Due to the postponement of the boys basketball game vs. Archbold scheduled for Saturday, November 30, the Wauseon Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been moved to a new date. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020 during the Wauseon v. Defiance boys basketball game. The JV game will begin at 6:00 pm and the HOF induction will take place following the JV game. The varsity game will follow the induction.
New inductees to the Hall of Fame include Jason Neuenschwander ’93, Gordie Frey ’95, Bree (Wood) Rolon ’97, Amber (Uphaus) Fether ’03, and teacher/coach Jay Magee.
A reception will be held following the game in the high school cafeteria and all are welcome.
Jason Neuenschwander earned 10 varsity letters in football, swimming and track. Jason earned all-state honors in football in 1992. He earned all-state honors in swimming in 1992 and still holds the school record in the 100 yard breaststroke. In track, Jason was a league champion as a hurdler and was on 3 relay teams that won league titles. Jason received the Sterling Award in 1993, and also the Triple-W 3 times.
Gordie Frey earned 7 letters in football, basketball and baseball. He was all-state as a defensive back on Wauseon’s state championship football team in 1993 and was named 1st team all-state as a receiver in 1994. Gordie was also the 2nd baseman on the 1995 state championship baseball team. Gordie played on the inaugural Tri-State University football team. He was awarded the Triple-W 2 times.
Bree (Wood) Rolon earned 11 varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and softball. Bree was named to the D-III all-state tournament team with Wauseon’s basketball team that won the state championship in 1997. She earned league and district honors in volleyball and softball. Bree played basketball and softball at Bluffton College earning 4 letters in each. She received the Sterling Award in 1997, and was awarded the Triple-W 3 times.
Amber (Uphaus) Fether earned 12 varsity letters in golf, basketball and track and field. Amber was a state qualifier all 4 years and was 2 nd team All-Ohio 3 years. Amber was an NWOAL track champion in the high jump and pole vault for WHS. She played collegiate golf for Ball State University earning 4 letters and several awards. Amber received the Sterling Award in 2003, and also was awarded the Triple-W 4 times.
Jay Magee taught science at Burr Road School 33 years before retiring in 2013. Jay coached swimming 23 years for WHS including 17 as head coach and junior high track for 30 years. Mr. Magee coached many swimmers to all-state during his career and was named as the OHSAA Girls Division II Coach of the Year in 2000.