WHEELING–Two multi-sport higher college standouts who earned fame on the important college level have been chosen for induction into the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.
Picked for enshrinement from the decade of the 1950’s are Dick Reasbeck from Bellaire St. John Central and Mike Tomasovich from Weir Higher. They will be inducted at the 19th annual ceremony on Saturday, August 12 at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. The OVAC Hall of Fame and Sports Museum are situated inside WesBanco Arena.
Reasbeck and Tomasovich will join previously announced inductees for the Class of 2023 in Ted Tomasovich of Weir, Mike’s brother Al Salvadori of Wheeling Central Warwood’s Steve Doe Woodsfield’s Lance LaFollette Barnesville’s Tim McCrate, Jessica Hines and Jennie Castle Bishop Donahue’s Shawn Straughn Martins Ferry’s Fred Ray Union Local’s Koel Davia Magnolia’s Justin Fox and Weirton Madonna’s Max Nogay.
The OVAC Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Robinson Auto Group.
Here’s a capsule appear at the most current selections:
DICK REASBECK, Bellaire St. John Central (Class of 1959 )– He was a sharp-shooting Irish guard who earned 1st group, 5-player All-Ohio biggest Class AA as a senior. Also a 1st group All-OVAC Class AA and All-District choice, he scored 501 points for a 27.1 per game typical and played in the annual Ohio North-South All-Star Game.
As a junior, he sported a 18.9 point norm and earned very first group All-District and honorable mention All-Ohio.
He also was a 3-year common in baseball and played football two seasons.
The basketball sharp-shooter earned a scholarship to Ohio State exactly where he was a 3-year letterman on nationally-ranked teams right after competing on the freshman group when the varsity squad–led by Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek, won the NCAA crown.
In his sophomore year, the Buckeyes went unbeaten in common season, 27-1 general, and completed as NCAA runner-up to Cincinnati. He averaged three.1 points.
As a junior, the Buckeyes (26-two) once again completed as NCAA runner-up to Cincinnati with Reasbeck averaging eight.two points in a sixth man part.
He was a senior common as the Buckeyes completed with a 20-four record. Reasbeck averaged 15.1 points a game and was accorded second group All-Massive Ten Conference. He scored a higher 32 points vs. Purdue.
Following college, he signed in 1963 with the baseball Los Angeles Angels and pitched two seasons for the Class AA minor league San Jose group.
Reasbeck resides in Yorkville.
MIKE TOMASOVICH, Weir (Class of 1959) — He was a extremely-honored, six-foot-four, 205-pound nine-letter athlete who earned 5 all-state honors when assisting the Red Riders win state titles in football and baseball and also earning all-state tournament in basketball.
In football, he was a junior starter at quarterback on an 11- record group which won the OVAC biggest Class AAA title and the W.Va. Class AAA crown with a 19-12 finals win more than Fairmont Senior at Wheeling Island Stadium. As a senior, he began at finish and defensive back on a 9-1 record group which repeated as OVAC champ and had a 21-game winning streak ended in the common season finale by eventual state titlist Parkersburg. He earned 1st Group All-State and All-OVAC at finish.
In basketball, the senior led the Red Riders to sectional and regional titles to qualify for the state occasion exactly where he earned all-tourney honors. He also was a 1st Group All-OVAC Class AAA choose and chosen all-class “Big” All-State third group. As a junior, he helped Weir to a 21-four record and sectional crown.
In baseball, he was a 3-time 1-class, all-state honoree at pitcher. As a senior, Weir won the 1-class state title with a 16-two record and a six-two state tournament title win more than state energy East Bank.
He batted .400 with a 7-1 mound record. As a junior, he earned 2nd group 1-class all-state as a pitcher. As a sophomore, he was 1st group 1-class, all-state with a six-1 record when batting .350 with 3 homers. His only mound loss was a two-1, eight-inning state tourney loss to Martinsburg as he struck out 13 batters.
Following his senior season, he rejected a pro minor league contract to sign a Georgia Tech scholarship. At Tech, he was a 3-year letterman, and two-year starter in basketball and two-year letterman as a pitcher-outfielder in baseball.
In basketball, he played 74 games with a 9.two-point norm, with a 30-point game higher, and six.two rebounds a game. He was 3rd group All-Southeastern Conference as a senior cager when he averaged ten.two points and 7. rebounds.
The Georgia Tech Hall of Fame inductee, and Weir Higher Wall of Fame honoree, resides in Atlanta.
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