Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame
Ashland County Sports
Hall of Fame

1977 Ashland High School Girls Softball Team:1977 Ashland High School Girls Softball Team

Photo by Maurer Photography Studio 34 East 2nd St. Ashland, OH

Front Row left to right:  Barb Queer, Kim Strine Roland, Patti Oxley Hart, Brenda Boreman Esterline Jenny Armbruster
Middle Row left to right:  Karen Oberholtzer Cole, Pam Warner Frederick, Ruth Martin Haney, Stacey Stone Lucas
Back Row left to right:  Coaches Lee and Betty Winchell, Lori Sprinkle, Candy Yoder Rader

1977 Ashland HS Girls Softball Team

1977 Ashland High School Girls Softball Team:

Front row: left to right: Joyce James Wilson, Kim Strine Roland, Barb Queer, Lori Sprinkle, Jenny Armbruster, Patty Oxley Hart, Ruth Martin Haney, Maureen Hickey Smith, Karen Oberholtzer Cole, and Coach Betty Winchell.
Back row: Brenda Boreman Esterline, Stacy Stone Lucas, Candy Yoder Rader, assistant coach Lee Winchell and Julie Hagen Van Houten.

Team members not pictured: Christy Gottfried Logan, Pam Ashley Hazen and Pam Warner Frederick.

Record:  23-3
Head Coach:  Betty Winchell
Assistant:  Lee Winchell
Captain:  Barb Queer


Only 3rd year in existence as a team for AHS.
Finished 2nd in the Copley Invitational of 16 teams.
Finished 3rd in the ASA Girls Class “A” State tournament.
(OHSAA girl state softball tournament did not begin until 1978)

The 1977 team was only the third year of girls softball at Ashland High School and the first year of entirely fast pitch.
Outscored their opponents 296 runs to 83 runs
Scored 15.5 runs per game, held their opponents to 4.36 runs per game.
Placed Second in the Copley Invitational out of 16 teams
Finished Third in the ASA girls "A" State Tournament
(OHSAA State Softball tournament did not begin until 1978).


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