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Jerold “Jerry” Lindquist

In the writing world, there is quantity in the number of stories a writer can produce every year, and there is quality in the certain degree of excellence in those stories. In modern journalism, it is rare to find a…

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Jane Mack

Jane Mack of Richmond began her amateur golf career as a teenager, taking lessons at Willow Oaks Country Club.  An active member of the Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA), Mack notably won four state Women’s Amateur Championships (1977-78-82-92) over a…

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Moses Malone

Moses Malone was born in Petersburg, Virginia and graduated from Petersburg High School. Malone drew his first national attention as a teenager when his dominant scoring and rebounding led Petersburg High to a 50-game winning streak and two state championships.…

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Laura Mapp

As a player and a coach, Laura Mapp pushed to place women’s sports as a non-stop force on the Virginia map.  Her excellence in coaching and teaching marks her as one of the most successful and dedicated women in Virginia…

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Willard Marshall

Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1921, Marshall began his athletic career playing baseball for Manchester High School and with the American Legion Team. He attended Wake Forest University for just one year before turning to professional baseball. Marshall broke into…

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Penelope Anderson McBride

Penelope Anderson McBride’s love affair with the game of tennis began at the age of eight. She started hitting a tennis ball against the back of the house in Richmond, Virginia, where she began to blossom into one of the…

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Lee McLaughlin

McLaughlin was an all-around athlete at John Marshall High School in Richmond, where he was an all-state selection, winning a football scholarship to Virginia for his outstanding play. McLaughlin gained fame at University of Virginia for his outstanding play as…

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William “Bill” Merner

William “Bill” Merner was born January 31, 1915 in Palmerville, North Carolina moving to Hopewell, VA at an early age and graduated from Hopewell High School in 1934.  He played football for the Blue Devils from 1931 to 1934.  Merner…

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Edwin “Ed” Merrick

Ed Merrick, both as a player and coach, became a legend at the University of Richmond. He entered Richmond as a freshman in 1936 and started off playing football, basketball and baseball. He was named All-State in football in 1938-1939…

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Frank Messer

From the very beginning of the romance between microphone and Frank Messer, there was, appropriately enough, a Marine-like precision in the way his sonorous tones came over the airways.  The tall North Carolinian, who served the Marine Corps from 1942-1945,…

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