Greenfield-Central to induct six into Hall of Fame

At halftime during tonight’s varsity boys basketball game against Pendleton Heights, Greenfield-Central will induct six new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

The 2017 inductees include: former athletes Tori Cuebas, Ryan Morris, Lester DeLashmit, Jim Birch; contributor Henry Richey and coach Kristen Lee-Oliver.

• Cuebas is a 2011 Greenfield-Central graduate and four-year varsity letter winner in softball. She helped lead the Cougars to sectional championships in 2009 and 2010, while also winning a regional title in 2010.

Named 2011 First-Team All-State, Cuebas, who played at Trine University, earned a 2011 Indiana All-Star recognition and was selected as All-Hoosier Heritage Conference three times.

The four-time All-County selection holds five school records including RBIs in a single season (57), doubles in a season (19), hits in a season (167) and career doubles (45).

• Morris is a 1987 graduate and earned a total of eight varsity letters in cross country and track and field.

A three-time cross country MVP, Morris was a 1985 regional qualifier and was named all-conference the same year.

In track, he won conference championships in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter. In 1986 and 1987, he was a regional qualifier and a sectional champion in the 800. In 1987, he qualified for state in the 1,600.

He holds the school record in the 1,600 at 4:19.

• DeLashmit graduated in 1926 and earned varsity letters in basketball, baseball and track and field.

He was on two boys basketball sectional championship teams and led the 1925-26 team to a 25-3 record.

He participated in the 1926 state track meet and in 1927 signed a professional baseball contract with the Indianapolis Indians.

He pitched for the Quincy Indians in 1928 and the Dubuque Dubs the same year with a 15-6 record. He went 10-5 for the Quincy Indians in 1929.

He passed away on Aug. 30, 1929 after complications with Tuberculosis.

• Birch graduated in 1965 with 12 varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and track and field.

In 1964, he rushed for more than 1,800 yards and was named all-conference. The same year, he earned all-state honors.

In 1963 and 1965, he was a conference champion in track and field. The Cougars baseball team won conference with Birch on the roster in 1964 and 1965.

• Richey, a 1959 graduate, was a member of the Greenfield football team from 1955-1958.

He began working on the chain gang at varsity football games in 1964, a job he held for more than 50 years.

• Lee-Oliver is a 1991 graduate of Washington Catholic High School and a 1991 National Cheerleaders Association All-American.

In 1992, Lee-Oliver was a member of the University of Evansville dance team and a member of the cheer team from 1993-95.

In 1994, Lee-Oliver was a Universal Cheerleaders Association staff member and began coaching the Greenfield-Central freshmen cheer team in 1996.

From 1997-2008, Lee-Oliver served as the Greenfield-Central cheer team coach and program coordinator.

In 2004 and 2005, the Cougars were back-to-back IASP/ICA Coed state champions. The program was IASP/ICA Coed runners-up in 2002 and 2008.

The coed team finished fifth in 2001, third in 2003 and sixth in 2006.