The Titans' Naz Bohannon was named to The Associated Press Division I All-Ohio first team on March 22, 2017.
Julie Andrews, a 1976 Lorain Sports Hall of Fame inductee and softball legend, is seen with her plaque in the LSHOF Museum at Lorain High School at the April 10, 2018, museum Open House.
The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame
Honoring the best in athletic achievement
The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame was founded in December, 1969, to honor those Lorain residents whose names are synonymous with all that is the best in athletic achievement from the outstanding sports heritage in Lorain, the International City.
In The News…
Enshrinement banquet postponed
Posted March 19, 2020
LSHOF Museum closed temporarily
Tyshawn Lighty awarded All-State Plaque
Posted Feb. 26, 2020
LSHOF ANNOUNCES 2020 ENSHRINEES
The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame proudly announces its Enshrinement Class of 2020. They will be inducted at the enshrinement banquet to be held May 9 at Germans Villa, with Tim Alcorn, Cleveland Cavaliers radio announcer, as emcee. Congratulations to the Class of 2020:
2. Anjeannette Chet Caffarel, VOLLEYBALL / BASKETBALL,
Lorain Catholic (1995) and John Carroll University
3. Mary Lou Rebman Poli, BOWLING, Lorain Catholic (1977)
4. Vince Villanucci, FOOTBALL / WRESTLING / COACHING
Lorain HS (1982) and Bowling Green State University
5. Barry Rush, FOOTBALL / TRACK, Lorain High (1981)
and Illinois Valley Community College
6. Lisa Nickoloff Lindberg, BASKETBALL / VOLLEYBALL,
Admiral King (1992) and University of Mount Union
1. Otis Jenkins, TRACK / FOOTBALL, Clearview HS (1973)
and University of Louisville
2. Chris Gregg, FOOTBALL, Admiral King (1964) and
Bowling Green State University
1. Karen Boyle, TRACK & CROSS-COUNTRY COACHING,
Lorain HS (1975) and Bowling Green State University
2. William Reagan, FOOTBALL COACHING,
Lorain Catholic (1970) and St. Joseph College
Team Category 1984 Admiral King Boys Tennis
Posted Feb. 21, 2020
Tom Bauer, center, of the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame presents plaques to the four Clearview High School football players named All-State in Division IV, 2019-20. They are, from left, Stacey Littlejohn, 1st Team defensive lineman; C.J. Fleming, 3rd Team receiver; Joe Norris, 2nd Team All-Purpose; Jordan Reed, 2nd Team defensive back. Congratulations to all four, to the team and coaches and to Clearview!
LSHOF honors Clearview All-State players
The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame presented plaques honoring the four Clearview High School Football players who were named All-State, Division IV, for the 2019-20 season. Tom Bauer of the LSHOF presented the plaques to the players on Feb. 7. Pictured above, they are, from left, Stacey Littlejohn, 1st Team defensive lineman; C.J. Fleming, 3rd Team receiver; Joe Norris, 2nd Team All-Purpose; Jordan Reed, 2nd Team defensive back. Congratulations to all four, to the team and coaches and to Clearview!
Posted February 8, 2020
Posted Feb. 2, 2020
An Historical Retrospective on Sports in Lorain, Ohio
A Lorain Sports Hall of Fame-sponsored book entitled “An Historical Retrospective on Sports in Lorain, Ohio” is now available. This book represents athletes that have been nominated but not yet inducted (among others). 55 years of history including athletes’ names, photographs, and Lorain Journal newspaper reports dating from 1900-1955. If you have any questions, please call Ted Driscol at 440-370-9017.
Posted October. 28, 2019
Posted Aug. 20, 2019
Nomination time for 2020 LSHOF enshrinement
Sept. 30, 2019, is the fast-approaching deadline for nominating Lorain athletes you think are worthy of induction into the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame. The nomination form is comprehensive and takes time to complete, so don’t wait. You can download rules and nomination forms at this link. The next enshrinement will take place in May 2020.
The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary Class of 2019 Enshrinees was enshrined at the LSHOF banquet on May 11 at German’s Villa. Congratulations to all!
Here’s the news from the banquet in The Morning Journal’s May 12 edition …
Here’s 50th Anniversary Class of 2019 Enshrinees
The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame proudly announces its 50th Anniversary Class of 2019 Enshrinees. The group will be enshrined at the LSHOF banquet on May 11 at German’s Villa.
The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame will have a fundraiser steak fry on Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Amherst Eagles Aerie 1442 located at 1161 Milan Avenue in Amherst.
Dinner is $25 per ticket and includes a steak, baked potato, salad, roll, beverage and dessert — $5 of the ticket price goes for a 50/50 raffle. A basket raffle also will be held. Extra 50/50 tickets will be available for $5 each or three for $10.
Call Bambi Dillon for tickets or any questions at 440-989-6539.
Posted Jan. 16, 2019
Save Aug. 4th for LSHOF Golf Outing
Mark Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, on your calendar for the Annual Golf Outing to benefit the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame. Watch here for details to come, or see our page on Facebook @LorainSportsHallofFame.
Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Rashod Berry (13) stiff arms Maryland Terrapins linebacker Nnamdi Egbuaba (31) on a reception in OT, Saturday, November 17, 2018. (Marvin Fong / The Plain Dealer) (Marvin Fong)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — On the list of obvious Ohio State targets for a game-saving fourth-down play in overtime, Rashod Berry wouldn’t have made the top five of Buckeyes likely to be called upon Saturday. There’s running back J.K. Dobbins and H-backs K.J. Hill and Parris Campbell and receivers Terry McLaurin and Johnnie Dixon.
But then again, Berry, a 6-foot-4, 259-pound junior from Lorain, might be the best athlete on the Ohio State roster.
And then again, the quick throw to Berry that worked to save a win over Maryland is the closest thing Ohio State has to a go-to secret play in times of trouble.
The same call that was tipped away against TCU in game three when Berry was open worked perfectly in game 11, and a fourth-and-1 conversion in OT kept alive what turned out to be the game-winning drive in Ohio State’s 52-51 win. Full story here
Posted Nov. 19, 2018
Save the date: May 11, 2019 – Enshrinement Banquet
Saturday, May 11, 2019, is the date of the next Lorain Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet. Be sure to save the date on your calendar of events to attend. Meanwhile, you can visit the LSHOF Museum at Lorain High School and Like us on Facebook. As always, our website has details and photos about all the LSHOF enshrinees plus details about visiting the LSHOF Museum at Lorain High School and attending our special events throughout the year.