2004 Dixie Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees


BASEBALL STATE SEMI-FINALIST
TEAM 1964
  • The spring of 1964 saw the emergence of a talented and diverse group of young men who would come together to be one of the best baseball teams in New Lebanon history. Led by a young, enthusiastic, and talkative coach, the Greyhounds survived the ever-changing Ohio spring weather to achieve a perfect regular season of 14-0 while becoming the Montgomery County League Champions. The Greyhounds continued their season by winning the Dayton District title, the Southwest Ohio Regional Championship, and continued their journey to the Ohio State tournament where they sustained their only defeat of the season to end with an overall record of 16-1. 
  • The Coach that year was Mr. John Ellis. Mr. Ellis currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. 
  • The 1964 Greyhound baseball team was led by the fireball pitching of Gary and Kenny Seely; with Gary compiling an individual record of 9 wins and the 1 loss. The infield was almost impenetrable led by Bob Stump, Dennis Wampler, Kenton Gearhart, Doug Bales and Ron Petry played steady, having almost flawless fielding. The outfield of Bill Peters, James Williams, and George Brown seemed to run down every ball hit and remember in 1964 not many teams had outfield fences back then. Other team members were Dennis Brunk, Randall Gearhart ,Doug Holder, Mike Leis, and Richard Simm.












DOUG DAFLER
PLAYER 1979-1981
  • 3 Year Varsity Basketball Letterman
  • 1981 – Southwest District Player of the Year, 2nd Team All Ohio
  • 1,194 Career Points 
  • 613 Career Rebounds – 22 Rebounds in Game 
  • Member of the 1981 Boys Basketball State Runner-Up Team, SWBL Champions with a 25-3 record.
  • 67 Career games