Ralph Wright  1958

Ralph Wright 1958

2008 Inductees
Ralph distinguished himself as an outstanding all-around athlete at Stivers. Earning a varsity letter in basketball for three years, Ralph led the team in rebounding and was second in scoring during his senior season. In one of his best games he scored twenty points and grabbed twenty two rebounds. He was named to the All-City First Team his senior season. Ralph also lettered three years in track and field. He ran high and low hurdles, and excelled in the high and long jumps. He placed first in the high jump at the City and District meets and tied for first place honors in the State meet. He won first place in all the City meets and placed second at the State meet in the long jump event. Ralph lettered two…
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Dillis Lee  1954

Dillis Lee 1954

2008 Inductees
Dillis was a two year starter for the Tigers, playing forward on the 1952-53 basketball team which was ranked number one in Ohio. He made Second team All-City that year when Stivers placed four out of five on the First team. As a senior, he played center and forward on a team that lost the City Championship in overtime. He was a near-unanimous choice for All-City. After high school, Dillis was a top AAU player. He once scored 38 points playing for NCR against University of Dayton freshman in an NCR win. He was a charter inductee into the AAU Basketball Hall of Fame and was manager of the Dayton Gym for ten years. Dillis was one of a long list of Appalachians who played at Stivers. Others include Paul…
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Jim Mort  1951

Jim Mort 1951

2008 Inductees
Although short (5 feet, 5 inches) in stature, light in weight (160 pounds) and called "little" by the Dayton press, Jim's athletic accomplishments belied his size. In his first year at Stivers he was a "starter" on the freshman football and basketball teams and also was a member of three varsity football and baseball teams. He was the Tigers starting guard and linebacker in football the next three years. During this time, Jim received Honorable Mention All-City recognition as a sophomore and First Team All-City honors his last two years. Also, as a senior, he was selected"Star-of-the-Week", was the only repeat First Team All-City selectee and received Honorable Mention All-State recognition. In baseball, he was a starting catcher his last two years. Following graduation, Jim accepted a football scholarship to…
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Dick Bach  1954

Dick Bach 1954

2008 Inductees
Dick was a three sport athlete playing four years and earning two letters each in football, basketball and baseball. He played both offense and defense on the football team and was co-captain his senior year. Dick earned All-City honors as an offensive lineman and defensive linebacker and was selected the honorary captain on the All-City team. Dick was a "sixth" man type of basketball player and had the opportunity to start several games in his junior and senior years. He was one of only two sophomores to make the varsity. He was also a baseball catcher and started all of the games in his senior year. Dick has devoted more than fifty years to his career in the carpetĀ  and flooring industry. He has four sons, eight grandchildren and one…
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John Carter  1963

John Carter 1963

2008 Inductees
John Carter was a three sports star at Stivers. He was All-City First Team in football at defensive end his junior year. His senior year, he switched to offensive tackle and was named to the All-City and All-Greater Dayton First Teams. John's basketball career at Stivers was nearly as impressive. In 1963 he was named to the All-City Second team and was All-Greater Dayton Honorable Mention. Carter played four years on the Stivers and Hyland Machine baseball teams. He was the starting first baseman on the 1960 team which finished third in the N.A.B.F. Class B Tourney in Altoona, PA. John was widely recruited and accepted a football scholarship to the University of Dayton. He is now retired from General Motors. While working at General Motors, John continued his education…
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Si Burick  1925

Si Burick 1925

2008 Inductees
Si was born in Dayton on June 14, 1909, the son of Rabbi Samuel F. Burick & Lillian Buick. While a 16 year old student at Stivers, he began his illustrious career at the Dayton Daily News as a $2-a-week school correspondent. After graduating from Stivers, he enrolled at the University of Dayton with his sights set on medical school. However, James M. Cox, publisher, appointed him sports editor and he held that position for the remainder of his career. He covered the Cincinnati Reds until his death in 1986. Si was the author of Alston and the Dodgers, a biography of Walter Alston; and The Main Spark, a biography of George "Sparky" Anderson. For at least nineteen years, he was voted Ohio's Sports Writer of the Year. He was…
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George Fryman  1953

George Fryman 1953

2008 Inductees
George was one of the top ranked high school tennis players in Ohio during the early 1950's. He was Number 1 on the Stivers varsity during his four year career. George's only loss was to Oakwood's Barry MacKay who later became a world class touring professional. In junior play, George represented the Ohio Valley five years at the National Junior tournament. He was equally outstanding in his academics, graduating 6th in his 1953 class of 200 students, earning membership in the Stivers National Honor Society. George received a tennis scholarship to Indiana University where he was a four year varsity player. He won the Big Ten Singles title in 1955 and the Doubles title in 1956. Following graduation, George competed and earned several titles in both Ohio and Texas. These…
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