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Hall of Fame Class of 2009

BEAVER LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL

HALL OF FAME

CLASS OF 2009

 


Janice Adkins Kelly - Graduated 1982

Janice Adkins Kelly graduated from Youngstown State University in 1987 with a BS in Applied Sciences.  She currently works part-time for Aultman Hospital as a medical technologist.

She has been married to husband, Joel, for 24 years.  They have four children.  They presently reside in Alliance, Ohio.

Janice played basketball and ran track her junior and senior years at Beaver Local.  She was a Harry Greenwood Award recipient.  She set a few records in track in the girls 4 x 100 meter relay and in the 200 meter run.

Recently, she has participated in the Akron Marathon and the Alliance Triathlon.

 


Robin Prescott - Graduated 2001

During her time at Beaver Local High School, Robin Prescott was a standout and an all-star in basketball, soccer, and softball.  From 1998 through 2001, she earned 10 “Varsity B” letters ( 2 in soccer, 4 in basketball, and 4 in softball).  As a soccer goalie, Robin was named Review All-Area MVP/Player of the Year, 1st Team All-Area two times, 1st Team and 2nd Team All-OVAC, and was the team captain both years she played.  In Basketball, she was a 4-year starter, where she earned several All-Area, All-OVAC, and Eastern District honors.  On the hardwood, she also served as a team captain, led the team in rebounds, won the Hustle Award her junior season, and the MVP her senior season.  During her time on the softball diamond, Robin was a 4-year starter, 4-year letter winner, and batted over .500 all four seasons.  Like basketball, she was named 1st team All-Area, 1st Team All-OVAC, and 1st team Eastern District several times.  Robin had the privilege of playing in a Softball World Series with a summer travel team, where she was named the tournament’s Best Offensive Player.  Robin also played volleyball her freshman and sophomore year.  During her freshman year, she helped lead her team to an undefeated season.

Since Robin’s graduation, she attended Kent State University, and has been employed in the area of title insurance for seven years.  She also worked part-time for Macy’s Department store as a Loss Prevention Agent for two years, where she was named 1st, 2nd, and 4th agent of the quarter.  Robin was also awarded the 2006 Loss Prevention Agent of the Nation Award.

 


Joey Adams - Graduated 1983

Playing football was a wonderful experience and the most memorable part of Joe’s high school days.  His love of the game and his team spirit enabled him to achieve impressive stats.

In 1980, Joe played as a sophomore and was voted second team All-Columbiana County defensive squad, as a middle linebacker.  The following year, as a junior, he was voted first team All-Columbiana County defensive squad.  Again, as a middle linebacker, he was also awarded the best player award that year.

In 1982, Joe was named most valuable player, best offensive back and was team captain.  By his senior year, he was a 3-year letter winner in track and football.  The Morning Journal voted him to the first team offensive squad and back of the year.  The Evening Review voted him first offensive squad and player of the year.  He received the Dike Beebe Award and The Associated Press awarded him the 1982 Ohio Northeastern Inland Honorable Mention in class AAA.  He was also chosen to play in the Penn-Ohio football game.

Joe broke two records, which no longer stand: most rushing yards per game (230) and most yards per season (1,007).  In 1982, he was the leading tackler with 60 solo tackles and 130 assisted tackles.  He broke one record that still stands today – most rushing attempts in a game (35).

Today, Joe is married and living in East Liverpool, Ohio.  He is married and he and his wife have one son.


Mike Rudibaugh - Graduated 1973

Mike earned four varsity letters in track.  His events included 880 relay, high jump, and long jump, and often the 100 yard and 200 yard dash.  He set the school record in high jump and long jump his junior year and continued to break his own records throughout his high school career.  Mike’s high jump record held for 18 years, while the long jump record lasted over 30 years.  Mike was named MVP his senior year.  His senior year, he was the sectional champion in the high jump.  In his senior year, he was county champion in the long jump and runner-up in the high jump.  He then competed at the State in the long jump.

Mike continues his love of sports, officiating baseball and basketball.  Recently, he officiated a state semi-final baseball game in Columbus.  Mike can also be seen on occasion, refereeing basketball at his alma mater.

Mike is the son of Bill and Majorie Rudibaugh.  He resides outside of Lisbon.  He and his wife, Karen, have six children.  Mike has been employed at the Canton Repository newspaper for over 26 years.


James McLaughlin – Graduated 1964

James earned 2 varsity letters as quarterback.  In 1963, as a running back, he led the team in scoring, pass reception, yards gained, and kick returns.  He was team captain and MVP.  Jim was named to 2nd Team All-County and 1st Team All-Conference.  In basketball, Jim earned 2 varsity letters.

Jim lettered for four years in track.  He broke the school record in the 180 low hurdles and 880 relay.  Won 1st place in conference meet in 180 low hurdles and 880 relay.  He was team captain for the 100 shuttle hurdles.

 


Jared Williams - Graduated 2003

Jared G. Williams is the son of Gary and Patty Williams, and brother to fourteen siblings, consisting of eight brothers and six sisters.  He joined brothers Jake, John, and Jordan in the Beaver Local Hall of Fame.  While at Beaver Local, Jared excelled in football and wrestling.  He earned sixth place honors in the State in wrestling his senior year.  While wrestling for Coach Wright, he compiled 115 career victories. 

Career football highlights included earning honorable mention All-State two seasons at two different positions, and leading his team to the state regional finals.  He was a two way starter for Coach Wright for 3 seasons, playing middle linebacker on the defensive side, and fullback and offensive guard on the offensive side.

Jared earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Kent State University in 2008.  He currently resides in the Columbus, Ohio area, and is employed as an Account Manager for Healthcare Services Group, Inc.

 


Jordan Williams - Graduated 2003

Jordan G. Williams is the son of Gary and Patty Williams, and brother to fourteen siblings, consisting of eight brothers and six sisters.  He joined brothers Jake, John, and Jared in the Beaver Local Hall of Fame. 

While a Beaver Local High School, Jordan participated in football and wrestling.  He was a 2nd team All-State selection in 2001 at running back, and a 6th place finisher in the State Wrestling Tournament at the 171 lb weight class.  Jordan compiled over 2,700 yards from the halfback/fullback position in his three seasons as a starter for the Beavers.  Jordan also stood out on defense at his linebacker position. 

He compiled 115 career victories while wrestling in Coach Wright’s lineup for four seasons. 

Jordan is a 2009 graduate of Kent State University earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education majoring in Integrated Social Studies.  He currently resides in Lisbon, Ohio.  Jordan is an assistant football and wrestling coach at Beaver Local High School.

 


Paul Jackson - Special Category

Paul graduated from East Liverpool High School in June of 1950.  He enlisted in the United States Navy October 9, 1950, and Honorably Discharged September 1, 1953.  He attended Youngstown State, Geneva College, and graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville.  Paul began teaching in the Beaver Local Middle School in January 1961 and coaching as an Assistant Football Coach in 1965, and coached several years at different times, last coaching football 1991-92 at Beaver Local, then coaching football at Oak Glen in 1992 and 1993, and coached Wrestling at Beaver Local in 1965.  While Coaching Wrestling, Beaver Local won their first Northeast Sectional Wrestling Tournament and several Invitational Wrestling Tournaments.   Paul began the Beaver Local Invitational High School Wrestling Tournament, which later became the Everett Hoppel Memorial Tournament.  He began the Beaver Local Open Wrestling Tournament and started the Beaver Junior High Wrestling program as an Intramural program.  Paul served as Tournament Director for the Everett Hoppel Memorial several times, Tournament Director for The OAC Wrestling Tournament at Mount Union College, and Muskingdom College several times.  Paul served as fund raising chairman for the Beaver Local Sports Complex Building.  He coached Baseball at several levels at the Baseball Complex, and served as the President of the T-Ball League, and President of the Pony League several years.

Paul and his wife, Ginny, live in Calcutta, Ohio.