Bobby Joe Cox – 1958

Bobby Joe Cox – 1958

2013 Inductees
[gallery ids="2115,2116"] Bobby Joe Cox came to Dayton from Crossville, TN. He attended Whittier grade school and then Patterson Elementary. He enrolled in Stivers in 1954 and joined the football team, filling in at the left guard position in every game his freshman and sophomore years until he became first string when Dick Hartle broke his leg. He also ran the quarter and mile relay in track his freshman year. Bobby and Jerry Bohannon were the only sophomores to receive varsity letters in football that year. Bobby’s career at Stivers was sidelined for the duration of his junior year which was spent at Fork Union Military School in Virginia, but he returned to Stivers his senior year, again playing football. However, Bobby’s greatest love in athletics is the sport of…
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Darwin Helmbold – 1943

Darwin Helmbold – 1943

2013 Inductees
[gallery ids="2058,2059,2060"] Darwin Helmbold is another of those versatile athletes who are standouts in several sports. Darwin lettered in both football and basketball. (Baseball was not considered a varsity sport in that era.) Coincidentally, he started in the guard position in both football and basketball, lettering twice in football and three times in basketball. Since the Stivers coach Hawk English had entered the service for the duration of the war, Stivers was in a rebuilding mode; even so, Darwin was selected to the Second Team All-City squad. He also was a member of the tennis team, winning the City Doubles Championship in 1943. This multi-talented student also was president of the Y Tigers and a member of the glee club. After high school Darwin entered Miami University where he played…
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Peter Streuber – 1953    (Special Recognition)

Peter Streuber – 1953 (Special Recognition)

2013 Inductees
  [gallery ids="2047,2048"] Peter J. Streuber lived in east Dayton until he was 3 years old, when in 1937 he moved to St. Joseph’s Orphans Home where he was schooled until he transferred to St. Anthony Catholic School. After first trying high school at Chaminade, Pete entered Stivers and graduated in 1953. During his junior year, he joined the Naval Reserves and at the age 21 went on active duty for two years in the submarine service. He continued his service in the reserves until 1963. Pete spent a few years with the automotive parts builders in the area and he worked in sales for Red Devil Tools. In 1970 he started his own sales company, Repete Sales Co., selling paint sundries and hardware tools for 25 years. He closed…
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Charles J. Smith – 1948    (Special Recognition)

Charles J. Smith – 1948 (Special Recognition)

2013 Inductees
[gallery ids="2120,2121"] Charles “Chuck” Smith is a 1948 Stivers graduate who played varsity tennis in his junior and senior years.  His induction into the Stivers Athletic Hall of Fame as an honorary member is more than his success as an athlete. Chuck has given much to his school, his church, his community and his country in more than 65 years of personal volunteer service. Chuck worked at Sears Roebuck & Co. following Stivers and spent 45 years rising to staff manager overseeing 13 divisions in the company. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and served with the 101st Infantry Division in the U.S. and the Panama Canal Zone. It should be noted that while on leave before his overseas assignment, Chuck and Bettyanne Johnson (Stivers Class of…
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Samuel S. Chasens     (Special Recognition)

Samuel S. Chasens (Special Recognition)

2013 Inductees
[gallery ids="2040,2041"] Samuel Salem Chasens, better known as Sammy, was a beloved institution for over 35 years as a teacher of English at Stivers High School. The son of Russian and French parents, Sammy was born on April 6, 1899, in New Jersey. He received his college education at the University of Pennsylvania before moving to Dayton, Ohio, in 1927. Sammy was known as an excellent teacher and was just as famously remembered by all of his students as we walked down the halls, hearing his beloved classical music coming out of his homeroom. For a few of us, we occasionally met up with him after school in the detention room where he dealt with us in his own way! During his college years he was a member of the…
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