The 2003 Hillsboro boys golf team was inducted into the Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday. Pictured (l-r) are team member Adam King, head coach Dan Spidel and team member Nathan Boatman. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
The 2003 Hillsboro boys golf team was inducted into the Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday. Pictured (l-r) are team member Adam King, head coach Dan Spidel and team member Nathan Boatman. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
The 2003 Hillsboro boys golf team was inducted into the Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, with two members of the state runner-up team and the head coach in attendance to represent the 2018 Hall of Fame class.

The 2003 state runner-up boys golf team includes Matt Armintrout, Drew Balser, Nathan Boatman, Adam King, Bret Rhodes and Jason Waggoner. The team was coached by Dan Spidel (varsity) and Terry McConnaughey (junior varsity).



Accepting the honor Saturday were Boatman, King and Spidel.

In 2003, the team won a South Central Ohio League title, along with a sectional championship and district championship, en route to their state runner-up finish.

During the 2003 OHSAA Division II State Boys Golf Tournament, the Indians totaled a day one score of 297 and a day two score of 281 for a 578, which remains the second-best overall team score on the Ohio State University Gray Course in state tournament history.

Balser – who was also inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2017 – set a state-record low score of 64 on 18 holes and a record low score of 30 on nine holes, winning the individual state championship in 2003.

Following the ceremony, a reception in the inductees’ honor was held in the middle school gym.