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Henry E. Lauterbach

Henry E. Lauterbach was born in Norfolk, Virginia, but moved soon after to Newport News, Virginia.  He currently resides in Portsmouth, Virginia.  He has been setting the pace in racing hydroplane boats for nearly 50 years.  The builder and former…

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Frank D. Lawrence

Frank D. Lawrence, born in Portsmouth, Virginia on March 15, 1891, was a guiding force in professional baseball for half a century, as an independent owner of Minor League teams.  In 1913, Lawrence organized his first team known as the…

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Bill Leffler

Described as a sportswriter with legendary concern for objectivity, integrity, sportsmanship, and the feelings of the people about whom he wrote, Bill Leffler left his mark as one of the top writers in the history of Virginia athletics.  After 41…

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Doris Leigh

The first bowler to be voted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, Doris Leigh is a former champion. A part of a doubles team that set a 1941 world record, she was ranked as the No. 1 lady duckpin…

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William H. Lewis

William H. Lewis was born in Norfolk in 1868.  He first played football as a center at Amherst College where he was captain of the team. In 1892, Lewis entered Harvard Law School and under the eligibility rules at that…

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Joseph “Buddy” Lex

Joseph “Buddy” Lex was born February 23, 1926 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was an outstanding high school athlete at Newport News High School, making all-state in basketball and football including all-southern in football. In 1944-45, Lex was in the army…

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George Hughes

George S. Hughes is a former William & Mary and National Football League star lineman.  When notified he had been nominated to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame he said, “It’s quite a thrill.  Football has been a wonderful thing…

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Calvin Moses Jacox

A native of Norfolk, Calvin Jacox served for 25 years as a columnist and later sports editor for the Journal & Guide, at one time the largest African-American publication south of Washington D.C. He is remembered as a crusader in…

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Chandler Harper

Chandler Harper

Chandler Harper has won 7 championships on the pro golf tour and has finished second in 13 others.  His most prestigious victory was the National PGA Championship in 1950, at the time still a match play tournament. Much of the…

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Yogi Hightower-Boothe

Yogi Hightower Boothe attended Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach where she emerged as a multi-sport star excelling in basketball and as a member of the United States Junior Olympic swimming team. Hightower-Boothe was then recruited to Old Dominion University…

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