The 5th Bi-Annual Bay High Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will take place on the weekend of Sept. 5-6. The hall of fame event honors past Rocket athletes, coaches, teams and contributors who made their legacy while at Bay High School. Friday night, there will be a brief ceremony introducing the new class of inductees to the community during the Bay-Westlake football game. After the game there is an informal get together at the Bay Lodge on Bradley Rd. lasting until midnight. Food and beverages will be served and everyone is welcome to attend–inductees, family, friends and interested members of the community.
On Saturday, the formal induction dinner/ceremony will take place at Wagner’s of Westlake. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and inductions to begin at 7:45. Cost is $60/adult and $30/children 12 and under. Checks should be made out to: Bay High Athletic Hall of Fame and sent to Keri Altieri at Bay High School (29650 Wolf Rd., Bay Village, Ohio 44140). Reservations are required and can be made by calling Keri at 440-617-7406 or e-mailing her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This years inductees are:
The 1940-41 boy’s basketball team won the West County Conference title and was the only undefeated team in Cuyahoga County that season. They finished the season with a record of 16-1 and were district runners-up. The team was coached by John Shollenberger.
The 1971-72 wrestling team won the first (of 11) state championships in Bay High school history. The team was coached by Joe Scaletta. It included state champions Jeff Schoeneman and Mark Totten.
Denny White (‘60), earned 10 varsity letters at Bay and played in the East-West All-Star Football Game in 1960.
Jack Rekstis (‘63) was All-SWC in football and track. He held the school record in the 220 and 440 yard dashes for many years.
Wayne Gray, BHS Head Track & Asst. Football Coach from 1968-79. Gray coached the Rockets to 9 consecutive SWC Track Championships, 9 consecutive Sectional Championships and two SWC Football Titles.
Bob Pressler (‘73) was Bay’s first All-American Soccer player. He also ran on the mile relay team that placed at the state track meet in 1973.
John “Hody” Peters (‘73) is Bay’s only 2 time SWC MVP in basketball. He still holds the school record for points scored in a single game and for the long jump in track.
Dave Rode (‘82) is one of only 2 BHS athletes to be first team all-SWC in football, basketball and baseball. He was the school’s all-time career scoring leader in basketball (with 972 points) when he graduated.
Cynthia Winslow (‘93) was First Team All-Ohio and First Team All-Midwest in girl’s soccer
Thomas Brasted (‘94) is a 5 time State Champion in track (individual and relay) and was twice All-Ohio in Cross Country
Elise Falatach (‘04) was First Team All-Ohio and All-American in girl’s soccer