Carroll Hall of Fame inducts five members

April 13, 1995|By Glenn P. Graham

The Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame, founded by the Rotary Club of Westminster last year, inducted five new members at its second annual banquet last night at the Carroll Community College.

This year's inductees are John "Jack" Bowersox, Wayne "Buckshot" Harman, Jim Head, Harry "Buzzy" Lambert and Thelma Richards.

* Bowersox was a standout in basketball, football and baseball at Westminster High from 1948 to 1951 and went on to become an All-American honorable mention on the University of Maryland football team.

He was the starting left guard and inside linebacker on Maryland's undefeated national championship team in 1953. He also co-founded the Carroll County Chargers Football Club, a former semi-pro team.

* Harman made his mark on the soccer field at Towson State where he was an All-American in 1956. He was a four-year starter and team captain his final three seasons. He set school marks in career goals (57), goals in a game (six against American University in 1956) and in a season (18).

A three-sport standout at Hampstead High School, he led the basketball team in scoring from 1949-1953; was a member of the 1953 state championship 440 relay team in track and scored nine goals on the varsity soccer team as an eighth-grader.

* Head was a three-sport standout at Westminster High who went on to become head football coach and athletic director at his alma mater.

NB He was a four-year letterman in football, basketball and track

from 1954 to 1957 and captained each his junior and senior years.

After being selected as an All-State quarterback his senior year at Westminster, he became a Junior College All-American at Victoria (Texas) Junior College in 1960.

Head returned to Westminster High and was the school's athletic director from 1967 to 1989 and posted a 61-41-2 record as head football coach starting in 1968. He also coached track, gymnastics, basketball, baseball and softball teams at Westminster and claimed numerous league, county and region titles.

* Lambert began his career at New Windsor High in the eighth grade when he started for the varsity basketball team in 1950. He led the county in scoring as a junior and senior in basketball and also played soccer and baseball.

At Western Maryland College, he started as a freshman in all three sports. Lambert particularly excelled on the diamond for the Green Terror, leading the team in home runs and RBIs in each of his sophomore, junior and senior years and hitting over .400 for his career.

* Richards is the first woman to be inducted into the Carroll Hall. The Westminster resident was the top amateur golfer in the Baltimore area from 1947 to 1962 and a member of the LPGA.

Richards was also an outstanding trap shooter. She won the Maryland State Trap Shoot eight times, was runner-up in the North American Trap Shoot in 1962 and was a member of the All-American trap Team in 1964 and 1968.

This year's group joins charter members Charles Duppins, Charlie Havens, Earl Hersh, the late Herbert Ruby and George Stem into the Carroll Hall.

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