Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

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                 This year's nominees for induction into the  Central Chapter of the Hall of Fame

Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 1397
          Lebanon, PA 17042
2014 Inductee BallotVoting Message from the President 

Congratulations on being a member in one of the finest sports fellowship organizations in the nation. This ballot is an important membership privilege which should not be taken lightly. 2014 will be the Central Chapter’s 18th year to have each member vote. Please help this method of selection work by voting for 7 nominees. The 6 or 7 candidates who receive the most votes will be inducted Nov. 10. Do you know someone who should be nominated? If so, please contact Denny Habecker at 272-5077, Don Scott at 273-5862 or Barry Heckard at 273-4744. The deadline for 2015 nominations is Dec. 31, 2014.

Barry Heckard, President 

1. Eberly, Keith - Bowling – Previous VP of Lebanon County ABC. 25-300 games, 13- 800 series, Current Lebanon County Series Record Holder – 866 Series. 2009 – 2010 Harrisburg USBC Senior All Events Champion. Member Lebanon County USBC Hall of Fame. 2008-2009 & 2009-2010, Harrisburg USBC Champion Team Member. 

2.  Foreman, Donald -  Hockey- 1956-57 – Played Jr. Hockey, Winnipeg Monarchs, 1958 tryout Fort Wayne Comets, International League, 1958-59 signed contract with Providence Reds, AHL, sent to Washington Presidents; 1959-60 started career of 24 years as AHL linesman {1959-1983}. Averaged 80 games per year. 1960-61 played for Jersey Larks. 1971-76 referee in North American Hockey League and also a linesman for AHL. 1978-79 called up to NHL as linesman as injury replacement. 

3.  Kreider,  Rachelle Lynn -  1987 won Ms. Pa. Bodybuilding Championship Middleweight Division and Over-all Title. 1988 placed 5th in NPC National Bodybuilding Championships; 1991 won weight class and set World Record in the Deadlift with 315 lbs. in her 1st International Powerlifting 

event. 1994 and ‘96 she was National and World Powerlifting Submaster record holder in the Bench Press and Deadlift. 2008 inducted into West Shore Chapter and 2010 East Shore Chapter of the Pa Sports Hall of Fame. 

4. Long Sr., David- Bowling- Has been Bowling 44 years with 46 – 300 games, 21 – 800 series, 5 Lebanon Valley USBC titles, 1 County 4 man title and 1 Doubles title. Holds the county record for Average -244, and County High Triple of 866. He is a member of the Lebanon Valley USBC Hall of Fame and has served as a USBC board member. He has bowled in numerous state and national tournaments and had one of his 300 games at States. 

5. McHugh, Michael -  Hockey – Played 5 years for the Hershey Bears. Played in 20 NHL games. Captain of 1996-97 Calder Cup winning team  andwas Calder Cup MVP. University of Maine Hockey Hall of Fame inductee. 1988 NCAA All-American, Hockey East Player of the Year and New England Player of the Year. 

6.  Lotier, Paul  - Auto Racing-  Paul Lotier’s Championship Dirt Track history recorded approx. 40 modified victories, earning championships at Big Diamond Raceway in 1979 and Penn National Speedway in 1981. His Sprint car additional wins included championships at Port Royal Speedway and Florida’s East Bay Nationals in 1987. Paul was named 1991 Nashville Speedway “Rookie of the Series” title prior to suffering a devastating neck/spinal injury at the Sharron Nationals, ending his escalation into National Sprint car competition. 

7.  Berman, Ronald L. - Coaching – Palmyra boys basketball coach 11 years  (151-132 ) ; 1987 Mid-Penn champion; 1988 District 3-3A  Final 4 and PIAA Eastern semi-finals. Girls basketball coach 13 years (260-96); 5 Mid-Penn Keystone Championships, 1 Conference championship.one District 3-3A title and 2 runners-up. Two undefeated seasons (23-0 and 22-0) and 11 straight district playoff appearances. Tennis coach 8 years (63-25; 1976 undefeated in Capital  Area Conference matches and third in district play. Palmyra Sports Hall of Fame and Lebanon Valley Sports Hall of Fame inductee. 

8. Granger, Raymond – Football – 4 yr letter winner –Albright College (1975-1979), 1999 Albright HofF, ECAC Division III All Region 1978, ECAC  Div. 1978, Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman/Back 1976, 77, 78.  Starter on 2 NCAA Div. III playoff teams and 3 MAC Division Championship teams. Also Lebanon High School  4 yr. letter winner in track & field. Unanimous pick  L-L League All-Star; Big 33 Honor roll, Lebanon Daily News Lineman of the Week, 2013 Lebanon High School  HofF Inductee. 

9. Keim, Adam Patrick – Baseball – Drafted by Kansas City Royals in 2002; played five years up to AA level (368 GP, 195 RBI, 48 HR)  before suffering career-.ending injury. 2005 led KC minor league teams with 30 home runs. Helped Coastal Carolina University win 2 Big South championships, 2002 Big South MVP, 2-time All Big South selection and is 9th in RBI’s (149) and 12th in HRs (127). As pitcher he led Chanticleers with 7 saves in 2002 and career stats of 1-2/3. 21 ERA in 19 games. Holds every Cedar Crest High School offensive  record. 

10. Krall, Stacy Stoner – Cross-country  9TH  grade undefeated regular season L-L league meet champ, Runner of the Year in L-L, District III Champion.  10TH grade undefeated regular season, L-L league meet champ, L-L  Runner of the Year, District III  and PIAA Champion,  PTFCA All-state 1st Team.  11TH grade undefeated regular season, District III Champion. 12TH Grade District III Champion 4TH time.  1995 Indoor Track State Champion 3000 meters; Outdoor track-10TH grade Lebanon Co. & L-L  League meet 1st 1600 & 3200; District III won 3200, 1600, & 800. 11TH grade Lebanon Co. Meet 1st 1600.  12TH grade  District III won  800, 1600 & 3200. Holds numerous records at Northern Lebanon High School; Freshman of the Year at Mount Saint Mary’s College before stress fractures cut short her college career. 

11. Sarbaugh, James Michael – Baseball – In his 24TH year with Cleveland Indians; 6 seasons as player, reaching AAA before switching to coaching/ managing. Named 2007 Carolina League Manager of the Year, 2009 Eastern League Best Managerial  Prospect, 2010 Minor  League Manager of the Year and 2011 International  League Manager of the Year. Became Indians’ 1st base coach in 2013 and 3rd base coach in 2014. Never had losing season as manager and 7 of his 9 teams made playoffs. 1989 was First Team All-American for Lamar University; signed by Milwaukee. 

12. Stoddard, Earl – Wrestling -  Head Wrestling coach, Northern Lebanon, 1986-2007; Pa. Coaches HofF Inductee 2012; Dist. 3 AA (’87) and L-L League Sect. 2 ‘94 Coach of the Year; Past Pres. Dist. 3 and State Wrestling Coaches Associations; coached ’87 NL team to Dist. 3 Sect. IV Championship and S. Central Regional Runner-up; ’94 L-L League Sect 2 Champions; Coached L-L League, sectional, district, and regional individual champions and Lebanon County’s only State Champion in addition to 4 L-L Wrestlers of the Year and the Outstanding Wrestler of the ’96 League Tournament and multiple Official’s Sportsmanship Awards; Initiated and developed the L-L League Wrestling Tournament. 

13. Villarrial, Chris – Football- 1996 5TH round draft pick by Chicago Bears; played 8 seasons for Bears and 3 for Buffalo, starting 148 of 155 NFL games played. All-Pro and All-Joe selection, won 12 game balls as team’s MVP. He was 2-time First Team All ECAC Player, Little All-American and All PSAC Team selection at Indiana University of Pa. where his number 75 was retired. Lettered in football, wrestling and track & field at Hershey High, was 2-time All-State and a Big 33 selection. Currently head coach at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. 

The State allows for “nominees of distinction”, i.e. inductees of higher ranking halls of fame, to be considered automatic inductees. Ernie Accorsi’s  2009 Induction into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame qualifies him for this privilege and we are proud to have him as an honored 2014 inductee, absent of the ballot process.

Accorsi, Ernie – Senior General Manager of New York Giants 1998–2007. Previously was general manager of Baltimore Colts (1982-1983) and Cleveland Browns (1985 -1992). Currently serves on NFL Safety Advisory Panel. Inducted into Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2009; recipient of George Young Award from the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Maxwell Club Reds Bagnell Award. Graduate of Hershey High School where he was inducted into school’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Office Name Email Phone
Honorary President Joseph N. Uhler, Jr    
President Barry L. Heckard heckard4@comcast.net home 717-273-4744
cell 717-304-8461
Vice President Ed. L. Ludwig eludadvo@comcast.net 717.865.3757
Vice President Douglas M. Bohannon dbohannon@elcosd.org 717.821.5131
General Councel Daryl J. Gerber    
Chairman of the Board George A. Gerber gagwhg@comcast.net 717.269.3817
Secretary/Treasurer Elizabeth Yocum yocumfamily@hotmail.com  
Assistant Treasurer Earl Whitmore   717.533.8147
Comptroller Leonard H. Schott    
Chaplain Rev. Leonard Knighton    
  Bob Trump bobtrump@comcast.net 717.507.5671

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