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Perry Local

Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200
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1995 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Don Crawford, Class of 1953, Athletic Hall of Fame

Don received All-WRL honors and was the Cleveland Press First Team in football in 1952. He received All-WRL honors in basketball in 1951, 1952 and 1953. In baseball, he was All-WRL and played on the undefeated WRL team in 1953.

Paul “Dean” New, Class of 1954, Athletic Hall of Fame
Dean played offensive and defensive end on the undefeated 1953 football team. He also played shortstop on the undefeated WRL baseball team in 1953. He received WRL honors in football, basketball, baseball and track. In track, he set a school high jump record in 1954. Dean served in the U.S. Army for 1954-1956 where he was a member of the Regimental Baseball and Track teams.

Rick Brewster, Class of 1971, Athletic Hall of Fame
Rick was selected All-Lake County First Team in football in 1969 and 1970. He was selected to the first Save-A-Sight All-Star Football Game. In baseball, he led the first Perry team to make it to the State (final four) playoffs. Rick was the catcher, had a career .370 batting average, and threw out 50 percent of his opposing base stealers.

John “J.W.” Smith, Class of 1962, Athletic Hall of Fame
J.W. received All-League honors in football. He played for four years at Ohio Northern, lettering two years. In basketball, he was selected All League, First Team Regional Press, and Honorable Mention All-State in 1962. In track, John set a school record in the discus in 1961 and went on to the State Track Meet.

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