Jason Altman, George Dykes, Steve Oliphant, KeKe Stewart
Jason Altman, George Dykes, Steve Oliphant, KeKe Stewart
Jason Altman : Jason Altman is a 1997 ORHS graduate.
- Jason was a three-year letterman for the Soccercats from 1995-1997.
- He scored 50 goals and had 24 assists in his three years at ORHS.
- He was selected to the All-State team (1996 and 1997).
- All-South team (1996)
- All-America team (1996).
- He became just the second Soccercat to be selected as an NSCAA/Umbro All-American, joining Alan Gove (1982).
- He led Oak Ridge to three district championships (1995-1997) and a region championship (1997).
- In his senior year (1997), he captained Oak Ridge as the team reached the state championship game, where the Soccercats finished state runner-up to Chattanooga Baylor.
- He extended his playing career with a soccer scholarship to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
- Jason was a three-year letterman for the Wildcats in football (1994-1996).
- He specialized in kicking, punting, and special teams in 1994 and 1995.
- His senior year, 1996, he was an All-State selection at cornerback, leading the Wildcats in interceptions and finishing second in tackles.
- During his three years, Oak Ridge won three region championships, reached the state semi-finals twice, and compiled a 36-4 won-loss record.
- After playing soccer at Miami University, Jason began running competitively in 2005.
- He has won more than 50 road races, including five marathons.
- His personal best times include 15:40 (5K), 1:12:47 (half marathon), and 2:38:52 (marathon).
- Jason became Race Director of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon in 2006.
- He grew the event into the largest competitive road race in East Tennessee. Every spring, thousands of East Tennesseans, including Oak Ridge residents, participate in the event in an effort to lead a healthier lifestyle in our community.
George Dykes: George Dykes is a 1958 ORHS graduate.
- George was a three year basketball starter and letterman, and a starter on both offense and defense his only year of football.
- He won a football scholarship to the University of Tennesse in Knoxville.
- After his freshman year he transferred to MTSU.
- He set most receiving records as a three year letterman.
- He was first team All-American and All-Ohio Valley Conference -- both for three years.
- He was later a head high school football coach in Tennessee, and a business owner in Johnson City Tennessee.
- All of the basketball teams had outstanding records. His senior year lost only two games all season.
- Some of his records at MTSU still stand as a wide receiver.
- He was the leading wide receiver all three years as a player and was the outstanding receiver in the 1961 Tangerine bowl. That year, 1991, he averaged 27 yards per catch. Totally, he had sixty two catches for 1,367 yards and 16 touchdowns.
- In 1961 he had 647 yards receiving. This was when passing the football did not have the emphasis that it has now.
Steve Oliphant: Steve Oliphant is a 1979 ORHS graduate.
- Three year varsity starter and captain, played for Coach Carroll Smith.
- Sophomore year starter with Oak Ridge sports legends Dean Nichols, Roger Wade, and Dwayne Horton
- Played basketball against East Tennessee legends Elston Turner, Bill Bates, Reggie White, Derrick Hord, and Bert Bertlecamp
- Scored 1000 points, 3rd at ORHS at the time behind Randy Poole and Otis Howard
- Three year letterman
- Two time All District and All Region
- Two time team MVP
- Led team to TSSAA AAA State Tournament berth in Murfeesboro senior year 1979 Defeated #1 team in state — Tennessee High Bristol in Sub-State game at Johnson City, Freedom Hall, March 1979
- Held Kentucky signee and five star prospect Derrick Hord scoreless in the last 4 minutes
- Three year varsity starting pitcher — 90 MPH fastball Three letters
- Senior year All District and All Region Team, Team Captain All District First Baseman
- Batted clean up as both a pitcher and first basemen
- .375 batting average in district and region playoffs for district winning team
Robertsville Junior High 1973-1976
- School Outstanding Athlete award 1976
- Three sport athlete: football, basketball, track
- Captain and leading scorer for City, District, and Region Championship Team
- 9th grade team had 19-1 record, Coaches Keys Fillauer's and Lynn Burkev's best team All District and All Region
- Starting defensive end and center on football team for Coach Winston Russell
- Held high jump record in track for Coach Winston Russell
Roane State Community College — 1979-1981
- Played two years, started all games, leading scorer and captain for Coach Carroll Smith
- Two time first team All State Tennessee JUCO basketball player
- School's Outstanding Student Award 1981
- 3.97 GPA as engineering major
- Full basketball scholarship
Oglethorpe University, Atlanta Georgia — 1981-1983
- Two year captain and starter for Coach Jack Berkshire
- Two year full basketball scholarship
- Two Time Member Oglethorpe University Athletic Hall of Fame as a basketball player and a member of the 1982-1983 team
- NAIA Basketball Academic All American 1983 3.8 GPA
- All District NAIA Region 32 (Georgia, Florida, Alabama)
- Team MVP 1983
- Earned full scholarship as a dual degree student and Oglethorpe and Georgia Tech Scored 1300 points as a college basketball player at two schools
- Earned three colleges degrees at Roane State, Oglethorpe, and Georgia Tech on
Basketball Scholarship (only person in the country to accomplish such)
- Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineer degree 1984
- BA Oglethorpe University 1984
- University of Texas MBA degree 1988
Other area awards
- Secret City Trekker, Hiked all hiking trails in Oak Ridge
- 3X 900 Miler Great Smoky Mountain 900 Miler Club of Hiking all the trails in the GSMNP
- Hiked 15,000 miles in the Great Smokies over the last 50 years
KeKe Stewart: KeKe Stewart is a 2006 ORHS graduate.
Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats Basketball Records 2003-2006:
- #1 in Career Points with 2,391.
- #1 in Career Rebounds with 1152 in Two Point Shots Made with 990.
- #2 in Career Free Throws with 397.
- #1 in Points Scored by a Freshman with 471.
- Named 2006 Smith and Street All-American Team.
- Named All-State 2005 & 2006.
- Selected to the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association East-West All Star Game.
- Was considered the best forward in the state her Senior year.
- Was also All-District in Volleyball.
Middle Tennessee State University
- She eamed a basketball scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University where she finished her career with the following statistics:
723 Points, 346 Rebounds, and 268 Field Goals.
- Her 2,075 minutes and 126 games played ranks 5th all-time in school history.
- She set a school and Conference USA league record for most 3-point shots made in a game when she connected on 11 versus North Texas during her Senior season. That total was one shy of the NCAA record.
- She was named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll her Senior season.