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Hall of Fame to honor county's best prep athletes

July 14, 2005

The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame will honor the outstanding female and male high school athletes and present coaches and officials awards at its annual induction banquet Saturday at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge No. 378 on Robinwood Drive.

Clear Spring High School senior Ashley Lockard will be awarded the Sarah "Skip" Ward Award for the Outstanding Female Athlete and North Hagerstown High School senior Dean Staley will be presented with the Harry Cunningham Jr. Outstanding Male Athlete award.

Others nominated for the awards were Sarah Hensley and Dan Tonetti (Boonsboro), Bobby Miller (Clear Spring), Candace Stanford and Matt Feiser (Smithsburg), Amber Moats and Josh Ruppenthal (Hancock), Stephanie Washington and Allen Daniels (South Hagerstown), Laura Scuffins and Mike McGill (Williamsport), Kristen Kamas (St. Maria Goretti) and Miles Chan (Saint James School).

  • Lockard is one of the most successful female student athletes in Clear Spring school history. She won county, MVAL Antietam, regional and state cross country championships each of the last two years. She won two indoor and two outdoor state track titles and holds numerous school and county records.

  • Staley earned a combined six varsity letters in football and wrestling at North Hagerstown. He was a two-time All-MVAL Antietam and All-Washington County selection. As a senior, he was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year in Washington County.



Staley compiled a 78-35 career record for the Hubs wrestling team. He is a two-time Washington County champion and has been selected to the All-MVAL team three times. He earned a fourth-place finish in this year's West Region Wrestling Tournament.

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The Hall of Fame class of 2005 includes Mick Billmeyer, Steve Cline, Gary Fahrney, Harry Parks and Dennis Reeder.

A social hour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. with dinner at 7.

Tickets are $20 and available by calling Gregg Delauney at 240-675-1228, Julie Sanders at 301-241-3612, Andy Reid at 1-877-610-6901 or Rick Schultz at 301-790-3399.

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