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Five more to join Wellsville HOF

From Staff Reports

The Wellsville Athletic Hall of Fame will add five members during its 2020-21 induction brunch on Saturday.

It will be held at the SOI starting at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $5.

New inductees include:

Frank “Frau” Carter

(1953, football,

track and field)

Carter, the 14th of 15 children in his family, was a four-year letterman in football and a three-year letterman in track and field. After high school, he spent three years in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea and Okinawa, Japan. Then he worked at the H.K. Porter Brickyard for 24 years and Quaker State Oil Refinery for 20 years. Along with Bob Grimm, Carter started and coached the little league football program for 20 years and then coached junior high and varsity at Wellsville. He also served eight years on the Wellsville Board of Education. He married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Brown, and they have been married 63 years. THey have two sons, Frank and Lance, of Columbiana, along with six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Lynsey Lyle

(2002, volleyball,

basketball)

Lyle, the valedictorian of the Class of 2002, was a standout in volleyball and basketball. She led the Tigers to a 20-0 regular season in 2001 and they advanced to the regional tournament. She was named to the All-Ohio third team. She was a four-year letter winner in basketball, setting a school record with 17 blocks in a game as a sophomore and leading the team in scoring and rebounding as a junior ans senior. She earned a bachelor’s degree in writing from Mount Union College and then attended the University of Toledo School of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate degree. She is a full-time magistrate for the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court, domestic relations division. She lives in East Liverpool with her husband, Brian, and their two daughters, Olivia and Cassie.

Nate Scott

(2014, basketball)

Scott was a four-year starter and led the Tigers in scoring his last three years. He became the leading scorer in Columbiana County history, setting school records for most points in a career (1,623) and most three-pointers in a season (78) and career (227). As a senior, he led the Tigers to a 22-3 record as they repeated as the Inter-Tri County League lower tier champion. He was a first-team Division IV All-Ohioan. He graduated from Kent State University with a science degree is employed at Timet in Toronto. He has lived in the Wellsville area all his life.

Mikyla Tipton

(2012, basketball, track)

Tipton participated in basketball and track and field all four years. She was the area’s leading scorer three straight seasons and set Wellsville’s career scoring mark with 1,543 points. She was the Columbiana County Player of the Year her junior season. In track, she was a member of the 400-meter relay team that set the Inter-Tri County League record and also participated in the 800-meter relay, long jump and shot put. She played basketball for Bethany College (W.Va.), where she scored 863 points and grabbed 466 rebounds in her collegiate career. She was named Bethany’s 2015-16 Athlete of the Year. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Carlow University in Pittsburgh.

Steve Woods

(1988, wrestling, track)

Woods the valedictorian of the Class of 1988 and letter in wrestling and track and field. In wrestling, he was a three-year captain, a three-time Shadyside Tournament champion, a two-time state qualifier and finished third at 130 pounds. In three years of track, he was the OVAC champion in the 3200 meters and runner-up in the 1600 meters. He set the school record in the 3200 meters (9:50.02) and qualified for the state meet. He also competed in the 3200-meter relay and pole vault. He walked onto the University of Maryland wrestling team, where he earned a scholarship and was named co-captain. He was the Atlantic Coast Conference runner-up in 1992 and champion in 1993 at 150 pounds. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology and went on to become a doctor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He holds three board certifications in physical medicine, sports medicine and pain medicine. Dr. Woods is a shareholder and serves on the board of directors of Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Inc. He practices in Westerville at COPC Sports, Spine & Joint, where he is also a managing partner. He lives in Columbus with his wife and son.

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