Clear Fork 2015 HOF class


By Zach Jones



This year’s inductees to the Clear Fork Valley Athletic Hall of Fame and the date for the Hall of Fame Classic Football Game have been announced.

The Hall of Fame Classic Football Game slates Clear Fork vs. Ontario on Sept. 4. The 2015 Hall of Fame Class will be introduced to attendees during a pregame ceremony.

The class will then be formally inducted on Sept. 6 at Clear Fork High School beginning at 2 p.m. The ceremony will conclude with a public reception.

Former Bellville High School and Ashland University Football Coach Fred Martinelli will be introducing the inductees.

2015 Clear Fork Hall of Fame class

Dan Henry, Clear Fork High School class of 1995, his football honors include First Team All-Ohio, Ohio Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 1994, Northwest District Player of the Year in 1994 and All-Ohio Punter in 1993. His career stats include 17 Interceptions and 115 tackles.

Henry was also captain of the Clear Fork baseball team on which he was named to All-District honors and was a three-year letterman. He is a U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar and Athlete.

Ron Kochheiser will also be inducted. As a graduate of Bellville High School Class of 1955, Kochheiser was named an All-Ohio basketball player, team captain and most valuable player.

He achieved All-Tournament Team, First-Team All-District honors and News Journal and Toledo Blade First Team honors.

As a football player, he was a four-year starting guard, First Team All-Conference player and a member of the 1953 undefeated Blue Jays team.

The 1980 Lady Colt softball team, who finished their season with an 18-4 record, will also be inducted. The squad was the first Clear Fork team to make it to the state finals. Throughout the ‘80 season the team won 17-games straight only, which was ended in the state tournament.

The 2010 Clear Fork Division III baseball state champions will also be inducted along with head coach Jeremy Riddle. They finished the season with a 32-2 record and hold the team record for batting average, .416. They scored 378 runs, while only giving up 86 and holding an E.R.A. of 2.34.

By Zach Jones

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