No, you cannot use sticks as melee weapons

The "Swashbuckler"

Melee weapons - usually the Marauder or the Vendetta swords (which can sometimes be dual-wielded, depending on the game rules). Melee weapons are actually crucial to an HvZ mission, see the How To Stay Alive section. They don't require darts, reloading, extra gear such as clips or ways to carry ammo and so forth. The main drawback is that they aren't generally useful in games like Jericho or TacOps, and they are less useful in HvHvZ variants.