Davis and Senters join Old Timers inductees
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Williams Senters
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Two more inductees to the Old Timers Hall of Fame have been announced.

The new inductees are Williams Senters, football, and Wadie Davis Jr., baseball.

The pair will be honored along with already announced inductees at the Old Timers Banquet.

The inductees include Doyle Parmer, Old Timer of the Year; Chester Wooten, weightlifting; and David Cawood, coach; Steve Bradford for football, Gloria Scott Deathridge for basketball, and Alvin Scott for basketball.

The Old Timers Banquet will be held April 5 at the Museum Center at Five Points beginning at 6 p.m.

The Banquet will be held April 5, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Museum Center at Five Points.

The recognition is sponsored by the Cleveland Recreation Department. Tickets for the banquet are available by calling 479-4129. Ticket must be purchased by April 1.

William Senters

Senters attended Bradley Central High School.

During his time at Bradley, he made All-State, he was a Junior Olympic Winner and he was the leading ground grainer with 1,109 yards in122 carries and 54 points during Bradley’s first unbeaten season in more than 19 years.

He also made Tennessees honorable mentions to the All-America as the fastest backfield man in the state, he was also on the Associated Press Checklist for the statewide recognition for outstanding play in high school football.

In 1961, Senters was selected for the 1961 National High School All-American Football Team. He graduated from Bradley in 1962 and then went on to play professional football with the Chattanooga Cherokees in the Southern Professional League.

Senters and his wife Sandy have two daughters Anitra Murphy of Senoia, Ga., and Christy Critchfield of Cleveland.

Wadie Davis Jr.

Davis sports career began early in his life. He started at the age of 12, when his father would let him play with the Cleveland All Stars baseball team.

The All Stars were an adult baseball team that often played against teams in the Negro Baseball league, during this time Davis also attended College Hill School, where he excelled in football and basketball.

He became the leading scorer in basketball for College Hill School. He was also a part of the first group of African Americans to attend Bradley High School. However, he returned to College Hill School where he graduated in 1965.

After high school, he entered the Army where he played semi-pro baseball and served two combat tours in Vietnam.

After being discharged from the Army, Davis entered Cleveland State Community College where he played baseball. He led the Cleveland State baseball team in batting average and home runs.

After graduation from Cleveland State, he started work for the Cleveland Police Department for two years, during this period he also coached a local men’s baseball team.

After working for the police department, he became the director of the Northeast Recreation Center (now known as College Hill Recreation Center).

While serving in this postilion, he was instrumental in starting little league football, basketball and baseball programs.

At the same tome, he was an umpire for TSSAA in baseball, basketball and softball. He also enjoys golf and has won numerous local tournaments.