1997 Hall of Fame Bios

Clifford “Cliff” Kachline – Cliff, a Quakertown grad,  was a writer for the Sporting News from 1943-’67.  He was the editor of Official Baseball Guide and several other publications produced by Sporting News.  He was the Public Relations Director for the North American Soccer League 1967-’68.  He was the historian for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY from 1969-’82.  He was also the editor of the official World Series programs from 1974-’77.

Alice (Hoffman) Moyer – Graduated from Quakertown High in ’36 and was a four year participant in hockey, basketball, softball and track playing on numerous championship teams.  She was a gold medal winner in the 75 yard dash and 440 relay.  She was inducted into the East Stroudsburg University Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.

Ray Moyer – Graduated from Pennridge High in ’59.  On the gridiron he was chosen for 2nd team All Bux-Mont in ’57 and first team in ’58.  He was first team All Bux-Mont in baseball in his senior year as well as batting champ and Player of the Year.  He made the All State Legion team.  At Lafayette he played football for four years.  In baseball there he was chosen All East second team in ’61 and All American second team in ’62.  Ray signed a baseball contract with the Chicago Cubs and was assigned to their minor league affiliate in Sioux Falls, SD.  In Vietnam, as a Flight Surgeon, he made the All-League Flag football team in Da Nang in ’70.  Presently, he is an orthopedic surgeon at Temple Hospital.

David “Dave” Oltman, Sr. – Graduated from Sell-Perk in ’39 and played three years of football.  He was an All Bux-Mont quarterback in ’38.  He played basketball for four years and baseball for four years and was the baseball captain in ’39.  Dave was chosen All Bux-Mont shortstop from 1937-’39.  He played softball in the community league.  He managed in Pennridge Little League for ten years and managed the All Star team for five years.


Elaine “Bobbie” (Beidler) Van Cott – Graduated from Sell-Perk in ’39 and was a varsity member of three championship teams in one year, 1937-’39.  She was the captain of the hockey team and played basketball and softball.  She won ten letters and was the president of the Girls Athletic Association.  “Bobbie” was given the award for outstanding contribution to girls’ athletics.  She graduated from West Chester State and then taught physical education and counseled for 34 years at Hatfield H.S. and Pennridge.

Linford “Simmy” Weber – He played football, basketball, track and baseball at Quakertown High in the early 20’s.  He received a scholarship from Muhlenberg where he played quarterback, ran track and pitched on the baseball team.  He declined a Phillies contract to teach and coach all sports at Quakertown.  He remained active in semi-pro baseball in the Quakertown area.

Emma “Whit” Whitney – She won 11 varsity letters in basketball, hockey and softball at Quakertown H.S. She was an assistant coach of the Glennettes softball team which won two state and six regional titles.  For the past twenty years, she was on the Board of Directors of the Allentown Women’s Bowling Association.  She has participated for the last 35 years in various bowling leagues.

J. Dale Yoder – Graduated from Hilltown H.S. in ’53.  He won ten letters in soccer, basketball and baseball and was named Tri-County All League in all three sports for two years.  At Albright he earned three letters in basketball and four in baseball while hitting over .300.  Now teaching at Albright and has coached the tennis team for 22 years compiling a 151-94-1 record including eight MAC Division titles.  He was selected the Lehigh Valley Tennis Coach of the Year in 1993.  He was elected to the Albright Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.