Tri-Village Inducts 3 New Members into Hall of Fame

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Tri-Village 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees from the Class of 2013; Kyle Pipenger, Shaye Thomas Garno and Teha Richards Cooley. (Dale Barger Photo)

NEW MADISON – Three new members were inducted into the Tri-Village Athletic Hall-of-Fame Friday night prior to the game with Franklin Monroe.  The Patriots would win the game against the Jets 70-15.

New members inducted were all from the class of 2013 and were Teha Richards Cooley, Shaye Thomas Garno and Kyle Pipenger.

Teha Richards Cooley inducted into Hall of Fame. (Dale Barger Photo)

Teha Richards was a 4-year varsity letter winner, 1,058 career points, 265 career assists and 306 career steals.  Teha received the following post season honors:

eha Richards going over a Miami East defender in a game for a league championship. (Dale Barger Photo)

Honorable Mention AP All Ohio – 2013
2nd Team AP Southwest District – 2013
1st team District 9 Media Team – 2013
1st Team Cross County Conference – 2011, 13
2nd Team CCC – 2012
Scored 40 points in a game (Tied 3rd most in school history)
Scored 473 points in a season (Tied 5th most in school history)
Member of the 2012 – State Final Four Team
Member of Regional Runner-up Teams – 2010, 11, 13
Member of CCC Championship Team – 2011

 

Shaye Thomas Garno inducted into Hall of Fame. (Dale Barger Photo)Shaye Thomas was a 4-year varsity letter winner, 1,138 career points, 609 career assists, 558 career rebounds and 355 career steals.  Shaye received the following post season honors.

1st Team AP All Ohio – 2013
Player of the Year AP Southwest District – 2013
3rd Team AP Southwest District – 2012
Player of the Year – Daily Advocate – 2013
1st Team – District 9 Media Team – 2010, 11, 12, 13
Player of the Year – Cross County Conference – 2013
1st Team CCC – 2010, 11, 12, 13
Member of the State Final Four Team – 2012
Member of the Regional Runner-up Teams – 2010, 11, 13
Member of CCC Championship Team – 2011

Shaye Thomas shown getting to the rim in a game against Franklin Monroe. (Dale Barger Photo)

Kyle Pipenger participated in basketball and baseball.

Basketball achievements was a 4-year varsity letter winner, 1379 career points, 53.9% career FG% and 84.1% FT%. Kyle received the following post season honors:

2nd Team AP All Ohio – 2013
1st Team AP Southwest District – 2013
3rd Team AP Southwest District – 2012
1st Team District 9 Media Team – 2012, 13
Player of the Year District 9 – 2013
Player of the Year Daily Advocate 2012, 13
Winter Athlete of the Year – Darke County 2012
Player of the Year – Palladium Item – 2013
1st Team Palladium Item – 2012
Honorable Mention Palladium Item – 2011
Player of the Year Cross County Conference – 2012, 13
1st Team All CCC – 2011, 12, 13
All-Tourney Team Jet Holiday Tournament – 2012, 13 (MVP)
Ohio North/South All Star Game – 2013
Member of the 2013 Regional Runner Up Team
CCC Champions – 2010, 13

Kyle Pipenger inducted into Hall of Fame. (Dale Barger Photo)

Kyle went on to play basketball at Huntington University and Indiana University East.

Kyle played his first two seasons at Huntington University, started 30 out of 60 games, scored 310 points, making 49% of his field goal, 47% of his three-point field goal and 86% of his free throws. He was part of Huntington’s team that advanced to NAIA division II men’s basketball national championship as a freshman. He was selected to the Ness brothers holiday tournament team as a sophomore.

Kyle then played his last two seasons at IU East starting 42 out of 70 games, scoring 588 points, making 48% of his field goals, 49% of his three-point field goals and 83% of his free throws. He was part of the IU East team that advanced to the NAIA division II men’s basketball National Championship Final Four as a junior and the elite eight as a senior. He was 2nd in the Nation in three-point field goals at 52%.

He was named to the All-River States Conference, was the River States conference player of the week, selected for the NABC-NAIA televised shoot and slam national three-point contest in Kansas City. Kyle is currently ranked number one in IU East school history with .493 career three-point field goal percentage.

Kyle Pipenger is shown driving to the basket between two Jackson Center defenders at UD Arena in a District Final Game. (Dale Barger Photo)

In addition to a highly credentialled and accomplished basketball career Kyle was active in baseball as well.

4 Year Varsity Letter Winner
Career Runs Scored – 110
Career Hits – 127
Career RBI – 76
Career Stolen Bases 67
Career Complete Games Pitched – 13
Career Strikeouts – 159
Career Pitching Wins – 18
Pitched a No-Hitter
1st Team Cross County Conference – 2011, 12, 13
2nd Team CCC – 2010
2nd Team Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association – 2012, 13

Congratulations to the newest members of the Tri-Village Athletic Hall of Fame.