Bethel-Tate Sports Hall honors its deserving stars

April 12th, 2008    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

The Bethel-Tate High School Sports Hall of Fame recently increased its membership by seven with the induction of the class of 2008.

Allene and Pauline Abbott (class of 1930), each played four years of varsity basketball. The Tigers were Clermont County League champions all four years (1927-30). The twin sisters totaled scoring 5,068 between them.

Rusty Canter (class of 1969) lettered in football, basketball, and baseball and was a Clermont County League all-star on the gridiron and diamond. He is best known for his 99 yard-plus run against Clermont Northeastern his senior year that earned Bethel-Tate the Clermont County League pigskin championship.

Don Bee (class of 1973) was a four-year letterman in wrestling. He was a three-time Clermont County League champion on the mat and his senior year was a state tournament qualifier. His prowess in wrestling was widely recognized so much so that one of his self-developed moves became such a favorite at his alma mater it became known as “the Donnie Bee.”

The 2008 induction class of the Bethel-Tate High School Sports Hall of Fame includes, front row from left, Jay Spiller, Rusty Canter, and Dave Moore; back row, Jay Moore, Don Bee, and Kelly Keller representing the Abbott sisters.
Jay Spiller (class of 1975) earned letters in football, golf, basketball, and tennis. He was a four-time Clermont County League all-star on the links and was undefeated in head-to-head competition. He was unbeaten his junior and senior year in tennis. His senior year he was voted Bethel-Tate's Outstanding Senior Athlete.

Jay Moore (class of 1977) was a letterman in cross country, basketball, and track and field. He was a Clermont County League all-star in each. He was a state qualifier in cross country and track. At one time he owned cross country records on two courses and track records at three invitationals. His one mile run Clermont County League record was not broken for 30 years. He is the owner of school records in the 880-yard run and the one mile run. He was chosen as Bethel-Tate Outstanding Senior Athlete.

Dave Moore coached cross country and track at Bethel-Tate High School for four years. He led the Tigers to Clermont County League championships in cross country in addition to sectional and district crowns. In 1971, he guided the Red and Gray to fourth place in the state in Class A in cross country.
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One Response to “Bethel-Tate Sports Hall honors its deserving stars”

  1. Kwin Chandler says:

    I wish I could find the 1977 Clermont County League Wrestling bracket sheet. I placed 4th at 155# but cannot remember who I beat. Bruce Hrycyk had a STELLAR career as coach; my career was less than stellar. This was the only tournament I placed in.

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