HOF Class of 2002

  • Steve Macy - HOF Class of 2002
    Steve Macy
    Steve Macy was the head tennis coach at CHS from 1976 until his death in 1990. His teams won over 200 games including 9 sectional, 8 conference, and 10 county titles. His 1983 team posted a record of 18-3. Macy Courts, the home of the Athenian tennis teams since 1995, have been named in honor of his popular tennis coach.

    Chad Ames - HOF Class of 2002
    Chad Ames
    Chad Ames was the State Champion in the 100 butterfly in 2002. He was also an eight time finalist, eight-time Sectional Champion, eight-time Sagamore Conference Champion, and seven-time High School All-American. He was undefeated in four years in dual meet competition. During his four years at CHS, the team recorded a 60-2 dual meet record with two undefeated seasons and a current record of 42-0 dating back to December 9 1999. Chad was named the Journal-Review Swimmer of the Year in 2001- 2002.

    Star Smith - HOF Class of 2002
    Star Smith
    Star was the first female athlete to win 12 varsity letters in her career. She was outstanding in track, swimming, and basketball. She still holds the career rebounding record with 635 from 1989-1993. She also holds the school records for the shot put with a mark of 39’1” high jump mark of 5’8”.

    Lisa Elliot - HOF Class of 2002
    Lisa Elliot
    Lisa Elliot played basketball, volleyball, and tennis and earned 9 letters at CHS. She was MVP in basketball 1984-85 and First Team All-Conference in tennis in 1984 and 1985. She had a record of 15-3 in tennis her senior year and ended up with a 41-14 record which ranks her 14th on the all-time with a winning percentage of .745. Lisa was awarded the Booster Club Mental Attitude Award as a sophomore and a senior.

    Clint Dennison - HOF Class of 2002
    Clint Dennison
    Clint Dennison scored 969 points in this three-year career in basketball for an average 14.7. CHS had record of 50-25 and won three sectional tiles while he was playing. Also an outstanding track and tennis player, Clint finished 2nd in the State in the high jump his senior year. In his high school career, he won 9 varsity letters during the era when freshman were still at Tuttle and did not participate on the varsity.

    Bob Williams - HOF Class of 2002
    Bob Williams
    Bob Williams ranks 4th on the career scoring list with 1008 points in 64 games for an average of 15.8. Bob is also 4th on the single season list with 542 points, a 20.8 average. He had a single game high of 37 points against Greencastle in the 1963-1964 seasons. During his career, the Athenians had a 36-38 record and won two sectional titles.

    Joe Krutzsch - HOF Class of 2002
    Joe Krutzsch
    Joe Krutzsch was member of the 1958 basketball team that was Runner-up in the state. He scored 538 points in his senior year for a 17.9 average. His 538 points rank him 5th on the all-time single scoring list for CHS.

    Danny Welliever - HOF Class of 2002
    Danny Welliever
    Danny Welliever was the head wrestling coach for 12 years. He compiled a record 123-65-2 for a winning percentage of .654. His highest finish in the State Meet came in 1983 when his team placed 6th. That year he coached one state champion, Doug Haslam. His best season record was 16-1 in 1991. Danny was an outstanding wrestler and baseball player at CHS as well. His also a member of the Indiana Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1992.

    Bill Locker - HOF Class of 2002
    Bill Locker
    Bill Locker played on the varsity golf team that won the State Golf Championship in 1954, was Runner-up in 1955, and won the State again in 1956. During the three years Bill played on the varsity, the teams had a record of 34-1. He played in the teams that were in the midst of the 56 match-winning streak that started in 1951 and ended in 1956.

    Joe Cunningham - HOF Class of 2002
    Joe Cunningham
    Joe Cunningham graduated from CHS in 1943. He is being named into the Hall of Fame for his contributions to the athletic program. Joe has been active by printing napkins for awards banquets, making memorabilia (such as clocks) for Athenian athletes and coaches, helping with beautification of the athletic facilities, as well as the organization of the bricks on the Athenian Head located near the football field.

    Ralph Wicks - HOF Class of 2002
    Ralph Wicks
    Ralph Wicks was a three-year member of the CHS basketball team and termed by sportswriters, the best backcourt player in the State his senior year. He went to Wabash and became a four-year starter on the teams that included Will Sprow, Harter Walter, and L.J.CFreeman. He was a member of the Original Wabash Wonder Five, which had a 24-0 record and were proclaimed World Champions. Wicks is also a member of the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Ralph Lee Wilson - HOF Class of 2002
    Ralph Lee Wilson
    Ralph Wilson played three years of varsity football, two years of basketball, and one year of track at CHS. He was a member of the championship basketball team his junior year which narrowly missed winning the State his senior year. He started as halfback on the undefeated football team his senior year, 1909. He was selected as an All-State back his senior year. Wilson was killed during a football game at Wabash his freshman year. His is also a member of the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame.