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Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association to Welcome Dunn, Galbincea and Huber to Hall of Fame

December 21, 2019
News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass
 
 
For Immediate Release – Dec. 20, 2019
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
 
Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association to Welcome Dunn, Galbincea and Huber to Hall of Fame
Craig Dunn (Logan), Pat Galbincea (Cleveland) and Mark Huber (Wilmington) will enter OPSWA Hall of Fame March 21
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The officers of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association (OPSWA) have announced the 2020 OPSWA Hall of Fame induction class, which includes Craig Dunn from The Logan Daily News, Pat Galbincea from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Mark Huber from the Wilmington News Journal.
 
They will join 67 sports writing greats previously enshrined in the OPSWA Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Saturday, March 21 at the OHSAA boys basketball state tournament at the Schottenstein Center.
 
Biographical information for all three inductees is below. The OPSWA inducted its first Hall of Fame class in 1983. The complete list is posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/news/OPSWA/HOF
 
The OPSWA was created in 1972 to support, promote and recognize the coverage of high school sports across Ohio. More information is available at: https://www.ohsaa.org/news/OPSWA
 
Annual Writing and Photography Contest
Writing and photography entries for the annual OPSWA contest must be received at the OHSAA office by February 18, 2020. There are four divisions based on circulation size, with categories including investigative/enterprise, news story, feature story, column, game story, action photograph and portrait photograph. The contest is open to articles and photos that were published (in print or online) from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019. Additional contest details will be sent to OPSWA members in late December.
 
2020 Statewide Meeting Set for April 29
The annual OPSWA statewide meeting will be held Wednesday, April 29 at the OHSAA office (4080 Roselea Place). The results of the annual writing and photography contest will be announced, officers will make announcements and future initiatives of the OPSWA will be discussed. A complimentary lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Tim Stried. There is no cost to attend the meeting for OPSWA members.
 
2020 Hall of Fame Inductees
Craig Dunn was 15 years old when he began working part-time at The Logan Daily News and then in 1977 became the youngest sports editor of a daily newspaper in Ohio at the age of 17. Dunn also worked at the Pike County News Watchman, The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette and Hocking College before returning to the Daily News in 2004. In addition to winning awards from the Associated Press, the OPSWA and the OHSAA’s Southeast District Athletic Board, he was the director of the Logan Bobcats youth basketball program from 1979-2002 and coached Katie Smith when she was a fifth and sixth-grader before she went on to a prolific career at Ohio State, the WNBA and the Olympics and is in the OHSAA Circle of Champions.
 
Mark Huber became the sports editor of the Wilmington News Journal in 1987 after working at the newspaper since the late 1970s as a part-time sportswriter. While at the News Journal, he has served in various capacities, including editor, assistant editor, general assignment reporter and in the graphics department. In his 25 years as the sport editor, Huber has earned numerous awards from the Associated Press, the OPSWA and across the newspaper company. He lives in Wilmington with his wife, Elizabeth, and children Gehrig, Adalee and Aaron.
 
Pat Galbincea was hired by The Plain Dealer in Cleveland as a sports reporter in 1969 because of his wrestling knowledge, which he learned under three Ohio Hall of Fame members – coaches Gene Gibbons and Dick Bonacci and official Al Carroll. While he covered virtually all sports, wrestling was his specialty, earning several national awards for his wrestling coverage, including the Bob Dellinger Award as National Wrestling Writer of the Year by Amateur Wrestling News and Journalist of the Year by the National Media Wrestling Association. In 2018 Galbincea was selected to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Galbincea has been married 29 years to his wife Barbara and they have a daughter, Kristin Watkins.
 
 
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Director of Communications
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Office: 614-267-2502, ext. 124
Fax: 614-267-1677
 4080 Roselea Place
Columbus, OH 43214
 

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