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Robbye King Unger

Robbye King Unger was an outstanding amateur golfer in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic circles.  For ten years she dominated women’s golf in a fashion unequaled in recent years. In 20 Virginia Women’s Amateur Championships, Unger won six times in 1963,…

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Bobby Ross

Richmond native, Bobby Ross attended Benedictine High School before lettering in three sports at Virginia Military Institute, where he starred in football, basketball and baseball. He started at quarterback and defensive back for two seasons and served as captain of…

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Marshall Johnson

Marshall Johnson held an extensive newspaper career working for the Lynchburg News and the Manassas Journal. In 1949, he joined the Richmond bureau of the Associated Press, holding a number of positions including sports editor until his retirement career. He…

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Charles Karmosky

Charles Karmosky was the long-time sports editor for the Newport News Daily Press. He became sports editor of the Daily Press in 1948 and directed the development of the paper's outstanding sports section until his retirement in 1983. During that…

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Robert “Bob” Kilbourne

Bob Kilbourne was born and raised in Big Stone Gap, Virginia where he graduated from Big Stone Gap High School in 1937. Immediately upon graduation, he joined the United States Army at Ft. Myers, Virginia serving in 1937 and 1938.…

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Laurence Leonard, Jr.

Laurence Leonard was a longtime sports editor of the Richmond News Leader from 1947 to 1968.  During his tenure, the Richmond area watched local sports go beyond high school competition. Leonard began his promotion of local sports in North Carolina,…

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Henry Hucles

Henry Hucles was most recognized as the head coach of the Virginia Union University Basketball “Dream Team” of 1939-1943, which won four Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships, however his athletic accomplishments span over 30 years. Hucles attended Wayland Academy in…

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Bob Holland

Robert Lee ”Bob” Holland, of Virginia Beach, is the only surfer to win the coveted United States Surfing Championships on all three continental coasts.  He won his first U.S. Championship in Huntington Beach, California in 1967 in the senior men’s…

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Chauncey Durden

A scholar in English and Latin at the University of the South, Chauncey Durden was a sports editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch for approximately 40 years. In that time he became one of the most respected columnists in the nation.…

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Donna Floyd Fales

Donna Floyd Fales was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1940 and moved to Arlington, Virginia in 1953.  By the age of 14, she was the top ranked 15 and under tennis player in the United States while winning the U.S.…

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