Claremore High School has announced its Athletic Hall of Fame inductees for the class of 2022 according to Claremore Athletic Director Bryan Young.
The inductees are Marshall Dicks class of 1964, football; Bob Latham class of 1984, football and baseball; Melody Campbell Stewart class of 1997, basketball and softball; Donnie Morgan class of 1998, wrestling; Amanda Stone Wiersma class of 2002, basketball and tennis.
“The committee worked diligently on the nominations and have voted in an outstanding class to this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame,” stated Young. “Our school is fortunate to have a long list of student-athletes to select from.”
The induction ceremonies will be held during the homecoming events on Friday, September 30.
Lunch will be held at the Robson Performing Arts Center at 101 Stuart Roosa Avenue. The Alumni reception begins at 10:30 am with the lunch starting at 11:00 am. The Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies and induction will start at 11:30 am.
The new inductees will be featured on a float at the 3:15 pm homecoming parade and honored that evening at halftime of the Zebra-Grove football game.
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Marshall Dicks Class of 1964
Marshall Dicks was an outstanding two-way player for the 1961,62 and 63 seasons, with a 28-4-1 record, one of the top eras of Claremore High School football under legendary coach Bear Jensen.
Dicks was six feet tall and played at 180 pounds as an offensive tackle and defensive linebacker.
He was named the team’s most outstanding lineman in 1963. Dicks was voted by the media as an All-State player in ’63. He was voted a team co-captain in the All-State football game of 1964 and played and defeated Texas in the Oil Bowl game.
Marshall represented the Zebras on three straight All-Verdigris Valley conference all-state teams.
Bob Latham class of 1984
Latham received All-State recognition in 1983 for football and 1984 in baseball.
He was the starting center on Alger Flood’s teams that won district runner-up and a district title. Those teams reached the state playoffs twice. He was voted as the 1983 All-District lineman.
Bob was the starting catcher for Brent Payne’s Zebra baseball squads. In 1984 he led the Zebras to a semi-final finish in the state baseball playoffs and then played on the Oklahoma/California All-Star team.
He was a four-year letterman for the University of Oklahoma. Latham was a starting lineman on Barry Switzer’s 1985 national championship team. He was named All-Big 8 center in 1987.
Melody Campbell Stewart Class of 1997
Campbell Stewart was a double All-Stater in basketball and softball. She also ran on the mile relay team for the track program.
Melody played second base for the Lady Zebra softball team that won the Class 5 A State Championship in 1997.
Also, in 1997 she was the playmaker on the girls basketball team that finished as state runner-up. Campbell Stewart led the team in assists and the state in steals. She holds the school record for 19 assists in one game.
In college at Missouri State, she was a starting guard on the 2001 NCAA final four team that was ranked fourth in the country.
Campbell is the head Girls basketball coach at Lincoln Christian School in Tulsa.
Donnie Morgan, Jr. Class of 1998
Donnie began wrestling for the Claremore Takedown Club at age 6. In the ninth grade, he won the junior high national championship.
As a sophomore, he won state at the 140- pound level.
As a senior, he won state at the 152- pound level.
Donnie was the Will Rogers conference champion as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior.
Morgan was voted to All-State his senior year.
Donnie won over ninety percent of his high school matches, with a four-year record of 123 wins and 13 losses. He was the first wrestler from Claremore to win a state championship.
Amanda Stone Wiersma Class of 2002
Stone Wiersma's athletic achievements include Tulsa World Metro Basketball Player of the Year in 2002 leading the Lady Zebras to a 26-1 record and a state runner-up finish. In her senior season, she set the record for career scoring with 1,422 points and games played with 106. She was named the Rogers County Player of the Year. Amanda was named to the McDonald’s All-State game, received the Jim Thorpe nominee for girls basketball and was selected to play in the Oklahoma/Texas All-Star game.
In her senior season, she also qualified for state on the cross-country team and was named All-State in tennis, as well as the tennis conference Player of the Year.