By Mitch Spinell
MINERVA, Ohio - Four former Minerva High School athletic figures will be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame, according to a press release by the school Monday.
Former student-athletes Brad Morgan II and Troy Summers, as well as former coach Pepper Locke and coach/contributor Donnie Spinell, will be enshrined on Saturday, October 2 at the Minerva High School Auditeria.
Summers participated in football, basketball, and baseball for Minerva, and continued his baseball prowess into college. After transferring from Akron to Kent State prior to the 2011 season, Summers - then a redshirt sophomore - was a part of the Golden Flashes' run to the 2012 College World Series.
Locke spent nineteen seasons as head coach between the Lions' boys' and girls' basketball programs, compiling a record of 278-233 through 23 total coaching seasons. He won three district titles with the girls' squad, and his 2008-09 boys' team went 21-2.
Spinell, a Claymont High School graduate, was a longtime educator and administrator at Minerva, serving as the school's athletic director until his retirement in 2019. He is currently the commissioner for the Inter-Valley Conference.
Tickets for the enshrinement ceremony may be purchased for $25 at Minerva High School or by calling (330) 868-6705, starting Monday, September 13. The deadline for ticket reservations is Friday, September 24.