North Baltimore Athletic Hall of Fame inducts 3 Tigers, Feb. 8,2019.
adapted from the script read at the event
Ricci Emahiser, NBHS 2013, Softball –
Ricci’s softball career at North Baltimore: 4-year letterman; as a senior she maintained a batting average of .531, with 22 extra base hits, 39 runs scored, 48 RBIs and 7 stolen bases; she 14 career Home Runs, 10 as a senior.
Emahiser was voted the number one catcher in the state of Ohio Division IV.
Her honors included:
As a junior: 1st Team MAL; 1st Team Northwest District Fastpitch Softball D-IV; Honorable Mention All Ohio Division D-IV.
As a senior: Sentinel-Tribune Athlete of the Week; 1st Team MAL; 1st Team All Wood County; 1st Team Northwest District Fastpitch Softball D-IV; 1st Team All Ohio D-IV.
Ricci says, “I wouldn’t have been able to achieve these awards without the help and support of her wonderful teammates, inspiring coaches, and loving family!”
Ricci went on to study Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at The University of Akron. There she also joined the Air Force ROTC program which led her to commission into the United States Air Force in May, 2017. She is now stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida as a Space Operations Officer.
Ricci has loved the game of softball and still plays any chance that she gets. She really enjoyed her time here at North Baltimore, saying that it built strong character and taught her life lessons that have led her to have a strong successful career so far and she is proud to be a North Baltimore Tiger!
Brittany (Lee) Hartman, NBHS 2012, Track and Field –
While at NB Brittany became a 3-year varsity letter recipient in Track and Field. Her honors included being a 3-time district and regional qualifier, individually in the 100 and 200-meter dash, along with being on the 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams. Brittany received recognition for MVP and captain throughout her track career at NBHS. She received honorable mention and 2nd team MAL honors her junior and senior years.
In 2011 and 2012, Brittany also competed in indoor track as an ‘unattached’ athlete, qualifying for the Division II and III Indoor State Championships in 2011. She also received varsity letters in cross country, volleyball, and basketball.
Brittany attended Ohio Northern University where she was a 3 year Varsity letter winner as a short and mid-distance sprinter. As a freshman, she was a member of the 2013 OAC Champion Distance Medley relay team. She also qualified and competed in 6 All-Ohio and 6 Conference meets, either in a relay and/or in the 200 or 400. Brittany and team received 2nd place finishes and honorable mention in the 4×200 and 4×400 at the All Ohio and/or Conference Championships.
Brittany also received the ONU Track and Field Polar Bear award twice in her collegiate career. She is also a member of the ONU outdoor 4×100 relay record team. In 2015 and 2016, Brittany was a captain of the ONU track and field team.
She was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, who advocated and raised money for foster children. Brittany was also a cabinet member of the ONU student senate as secretary of athletics.
Brittany graduated ONU in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology with a clinical and research concentration. She then married her college sweetheart Lance in 2016, whom she met while on the track team at ONU. They currently reside in Holland Michigan, where she works as a Lifestyle Fitness Coach for patients who have traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
Mike Roach, NBHS 1968, Basketball
At NBHS Mike was a 4-year basketball letterman. As a senior Mike was voted Most Valuable Player and received 1st Team All Wood County honors. Roach was also a 4 year letterman in football and baseball.
He attended Penta Technical College on Scholarship for basketball. He scored 18 pts in the final game against Loraine Community College in 1970. Penta then became Owens Community College the next year.
He enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1970. And graduated from Findlay College in 1973.
Mike also worked 10 years as an OHSAA basketball official. He retired from Conoco Phillips in 2009 after 36 years as a Regional Manager.
He has been married to his high school sweet heart, Nancy Barringer Roach for 46 years and they reside in Scottsdale Arizona. Mike and Nancy have two daughters, Ashley Turner and Lacey Craumer and three wonderful grand children.