- The 2015 Class of the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame was inducted April 4, 2015, at the 100th Annual Alumni Banquet. (l-r) Rodney Price ’71, Ed Martin ’65, Ross Roye ’60, Tom Bamback ’61, Jason Bell ’80, Jesse Morrow ’82, Norm Clayborn ’63, Jennie Skimbo ’76, & John Hayes ’56. Also inducted posthumously was Coach Jerry Linney. The 1988 football team was also recognized for their accomplishments in Wilburton Diggers history.
Before an audience of more than 400, the 2015 Class of WHS Athletic Hall of Fame was inducted on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the 100th Annual Alumni Banquet. Nine former players, one coach, a the 1988 football team were added to the Hall. John Hayes, Class of 1956; Ross Roye, Class of 1960; Tom Bamback, Class of 1961; Norm Clayborn, Class of 1963; Ed Martin, Class of 1965; Rodney Price, Class of 1971; Jennie Skimbo, Class of 1976; Jason Bell, Class of 1980; and Jesse Morrow, Class of 1982, were recognized. Also, longtime football and track coach, Jerry Linney, was added to the coaches’ section.
The 1988 football team was also recognized for their accomplishments. They are the only team in WHS history to complete the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record. They went on to complete the entire season at 11-1, the most season victories on record for a season. The 1945 and the 1954 teams also finished the regular season undefeated, but had ties on their record.
The WHS Athletic Association also recognized Sabrina Stanford for her outstanding characteristics of leadership, skill and character among the WHS Senior Class. She will receive a $500 scholarship to the institution of her choice this fall.
The Association plans on doing this each year for a Senior athlete. As donations to this scholarship fund become available, the goal is to provide a $1,000 scholarship to a female and a male athlete. The Association donations are now tax-deductible and we encourage you to participate in this worthy cause.
Just send your donations to the WHS Athletic Association, or phone Clyde Wooldridge at 918-470-3728 for instructions.