FPS staff report
August 13, 2012
There is little doubt that former Carrollton coach Dave Wells has left a lasting and positive impact on literally thousands of young men and women who attended school in the Carrollton district.
Dave taught woodworking and industrial arts in the Carrollton district before retiring after 35 years, but he will be remembered most as a multi-sport coach at Carrollton for 36 years.
Although he was an assistant coach in track for 20 years, an assistant wrestling mentor for 9 years, assistant football coach for 6 years and assistant golf coach for a year, his lasting legacy will be as head golf coach.
Dave headed up the Warrior program from 1979 until 2006 and while his career 223 dual wins is pitted against 241 losses, there were a number of seasons when his teams were nearly untouchable.
Dave coached five Northeastern Buckeye (NBC) championship teams - 1990, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2004. He was named NBC Coach of the Year three times.
He coached six conference MVPs and nine NBC First Team golfers.
Two of his teams (1990 and 2001) qualified for the District tournament, where Carrollton usually competed at the Division I level and the 1990 team finished as Sectional champs.
Dave watched as nine of his golfers qualified for the District tournament and he was named Eastern District Coach of the Year following the 2001 season.
“I think his record speaks for itself. He has more golf titles and coached more league MVPs than any in CHS history,” said longtime fellow teacher and coach Vaughn Cogan.
Dave, who continues to live in Carrollton, is a 1967 graduate of Louisville High School and 1971 graduate of Kent State University.
He has two children, Melissa, 37 and Brent (Kate), 32.
If there is one former Carrollton athlete who always seemed to exude confidence and that “we can win attitude”, that athlete was Mike Albert.
To say the 1972 graduate was a multi-sport athlete would be somewhat of an understatement - Mike was a very good multi-sport athlete.
Albert earned three letters roaming the gridiron for Carrollton - as linebacker on defense and a running back on offense, where he gained 1,001 yards his senior season. He was named All-Ohio Third Team linebacker and gained All-Ohio Honorable Mention as a running back.
Mike was also selected twice as an All-District and All-Senate League running back.
When the grid seasons ended, Mike donned a Warrior wrestling singlet where he racked up an impressive high school career on the mat, again lettering three years in that sport.
During his career he was a two-time Carrollton Invitational champion, two-time Sectional champion and District champion, plus he qualified for the Ohio State wrestling tournament his senior year. He was named captain of the team and won team awards for most pins, as well as the Efficiency Award.
In the early 70’s it was easy for Carrollton track teams to compete against other schools - mainly because there was no track to practice on and all meets were away meets.
Still, Mike lettered three years in track and teamed up with speedsters
Larry Cole, Gary Baker and Ron Tschantz to claim the mile relay Sectional championship. Albert also showed his athletic versatility in the sport by throwing the shot and at the broad jump pit.
“I don’t think I could have asked for better coaches or teammates,” said Mike of his athletic days at CHS.
Albert went on to Baldwin-Wallace College where he played football at halfback and linebacker, and where he wrestled at 190 pounds.
After college, he took that life-long confidence and channeled it into a successful career as a self-employed auctioneer, realtor and entertainer.
Mike and the former Wendy Guess, also a CHS grad, will be married 35 years this November.
The Columbus area couple has four children, Meghan Hancock, Mikeal, Racheal Long and Jessica Fisher. Grandchildren Ethan 7, Eva 6, Everett 1, Lilly Ann 5, Ally 1, and twins Ronan and Vincent 1, complete the family.
Never mind that Carrollton didn’t have a track in the early 1970’s. At least that was the mind-set of former track and cross country star Jeff Kirkpatrick, 1974 graduate.
By the time Jeff was handed his diploma he held school records in track in the 440, most points scored, mile relay, shuttled hurdle relay, sprint medley, distance medley, 880 relay and 440 relay.
But, in 1974 he was stuck on the number “440”.
He was the Senate League champ in that event, the Indian League champ in that event, the Sectional and District champ in that event and an Ohio State Track Meet participant in that event, where he finished in the top 10 in the state. He picked up his fourth varsity letter and was named team MVP that year and rightfully so.
And, Jeff reportedly is the first Carrollton track member to qualify for the state meet.
In the fall during his four year career, Kirkpatrick was a constant leader of a successful cross country program, founded and coached by Hall of Famer Craig Winters.
By the time Jeff left Carrollton High School, he had lettered four years in cross country.
“Running for Carrollton High School meant that I got to represent Carrollton at meets and hopefully left a good impression of our talents and of our school,” said Jeff, who has been the groundskeeper for Carrollton schools for the past eight years.
The former track standout “gave back” from 1990 to 1998 when he helped Mark Spears coach the Carrollton junior high girls track team to a multi-year record of 65-3.
Jeff has been married 36 years to the former Julie Haun of Carrollton. They have three children, Amber 35, and twins Ryan and Brett 32. Grandchildren Shyanne Kirkpatrick 11, Nate Kolwouzvelis 6 and Sophia Kolwouzvelis 4, complete the family.
B. J. Scott
B.J. Scott has spent his entire life devoted to sports in one form or another.
And, it is little wonder, since the 1982 CHS multi-sport graduate got off to a great start.
When B.J. graduated from Carrollton, he carried with him four varsity letters in baseball and three each in football and wrestling.
After obtaining his degree to teach, Scott moved into the coaching realm. He was named head wrestling coach in 1986 at John Glenn High School at New Concord, where he was also an assistant football coach for the Muskies. From 1997 to 2001 he taught at Fort Frye High School, where he also served as head football coach.
B.J. then returned to John Glenn where he still teaches and is an assistant grid coach.
There’s little doubt that his playing days at Carrollton influenced his path in life and served him well during his career.
“Playing athletics at CHS provided me with many opportunities and taught lessons that were important in life,” said the former standout Warrior athlete.
Son of Kenneth Scott of Carrollton and the late Nancy Scott, B.J. proved himself a leader in the three sports he participated in - he was named captain in all three.
B.J. worked behind the plate for the Warriors in baseball and was a big reason Carrollton amassed a 59-34 record the four years he played.
In 1981 he was named First Team All-Senate League and to the Eastern District First Team as a catcher.
B.J. set four school records in the sport - on base average for a single season in 1980 and 4 home runs in a single season, 24 extra base hits (career) and 53 RBI’s (career) in 1981. He helped to lead Carrollton to two consecutive league championships and a sectional title, and was handed the team hitting award in 1981 and Coaches Award in 1982.
B.J. and wife, Saundra, live in Zanesville. They have three children by marriage, David Bright, 27, Rachel Reeder, 25, and Leah Bright, 23.
It would be difficult to pick one of the three sports Jon Rinkes competed in as his best. He was just that good an athlete, a natural.
The 1989 Carrollton grad letter three years in football, basketball and baseball and was selected First Team All-Senate League in all three sports.
Take football for example. Even when he was only a sophomore signal caller, Jon completed 50 percent of his passes, hitting 30 of 60 attempts for five TDs and 564 yards. He only threw four interceptions and came away with nearly a 19 yard gain average.
Then there is basketball. Rinkes was named to the First Team All-Senate League twice, as well as first team All-Eastern District.
He was a member of the 1986-87 team that went 21-4, unbeaten in the league, and finished both Sectional and District champs.
During his cage career he had 148 steals, 51 three point goals and shot free throws at a completion rate of 74.3 percent.
On top of that he was the 1989 Times-Reporter One-On-One tournament champ, a first for any Carrollton player.
When it came spring, Jon just put on the baseball uniform and continued playing at a high level.
Rinkes played the hot spot at short and helped lead Carrollton to Senate League championships in both 1988 and 1989.
Carrollton was also sectional and district champs and lost to Austintown Fitch 3-2 in the Division I Regional after beating state second ranked Lancaster in the District finals. The Warriors final record was 23-2 and they were ranked third in the state in Division I.
Jon batted .428 his junior and went to the plate 91 times. He had 39 hits and 20 RBI, as well as 15 stolen bases. He jumped the latter category by one swiped base his senior year, when he also had 20 RBI.
For his career he batted .367, drew 39 walks and had 37 stolen bases.
In addition to being selected First Team All-Senate League, Jon was also tagged a first teamer All-Eastern District.
Following high school, Rinkes played three years of basketball at Baldwin-Wallace College.
For the last seven years he has been the owner of Jon Rinkes Insurance Agency-Nationwide Insurance. Before taking ownership, he was an associate agent for his father, Gene Rinkes, for 10 years.
Jon is married to the former Rachel Capper of Carrollton and they have been married 14 years. They have a daughter, Jillian, 10, and son, Jaxon, 8, and live in Carrollton.
|1994-95 Lady Warrior basketball team (from left) - kneeling are Jill Colaprete, Tanya Daugherty, Carrie Swinford, Kelly Green and Courtney Hossler. Standing are Head Coach Pepper Locke, Valerie White, Susie Kampfer, Kim Wilson, Jasmine Peterson, Christy Staley and Assistant Coach Ron Colaprete. Inset photo - Assistant Coach Vaughn Cogan.
Lady Warrior 1994-95 cage team arguably the best ever at CHS
When you think of arguably the best all-around girls basketball team ever at Carrollton, you think of either the 1993-94 Lady Warriors or the 1994-95 Lady Warriors.
It is the latter team that is being inducted into the Hall of Fame class of 2012, but for the most part, the two teams sported nearly the same personnel.
Coached by Pepper Locke, the ‘94-’95 team finished at 19-4 overall and compiled a 17-3 regular season record. They were Northeastern Buckeye Conference champs, as they had been the previous year, and the Lady Warriors were Sectional Champions and District Runner-ups.
How good were they? Team members still hold 15 season school records and 20 career school records.
Carrie Swinford, Tanya Daugherty, Jill Colaprete, Kelly Green, Courtney Hossler and Christy Staley were senior members of the team. Junior players were Jasmine Peterson, Kim Wilson, Susie Kampfer and Valerie White.
Swinford was named the NBC’s Most Valuable Player following the season.
|1965 Carrollton High School football team that finished the season with an 8-1-1 record. From left are: Front row - Assistant Coach Dick Manfull, Bill Carpenter, Gary Johnson, Bob Beckley, Bill Rutledge, Perry Stone, Jack Hayden, Randy Tropp, Bob Lucas, Craig Ocel and Assistant Coach James “Rusty” Bright.
Second row - Mike Coffy, Larry Karns, Bill Hemming, Scott McClester, Larry Tasker, Neil McClester, Louis Pallaye, Charles Hutchison, Marion Noble, Pat Herron, Dick Tinlin and Assistant Coach Ronald Hornbeck.
Third row - Head Coach Don McBride, Larry Pitts, Stan Frey, Dennis Chaddock, Richard Willis, Joe Kovach, Jim Allmon, Chuck Hornbeck, Larry Ledford, Jay Borland, Carl Oyler, Ralph “Rocky” Maple and Assistant Coach Bob Bird.
Fourth Row - Don Warner, Jim Rinehart, Don Marshall, Rex West, Brady Reed, John Kempthorne, Jerry Staten, Dennis Hoobler, Bill Peterson, John Gallon, Richard Rutledge, Sam Smith and Larry Vahalik. Player Dick Thompson was absent from the photo.
1965 Carrollton Warrior football team put together an 8-1-1 season
The 1965 Carrollton football team, that finished the season with an 8-1-1 record, is also being inducted into the Hall of Fame, class of 2012.
The team, although it did not win the Big 6 Conference championship that season (Big 6 teams were St. Clairsville, Wintersville, Cambridge, Springfield, Toronto and Carrollton), it has the distinction of playing its first six games of the campaign without giving up a single point, while scoring 160 points in those first six games.
The Warriors beat Lisbon 30-0, Toronto 20-0, Sandy Valley 30-0, Cadiz 20-0, Claymont 44-0 and Minerva 16-0.
Carrollton, coached by Don McBride, then beat St. Clairsville and Springfield by identical 12-8 scores, before losing to Wintersville 28-14 and tying Cambridge 14-14. In total, the ‘65 Warrior defense only allowed 58 points to be scored or a 5.8 per game point average for the season.
Junior players that season also had the distinction of playing on teams that held arch rival Minerva scoreless in 1964. 1965 and 1966, while posting a total of 72 points against the Lions.
Senior Charlie Hutchison went on to play for the OSU Buckeyes and also played in the NFL.
Senior Louis Pallaye was killed in Vietnam. He will be forever remembered by his teammates.