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Halston Lane, James Mitchell, Trenna Howell Underwood, Johnnie E. Williams

Halston Lane : Halston Lane is a 1999 ORHS graduate.

Halston is an accomplished baskeball player having

  • played at Oak Ridge High School where he was
  • named 1999 MVP District 3AAA and
  • All-State.
  • He still holds numerous ORHS records.
  • Halston continued playing at Georgia Tech where he was a mainstay.Affter two years,
  • He transferred to North Carolina-Willmington, where he completed his college career.
  • Halston signed contracts with Iserlohn Kangaroos in Germany.
  • He retired from professional basketball after the 2005-2006 reason.
  • He now operates the Tennessee Basketball Academy where he now coaches players by providing instructional camps, individual, and group workouts.
  • He is also a coach witht the Amateur Athletic Union Tennessee Travelers.

    James Mitchell : James Mitchell is a 2005 ORHS graduate.

  • James began playing football at age 7 for thr Boys Club.
  • He continued at Jefferson Middle School and
  • Oak Ridge High Schoolw here he was
  • named to the All-State and
  • Prep-Extra teams.
  • He still holds ORHS recordss for Career Individual tackles and
  • total hits, career
  • and single-season.
  • He continue his football career lettering all four years at Wofford College in South Carolina.
  • James teaches and coaches in the Oak Ridge Schools.

    Trenna Howell Underwood : Trenna Howell Underwood is a 2008 ORHS graduate.

    Trenna is an accomplished soccer player and now coach.In high school, she was All-District four yearsm All-Region four years, All-State three years, All-South, Academic All-American, Region MVP two years,Player of the year, Captain two years, Lettered four years, and received an athletic scholarship to Carson-Newman College.

    Trenna played not only such an important part in the culture of Oak Ridge High School soccer, but later in her college career at Carson Newman and then onto giving back to her community by coaching for SCOR (Soccer Club of Oak Ridge), and currently as the Assistant High School soccer coach for the women's team!

    Trenna holds the ORHS records for:

  • Most goals in a season - 43
  • Most goals in a game - 7
  • 7 career Hat Tricks thus earning her the nickname "Hat Trick Howell"
  • Most matches played - 101 and most starts
  • Trenna also scored the winning PK that sent the Lady Wildcats to the State Championship game in 2005 as well as the very first goal on the pitch at the New Soccer Stadium

    At Carson Newman:

  • As a freshman, she received the MVP award of the SAC Conference Tournament
  • She was named 1st Team All-SAC and Daktronics All-Southeast Region and NSCAA All-Southeast Region throughout her 4 years at the University
  • She would later be named to the ALL DECADE TEAM for the 2010's at the school

    After College:

  • She gave back to her community by not only coaching competitively for SCOR (Soccer Club of Oak Ridge) but also participated as Academy Director as well.
  • She currently is the Assistant High School coach for the lady's soccer team
  • Johnnie E. Williams : Johnnie Williams is a 1989 ORHS graduate.

  • Johnnie was a 1988 District 3AAA defensive co-player of the year,
  • All-State Honorable Mention (defense),
  • All-East TN team (defense),
  • TN Athletic Coaches Association Class AAA district player of the year,
  • 1989 District 3AAA defensive player of the year,
  • 1989 AP All-State First Team (defense),
  • TN Sports Writers Association All-State First Team (defense),
  • 1989 All-East TN Team First Team defense and runner-up player of the year.
  • Also coaches and mentors Oak Ridge youth in football and baseball.

  • 2021

    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.

      1976-1979 Basketball
    • 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

      1976-1979 Baseball
    • 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.


    Spencer Gulmire, John Selleh, Kim Pettus

    Spencer Gulmire, Kim Pettus, John Selleh

    Spencer Gulmire: Spencer Gulmire is a 2006 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. During that time, he excelled in football.

    • All-State Junior and Senior year
    • Runner-up, Mr. Football, Senior year
    • Region offensive player-of-the-year, Junior and Senior
    • Lettered four years at Austin-Peay State University. Freshman special teams player-of-the-year.
    • Holds numerous ORHS records including ranking first in:
    • Yards Rushing in a Single Game, 351 yards, 2005
    • Career Rushing, 5938 yards, 2002 2005
    • Career Touchdowns, 83, 2002-2005
    • Rushing Touchdowns in a Single Game, 5, 2004 and 2005

    Kimberly C. Pettus: Kim Pettus is a 1982 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He excelled in high school sports (football, basketball, and track) and college sports (football), graduating from the University of Richmond (BA) and the University of Phoenix (MS). He is an entrepreneur with two businesses. Kim served six years in the U.S. military and was honorably discharged.

    High School

    • Three (3) year Letterman in Oak Ridge High School Football and Track
    • Two (2) year Letterman in Oak Ridge High School Basketball
    • Two (2) year all Region and 1st Team All State
    • 27th Recruit All-America (Carnation) 1981 in Football
    • State Championships 1979 & 1980 in Football
    • All District in Basketball
    • Track record in 100m hurdles, 330 yard hurdles, 300 meter hurdles
    • 4ff in State 300 meters hurdles


    • Scholarship to the University of Richmond
    • Three (3) year Starter in University of Richmond Football
    • University of Richmond Ranked #1 in the Nation for 5 weeks and appeared in Sports Illustrated
    • Led Nation in interceptions for 6 weeks in 1985
    • Graduated Bachelor of Art, University of Richmond. Master of Science, University of Phoenix.


    • Founder of the Inspiration House, Inc., Midlothian, VA For Intellectually Disabled Adults 2005Present
    • Founder of the Inspiration House LLC in Oak Ridge, TN to renovate homes in the Scarboro Community and rent to disadvantaged adults 2015-Present

    Military from 1991-1997 U.S. Navy, E5

    John Selleh: John Selleh is a 1966 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, where he was an outstanding track and field athlete. He still owns the shot put record set in 1966 with a distance of 57 feet, 7 inches, the longest standing record at Oak Ridge High School. John also ran on the 440 yd. Relay Team.

    • After high school, John was given a scholarship to Tennessee Tech as a Javelin Thrower. He won the Ohio Valley Conference and set a new Tennessee Tech record there.
    • After Tennessee Tech, John served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam with the CIA Phoenix Program. He returned home in 1971 and met his future wife, Pam, and was married 44 years until her passing in 2016.
    • John started his own business in 1989 Sports Advertising and Promotions.
    • John started throwing again as a Master in 1997- he set a new Florida State record in the Javelin in 2000.
    • John coached at Ooltewah High School, Shot and Discus Throwers in 2004-2007.
    • In 2010 and 2011, John took up the Throwers Pentathlon (shot, discus, javelin, hammer) and was ranked high as Top Ten in the World.
    • John still coaches today for small clinics and offers coaching on an individual basis.