Congratulations to the class of 2015 Hall of Fame inductees and their families. The new members were presented in front of a crowd of over 200 people at Friday night’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony before being honored in front of a capacity crowd at halftime of the varsity boys basketball game. A special thanks to the Viking Boosters Association for sponsoring the dinner!
CLASS OF 2015 INDUCTEES
Jack Kinderdine – Class of 1957 – Football, Basketball, Track
Jack was an outstanding athlete for the Vikings in the mid 50’s. In football Jack earned the honors of All Area, Captain, and All Miami Valley League as a quarterback. He led the MVL in Punting, and currently ranks 10th on Miamisburg’s All-Time single game yds. Per pass (13.3 yds.), 5th in single season interceptions (6), 7th in career interceptions (7), 9th punt return yds. (111 yds.), and 5th in avg. yds. per punt return in a season (9.3 yds.).
In basketball Kinderdine lettered two years and was voted best defensive player in 1957. He was also a two year letter winner in track and the MVL Champion in the 440 yd dash in 1957. He was voted best athlete during his senior year.
After high school, Jack accepted a scholarship to play football at Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, he ranked 6th in the nation in punting. He still holds Dartmouth’s record for the longest punt (68 yds.). He was the 1960 Ivy League passing leader and 1959 Ivy League Leader in punting. Kinderdine held three Dartmouth passing records from his senior year and was voted AP Honorable Mention All American.
Jack received his MBA from the University of Dayton and worked in Human Resources at General Motors.
Jack and his wife Sue reside in Centerville and have four sons and 15 grandchildren. Jack’s mother Virginia resides in the “Burg”. Jack is also the grandson of George “Hobby” Kinderdine who kicked the first extra point in NFL history for the Dayton Triangles.
Ashley Schenck – Class of 2001 – Softball
Ashley was a three year varsity letter winner in softball. She was a two time All Mid Miami League selection and the 2001 MML Player of the Year. Ashley also participated in the Area All-Star Game. Ashley holds many softball records for the Vikings. She holds the single game record for strikeouts (20). Ashley holds single season records in strikeouts (204), strikeout ratio (12), WHIP (.42), lowest ERA (.41), and no-hitters (3). Ashley holds career records in strikeouts (506), strikeout ratio (10.35), WHIP (.84), and no-hitters (4).
Ashley continued her softball career at Eastern Kentucky University. While at EKU, Ashley played in the college World Series Regional’s two times in three years. Ashley received her BA and MBA in Sports Administration at EKU.
Ashley lives in Tallahassee, FL. She has two children. Ashley’s mom and dad Willie and Vickie Schenck live in Miamisburg. Willie is an assistant softball coach for the Vikings. Ashley Works for city of Tallahassee.
Dave Parkhurst – Class of 1965 – Football, Football Coach
Dave was a standout lineman and three year starter at guard for the Vikings. He earned honors of Captain, Team MVP and All Miami Valley League as a senior.
Parkhurst continued his football career earning a scholarship to Indiana State University. While at Indiana State, Dave was a three year starter at guard and was named Honorable Mention All-American in his senior season at guard. He was also a Captain of the winningest team in Indiana State football history.
Dave went on to sign a free agent contract with the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tigercats.
After his playing career ended, Dave took a job as a Graduate Assistant at Western Michigan University and Olivet College. Parkhurst was the head football coach at Miamisburg High School from 1981-’89. In his seven seasons at the helm, he had a 35 -35 record, including a 9-1 season in 1987. Parkhurst later returned as defensive coordinator of the Vikings and was a part of their 2001 playoff team.
He was also a head coach at Holly Michigan HS, South Bloomington HS and Carlisle HS before returning to the “Burg”.
Dave was a physical education teacher in the Miamisburg City School District for 28 years. While at Miamisburg, he implemented a weight training course into the curriculum. He was involved in training most of the student –athletes that walked the halls of Miamisburg High School.
Dave and his wife Nancy reside in Marblehead, OH. They have three children and two grandchildren.
Lee Weidner – Class of 1957 – Football, Contributor
Lee was a standout football player on the line for the Vikings, earning three letters. He earned the honors of All Miami Valley League as a senior.
Lee’s generosity and passion for Miamisburg football has been evident through the years. In the early 1960’s, Lee helped start the Wee Vikes program. The youth football organization has continued to develop and prepare young players over the past 50 years.
Lee created the Buff Weidner Memorial Scholarship in 1979 which awards scholarships to college bound students. He has helped to raise over $100,000 in financial aid to benefit Miamisburg students.
Lee started the Miamisburg Football Alumni Association in the mid 80’s which is still in existence today and provides an annual scholarship as well as financial support to the Miamisburg football program.
He has supported the football program over the years with pre-game meals, two-a-day meals, tackling dummies, blocking sleds, stadium lights, video equipment, and other essentials.
Lee is retired from Seibenthaler’s Nursery in Moraine.
Lee and his wife Sandy reside in Miamisburg. They have 2 children. The Buff Weidner Memorial Scholarship was named after their son William “Buff” Weidner. Buff was a lineman for the Vikings from 1976-1978 before his life was cut short by leukemia in 1979.
Allen “Alkie” Richards – Class of 1941 – Football, Basketball, Baseball
Richards was a standout three-sport athlete for Miamisburg High School. He earned three letters in football, two in basketball and two in baseball. His stellar high school career earned him a scholarship to the University of Cincinnati.
His college career was interrupted by World War II, where Richards served in the Marine Corps. After returning to UC, Richards was a four year standout in both football and basketball while also excelling during three years as a member on the baseball team. Alkie earned 16 varsity letters during his college career (5 from Penn State University while on the GI Bill and 11 from University of Cincinnati). He won the ODK Trophy in 1949 as the best All-Around senior student-athlete at UC.
Following graduation he was invited to join the Chicago Bears by Coach George Halas for $1900 but declined the invite because he thought he could make more money teaching. He later returned to UC and earned his master’s degree in education.
After finishing his degree at UC, he worked for Tipp City and Troy for over 30 years as a teacher, coach and athletic director. He was inducted into the Southwest Ohio Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame in 1983. In 1985, he was voted into the UC Hall of Fame for football, basketball, and baseball as one of a handful honored in multiple sports by the university.
He passed away on February 11th, 2013 in Cape Coral, FL at the age of 89. Richards is survived by his wife Rosemary, three children, two siblings, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son and two sisters.