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by Matt Triplett, Athletic Director

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The purpose of the Parkway Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics, by virtue of athletic performance on athletic teams, or by meritorious service. 


  1. A nominee will be considered for induction into the Parkway Athletic Hall of Fame, ten years after their class graduation and/or one year after completion of employment with Parkway Local Schools.
  2. Nominees must have demonstrated good citizenship and meritorious service to Parkway Schools.
  3. The nominee must have excelled in the field of athletics as a performer, coach, administrator, or other worthy contributions.



  1. The committee (11 members) shall consist of the Athletic Director, High School Principal, one board member, three head coaches, one current high school teacher, three community members, and one member of the Parkway Athletic Boosters.
  2. The selection committee shall be chaired by the Athletic Director.



  1. Nominations for Hall of Fame consideration shall be in writing and on the official nomination form, which is available in the Parkway Athletic Office upon request and on the Parkway Local Schools website.  Nominations may be originated by any member of the Parkway community, Parkway alumni, family members or interested persons. 
  2. All nominations should be sent to the Parkway Athletic Director, 400 Buckeye St., Rockford, Ohio 45882.
  3. Once nominated the candidate will remain under consideration for ten years.
  4. Nominations are due by September 30th each year.
  5. The first year seven nominees will be inducted.  Each year after no more than three nominees will be inducted.
  6. The Athletic Director will review nominations and compile accurate information which will be distributed to the selection committee prior to meeting in November.
  7. The Selection Committee will meet in November to vote on inductees into the Parkway Hall of Fame.
  8. All eleven members of the Selection Committee must be present at the November meeting.
  9. The selection committee will meet in November and individually arrange nominees’ names in order of preference.  The top three (except for the initial year which will be seven) will be placed on a second ballot and voted on individually. A 2/3 approval of the selection committee is needed for acceptance into the Parkway Hall of Fame.


  1. The time of induction into the Parkway Hall of Fame shall be during halftime of a home boys’ basketball game in January or February.
  2. Each inductee will receive a plaque bearing his/her likeness as well as a written dialogue documenting his/her accomplishments.  A duplicate plaque will be added to the existing Hall of Fame Plaques displayed at the High School.
  3. The inscription shall read:  “In recognition of outstanding athletic accomplishments, honor and service to Parkway Schools; the names and likenesses of those so honored and forever enshrined in the Parkway Athletic Hall of Fame”.
  4. The Athletic Director will handle all arrangements for the ceremony and banquet to be held after the game. 



Parkway Alumni Inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame, Year 2013, on February 8, 2014

Two former outstanding athletes from Parkway were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame, on February 8, 2014 during the Parkway game with Perry.

Presenting the  plaques to Shawnette (Byer) Metzger 1990 grad and Neil Shaffner 1987 grad, were their coaches: Todd Henkle and Mike Schumm. These two join the ranks of other superior athletes from Parkway High School who are now honored ~ Congratulations to Shawnette and Neil!

Shawnette (Byer) Metzger graduated from Parkway in 1990.  She was First Team All-State in Volleyball during her senior year and Honorable Mention All-State in Volleyball during her junior year. She earned First Team All-MAC honors in volleyball during her junior and senior years. Shawnette was First Team District 8 as a senior in Volleyball. She was Player of the Year in the Midwest Athletic Conference in Volleyball during her Senior Year. A member of the Volleyball Teams that finished as Regional Runners-up in 1989, she currently hold the school record in Volleyball for aces in a season with 77 and serve reception with 92%. Earning three varsity letters in Volleyball, three varsity letters in Basketball and two Varsity letters in Track, she currently holds the school record in Basketball for most assists in a career with 310 and most assists in a game with 12. Shawnette was a member of the 4 x 200 meter relay team that finished third at the Regional Track Meet. She attended Southwestern Michigan Junior College for two years where she was named First Team All-American in Volleyball. Shawnette then attended Nicholls State University for three years and was named Honorable Mention All-American in Volleyball.


Neil Shaffner graduated from Parkway in 1987. He was named All-Ohio in Baseball during his senior year and was the Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year in Baseball in 1987. Neil earned First Team All-MAC honors in baseball during his junior and senior seasons. He was a member of the 1987 State Championship Team and the 1985 MAC Championship Team in Baseball. Earning three varsity letters in Baseball and one in Cross Country, he currently holds the school record at Parkway for highest batting average in a season at .575, most stolen bases in a career with 62, most stolen bases in a season with 48, and most walks in a season with 30. Neil attended Union College where he was named All-Conference in 1992 and 1993. While attending Union College he led the Bulldogs in Runs Batted In from 1991-1993 with 165, and led the league with 10 home runs in 1992. He set a NAIA record by playing 138 consecutive games without committing and error. Neil was a member of the Continental World Series team that finished National Runners-up in 1992. Click on smaller thumbnail pictures to enlarge them.

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