Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

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Cash prizes- $100.00 – Robert Silverman
                   -$50.00- Deb Lutz
                   -$50.00-Larry Meyer
Sports related prizes:
Sunset Golf Course- four (4) greens fees with carts- Bob Phillips
Fairview Golf Course- four (4) greens fees with carts-Roger Grimes
Iron Valley Golf Course- four (4) greens fees with carts-J McDonald
Lebanon Country Club- four (4) greens fees with carts-Lyle Krall
Royal Oaks Golf Course- four (4) greens fees with carts-Ken Shank
Pine Meadows Golf Course – four (4) greens fees with carts-Sam Miller
Cedar Lanes Bowling – one (1) hour of bowling plus shoe rental (4-people)-Pat Murray
Palmyra Bowling – one (1) hour of bowling plus shoe rental (4-people)-Joe Kristobak
Sinkhole Saloon & Grill- $20.00 gift certificate-Barry Heckard
NY Fitness- three (3) month membership for two (2) people-Donald Foreman
Lebanon Valley YMCA – three (3)month membership for two (2) people- Dick Rhine
LVC Arnold Fitness Center – three (3) month membership for two (2) people-Zack Bare
Hershey Bears Game Tickets-Paul Geib
Phillies Game Tickets – Ken Shank

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                 The 2014 Inductees for the  Central Chapter of the Hall of Fame

Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 1397
          Lebanon, PA 17042















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. 

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 BestManagerial  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. 


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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