Davis, Henderson, Cauley, Hart and Stevenson headed to Logan Hall of Fame
By Jim Turner

Posted on January 16, 2019 10:36 PM

Two regional basketball scoring leaders and the guy who ended the high school career for one of them are among the five former athletes who will be inducted into the Logan County Athletic Foundation’s Hall of Fame, Friday, Jan. 25, at LCHS.

The quintet includes three men who were stars at their high schools several years before consolidation and two women who were instrumental in the development of women’s sports at LCHS.

They are Roger Davis and Steve Cauley of Lewisburg, Jimmy Henderson of Olmstead, and Brandi Stevenson Duckwall and Kaneshi Hart of Logan County High School.

Here’s a look at the honorees:

Roger Davis, Lewisburg Class of 1957: The shooting forward scored over 2,000 points in three years, averaging 22 points per game for his Ranger career. As a sophomore, he totaled 27 points and 22 rebounds against a Todd County team led by Logan Hall of Famer Howard Gorrell. After averaging 28 points as a junior, he averaged 30 points and 15 rebounds as a senior for Coach Jim Young. He amassed 33 rebounds in a game against Alvaton. In another game as a junior, he scored a record 57 points in just three quarters.

He was second-team All-State, all-region season team and all-district as a senior. He was the top vote getter on the Daily News’ All-Prep team. The Rangers were ranked first in the region and in the Top 10 in the state. Davis was named to the East-West and Kentucky-Ohio All-Star teams.

He played freshmen ball and one varsity season at Western Kentucky before transferring to Austin Peay where he played two seasons, averaging 11.5 points per game as a junior and 8.5 his senior year. He was All-Volunteer Athletic Conference as a junior. He also pitched for the Governors, going 4-1 as a starter his junior year before moving to the bullpen as a senior.

After serving in the U.S. Army, he worked for TVA for 32 years. Then after retirement he worked another 17 years for a company contracting with TVA.

Jim Henderson, Olmstead Class of 1957: In what proved to be Roger Davis’ last game, Henderson led Olmstead in what may have been the biggest upset in Logan County basketball history. Led by Davis, Larry Forgy and Denny Milam, the Rangers (22-2) were ranked first in the region and had beaten Olmstead by 52 points (90-28) during the season. But Hall of Fame Coach Earle Shelton’s Ramblers pulled the upset 60-52 with Henderson scoring 22. The Ramblers then won the district title. Henderson scored 32 against Warren County at region.

Jimmy Henderson averaged 23.4 points per game, including 52 in a win over Auburn. He was All-District three years, All-Region twice and played in the Kentucky-Ohio all-star games with Davis one of his teammates.

He played his college basketball at Austin Peay, also with Davis part of the time.  He averaged eight rebounds and seven points for Coach Dave Aaron’s regional finalist Governors as a junior. He also ran track all four years in college, although he had never seen a track meet in high school, let alone running in one.

Lt. Col. James Henderson had a distinguished military career, flying tours of duty in Vietnam with over a thousand combat hours and earning the Distinguished Flying Cross before becoming a pilot of the Marine One helicopter. His passengers included President Richard Nixon and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger.

After retirement, he became a teacher and coach, leading one of his teams to the state softball championship and finishing as state runner-up four times in Florida.

Steve Cauley, Lewisburg Class of 1976:  A two-time regional top scorer, Steve Cauley scored 40 points three times and scored 30 or more points in 25 other games. He recorded a double-double in scoring and rebounding 75 times, including 67 games in a row. In his 106 games that he started for Hall of Fame Coach Bob Birdwhistell, he averaged 18.5 points and 13.6 rebounds, hitting 52.6 percent from the field and 75 percent from the line. In his senior year he led the Rangers to the district title. His last game was in the regional tournament against eventual state champion Edmonson County. He was honorable mention all-state twice and runner-up for Fourth Region MVP twice.

In baseball, he lettered five years for the Rangers, starting 75 games. He had a career batting average of .366 and hit 21 home runs with 133 RBIs. In American Legion baseball, he batted .398 with 17 homers and 62 RBIs over three summers.

Cauley first signed to play baseball for Austin Peay, but was recruited to play basketball by 22 colleges, including the University of Florida. He chose to play basketball for Lindsey Wilson.

After a few years working for Logan Aluminum, he returned to college at WKU in 1992 while still working full-time. He graduated with a degree in Exceptional Child Education at age 39 and has coached at Franklin-Simpson ever since. He has been head golf and softball coach at F-S and an assistant in basketball.

Brandi Stevenson Duckwall, LCHS Class of 1994. The girls golf team at Logan was created to give Stevenson a chance to be a Lady Cougar. She proved to be a great nucleus to build a program around.

She lettered five years, and qualified for the state tournament in three of them as an individual. She finished in the top five at state twice. Stevenson was named first team all-state.

Stevenson was a pacesetter in college, too, receiving the first full golf scholarship in Murray State University history. She was named All-Ohio Valley Conference in three of her four years. She became the first Lady Racer to win a golf tournament when she captured the tile in the WKU Invitational.

A former golf teaching pro, she now works with her husband in the family business.

Kanehi Hart, LCHS Class of 2000. A fixture for the Lady Cougars for four years, she became one of the top post players in the Fourth Region for Coach Sean Pigman’s team. She was repeatedly all-district and all-region. In her senior season, the Lady Cougars won their final 10 games and 15 of 16 going into the regional as district champion.

Hart played four years for the University of Memphis, the last two as a starter. She was a two-time Conference USA Academic and Athletic All-Star.

After graduating with two degrees and cum laude status, she has held key positions in both nonprofit and for-profit business. She currently operates her own training business called Confident You and is chief operating officer for Youth Empowerment Services, which is a nonprofit empowering girls to discover and embrace their self-worth through Christian values.

The induction ceremony will be held between games of the Clash of the Cats matching Russellville’s teams against the Lady Cougars and Cougars.

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