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ViewHamilton Local Schools
Jobes, Miller, and Sewell make up 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class
 
This week, the Hamilton Local School District Department of Athletics inducted three new members into its Hall of Fame. Making up the Class of 2019 are Al Jobes, Mal Miller, and Jeff Sewell (Award of Merit). These Rangers had a significant impact in their time at Hamilton Township. Read their bios below:
 
Winfield (Al) Jobes is the son of Malcolm and Nora Miller. He has a brother, Malkahn Miller, and a sister, Aisha Russell, who also attended HTHS. Al grew up in the Town Green sub-division and attended Hamilton Local School District from 1979-1989, and is a proud graduate of the HTHS Class of 1989.

As a Ranger, Al was a prolific track and field and basketball participant, while competing in the 110-meter high hurdles, 300-meter intermediate hurdles, long jump, high jump, 200 and 800 meter runs.
 
He earned numerous first place trophies, medals and most valuable player accolades at various league, district, regional and state meets. Al competed his junior and senior year in the OHSAA State track and field Tournament held at Ohio State University in the 110-meter high hurdles, high jump and long jump.

He also earned starting positions in football and basketball. Al received two varsity letters in basketball, one in football and three for track and field.  

Some of his high school athletic achievements include:  
Mid State League - Most Valuable Player – Track
Mid State League - 1st Team – Track
Mid State League - Team Most Valuable Player – Track
Dispatch Runner of the Week – Track
4th Place - OHSAA 110 Meter High Hurdles
5th Place - OHSAA 110 Meter High Hurdles

After graduating from HTHS, Al attended Youngstown State University on a track scholarship, and later transferred to Ohio State University. Al currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his fiancée, Allison Rader, and is the father of two children, Jalen and Karaya Jobes.


Malkahn (Mal) Miller is the son of Malcolm and Nora Miller. Malkahn has a brother, Winfield (Al) Jobes, and a sister, Aisha Russell, who also attended Hamilton Township High School. Mal grew up in the Town Green sub-division and attended Hamilton Local School district from 1982-1995, and is a proud graduate of the HTHS Class of 1995.
 
As a Ranger, Mal was a prolific track and field and football participant, competing in the 110-meter high hurdles, 300-meter intermediate hurdles, 400-meter run, 4X400 relay, 4X100 relay, long jump and the high jump. 
 
He earned numerous first place trophies, medals and most valuable player accolades at various league, district, regional and state meets. Mal competed his senior year in the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships held at Ohio State University in the 110 meter high hurdles, 300 meter intermediate hurdles, 4x400, and 4x100 meter runs.  
 
He also earned starting positions in football at defensive end and punter positions. Mal was also a starter on the basketball team. He received one varsity letter in basketball, two in track as well as two in football.

Some of Mal’s high school athletic achievements include:                  
Mid State League (x2) - 1st Team – Football
All-Ohio - 2nd Team - Football – Punter
Mid State League - Team Most Valuable Player – Track
3rd Place - OHSAA 110 Meter High Hurdles

Mal is currently working for the Gahanna School District, and resides in Grove City with his fiancée Laura Frost, and is the father of one child, Nora Miller.
 
Jeff Sewell (Award of Merit) is a lifetime Ranger having been born and raised here in Columbus, Ohio. He is a 1984 HTHS Graduate. Jeff is one of four boys (Brian, HTHS class of 1978, Gregg, HTHS class of 1981 and Tim, HTHS class of 1986) born to Sharron and Harold Sewell. They were one of the first families to purchase a home in the newly-created Hamilton Meadows in the early ‘60s. Jeff developed a love for sports at a very early age. He carried his passion into his middle and high school years at Hamilton, while competing as a member of the football, basketball and track and field teams.

While at Hamilton, he met his wife, Susan (HTHS class of 1983) and they married in 1991. They decided to stay in Hamilton Township to remain close to family and friends. Jeff and Susan are the proud parents of Hannah (HTHS class of 2013) and Hailey (HTHS class of 2017). It was during his daughters’ years at Hamilton that Jeff became more of a fixture at various athletic events. In 2005, Jeff and a couple of his friends were asked to take over as “The Chain Gang.” They’ve been at it ever since. Football Friday Night is definitely a highlight for them.

When Jeff’s oldest daughter decided to run track at Hamilton Middle School, he was approached by the coach about helping to run some home events. “It’s simple,” he said.  Jeff and his family quickly became the “Sewell Long Jump Pit Crew,” and have been measuring, raking, and tallying winners for a decade.

Being co-owner of The Obetz Dairy Queen has been a great way for Jeff to continue his support of our schools. Not only does he hire Hamilton Township students to work in their store, but it’s not uncommon to find Jeff passing out free Dilly Bars to our teams at various sporting events. During the annual “Volley for the Cure” game, you will find Jeff selling those now famous Pink Dilly Bars to help raise funds for The Susan G. Komen Foundation. His efforts didn’t stop there because he expanded it to blue Dilly Bars for our Autism Awareness basketball game to raise funds to benefit local autism charities.

Jeff was raised to always think about others and help when there is need. He has succeeded in doing that as both a son, a father, and a community member in the place he will always call home...Hamilton Township.

Jeff is very honored to be receiving the Ranger Athletic Award of Merit, and thanks everyone in his Ranger Family for the distinction!
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