This Friday the Beech Grove High School Athletic Department will be honoring Josh Fryar with his Marion County Athlete of the Year award, his framed All-American jersey, and a Beech Grove commemorative plaque. Fryar, a 2020 graduate, was a three-sport athlete at Beech Grove and played his first year with the Ohio State Buckeyes football team this season. Last spring Fryar was on track to compete in the regional tournament with the varsity basketball team and would have likely competed in the state track and field meet for discus and shot-put until Covid disrupted athletics across the state. Josh is our current school record holder in both events with 52’4.5″ in the shot put and 157’7″ in the discus. Even with spring athletics put on hold, his consistent performance on the field and on the court that year was enough to earn the highest recognition from the Marion County Athletic Association. As an all-conference, all-county, and all-state athlete Josh’s contribution to Beech Grove Athletics was significant. We are excited that we can finally recognize Fryar’s accomplishments with the community and his family. The recognition will take place this Friday between the boys’ JV and Varsity basketball games against Triton Central.
With last year’s cancellations, the boy’s basketball season was also left hanging in suspense. The team had just won their second sectional championship in as many years. For the seniors on the team, their season was abruptly ended. This was a tough blow to those student-athletes who had aspirations of fighting their way to the state tournament. As a school community, we were not able to properly celebrate the team’s sectional championship and honor those seniors who led their team. In addition to Fryar’s recognition on Friday, we’d also like to formally congratulate the 2020 varsity basketball team, Coach Renfro, and his staff.
As mentioned above, the recognitions will take place between the JV and Varsity games at approximately 7:00 pm. Tickets for Friday’s game will be offered to players’ families first. If we have not reached our 25% capacity by Friday we will release the ticket code via our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.
If you would like to view the games and recognitions on Friday evening via the live stream please check into the YouTube channel linked here.