Tracy Almanson-Murphy graduated from Crestline High school in 1986. She earned two varsity letters in basketball, three varsity letters in track and two in cheerleading. In basketball, Tracy was named First Team All-Mid Ohio Conference for the 1984/85 and the 1985/86 seasons. She was twice named Crawford County Player of the Week. Tracy broke and held the following CHS records: Steals per season, Most rebounds in one season, most Steals in one game, consecutive free throws in a game, and Top Free Throw Percentage in a game.
In track, Tracy took fifth place at State in the 400 meter relay in 1986. She broke CHS records in the 400 and 800 meter relay events. Tracy and the CHS track team competed at the district and regional levels during her high school years. Tracy received the Spirit award for Cheerleading in 1986.
After graduation, Tracy attended Tiffin University where she continued her award winning athletic career in basketball. As a freshman, she received Most Improved Player honors. As a sophomore, she was named Honorable Mention, Western Buckeye Collegiate Conference. In her junior year, Tracy was named All-Conference Honorable Mention and Player of the week with 63 points, 27 rebounds, 10 steals and 6 blocks. She was the leading rebounder for the ’87/’88, ’88/’89, ’89/’90 seasons and MVP for ’88/’89 and ’89/’90. In 1989, she was named to the All Tournament Team at Manchester College, Spartan Classic. Tracy was Co-Captain for the ’89/’90 season and was named First Team All-District 22 that same year. She was named All-WBCC Honorable Mention and broke the following records at Tiffin: 86 steals in a season and 286 rebounds in a season. Tracy recieved the Four Years Award for her basketball career at Tiffin.
Tracy was named to the 1990 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities (Tiffin) and recieved the FH Cap Wilkinson Award during graduation ceremonies at Tiffin. In 2000, Tracy was inducted into the Tiffin University Sports Hall of Fame. This year, 2005, Tracy was the guest speaker at the Mansfield Senior High School Girls Basketball banquet.
Brad Bauer graduated from Crestline High School in 1972. Brad earned three varsity letters in football, three varsity letters in basketball, two varsity letters in track and one varsity letter in tennis. In football, Brad was named All-league his sophomore year. He was named Honorable Mention, All-Ohio his senior year. Brad was also Athlete of the Year, MVP and Best Offensive Back his senior year. Brad holds several passing records as a CHS quarterback. Brad passed for over 1000 yards for three straight years: 1122, 1281 and 1367. He had a career total of 35 touchdowns and 3770, total passing yards. In his senior year, in.his final two starts for the Bulldogs, Brad passed for 221 and 296 yards. The 296 yards against Lakota was a single game passing record at the time.
In basketball, Brad was named Offensive Player of the Year his senior year and had the best foul shooting percentage at 72%. As a junior, Brad scored a total of 172 points, second best on the team, and had two games with 27 points each against Crestview and Fredericktown. His senior year, Brad was the team’s leading scorer with a total of 324 points. He averaged just over 17 points per game and had a high game of 33 points against Plymouth. Brad, attended Bowling Green State University where he graduated in 1976. Brad coached junior high football and girls basketball from 1977 through 1979 in the Crestline School District. Brad coached football at Danbury High School for five years and has coached track for fifteen years. During these years, he has coached four state champions in track and fifteen state qualifiers.
Brad was named Toledo Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2000, 2002 and 2003. Brad was named North West Ohio District 15 Coach of the Year in 2004.
Tim Beck graduated from Crestline High School in 1971. He played football for three years, playing on both the 1968 and 1970 Johnny Appleseed Conference (JAC) championship teams. He was named Team MVP in 1969, Best Of offensive Lineman, Best Defensive Lineman, and All League at both Offensive Guard and Linebacker positions in 1970. In addition, he was named Honorable Mention All State and Honorable Mention All American as an Offensive Guard. Tim also earned 2 letters in Tennis in 1970 and 1971, being team MVP in 1970. During these years, the combined record of Coach Bob Miller’s Tennis Teams was 29-4. After graduation, Tim attended Baldwin-Wallace College graduating in 1975. He played football and earned 4 letters in Tennis, being the Tennis Team’s Captain his Senior Year. He continued playing tennis for many years in various leagues and tournaments. Today, Tim coaches his daughter’s Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball Teams.
Tom moved to Crestline in 1982 from Shelby and began attending Crestline schools and participating in basketball, baseball and football. He also swam on the Crestline and Shelby swim teams for eleven years while growling up.
At CHS, Tom earned four varsity letters in both football and baseball and three varsity letters in basketball. He received multiple team sports awards, honors and recognition. Tom graduated in 1988.
In football, Tom was named All-MOC First Team for two years as an offensive/defensive back and punter. He was also Div. IV All-Ohio Special Mention. Tom was named MVP on the Bulldog football team for two years.
In baseball, Tom was named All-MOC First Team for two years.
In basketball, Tom received the Bulldog’s Best Defensive Player Award. In 1988, Tom received the CHS Outstanding Senior Athlete Award.
Tom says,”None of the accomplishments would have been possible without constant support of my family, leadership and motivation of the many coaches and the commitment of the athletes I was privileged to have been on a team with.” Tom graduated from Ohio University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Hygiene. He has been employed by the City of Columbus, Ohio Dept. of Public Utilities, since 1998. Tom is married to wife Catherine and they reside in Westerville, Ohio with their two sons, ages 5 and 6 months.
Dick Fletcher graduated from Crestline High school in 1966. Dick earned three varsity letters in basketball and three varsity letters in baseball. In basketball, as a sophomore, Dick had a game high score of 31 points against Clear Fork and a team-best average of 11.9 points per game although he only played in half the season’s games. His total of 119 points was second highest on the team. His junior year, Dick led the Bulldogs with 280 total points and an average 14 points per game. As a senior, he once again led the team with a total 324 points and averaged over 17 points per game with a game high against Galion of 35 points. Dick was named to the Johnny Appleseed All-Conference team in 1965. In baseball, Dick had a batting average of .408 his senior year. Dick was a left-handed first-baseman and also played Legion Baseball.
After graduation, Dick attended Baldwin-Wallace College where he played basketball and was a three year starter. He was named captain his senior year. Dick received his BA in 1970 and his MBA in 1976. Dick has been the Vice President for Advancement at B-W since 1983.
Squeaky was born in Crestline in 1948. He attended Crestline schools and loved participating in sports. In high school he earned letters in football and wrestling. He played on the football team all four years. As a senior, he was chosen to be a member of a three-league All-Star team in the All-Johnny Appleseed Conference. He played on the defensive first team as a safety.
Alan was known as an “all around” wrestler during his three years on the Bulldog Wrestling Team. For two years he participated in the State Wrestling Tournament held in Columbus. During his senior year, he became the team captain and led the way to a two day sectional tournament in Mansfield. There, Squeaky “pulled a large upset” by beating the two top-seeded opponents. First, he beat a wrestler who had seventeen straight wins. Then, moving on to the final round, he took down an opponent who had beaten him twice earlier in the season.
Upon graduating CHS in 1966, Allan was awarded a full wrestling scholarship at Morehead College in Kentucky. But he never got to use it. He was drafted into the military and became a proud Marine. When he was called upon to serve his country in Vietnam, he went. Within 30 days of his arrival, Squeaky died in combat in Quang Tri Province.
Tara Blaising Hoffer graduated from Crestline High School in 1981. Tara earned four varsity letters in tennis, four varsity letters in track and three varsity letters in softball. She also played one year of JV basketball. Tara was a dual spring sports athlete. She played softball and ran track for three years and was the only female athlete to play dual spring sports.
Tara was selected as Outstanding Female Senior Athlete for the class of 1981. She was named Most Valuable Player in 1981 by the Mid-Ohio Conference and was named to the First Team MOC in softball 1980 and 1981. Tara was a member of the CHS softball teams in 1980 and 1981 that were sectional and district champs both years and regional runners-up in 1981. Tara was also a member of the CHS National Honor Society.
Tara set five CHS records in 1981 for softball: Most hits in a season, most RBI’s, most total bases, most home runs and top batting average. She also hit three home runs in one game off of three different pitchers, for which she was recognized by the coaches at an award ceremony of the Mid-Ohio Conference teams.
Keeping her interest in Crestline athletics, Tara started a junior softball program in 1997 for girls age 9-12. Starting with 42 girls that year, the program has expanded to over 100 girls, ages 4-18. These girls have either won or come in second competing with Div. II and Div. III athletes from the area in tournament play. Every member of the CHS 2004 State Champion Softball team started out in and were successful products of the Crestline Jr. Softball program. Tara was also a member of the Fields of Dreams Committee which supported building the girls softball field at CHS.
Tara served as the head CHS girls varsity tennis coach from 1998 through 2000. She also assisted coach Mark Loescher in girls softball for one year and coach Tom Pawsey with boys tennis for one year. Tara helped the 2003 and 2004 CHS girl’s softball programs by keeping the official score book and has recently been appointed Head Coach for the 2005 CHS girls softball team.
Richard A. (Dick) Miller graduated from Crestline High School in 1982. He earned three varsity letters in football, three varsity letters in basketball and four varsity letters in tennis. In football, Dick was All-MOC, First Team, two years; All-News Journal Team and Special Mention All-Northwest District his junior year; and, Special Mention All- Ohio his senior year. Dick was Crestline’s leading receiver all three varsity years. After graduation, Dick attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he won a varsity letter in football his freshman year.
In basketball at CHS, Dick was Second Team All-League and Defensive Player of the Year in 1981-82.
In tennis, Dick holds the record of 23-0 as a number three singles player his sophomore year. He participated in the regional tournament in both singles and doubles. His combined singles and doubles record was 77 wins. He also won numerous tournaments in Bucyrus, Galion and Mansfield.
In 1982 Dick was honored with Athlete of the Year. In addition, he was in National Honor Society (two years), Boys State, Student Council, German Club and Royal Blue Express. Dick was also active in drama and speech contests and won the senior speech award.
In 1994, Dick’s football jersey was retired and his 1982 graduating class established a scholarship for a senior in his honor. The CHS tennis courts are named in his memory.
Glenn E. Miller graduated from Crestline High school in 1950. Glenn earned four varsity letters in football and three varsity letters in basketball. In 1948, Glenn was named Second Team All-NOL as a fullback in football. In 1949/50, Glenn was named First Team All-NOL.Last Updated on