Seven To Remember In Hall Of Fame

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
On Friday night, before the Warsaw boys game with Southern Boone, Seven Hall of Fame members were brought center court to be recognized before the hometown fans.
Bob Campbell, who was inducted last week, was not aware of what was taking place as his wife Anita Campbell kept the newspaper from him since Wednesday. However ,there he was, confused by being asked to come to the stage area surrounded by some of his former students. One by one, Adam Howe called off names and the players walked to center court. By that time, Coach Campbell understood what was taking place and with a tear in his eye, he walked forward as his name was called. Charlotte Beck met him with a hug and the other six HOF members clapped for perhaps Warsaw’s greatest JBMS coach, PE Instructor and traveling team coach of all time.
Also, on hand was the afore mentioned Charlotte Beck. Her achievements in three sports were remarkable. Too many to list here but here are just a few from her basketball career.
 She was 1st team All State Basketball senior year, Sedalia Democrat All Area MVP senior year, Truman Lake Area MVP senior year,3 time 1st Team Tri-County All-Conference Selection 2 time 1st Team All-District, Senior year averaged 20.7 pts per game, 14.1 rebounds per game and 3.9 blocks per game.  Finished high school career with 1,260 points.
At William Jewell, she continued her excellence. Again ,here are just a few of her achievements.
Senior year averaged 19 pts per game, 9.1 rebounds per game, 57% field goal percentage and 72% free throw percentage.
Scored 564 pts in senior year, 1831 career points
Currently ranks 3rd in Jewell history for rebounds and 5th for points.
Finished senior year ranked 8th in nation for scoring in NAIA.
2 time NAIA All-American, was Jewell’s first female All-American. 
Inducted into William Jewell’s Hall of Fame in 2011 (first year of eligibility for the award).  A plaque with her likeness hangs on the wall in the Mabee Center at Jewell.
Then we have Bobby “Bad News” Barnes. He was first team All- state in his senior year with a 28.5 scoring record that still stands today. He averaged 16.7 rebounds and was, one of the greatest outside shooters the school has ever known. Again, this was before the three point shot was incorporated into high school sports. He averaged 26.5 his junior year.
Next we have Dwayne Davis, “Mr. Clutch.” He was first team All state in football and basketball his senior year of 1989. He is part of the last team to ever win 20 games at WHS. His son, Junior Logan Davis has started all three years at WHS. Some say Dwayne Davis is the greatest all-around male athlete ever to play at Warsaw.
Christy Cox Bevel, 1984, was the first ever girl to make first team All-State for WHS in basketball. She was one of the greatest rebounders the school has even known. Former Coach Don Dixon’s praise of Christy Cox is probably unmatched.
Ron Jenkins, went on to play for Warrensburg under legendary Coaches, Joe B. Hall and Gene Bartow. He is credited with the prettiest jump shot in the history of the school . His 1961 team went 29-4 and along with Ed Scott is probably the greatest one-two punch in the history of WHS.
Last but not least, we have Jackie Downing. Coach Don Dixon called her the greatest competitor he ever coached. Her high school awards are numerous and she went on to Missouri Valley and was named, Female Athlete of the Year in her senior season. Last year, the Jackie Downing award was  established honoring the senior female athlete who excelled in education, athletics and more importantly  in character.
We wish to thank the Hall of Fame members and former players who were able to attend. Among the other basketball alumni in attendance were Dennis Lawson, Erica Flores, Jonathan Plybon, Raven Caswell, Keith Glenn, Ronnie Redwing, Cierra Sawyers, Austin McCall, Danny Morrison, Ryan Boyer and Anthony Beuke. 
We are already looking forward to next year’s reunion.