Local sports: Big Ben highlights newest Hancock Hall of Fame Class

Two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger will headline the 33rd induction class of the Hancock Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 22 at Owens Community College.

Roethlisberger, who was an all-Ohio football and basketball player at Findlay High and then starred at Miami (Ohio), quarterbacked the Pittsburgh Steelers to NFL titles in Super Bowl XL (2006) and Super Bowl XLIII (2009).

Joining Big Ben at the annual ceremony will be:

  • His sister, Carlee, who was an all-Ohio volleyball and basketball performer at Findlay High and went on to solid college career for Oklahoma University;
  • Mike Dillon, who was a two-time all-Ohio football player and the 1983 Class AAA discus champion at Findlay High;
  • Terry Grose, who was a three-sport athlete at McComb before qualifying for the 1973 U.S. Amateur, winning over 60 local and state golf titles and setting seven course records;
  • Vanlue native Kathy Lee Morris, a three-time Ohio Athletic Conference performer who is in her 25th year as women’s basketball coach at Adrian College;
  • and Mianda Watts, who is the all-time women’s basketball scoring and rebounding leader at the University of Findlay where she was an NAIA and Kodak All-American.

Tickets for the induction dinner will be sold after March 31 at Legends Steakhouse and Sports Bar, permanent home of the Hancock Sports Hall of Fame.



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