Carl Cramer  1929

Carl Cramer 1929

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Carlie Cramer was one of the most talented football players to ever wear the orange and black of Stivers. The Tigers only lost one game during his 3 year tenure under coach Floyd Stahl and Carl starred in that loss to Toledo. Cramer was a quarterback who could do it all. He could run, pass, kick and was a natural born leader. He also was a great defensive back and returned punts and kickoffs. Stivers claimed State Championships two of Carlie's three football seasons. His senior year Carl ran for 183 yards beating Hillsboro 59-0, scored 19 points in a win over Indianapolis Shortridge 32-12, scored 26 points beating Pine Bluff, Ark. 39 - 7, and gained over 100 yards in the first quarter as the Tigers went on to…
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Herbert Brown  1929

Herbert Brown 1929

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Herb Brown was an East Ender all the way! He attended Emerson Junior High before coming to Stivers. It is interesting to note that the entire state championship team of 1929 played together during their junior high and high school careers. Brown was selected 1st Team All-City in 1929 along with teammates Bill Hosket, Bob Colburn and Larry McAfee. Herb was the defensive stopper on the team and always guarded the other teams top scorer. That state championship team was thought by many to be the best ever to come out of Dayton. Brown, along with teammates Hosket and Colburn headed to Ohio State University after graduating. Their 1933 team at Ohio State only lost one game and was champion of the Big Ten Conference. Herb Brown became a successful…
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Max Padlow  1930

Max Padlow 1930

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Max was born August 15, 1912, in Russia to Jewish parents. He was the oldest of three children. At Stivers, Max excelled in both football and basketball. He was an All City end in 1929 and 1930. In 1929, sportswriter Si Burick picked Daytons best high school football players by position from the time he came to the Dayton Daily News in 1919 until 1929. Max was easily one of the two best ends during that decade. Max was also a regular on two of the three state basketball championship teams from 1928, 1929 and 1930. In the 1930 state tournament, Max, a forward, scored 12 points in a 25-18 victory during the semi-final round. He also scored 4 points in the championship game and was named to the All…
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Bill Ginn  1944

Bill Ginn 1944

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Bill Ginn played football, basketball and ran track at Stivers. His best sport was basketball. He played for Coach R.C."Skipper" LaRue. Stivers was City League Champion in 1944 and was named the 1944 City"Team of the Year." ¬†Bill was Stivers ¬†1944 "Player of the Year" and was named to the All-City First Team that year. Bill was offered a position to play basketball at the University of Wisconsin in 1944, but returned to Dayton to work at Aero Products. Peter Kuntz of Kuntz Lumber Company sponsored Bill at the University of Dayton where Bill had an outstanding career. At U.D., Bill played for coaches Jim Carter his freshman year and Tom Blackburn his junior and senior years. Bill set the U.D. scoring record as a freshman with 15.3 points per…
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Herman Raiff  1924

Herman Raiff 1924

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Herman Raiff was singled out as one of Stivers all time great athletes by Robert"Pop" Worst in his "A History of Stivers Athletes". Mr. Worst was the legendary athletics director at Stivers for thirty-four years and the architect who helped create the great teams and athletic tradition at Stivers. Herman Raiff played football and baseball for the Tigers during their most glorious sport eras. Originally, Herman played tackle; but when he was shifted to halfback, he proved to be one of the best open field runners in the history of Stivers football. In 1923 against Piqua, he scored three touchdowns and ran for 55 and 70 yard gains. The great 1922 and 1923 teams went undefeated, and the 1923 team was acclaimed as both state and national champions. However, it…
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Ted Lewis  1962

Ted Lewis 1962

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In 1958 coach Joe Sullivan asked Ted if he would like to try gymnastics and quickly he became hooked. In 1959 he joined the Flying Tigers gymnastic team performing at UD basketball games, on WHIO-TV and in the Dayton Childrens Parades. In 1960 in his first Dayton City Meet Ted finished 1st in Tumbling 1st in Trampoline and 1st All Around. In the State (Ohio) Meet, Ted placed 1st in Tumbling, 1st in Trampoline and 3rd in Vaulting. That same year he placed 3rd in Tramp in the National YMCA gymnastics meet in Washington, DC. In Detroit at the American Tumblers competition he placed 1st in Tramp, 2nd in Tumbling and 5th in Vault. In 1959 and 1960 Ted was named the "Outstanding Gymnastics Athlete" by the Dayton Area Chamber…
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Dale Keiter  1955

Dale Keiter 1955

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An excellent all-around athlete in football, basketball and baseball, Dale earned 7 varsity letters and as a senior he was Co-Captain of the football and basketball teams. In 1954 Stivers ended Chaminade's 49 straight game winning streak in football against city schools. Keiter scored two touchdowns and was stopped inches short of a third. In a game against Fairview he carried the ball 9 times for an average of 24 yards per carry. Dale was a starting guard on the basketball team that lost the city championship game in overtime to a much taller Roosevelt team which included Norman Lee (later a Harlem Globetrotter). In baseball, Dale, a left fielder, was a leading hitter, even against Fairview's future major leaguer and Wright State coach, Ron Nischwitz. Dale is a cousin…
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John and Jim Lord   1955

John and Jim Lord 1955

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John and Jim Lord were twin brothers who transferred to Stivers for their senior year and made an immediate impact on the Tigers football team. Both had been outstanding athletes at Mount Vernon High School having been named to their All-Conference team as juniors. They came to Stivers because their dad was transferred to Dayton as an Assistant Pastor at the Brown St. Methodist Church. Coach Jim Hanby and several football players met with the Lord brothers upon their arrival which made a smooth transition to Stivers and Tiger football. Both John and Jim were starters on the 1954 Stivers City Champion ship team and played key roles in the teams success. John was an All City guard and the leading vote getter on the All City Team. He scored…
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Marvin Farrier  1928

Marvin Farrier 1928

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Marvin Farrier was an outstanding athlete who excelled in football and basketball at Stivers High School. Marv was an excellent offensive and defensive end and the captain of the 1927 football team. He earned All-City honors after his senior season. Marvin had an outstanding high school career in basketball at Stivers. He was a starting guard on the 1 928 State Championship team and was selected All-City and All-State along with teammates Bill Hosket and Bobby Colburn. Marv received an athletic scholarship to Ohio State where he played football and basketball for two years. He withdrew from college and played professional football for the Dayton Triangles. Farrier became a Civil Engineer following his pro football career and established a contracting company. He served in the United States Army from 1940…
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James Fiorita  1938

James Fiorita 1938

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Jim Fiorita was an outstanding athlete at Stivers. He was a star on the football and baseball teams, earning 6 varsity letters in his high school career. Jim was "All-City" as a halfback during the 1937 football season and teamed with Bernard "Beno" Keiter on this select group of footballers in Dayton. The Dayton Daily News was quoted "Jim was Stivers ace ball toter, who has finished his third season as a standout. Besides his football ability, Jim is a likable chap and probably the most popular boy at Stivers. Fiorita is a smart runner who can follow interference to perfection and also see holes other backs would miss"! Jim also played 3 years of varsity baseball at Stivers and excelled in this sport as well. He was a center…
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