Frankie Sanders  1975

Frankie Sanders 1975

2007 Inductees
Frank had an illustrious basketball career that began at Stivers. As a senior, Frankie averaged 33.9 pts & 20 rebounds per game with a carrer high of 50. He was the first player in the history of Dayton to average over 30 pts./game and was "High School All American." In the State Finals in 1975 the Tigers lost in overtime. Frank was "Mr. Basketball in the State of Ohio". He attended Southern University where his career flourished. In his freshman year he averaged 25.6 pts/game and 10 rebounds. His sophomore year he averaged 26 pts./game and 10.5 rebounds and in his Junior year he averaged 28.7 pts per game. Frank was the 3rd leading scorer in the country. In 1978 he was the first round draft pick of the San…
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Bill Frederick  1967

Bill Frederick 1967

2007 Inductees
Bill Frederick was an outstanding athlete who played football, basketball and ran track. He played offense and defense all four years on the football team and was co-captain his junior & senior years. His 1966 team was defeated by Roth HS in the Dayton Public League Championship game. Bill was All-City first team offense & defense at running back and line backer. He was All-Greater Dayton 1st team defense, All-South-western Ohio defense and 2nd team All-State. Bill was selected to play defense for the South in the annual North-South All-Star game in Canton, and had an outstanding game. Bill's basketball career was equally impressive. As a sophomore, he was 3 times named "Dayton Daily News Athlete of the Week- In 3 consecutive games he scored a total of 91 points…
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Tom Gompf  1957

Tom Gompf 1957

2007 Inductees
Tom is one ot the most outstanding students ever to attend Stivers High School. In 1956 and 1957 he was a member of the Stivers gymnastic team. Some of the highlights of Tom's 50 year athletic career include: Diving Championships, 5 National YMCA, 2 AAU Junior National, 4 Foreign National and 2 World. His Gymnastic Championships include: NCAA National Trampoline (Ohio State) and National AAU Trampoline, Tom was the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Bronze Medalist and he served on the U.S. Olympic Committee Executive Board of Directors. He was inducted into the Sports Halls of Fame at the University of Miami FL in 1994, Ohio State University in 1999 and the International Swimming in 2002. Tom served his country flying several hundred missions in Vietnam from 1965-1967. After his service discharge…
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Jack Ryder  1956

Jack Ryder 1956

2007 Inductees
An outstanding member of the Stivers Class of 1956, Jack excelled in football, track and gymnastics. The major highlights of Jack's athletic career include; 1955 YMCA Swim Team-National Champ; 1955 & 1956 Stivers . Football - All City Safety; 1956 Stivers Gymnastic Team; 1956 Stivers Scholar Athlete of the Year; 1958-1961 Florida and Georgia - Tumbling Champ; 1958 and 1960 Florida Trampoline Champion; 1958 and 1961 Georgia Trampoline Champ; 1959 Southern Intercollegiate Tumbling Champ; 1959-1961 Florida State. U. Mascot "Sammy Seminole"; 1960-1961 Florida State U. Yearbook Sports Editor; 1961 NCAA National Tumbling Champion;1961 Florida State U. Athletic Hall of Fame: 1961 NCAA Gymnastic All American; 1961 The American Colleges & Universities Who's Who. In 1968 Jack died in auto accident at the age of 30. Jack's parents. Mr. & Mrs.…
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Robert Brown  1953

Robert Brown 1953

2007 Inductees
A standout football player "Bobby Joe" was a three year starter at offensive guard and defensive linebacker for the Tigers and the teams punter in his senior year. He made first team All-City in both his junior & senior years. He was chosen first team All-City on both the offense and defense in his senior year - a rare event. In 1953 Stivers won the City Public League Championship. In baseball he was a 4 year varsity catcher. Bob's brothers Vernon, Bill and Carl were all good athletes and all played for Stivers. He was recruited by the Hall of Fame Coach, Sid Gilman, of the University of Cincinnati where he played 2 years. A broken ankle and non-school related issues required him to return home where he then finished…
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Jack Tinsley  1952

Jack Tinsley 1952

2007 Inductees
Jack began his Stivers career as a sophomore in 1949. He was the starting center on the 10-0 City Reserve Championship basket ball team. Jack was center on the 1951 (15- 6) City and District Championship Team. He was leading scorer, free throw shooter and rebounder. He was selected Player of The Week. named to the All-City, the All-District and Honorable Mention All-State teams. As a senior, to add more height to the team, he was switched to forward on the 1952 (18-3) City & District 2nd place team. Jack again was elected to the All-City team. He ran cross-country, was 2nd in the high jump and a member of the 3rd place 4 x 440 team in the Dayton Relays. An A-B student, Jack was a member of the…
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Frank Shiveley  1952

Frank Shiveley 1952

2007 Inductees
Frank was considered the best track athlete ever to run the half mile, the mile and cross country distances in Dayton prep history. In 1952 he won the mile at the Miami Relays, the mile and half mile at the Dayton Relays, won the City Meet in both events and established new City records. Frank placed first in the District Track Meet in both the mile and half mile. In the State Meet he finished third in the mile and won the half mile to become State Champion. In the fall of 1951 he won both the City & District Meets in cross country. His course record at Springfield's Snyder Park District Meet was 9:59. Frank participated in reserve basketball in 1950 when Stivers was Reserve Basketball City Champs. In…
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George Smith  1950

George Smith 1950

2007 Inductees
George played golf at Stivers in 1948, 1949 & 1950. As a senior he finished second by one stroke in the Tri-State Tournament to Gay Brewer who later won the Masters. At Ohio State he was a three year starter and was the low scorer for OSU all three years in the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. In his junior and senior years he was undefeated and the 1954 squad won the Big Ten by 22 strokes. Smith graduated from OSU in 1954 and was a medalist in the 1954 Ohio Amateur 2nd low amateur in the 1954 Ohio Open and later won the Eaton Open against pros. In those years theTournament was a popular event and drew players from OH, IN and KY. George won the Fort Sill Open…
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Jack Jones  1949

Jack Jones 1949

2007 Inductees
Jack played on the Belmont basketball team as a freshman and came to Stivers as a sophomore. In 1948 he was All-City in baseball. In 1949 he was All-City, All-District and 2nd team All-State in basketball & baseball. He was captain of the All-City and All-District basketball teams. As a member of the State All-Star basketball team he played against All-Star teams from Kentuckey and Indiana. In baseball he led the team in hitting and was the Summer League Batting Champion. He was named the most outstanding player at the Red's baseball tryouts in Dayton. Jack served as a class officer at both Belmont and Stivers and received a Citizens Award at both schools. Jack was a starting player for 3 years in both basketball and baseball at the Ohio…
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Carl Davis  1940

Carl Davis 1940

2007 Inductees
When "Dutch" arrived at Stivers he was an established "star" from Lincoln grade school. His performance as a freshman basketball player lead to his being named to the All-City team in 1937. He earned 9 letters, 3 in each sport at Stivers; football, basketball & track. In 1940, Dutch received 12 votes (unanimous) for running back for the All-City team. He ran 4 or 5 kick off returns for touchdowns. In 1939 the Stivers/Steele competition came to an end, Stivers won 13-0. Al Rosensweet, the reporter who covered the game for the Dayton Daily News said - "Carl (Dutch) Davis made the difference between victory and defeat for the Orange.'' In his junior and senior years he placed 2nd in the City in both the 100 and 220 yard dash…
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