BEAVER LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL
HALL OF FAME
CLASS OF 2004
Bowersock - Graduated
Jim was named MVP in football,
wrestling and track during his senior year.
He totaled 1040 yards as a running back in football and was named to the
all-county squad. As a wrestler, Jim was
champion of his weight class of the North Highland, Louisville and
Carrollton Tournaments and was the individual Sectional Champion in 1969. Jim was also a member of Beaver Local’s
first Sectional Championship team. He
went on to qualify for the district tournament during his sophomore, junior and
senior years. As a senior, his record
was 26-1 as team captain. Jim was also a
member of the track team where he set school records in four events and county
records in two events. Jim is currently
the owner/operator of West Point Masonry.
He and his wife, Karen, have four children: Bobbie Jo, Danielle, Leigh
Ann and Jimmy.
Bobbie Jo Bowersock - Graduated 1990
Bobbie Jo Bowersock was a volleyball and
basketball player during all four years in high school, and a member of the
track team during her freshman and sophomore years. She was named to both the Salem News and East
Liverpool Review all-area volleyball teams as a junior and was chosen as the
Review’s player of the year as a senior.
As a basketball junior, Bobbie Jo was an honorable mention selection to
the Division II Northeast Inland District Team as the county’s leading
scorer that season and was selected to participate in the Columbiana County
All-Star Game. Bobbie Jo was honored
with the Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, the Herald Star Athlete of
the Year, the Dike Beede Scholarship, and was
selected as an outstanding senior. Bobbie
Jo is employed by Columbiana County.
Ryan Campbell - Graduated 1997
Ryan was one of the best baseball players to play for Beaver Local. As a freshman, he was a varsity starter and
was the leading hitter (.446 average) and the co-MVP. He again won the batting title as a sophomore
(.401) and accomplished a “three-peat” by winning it as a junior
(.509). Following his junior season, he
was named to the all-area team by the Evening Review. The Review also named Ryan “Player of
the Year” following his senior season when he again won the batting title
with an average of .543. Ryan was named
to the River Valley League All-Star Team all four years of this career and was
named to the OVAC All-Star Team twice.
Ryan also lettered in basketball as a sophomore and a junior. He graduated from Indiana Tech with a degree
in business management. He is currently
employed by Morgan Wood Products in Columbus, Ohio.
served as the first Beaver Local School District Superintendent (prior to that
the chief operating officer was known as the Executive Head). Roy served
as the middle school principal for two years and high school principal for a
year prior to becoming superintendent.
He served a total of 22 years at Beaver Local prior to his
retirement. Roy also
taught 10 years at Chester High
School (Chester, W.Va.) before
coming to Beaver Local. Roy was a ardent supporter of Beaver Local athletics during his time
at Beaver Local. He attended countless
athletic events and still attends many football and basketball games. Roy is a
World War II veteran having served three years with the U.S. 8th Air
Force in Europe. Roy is
married to wife, Betty, and they have four children: Michael, Mark, Matt, and
Davis - Graduated 1973
Rusty earned varsity letters in
both track and football during his junior and senior years in high school. He served as captain of both the football
team and track team as a senior. Rusty
distinguished himself on the football team by setting an individual season
interception record (7) in 1971. He was
selected to the All-Columbiana County football
team as a defensive back in 1971 and 1972.
Rusty has continued his involvement in Beaver Local Athletics by serving
as the 7th and 8th grade soccer coach. He
is the terminal manager at the SH Bell Company in East
He and his wife, Christy, have two children.
“Butch” Gaydos - Graduated 1963
George “Butch” Gaydos is the owner/operator of Middle Beaver Auto
Wrecking. Butch played four years of
football, four years of basketball, and participated on the track team for four
years while at Beaver Local High
He received All-County recognition in football and track. He was second in the pole vault at the
Columbiana County Track Meet. Butch is
married to wife, Brenda, and they have three sons: Arin,
Ian, and Eric.
Jeff Hall - Graduated 1967
the son of Jesse and Ruby Hall. He has
two children, a daughter, Lisa, and a son, Conner. Jeff is the owner of All-Sports Supplies in East Liverpool. Jeff excelled in all sports at Beaver
Local. He lettered for three years in
football and was named All-County, All-Conference, and MVP in his senior years. In basketball, he lettered two years and was
All-Conference for two years. Baseball was
where Jeff really excelled. He was a
four-year letterman, and while pitching against Salem, he had
20 strikeouts in one game. He also
received the Harry Greenwood Memorial Award his senior year. After high school, Jeff accepted a
scholarship to play baseball at Kent State University, where
he achieved great success. He was named
to the All Mid-American Conference and was selected to the USA Japan College
World Series played in Japan in
1972. After graduating from Kent State, Jeff
signed as a free agent with the New York Yankees and played in their farm
system from 1972 to 1975. He was
inducted into the Greater Akron Hall of Fame in 1984.
Harris - Graduated 1994
Dustin distinguished himself as
one of the finest wrestlers ever at Beaver Local. He set the school record for
wins (137) during his career while losing only 20 matches. As a sophomore, Dustin took third place at
the sectional tournament, and went on to win the district and qualify for the
state tournament. As a junior, he was
the OVAC Champion and MVP, and the Ohio State Champion in his weight
class. During his senior campaign, he
was again OVAC Champion and earned the prestigious Dave Beirkorette
Award. He was chosen the Eastern Ohio
Wrestling League “Wrestler of the Year” Award, and again qualified
for the state tournament. He finished
third that year. Dustin earned a
wrestling scholarship to Ohio University. He is now self-employed and lives in Hawaii.
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