2015 HOF Inductees

Kevin El-Hayek

Wrestling (1997)
Kevin El-Hayek - Wrestling (1997)Graduating from BHS in 1997 as a Valedictorian and Wrestling Academic All-American, Kevin El- Hayek was, and continues to be, the model of a true scholar-athlete. A four-year standout, Kevin racked up 97 wins, 11th all-time in the school’s wrestling history. He was the team co-captain as a junior and senior, as well as EOWL, Sectional, and District Champion both years, going on to the State meet each time, placing 5th overall there. He was inducted into the EOWL Hall of Fame in 2008.

Continuing his academic and wrestling endeavors, Kevin attended Harvard University as a pre-med student and four-year wrestling team member, named co-captain his senior year and All- Ivy League as both a junior and senior, graduating Cum Laude in 2002. While attending medical school at Case-Western Reserve University, he volunteered as a graduate assistant coach for their wrestling team. After earning his MD degree at CWRU, Kevin did his internship and residency in surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, where he is still a consultant and assistant professor, currently working at their Abu Dhabi branch in the United Arab Emirates, along with his wife, Raecel and two daughters, Keira (6) and Alison (4).

George Evans

Track (2000)
George Evans - Track (2000)George Evans began the 21st century by graduating in 2000 with unsurpassed accomplishments at BHS in track & field. Selected All-SVC, All-District, and All-State, George placed 6th in the State meet in Dayton in the 100m dash, holding the record in that event until 2013. He was also selected for the Midwest Meet of Champions – Team Ohio prior to graduation. Evans was a key member of the team that also won the SVC and District titles. An outstanding football player as well, he started at wide receiver for the Spartan team that advanced to the State Quarterfinals. He was also chosen to play in the Mahoning Valley Coaches Association All-Star game that year.

An excellent student, George enrolled at Lehigh University where he earned 7 varsity letters in football (3) and track (4), and was named All-Patriot League 4 times. He holds several track records there and earned conference titles in both sports. In 2004, he won the Patriot League Sportsmanship Award and was named Lehigh’s Most Outstanding Athlete in track & field. Since graduation, he has entered the collegiate coaching profession. Previously the head track coach at Marietta College and an assistant at Brown; he is currently the sprints/hurdles coach for men’s & women’s track & field at Yale University.

Celeste Hlebovy

Basketball (2000)
Celeste Hlebovy - Basketball (2000)Celeste Hlebovy continued the tradition of excellence for the BHS women’s basketball program into the 21st century. A four-year starter, All-SVC first team, and All-NEO selection as well, Celeste was a dominating player for Coach Ron Moschella. She was named NEO Player of the Year as a junior and senior, and was selected first team All-Ohio those same years. She capped off her senior year being named Ohio Player of the Year by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association and played in the All-Ohio North/South All-Star game. She finished her prep career with 1,692 points and 838 rebounds.

Receiving a Division I athletic scholarship to Indiana State University, Celeste went on to make the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team and All- Academic Team as well. After earning her degree in 2004, she worked toward her MBA at Maryville University, graduating in 2013. She is currently working as a project manager for Lockton Companies in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jonah Karzmer

Golf (1999)
Jonah Karzmer - Golf (1999)One of Boardman High’s all-time greatest golfers, Jonah Karzmer continues to serve as an ambassador for the sport in the local media. At BHS, Jonah was a three-time All-SVC selection, including being named conference MVP once. Jonah also earned First Team All-Ohio and National High School Coaches of America First Team All-American honors (placing 7th at the National Finals). He was also a two-time Junior State Champion at the Independent Insurance and Callaway Junior World tournaments and First Team All-American at the Nike Winter- national Junior Series in Pinehurst, NC.

Jonah entered Kent State University and as a freshman earned his varsity letter on their MAC and NCAA Championship team. After transferring to YSU, he became two-time captain of the men’s golf team there and a First Team All-Horizon League selection. In 2001, he qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championships. Since his graduation in 2004, Jonah has won eight local club championships, and in 2013 became the Greatest Golfer of the Valley Champion. He is currently co-owner of the Karzmer Insurance Agency, as well as being part of the Vindicator’s “Greatest Golfer of the Valley” committee whom he also writes a weekly column for during summer months. He lives in Poland with his wife Beth Ann and daughter Stella.

Larry Lencyk

Soccer (1999)
Larry Lencyk - Soccer (1999)A three-year letterman on our boys soccer team in the late 1990’s, Larry Lencyk played at a level that was nothing short of phenomenal, especially as a junior and senior. In eleventh grade he scored 26 goals on a 10-6-2 SVC Championship team and was named All-SVC and All-District first team. As a senior, Larry scored 32 goals on a 17-2-1 team that won the District Championship. He was chosen All-SVC, All-District, and All-State first team, playing in the Senior All-Star Game.

Suzy (Thompson) Maddock

Track (1996)
Suzy (Thompson) Maddock - Track (1996)Suzy Thompson served as the epitome of a team leader who lifted those around her to achieve their best and the team’s success. As a four-year runner at BHS, in both cross country and track and field, she did the 100m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash, and both the 800m and1600m relays. She set a school record in the 400m dash as a sophomore and captured the District championship in that event. As a junior, Suzy was All-SVC in the 200m, 400m, and both relays, as well as District champ in the 1600m relay. Her senior year, she was the All-SVC champion in the 400m and 800m relays and was given the team’s Leadership & Pride Award.

Suzy was an outstanding student and four-year member of the BHS Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Symphony Orchestra. Suzy received a full track & field scholarship to YSU, where she helped set a 1997 outdoor 4x200m relay record and went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astronomy with honors in 2001. She has since gone on to receive her Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering in 2005 from the University of Kansas. She is currently working as a senior systems engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia, were she resides with her husband, Robert Maddock and sons Jacob (8) and Tyler (6) and daughter Hannah (11 months).

Brian Mihok

Football (1995)
Brian Mihok - Football (1995)An All-SVC and All-State lineman for the Spartan football team in the early 1990’s, Brian Mihok was a two-way player who was actually named to their all-opponent team by the then-conference-rival Warren Harding team! Brian was also a National Honor Society member whose other football honors included SVC Player of the Week, WYTV Student-Athlete of the Week, and Offensive MVP by the members of his own team. He also received the Blackwatch Award for consistent excellence on defense as well.

Brian went on to play college football at Westminster, where he continued to excel as a student- athlete, making All-PAC two years. Graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1999 with a 3.89 GPA, he was given several scholar-athlete awards, including the Woody Hayes National Scholar Athlete and the first NCAA post-graduate scholarship from Westminster College. He was a two-time GTE Academic All-American and was nominated by the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame as a National Scholar-Athlete.

In 2005, Brian earned his D.O. degree from Des Moines University and currently is in private practice as a board-certified Ophthalmologist serving also as the residency Program Director for Grandview Hospital in Centerville, OH, where he lives with his wife, Mikki (BHS 1995) and daughters Mikayla and Bella.

Tom Pipoly

Football (1986)
Tom Pipoly - Football (1986)One of the greatest all-around BHS athletes of the 1980’s, Tom Pipoly earned 10 varsity letters during his high school sports career – three in football, three in basketball, and four in baseball. Tom was our starting QB in 10th and11th grades, switching to tailback as a senior. All the while, he was playing both ways as a DB, which earned him All-SVC honors in 1985. He was also a two-year All-SVC selection in baseball, named SVC Pitcher of the Year in 1986.

Enrolling at Baldwin-Wallace College after graduation, Tom played four years of football there, earning All-OAC honors as a DB in 1988 and 1989 when he was also named Pre-Season All-American. He continued his baseball career at Baldwin-Wallace as a starting pitcher for three seasons. At present, Tom is living in Medina OH and is working for Genentech USA, a Bio-Medical Company covering Northeast Ohio. He is married to Kimberlee and they have 3 sons, Zach (17), Cade (15) and Shane (13).

Matt Sammon

Baseball (2000)
Matt Sammon - Baseball (2000)Collecting eight varsity letters in his athletic career at BHS, Matt Sammon stood out in baseball as one of our all-time greats. He made All-SVC at shortstop all four years, the last three as a first-team pick. Chosen as the team captain his senior year, Matt was also named All-State Honorable Mention. Upon graduation in 2000 he held numerous baseball records, including the career hits record that still stands today.

Matt also starred as Boardman High’s QB and free safety in 11th and 12th grades, an All-SVC selection both years. He was selected All-NEO first team and All-State Special Mention as a senior, as well as serving as team captain. With a starting role at point guard in basketball for two years, including the SVC championship team of 1998, he remains the only BHS athlete to start on 3 SVC championship teams in the same year. Due to his success on and off the field, Matt was selected for the prestigious George Brownlee Award & Scholarship upon graduation.

Attending Bowling Green State University, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management with a minor in Statistics in 2005. He is currently working on his Masters at Washington University in St. Louis, where he and his wife Anne are expecting their second daughter to join them and Lexi (2) very soon. Matt is the Director of Planning for Nooter/Eriksen, a St. Louis engineering firm that operates in the energy sector.

Rob Theis

Contributor (1968)
Rob Theis - Contributor (1968)One of the greatest individual bowlers in Greater Youngstown history, Rob Theis has continued the family tradition as co-owner and manager of Boardman Bowling Lanes on Market Street in the center of the township. As such, with the advent of bowling as a state-sanctioned and governed interscholastic sport for both girls and boys, Rob has generously facilitated the BHS teams during the years they have been competing. As our practice site and home “court,” Boardman Lanes under his supervision has provided a perfect venue for the BHS bowling program.

Rob’s prowess as a bowler was evident in his youth and continued throughout his adulthood, including numerous championships and sanctioned 300 games. He has been inducted into both the Youngstown Men’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame and the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame for his achievements. A 1968 BHS graduate, Rob also earned his degree from Bliss Business College in Columbus in 1972. He and his wife, Karen reside in Boardman and have a son Billy living here and a daughter Holly living in Maryland.