(Posted Sept. 20, 2023)
On Sept. 29, London City Schools will recognize this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees in a ceremony prior to London High School’s home football game. The official induction will take place on Sept. 30 in the high school gym.
Tickets to the Sept. 30 event are $20 and include dinner. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 21 to reserve tickets. Doors open at 6 p.m. The induction ceremony starts at 7.
The 2023 Hall of Fame class includes:
• Bob Reynolds (Class of 1956)
Reynolds earned five varsity letters during his time at London High School, three in basketball and two in baseball. He was selected to the Dispatch All Mid Six Team in basketball. Additionally, he was the leading scorer for the All Mid Six League and served as team captain. In baseball, he was the team captain.
After high school, Reynolds was very involved in horse racing. In 1980, he was Breeder of the Year and had the Horse of the Year. He is U.S. Navy veteran.
• Miles Nixon (Class of 1998)
Nixon earned seven varsity letters in high school, four in golf and three in basketball. In golf, he led the Buckeye Athletic Conference in points during the 1995 season. He won the individual league title and was named to the All Central District team three times and the All League team four times.
After high school, Nixon attended Urbana University where he was a three-year captain of the golf team, earned first team All Conference three times, was the 1999 Ohio Public Golf Association junior champion, and led the program to a 92-6 record his senior year. For his efforts, he was inducted into the Urbana University Hall of Fame. After his college days, he caddied for Birdie Kim when she won the 2005 LPGA U.S. Open Championship.
• Bryan Robinson (Class of 2004)
Robinson lettered four times in basketball and one time in track and field. During his basketball career, he earned second team All State (2004) and honorable mention All State (2003). He also earned first team All District two times, first team All League two times, and is in the Top 5 in program history for rebounds and field goal percentage. He was a regional qualifier in track and field, throwing the shot put.
After high school, Robinson played basketball at Morehead State University for one year and finished his college career at Shawnee State University where he lettered three times.
• Sarra Taylor (Class of 2014)
Sarra earned eight varsity letters in high school, four in cross country and four in track and field. In cross country, she was the Div. II state champion in 2011. She was a state qualifier in 2012 and 2013 (fifth place). She holds the London High School record with a time of 18:19 (5K). She was named All League and All District four times each in cross country. She was named All Conference 14 times and All District four times in track.
After high school, Taylor ran at Miami (Ohio) University where she lettered in track once. She has been a track and cross country coach at London on numerous occasions.
• Michael Johnson (Class of 2016)
Johnson earned three varsity letters in football and one in track and field. During his senior season of football, he was named the 2015 Div. IV Offensive Player of the Year. He was named All-Ohio and was a finalist for Ohio Mr. Football. He holds the school record for single season yardage (2,989) and the single-game record of 407 yards. He earned first team All Mid-State League and first team All Central District, as well as Offensive Player of the Year for the Central District.
In track, Johnson was a state qualifier in the 100-meter dash. He was league champion in the long jump and 100-meter dash, as well as runner-up in the 200-meter dash. He qualified for regionals in all three events.