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Henry “Monk” Little

Henry “Monk” Little, a William & Mary track legend from Norfolk, Virginia is probably the greatest all-around track man Virginia has ever produced.  The Tribe superstar could do just about anything on a track.  The 1934 graduate still holds the…

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Dr. M. Thompson Mann

Thompson Mann was born in Hickory, Virginia in 1943. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame at Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1984, for his career feats in winning a Gold Medal at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.…

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Arthur Jones

Art Jones was an all-around athlete at Suffolk High School, lettering for three years in football, track, and tennis and four times in basketball. Jones holds the Suffolk High record for being awarded the most letters in sports, a total…

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Dr. John Alfriend Mapp

John A. Mapp born in Portsmouth, Virginia but raised in Norfolk gained prominence in track at Granby High School.   He attended VMI in 1950 when freshmen were not eligible for varsity sports.  He played defensive back on the freshman football…

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Henry W. Jordan

Henry Jordan began his outstanding athletic career at Warwick High School. He lettered in three sports, football, track, and wrestling. Jordan was co-captain of the football team and was named All-Tidewater, Eastern District, and All-State Honorable Mention. As a junior,…

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Lily Harper Martin

Lily Harper Martin was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on August 18, 1916. She spent her entire life in the city and became an outstanding golfer. She won the Virginia State's Women's Golf Championships a total of seven times, all within…

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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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William “Billy” Martin, Sr.

Billy Martin, Sr. was a native of South Creek in Beaufort, North Carolina. Martin led Granby High School to 21 State Wrestling Championships. He compiled a dual match record of 259 wins and 9 losses, which included a 76 match-winning…

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Herman “Bucky” Keller

A native of Newport News “Bucky Keller” was a star basketball player at Newport News High School, leading the Typhoons to three consecutive state championships in 1956 to 1958.  He was also a quarterback and all-state football player.   Keller was…

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Eugene “Buck” Mayer

A native of Norfolk, Virginia Eugene “Buck” Mayer was a 1916 graduate of the University of Virginia with a law degree. He played at Virginia during his undergraduate days as a halfback in football. Buck was recognized throughout the South…

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