Seven New Members Will Join East Central Athletic Hall Of Fame
By Mike Perleberg
East Central High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Photo by Mike Perleberg, Eagle Country 99.3.
(St. Leon, Ind.) – The East Central Athletic Hall of Fame will soon welcome seven new members.
The hall of fame class of 2018 will include North Dearborn Pee Wee Football Program founder Paul Johnson, a 1952 Bright High School graduate.
Other inductees include East Central grads Kristal Studer (Class of 2009), Brad Schwing (1992), Arik Wolf (2004), and Brett Snodgrass (1999); North Dearborn High School graduate L.J. Taylor (1963); and Sunman High School grad Charles Federle (1961).
Athletic accomplishments of each 2018 inductee, as provided by East Central High School, are listed below:
Charles Federle – Sunman 1961, 11 varsity letters; four in baseball, four in track and field, three in basketball. Baseball — All-Conference junior & senior years. Undefeated senior season as pitcher and first baseman. Track — All-Conference junior & senior years and conference champion both years in mile run. Basketball — All-County, All-Conference, All-Sectional both junior & senior years. Set Sunman High School single game record of 50 points, also Top “5” scorers in Sunman history averaging 20 points per game his senior year. Member of the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame.
L.J. Taylor – North Dearborn 1963, four sport athlete; Cross-Country, Basketball, Track & Field and Baseball. Basketball – Team Captain, Most Valuable Player, All-Sectional, All-Regional and Indiana All Star Committee Top 100 Players in the state. Attended Hanover College and played basketball earning All-Conference, Team Captain, Most Valuable Player and played in the Mid-West College All Star League. Coached baseball, track, cross-country and basketball in his education career. Earning conference coach of the year, district coach of the year. He was also an assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent in his education career.
Brad Schwing – East Central 1992, Football – AP 1st Team All-State Offensive Guard, UPI 1st Team AllState Defensive End, IFCA Region X MVP, elected to the Indiana South All-Star Team and named Team Captain. Earned varsity football scholarship to the University of Cincinnati and was a letter winner. Also Indiana State University earning three letters and All-Conference.
Kristal Studer – East Central 2009, 8 Varsity letters; four in track and field, four in cross-country. Track – four-time state qualifier in the 1600m. Run and 3-time state qualifier in the 3200m. Relay. Indiana All-Star, participated in Midwest Meet of Champions, selected as Miss Indiana Distance Runner of the Year and participated in the Golden West Track Meet. School record holder in 1600m, 3200m and 3200m. Relay and second best time in the 800m. Cross-Country — Qualified for State Meet 2006 & 2007, Indiana All-Star and participated in Mideast All-Star Meet. EIAC Champion for three years, 19 overall individual invitational titles and Team MVP all three years and school record holder in the best time. College — Attended Toledo University for five seasons. Cross-Country — Team MAC Champs for three years, NCAA Finals for three years, 2nd Team All-MAC and Academic All-MAC. Track & Field earned 2nd Team All-MAC four times.
Paul Johnson – Bright 1952, Basketball – Two-time County Champions. First Team All-County junior and seniors years. Team MVP 1952, Top Rebounder, 2nd leading all-time scorer in Bright High School. Contributor – Supporter of Bright, North Dearborn and Sunman-Dearborn program for 65 years. Help create the North Dearborn Pee Wee Football Program (SDYAA). Served as president of the East Central Athletic Boosters.
Arik Wolf – East Center 2004, 7 Varsity letters; four in wrestling, four in football. Wrestling – four time EIAC Conference Champion, four-time Sectional Champion, Regional Champion, Semi-State Champion, State Runner-Up. EIAC MVP, Team Captain, Team MVP. All-Star Indiana vs. Illinois team member. Football — EIAC All-Conference both junior and senior years, EIAC Defensive MVP, ‘FCA All-State, Region X All-Star Team, Herald-Times All-State, Member of Sectional Championship team three times, Regional Championship Team. Attended Indiana University; Wrestling one year, football four years. Two-year letterman.
Brett Snodgrass – East Central 1999. Three Varsity Letters. Basketball – holds 7 school records for a season, two individual game records and 7 individual career records. Ripley County Tournament MVP, Ripley County All-Tournament Team, First Team All-Conference for three years. Selected to play in HBCA East/West All-Start Game and Reebok North/South All-Star Game. Played at Huntington College on full scholarship, four year starter, finished 8th in scoring for a career, Honorable Mention All-American. Lead team to two MCC Conference Championship and two MCC Tournament Championships and three trips to the NAIA National Tournament.