West Liberty-Salem High School will add two individuals and a pair of golf teams to its Athletic Hall of Fame. They will be honored tonight prior to the boys varsity basketball game and will be formally inducted on Saturday at the Urbana Christian Conference Center. The speaker is former Ohio State football player Roy Hall.
Joining the West Liberty-Salem Hall of Fame are:
Tyler Ledford: The 2006 graduate excelled in basketball and baseball, earning four varsity letters in each sport. A four-year starter in basketball, he earned team MVP honors and All-Ohio Heritage Conference first-team honors as a sophomore, junior and senior.
Ledford was also District 9 Player of the Year, Champaign County Player of the Year, first-team All-Ohio and named to the South-West district All-Star team as a senior. He finished with 1,326 points as the Tigers’ all-time leading scorer. Among his baseball accomplishments, Ledford was named All-OHC his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He won the Harvey Haddix award for Champaign County and holds the school record for most assists in a game with 12.
Greg Traucht: The 1966 graduate earned 14 varsity letters in football (including starting at quarterback as a freshman), basketball, track and baseball. A regular on the All-Darby Valley League first team, he excelled his senior season as the MVP of the football team, was honorary captain on the basketball team and team’s Best Defensive Player, won the 100-yard dash, 440-yard dash and broad jump at the DVL meet.
He qualified for the regional meet in the 440 and held the school record in that event for years.
Boys golf teams, 1986 & 1987: The 1986 team of Travis Thomas, Jeff Stillings, Kent Moore, Steve Kite and Chuck Graber won the Champaign County Open, the WCOC league title, district and regional championships and finished second at the state tournament.
The 1987 team of Thomas, Stillings, Moore, Graber and Scott Zerkle won the Champaign County Open, WCOC league title, district and regional championships and also finished second at state. Additional members of the teams are Robbie Johnson, Abraham Traucht, Clark McDaniel, Eric Yoder, Tim Siegenthaler, Ty Siebert, Alan Clem and Joe Pond.