8 inducted into Clinton-Massie Hall of Fame


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The latest class of the Clinton-Massie Hall of Fame, from left to right, Phyllis and Mike Rosenberger accepting for Charles Rosenberger, Andy Copeland, Harley Plymire, Danny Beam, Greg Moore, Chris Moon, Pat Ilg accepting for David Ilg, and Tyler Webb.


Elizabeth Clark | News Journal

The Clinton-Massie Hall of Fame officially inducted eight new members prior to last Friday’s varsity basketball at the Lebanon Road gym.

The 2016 class includes Charles “Chuck” Rosenberger (contributor), Andy Copeland (contributor), Harley Plymire (pre-consolidation), Danny Beam (decade of the 1960s), Greg Moore (decade of the 1970s), Chris Moon (decade of the 1980s), David Ilg (decade of the 1990s) and Tyler Webb (decade of the 2000s).

Rosenberger, a 1955 graduate of Clarksville High School, was for years an active member of the Clinton-Massie Boosters Club. He coached knothole baseball in Clinton-Massie. For many years, Rosenberger drove the team bus to athletic events and attended almost all athletic events. He was for more than 27 years, the bus supervisor for Clinton-Massie.

Copeland, a member of the Clinton County Sports Hall of Fame, was a physical education instructor and coach at Clinton-Massie for 35 years. He coached basketball 10 years, football four years, golf 30 years, and track/field for 16 years.

Copeland was the middle school athletic director three years and the fall/winter sports coordinator for 10 years.

As a track/field coach, he was 10 consecutive league championships in the Kenton Trace Conference and the Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference.

In 2013, the Clinton-Massie Middle School gym was re-named in honor of Copeland.

Plymire, a 1956 graduate of Harveysburg High School, played basketball and baseball in high school. As a junior, he led Harveysburg in rebounding on the basketball floor and hitting on the baseball diamond. He also was the top rebounder as a senior.

While playing at Harveysburg High School, Plymire was a member of the HHS team that won the Warren County championship. He was the Harveysburg HS athlete of the year for 1956.

Beam, a 1969 graduate of CMHS, earned nine varsity letters in track/field, football, basketball and baseball. He was first team All-Fort Ancient Valley Conference in football and third team all-league in basketball.

On the football field, Beam was a two-way starter on back-to-back FAVC championship teams in 1967 and 1968. In baseball, the Falcons won the regional title and went to the state tournament in 1967 and was regional runnerup in 1967. Beam was a contributor on the 1967-68 boys basketball team that was district runnerup.

Moore, a 1971 graduate of CMHS, played football and basketball four years and was a member of the track/field team three seasons.

On a balanced offensive team, Moore had more than 2,000 all-purpose yards as a member of the football team his sophomore, junior and seniors seasons. He was part of the back-to-back FAVC championship football teams.

Moore also played basketball for the Falcons who won the FAVC title in 1970-71 and earned a district championship and regional berth.

Moon, a 1987 graduate of CMHS, was a four-year varsity player for the Lady Falcons basketball team. She was three-times a first team All-KTC selection while earning honorable mention All-Ohio as a junior and senior.

She was the first girls basketball player to record a triple-double in a varsity game when she had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 1985. Moon finished with 930 points in her varsity career. She average 15.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.1 steals as a junior; 17.4 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals as a senior.

Moon was a member of three KTC championship teams. Her single-game high point total was 35. Her single-game high assist total was 19.

Ilg, a 1996 graduate of CMHS, earned nine varsity letters in track/field, football and basketball. He earned all-league honors four times in track/field and football. He earned All-Southwest District honors in football as a senior.

A three-time state qualifier in track/field, Ilg was a regional champion in the 300-meter hurdles and a one-time regional champ in the 110-meter hurdles. He was third in the state meet as a senior in both the 110- and 300-meter hurdle events.

A member of the league championship track and field team in 1996, Ilg went on to compete in track/field in college at the University of Cincinnati. Ilg had one of the top 10 times in UC history in the 55-meter hurdles.

Webb, a 2002 graduate of CMHS, earned 10 varsity letters in baseball, football and basketball. He was captain for all three sports his senior year.

He was a first team All-SBAAC baseball and football player as a senior; a second-team All-SBAAC baseball and football player as a junior; and a second team All-SBAAC baseball player as a sophomore. Webb was All-Ohio in baseball as a senior.

A member of the league championship Falcons basketball team as a senior, Webb led the baseball team his senior year in stolen bases and being hit by a pitch. His 468 all-purpose yards was the most for the football team and he had the longest kickoff and punt returns for the Falcons. He also led the team in interceptions.

Previous classes of the Clinton-Massie Hall of Fame are:

2008: Paul Schwamberger, Tony Lamke, Dale Jones, Jim Davis, Catherine Williams, Destry Duncan, Beth Collett Beam

2009: Frank Irelan, Harry “Chick” Brown, Roger Reveal, Jim Burton, Harry Jay McVey, Krista George, Ryan Eads

2010: Dave Kemp, Gerry Riesenberg, Dale Hillard, Bob Wysong, Charlotte Smith, Bill Russell

2011: Joe Schultz, Jon Hopkins, Steve Schultz, Bob Bevan, Dean Beckett, Aaron Clutter

2012: Eleanor Beam, Kenny Eakins, John Cleaver, Jeff Hobbs, Shelia Kenny Frey, Jason Phipps

2013: Jim Reveal, Allen Collett, Dick Lane, Jeff Garman, David Kemp, Holly Schultz Young Ryan Wilkinson

2014: Sams Meats, Steve Pidgeon, Larry Redfern, Allen Wilkinson, Rodney Gullette, Tracey Pidgeon Meyers, Kyle Rudduck

2015: Bob Riehle, Sid Bagford, Mike Cleaver, Roger Roberts, Denny Wilson, Dan Uetrecht, Tiffany Trampler Kessler, Chad Wilson, Mandy Duncan Estep

The latest class of the Clinton-Massie Hall of Fame, from left to right, Phyllis and Mike Rosenberger accepting for Charles Rosenberger, Andy Copeland, Harley Plymire, Danny Beam, Greg Moore, Chris Moon, Pat Ilg accepting for David Ilg, and Tyler Webb.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/02/web1_HOF_cm2017.jpgThe latest class of the Clinton-Massie Hall of Fame, from left to right, Phyllis and Mike Rosenberger accepting for Charles Rosenberger, Andy Copeland, Harley Plymire, Danny Beam, Greg Moore, Chris Moon, Pat Ilg accepting for David Ilg, and Tyler Webb. Elizabeth Clark | News Journal

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