2010 Hall of Fame Bios

Pennridge Inductees

Richard Ludwig – “Luds” is a 1956 graduate of Pennridge.  He excelled on the gridiron, hardwood and diamond throughout high school.  In football, Dick was a four year letter winner as a guard.  He was All Bux-Mont honorable mention as a sophomore, 2nd team as a junior and first team as a senior.  During his senior year he was the team captain.  In basketball, he was a three year letter winner as a guard.  In baseball, he was the catcher for the Rams for four years and captain of the team as a junior and senior.  He also was the catcher for the American Legion team for four years.  After high school, he attended Muhlenburg College where he was a guard and co-captain of the football team.  He also served in the US Army.  While serving in Japan he played on the Army championship basketball team in Japan and on the 2nd place baseball team.  He taught high school social studies and coached JV basketball at Narrowsburg, NY Central Rural School.  He has served as trustee and mayor of the village of Unionville, NY.

John Nice – John is a 1965 Pennridge graduate.  He played football in high school for one year and baseball for two years.  During his senior year he was voted to the All Bucks-Mont team as a running back.  In addition to high school baseball, John played Babe Ruth and American Legion Baseball for Perkasie.  John graduated from Delaware Valley College in 1969 where he lettered in football and baseball for three years.  He received MVP honors for both teams and was voted to the Delaware College Hall of Fame for both sports.  In football, he was a Maxwell Player of the week in his senior year and he received Little All-American Honors.  In ’69 he tried out for the Pittsburg Steelers and in ’70 he tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals.  He played with the Indianapolis Capitals in the Continental Football League in ’69.  He returned to Delaware Valley College for a brief stint as a coach in both sports in ’69.  He has lived in Maine for many years where he has coached Little League Baseball and Pee-Wee Football.  He has also umpired baseball and refereed basketball and soccer in Maine for more than 10 years.  He has enjoyed playing men’s fast pitch softball and men’s basketball in mid-coast Maine.

Clayton F. Pritchard –Clayton graduated from Perkasie High School in 1920 where he played football, basketball and baseball.  He was the captain of the 1920 County Championship basketball team.  After graduation, he attended Lafayette College where he continued to play all three sports.  He was a shortstop on the baseball team and was one of the few switch hitters at that time.  He returned to Perkasie and was the high school baseball coach from 1921-1924.  Throughout the ‘20’s and ‘30’s he played football and baseball in community leagues in the Perkasie area.  In the ‘30’s he and “Reddy” Beer founded a baseball team called the “Orphans”.  The name came from the fact that they could not find a local business to sponsor the team.  Sportsmanship and fair play were the hallmark of his playing and coaching careers.

Don Spier (deceased) – Don’s records as a cross country runner are phenomenal.  As a Ram cross country runner he never lost a dual meet in his last three years of high school.  The lanky Class of ’71 runner won 31 consecutive meets from 1969-’71 and won the Bux-Mont Cross Country title 3 times.  In his senior year he won the District One title and finished sixth in the state meet after finishing 11th in his junior year.  He set ten course records and led the Rams to second place finishes in the Bux-Mont all four years of high school.  In track and field, Don still holds the Ram school record in the mile, besting 4:20 in the spring of his senior year.  Twice, Don won the mile run in the Southeastern PA Meet of Champions.  He also won the 2 mile Bux-Mont Championship as a sophomore.  In his junior year he led Pennridge to the Bux-Mont Championship breaking a 22 year winning streak by North Penn.  He was a top five finisher in the state mile run and is considered by many the best male distance runner in Pennridge history.  Don is the only Pennridge male athlete to ever win the Bux-Mont Cross Country individual championship three times.

Quakertown Inductees

William “Scott” Charles – Scott is a 1970 Quakertown graduate.  He played soccer, basketball and baseball for all four years of high school.  He was the center for the 1970 Bux-Mont Championship Basketball Team.  During that year he was chosen honorable mention All League as a center.  He was the captain of the baseball team in his senior year and an overpowering pitcher on the 1970 Bux Mont Legion Championship Baseball Team.  He was a member of the American Legion All Star Team.  After high school he attended Bucks County Community College where he starred on the basketball team and played goalie for the soccer team.  He led the basketball team and league in rebounding with a 16 rebound per game average.  He was selected to the Eastern PA All League Team both years at BCCC and was key to their championship as a freshman.  Scott then attended Arizona State University where he played on the Western Athletic Conference Championship Basketball Team.  He continued to play basketball in recreation leagues in Quakertown, Pennridge and Catasauqua.  From 1977-86, Scott was a member of the AAU Track and Field Federation.  He competed in California javelin competitions training out of Ervine University with Bob Toomey as his coach.  Events included stops at Cal Ervine, Long Beach Invitational, UCLA Sunkist Invitational and Sun Angel Invitational at Arizona State University.  When he returned to Quakertown he owned and operated World Class Gym.  He has instructed boys and girls in summer basketball camps.

Jeff Johnston – Jeff is a 1966 graduate from Quakertown.  He was a four year letter winner in track and field and a three year letter winner in football.  He was a second team All Bux-Mont running back as a junior.  During his senior year he was a co-captain and unanimous choice for first team All Bux-Mont running back on the Bux-Mont Championship Team.  Jeff was also recognized on the All State team as a fullback.  He set a school and league record with a 65 yard punt that season.  Jeff excelled in track and field as well.  As a freshman, he set the school record for the javelin; a record that he ended up breaking many times before he graduated.  He had many triple event wins that year and was named MVP as a freshman.  This was his first of four team MVP awards.  As a sophomore he broke the school record and Bux-Mont javelin record three times.  He repeated this in his junior year when he again broke both records three times.  In the summer between his junior and senior years he won the Quakertown Track and Field Club first ever decathlon event with a score of 8,417 points out of 12,000.  Jeff still holds the school record in the javelin at a distance of 199’11 ½”.  After high school he attended Columbia Prep and was ahead of Joe Bellino’s school rushing record when his football career ended due to injury.  In 1985 Jeff coached girl’s track and field at Pennridge and one of his athletes broke the Ram school record for the javelin.

Bob Landgreen – Bob is a 1958 graduate from Quakertown where he excelled in football and track.  He was a running back on two Bux-Mont Championship teams and was chosen All Bux-Mont second team his senior year.  He held three football rushing records at that time which have since been broken.  In track, Bob competed as a sprinter, relay runner and high jumper.  He participated in two Penn Relays.  During the summer he was an outfielder on the American Legion Baseball Team.  After high school, Bob attended Cushing Academy Prep School in Massachusetts.  While there he was a first team All League running back and continued as a sprinter and high jumper for the track team.  He then attended Kutztown State College where he was a first team running back as well as a sprinter and high jumper on the college track team.  After college graduation, Bob served in the US Navy on the USS Midway.

Lillian Rhoades Neiman – Lil is a 1950 graduate from Quakertown High School.  She played four years of softball, field hockey and basketball.  She was the co-captain of the 1950 Bux-Mont Championship Basketball Team where she played as a guard.  In softball she was a third baseman and was known for her strong throwing arm.   In field hockey she played center halfback.  In her senior year she was viewed as the team leader in all three sports.  After high school, she continued to play basketball in the local recreation league which played their games at Benner Hall in Richlandtown.  She felt honored to have played for the legendary Quakertown Coach, Marion Afflerbach.  When she completed her playing days she coached girls’ basketball in the local recreation league.

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