Half of CHS HOF class named

Half of CHS HOF class named

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Half of CHS HOF class named

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The Chillicothe High School Athletic Department and the CHS Hall of Fame Committee has announced this year’s class. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the high school auditorium.

The class includes Abby Bunstine, Phil Bobo, Chad McAllister and Dan Ramey.

Bunstine was a two-time Division I All-Ohio selection in basketball. She finished her career with 1,186 points. In 2004-05, Bunstine averaged 24.8 points per game in earning second-team All-Ohio honors. She also garnered District 14 Player of the Year honors, as well as being named a Wendy’s All-American.

Bunstine, a four-year letterwinner, was named first-team All-Southeast District and all-league all four years and was the first freshman to start for Chillicothe’s girls. She holds nine school records, including the single-game scoring record with a 40-point performance against Marietta in 2005. Bunstine played collegiately at Gannon.

Bobo graduated from the school in 1960 and was a 1965 graduate of Ohio University. He took over as an assistant track coach and teacher at the school in 1975. He took over as head coach of the track and field teams, replacing father Robert Bobo, in fall 1981. He held the position until his retirement in 1992.

During his tenure, Chillicothe won four Ohio Capital Conference championships (1984, 1989-91) and two district titles (1983, ’90). Phil Bobo coached 30 individual and relay champions in the OCC and 39 individual and relay champions at the district level. He also guided five individual champions at the regional level, all of whom went on to reach the podium at the state. Phil Bobo finished a 67-10 dual meet record while with the Cavalers, including winning 25 consecutive OCC duals. He also had one district and regional champion and one state runner-up in a brief stint as coach of the cross country team. The school’s track was named in honor of Phil Bobo and his father by the Chillicothe School Board in 1994.

McAllister is one of only six Chillicothe athletes to have won a state track title, which he did in 1986 in the discus. He also won four consecutive district titles and won three regional championships. McAllister is ranked second all-time in the discus at the school and is in the top eight in the shot put.

McAllister also was a three-year letterwinner for the football team. As a two-way starter, he led the Cavaliers in sacks on the 1998 team that finished 9-1. McAllister took a scholarship in track and field to Kentucky, where he graduated with a degree in finance. He currently works in the area.

As the voice of the Cavaliers for more than 30 years at WBEX-AM/FM (1490/92.7), Ramey has covered an estimated 1,000 events for the team. Ramey has broadcast each of Chillicothe’s football playoff games and called Ray Chambers’ game-winning shot in the 2008 Division II state basketball final.

Ramey started his career in 1980 and bounced around small stations before landing in Chillicothe in 1982. Ramey assumed the role as a historian for Chillicothe sports since the death of Dick Routt, and became the play-by-play voice for the Cavs at the start of the 1984 football season for WFCB-FM (94.3). He left Chillicothe in 1988 to work in the larger Columbus radio market, but while there returned to call Cavs events in 1990 while still working in Columbus. In the mid 1990s, Ramey moved to WBEX-AM, which has covered Cavaliers sports since 1947, and at one time was the only announcer to have broadcast a game on each of Chillicothe’s four radio stations.

This is the first half of the Hall of Fame inductions for 2013. Another induction is planned later this year.

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