MOV Sports HOF to induct 12 new members

The Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting 12 members in its Class of 2013.

The honorees represent Wood, Wirt, Jackson, Pleasants and Ritchie counties in West Virginia and Washington and Noble counties in Ohio.

The MOV Sports Hall of Fame will enshrine the Class of 2013 in an induction banquet on June 8 at the Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna.

Inductees are:

* Ashli White Childers, Jackson County: Childers excelled in both basketball and softball for the Ripley High School Vikings in the 1980s.

She set a school scoring record on the basketball court with a 40 point performance against Logan and twice she was named to the Class AAA First Team All State Basketball team.

On the softball diamond Childers was a pitching standout with a career record of 50-22 and an earned run average of 1.33 with more than 500 career strikeouts.

She was named captain of the first team all-state softball squad and went on to excel in the sport as a scholarship athlete at Morehead State University

* Bryan Crislip, Wood County: During his high school career at Parkersburg South, Crislip was a standout basketball player and golfer, earning all-state honors in both sports

He went on to have an outstanding basketball career at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he earned Most Valuable Player honors and set several school records

* Mike DeVol, Noble County: Mike DeVol loved coaching high school football, and winning high school football games. He was quite accomplished at both.

He left his mark on the football programs at Caldwell, Warren, and Parkersburg South High School, with a career mark of 251-111-2

The high point of his success came in 2003 when he guided Parkersburg South to the West Virginia Class AAA state championship.

DeVol returned to Caldwell to finish his career, taking the Redskins back to the state playoffs.

* Joe Garrett, Washington County: First at Belpre High School, and then at Parkersburg Catholic, Garrett coached his teams to 13 conference championships and numerous sectional, district and regional championships.

Hetook his Golden Eagles to the Ohio Div. III Final Four three times

He finished up his career with Parkersburg Catholic, leading the Crusaders to the 2010 Class A state basketball championship.

His teams compiled a career record of 292-175.

* Roger Hosaflook, Washington County: A legendary Belpre wrestling coach who spent a lifetime building a successful Golden Eagle wrestling program.

His teams posted 403 victories and earned four district championships and 14 Tri-Valley Conference championships

He founded Belpre’s youth wrestling program and has impacted the lives of hundreds of athletes over the years.

* Mike Lucas, Wirt County: Lucas was a gifted athlete in his own right, and went on to share his knowledge as a coach for more than three decades.

He was a head football coach at four different schools, enjoying his greatest success at Wirt County High School, where he coached to a perfect 10-0 regular season and three 9-1 seasons.

He took Wirt County to the playoffs five times, including three consecutive appearances.

* Larry Martin, Wood County: Larry Martin was a steward of the game of golf.

He made a positive impact on the game he loved as the longtime PGA club professional at the Parkersburg Country Club.

During his tenure there, he oversaw the area’s oldest and most successful charity golf event: The Sour Mash Open. Over the years, the tournament has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities

But his legacy will always be for growing the game of golf. He founded a Junior Golf tour that gave young golfers a chance to learn the game the right way, and compete against kids their own age in a series of tournaments

Martin passed away in February2012.

* Mike McCoy, Wood County: McCoy carried on the tradition of great running backs at Parkersburg High School, where he is sixth on the school’s all time rushing list with more than 2,500 career yards. He accounted for 18 touchdowns.

McCoy earned all-state honors with the Big Reds and finished second in the voting for the Kennedy Award.

He earned a football scholarship to Marshall University, where he was a four-year letter winner.

* Alison Spiker Morris, Jackson County: She was the first female athlete at Ripley High School to earn 12 varsity letters.

Morris earned all-state honors in both cross country and track. She also was a starter on the basketball team.

She ran track and cross county at West Virginia University, serving as captain of both teams.

* Missy Spangler, Ritchie County: Spanglerwas a dominant athlete in basketball, cross country, and track, earning first team all-state honors in basketball and cross country four times each,

She led Ritchie County’s basketball program into the state tournament and went on to compete in basketball and track at Robert Morris University and West Virginia Wesleyan

* Don Stansberry, Wood County: Stansberry is a worthy inclusion to the list of great coaches being honored in this year’s induction class.

He was the head girls varsity basketball coach at Parkersburg High School for a successful run that spanned parts of three decades and 263 career victories, the most in PHS history.

He led the Big Reds to 11 sectional championships, 9 regional titles and 4 Class AAA state championships.

* Don Ullman, Noble County: The Noble County educator was a founder the Pioneer Valley Athletic Conference in 1973.

He has served on several committees with the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference.

Healso had an impact on the Ohio High School Athletic Association as a member of its Eastern District Board

Ullman was on the founding committee of the Mid Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame and serves as secretary-treasurer of the organization.