Loveland, Oh. On December 13, three former athletes and a former coach were inducted into the Loveland High School Hall of Fame. Lauren Beechy-Spencer, Charlie Carpenter, Bob Fuson, Jr., and Roger Muething.
This LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV VIDEO was shot on December 13 at half-time of the Mens basketball game, and at the award reception after the game.
Lauren Beechy-Spencer could not attend the ceremony because it was the night of her sister’s wedding. A 2007 LHS graduate, she played soccer and ran cross country her junior and senior years. She was Loveland’s MVP, first team FAVC both years in soccer, and FAVC player of the year as a Senior. She was All Southwest District soccer team both years, and the player of the year as a Senior. She was also named the Enquirer soccer player of the year as a Senior and 1st Team All State. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named her to a All Region team. She was named a Scholar All-America and Soccer All American while a Tiger. She played for Ohio Premier teams that won six state cup champions and U-17 regional semifinals.
While at Ohio State she was named to the Second Team of the College Sports Information Directors of America, and ESPN’s Academic All-District women's soccer team. She was also named an OSU Scholar-Athlete and a “Academic All-Big Ten”. She was a three time winner of the Elisa S. Hamilton award while playing soccer at Ohio State,
Lauren is the only “True” All American from LHS in any sport, according to Kevin Taylor, Loveland’s Assistant Athletic Director. While at LHS he was a First Team FAVC cross-country runner her junior year and placed 33rd at the State cross-country meet that year.
At present Lauren resides in Columbus with her husband. Beechy will be awarded her plaque and honored at Loveland High School at a later date.
Charlie Carpenter attended Loveland High School from 1964 to 1968. While at Loveland, he played 3 years of varsity baseball and 4 years of varsity basketball. He also played 4 years of varsity football and team captain both his Junior and Senior years. He won the Claw Man Award his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. He also won the Tiger Man Award for Most Valuable Player both his Junior and Senior years. Carpenter was 1st Team All EHL his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. He was the first sophomore ever named to 1st Team All EHL. Carpenter was All District his Junior. and Senior years and All City his Junior and Senior years. He was an Honorable Mention Cincinnati Post/Enquirer All Star as a Sophomore and was 1st Team Offense Cincinnati Post/Enquirer All Star both his Junior and Senior years. Carpenter attended Murray State University where he played 4 years of football. He is currently employed as an assistant football coach at Bethany College in Kansas. He resides in Loveland during the off season with his wife Vickie and enjoys spending time with his son and daughter, their spouses and 5 grandchildren
Bob Fuson, Jr. graduated from Loveland High School in 1977. He played football his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. He was Team Captain his Senior year, Claw Man his Junior and Senior years and Tiger Man, which was Most Valuable Player his Senior year. Fuson was Honorable Mention All-EHL both his Junior and Senior years. He also played baseball during his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years where he was 1st Team All- EHL his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years, All City Cincinnati Post his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. and All City Cincinnati Enquirer his Junior and Senior years. Fuson Played in the East West All Star game his Senior year. He attended Motlow State and Middle Tennessee State where he played baseball. Fuson now resides in Loveland with his wife Felicia.
Coach Roger Muething received the Hall of Fame “Athletic Achievement Award” for his 30 years of coaching at Loveland High School from 1969 to 1999. While at Loveland he coached as an assistant varsity football coach for 8 years, 7 years as defensive coordinator, head JV football coach for 2 years, JV assistant for 2 years and Freshman football coach for 2 years. Muething coached JV baseball for 2 years and Freshman basketball for 4 years. He also coached as an Assistant Varsity Basketball coach for 1 year for an undefeated team. Muething coached varsity golf for 12 years where he coached the EHL Player of the Year in ’93 and ’94. His team was EHL Champs in ’94 and had an Individual State Qualifier in ’94. Again in ’96 his team was SBC Champs and had another Individual State Qualifier. Muething was EHL and City Golf Coach of the Year in 1994. He also served as Loveland’ s athletic director from 1979 through 1983. During this time Loveland had a State Qualifier in Swimming in 1981, 1982 and 1983. Muething retired from Loveland in 1999 and presently lives in Sycamore Township. He has one daughter Pam, son-in-law Mike, and three grandchildren, Jack, Emma and Hannah.