ARCANUM – Three new members will be inducted into the Arcanum Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 21.
Brenda (Denlinger) Doehrel from the Class of 2006, Rex Karns from the class of 1956 and Brooke (Strayer) Hoying from the class of 2006 are this year’s honorees.
Doehrel was highly involved in both academics and athletics during her time at Arcanum High School. She received 12 varsity letters playing volleyball, basketball and softball. She also actively participated in band throughout high school.
During her athletic career at Arcanum, Doehrel was nominated as the 2005 Cross County Conference softball player of the year, was named to the 2005 volleyball all-district and all-CCC teams and received the 2005 YMCA Junior Athlete Award. Doehrel graduated in the top 10 of her class and currently holds the career blocks record in volleyball.
After high school, she went to college at Capital University where she played volleyball and graduated cum laude with degrees in accounting and financial economics. Doehrel is married to Grant Doehrel and has two children, Elaina and Drew, and resides in Delaware, Ohio. She became a certified public accountant and works as an Enterprise Risk Manager at Alliance Data in Columbus.
Karns (deceased) was an athletic standout at Arcanum in basketball and baseball. He also was a member of the track and field and cross country teams. Among his athletic accomplishments was his being a part of the 1956 state championship basketball team.
Karns enlisted in the United States Army upon graduation from high school and served in Korea. He continued his love of baseball by playing for the I Corps.
He was involved in the Arcanum community through the Jaycess and Arcanum Athletic Boosters. He played on the first ever winning tournament team at Beechwood Golf Course.
Karns was married to Sue Karns and together they had five children. He was a grandfather to 11 and a great-grandfather to 13.
Hoying graduated in 2006 from Arcanum where she participated in many sports. She was a member of the cross country, basketball, softball and track teams and was a cheerleader. She received a total of 15 varsity letters and numerous athletic awards during her high school career.
Hoying received all-conference honors in cross country all four years and advanced to district and regional meets. She was a member of the softball team that won the CCC her junior year.
Her greatest accomplishments came in track. She competed at the state level for three years in the 300-meter hurdles. She placed fourth at state her freshman year and won state champion her senior year in the 300-meter hurdles. She holds school records in the 300-meter hurdles and was a member of the school record holding 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams.
Hoying attended college at The Ohio State University, receiving her master of occupational therapy. She and her husband, Mitchel, currently reside in Miamisburg.
An induction ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the small gym with a reception immediately following in the library. The formal induction ceremony will be conducted between the reserve and varsity boys basketball game. Tip off time for the game is 6 p.m.