Wilson Beard, Jason Durden, and Thomas Kralovic are being inducted into the Rossford Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 21st. The three standout athletes will be honored at halftime of the boys basketball game.
Mr. Beard, Class of '77, displayed his talent in football, basketball, and track at Rossford High School. Most notably he won the Northern Lakes League 100-yard and 220-yard dash championships. He also rushed for 1,121 yards in only five games during his senior season which was cut short by an injury. He won a national championship playing football with the University of Findlay after graduation.
Mr. Durden, Class of '90, led Rossford two football playoff appearances his sophomore and senior seasons. During his career at Rossford High School Mr. Durden accumulated more than 3,000 all-purpose yards and 25 touchdowns. As a junior he set a school record when he returned a kickoff 101 yards against Bowling Green. His senior year he helped Rossford win the NLL.
Mr. Kralovic, Class of '09, played football and golf, but really shined on the hardwood. He started all but one game during his four years in high school and became the seventh 1,000 point scorer in Rossford history. On top of several awards earlier in his career, his senior year Tommy was first team NLL, first-team District 7, first-team All-Wood County, All-Blade Basketball Top 25, and the Ohio HIgh School Basketball Coaches Association Scholarship Society - Gold Certificate. Tommy excelled in the classroom too and was named to the NLL Senior All-Academic Team his senior year.