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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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Junius Kellogg

Junius Kellogg made his way into the national limelight in 1951 when he exposed a national basketball gambling scandal.  This was not the last act of courage for this Portsmouth native. Kellogg began his basketball career on I.C. Norcom’s outdoor…

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George McClelland

From out of the North he came.  That one index finger typing away at an unbelievable pace and producing crisp, passionate words.  We honor George McClelland, the Bowdoin College-educated wordsmith from Teaneck, N.J.  His lyrical prose and love of statistics…

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Leroy Keyes

Leroy Keyes was a graduate of Carver High School in Newport News where he was a three-sport star in football, basketball and track. Following his successful high school football career, he received offers from both the Army and Notre Dame…

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Clyde McCullough

McCullough began his baseball career as an infielder with his hometown Nashville American Legion Team at the age of 17.  He spent the next 40 years in the game.  As an 18-year-old in 1935, McCullough was picked up as a…

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Glenn Charles Knox

Considered one of the finest athletes in the history of William and Mary, Glenn Knox was one of the most honored two sport stars ever at the college.  The Niota, Tennessee native transferred to William and Mary from Tennessee Wesleyan…

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