BEAVER LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL
HALL OF FAME
CLASS OF 2007
- Graduated 1997
football, Steve was 1st Team All-State Division III as a defensive
back. He was 1st Team Eastern
Ohio Division III, 1st Team OVAC, 1st Team Quad County and 1st Team Columbiana
County. The Salem
News named Steve Quad County
and 1st Team
Columbiana County. The Salem
News named him 1st Team All-Area. He was named Defensive Player of the Year in
1996 by The Review. His 10 interceptions
tied him with the most in the State of Ohio
in 1996. He remains tied for 23rd
on the Ohio All Time List. He received
the Coaches Award at BLHS. He played in
the Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic and the OVAC All-Star games in 1997.
In wrestling, Steve had a career
record of 51-27. He was the Hoppel Tournament Champion, 2nd at Meadowbrook,
5th at OVAC and 2nd at the Sectional. He was a two-time District qualifier.
In track, he was a member of the
1996 shuttle relay team that holds the school record. He was also a member of the shuttle relay
team that was the River Valley League champion in 1997.
After graduation, Steve went on
to play two seasons at Baldwin
earning a varsity letter in football. He
graduated from Baldwin Wallace with a BA Degree and a major in political
science. Currently, he is employed with
Financial West Group in Westlake
McLaughlin - Graduated 1961
Ron played four years of football for the
Fighting Beavers. He earned
“Varsity B” letters in 1958, 1959 and 1960. He played both offense and defense and was
the place kicker and punter on special teams.
His varsity letters were earned at three different positions. He was the co-quarterback his sophomore
year. As a junior, he played both tight
end and running back. He was a running
back his senior year. He was voted MVP
by his teammates his senior year, and best offensive
back by the coaching staff. He was named
1st team All-County as a senior.
He lead area teams in scoring with 132 points
as a senior. He scored five touchdowns
in one game, one of which was a 99 yard pass interception return. The 1960 “Fighting Beavers”
football team had the first winning record in school history with a record of
7-3. He also earned two “Varsity
B” letters in track and played reserve basketball for two years.
After high school, Ron attended Malone
College in Canton for two years. He was drafted and spent two years serving
his country in the US Army, including 18 months in Okinawa.
For 18 happy years, Ron has been married to his wife, Janet. They are presently living in Garfield Heights, Ohio. He has two daughters, Veronica Mabry of Homeworth, Ohio
and Renee Dickman of Monroeville, Ohio. He has five grandchildren and two
Ron has been working in the trucking industry for 44 years and is
presently working for a truck leasing company in Cleveland, Ohio.
Morgan - Graduated 1974
was an all-round athlete at Beaver
lettered four years in football, three years in track, two years in basketball
and one year in wrestling.
Jeff was the
quarterback of the 1973 undefeated football team. During that season, he rushed for 548 yards
touchdowns. He passed for
775 yards completing 52 out of 92 attempts resulting in 14 touchdowns. He threw four touchdown passes in the final
game, which was a single game record.
Also, his 53 completions was a single season record.
In football, Jeff was
named Honorable Mention All Ohio, 1st Team All Columbiana County,
Columbiana County Player of the Year, Tri-Captain of the team his senior year
and Team MVP his senior year.
Bill Pancake - Graduated 1972
Bill received 3
“Varsity B” letters while participating in football at Beaver Local
High School. Bill was named twice to the All County
1st Team, twice to the Buckeye Border Conference 1st Team
and 1st team All Northeast Ohio.
He was also named All County Defensive Player of the Year. He was named The Review 1st
Team All Area for two years. Bill was
the team MVP
both his junior and senior years. He also lead the team in rushing, scoring and
tackles for two years.
Bill is married to
his high school sweetheart, Betty. They have three children, all graduates of Beaver Local
High School, Amy in 1992,
Julie in 1995 and Bill Jr. in 1999. Bill
Jr. was a 2006 inductee into the Beaver Local High School Athletic Hall of
Fame. They have six grandchildren. Bill is the owner of Pancake Auto Body and is
an ardent supporter of Beaver Local athletics.
(Pierson) Riccardo -
In volleyball, Jill was a
two-year letter winner. She was the team
captain, MVP and OVAC Player of the Year.
The volleyball team won the OVAC Tournament for the first time in school
history. Jill was selected to the 1st
Team in District One, Columbiana
County and the River Valley
League. She led the team in attacks and
In basketball, she was a
four-year letter winner. The team set a
school record for wins going 18-5. The
team won the Sectional Tournament in 1991 and 1992 and was District runner-up
in 1992. Jill was the team captain. She was the leading free throw shooter and rebounder. She
received special recognition in Columbiana
County, the OVAC and the
Eastern District. She was selected to
play in senior All star games.
Jill attended Malone College
and Youngstown State University. She played volleyball at Malone College
before transferring to YSU. She earned
a BS in Education in 1997 and a Masters in Education in 2000 from YSU.
She has been teaching in
Beaver Local for 10 years and currently teaches special education in grades 9
She coached volleyball at
Leetonia, East Liverpool
and Beaver Local from 1995-2000. She is
married to Jim Ricardo, who also teaches at Beaver Local, and they have two
children, Jenna and Leah.
(McCoy) Ruscoe -
was a standout softball pitcher for the Beaver Local Beavers. Her pitching record was 58-23. During her high school career, she had 473
strikeouts. In 1998, she was named to
the Columbiana County All-Stars. In
2000, she was named Columbiana
Team pitcher, The Review Player of the Year and OVAC All-Conference
Team. In 2001, she was named OVAC AAA
Player of the Year, All-Area Player of the Year and OVAC 1st Team
2000, the Beavers were the Division 2 Sectional Champions and OVAC AAA
Champions. 2001 marked the season with
the most wins in school history as the Beavers had a record of 23-3.
from 2001-2003, playing Division II softball for two years. She graduated with an Associates degree in
Radiological Technologies in 2005. She
is registered as a radiological technologist in x-ray and CT with ARRT and
ODH. She is currently living in Newton Falls, Ohio and
working as a CT Technologist at Robinson
in Ravenna, Ohio.
is married to husband Jon Ruscoe and has one son,
Trevor Michael Ruscoe.
Ken Sprouse - Graduated 1974
Ken was a three-year
letter winner in football at Beaver
was named Best Defensive Lineman in his junior year and All-Area and All-County
his junior and senior years. Ken was the captain on the first undefeated
football team in 1973.
Ken is married to
his high school sweetheart, Bobbie, and they have three children, Nate, Korey and Kelly, all Beaver
Local graduates. They also have 5
grandchildren. Ken is a self-employed
truck driver owning Sprouse Trucking.
His children and
grandchildren keep him very busy when he is not on the road. He has also helped build three of his
remained very involved in sports. He
coached little league football for five years, coached baseball for two years
and coached little league through high school girls
softball for twelve years.
spent 26 years in the Beaver Local Schools.
He taught at Beaver
School from 1958 to 1962. In 1962-63, he was the principal at Calcutta Elementary School. 1963-64 he served as principal of the Beaver Local
Middle School. He was the high school principal from 1964
through 1984. While high school
principal, he also served a number of years as the athletic director and as
received his Bachelor’s Degree from Findlay
College in Findlay,
Ohio in 1950 and his Master’s Degree
from Kent State University
in 1962. Ted is a veteran of World War
II, having joined the service as a 14-year old in 1943 and received an
Honorable Discharge in 1945. He is a
life member of the Veterans of Underage Military Service. He is also a life member of the Knights of
Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and National Secretary USS LSM LSNR
presently resides in Bradenton,
Florida with his wife Barbara
Jean. They have nine children, fourteen
grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Timmons - Graduated 1960
Chuck Timmons began his
wrestling career as a sophomore at Beaver
School weighing a “whopping” 88
pounds. Since the lightest weight was
103, it was a good thing that he was allowed to weigh in with his clothes
on. He improved each year, and as a
senior, he went undefeated and was not scored upon during the regular
season. He is the only Beaver Local
wrestler to accomplish that feat. He
advanced to the State Tournament where he eventually placed sixth.
Chuck received a
grant-in-aid from Bowling Green
State University. He is a Vietnam Veteran, having served in the
He coached the Potter Mites
in East Liverpool
from 1978-81. He moved to Vienna, Ohio
in 1981 to take a supervisory position at the New Life Mission for Men. He promoted and coached the wrestling team
for the Youngstown
in 1982-83. He moved back to the East
Liverpool area in 1984. He now lives in the Beaver Local
He and his wife Deborah have
four children, Sandy, Charles, Sherry and Thomas and nine grandchildren.
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