1992 Hall of Fame Bios

Marion “Miss Aff” Afflerbach While at Quakertown she established a long list of records.  She was so good an all-around performer that she could play any position with the best.  As a hockey coach at QCHS she had championships in ’41, ’47, ’48, ’49 and ’50. She bowled on men’s teams and carried an average of 188.

Sterling “Ducky” Detweiler – Carried a .400-plus batting average through his high school career at QHS. He played pro ball for many years.  He established a record hitting safely in 40 consecutive games in the Three I League.  He finished the 1941 season with the Boston Braves hitting .364.  An injury cut short his career.

Kenneth R. “Ken” Hager – Maxwell Club Weekly Football winner in 1953.  Gained 1446 yards as a 145 pound halfback that year and scored 14 TDs.  Pennridge won the Bux-Mont title, unbeaten.  Gained 280 yards in one game and scored 4 TDs in one game that year.  He was All Bux-Mont and honorable mention All-State in 1953.  He also earned 3 basketball and 3 baseball letters. He played on the Pennridge basketball team that lost the title to Quakertown at Lehigh University.  Later, he coached the Connie Mack baseball team in Deep Run. He served as manager of his church softball for 12 years and as assistant baseball coach at Pennridge for 5 years.

Lloyd A. “Scoop” Hoagey – Starred for Perkasie High School in the mid-twenties in all sports.  He was a deadly underhand basketball shooter, 25-50 in a row.   He was an outstanding left-handed hitter on the baseball team.  After graduation he went to Ursinus College.  He is a member of the Sports Hall of Fame at Ursinus.  He spent three years in the Cardinals and Yankees organizations and participated in spring training with Ruth, Gehrig, etc.  He coached basketball and baseball at Sell-Perk High for 13 seasons in the ‘30s and ‘40s .  He was a PIAA football and baseball official for 25 years.  He was also the Mayor of Sellersville.  He was known as an ardent social and church worker.  He passed away in November, 1982.

William H. “Bill” Hunsicker Earned letters in football and baseball as a freshman at Sell-Perk High School.  He earned a total of 14 letters before graduating.  He was the fullback on the football champions in ’32 and ’33.  He kicked a 40 yard field goal in 1933 to beat Doylestown for the title.  He was a pitcher/first baseman on the first Perkasie Legion Baseball Team in 1933 with a batting average over .400.  That team went to the state finals.  With a full scholarship to Muhlenberg College, he starred in football and baseball. He coached the Sell-Perk Greenjackets.  He was the manager the first year of Pennridge Little League baseball.  He served on borough council and his church council.

James “Spider” Myers “Spider” was a three sport athlete at QHS.  He excelled in basketball and baseball.  After graduating in 1950 he signed a pro contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.  Later he taught and coached at Quakertown.  His 1965 team won the Bux-Mont League baseball championship.

Henry L. “Jake” Orr – Played on the last Perkasie High sports team –football and the first Sell-Perk team –basketball.  Only three sports were played at that time.  He earned 12 letters in four years in football, basketball and baseball.  He made All North Penn in three sports and gained a full scholarship to Albright College.  At Albright, he scored the football team’s first touchdown of the year as a freshman and started the next three years.  He was a four year performer for Albright in baseball.  He started the Sell-Perk Community baseball league at age 15 in 1926.  Ten years later he won the league batting title with a .450 average, 65 points above the next player.

Douglas “Doug” Peiffer – Coached football for 25 years at Quakertown (18 assistant and 7 head coach).  He was also an assistant coach at Kutztown University for 7 years.  He coached 23 years of basketball at various levels.  He presently is the color man for WNPV football, was the first Quakertown teacher to speak at commencement and was a Memorial Day speaker in Quakertown.

John “Johnny” Smoll  - Played baseball, football and basketball at QHS.  He spent four years in the minor leagues as a baseball player.  He was the first player agent in Quakertown Little League, coached the American Legion team and played in the defunct East Penn League with Quakertown and Lansdale.

Marilyn “Humphrey” Detweiler Souder Earned 10 varsity letters at Sell-Perk from 1945-1949; three in field hockey, three in basketball and four in baseball.  In basketball she averaged 15, 20 and 22 points per game in three
consecutive years;  two straight title teams.  In softball she played on 3 straight title teams playing wherever needed and was 6-0 as a pitcher with 12 home runs in 2 years.  She was the MVP of the Philadelphia Suburban amateur hockey league in 1951.  She served as president of the high school Girls Athletic Association.  After high school she starred throughout Eastern Pa. in three sports.  She scored high single and high triple at Pennridge Ladies Bowling for two years running.

Jacob “Jake” Stoneback He is credited for the start of high school football at Quakertown.  He provided the plan for all athletics in 1920.  In football he guided the team to its first championship in 1920 and repeated in 1921 and 1922.  He finished his first four years with a 30-12-1 record.

Harold “Hal” Swartley Lettered four years at Sell-Perk in baseball, two in track, two in football and three in basketball.  Graduated in 1946 and then played four years of baseball at Muhlenberg College where he was the captain in his senior year.  He was the Sell-Perk and Pennridge baseball coach from 1950-1962 and his teams won the Bux-Mont championship in ’56, ’59 and ’60 beating Lansdale in one game playoffs the last two times.  He was the varsity girls’ softball coach from 1974-’89 with a 137-61 record.  His teams won league championships in ’77, ’82, ’87 and ’88 and the District One championship in ’80 and ’83.  During his tenure Pennridge made 9 District One appearances.  He had a litany of American Legion, semi-pro, and pro baseball participation.  He was a Jr. High guidance counselor for 28 years.