Washington County Sports Hall of Fame to induct six members

June 19, 2012|From staff reports

The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members at its annual banquet July 21 at Elks Lodge No. 378 on Robinwood Drive near Hagerstown.

The Class of 2012 includes:

Clayton Anders

Anders has been the head football coach at Boonsboro High School since 1985. His 162 career wins rank second in Washington County history. He led the Warriors to the Maryland Class 1A championship game in 1993 and 1994, winning the school’s only title in 1993.

Their 19-game winning streak over those two seasons is the fourth-longest streak in county history. He has been honored as the county’s coach or co-coach of the year 10 times — most recently in 2011, when Boonsboro went 10-2 and reached the Class 1A West title game — and was Maryland’s 1A coach of the year in 1993.

Anders also coached girls varsity and JV basketball at Boonsboro and served as an assistant football coach for six years under Don Lewis before being elevated to head coach. He graduated from Charles Town (W.Va.) High School in 1971 and Shepherd College in 1975.

Harold “Ted” Brumbaugh


While pitching for Hagerstown High School in 1936 and 1937, the team defeated the University of Maryland freshman team. Brumbaugh threw a no-hitter against Mercersburg Academy and struck out 20 batters in his final high school game against Harpers Ferry.

Brumbaugh was invited to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals at the age of 16 and signed with the Washington Senators in 1938 for $1,000. He pitched in the minors for four seasons, going 33-34 with a 3.84 ERA in 109 games.

Jim Hutson

Hutson coached the Clear Spring High School baseball team for 27 years, compiling a 323-179 record. The Blazers won the Maryland Class C title in 1980 and lost in the championship game in 1981. He was the Washington County coach of the year in 1992 and had his number retired by the school when he stepped down in 2003. The Blazers had only four losing seasons with Hutson as their coach.

Hutson graduated from Clear Spring in 1968 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated from Shepherd College in 1975 and has taught social studies at Clear Spring ever since. He has served as a basketball official in the county for 38 years.

Jimi Massey

Massey was a standout wrestler and football player at Williamsport High School. He won a state title at 189 pounds in 1997 after finishing third in 1996. He was a four-time state qualifier and a three-time region champion. In football, Massey was the Washington County defensive player of the year and an All-Area selection at linebacker.

Massey was a member of the University of Virginia wrestling team and was an ACC champion in 2001 and 2002. He was a two-time NCAA tournament qualifier and finished in the top 12 in his weight class as a senior.

Richard “Rick” Schultz

Schultz was a longtime coach in the Washington County Junior Football League, with his teams going undefeated and unscored upon in several years. But his real talent is in revitalizing the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame.

Schultz made the Hall of Fame his passion and was responsible for hundreds of phone calls, letters and gathering of news clippings for people who deserved recognition in the Hall of Fame. He has a vast knowledge of sports and a collection of stories on individuals who played before, during and after his time as an athlete or coach.

His tutoring of many young players and contact with those he met keeps the memories of Washington County sports alive and remembered for years to come and helped keep the Hall of Fame current and constant.

Joe Tischer

Tischer has competed in numerous endurance events, including the Ironman Triathlon in 1989, 1990 and 1991. He completed the Bay Bridge swim in 1990 and competed in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon in 1995.

Tischer graduated from Towson University in 1959 and was inducted into that school’s athletic Hall of Fame for track and lacrosse.

The Hall of Fame banquet will begin with a social hour at 5:30. Dinner will be served at 6:30, with the induction program to follow.

Tickets are $25 and can be obtained by sending a check and return address to Washington County Sports Hall of Fame, 626 Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or by calling Gregg DeLauney at 240-675-1228, Andy Reid at 240-217-2929 or Frank Linn at 301-739-3474.

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