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James Carroll Colston

James "Carroll" Colston is an Iowa native, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1955.  He served in Korea with the U. S. Army, where he began his career as a radio broadcaster with the Armed Forces Radio Service.  After…

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Vinny Giles

Vinny Giles

Vinny Giles, a native of Lynchburg, has placed his name with the elite by winning the amateur championships of America and Britain.  Giles began winning in competitive golf at such an early age that he appears to be an old…

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William “Pappy” Gooch

William “Pappy” Gooch was a native of Roanoke, Virginia, where he was born in 1895.  Gooch played four sports at Jefferson School for Boys in Charlottesville, Virginia.   He also attended and played for Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, Virginia. “Pappy”…

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Charles Haley

A native of Gladys, Virginia, Charles Haley went on to play football at James Madison University and in 1985 became the schools first ever I-AA All-American. Haley is the only player in NFL history to have played for 5 Super…

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Donna Andrews

A native of Lynchburg, Andrews launched her successful golf career as a teenager. She twice won the Virginia Junior championship (1983 and 1984) and then won the VSGA Women's championship five years in a row. After playing collegiate golf at…

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Bill Brill

Bill Brill was born in Philadelphia, but moved with his family to Middlesex County, Virginia. The Duke University graduate began his career in 1952 as a sports writer with the Covington Virginian. In 1956, Brill joined the Roanoke Times and…

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William “Bill” Chambers Jr.

Bill Chambers was born on December 13, 1930 in Lynchburg, Virginia.  He began his basketball career at Lynchburg’s E.C. Glass High School where, in his senior year, he was center on an undefeated (22-0) State Championship team. Chambers went on…

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