Five inducted into WJ Athletic Hall of Fame

(Posted Jan. 19, 2021)

Photos by Jeff Pfeil, staff photographer

West Jefferson High School inducted five individuals into the West Jefferson Athletic Hall of Fame prior to the boys’ basketball game against Madison-Plains on Jan. 15.

The inductees are:

Taylor Bowman-Witteman

Taylor Bowman-Witteman (Class of 2015)–A four-year starting varsity catcher in softball, Bowman-Witteman was named player of the year, first-team all-league and all-district for four years, and first-team all-state. She helped to lead her team to three league championships.

Bowman-Witteman also was a four-year starter on the basketball team. She shares West Jefferson’s homerun record and batted over .600 as a senior.

For the past four years, she has been a member of the coaching staff for West Jefferson’s softball program.

Logan Stepp

Logan Stepp (Class of 2014)–Stepp lettered in football, basketball and baseball. A stellar senior year landed him on West Jefferson’s Top 10 lists for several categories in football: No. 1 in total offense in a single season (3,550 yards), No. 3 season leader in passing, No. 8 career leader in passing (2,164 yards), and No. 9 career total offense (3,632 yards).

He held game records for most passing yards (380) and most pass receptions (9) and still holds the game record for total offense (558 yards). In football, he was named second-team all-state, second-team all-district, special mention all-district, second-team all-league, and special mention all-league.

He attended Otterbein College where he played football for four years and continued to earn athletic and academic awards.

Carter Harris

Carter Harris (Class of 2014)–In football, Harris was named first-team all-Ohio and all-Central District, second-team Dispatch all-Metro, first-team and defensive player of the year in the Mid-State League, and the school’s tackles for loss and sack leader, all in 2013. He was a three-year varsity letter winner.

In wrestling, he was named all-Ohio, placed seventh at state, and was a three-time league champion. He was a member of the 100 Wins Club. In 2014, he was in the school’s top 10 list for winning percentage with 93 percent. He was a four-year varsity letter winner.

In baseball, he earned two varsity letters and was named first-team Madison County and Mid-State League in 2012.

Gennar Feucht

Gennar Feucht (Class of 13)–Feucht was a wrestler and played soccer for West Jefferson. In 2013, he was state wrestling champion at 132 pounds. In 2012, he finished fourth at state in the 126-pound class. In 2013, he was a four-time Mid-State League champion and a four-time sectional champion. He finished his career with 182 wins. In soccer, he was named first-team all-district and earned all-league honors three times. He was a four-time letter winner in wrestling and soccer.

K.C. Elkins

K.C. Elkins (Class of 2010)–Elkins lettered in three sports–basketball, volleyball and softball. She earned numerous honors in basketball. As a senior, she was named third-team all-state, first-team all-Mid State League Cardinal Division, and player of the year. She was a 2010 McDonald’s All-American Team nominee. She finished her senior season as West Jefferson’s all-time points leader with 1,687 points and 376 steals. After high school, she continued her basketball career at Wright State University, helping the Raiders win their first league title and first NCAA tournament berth.

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