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Cave City establishes Hall of Fame

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Alma Eubanks
Cave City High School would like to announce it will be inducting its first ever class into the newly formed Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be held Feb 5. Cave City coach Jamie King said the Hall of Fame will honor players and coaches from Cave City who have demonstrated outstanding or exceptional performance in sports. The inductees are also required to have exemplified good sportsmanship while being a student or a coach at the school.

The members of the Hall are chosen by a committee and each year three members will be added. The inaugural induction will consist of a meet and greet with the inductees from 5-6 p.m. in the gym. The induction will be held during the senior girls and senior boys games.

The first of the inductees is Alma Eubanks. Eubanks was a standout performer on Cave City High School's 1963-65 Senior Girls teams. In 1964 and 1965 the senior girls finished first in the Sharp County tournament. In 1965 the team won Area IV regional. Her senior year she led Cave City Cavewomen to their first ever appearance in the State Tournament.

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Kenneth (KO) James
Ricky Medlock from the class of 1971 is the second person to be included in the Hall of Fame. According to the press release, Medlock was a standout performer from 1969-71. He was voted AA player of the year in the Arkansas Gazette in 1971 and played for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1971-75. He lettered three years for the Razorbacks and still holds several school records for consecutive free throws, career percentage and year percentage. Several of the records set by Medlock still stand as Southwest Conference records. His number 42 jersey was retired in 1990. He is the most decorated high school basketball athlete from Cave City and combined with his university statistics, is the most recognizable name in Cave City athletic history.

The third inductee is Coach Larry Duncan. Duncan coached girls' basketball at Cave City from 1979-89 in one of the most successful decades in girls' basketball history at the school. His senior teams were both conference and district champions four times in the 1980s along with winning seven other tournaments and runner-up titles. He also led the school to a 1988 AA girls state runner-up trophy.

The final person to be inducted into the newly founded Hall of Fame is in the form of a distinguished Service Award. Kenneth (K.O.) James was a 1964 Cave City graduate and a participant on the senior boys athletic teams that won the county tournament in 1964. Kenneth was better known in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000 as the best friend Cave City athletics ever had. A great storyteller, a personality that was larger than life, and a memory that could seemingly record any event or name in Cave City's history, K.O. was a beloved friend to everyone and a mentor to every person who would lend an ear. Opposing team's coaches and fans even thought of Kenneth when they thought of Cave City athletics. Kenneth served the district as a bus driver for 25 years and as a custodian for five years. A spokesperson said, "It is an honor for K.O. to have worked in this district, it is an honor for him to have been so closely tied to our athletic program."

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Ricky Medlock
The public is invited to attend this very special service.

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Larry Duncan



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