Jasinski, Duane Madrzykowski, Roger Ratajczak, John Schick, Daniel Schick, Billy Jo Smith, Doug Stone, Anthony Vietlboeck and Ted Zak.

1994-1995 Girls Cross Country Team
The team took first place in the City League and at the district and regional meets and finished as the state runner-up. They were ranked number one throughout the season. The coach was Jennifer Gill, and team members included Catherine Blondo, Bethany Harrington, Rebekah Harris, Lindy Jacquemotte, Amanda Murnen, Shannon Pasquinelli, Rebecca Skinner, Jennifer Sobieralski, Alisa Steitz, Rachel Syrek, Diane Szymanski, Maggie Vollmer, Elizabeth Wall, Gail Walton, Christine Weiher and Sarah Weiher.

Citizen’s Award, Darrell Brown, Jr.
Mr. Brown is a local architect who was on the design and construction team for the renovation and completion of Central Catholic’s Gallagher Stadium. He was also part of the support staff for the Fighting Irish football teams, filming all freshmen and varsity football games for eight seasons. For three years, Mr. Brown served on the coaching staff for the Irish varsity tennis team with Tim Dever ’77. During that time, the tennis program received academic awards and city and regional recognitions.