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Spivey, Dorman to be inducted into Bryan County Hall of Fame


Two will be inducted into the Bryan County Hall of Fame between the Bryan County Tournament Girls and Boys championship games on Saturday night, Jan. 26.

They are James Earl Spivey Jr. and Alisa Franks Dorman.

Spivey is a 1976 Colbert Leopard that averaged 17.5 ppg and 10 rebounds during his senior year. He was voted to Kiamichi All Stars, selected as Oklahoma All State and played for Central State University (1977-80). Spivey continued his educational journey for the next 33 years Coaching and Teaching in Texas until retirement in 2013.

Dorman played basketball under the legendary Hall of Fame Coach, Billy Jack Bowen at Bokchito from 1985-1987. Franks earned Oklahoma All State Guard recognition, Kiamichi All Star, Blue Invitational Tourney MVP and Bryan County All Conference MVP. Frank’s individual stats for 1985 included 156 rebounds, 70 steals and a winning record of 28-2 and 1986 included 108 rebounds, 91 steals and a winning record of 27-4. She used these stats as a spring board to advance toward the 1986-87 State Tournament, losing the quarterfinals game against Lomega 58-54.

This year’s Pioneers of Women’s Basketball are the 1983-1984 Colbert Leopardetts team who were undefeated with a 28-0 record, winning the mythical triple crown, Mid-America Classic, Tournament of Champion and the Class 2A State Tournament Championship.

This year, Coach Merryman also received these outstanding recognitions of 1984 District 8 National High School Coach of the Year and Winningest Active Girls’ Coach in Oklahoma. This Colbert 6 on 6 outstanding team’s philosophy was, “You have to play the best to be the best!” Their presentation will be prior to the BCT girls championship game on Saturday, Jan. 26.


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