Huron to induct 1983 girls' hoops team, individuals into HOF

The 1983 Huron girls basketball team is the first team to be inducted into the Huron High School Athletic Hall of Fame, as the annual banquet will be held Thursday night.
Fandy.com Staff
Sep 16, 2013

The 1982-83 Tigers won the Class AA state championship and compiled a perfect 28-0 record while    breaking the state record of 69 consecutive regular season wins. 

They recorded three consecutive 20-0 regular season records to extend the regular season streak to an eventual 72 games. 

During their three-year varsity career, they won three consecutive Sandusky Bay Conference and sectional championships, and compiled a 73-2 record. 

In the 1983 tournament run, they won an overtime thriller against Bellevue to advance to the regionals for the first time, where they defeated Marion River Valley to face Swanton in the championship game. One game from state, the Lady Tigers were up to the task and beat Swanton, 67-60.     

In the state tournament, Huron faced Warsaw River View, the defending state champions, but the Tigers prevailed, 46-43, with sophomore Lois Jenkins leading the way with 16 points. In the state championship, the Tigers faced Chagrin Falls, led by the Player of the Year Jane Phend, who had scored 39 points in the semifinal game. With a large following of Huron fans in attendance, the Lady Tigers held Phend to 19 points and Jill Harris pumped in 17 points and the girls were state champs, 52-45. 

Harris was voted the MVP of the tournament and Jenkins and senior Michelle Morgan also won first team all-tournament honors.    Morgan was voted second team All-Ohio while senior Dee Cherry was first team All-Ohio and a second team all-tournament. 

The Tigers were led by head coach Dick Wennes who won more than 300 games at Huron. 

The players on the 1982-1983 team: Beth Andrews, Lynn Andrews, Michelle Morgan Wear, Jill Harris Zumack, Dee Cherry Latt, Karen Hahn Grendow, Kathy Brownell Conley, Kris Fisher Clements, Lois Jenkins Thompson, Chris Schwenn, and Anna Hammond Bloomberg. 

Dave Desenberg was the scorekeeper, Mary McDuffie ran the clock, Shelly Swords and Mary Ann Colatruglio kept track of the stats, and Rich and Rhett Wennes      were the managers. Dave Brown was the athletic director and Lynn Studer was the principal. 

The induction comes as the team also marks the 30th year anniversary of the winning of the state championship. 

Amy Renner Parker  
Quite possibly could be considered the best female runner in Huron athletic history, Renner participated in seven state meets in cross country and track and won All-Ohio honors four years in cross country and won All-Ohio honors in three track events in both 2002 and 2003. 

In cross country, she finished 19th, 19th, 17th, and sixth in her four years to achieve All-Ohio status each year, the only athlete in Huron history to win All-Ohio honors four times in one sport.     

At the 2002 state track meet, she finished second in the 1600 run, third in the 4x800 relay and fifth in the 3200 relay. In 2003, she ran the final leg of the state championshipwinning 4x800 relay and was fourth in the 1600 and seventh in the 3200. 

Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from The Ohio State University in 2007 and a MBA in Human Resource Management from Ashford University in 2012. 

She married Robert Parker in 2010 and they live in Hilliard, Ohio with their one-year old daughter Olivia Lynn. She is an account manager for Kforce Professional Staffing. 

Dan Angelo  
Angelo enters as a community member after 33 years of service as a sports journalist covering Huron athletics for the Sandusky Register.     

Dan is also a charter member of the Hall of Fame Selection committee and has the longest tenure on the committee. 

He graduated from Western Reserve High School and attended Heidelberg College. After working in the family business, he began his journalism career as a correspondent for the Morning Journal and covered the first run-n-shoot game in 1980 when Huron football coach Tony Munafo wore a cowboy hat. 

 In 1986, he began working for the Sandusky Register and spent 22 years as a writer and was later the Executive Sports Editor. In 2008, he left to join the National Association of College Stores in Oberlin where he is an assistant editor, while still covering football and basketball games for the Register on a part-time basis. 

Dan has covered many schools reporting on football and basketball games in the last 33 years, but he will admit he has a fondness for covering Tiger events.    The Huron Athletic Hall of Fame started in 1993 and Angelo has been a member of the selection committee ever since. He helped to promote the Hall of Fame by writing stories on the selections and doing the post-banquet recap. 

Dan and his wife Josie live in Sandusky and have three children, Celia, Katy, and Christian. 

Kristin Erne  
An outstanding student-athlete who earned letters in cross country and track for the Tigers. 

She was near the top of her class of 2003 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Findlay in 2007, and then earned a Masters of Physical Therapy degree in 2009.     

As an athlete, she earned seven letters in cross country and track and was Academic All-Ohio three years in cross country and one year in track. She earned All-Ohio honors in the 2002 state cross country meet and was part of three teams that ran in the state cross country meet. 

She was first team All-SBC two years and Academic All-SBC four years.  

 In track, she ran the second leg on the 4x800 relay team that won the 2003 state championship, as well as regional and district titles. 

She has figure skated for six years under the instruction of Tonia Kwiatkowski and was the Adult National Figure Skating Champion in the Light Entertainment/Comedy Interpretive event in 2009.     

Kristin is a physical therapist who worked three National Figure Skating Championships in Canada. She presently is a physical therapist in Oswego, New York with a move planned to Maryland before the banquet. 

Laura Lindsley Moyer  
Lindsley had a distinguished high school career in athletics and academics, being named Academic All-Ohio four times and earning All-Ohio honors three times in cross country and track. 

She was Co-Valedictorian of her 2003 class and was the National Honor Society Vice President. 

In cross country, Laura participated in two state meets, running on the team that finished third in 2002 while she finished 20th as an individual, earning All-Ohio status. 

In track, she was one of the four teammates who ran on the 4x800 relay team that finished third in 2002 and were state champions in 2003. Laura ran the opening leg in the winning race. 

She was All-Ohio and All-Academic in both 2002 and    2003 and won four letters in track. 

In 2003, Laura became the first and only Huron athlete to win a prestigious Scholar-Athlete Scholarship from the Ohio High School Athletic Association 

Laura attended Bowling Green State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in December, 2006 and later earned a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from BGSU in 2009. 

Laura and her husband of four years, Tom Moyer, have a one-year old son Paxton and live in Lorain where she is a speech pathologist for Lorain City Schools. 

Matt Maloney  
Maloney was an outstanding pitcher for the Tigers, and continued his success int college and is still active today as a major league pitcher.     

In high school, Matt compiled an outstanding record of 26-3 as a left-handed pitcher, earning first-team All-SBC honors all four years and earning All-Ohio honors in 2002. He led the Tigers to two regional tournaments, including the regional championship game in 2001. 

After his 2002 graduation from high school, he attended Manatee Junior College in Florida and then accepted a scholarship from the University of Mississippi, where he compiled a two-year record of 9-4 for the Rebels. 

He was a third-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Phillies as the 97th overall choice in 2005. He won all-star honors in his first two minor league stops for the Phillies and was voted the minor league pitcher of the year for Philadelphia in 2006.     

In July, 2007 he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds and made his major league debut for the Reds in 2009 and won two games. 

He won two more games in 2010. He moved to the bullpen in 2011 and won his fifth game, but was claimed on waivers by the Minnesota Twins in October 2011. 

In July, 2012, he underwent Tommy John surgery on his elbow and was signed to a minor league contract by the Boston Red Sox in February. 

Matt has a 5-9 major league record with a 5.74 earned run average in 91 career innings. 

Matt married Huron native Kalee Basting in 2009. They reside in Columbus in the off-season. 

Monte Tapp  
Tapp was a prolific wide receiver who was the first receiver featured in Huron’s run-n-shoot offense. He was selected first-team All-Ohio on both the Associated Press and the United Press International Class AA teams in 1980. 

Monte lettered three years in football, and in 1980 caught 66 passes for 946 yards and 13 touchdowns, establishing school records in each category. 

After 33 years, Monte still holds the receiving yardage and reception touchdowns record for a season and is tied with Rob Majoy for season receptions. 

He earned first-team SBC and district first-team honors in 1980. Monte also return punt and kick returns and played defensive back and defensive end.  

In track, he won two letters, but because of a football injury, he was unable to compete in track his senior year. 

Monte was a firefighter for the City of Huron for 18 years, retiring in 2005 because of an injury. He married Jane Temper in 1986 and they have two daughters, Ashley and Lindsley. Monte and his family moved to Colorado in 2007, but returned to Huron in 2012.     

Sarah Wilber Thompson  
One of the best female athletes in Huron history, Wilbur earned 12 letters in volleyball, basketball and track, competed in eight state tournaments, was a part of three state championship teams and was All-Ohio first team three times. 

 In volleyball, Wilbur competed in four state tournaments, with the team winning the state championship her freshman (1999) and senior (2002) years, as well as finishing second her sophomore year (2000). 

She was voted first-team All-Ohio her senior year and was first-team All-SBC her junior and senior years. She was Academic All-Ohio in volleyball and garnered All-Academic honors in the SBC. 

In basketball, Sarah won first-team SBC honors in basketball and was also All-Academic. In her freshmen year, the team advanced to the regional tournament. 

In track, she participated in four state tournaments and won All-Ohio honors twice.     

In her junior year, the 4x800 relay team finished third at state and in her senior year, she ran the third leg on the state championshipwinning relay team. 

At the time of graduation, she held three school records in track and three in volleyball. 

She was awarded a full scholarship to Kent State University where she played volleyball four years and started every match the last three years of her career. She earned a degree in social work. 

She married Michael Thompson in 2010 and they live in Macedonia with their 1 year-old son Liam. Sarah is a child life specialist at the Cleveland Clinic. BHueo