Scorers: Doug Reynolds, Tricia Myers Cavins, Tom Barringer, Melinda Myers,
Kyle Blachuta, Julie Rubel, Travis Rothenbuhler, Sarah Morgart Simon, Dustin
Reynolds, Brooke Morgart.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
was a very special night for Elmwood High School and for Elmwood basketball as
they welcomed back 10 of Elmwood's greatest basketball players and honored them
with the creation of the 1000 Point Club. In 55 years of Elmwood
basketball, exactly 10 players - 5 men and 5 women - have achieved this
distinction. Each of these players had a distinguished career for the Royals
and their names elicit memories of many great smoments on the court for all who
have watched their careers over these many years. It was a tremendous honor
that all 10 of these individuals were able to attend the ceremony. Highlights
of each of these individuals' illustrious careers are listed here.
First, from the class of 1974 is Mr. Doug Reynolds. Doug was Elmwood's
first 1000 point player, having played for Elmwood's legendary coach and, by the
way, his father, Charlie Reynolds from 1971-1974. Doug lives in Portage with his
wife, Debbie; and they have 3 adult children - Diondra, Danielle, and Dustin -
each basketball greats in their own right. Of course, Doug has continued his
importance to Elmwood basketball history by serving as both boy's coach and as
the current girl's coach. Doug's best Elmwood basketball playing memory is
reaching the district finals by winning both sectional games and the district
semi-finals by 2 points. Doug finished his career with 1015 points, and while
honored to be a part of this prestigious group, he also points out that he had
many great teammates who helped him to achieve this mark. Doug currently serves
as the middle school physical education teacher where he helps to impress upon
our young students that many life lessons are learned through sports.
Next is our highest scoring men's honoree, Mr. Tom Barringer, from the
class of 1977. Tom, or "T" as many of us remember him secured his entrance into
this elite group in only 3 seasons - a truly amazing accomplishment. Tom feels
that he may have played with the best teammates and team in Elmwood history,
again under Coach Charlie Reynolds, and that attaining this honor demonstrates
how well his teammates played together as a team. His best Elmwood basketball
memory is making it to Regionals. Tom lives in Bloomdale and is employed at Ball
Metal in Findlay. He has three children - Jason, Andy and Stephanie - and 4
grandchildren. Tom ended his career with a record 1263 points.
From the class of 1988, our third honoree and first of our ladies' members is
Mrs. Tricia Myers Cavins. Tricia holds the distinction of being the
leading scorer, male or female, in Elmwood history,ending with 1433 points, and
making this even more amazing is that like Doug and Tom before her, this
accomplishment was reached without the benefit of the 3 point shot which was
only introduced her senior year. Tricia played her career under Coaches Marcia
Burton and Tony Lee. She is married to her husband, Brian, and they have four
children, Emma, Brigid, Chloe and Sean. Tricia is currently a Spanish teacher
for both Perrysburg Schools and BGSU. Her best Elmwood basketball memory is her
senior year when she had the chance to play on the same team with her sister.
Keeping pace with her sister, from the class of 1991, our next honoree is Ms.
Melinda Myers. Melinda followed on her sister's heels, playing as a freshman
her sister's senior year and setting a mark of 1200 points under Coach Tony Lee.
Melinda has two children, Sidney and Mitchell. She is an English teacher for
the Anthony Wayne School district which she attributes in large part to her
former Elmwood English teacher Joe Szymczak. Melinda's best Elmwood basketball
memory occurred her senior year when they managed to beat a previously
undefeated Genoa team that went on to play in the Regionals.
Ms. Julie Rubel is from the class of 1998. Julie is currently living in
Findlay, where she is a prosthetic practitioner. Julie had the distinction of
playing under three Elmwood coaches in her career, Coach Dave Coburn, Coach Mike
Llanas, and Coach Kathy Thompson. Her best Elmwood Basketball memory is claiming
the Wood County scoring title and receiving All-Ohio recognition. Julie finished
her career with 1225 points.
Mr. Kyle Blachuta is from the class of 2000, having played for four years
under Coach Tim Murray. Kyle's best Elmwood basketball memory is making it to
regionals his senior year, and like many of us, every time they beat Eastwood!
Kyle wants to thank his parents, family and friends for supporting him at all of
his games. Kyle currently resides in Bloomdale and works for Whirlpool. Kyle
completed his career with 1058 points.
From the class of 2003, the next member of our 1000 point club is Mr. Travis
Rothenbuhler. Travis and his wife, Jackie, have one son, Ryder, and live in
Fostoria. Travis serves as an officer with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. His
best Elmwood basketball memory is beating Otsego at home his sophomore year, at
which time Otsego was 19-0. Travis completed his career under coaches Tim Murray
and Doug Reynolds, and is honored to see his name up alongside so many other
prestigious basketball names. Travis amassed a total of 1072 points.
Also from the class of 2003 comes our next honoree, Mrs. Sarah Morgart Simon.
Sarah and her husband, Andrew, have two sons, Braxton and Ryker. They live in
Wayne where Sarah works as a high school teacher for the Ohio Virtual Academy.
Sarah played under coaches Mark Sworden and Gary Reynolds, and her best
basketball memory is winning and celebrating an undefeated SLL season in 2003.
Sarah wants to thank her family for all of their support in helping her attain
this goal. Sarah finished her career with1055 points.
From the class of 2007, our next honoree is a third generation Elmwood
basketball standout. Mr. Dustin Reynolds, like his father before him,
spent four years playing for his father, Doug, and created his own legacy in
Elmwood basketball. Dustin is a third year medical student and is starting his
clinical rotations. His best memory of Elmwood basketball is beating Delta to
advance to Regionals, and winning the SLL for the first time since 1976. Dustin
is humbled to have achieved a lasting place in a basketball program with such a
rich history. His 1226 points earn him a spot amongst our elite.
The final inductee is Ms. Brooke Morgart. Brooke lives in Wayne and is an
office manager for American Leak Detection. Her career was played out under
coaches Joe Kirkendall and Gary Reynolds. Her best EHS basketball memory is
hitting a buzzer beater her freshman year to beat Otsego, clinching at least a
share of the SLL title. She is honored to be a part of such an elite group of
athletes. From the class of 2008, Brooke has a career total of 1263 points.
Each of these athletes represents Elmwood Athletics at its very best - embodying
personal achievement and determination as well as teamwork and commitment. It is
fitting that we now commemorate these great athletes by posting their
accomplishments in reaching the elite status as 1000 point players for all
future Elmwood athletes to see and strive for in furthering the success of
Recent 1,000 Point Scorers
Zoe Shank graduated in
2018 as the 6th 1000 point scorer in Elmwood Girls Basketball
history. Zoe was a 4-year varsity letterwinner playing for Coach Doug
Reynolds. Zoe was the player of the year in the NBC both her junior and senior
seasons. During Zoe’s senior year, she was 1st team Northwest
District, 1st Team District 7, and 3rd Team All-Ohio which
earned her a place on the Elmwood All-Ohio Wall of Fame. Zoe is currently
playing collegiate basketball at Thomas More College. Zoe completed her career
with 1188 points.
Tayte Lentz graduated
in 2017 as the 6th 1000 point scorer in Elmwood Boys Basketball
history. Tayte was a 4-year varsity letterwinner playing for Coach Ty Traxler.
Tayte was the Player of the Year in the NBC his senior year and earned 1st
team all-District 7, 2nd Team Northwest District, and Honorable
Mention All-State. Tayte currently is playing collegiate basketball at
Heidelberg University. Tayte completed his career with 1049 points.