Best Girls All Time Team in SE Ohio

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Best Girls All Time Team in SE Ohio

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Ironton
Triplett, Riggs, Rist, Vinson, Fitzpatrick
Without a doubt the best Ironton team and best in southern Ohio



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1975/76 Adena. Led by the great Cindy Noble, also Ruth Ann Ater and Mary Beth Speakman. They went unbeaten and won the first OHSAA girls tournament in Class A (only 3 divisions then: A, AA, AAA). Actually, in 3 years they NEVER lost a varsity contest, but there were no season ending tournaments in 1974 and 1975. Noble went on to become an All American at Tennessee, and was a member of the 1980 Olympic gold medal team. She was named the 1975/76 Ohio High School female athlete of the year (pre-Ms. Basketball). She is also a member of the Naismith National Hall of Fame. This same group of girls won the Class A state volleyball title in the fall of 1975. Not sure SE Ohio has seen a collective group like them in the 45 years Ohio girls sports tournaments have been played...



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Hampshire, Kraft, Cook, Cooper, Smith


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Hampshire, Kraft, Cook, Cooper, Smith
3 players were over a thousand points for their career on one team.


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Think all but Cook


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Logan had 4 players who were 1000 point scorers in their careers on the same team at one time :

Katie Smith 2740 point scorer
Melissa Cooper 1327 points
Tez Kraft 1404 points
Tami Hampshire 1158 points

Unbelievable TEAMs in Logan at this time 1992-1994 with these ladies ...


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Ironton St. Joe girls won 47 straight between 74-76



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I may be wrong on the exact years ( 2007-2009 ) that they played together, but Oak Hill I'm pretty sure also had 4 girls that scored over 1000 pts. Even though they didn't win the State Championship, they did play in the Final's at least 2 of those years. Karissa Adkins, Rebecka Puckett, Brianna Butler, and Taylor Hale all 4 scored over 1000 pts.



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I think you have to throw Unioto in the mix. There run from State Runners up in 87, Regional Runner up in 88 and State Runner up in 89. Suzie Bowling, Stephanie Winegartner, Natalie Hill, Lori McClellan all in the mix. They have many roll players that got the job done with the listed players as being the bookends. It was great to see the support the community gave these teams was amazing. In 87 I remember playing the Regionals in Lancaster and the following was nice but to jump to 89 Unioto fans arrived early and in great numbers to pack tourney venues. I remember Unioto fans filling half of Portsmouth HS for the District games and filling Lancaster HS gym for the Regionals. I remember one coach playing Unioto mentioned what a great following had and hope that they could only hope to have a 2 to 1 ratio in fan support.



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