Armstrong, Beck, Burton, Trevino, Wise, football team, elected to Bethel Sports Hall

January 21st, 2010    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Five very deserving individuals and an entire team will be inducted into the Bethel-Tate High School Sports Hall of Fame Jan. 23.

A dinner/induction ceremony will take place beginning at 4:30 p. m. in the old high school gymnasium. The cost is $12 per person.

The inductees will be introduced again at halftime of the varsity boys basketball game between the Fighting Tigers and the much-improved Williamsburg Wildcats.

The undefeated and Clermont County League (CCL) champion varsity football team of the 1968-69 football season will be inducted.

The following are the individuals to be inducted.

Jim Armstrong (class of 1974) was a letterman in football (three years) and basketball (two). He was a CCL all-star on the gridiron. He was the Tigers' most valuable player his senior year in both sports and also earned an award as the most improved on the hardwood. Since his prep career he has been a successful coach for many of the community's boys and girls youth teams and continues to play several sports.

Taryn Beck (class of) earned four letters in fast pitch softball and was a four-time Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) all-star pitcher. She was all-city and all-district on the diamond. When she finished her career she had struck out a total of 1,072 foes (eighth best in state history at the time). She owns school records for getting 19 strikeouts in a game (three times) and firing two no-hitters. She went on to Gardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs, N. C.) where she earned Atlantic Sun Conference all-tournament team honors. She has school records for winning 18 games in a season, pitching 183 innings, and fanning 166 opponents. During her career with the GWU Bulldogs she beat NCAA Tournament contenders Notre Dame and Winthrop College and lost heartbreakers to Florida (number-one seed in the NCAA tournament) and NCAA contender Auburn University.

Scott Burton (class of 1995) lettered in football (four years), basketball (one), and track and field (four). He was a SBC all-star on the gridiron (his best year he rushed for 1,008 yards including one game in which he rushed for 286 yards). He was all-city in football and an SBC scholar-athlete and a "That's My Boys" Scholar-Athlete Award finalist. He was also a national scholar athlete for the U. S. Army Reserve. He was recruited and played football at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Md.).

Tony Trevino (class of 1994) earned four letters in both football and wrestling. He was all-SBC in both. At he time, he owned the school records in career and single season yards gained rushing. The Division II all-district gridder was the Bethel-Tate most valuable offensive player as a senior. On the mat, he was a three-time SBC champion and was also a district qualifier.

Scott "Tiger" Wise (class of 1978) lettered in golf (four times), wrestling (four), and baseball (two). He was a CCL all-star linksman and matman and a district qualifier in both sports. The state qualifier was the Tigers' most valuable wrestler and most improved and was twice the medalist of the Bethel-Tate Golf Invitational. He played golf at Morehead (Ky.) State University.

A Navy/Marine Wings of Gold recipient, he was a member of the cast, as a pilot, of the hit movie "Top Gun" starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer
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