Anne Arundel hall will induct 5

High Schools

October 09, 2003|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

High school coaches Art St. Martin and Mike Hampe; former athlete and coach Michael Busch; University of Maryland athletic publicist Jack Zane; and the late Julian Easterday, a renowned duckpin bowler, make up the 13th induction class of the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame.

The five inductees will be enshrined on Jan. 27 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

St. Martin coached the Brooklyn Park High girls basketball team to six state championships during his tenure (1977-1989). The first girls basketball coach named to the Hall, St. Martin was named All-Metro Coach of the Year in 1982, '85 and '88 and ended with a 218-74 record.

Hampe was inducted into the Maryland State Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1990 after posting a career record of 257-37-3 in 22 seasons at Old Mill. His Patriots won six state tournament championships, including a Maryland state-record five straight from 1989 to '93, 11 regional and 10 county tournament titles and 14 county dual-meet championships.

A former standout wrestler at Severna Park High, Hampe started the Old Mill wrestling program in 1976. His teams never had a losing season and went unbeaten four times.

Busch, speaker of the House of Delegates, was a three-year starter at St. Mary's who earned the Annapolis Touchdown club's Rhodes Trophy as Anne Arundel County's top football player in 1965, when he scored 15 touchdowns. He played at Temple University, but a knee injury in the second game of his junior year ended his playing days.

Busch returned to St. Mary's and coached basketball, turning a 2-18 team into a 20-7 club, and also coached the football team for five years. Under Busch, the Saints' football team went 31-18. He was a lacrosse official at all levels, and has been a county recreation and parks director since 1979.

Zane is a graduate of Southern-Harwood, where he played baseball and soccer. He spent 43 seasons at the University of Maryland, mainly as sports information director (1969-86), before becoming director of ticket operations. He is a member of the Hall of Fame of the College Sports Information Directors of America and the University of Maryland Hall of Fame.

Easterday was an amateur duckpin bowler from 1920 to 1960 and won a national championship in 1941 with a three-game set of 495 and the first 200 game in the sport. An Annapolis resident for 74 years, he died in 1990 at age 90.

This year's five honorees will bring the total number of inductees to 63. For ticket information, contact Bill Wentworth at 410-987-4732.

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