Vikings News · Hall of Fame Welcomes 3 Individuals and 1969-70 Gymnastics Team


This past Friday night, in front of over 250 people, the Hall of Fame welcomed an outstanding class of three individuals and one team.  The ceremony was sponsored by the Viking Boosters Association and catered by TJ Chumps.  The event is open annually to Inductees and guests, Hall of Fame members, Head Coaches, MCS Administration/School Board, Alumni Officers, and True Blue Boosters. Congratulations to the Class of 2018.

Ted Morningstar – Class of 1993 – Soccer, Basketball, Baseball

Ted was an outstanding soccer player for the Vikings.  He ranks 2nd All-time in career goals with 37.  He is tied for 2nd for goals in game with 4 which he did twice.  Ted was voted team MVP in 1991 and 1992.  He was named 1st team All MML, Miami Valley All District, and All Area Dayton South 1st team in 1991 and 1992.

Ted was also a two year letter winner in basketball.  He was a 2 time letter winner in baseball and a All MML selection in 1992.  Ted was named most outstanding male athlete in 1993.

Ted went on to play 4 years at Wilmington College before returning to Miamisburg.  He has worked at Buckeye Eco Care for the past 18 years.  Ted has been a select coach in the area for over ten years and has been a South Stars girls trainer this past year.  Most recently, Ted has been named Head Coach of the Miamisburg High School girls soccer program.

Ted resides in Miamisburg with his wife, Paula, and their three children (Taylor, Mia and Gavin).

 

Jason Roe – Class of 1995 – Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track

Jason earned a total of 9 varsity letters in his HS career and named Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1995.

In football,  Jason was a three time All MML selection.  He was a member  the 1992 MML Championship team.  As a senior, he was named First team All MML, Special Mention All Area and Special Mention All SW Ohio.  He was a captain and voted Most Valuable Player & Defensive Back.  Jason played in the North/South All Star game where he was named Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Game.  He is the record holder for most consecutive games with an interception (4), Most multiple interception games in a season (3), and highest average per kick return in a game (30.2).

In basketball, he led the team in scoring his junior season.  During his senior season, he led the team in 3 pt. shooting.   Jason was Most Valuable Player, recipient of  the Guts Award for most charges taken, and named First Team All MML.  Jason currently ranks 20th on Miamisburg’s All Time Scoring list.

As a member of the baseball team, Jason was  named ALL MML & ALL Area Honorable Mention during his junior season.  He is the record holder for most triples in a season (8)and most stolen bases in a game (3).

In track, Jason was a member of the MML champion 1600m relay team in 1995.  He finished 6th in the long jump and 3rd in the 400 meter at the MML Championships his senior season.

Jason chose to further his career at Wofford College on a football scholarship where he played 4 years as a free safety.  He graduated in 1999 with a degree in chemistry.  Jason and his wife Amber currently live in Mobile, Alabama where he works as the Production Superintendent for the Olin Corporation.  They have three children (Garrett, Lily, & Sarah).

 

 Ron Russo – Girls Basketball Coach 1996-2012

After 16 seasons as the head coach at MHS, Coach Russo is the winningest girls basketball coach in school history with an overall record of 229-122 and a record of 142-52 in conference play.  He led his team to a perfect  20-0 regular season and a AP Div. I – 4th place state ranking in 2004-05.

Under Coach Russo’s leadership, the Vikings were three time conference champions, two time Sectional Runner-Ups, two time Sectional Champs, and two time District Runner-Ups.

Coach Russo was named MML Coach of the Year, All Area Coach of the Year, & AP SW Ohio Coach of the Year in 2005-06.  He was named GWOC South Coach of the Year 2007-08.

Coach Russo’s program produced four All State Players during his tenure at Miamisburg High School (Kelli Morris, Shannon Sword, Brittany Wells, and Erica Allenspach).  Seven of his players are in the Miamisburg Hall of Fame and 20 of his players went on to play at the collegiate level.

Coach Russo is in his 22 year of teaching at MHS and resides in Miamisburg with his two children, Dara and Brady.

 

1969-70 OHSAA Men’s State Gymnastics Championship Team

The Men’s Gymnastics Team was formed in 1966 under the leadership of Dave Wood and Ken Bostleman at Mark Twain Elementary School.  In 1969-70 they won their 1st State Team Title.  This team was Regional Champions, State Team Champions and their record was 13-0.  Team member, Tom Schult, was Miamisburg’s 1st Men’s State Gymnastics Champion.  Ken Bostleman was head coach from 1966 – 1981.  During his leadership they had 101 State Placers, 18 Individual State Champions, and 5 State Team Titles (1969-70, 1971-72, 1981-81, 1932-83, 1983-84).  Ken retired in 1981 and resides in Greenville, Ohio.

Members of Your 1969-70 State Men’s Team Champions include – Mark Smith, Ernie Pyle, Ron Runyeon, Rick Runyeon, Michael Hall, Robin Quintrell, Tim Rawling, John Good, Dennis Moore, Alan Barnett, Mick Pierce, Jim Bustillo, Jay Butler, Joe Porte, Greg Jones, Tom Schult,  Freddie Green, Dwayne Cline, Wayne Cox, Tom Gillimore, Bruce Duffee, Tim Maddox, Mike Evans & Coach Tom Bostleman.