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May 11, 2013

DHS to induct three into Athletic Hall of Fame class

DUNCAN — Three former Duncan athletes will be ushered into the Duncan Athletic Hall of Fame at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, when the district’s 2013 All-Sports Assembly is held in the DHS auditorium.

The new inductees - Robert Greenhaw, Mark Geurkink and Tina Oller Valentine - represent three different eras of Demons sports.

A three-sport athlete at DHS, Robert Greenhaw is a 1954 graduate. His three years as a starting lineman for the Demons football team were capped by being named all-state and a participant in the All-America High School Football Classic.

Greenhaw spent three years as a starter at Oklahoma State University, before beginning a career as a coach and athletic department administrator, 37 years of which were spent in the Enid school district.

During the Hall of Fame induction, Greenhaw will be presented by former Demons athletic standout Robert Vanlandingham, who was also a teammate of Greenhaw’s at Oklahoma State.

Geurkink is the first DHS Hall of Fame inductee selected solely for achievements as a prep and college tennis player. During an era in which there was only one class of high school tennis in Oklahoma, Geurkink was a No. 1 singles player in three state tournaments, twice reaching the state semifinals.

Also one of the top players on the USTA Missouri Valley tennis circuit, Geurkink is thought to be the only DHS tennis player to play at the NCAA Div. 1 level. He was a four-year starter at the University of Oklahoma, where he won a Big Eight Conference doubles championship and was the Sooners team captain as a senior.

Geurkink will be presented by legendary Oklahoma State University tennis coach James Wadley. Wadley, whose career began in Duncan, spent 40 years as Cowboys tennis skipper, with his teams making 17 NCAA Tournament appearances and winning 12 Big Eight or Big 12 Conference team titles.

Oller Valentine set precedent in the Lady Demons basketball program in 1985, when she was the first DHS female player named to the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches All-State team. Averaging 24.1 ppg that season, she was Player of the Year on The Duncan Banner All-Area team and a first-team selection on The Lawton Constitution All-Area team.

Also a talented track athlete, Oller Valentine will be presented by former Lady Demons head coach Karen Berninger, who is No. 2 in victories on Duncan’s list of girls basketball head coaches.

In addition to the induction ceremony at the All-Sports Assembly, a come-and-go reception will be held for the three inductees from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Stephens County Museum in Fuqua Park. There will be complimentary sandwiches, chips, hors d’oeuvres and drinks available during the reception.

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