Sroufe, McGraw, Billiter will join Elida Hall of Fame


First Posted: 1/5/2015

Raymond Sroufe, Jenni McGraw and Chrissy Billiter will be inducted into Elida High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 17.

The ceremony will include a 1 p.m. luncheon and introduction of the inductees at the boys basketball game that night against Archbold at the Elida Fieldhouse.

Sroufe, a 1959 graduate, earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and track.

He was a member of a baseball team that made it to the state championship game and pitched a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts against Lafayette. He was first-team All-City and second-team All-Allen County in basketball and played every position but tackle during his football career.

McGraw, a 1992 graduate, played basketball and softball. She had 993 career points and was first-team All-Western Buckeye League and third-team All-Ohio in basketball. She was the Lima Player of the Year. She went on to score 1,497 points in her career at the University of Findlay.

Billiter, a 1995 graduate, played basketball, volleyball and softball. She is the career scoring leader at Elida in basketball with 1,875 points. She was first-team All-Ohio and a four-time first-team All-WBL selection. She was first-team All-WBL twice in volleyball and softball.

She went on to play four years at Bowling Green State University. She is currently co-coach of Elida’s girls basketball team and has coached basketball and softball at the junior high level.

Tickets to the luncheon honoring the inductees cost $20 and are available at the high school activities office.

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