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May 16, 2013

Inductees, players honored at athletic meeting

DUNCAN — With the school year coming to a close, Duncan High School took time Thursday to commemorate its athletes of the past and celebrate its players from the present.

At its athletic assembly, three former Duncan athletes were added to the Duncan Athletic Hall of Fame before members of all the school’s teams were honored.

The event opened with the induction of former Duncan tennis star Mark Geurkink, who made the All-State team his senior year and reached the state semifinals twice. Geurkink played as Duncan’s No.1 singles player all four years of his high school career.

Geurkink was presented by his former coach James Wadley.

“I’m proud to say I’m from Duncan and all of you should be too,” Geurkink said. “I made some of the best friends in my life growing up in this great town.”

The next inductee was former Demons star football player Robert Greenhaw, a 1954 graduate who made the All-State team his senior year and led the Demons to an appearance in the state title game his junior year.

Greenhaw was introduced by the master of ceremonies Melvin Jones, who filled in for Greenhaw’s lifelong friend and former Duncan teammate Robert Vanlandingham. Vanlandingham was unable to attend because of an illness.

“I’m so thankful to have grown up in Duncan because of all the people in the community that taught me to live life the right way,” Greenhaw said.

Rounding out the group was Tina Oller Valentine, Duncan’s first female athlete All-State selection. Valentine averaged 24.1 points per game and led Duncan to a 17-9 record her senior year with the Lady Demons. She was introduced by former coach and current Duncan teacher Karen Berninger.

“I’m extremely honored to be inducted and loved growing up in Duncan,” Valentine said.

Following the inductions, Duncan’s individual team and state champions. The Lady Demons tennis came came to the stage to be honored with head coach Phil Barnes.

Athletic Director Burl White honored Duncan’s individual state champions. From track Derek McKnight was honored for his title in the shot put while Kevin Roddy was recognized for winning the discus. The Lady Demons tennis team has two sets of state champs from their doubles teams: Samantha Cassidy and Sydney Henricks in No.1 doubles and Marisa Moore and Carly Kirkland in No.2 doubles.

The event concluded with the letter “D” awards, honoring all those involved in Duncan athletics.

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