MacKenzie (Dirmeyer) Breymier & Joe Teeter were inducted into Mississinawa Valley 2022 Hall of Fame. (Mindy Longfellow Photo)

Mississinawa Valley Inducts Two New Members into Athletic Hall-Of-Fame

UNION CITY – In between the Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys Basketball Game on Friday January 7th vs Twin Valley two new members were inducted into the Athletic Hall-of-Fame: Joseph Teeter and MacKenzie (Dirmeyer) Breymier. 

Joseph Teeter was a 2016 graduate of Mississinawa Valley High School, who participated in Bowling, Baseball, Golf, and was the Blackhawk mascot all through high school. Joe was an accomplished athlete in all 3 sports, but especially Bowling. His junior year (2014-2015) he was the individual sectional Champion bowling a 234, 190, and 215 for a series of 639. His junior and senior year he earned 2nd-team WOHSBC All-Conference honors. His senior year, Joe was All-Ohio 1st team. He earned Highest series in the Division II Southwest District Tournament bowling a 211, 212, and 245 for a series of 668 and an average of 222.6. At districts he bowled a 226, 216, and 226 for a series of 668, an average of 222.6. Joe was the 2016 Division II State Champion Bowler, bowling a 216, 276, and 256 for a series of 748, an average of 249.3. He currently holds the highest series in State history in Division II Boys Bowling and is the ONLY State Champion at Mississinawa Valley. He currently still holds 4 school records. Highest average in a season with 205.8. Highest game with 277. Highest 2 game series with 486. AND Highest 3 game series with 748. Lastly, Joe was the Blackhawk Mascot that could do back flips and ride a unicycle, he was one of the best mascots that Mississinawa Valley has ever had!

After High School, Joseph furthered his education at Sinclair and earned an Associate Degree in Science. Joe currently resides in Boston Massachusetts as a flight attendant for JetBlue. 


MacKenzie Breymier was a 2015 graduate of Mississinawa Valley High School and participated in Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Cheer/Dance. MacKenzie was an accomplished athlete in all four sports, earning many post-season honors and holding school records in girls’ basketball. MacKenzie played on the 2015 Softball Sectional runner-up team her senior year, and was on the Dance Team that placed 3rd, 4th, and 5th at the State Dance Competition in 2011-2014 .  During her career she earned Cross County Conference and All-Ohio Southwest District Special Mention honors as a junior in Basketball and Cross County Conference Special Mention in Softball. Her junior year (2013-2014) she led Darke County and the Cross County Conference for Most Rebounds in a season for basketball and Highest Batting Average for Softball. That year she broke the school record for Most Rebounds in Season with 232. Her Senior year (2014-2015) she earned Cross County Conference 1st team and All-Ohio Southwest District Special Mention honors in Basketball and Special Mention in Volleyball. As a senior she led Darke County and the Cross County Conference for Most Rebounds in a Season and Most Points Scored in a Season. She would top her rebounding record by 4 rebounds with the school record now 236 rebounds in a season. MacKenzie currently stands 2nd in school history for Most Points scored in a season with 367 points. She stands 4th in Highest Average points scored in a season with 15.9, and 11th in career points in 3 years of varsity basketball with 655 points.

After High School MacKenzie furthered her education at Wilmington College and earned a Bachelor’s in Agriculture and Business Administration and played one year of basketball. She graduated from Wilmington in the Spring of 2019 started her career at Mississinawa Valley in Fall 2019 and is the Athletic Director.  She currently resides in Union City, OH with her husband, Jacob Breymier.

Congratulations to these two fine athletes.

Joe Teeter in his senior year won the Boys Division 2 State Championship in Bowling with a 748 and 249.3 average for 3 games still a state record in Division 2. (Dale Barger Photo)
Joe Teeter a 2016 MV graduate is the only State Champion in School History at Mississinawa. (Dale Barger Photo)
Joe Teeter was highly active and was the Hawk Mascot throughout high school for football and basketball earning him the nickname "Joe Hawk". (Dale Barger Photo)
Mackenzie Dirmeyer was highly competitive in basketball and holds several records including the schools rebounding record of 232 her junior year and 236 in her senior year. (Dale Barger Photo)
MacKenzie (Dirmeyer) Breymier a 2015 MV graduate scored 367 points her senior year the 2nd most in school history. (Dale Barger Photo)

Dale Barger / Sports Editor

Dale Barger is a lifelong sports enthusiast and has covered high school athletics for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio and now becomes sports editor for Darke County now. For 18 years Dale has been a sportswriter for The Daily Advocate and has been published in online sorts magazines and conference websites. Dale is also an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years. Dale is a member of The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and was a 2019 recipient of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Southwest District Media Service Award. Dale lives on a 72-acre farm outside of New Madison, Ohio and is married to Rita Ann (Fourman) Barger and together they have two sons and three grandkids. If you don’t see Dale at a sporting event you might catch him following his other passion – photographing nature and wildlife. Contact Darke County Now Editor Media Sports Editor Dale Barger at dbarger@darkecountynow.com.

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