HOF Class of 2005

  • Aubrey Utterback - HOF Class of 2005
    Aubrey Utterback
    Aubrey Utterback is a 1998 graduate of CHS. She was the second female athlete to earn 12 varsity letters. Aubrey lettered in volleyball, basketball, and softball. She earned MVP and first-team all-Conference honors three times for the volleyball team. Aubrey was a member of two sectional championship volleyball teams. Aubrey finished her career with 845 kills and 786 assists.

    Marcie Black (Herzog) - HOF Class of 2005
    Marcie Black (Herzog)
    Marcie earned four letters in swimming in her career and finished in the top 10 of State Meet in her two main events for three years. She was All-Conference in the 100 Free her junior and senior years. Marcie finished 5th in the State in the 200 Free and 4th in the 100 Free as a sophomore. As a senior, she finished 5th in the State in both the 100 and 200 Freestyles.

    Matt Walker - HOF Class of 2005
    Matt Walker
    Matt Walker earned eight varsity letters in his career, including three in baseball, three in football, and two in basketball. Matt was 1st team All-Conference and MVP of the Sagamore Conference in 1994. During his three year career in baseball, the Athenians posted a record 85-10, were Conference champs all three years, won the IHSAA Sectional and Regional in 1995, and ranked 3rd in the State.

    Mike Hodges - HOF Class of 2005
    Mike Hodges
    Mike Hodges is a 1983 gradeuate. He was a three-year letterman in wrestling. He gained all-conference honors in 1981-82 and 1982-83. He was wrestling co-captain and MVP in 1982-83. He was state runner-up at 98 pounds in his senior season.

    Gary Rice - HOF Class of 2005
    Gary Rice
    Gary Rice scored 896 points in his two-year career in basketball and averaged 19.5 points per game. He is second to Matt McCarty’s scoring average of 21.0. Rice scored 525 points his senior year and had a single-game high of 36 points. The Athenians were 32-6 and won one sectional during the two years he played.

    Dick Wilkinson - HOF Class of 2005
    Dick Wilkinson
    Dick Wilkinson was a basketball starter for two years and scored 802 points. He had the single game scoring record for the old gymnasium with 39 points until Matt McCarty broke it in 1993. Dick was also two-year starter in football and three-year letterman in tennis.

    Sally Dill - HOF Class of 2005
    Sally Dill
    Sally Dill came to Crawfordsville in 1960 after teaching in the Benton County Community Schools for 4 years. She taught at CHS, then moved to the brand new Turtle Junior High School where she taught physical education along with Dan Welliever for 32 years before retiring in 1993. During her teaching career Sally coached girls basketball, volleyball, and track and field at the junior high level. She was also a volleyball and basketball official for many years and served as girls athletic director at Turtle. Sally and Dan started the high school summer physical education program, which still continues. She was responsible for organizing an outstanding GAA (Girls Athletic Association) program at Turtle that provided intramural sports It was common for over 200 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls to be active in GAA. Girls also had the opportunity to participate in GAA Playdays throughout the state. At the end of each school year Sally would organize a three-day sports camp at McCormick's Creek State Park for the Turtle GAA members. Sally was president of the ILHSGAA, which eventually conducted 8 state tournaments for girls athletics. In 1972 Sally served on a committee from the ILHSGAA that worked toward the hiring of an IHSAA commissioner for girls athletics comparable to the boys IHSAA program. Pat Roy was hired to direct the girls program at the request of this committee in 1972. This gave girls the opportunity to compete in athletics with other schools just like the boys had been doing for years. At the local level, Sally was instrumental in helping to organize CHS athletic programs for girls. In the early 1970's she was among a group of women who met regularly on Fridays after school at the Applegrove Restaurant to discuss the development and organization of girls sports for CHS. This was really the beginning of what has grown into the present-day programs that allow girls the opportunity to participate in competitive sports. In 1985 Sally coached the first girls fast pitch softball team at CHS. She headed the program for 4 years. After retiring from teaching in 1993, Sally opened a small store called the Cat's Meow and enjoyed that business until 2003. She moved to Florida where she currently resides in Fort Myers. Sally has touched the lives of thousands of young aspiring female athletes throughout her teaching career in Crawfordsville. Because of her hard work, dedication, enthusiasm, countless sacrifices, years of service, and love of athletics, it is only fitting that she be the first female, other than a player, to be inducted into the CHS Hall of Fame. It gives me great pleasure to present to you Miss Sally Dill.