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Gray Simons

Gray Simons a native of Norfolk, Virginia had a brilliant-wrestling career that began at Granby High School. He wrestled for four straight years under Coach Billy Martin and became a state champion. He attended Lock Haven State University and had…

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Ida Simmons Slack

Ida Simmons Slack is considered one of the greatest women duckpin bowlers of all time.  On seven occasions, she was ranked No. 1 bowler in the nation, an honor based on comparison of all bowlers’ scores in sanctioned league play. …

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Bruce Smith

Smith, a native of Norfolk, first drew national attention at Virginia Tech when he won the 1985 Outland Trophy, awarded to the outstanding collegiate defensive lineman of the year. He was a consensus All-American that season. Picked first in the…

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Norman Snead

Norman Snead was an outstanding football, baseball and basketball player while at Warwick High School.  He grew up in the Marshall Courts section of Newport News, Virginia.  At one time he struck out 16 batters in a baseball game, averaged…

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Hope Spivey

When other young girls her age were playing with dolls and running around the playground, Hope Spivey was a gymnastics standout with the potential for stardom according to scouts around the country.  Spivey, the NCAA’s all-time national record-holder for most…

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Dwight Stephenson

Dwight Stephenson is a native of North Carolina, but resided in Hampton, Virginia where he graduated from Hampton High School.  He was selected as the All-State Group AAA Team at Hampton High in 1975.  He also excelled at defensive tackle…

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Charles “Stuck” Stobbs

Before his long career on the diamond in Major League Baseball, Chuck Stobbs became a legend at Norfolk's Granby High School. A superb athlete, Stobbs led Granby in three sports and few doubted that this local hero would not find…

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William Leon “Dick” Price

Dick Price, a Norfolk native, graduated from Hampton Institute (now University) in 1957 and has been a coaching and administrative staple in the Norfolk area ever since, simultaneously emerging as a pillar of his community.  His road to respect and…

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Vito Ragazzo

Vito Ragazzo attended West Virginia High School in Williamson, West Virginia.  He was captain of the high school football team, which was undefeated and played in the North/South High School All-Star game in West Virginia.  He was selected to the…

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Garrard S. “Buster” Ramsey

Buster Ramsey played high school football for Knoxville High School in Tennessee where he was named to the All-Southern and All-Tennessee team as a guard graduating in 1939. Ramsey entered the College of William and Mary majoring in physical education…

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