Those to be inducted into the Hall of Fame include a former college president, a state championship team, a PIAA runner-up, a four-sport standout, college All-American and longtime CHS teacher, spanning the years 1948 through 2012. The inductees are: Jerry Afari (2003), Michael Burke IV (2012), Joe Fry (1975), the late Charles Reinhart (1964), Dr. Frederick Sample (1948) and the 1975 PIAA Class B track and field championship team. Here are brief biographies of the inductees:
Michael Burke IV
Fry lives in Florida where he serves as CFO for Famous Tate's and also works for the NFL and Tampa Bay Bucs in the player participation area.
Dr. Frederick Sample
1975 PIAA Class B track and field championship team1975 TRACK TEAM: Coached by Jack Yohe and Les Schoelkoph, the Tide finished the regular season with a 6-2 record and traveled to Penn State for the state meet where they were involved in a tight team championshp battle with Solanco. State qualifiers were Mike Keiper (high jump and pole vault), Scott Zeamer (100, 200 and 880 relay), Neal Howard (300 hurdles and mile relay), Rick Bowers (mile relay), Paul Meshey (880 relay and mile relay), Terry Proctor (880 relay and mile relay), Oscar Plowman (880 relay and mile relay) and Bob Holdsworth (triple jump and long jump). In the 880 relay, the Tide team of Plowman, Proctor, Meshey and Zeamer reached the finals of the event but were disqualified. Holdsworth advanced, made the first cut in both of his events while Howard missed the finals in the 300 hurdles. Keiper brought home the gold in the high jump with a leap of 6-7.75 and also finished fourth in the pole vault with a jump of 12-9, which was big in the Tide's pursuit of the team title. Zeamer won the Tide's second gold in the 100, finishing just ahead of the four second place finishers. The team title came down to the mile relay and the team of Bowers, Proctor, Meshey and Howard pulled out the win, coming from behind in the last leg to win the gold. That gave the Tide three gold medals, tied with Solanco but Keiper's fourth place finish in the pole vault was good enough to give the Tide the state team title. Committee members are Jim Smith, chairman; Karen Kuhn, secretary; Jeff Deascenti, Mike Burke Jr., Jack Yohe, Mark Wisler, Don Arndt, Brandi Gambler, Abby Smith, and Barry Ford.
[Source: Press release]