Bob Tomanek

Bob Tomanek, a 1955 graduate of Avon Lake High School, was an all-around four sport athlete. He was a varsity starter for three years in football, earning three letters; a varsity starter in basketball two years, earning three letters; a varsity performer in track for two years, earning two letters; and a varsity performer in baseball, possibly his strongest sport, for four years.

In football he captained the team his junior and senior years and was one of the leading scorers in Lorain County; in basketball he averaged 11 points a game, starting at guard on two excellent teams; in track he was the Lorain County Champion in two individual events (the 800 yard dash and the long jump) and a member of the Championship mile relay team. Although Avon Lake did not give out varsity letters in baseball until 1958, Bob did start for four years, three as a catcher for some of the best pitchers in Avon Lake history, and became one of the area’s best pitchers his senior year, when he led his team to the District finals at Kent. He concluded his career with a no-hitter in his final contest.

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