Piqua to induct three

Dunton, Franklin, Hinsch to join ‘Hall’

John Hinsch

Dan Dunton

DeSanbra Franklin

The following former Piqua greats will be inducted as the newest members of the Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night when the Indians host Greenville.


Piqua Central High School – 1969

Baseball * Basketball


3-time MVL Champions (‘67-’69)

1967 – Record 8-1 as sophomore

Career record of 22-4


1969 District Champions

Graduate – Indiana University – 1973

Attended on a 4-year full ride baseball scholarship

Pitching coach for Piqua High School and American Legion Post 184 (1977-83)

Post 184 won the Ohio Connie Mack Championship in 1977 and 1982

Baseball Hall of Fame – American Legion Post 184

Pitching coach for 6 additional Ohio High Schools

Piqua Athletic Boosters (1977-83)

President for one year, officer for five years

Banker – 40 years


Piqua Central High School – 1973

Track * Cross Country


2-time MVL Champion in the 2 mile, set school record of 9:43.8

MVL Champion in the mile and 880 yard run

Sectional Champion in the mile and 880 yard run

District Champion in the mile run, set school record of 4:18.3

Broke school records in mile, 2-mile, and distance medley team

Fastest mile time going into State Meet, got knocked down, placed 8th

PCHS Most Valuable Runner

All-Star team for the mile run by the Southwestern Track Coaches Association

Cross Country

2nd place at’72 MVL meet and school record holder at 9:44.7

’72 – Ten 1st places, set 8 course records, 8 races under 10 minutes

Graduate – Bowling Green State University – Education

Track NCAA Division I

’75-’76 – 2-time MAC outdoor 880 yard run Champion (best time of 1:51.7)

’75 MAC indoor 880 yard run Champion

Member of school record holding 2-mile relay team

Distance medley team qualified for indoor NCAA Championships

Cross Country NCAA Division I

’74 – 8th in MAC Championships — BGSU Most Improved Runner

’75 – 5th in MAC Championships — BGSU Most Valuable Runner


Piqua High School – 2006


2-time All GWOC first team (’05,’06)

2-time All District (’05,’06)

2005 All-Ohio underclassmen team

2-time Outstanding Outfielder Award

Team Captain (’05,’06)

Junior year – Average of .357, 31 hits, 28 RBI, 17 stolen bases

Senior year – Average of .424, 44 hits, 32 RBI, 22 stolen bases

OBP of .525 – SLG of .558

Wendy’s High School Heisman Nominee

Attended North Carolina Central University on full athletic scholarship


CIAA Rookie team freshman year

Average of .318, 8 doubles, 3 HR

Highest GPA Award (’07-’08)


NCAA DI Softball All-Independent First Team

NCAA DI Softball All-Independent Player of the Year

Average of .346, 44 hits, 25 RBI, 12 doubles, 6 HR, SLG .614

Led team in all offensive categories while earning MVP award

18 for 18 stolen bases – 1.000 fielding pct.

North Carolina Central University Student-Athlete of the Month

Leroy T. Walker Medallion of Honor as NCCU female Student-Athlete of the year

John Hinsch
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Dan Dunton
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2016/02/web1_dandunton.jpgDan Dunton

DeSanbra Franklin
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2016/02/web1_DeSanbraFranklin.jpgDeSanbra Franklin
Dunton, Franklin, Hinsch to join ‘Hall’