Press Release August 16, 2018
The VCHS Athletic Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce our 2018 Induction Class.
Tracey Graves (1990) was an outstanding softball player for Vinton County as a dominant pitcher. Graves compiled a record of 63-22, winning 2-TVC Championships, 2-Sectional Championships and a District Runner-Up. Tracey was also a three-year starter on the Lady Viking basketball team.
Travis Bethel (2001) was a tenacious ball carrier and defensive force for the Viking football team. He was part of the 1999 TVC Championship football team and an All Ohio selection in 2000 before continuing his career as a player and coach at Union College. Travis also was a two-year letterman in basketball and lettered in baseball.
Chris Neal (2005) was one of the most decorated sprinters in VCHS track history, twice qualifying for the state meet in the 110 High Hurdles. He also played a dynamic role on the 2004 Playoff football team as well as winning two TVC titles and a sectional crown with the Viking basketball program as a relentless defender.
Allison Graves (2010) was a superior all-around volleyball player at VCHS, highlighted by her TVC POY honor in 2009. Allison played collegiate volleyball at Ohio Valley University and Methodist University. Her athleticism and skills helped the Lady Viking basketball team win a TVC title in 2008 and District Runner up finish in 2007. Allison also excelled in softball for two seasons.
Matt Combs (2000-present) has led the Viking basketball program to a .730 winning percentage since his arrival in Vinton County. His teams have won 11 TVC titles, 8 Sectional championships, and 3 District crowns, solidifying Vinton County as one of the premier programs in the area. Matt has also coached baseball and serves as the athletic director at VCHS.
We invite the community to help us welcome and honor our 2018 Hall of Fame class on August 31 during halftime of the Vinton County and Southeastern football game.