The newly formed Salineville-Southern Local Athletic Hall of Fame had their inaugural induction the weekend of January 23-24. Members were introduced prior to the Southern Local/Lisbon basketball game to a standing room only crowd. A reception was then held in the new K-6 cafeteria. The formal induction was held following a breakfast on Saturday with more than a 100 friends, family and community members in attendance. Deborah Boyd, Athletic Director, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies and introduced each inductee. Helen Beatty, a teacher at Southern for 36 years who had known each of the inductees as students or peers, gave the invocation and benediction. The pep band was in attendance to play the Southern Local Fight Song and Alma Mater since one of the inductees wrote the music to both.
Jayma Smith Allen, Class of 1977
Jayma Smith Allen, was honored for her accomplishments in the early years of state volleyball and basketball. Jayma was named 1stteam TCL, Morning Journal, Salem Area, and Honorable Mention All State in Basketball. She was on teams that went 44-0. In volleyball she was the first woman ever selected as Athlete of the Month for US Steel and WFMJ Radio/TV. She was also named 1stteam TCL and High School All American. Jayma has earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education.
Scott Boyd, Class of 1972
Scott Boyd, earned three football letters, three track letters and one baseball letter. He earned first team honors All Columbiana County and was one of the first athletes in Southern Local history to participate in the State Track Meet. His relay team set two school records, which still stand.
William Bucey, Contributor 1970-1982
William Bucey, coach, received “Coach of the Year” honors from District, County, Morning Journal, Salem News, and East Liverpool Review. Bill coached from 1970–1982 in different sports but achieved great success in girls’ basketball. His teams earned four consecutive TCL Championships, four consecutive Sectional Championships, three District Championships and three Regional appearances.
Bob Burns, Class of 1990
Bob Burns, earned three football letters, two basketball letters and three track letters during his time at Southern. Bob was a unanimous selection to 1st team TCL in football as well as being named to several area newspapers all-star teams. He set the school record for career reception yardage (952). He also received recognition in basketball, but it was in track that he really stood out. Bob set school records in the 110-meter high hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles- a record that still stands. He also placed first in the County Meet in the long jump and went to state in both the long jump and the 300-meter hurdles.
Oscar Gartrell, Coach 1961-1989
Oscar Gartrell, contributor, was honored for the many ontributions he made to Southern Local during the twenty-eight years he served as band director. He wrote the Fight Song and Alma Mater for the newly formed District. He insisted on excellence from all the bands that he directed, took them to contests, took them to the Football Hall of Fame Parade, and did innovative things like black light shows. Oscar is retired now but is very involved in his community. He has received the Family Life Award from the Salineville Masonic Lodge and the Salineville-Southern Local Alumni Distinguished Service Award for Music and Community Service.
Lana Corbisello Judy, Class of 1977
Lana Corbisello Judy, earned nine varsity letters while at Southern Local. She retains school records in basketball (51 points in one game and 1748 career points) and track (medley relay). She received 1st team TCL, All County 1st team and All Ohio honors in basketball. Her teams won four consecutive TCL Championships and three District Championships. Lana has earned Bachelors.
Marlon “Mick” Logston, Class of 1972
Marlon “Mick” Logston, played football and ran track. He received multiple honors for his track career. The mile relay team of which he was a part placed first in the Stanton Invitational and the County Meet, was the first group of Southern Local athletes to make it to the state track meet, and set the school record- a record which still stands. Mick was an Arizona State University graduate with an Industrial Engineering Degree at the time of his death in 1992.
Brent Polen, Class of 1986
Brent Polen, played basketball and ran track. He received 1st team TCL, All Columbian County, 2nd team All District and Honorable Mention All State in basketball. He set school records for rebounds (22 per game and 602 career) and blocked shots (97 per season and 221 career). Brent has obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Mechanical Engineering.
Kathy Randolph, Class of 1983
Kathy Randolph, played volleyball, basketball, and ran track. She was on a TCL Championship Volleyball team and a TCL Championship Basketball team, but it was in track she really made her mark. Kathy broke records in the 100m, 200m, and 400m. She was also a member of the relay team that broke records in the 800m and 1600m. She qualified for the state track meet in the 200m. Kathy received her Bachelors Degree in Education from Malone College.
Richard Rose, Class of 1969
Richard Rose, played football, basketball and track. In the 1968 football season he scored 128 points (19 touchdowns and seven two-point conversions). Rich received numerous awards for his efforts including All Ohio Honors. Rich earned Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Loyola University in Business Administration.
Chris Dangelo Sargent, Class of 1979
Chris Dangelo Sargent, played volleyball, basketball, and track. An outstanding athlete, Chrissy earned honors in all three sports: 1stteam TCL recognition in both volleyball and basketball as well as numerous other recognitions from area newspapers. She also received All State honors in basketball. In track she holds the school record and County record for the long jump. She was also on the 440-yard relay team that still holds the school record. Chrissy has an Associate Degree in Nursing.
Larry Sargent, Class of 1980
Larry Sargent, played football, basketball, and baseball. He received 1st team TCL, All County, and Evening Review All Star three years in a row for football. He also gained 2nd team All State honors. He set school records in football (28 tackles in one game and 248 rushing yards in one game). Larry graduated from Muskingum College in Business Management.
Jim Williams, Class of 1973