Our 1st inductee is Ms. Christine Moon:
Christine is a 2010 graduate of Western Brown High School. Christine was a standout cross country and track athlete for the Broncos. She was a 7 time SBC 1st team all-star in cross country and track. During the 2009 season, she was named the SBC America Division Runner of the Year. She set the school and SBC track record in the 3200 meter run and the steeple chase and is the co-record holder in the 5000m run in cross country. Christine is a 2 time Division I state qualifier in Indoor track where she placed 11th in the 3200m run. Ms. Moon went on to attend the University of the Cumberland’s where she ran cross country, indoor track and outdoor track all 4 years. During her 4 years at the Cumberland’s, Christine was a 4 year scholar athlete and was a Patriot Scholarship recipient. She set the school record in the 3k steeple chase. She was awarded the outstanding freshmen award in cross country in 2010. She was also honored as captain of the cross country team her senior season.
Christine graduated from the University of the Cumberland’s in 2014 with a degree in Public Health Administration and Psychology. She is currently a licensed agency sales and marketing specialist at American Family Insurance. Christine has a daughter, Lilah.
Congratulations to Ms. Christine Moon!
Our next inductee is Mr. Darryll Patrick:
Darryll is a 2009 graduate of Western Brown High School. Darryll excelled in cross country and track at WBHS. He was a 2nd team SBC selection in 2005 and was an SBC first team all-star in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He was also the SBC American Division Runner of the Year in 2008. During the spring, Darryll was a standout track and field athlete. He was a 2nd team SBC all-star selection in 2006 and 2007 and made the SBC 1st team all-star team in 2008 and 2009. Darryll was honored in 2009 as the SBC American Division Athlete of the Year in track. He was chosen All Southwest District 1st team in 2008 and 2nd team in 2009. Darryll went on to have an outstanding cross country and track career at Berea College. He was a first team KIAC all-star selection all 4 years in cross country. He was the 2010 KIAC runner of the year and was selected to the NAIA honorable mention team in 2011 and 2012. Darryll was also a 4 time KIAC all-conference selection in outdoor track at Berea.
Mr. Patrick is currently in his 5th season as the Assistant Cross Country and track coach and recruiting coordinator at Berea College. He has his bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Berea College.
Congratulations to Mr. Darryll Patrick!
Our next inductee is Ms. Lauren Davis:
Lauren is a 2010 graduate of Western Brown High School. Lauren had an outstanding career in multiple sports for the Broncos. She was an SBC 2nd team all-star in soccer in 2008. Lauren excelled in volleyball, making SBC 2nd team in 2007, SBC 1st team in 2008 and 2009 and was the SBC American Division Volleyball Player of the Year in 2008. She was also selected to the AP Southwest District 1st team and the Cincinnati Enquirer All-City team in 2008. She finished with 585 career kills in volleyball. Lauren was also a tremendous athlete on the track, being selected SBC American Division 1st team all-star in 2007, 2008 and 2009. During her outstanding high school career in multiple sports, basketball was the sport that took her to another level! She was an SBC 2nd team selection as a freshman in 2007 and was selected SBC American Division 1st team in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Ms. Davis was selected as the SBC American Division Basketball Player of the Year her junior and senior seasons. In 2009, she was selected to the D-I Southwest District Honorable Mention team as well as the Division I District 16 Honorable Mention team. During her senior season, she was chosen as a D-I Cincinnati Enquirer 1st team selection in basketball and was nominated for the D-I Southwest District Special Mention team as well. Lauren finished with 1,033 career points on the hardwood and still holds the school record of 83.5% from the free throw line for a season.
Lauren went on to play college basketball at the University of Charleston in West Virginia for 2 years and then transferred to St. Joseph’s University in Indiana and played 2 years of basketball where she graduated in 2016. Lauren scored over 1000 points during her four year college career and was 2nd team all-conference at St. Joseph’s her senior year. She has a degree in Sports Management and Business and plans on getting her Master’s in Business and pursuing a coaching career at the college level.
Congratulations to Ms. Lauren Davis!
Our next inductee is Mrs. Jeanette Cunningham Blackmond:
Jeanette is a 2010 graduate of Western Brown HS. Jeanette was a gifted basketball player, earning SBC American Division 1st team honors in 2010, while being named Captain of the basketball team her senior year. She was also named to the Brown County All-Tournament team as well. It was volleyball where Jeanette stood out on the hardwood. She gained SBC 2nd team honors her freshmen year, while being the first freshmen in Western Brown history to play on the Varsity squad as well as the only player to play on the Varsity team all 4 years at WBHS. Jeanette was named to the SBC American Division 1st team in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She was named to the Cincinnati Enquirer All City 1st team and the District 16 first team as a sophomore. Jeanette was selected to the Division I Southwest District 3rd team as a junior. During her senior year, the senior captain was named the SBC American Division Player of the Year, while leading her team to a 20 win season and a 14-0 record in league play (which was the first time in school history) and the 4th straight league title during her career. Ms. Blackmond went on to play college volleyball at William Penn University in Iowa, where she was a 3 year letter winner. Jeanette was an All Mid-Western Collegiate Conference Honorable Mention selection in 2012 and 2013. She finished with several top ten records including the all-time game attack record with a .650 %, 4th overall in matches played with 165, 7th overall in kills with 885, 8th overall in attacks with 2,495 and 4th overall in blocks with 384. Jeanette graduated from William Penn University in 2014 with a degree in Special Education. She currently is a 9th grade Intervention Specialist and Assistant Varsity volleyball coach at Western Brown High School. She is married to husband Jamal and they have one son JJ.
Congratulations to Jeanette Cunningham Blackmond!
Our final inductee is Mr. Jeff Jones:
Jeff Jones is a 1980 graduate of Georgetown HS. After graduation, Mr. Jones served 11 years in the United States Marine Corp, earning the “combat action ribbon” and the Navy Achievement Award from (1983-1993). Jeff is a member of the Georgetown HS Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding cross country and track and field accomplishments where his CC team in 1979 placed 6th in the state and he placed in the top 8 in three different track and field events in the 1980 OHSAA state track meet, earning him a spot on the OHSAA Class “A” All Tournament Team. When the Varsity track position opened up in 1999, thru the recommendation of longtime Hamersville track coach Sue Purtell, Coach Jones was hired in 2000 to be the Girls Varsity Track Coach. For the next 17 years, Coach Jones amassed 1,422 wins, 6 SBC league titles, 6 SBC Coach of the Year honors, coached 17 school track record holders out of 18 events and led numerous athletes to the Division I OHSAA Regional and State track meets. Mr. Jones was a tremendous track coach, because of the passion and work ethic he brought everyday doing something he truly loved! Jeff works at L-3 Fuzing and Ordance Systems as a Facilities Maintenance Supervisor. Jeff is married to wife Janet. Their 3 kids, Blake, Cory and Erin all graduated from Western Brown HS.
Congratulations to Coach Jeff Jones!