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Stuart W. Hoskins

Stuart “Stukie” Hoskins started his talent-rich athletic career in Fredericksburg.  He attended Fredericksburg High School from 1932-1936 where he was an outstanding athlete and four-sport star winning fourteen letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track. In 1936, Hoskins entered the…

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Eddie Crane

High school sports in Northern Virginia and Eddie Crane were synonymous over a 30-year period from 1950 until 1980. Crane was a native of Alexandria, Virginia and a graduate of George Washington High School. He actually began covering prep athletics…

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Leon Day

Before the integration of Major League Baseball, African-American players with major league ability were making names for themselves in the Negro Leagues.  Alexandria native Leon Day was one of these athletes.  There were no weaknesses in Day’s game.  He would…

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Tom Dolan

Tom Dolan, originally from Arlington, began his swimming career at age five. Despite struggling with exercise-induced asthma, Dolan aggressively pursued the sport in high school, which led him to the University of Michigan, where he won nine national championships and…

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Albert Doran

Doran was one of the first scholastic basketball coaches to attain 500 victories.  His George Washington High School teams from Alexandria were perennial contenders for area and state titles.  A graduate of Ohio University where he was captain of the…

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Dr. Harrison F. Flippin

Dr. Harrison Fitzgerald Flippin was born October 26, 1906.  He attended the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, where he was head monitor, captain of the football team, and participated actively in baseball, basketball, and track.  At the time of his…

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Steve Guback

Guback spent nine years as a staff writer with the Richmond Times-Dispatch and more than 20 years with The Washington Star during which he covered many major events such as the Super Bowl, heavyweight championship fights, college bowl games and…

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George Herbert Allen

In 1971, Coach George Allen took over a Washington club that had only one winning season in the previous fifteen years, and molded them into perennial league title contenders. It was Allen who was responsible for the "Redskinsmania" which swept…

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J.C. Herbert Bryant

Herbert Bryant was born in Alexandria, Virginia and lettered in four sports at Episcopal High School, graduating in 1928. He entered the University of Virginia in the fall of 1928. His many honors included membership in the PK Society, Eli…

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Alonza “AL” Bumbry

“Bee”, as Al Bumbry was affectionately known to Orioles fans, was an appropriate nickname for such a tenacious player.  He stung pitchers with his bat and frustrated defenses with his ability to steal bases at will.  The base paths were…

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