The Coshocton County Beacon February 15, 2017 - Page 31

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Chad Lahna , second from left , is pictured with his fellow athletic wall of fame inductees at Walsh University .
By Josie Sellers josie @ coshoctoncountybeacon . com
WEST LAFAYETTE – Ridgewood High School ’ s head baseball coach was recently honored for his contributions to his college program .
Chad Lahna was one of seven Walsh University alumni who were inducted into the 34th class of the school ’ s athletic wall of fame on Jan . 27 .
“ It was rewarding and extremely satisfying to be put in the same category as all those other athletes who came before me
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Chad Lahna , left , is pictured with Tim Mead , who coached him in baseball at Walsh University .

Ridgewood ’ s Lahna inducted into Walsh ’ s hall of fame

and excelled in the classroom and on the field ,” Lahna said .
He graduated from Ridgewood High School in 2000 and played baseball for three years at Walsh where he saw action in the outfield and on the mound .
“ I had some success in high school and was fortunate to be able to go on and play in college in a comfortable situation and get a good education at the same time ,” Lahna said .
According to Walsh ’ s website , he had a 113 career RBI , sixth-most in program
history , was named AMC North Player of the Year his senior year and was an All- AMC First Team selection after hitting . 339 with nine home runs , 58 RBI , 58 runs scored , 10 doubles , three triples , and recording a 1.02 ERA pitching . Lahna also was honored for his academics by being named an AMC Scholar Athlete and was selected as the Walsh Male Athlete of the Year . He is second in school history for RBI in a single season with 58 , is tied for third in runs for a single season with 58 , and is second on the all-time
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list for Cavalier pitchers with a 1.02 ERA . Lahna ’ s college resume also includes an All-AMC First Team selection his junior season after he hit . 316 with four home runs , 34 RBI , eight doubles , and a triple . None of this would have been possible without his family ’ s support and the coaches he ’ s had over the years .
“ The award may have my name on it , but I ’ ve always said I ’ m nothing without my coaches , my family , my teammates and my friends . A lot of people played a part in this .”

Lady Bear ’ s dominate

Sydnee Bice takes the ball up the court for the Lady Bears on Feb . 8 during their
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away game against the Lady Redskins in Coshocton . River View dominated the entire game and came home with a 72-7 win . For more photos , visit www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com .

Lady Generals top Garaway

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Autumn Brown , number 11 for Ridgewood High School , is pictured applying defensive pressure to a Garaway player during their game on Feb . 8 in West Lafayette . The Lady Generals won the game 51-41 . For more photos , visit www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com .