Do you remember Dick Ernst? Dick graduated in 1950 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.
Dick participated in the following sports:
Dick Ernst won a total of 12 letters at Withrow in baseball, basketball, football and track. He was a catcher and captain of the 1950 State Championship team while attaining an incredible .435 batting average. In track, he was the city champion in the 220 dash and a member of the National Champion Junior Olympic team in 1948-1949. Dick was a member of the National Champion 880 relay team and was the Junior Olympic National Champion in the 220. He was a two-time all-city football player and as a running back, led the city in scoring his junior year. In 1950, Dick was named Withrow Athlete of the Year.
Dick was awarded an athletic scholarship to Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, he played football and baseball and led the Big Ten in batting in 1954. Later, Dick was an athletic director, baseball coach and administrator in the Oak Hills high school system in Cincinnati for 30 years. He was inducted into the LaRosa’s Hall of Fame in 1995 and into the Cincinnati Public High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.