SOUTHWEST DISTRICT ATHLETIC BOARD ANNOUNCES
The members of the Southwest District Athletic Board would like to announce that Mr. Scott Ward and Mr. Jack Kramer are the Southwest’s 2012 recipients of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Media Award. This award was initiated by the State office a number of years ago to honor distinguished members of the media. Each athletic District (six in the state) is asked to honor two individuals on an annual basis. Honorees are to have given many years of service in covering high school athletics.
Mr. Kramer and Mr. Ward will be guests at a reception held for them on March 10, 2012, at the University of Dayton Arena. Each honoree will be accompanied by his family, friends, and special guests. Following the reception, they will be recognized at the halftime of the 7:00 p.m. Division I District Championship game.
The members of the Southwest District Athletic Board take great pride in honoring these two gentlemen. They represent the finest in their profession, and they do wonders for the athletes across our area of the state. Congratulations!
Mr. Scott Ward
Mr. Jack Kramer
Mr. Scott Ward graduated from Bowling Green State University. He is the Sports Director and Station Manager at WTGR, Greenville, Ohio, and lives in Versailles, Ohio. He started his broadcasting career with the station in 2004. During the last five years, Scott has broadcast well over five hundred games throughout the northern Miami Valley. He has had the privilege to cover many State Championships. He shares that one of his highlights was covering the 2008 Versailles Lady Tigers undefeated basketball team from the start until the finish at the Schottenstein Arena, Columbus, Ohio He covers all of the Darke County Basketball teams during the tournament. Scott is married to his wife, Kim, and he has two children: Zachary, and Lydia, and they expect their third child in March, 2012.
Mr. Jack Kramer attended and graduated from
Middletown High School, graduated from Indiana University and later
earned his Masters Degree from Miami University. He started his career
at WPFB Radio, Middletown, Ohio, in 1970. From 1976-2010, he worked at
Edison State, Clark State, and The Ohio State University. From
1980-1992, he, along with Paul Warfield, covered the Ohio State Buckeyes
on television. In recent years he has covered all of the high schools in
Shelby County via ScoresBroadcast.com. Jack is married to Karen and has
two children: a daughter, Bethany, a French teacher in the Miami Valley,
and a son, Tim, a contract specialist at Wright Patterson Air Force
Since the inception of this award, the following individuals have been honored by the members of the Southwest District Athletic Board:
Ted Landis, Brookville Star; Warren Johnson, WPFB Radio,
1998-99: Dave Long, Dayton Daily News; Duane Bachman, WPTW Radio, Piqua
1999-2000: Don McDermott, Greenville Daily; Dave Schutte, Cincinnati Enquirer
2000-2001: Mike Hartsock, WHIO TV, Dayton; Mark Huber, Wilmington News
2001-2002: Kert Radel, WMOH Radio, Hamilton; Bill Liermann, WSWO Radio, Wilmington
2002-2003: Jack Gordan, WPFB Radio, Middletown; Joe Neves, WPTW, Piqua
2003-2004: Tom Gambel, DSA Sports, Cincinnati; John Popovich, WCPO Radio, Cincinnati
2004-2005: Omar Williams, WHIO-TV, Retired; Ron Jackson, Dayton Daily News; Guy Fogle, WHIO TV
2005-2006: Roger Barger, WKFI WSWO Sabina; Tom Groeschen, Cincinnati Enquirer
2006-2007: Tom Archdeacon, Dayton Daily News; Ken Barhorst, Sidney Daily News
2007-2008: Sonny Fulks, WPTW, 1590WPTW.com; Jerry Nardiello, Middletown Journal
2008-2009: Enos Pennington, www.newrichmond.localsportsradio.com ; Richard Crawford, The Clermont Suns Newspaper
2009-2010: Chick Ludwig; Jack Pohl, WDTN-Channel 2 Sports Director.
2010-2011: Mike Dyer, Cincinnati Enquirer; Ron Nunnari, Englewood Independent
2011-2012: Scott Ward, WTGR, Greenville; Jack Kramer, ScoresBroadcast.com