2006 Hall of Fame Bios

Eric Fargo – Graduated from Sell-Perk High.  Eric excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track earning letters in all four sports.  He played baseball for the Fleetwing baseball team in Sellersville as well as the American Legion team.  He played on the Greenjackets football team.  He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and while in the military he was on the swimming and baseball teams.  After the Air Force he returned to East Stroudsburg State Teachers College where he was a member of the swimming team and gymnastics team which he captained in his senior year.  During the summer he played fast pitch softball for Trinity Lutheran Church of Perkasie.  After Eric graduated from college he applied to and attended the University of Pennsylvania and received his degree in physical therapy.  His love of sports led him into his chosen profession in which he used his knowledge in total rehabilitation, sports medicine and treatment of physically challenged individuals in order that they may resume a normal lifestyle.  He retired in 1997.  He is an avid golfer with three hole-in-ones.

Mark Hollenbach – Graduated from Pennridge High in 1972.  In 9th grade he was quarterback and captain of the football team and led Pennridge Central Junior High to an undefeated season.  While in high school he played football, basketball and baseball and lettered in all three sports.  Mark was named All Bux-Mont in both basketball and baseball.  He received the Outstanding Player award his junior and senior years for basketball.  He is the second all time scoring leader in Pennridge with 1032 points.  In high school he received the Russell Crouthamel Award for good sportsmanship, the Poppy Yoder Award for good human relations, and the Outstanding Citizen Award.  He played first base for the championship American Legion team in 1971.  Mark also played for the Perkasie team that won the Tri-County League Championship in 1974 as well as the Souderton Warriors in the Perkiomen Valley League.  He was named first team all-star at first base with a batting average of .418.  Following high school he attended the University of Illinois where unfortunately a severe knee injury ended his athletic career while playing football.

Kenneth Kratz, Jr. -  He graduated from Sell-Perk High in 1949 and played
varsity baseball, basketball and volleyball.  He was second team All Bux-Mont in baseball his senior year with a batting average of .410.  Kenneth was All Bux-Mont honorable mention in basketball his junior and second team his senior year.  He played American Legion baseball in Perkasie.  He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1953 where he played varsity basketball all four years.  He also played intramural sports in football, softball and ping-pong.  While serving in the U.S. Army he played basketball and softball.  In 1954 he received the Fort Benjamin Harrison Tournament MVP award.  He has played for many independent athletic teams including the Sellersville Red Birds in baseball, church league softball, North Penn Basketball Association, Bux-Mont Independent Basketball League, and the Big Nine Basketball Team.  His basketball experience has allowed him to play against players like Wilt Chamberlain, Harlem Ambassadors, Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Phillies and Harlem Globetrotters. He has also participated in various tennis, bowling and golf leagues.

Arlington “Puts” Lewis – “Puts” participated in track, basketball, football and baseball at Quakertown.  He was a center on the football team and the manager his senior year, 1939.  His preference was baseball, which he played for 3 years as a catcher and first baseman earning two letters.  Before and after WW II he played softball on local teams.  He also was on service teams in 1945.  He then became manager of the Big Six team American Legion team.  “Puts” is a charter member of the Pennridge/Quakertown Sports Hall of Fame and a member of the Board of Directors.

Sylvia Moyer/Angstadt – Sylvia was a natural athlete in a family of athletes.  She was especially devoted to the Quakertown hockey program coached by the fabulous Marion Afflerbach.  The teams were Bux-Mont champs each of the four years she was a player and she was captain in her senior year, 1951.  Sylvia was an all around competitor with three years on the basketball and softball teams and one year on the rifle team.  When she was in the nursing program at the University of Pennsylvania, she played on their basketball team.  Thirty years later, to stay in shape, she began jogging, participating in road races, and going to senior games.  She won many races including the North Carolina State 400-meter run, and in the National Senior Finals came in 11th in the country.  She also has become some fisherperson.  Ask her about her big fish.

Earl “Butch” Rodenberger – Among his many accomplishments as a player and coach, “Butch” was named All Bux-Mont in football.  He was a 1962 graduate of Quakertown earning letters in football for 4 years and baseball for 3 years.  He went on to receive letters for 4 years at the fine football program as Western Kentucky.  After college he became a teacher a Quakertown High for 30 years, retiring in 1998.  He coached the following teams during his time there:  Assistant varsity football coach for 18 year, head football coach at Milford for 10 years, assistant varsity wrestling coach for 12 years, assistant Milford wrestling coach for 6 years, head track coach at Milford for 3 years and head golf coach at Quakertown for 8 years.

Phyllis Shaak -  Graduated from Pennridge High in 1961 where she played four years of softball, three years of basketball and three years of hockey all at the varsity level.  She was captain in all three sports her senior year.  At graduation Phyllis won the “All Sports Award”.  In 1962-’65 she played club hockey in Philadelphia and Lansdale.  From 1962-’90 she bowled in various leagues in Quakertown and Allentown.  From 1960-’70 she played for the Glenettes softball team in Perkasie.  She as voted MVP three different times.  She participated in the National Tournament for six years and won Second Team honors three of the six years.  In 1968-’72 she played softball for the Telford Wanderers where she was voted MVP and voted to 2nd Team All-Star selection for three of the five years that the Telford team won regionals.  Her lifetime batting average was .390.  In 1992, Phyllis was inducted into the Pennsylvania Softball Hall of Fame.

Todd Youngblood – Todd, a 1971 graduate of Quakertown High and president of his class, participated in football (4 years), basketball (2 years) and wrestling (2 years).  As a lineman on offense and defense, he was a starter for 3 years and co-captained the team in his senior year.  He was given All State Honorable Mention recognition his senior year and played in the MS Hope Chest Classic as a starting offensive tackle.  Todd excelled in field events, and put the shot at least 50 feet and held some discus records.  At Brown University, he earned letters on their football team each year as an offensive guard.  If you have a chance to shake his hand, be careful, because his has a 2nd degree Black Belt.