The 37th Annual Buddy LaRosa High School Sports Hall of Fame - Ron Krechting

Elder's Ron Krechting earned eight varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball during his brilliant prep career with the Panthers. In his gridiron career, the QB posted a 49.5% passing completion rate – in the days before passing was commonplace. He tossed 30 touchdowns, passing for 3,543 yards and was named 1st team all-city and all-GCL in both 1967 and 1968. In basketball, Ron, a guard, scored 625 points in his three-year career, helping lead the Panthers to a 60-9 record during that stretch. He was named 2nd team all-GCL and all-city as a senior.

In baseball, Ron led the Panthers in hitting as a junior (.307) and pitching (1.00 ERA in 1967 and 0.50 ERA in 1968). He posted a 29-13 career pitching record which included a 4-0 no-hitter against St. Xavier. He was a 1st team all-GCL at shortstop. Ron went on to play on a football scholarship at then-Division I University of Dayton. He started the last 25 games, posting a 13-12 record. Ron has played amateur softball and 7-man tag football in Greater Cincinnati for more than 20 years. Ron, who lives in Delhi, is retired from the Hudepohl Brewing Co. He has one son, Michael (41).

Date Recorded: 
06/24/2012