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Dave Cooper – Class of 1983

Dave Cooper was one of Logan Elm’s outstanding Athletes earning 7 Varsity Letters in Football, Basketball, and Baseball.

Baseball

  • 3 Varsity Letters
  • 1982 – Led the area in stolen bases (20)
  • 1982 – 1st Team All-Mid State League

Basketball

  • 2 Varsity Letters
  • 1982 – Team Most Improved Player
  • 1983 – Team Mr. Hustle Award
  • 1983 – 2nd Team All-Mid State League

Football

  • 2 Varsity Letters
  • 1982 – Member of Logan Elm’s First Mid State League Championship Team
  • 1982 – Teams Outstanding Defensive Back
  • 1982 – School Record Touchdown Receptions (8) in a Season (Currently 4th)
  • 1982 – School Record Career Touchdown Receptions (11) (Currently 4th)
  • 1982 – School Record Longest Touchdown Reception
  • 1982 – 1st Team All-Mid State League
  • 1982 – All-District
  • 1982 – Special Mention All-Ohio

In an era where Logan Elm Football was “three yards and a cloud of dust,” Dave was still able to come down with 31 receptions in two seasons.  But what is most amazing is that 11 of those receptions were for touchdowns.  One out of every three receptions was for a touchdown.  To take it a little further, 5 of the 31 receptions were for PAT’s.  Every other time Dave caught a pass, it was either for a  touchdown or a PAT.

Dave is married to his wife Amy.  He has four children: Cory (Haley), Cole, Cal (Maddie), and Cara.  He also has three grandchildren: Tate, Quinn, and Jax.  Dave works at the Kirk Williams Sheet Metal Workers.  Dave has been an OHSAA Baseball and Football Official for over ten years.  In his free time, Dave enjoys watching his daughter play sports and spending time with his family.

Paige Penrod – Class of 2010
Paige is unquestionably the most accomplished volleyball player in Logan Elm history.

2006

  • Mid State League Honorable Mention

2008

  • Member of Southeast District Championship Team
  • Member of Regional Runner-up Team
  • 1st Team All-Mid State League
  • District 17 Player of the Year
  • Honorable Mention All-Ohio
  • OHSAA State Record Kills in a Season – 636 (Currently 2nd All-Time)

2009

  • Member of Mid State League Championship Team
  • Member of Southeast District Championship Team
  • Member of Regional Championship/State Final Four Team
  • 1st Team All-Mid State League
  • Mid State League Player of the Year
  • District 17 Player of the Year
  • 1st Team All-Ohio
  • Honorable Mention Under Armour All-American
  • OHSAA State Record Kills in a Match – 45 (Currently 3rd All Time)
  • Ranked 11th All-Time in the State of Ohio with 1578 Career Kills
  • Ranked 9th All-Time in the State of Ohio with 303 Career Serving Aces

After graduation, Paige continued her education and volleyball career at  NCAA Division I Bowling Green State University.  For four years, Paige was a leader of her team in Kills, Serving Aces, and Digs.
2010

  • As a Freshman, started all 32 matches and played in all 111 sets
  • Named Mid American Conference – East Division Defensive Player of the Week
  • Team leader with 405 Kills
  • 2nd on the team with 23 Serving Aces and 284 digs

2011

  • Pre-Season All-Mid American Conference – East Division
  • Mid American Conference – East Division Offensive Player of the Week
  • Team Leader with 35 Serving Aces
  • 2nd on the team with 335 Kills and 238 Digs

2012

  • 1st Team All-Mid American Conference
  • Mid American Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player
  • Leader of 2012 Mid American Conference Tournament Championship Team
  • Mid American Conference – East Division Offensive Player of the Week
  • Mid American Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week

2013

  • Pre-Season All-Mid American Conference – East Division
  • Academic All-Mid American Conference
  • Led the team with 343 kills
  • Finished her career ranked 1st All-Time at Bowling Green with 4481 Attack Attempts and is 2nd All-Time with 1574 Kills

In addition, in 2013, Paige was honored as Bowling Green State University’s Female Athlete of the Year.
After graduation from BGSU, Paige played professionally in Germany for the Nawaro Straubing Volleyball Club.  Paige is currently a 5th Grade Math Teacher at Hamilton Township Intermediate School in Columbus and is a volleyball coach at Hamilton Township High School.

 

Taylor Saxton – Class of 2013

Taylor Saxton was one of Logan Elm’s outstanding multiple sport athletes earning 12 Varsity Letters in Golf, Basketball, and Softball.
Golf

  • 4 Varsity Letters
  • Mid State League Team Champions – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 1st Team Mid State League – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Mid State League Player of the Year – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • First Team All-Southeast District – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Southeast District Player of the Year – 2011
  • Sectional Team Champions – 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Southeast District Team Champions – 2009, 2010, 2011
  • State Championship Appearance – 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Pickaway County Outstanding Senior Golfer – 2012
  • 2nd Team All-Ohio – 2011, 2012
  • Academic All-Ohio – 2012
  • School Record – 9 Hole Score – 36
  • School Record – 18 Hole Score – 73

Basketball

  • 4 Varsity Letters
  • Honorable Mention All-Mid State League – 2010
  • 2nd Team All-Mid State League – 2011
  • 1st Team All-Mid State League 2012, 2013
  • 1st Team District 14 – 2012, 2013
  • 1st Team All-Southeast District – 2012, 2013
  • Honorable Mention All-Ohio – 2013
  • School Record – Most Three-Pointers Made (6) in One Game (Currently 2nd All Time)

Softball

  • 4 Varsity Letters
  • Honorable Mention All-Mid State League – 2010
  • 1st Team All-Mid State League – 2011, 2012, 2013
  • First Team All-Southeast District – 2011, 2012
  • Honorable Mention All-Ohio – 2011, 2012
  • 2nd Team Columbus Dispatch All-Metro Team – 2012

After Graduation from Logan Elm, Taylor continued her education and softball career at NCAA Division I Ohio University where she continued to set records and be a leader on and off the field.

  • 4 Varsity Letters
  • 3-Time Team Captain – Only 3-Time Captain in Ohio University Softball History
  • 2nd Team All-Mid American Conference – 2016, 2018
  • Played in 223 Career Games – 2nd in Ohio University History
  • Mid American Conference Tournament Champions – 2014, 2018
  • Mid American Conference Regular Season Champions – 2018
  • NCAA Division I Tournament Appearances – 2014, 2018
  • School Record – Singles in a Season (63)
  • 83 Career Stolen Bases – 2nd All-Time
  • 170 Career Hits – 9th All-Time
  • 161 Career Singles – 4th All-Time
  • Academic All-MAC – 2016, 2017, 2018
  • NFCA Academic All-American – 2017

Taylor graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ohio University in 2018.  She currently resides in Ft. Worth, Texas and is employed by Legends at AT&T Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys.  Taylor is the daughter of Jon and Angie Saxton and sister of Stephen Saxton (LE Class of 2016).

 

Ron Stephens – Award of Merit

Ron Stephens has volunteered his time to assist several programs at Logan Elm High School.  In the early 90’s, Ron towed the marching band trailer to and from football games and competitions.  He also volunteered his efforts to install shelving in the trailer to help organize and accommodate the different instruments.  Ron also refurbished the Band’s Pumpkin Show Booth; and from 1990 to 1992, he transported the booth to and from the Pumpkin Show, and organized and managed the operations of the booth.
From 1991-1994, Ron assisted our Basketball programs by running the game clocks, keeping score, and assistant coaching.  Also, in the early 90’s, Ron was integral in refurbishing our previous stadium press box and installing the sound system in the stadium.

Ron took a short break in the late 90’s, but in 2000, he began volunteering as the equipment manager for our football team.  From 2000-2018, Ron has repaired equipment at practices and games, maintained the equipment room and managed our stock of extra parts, and towed the football trailer to and from each away game.  Over the last 30 years, Ron has volunteered and  performed many tasks in several areas that benefited our extra curricular programs at Logan Elm.  He was active in PTO, repaired countless pieces of athletic equipment, ran the scoreboard for numerous games, and assisted in running our wrestling invitational.

Ron stated that he has enjoyed being involved with all the young women and men over the past 30 or so years more than words can express.  The years have been very rewarding to him, and he hopes he has made an impact on the students he has met and assisted.  Ron is now retired after working 30 years at the Water Treatment Plant and is now spending time at home working in his shop.  He looks forward to continuing his involvement with Logan Elm’s students and coaches.

Ron would like to thank his wife Barbara, son Ron, daughter-in-law Angie, and granddaughter Alivia for putting up with him. He is thankful for being honored with this award and grateful to be a part of this prestigious group.