Aubrey Utterback - HOF Class of 2005
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.
(Herzog) - HOF Class of 2005
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
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 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 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 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 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.
Sally Dill - HOF Class of 2005