Clear Fork High School

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Clear Fork High School
Clear Fork High School.JPG
987 State Route 97 E
Bellville, Ohio 44813

United States
Type Public
Established 1961
Enrollment 628[1]
Color(s) Kelly green, black & white             
Athletics conference Ohio Cardinal Conference
Nickname Colts!
Information (419) 886-2601

Clear Fork High School is located near Bellville, Ohio, United States. The school serves grades 9–12 and is part of the Clear Fork Valley Local School District. Clear Fork is a member of the Ohio Cardinal Conference.


In 2005, Clear Fork High School was reviewed against the Ohio Department of Education's new standards (involving the OGT or Ohio Graduation Test) and found to be highly ranked in all areas examined with higher than 80% in all of them.[citation needed]


Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Clear Fork Valley Hall of Fame[edit]

The inaugural class for the Clear Fork Valley Hall of Fame included:[4]

  • Ron Thorne – a football, basketball and track standout who graduated from Butler in 1962. He was a four-year state track participant and All-Ohioan in basketball.
  • Randy Thomas – a 1972 Clear Fork alumnus who was a baseball standout drafted by the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The 1957 Bellville football team, which went 9–0. Three players on Coach Hank Schroth's squad were first-team All-Ohio, two were honorable mention selections and six players received All-MAC accolades
  • Russell "Buzz" Wareham – a 1958 Butler graduate who lettered in football, basketball and track. He went to Bowling Green on a football scholarship.
  • Bill Schaefer – a 1958 Bellville alumnus who was a first-team All-Ohioan in football and also lettered in basketball and track.
  • Bob Hoyt – nicknamed "Colt 44" as the school's first outstanding big man, he lettered in basketball and track and graduated as Clear Fork's career scoring and rebounding record holder. He also owned the school's discus mark.
  • Dale Fry – a linebacker and fullback who spearheaded the smash-mouth 1964 team.
  • Bill Frazier – who coached the Bellville football team in 1962 and became Clear Fork's first coach in 1963. He put together a 44–3–3 record before leaving after the 1966 season for a job at Malabar.
  • Treisa Nedrow – who was a high school softball champion and helped to rank Clear Fork High School high in state softball rankings. She was inducted in the Hall of Fame for these achievements. She taught in the district, but died in 2014.
  • 2015 Boys' Golf Team – District Qualifiers. 5 strokes short of State Qualifiers

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Great "High School Profile". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  2. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  3. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball D3". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  4. ^ Mansfield News Journal. "Clear Fork Valley Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-12-12. [dead link]

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Coordinates: 40°36′37″N 82°28′29″W / 40.6104°N 82.4747°W / 40.6104; -82.4747