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).