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Thomas L. Scott

Tommy Scott was born October 9, 1907 in Onanock, Virginia and lived in Norfolk from the age of 5.  He attended Maury High School lettering in football, basketball and track, leading Maury to a 25-0 basketball record in 1925-26 and…

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Melissa Belote Ripley

Ripley was born on October 16, 1956 in Washington D.C. and grew up in Springfield, Virginia.  She has been called one of America’s greatest swimmers.  Ripley first appeared on the national swimming scene at the age of 12 when she…

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Lou Creekmur

William & Mary has graduated many outstanding football players over the years and Lou Creekmur, selected in 1949 as an All-Southern Tackle for the Indians, is classed as one of the best ever to play for the great gold. Lou…

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Earl Faison

A native of Newport News, Virginia, Faison attended Huntington High School where he starred in football, basketball and track.  He was State champion in shot-put and discus from 1954 to 1957.  During this same period, Faison was named to the…

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Richard “Dick” Fletcher

Dick Fletcher is one of the truly outstanding sports celebrities in the history of Virginia Sports. He attended Penn State University and the University of Chattanooga. He had just turned twenty-one when he was signed as head football coach at…

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Gene Alley

Born in Henrico County in 1940, Alley is a native Virginian. He attended Hermitage High School and developed into an outstanding baseball player. By the end of the 1963 season, Alley had worked his way up to the shortstop position…

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