Colonels to induct seven into Hall of Fame

September 14, 2011
Star staff report

WINCHESTER- Six athletes and a former coach will be inducted into the 12th annual James Wood High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday.

Ceremonies begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by the 5:45 induction ceremony in the James Wood Ridge Campus gymnasium. The inductees will also be recognized at halftime of the football game between James Wood and Hedgesville. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at the Colonels' stadium. George Glaize, Jr., class of 1961, is being inducted for his excellence in football and track and field at James Wood. Glaize earned four letters as a running back, defensive back and punt/kick returner. He helped lead the Colonels to their first ever district championship in 1959.

In 1961, Glaize earned the Sporting News National High School All American Football Award and was listed on the Prep All-America Team.

In track he earned two varsity letters and ran the 100 and 220 yard dash and 880 relay events. He was on the Colonels track team that won the district championship in 1959.

James "J.D." Robinson, class of 1966, excelled in wrestling, football, and track for the Colonels. A member of the first wrestling team at JW in 1964, he excelled three years on the mats and led the Colonels to their first undefeated season in 1966.

Robinson was district, regional and VIWA champion at the 133-pound weight class his senior year and received the JWAA Wrestling Award, the Bill Boyd Award, the TAC's Award, and the Touchdown Club Award for his excellence.

Robinson played football three years for the Colonels and was on the 1965 undefeated football team. In track, he was a pole-vaulter and placed first in the Martinsburg Invitational his senior year.

Wayne Cromer, Class of 1969, is being inducted for his excellence in cross country and track for the Colonels. He set a tri-county meet record in cross country in 1968 and won the JWAA Cross Country Award in 1968 and 1969.

In track, he broke the school record in the mile in 1969 at 4:32. He received the JWAA Track Award in 1969. Cromer also wrestled for a year and played JV football one year.

Michael Peacemaker, class of 1974, was an outstanding defensive back in football for the Colonels. Setting a school record with eight interceptions his senior year, he was the first defensive player to be named the Winchester Star Player of the Year in 1973.

Peacemaker ended his career with a total of 13 interceptions in his two seasons as a starting defensive back.

He was first team All-Commonwealth District, second team All-State and first team All-Area at defensive back his senior year. He helped lead his team to the district co-championship (9-1 record) and received the JWAA Football Award and a JWAA scholarship in 1974.

Jay DeHaven, class of 1975, excelled for the Colonels in wrestling, football, and track. He finished with a career wrestling record of 57-7 and a winning percentage of .89. His senior year, he was undefeated in dual matches in the 155 pound class (13-0) and won the district championship in his weight class. He finished second in the region.

During his junior year, he wrestled in the 145-pound class where he won district and regional championships and was honored for having the most pins in regional competition. He was undefeated with a 12-0 record during the regular season and received the JWAA Outstanding Wrestler Award.

DeHaven played varsity football two seasons but was sidelined with a torn knee cartilage. However, he was able to return and regain his starting position. In track and field, he won a district title in the pole vault and set a school record with a vault of 13 feet, ½ inch. In 1975 he received the JWAA Outstanding Field Events Award.

Stacey Stickley Roy, class of 1990, is one of the most versatile athletes to excel in women's athletics at James Wood. She was a major contributor in tennis, volleyball and softball all four years of her high school carrer.

In tennis, she received the Winchester Star Girls' Tennis Player of the Year Award in both 1989 and 1990 and as a junior she posted a 7-1 singles record, which was second-best in Commonwealth District at the No. 2 seed. She was a top-seeded doubles player with teammate Holly Rodgers and they finished second in district competition.

In volleyball she earned two varsity letters and in 1989 she set school records for service aces (28) and assists (95). She also played on two undefeated JV teams; the 1987 squad finished 12-0 and the 1988 squad was 11-0.

Softball was her biggest impact sport. She was a varsity starter and lettered all four years. Her freshman year the team won the Commonwealth District tournament and advanced to the regionals. The 1988 team also competed in the regionals.

Her senior year, she turned in the team's highest batting average (.392) and was named Honorable Mention All-District. She also was named to the Winchester Star All-Area Softball Team as a middle infielder. She set records for most runs scored (20), most hits (20), most triples (3), most stolen bases (14), and the highest batting average (.392), which is second highest in Colonels' history. Roy received the Jim Casey Scholarship and the Archie Manuel Scholarship. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary.

Long-time coach John Maphis also is being inducted on Friday. Maphis began his tenure with Frederick County Schools in 1971 at Frederick County Junior High School where he coached track, boys basketball and girls basketball until 1990. He also was athletic director there.

He moved to James Wood High School in 1991 and taught and coached there until his retirement in 2006. Maphis was head girls basketball coach for 16 years and during that time he had two undefeated teams with 20-0 overall records and 10-0 league records. He also served as JV boys basketball coach, assistant varsity boys basketball coach, and head coach of the girls tennis team. He was named Winchester Star Basketball Coach of the Year four times.

Also being recognized at Friday night's Hall of Fame game will be two outstanding athletes who played at Stonewall High School in Frederick County before James Wood High School opened. They are Dave Fahnestock from the class of 1946 and Jack Patton from the class of 1949.


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