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Perry Local

Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200
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2004 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Carl Torch, Jr., Class of 1940, Athletic Hall of Fame
Carl was a three-sport athlete performing in the years 1937 through 1940. He was captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams and selected All-League and All-County in football and basketball. He competed on the collegiate level in the same sports for three years. After leaving Miami of Ohio in 1949, he took his love of sports to the coaching ranks for more than 35 years, including 15 at John Carroll, Cleveland State and Case Western Reserve. He held high school posts at St. Joseph and Willoughby South. Carl was also a guiding force behind the formation of the Geauga County Touchdown Club.

Barbara Bacon Inscho, Coach, Athletic Hall of Fame
Barbara was the first certified girls’ physical education teacher in the history of the Perry School District, She was charged with the challenge of establishing a girls’ extracurricular sports program in a time when women’s athletics were not sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. She started the Girls’ Athletic Association field hockey, basketball, intramurals and swimming programs. Instead of an interscholastic program, a “play day” was instituted where Perry girls were permitted to play one game in each sport against other schools. She instituted what is now strong competitive girls’ athletic programs recognized throughout the state.

Tom Advey, Class of 1967, Athletic Hall of Fame
Tom participated in three sports: football, basketball and track. He was captain of the basketball team in his senior year and president of his senior class. Tom served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was also active in the community, involved in the Millennium Reunion, and a charter member of the alumni football team. He was well known as the public address “Voice of the Pirates” for 32 football seasons.

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