Broadway High School is accepting nominations for future Athletic Hall of Fame classes. The inaugural class will be inducted this fall in a private ceremony.
Charter class members will be introduced at the Sept. 14 football game. Inductees include head football coach Pete Ritchie ’59; Jack Arbogast, head football coach, 1963-67; basketball player Lynn Burkholder ’63; basketball and track athlete Lynn Craun ’71; football, basketball and track athlete Kent Knupp ’74; and Keena Shuler ’97, indoor and outdoor track athlete.
The class was selected by a six-member executive committee, including Betty Driver, Paula Frazier, C.W. Grandle, Tim Proctor and John Radosevich. Athletic director Ryan Ritter was a non-voting member.
Executive committee members had ties to the high school, whether as former employees or alumni. Driver is a retired bookkeeper. Paula Frazier is principal at Pleasant Valley Elementary School. Grandle is an alumni and president of C.W. Grandle Funeral Home. Tim Proctor is chief operations officer of National Fruit Product Company. Radosevich is a retired teacher and coach.
The Broadway High School Athletic Hall of Fame was established in the memory of a former baseball coach and his son.
Mel Morris, who died in 2010 at age 59, was a former baseball coach and teacher at Broadway High School for 17 years.
His son Andrew, who died in 2008, was an all-district, all-regional and all-state baseball player before graduating in 1998.
Nomination forms can be downloaded from the BHS website www.broadwaysports.com. They are also available at the athletic director’s office or any BHS ticket booth.