2023 HOF Inductees


Kris King

Baseball (2001)
Kris KingWith a muscular build and prodigious swing, Kris King was one of BHS baseball’s greatest sluggers. Lettering three of four years inthe program, Kris made All-Steel Valley Conference three times as well. He finished his senior year by being named to the All-Vindicator Team, All-City Team and was a participant in the Ohio State All-Star Game. He still holds the school records for home runs, and Runs Batted In for a single season and holds the career marks in those same two statistical categories. He also lettered two years in Varsity Football while at BHS and was selected Honorable-Mention All-State in Football before he graduated in 2001.

He went on to attend Sante Fe Community College before transferring to Flagler Collegewhere he graduated in 2005. He now resides in Jacksonville, FL where he works as a teacher and coaches baseball.

Liz Lindsley

Track & Field (1985)
Liz LindsleyIn the 1980’s BHS girls’ track was taking off under the direction of a new young head-coach named Denise Gorski, and Liz Lindsley helped spark that movement. A shot put and discus star, Liz set school records in both events, qualifying for the State Track Meet her senior year after placing 1st at the Regionals in the discus and qualifying in the shot put as well. She earned All-Ohio honors for her 4th place finish at State in the discus throw.

Liz enrolled at Malone College and threw the shot put and discus all four of her years there.Receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work in 1989, she later earned her Master of Arts atWest Virginia University in 1990. She recently retired from Federal Law Enforcement and is a part-time instructor at North Carolina Wesleyan University, residing in Stern, NC with her spouse Gloria Lindsley.

Richard Lape

Track & Field/Cross Country (2007)
Richard LapeLike his twin brother, Richard Lape helped make his family surname part of the legacy of theBHS Track & Cross Country programs. Rick lettered four years in both sports, running both relays and long distance in track. He set the District Medley Record as a freshman, reached 8th place atState as a sophomore, and capped off his high school career as the BHS 800m record setter, won 1st Place in the 4×800 relay at the Midwest Meet of Champions (with BHS records in the 4×400 and 4×800), and placing 7th at the OHSAA State Meet in the 800m run.

Rick went on to run at YSU, where he earned three letters in XC and track, making AllHorizon League and helping to set the school record in the 4×800 relay. He is presently a Master Sergeant on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, still competing in long-distance races and acting as a public advocate for running in our community. As NCOIC of Manpower and Personnel at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, he resides in Hubbard with his wife Kari and four children.

Dave Pavlansky

Dave PavlanskyThe oldest of a family of brothers who have carried on the legacy of their father, DavePavlansky came to Boardman in 1989 with a solid resume of football coaching at the secondary and collegiate levels. Dave developed a growing interest in running and therefore the sport of track and field, including cross country. The rest is a long and successful history: Head Boys Track Coach from  2000-2011, including 3 Federal League Titles, 3 SVC Titles, 7 District Championships, 14 appearances in National Championship Meets, and Head Boys Coach of Ohio’s AllStar Track Team three times. He was District Coach of the Year in 2002, Federal League Coach of the Year 3 times, and Mahoning Valley Coaches Association Coach of the Year 5 times.

As Cross Country Head Coach from 1999-2008, Dave compiled a 288-19 regular season record, and was named Ohio’s Coach of the Year in 2007. All these years saw him turn out District, Regional, and State individual champions in both sports as well as two Nike All-Americans in track & field. Since 2013, Dave has been the U.S.A. Track & Field’s Coordinator for Coaching Education in the Midwest Region, Meet Manager for the NEO Regional & Spartan Invitational XC meets, and Recipient of the USA Track & Field Ron Buss Service Award. In addition to this and his varied teaching responsibilities in the BHS English Department, he also served as President of the Boardman Education Association from 2008-2014. Dave and his wife Kathy reside in North Lima and have a grown son, David and daughter, Sarah. 

Donald (Rusty) Morrisroe

Tennis (1972)
Don (Rusty) MorrisroeOne of the great BHS tennis players in the early 1970’s, Rusty Morrisroe lettered all four years he attended Boardman. He was a two-time Regional Champion, and was ranked as the third best singles player in Northeast Ohio. His senior year, Rusty finished 2nd in the OHSAA State Tournament in doubles, having reached the quarterfinals in 11th grade. He was ranked eighth in doubles in the Midwest Region, comprised of five states, and was the top ranked player in doubles in NEO. He graduated from BHS in the top 2% of his class of over 550 students.

Rusty attended Miami (OH) University and graduated in 1976 before enrolling at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he received his legal degree in 1979. He continues to practice law in the Cincinnati area where he lives with his wife, Barbara. They have two adult children, Erin (Federico), who makes her home in Chicago, Illinois and son, Kyle, who resides in the Columbus area.

Tim Morrow

Golf (2006)
Tim MorrowTim Morrow began his career at BHS by making 1st-Team All-Steel Valley on a boys’ team that qualified for the State Tournament in his freshman year. From there, Tim became an Steel Valley Conference Medalist, District Champion, and State Qualifier as a sophomore, finishing 10th at State and making 2nd-Team All-Ohio. He was 1st-Team All-Federal League his junior year and as a senior was named Federal League Player of the Year.Tim attended Youngstown State University on a golf scholarship and lettered there for four years, serving as Team Captain in his junior season when he was also named Cleveland PD Golf Player of the Year. He moved on after graduating in 2011 to pursue an MBA at YSU, which he achieved in 2013. Tim currently serves as District Sales Manager for Nucor Steel in Illinois.

Courtney (Schiffauer) Passas

Basketball (2008)
Courtney PassasArguably Boardman Girls Basketball’s “G.O.A.T.”, Courtney Schiffauer led her teams to numerous championships, including their first ever appearance in the Final Four in Columbus in 2005. One of the select few girls (or boys) to score over 1,000 points in her career, Courtney amassed over 2,000 points before she graduated in 2008. She earned 1st-Team All-Federal League and All-NEO honors three years in a row, and capped off her senior year by making All-State 2nd-Team, was the OHSCBA Division I Player of the Year, and won the division A-l Beach Classic MVP Award.

Courtney went on to play for five years at Michigan State, where she was a two-year team captain, Big Ten Champion and “Hustle Award’ winner, starting all 34 games her senior year. She received her degree from MSU in 2013 and is presently an elementary physical education/reading teacher in the Columbiana (Village) School District. She is still actively involved in coaching and instructing basketball players in the area. She and her husband Georgemichael Passas live in Boardman with their son Leonidas.

Evan Klepec

Football / Track & Field (2008)
Evan KlepecA star at BHS in both football and track & field, Evan Klepec excelled both with his strength and skill as a lineman and discus thrower. Evan lettered in football three years, was named 1st Team All-State, All-Northeastern Ohio, and All-Federal League his senior year. He also received the National Football Foundation Northeast Ohio Chapter Scholar-Athlete Award and was selected to play in the annual North-South All-Star football game in the spring of 2008. Evan also earned four track letters at BHS, was a two-time State Finalist in the discus, two-time Federal League Champion, and placed 13th in the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals.

He played football at Miami of Ohio, where he earned two varsity letters and was a part of the 2010 Mid-American Conference and GoDaddy.com Bowl Championship football team. Graduating in 2013, he began working with the Northern Illinois University Huskies, helping numerous teams to MAC Championships and post-season success, most recently the 2021 MAC Championship Huskie Football team. Evan recently became the Assistant Athletic Director for Equipment Services at Northwestern University. He and his wife Daniela Torres reside in Dekalb, IL.

Jacob Lape

Track & Field / Cross Country (2007)
Jacob LapeThe name Lape has become synonymous with Boardman Track and Cross Country, and Jake was one sibling who helped make this happen. Between the two sports, Jake has held, or still holds, several BHS, County, and District records, including: 4x400m and 4x800m relays and four different cross country course records. As team captain of both squads, he was a State Qualifier in 2005 and 2006 in XC, 3-time Federal League 1st Team selection, and was named 2007 Mahoning County Cross Country Male Athlete of the Year by the Greater Youngstown Track Officials Association. In track Jake was All-Ohio and a three-time National Qualifier in the 4×800 relay.

He attended YSU on a track scholarship, where he ran XC and steeplechase and was named All-Horizon League in both events. Earning his bachelor’s degree in 2012, Jake began a law enforcement career and is a Supervisor with the Ohio Dept. of Taxation Criminal Investigation Division, recently graduating from the Ohio Governor’s Leadership Academy. Jake also has a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. He holds the YSU Police Academy 1.5-mile all-time record, helps coach boys and girls track at BHS, and lives in Boardman with his wife Katie and four children.

Jennifer (Hlebovy) Church

Volleyball (2003)
Jennifer ChurchAs a four-year letter winner in volleyball, Jen Hlebovy assembled a career second to none in school history. She made 1st-Team All-Steel Valley Conference and 1st-Team All-District three times, culminating her senior year being named Vindicator All-Star Volleyball Performer of the Year. She was also selected that year to play in the Division I Ohio All-Star Volleyball Match. All of this is in addition to her accomplishments as a BHS basketball star for 4 years when she earned 2nd-Team All-SVC and All-North East Ohio.

Jen went on to play four years of volleyball at Hiram College, where she received her undergraduate degree in 2007. In 2021 she was inducted into the Hiram College Athletic Hall of Fame for volleyball and later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of South Florida. She is currently an 8th grade STEM educator at Tiffin (OH) Middle School where she resides with her husband Tom Church (Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Tiffin University) and three children, Harrison, Evelynn, and Vincent.

Conner O’Halloran

Swimming (2008)
Conner O’HalloranWhile the O’Halloran name may be synonymous with swimming in Boardman, Conner O’Halloran not only followed his father and brothers into the sport but distinguished himself with his own record setting championship career at BHSConner swam for the Spartans Swim Team for four years, emerging as a leader and serving as captain in his senior yearIn each of his four years at Boardman, Conner qualified for the state championship meet in individual and relay events. His swims qualified for elite status as a two time All American in the 50 yard freestyle and the 200 yard free relay, setting several pool and meet records in the process. During his career, Conner was a fouryear letterman; earning Academic All-State and All-Ohio Swimming honors each year. He was also named Federal League Swimmer of the Year and NEAC Male Swimmer of the Year.

After graduating with honors in 2008, Conner gained a swimming scholarship at Eastern Michigan University, later transferring to YSU where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in Allied Health concentrating in Emergency Medical Technology. He later obtained a Master’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky Univ. in Emergency Management.Conner is currently a Captain/Paramedic at the Cardinal Joint Fire District as well as an Assistant Chief at the Western Reserve Joint Fire District. He has received commendations for work at both departments including a medal of gallantry for rescuing and saving the life of a man trapped in a fire. Conner swims competitively in the Ohio Police and Fire games and coaches swimming at the Boardman Tennis and Swim Club. He resides in Boardman with his wife Jessica and their three children.