Paul Ginter  1959

Paul Ginter 1959

2008 Inductees
Paul Ginter was one of Stivers most outstanding basketball players. He came to Stivers High School in the fall of 1955 after having been coached at Huffman Elementary by Joe Sullivan. Paul started on the varsity as a freshman during a time when Stivers players were fortunate to earn a letter as a sophomore. He continued as a "starter" four years, earning All-City honors for three years and All-State honors as a senior. Paul led his Stivers Tigers team in scoring for three years and remained the all-time city scoring leader for several years after graduation, in spite of having missed several games in his senior year with a leg injury. Ginter remained the all-time Stivers scoring leader until 1972 and now ranks third behind Sanders and Mitchell. Paul was…
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Bob Rolfe  1950

Bob Rolfe 1950

2008 Inductees
Bob began his athletic career at Stivers on the freshman football and basketball teams. As a sophomore he played varsity baseball and was a starting forward on the reserve basketball team. His junior and senior years he was a starting varsity player as a forward in basketball and first baseman/outfielder in baseball. He also ran cross country as a senior. Bob was Stivers most outstanding basketball player during his senior year. He was the only unanimous selection to the 1950 All-City team; was twice selected "Star-of-the-Week"; was the second leading scorer in the city, and was voted "Dayton's best-all-around basketball player" in a press and radio poll. Knowledgeable observers will tell you that he was Dayton's and Stivers' best player during his high school years. As a result of his…
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James B. Reston  1928

James B. Reston 1928

2008 Inductees
"Scotty" was born in 1909 in Clydebank, Scotland. His family immigrated to the United States in 1920 and settled in Dayton. He became an excellent golfer and in 1927 was named Ohio High School Golf Champion. The Reston family moved to Oakwood in "Scotty's" senior year and he graduated from that school in 1928. Reston followed close friend "Fuzzy" Evans (Stivers-1927) to the University of Illinois where he majored in journalism and became the number one player on their golf team, which won the Big Ten in 1932. After graduation from Illinois, "Scotty" was hired by the Springfield Daily News, owned by Governor James Cox, for whom he had carried golf clubs as a teenager. He left that position to accept a job with Ohio State University as sports publicist.…
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Charles Morgan  1957

Charles Morgan 1957

2008 Inductees
At Stivers, Mickey was a three year starter in basketball and also lettered two years in cross country. In 1957 he earned All-City honors in basketball. Mickey attended Morehead State University in Kentucky where he played on the Ohio Valley Conference championship team which advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 1961. Following graduation, Mickey coached basketball at Raceland, Kentucky for two years. After leaving Raceland, Mickey came to Kettering to teach and coach. His varsity basketball teams at Fairmont West High School won the Western Ohio League championship in 1975 and 1976. Mickey also coached tennis at Fairmont West where his teams earned three conference championships. During these coaching and teaching years, Mickey co-owned and directed Buckeye Basketball Camp with Bill Hosket for 22 years, serving boys and girls…
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Gene Seman  1948

Gene Seman 1948

2008 Inductees
Gene earned nine letters at Stivers. He earned four in track, two in basketball, two in football and one in baseball. A teammate and close friend of Chuck Grigsby on the 1947 City Championship team, he was team captain of the 1947 and 1948 basketball squad. His senior year he was named to the All-City basketball and football teams and placed third in the City and District in the 440 dash. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served as a "Seaman" 1st Class. After discharge, he worked at D.E.S.C. for 36 years. He is an active member of the Kettering Kiwanis Club and a volunteer with the City of Kettering. Seldom can one attend any Stivers related event and fail to see him. Gene has been the…
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Don Lange  1947

Don Lange 1947

2008 Inductees
Don earned two varsity letters in football. In 1947 he was Honorable Mention All-City End and voted Most Valuable Player by his team. In basketball he earned three letters and was captain of the 1947 City Championship Team. He also earned three letters in baseball and in 1947 made the All-City Team. Don attended Ohio State University, the University of Dayton and the University of Kentucky Graduate School. He graduated from Mayo Physical Therapy, Class of 1953. Kentucky Governor Chandler appointed him to the first State Board of Physical Therapy. Don has influenced countless therapists and patients in Kentucky with his efforts and actions. On May 19, 2006, the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association announced that a new and distinguished award would be given to a deserving physical therapists: the award…
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Clarence W. Mumma  1918

Clarence W. Mumma 1918

2008 Inductees
Bill Mumma earned 12 letters in football, basketball, baseball and track at Stivers. He played forward on the 1915-16 and 1917-18 basketball teams which won state champion-ships. He captained the 1916-17 and 1917-18 teams. In track, he was the Ohio State Champion in the 880 and Mile in 1918. After graduation, he was coach Bill Marquardts' assistant coach and helped lead the Tigers to another state basketball champion-ship in 1919. Mumma moved to Illinois in 1919, completed the University of Illinois coaching course and enrolled at Y.M.C.A. College in Chicago. He ran track, played basketball and was a member of the 1921 football team which went undefeated. Bill graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education in 1923. He took a job at Riverside Jr. College in Riverside. California, coaching football,…
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Milton Caniff  1925

Milton Caniff 1925

2008 Inductees
Milton Arthur Paul Caniff was born February 28, 1907, in Hillsboro, Ohio. Without a doubt he is one of the most famous individuals ever to graduate from Stivers. Caniff's many talents surfaced early. By his sophomore year, he was already drawing athletic and other caricatures for the yearbook. Not only was he an award winning artist, but he could also act, sing and dance. He wrote the lyrics to the Stivers fight song and had Fred Waring compose the music. Milton was the senior class president, was voted the most popular senior, and for two years was chosen as the most popular student in the school. After receiving his degree in journalism form Ohio State University in 1930, his first job was with the Columbus Dispatchs. Best known for comics…
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Seymour Ramby  1925

Seymour Ramby 1925

2008 Inductees
"KICK" Ramby earned 11 letters playing basketball, football and baseball for the Tigers. As a freshman, he played on the Stivers State Champion baseball team. In 1923 and 1924 he played end on the National Champion football team, and in 1924, "Kick" was a star forward on the State Champion basketball team. He and his teammate "Hawk" English were life long friends. Seymour attended Purdue and played football, baseball and basketball. He was an S.A.E. swimming Champion and Collegiate/R.O.T.C. boxing Champ in 1926 and 1927. He lettered three years in baseball, but his football career was cut short due to a knee injury. After graduating from Purdue in 1929, "Kick" attended the U. of Cincinnati and U. of Dayton Law Schools. He was admitted to practice law in Ohio and…
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John Clifford Evans  1927

John Clifford Evans 1927

2008 Inductees
"Fuzzy" Evans played football, basketball' baseball and ran track during the "Orange Crusher" days. He played on the 1924 National Championship football team and by his sophomore year he was the Tigers star running back. He was a guard on the State Championship basketball team in 1924 and his senior year he was Stivers leading scorer. "Fuzzy" served as captain of the football and basketball teams his junior and senior years. Stivers won the City Championship in football all four years that "Fuzzy" was there. John Evans went from Stivers to Ohio State but transferred to Illinois and was a starting halfback his junior and senior years for legendary Hall of Fame Coach Robert Zuppke. In 1937 Evans was hired by the University of Vermont to coach football and basketball.…
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