Hall of Fame
Class of 2019
Bill Oblas – Administrator
Oblas spent over 40 years in Loudoun County Public Schools. He served as principal of Loudoun County from 2004-2014. He made sportsmanship and school spirit a priority at the school and helped with the formation of the student fan section, better known as the “Raider Riot” and the LCHS HOF. Oblas was actively involved in the VHSL, Region and District leadership and served on the District Council for nine years. He was a mainstay at all athletic events during his career at LCHS.
Katie Baldwin – Class of 2002 – Basketball
Baldwin was a four-year letter winner for the Raider basketball program. She scored 1,326 points in her career and broke records for Single Season Scorer (444), Most Three Pointers in a Game (4), Single Season Three Pointers (31), Single Season Free Throws (74), Career Free Throws (221) Single Game Block Shots (7) and Career Blocks (133). Baldwin earned All-District and Washington Post All-Extra honors as a junior and senior and All-Region honors as a senior. Baldwin played Division I basketball at St. Francis College and The University of North Carolina, Asheville where her play helped to capture the 2006 Big South Conference Championship for UNC Asheville Bulldogs. After graduation Baldwin coached at both UNC Asheville and Tusculum College and now owns her own company called b.fit Ashville which provides in-home personal training and delivers locally sourced healthy meal options.
Jack Barrett – Class of 1961 – Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, and Track
Barrett was named Most Athletic by the Class of 1961. He earned eight varsity letters and was captain of the basketball and baseball teams his senior year. He earned first team All-Northwestern District and honorable mention Virginia All-State in basketball while setting the single game scoring record at the time. He led the baseball team in batting average as a junior and senior. He also played golf and did track when it did not interfere with baseball. Jack went on to play tennis at Wingate and Lynchburg College as the number one single and doubles player. As an adult, he became an avid golfer and authored several books about Loudoun County.
Dennis Duff – Class of 1974 – Football, Basketball, and Baseball
As a three-sport athlete, Duff earned seven varsity letters during his career at LCHS. He was named All-District at running back, defensive back, and punter his senior year. He also played point guard for the Raider basketball team but is probably best known for his accomplishments on the baseball diamond. He led the team with a .491 batting average his senior year and was named MVP. As a junior and senior he led the Raiders in every offensive category including HRs, RBIs, and Batting Average and was named All-District. Duff played baseball at VA Tech where he started in left field. While there he broke the VA Tech record for homeruns which was later broken by MLB player Franklin Stubbs. After graduation, Duff became a career firefighter in Fairfax County.
Brian Fixx – Class of 1989 – Football, Basketball, and Baseball
As a three-sport athlete, Fixx earned 10 varsity letters during his time at LCHS and was captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams. Fixx was a three-year starter at quarterback and safety and was a member of the 1985 District Championship team. In basketball, he was a three-year starter who averaged 15 point per game as a junior and 22 points per game as a senior. He was All-District and MVP as a junior and senior and All-Region as a senior. In addition, Fixx was a four-year starter in baseball playing both catcher and first base and earned All-District honors as a senior. Fixx received a four-year scholarship to play basketball at California University of Pennsylvania. The team advanced to the Final Four in the 1991-1992 season and Fixx went on to co-captain the team in 1992-1993.
Joe Hembrook – Class of 1998 – Cross Country and Track & Field
Hembrook ran four years of varsity cross country and track & field for the Raiders. He earned All-State honors in cross country as a sophomore before battling pneumonia during his junior and senior cross-country seasons. As a senior, he earned All-State honors in the 4x800 and 1600. He finished out his career by beating the two-time defending state champion in the 800 to win the state title in 1998. During his career, Hembrook broke the school records in the 800, 1600, 3200, and 4x800. Today he ranks #2 in the 800 and #3 in the 1600 behind two Raiders that went on to run professionally. Hembrook went on to run at Christopher Newport University and is still in the top ten all time in the 800 at CNU.
Nancy McBride – Class of 1976 – Basketball and Softball
McBride was an eight-time letter winner for the Raiders. The Raider women’s basketball team won the Northwestern District Championship in 1973, 1974, and 1975. For her play, McBride earned First Team All-District honors as a sophomore, junior and senior in basketball. As a senior she was named the Northwestern District Player of the Year. In softball, McBride played CF and pitched for four years. She went on to play on the Loudoun Women’s Fastpitch Softball League before heading off to college at Radford University.
Morgan Petkovich – Class of 2008 – Volleyball
Petkovich was a three-year member of the Raider volleyball program and a stand-out in her junior and senior year. Petkovich was a member of the first volleyball team at LCHS to capture a state title, in 2007. That year, as a senior, she was named First Team All-District, All-Region, and All-State. In addition, she was named the Dulles District, Region II Player of the Year, and Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year. Petkovich earned a full-ride to play volleyball at Villanova University. While at Villanova, she garnered Big East All-Conference honors and joined the 1,000-kill club. After undergrad, she graduated from Columbia Law School and currently works as a sports and antitrust lawyer in New York City.
James Wynn – Class of 1998 – Football, Wrestling, and Baseball
As a three-sport athlete, Wynn earned nine varsity letters and was captain for football, wrestling, and baseball. Wynn garnered All-District honors in football, wrestling and baseball, All-Region honors in baseball and wrestling, and placed 5th in the state in wrestling. He was a three-time MVP for the wrestling team and was awarded Most Outstanding Junior and the Golden Helmet Award in football. Wynn did not start playing football until his junior year and was the starting quarterback of the 10-0 Raiders. He was elected Most Athletic by the senior class and was awarded the Donald F. Larson Scholarship for Citizenship, Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty, Sportsmanship and Human Decency. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University where he played rugby and went on to attend law school at the University of Virginia.
Class of 2018
Jimmy Parker, Baseball, Basketball & Softball Coach, 1973 -1999
Parker served the Raider baseball program for three years, basketball program for 10 years and experienced great success in both. But he is widely known as the varsity softball coach, a position that he held for 21 seasons. During that span Parker’s teams earned no less than 10 championships, including the 1993 Northwestern District and Region II titles, and lost a heartbreaking game in the state championship held on the Raider campus. In 1994, Parker coached the VHSL West All Stars to victory.
Maria Alcala, Basketball, Volleyball, Track, Class of 1992
Alcala was a three-sport athlete, excelling at basketball and outdoor track. The throwing events were definitely her specialty. She received numerous invitational, district, region and state accolades for prowess in both the shot put and discus. This culminated in 1992 when Alcala accomplished the rare feat of being crowned the Virginia AA State Champion in both events, a feat that hasn’t been achieved by any other Raider.
Scott Anderson, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Class of 1986
A three-sport participant, Anderson started at quarterback in football, shortstop in baseball and center in basketball. He set the record for passing yards and touchdowns his senior year and received a scholarship to play at the University of Richmond, where he played for the Spiders on a conference championship team in 1987.
Gary Cochran, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Class of 1961
Cochran played basketball, baseball and golf for the Raiders and was a member and captain of the 1960 district championship basketball team. He also started on the mound as a pitcher. In golf, he was the number one player and captain of the first Raider team. He was a three-time Junior Club Champion and two-time Club Champion playing against adults while still in high school. Cochran had an outstanding golf career at Virginia Tech and in the Virginia State Amateur golf competition.
Rick Furr, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Class of 1976
A three-sport athlete who shined on the baseball diamond, Furr holds the school record for batting average at .550, and became the first athlete in Loudoun County history to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference when he signed with the University of Maryland. He also was a multiple-position starter in football and was named the First Team Northwestern District punter.
Dhata Harris, Football, Wrestling, Track, Class of 1994
An accomplished three sport athlete, Harris earned 10 varsity letters as a Raider. An imposing and physical player on the gridiron and the mat, the wrestling MVP was a district and region champion and finished third in the state in the Group AA heavyweight division. As a thrower in track, Harris racked up multiple honors, culminating in a state championship in the discus in 1994 (he still holds the school record in this event).
Stevie Jackson, Football, Basketball, Track, Class of 1997
Jackson starred on the gridiron as arguably one of the best running back in Loudoun County history. He led the Raiders to a 24-7 overall as a varsity starter, including 10-0 in his senior season. He accumulated multiple postseason honors and rushed for more than 1,000 yards in his sophomore, junior and senior years. Jackson also played basketball and ran track.
Mark Kirk, Baseball, Football, Wrestling, Class of 1977
Named the Loudoun Times-Mirror Athlete of the Year in 1976-77, Kirk earned nine varsity letters. He was named All-District in football and baseball a combined five times and advanced to the regional tournament in wrestling as a sophomore, junior and senior. One of the Raiders best all-time, all-around athletes, Kirk went on to play baseball at Louisburg Junior College.
Whitney Knudsen, Volleyball, Basketball and Softball, Class of 2004
One of the greatest all-around female Raider athletes of all time, Knudsen earned 12 varsity letters playing volleyball, basketball and softball. The 2004 Loudoun Times-Mirror Female Athlete of the Year, she was a first team All-District and All-Region basketball player. In softball and volleyball, Knudsen was first team All-District, first team All-Region and first team All-State, earning four player of the year honors combined.
“Bootsie” Leonard, Football, Baseball, and Basketball, Class of 1956
Lawrence “Bootsie” Leonard entered Raider territory when it opened in 1954 as a junior. He became a two-year starter on the football, baseball and basketball teams, helping to lead both football and baseball to undefeated seasons. Leonard is widely considered the premier Raider athlete of his era. He was a four-year starter in football and three-year starter in baseball at Shepherd College, was named their outstanding athlete at graduation and was inducted into Shepherd’s Hall of Fame in 2003. Leonard was inducted into the Loudoun Valley Hall of fame in 2009, where he coached the first state championship team in Loudoun County Public Schools’ history and served as athletic director for 36 years.
Amy Sarver, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Class of 2006
Earning nine varsity letters in her career, Sarver was a standout and captain in three sports. She was a four-year starter at point guard in basketball, where she broke the single-season and career assists record. In tennis Sarver was a member of the region champion and state runner-up team, as well as a district champion and region runner-up in doubles. In volleyball, she played for Loudoun’s region championship team in 2005.
Class of 2017
Coach Pingley spent 20 years coaching basketball ball at LCHS. He had three teams win 20+ games in a season. Won three Northwestern District Championships and advanced to the Virginia AA State tournament twice. Amassed a record of 152-65 during his time as a Raider.
Debbie Hunt earned 12 varsity letters during her time as a Raider. The teams she participated on amassed six district championships, three runner-up and two state runner up. After 39 years, she still holds the school records in the 100, 200, and 400 meters in Outdoor Track.
Stacy Stinger was known for her gritty play on defense while routinely scoring 20 or more points a game. As a junior and senior Stacy earned First Team Northwestern District as well as All Region II honors. In 1982, she was awarded the Outstanding Female Athlete of Loudoun County High School.
Tooter Corbett tallied a career 1,504 points and is still the Raiders all-time leading scorer in boys’ basketball. A three year varsity starter, he was named First Team All Northwestern District honors each year. In 1991, he finished his career by being named the Northwestern District Player of the Year.
Brian Allen was an outstanding player on both the football and basketball teams. In basketball, he was a four-year starter, earned All District honors three times and scored over 1,000 points in his career. In football, Brian was a three year starter and rushed for over 3,000 yards. In 1993, he was named Loudoun County’s Outstanding Senior Male Athlete.
Chris Alcala rushed for over 1,000 yards in both his junior and senior year in football. As a two-way starter he was named All District on both offense and defense. In track, he was named the Outstanding Male Athlete at the Loudoun Country Track Championships. He remains in the LCHS Top 10 All Time in long jump, triple jump, high jump and 110 hurdles.
David Bolton earned eight varsity letters as a Raider. In cross country, he earned All State recognition in 2000, was the 2001 Cross Country Individual District Champion, and in 2000 and 2001 was named the Washington Post All Extra Runner of the Year. In track, David was a District Champion in the 800, 1600- and 3200-meter relay. In 2002, he was the 3200 Region Champion and earned All State honors in 2001 in the 1600 and in 2002 in the 3200. In 2002, he was named the Washington Post All Extra Runner of the Year.
Amber Kirk is best known for her prowess on the softball field. However, she was a dominant three sport athlete at Loudoun County. On the softball field, Amber was extremely versatile playing both catcher and shortstop during her career. Known for her great glove and hitting, she earned All District, All Region, and the Washington Post All Extra honors.
Class of 2016
Dr. Keith Belote is a 1967 graduate of LCHS where he lettered in golf and basketball. He served the LCHS athletic community for 25 years as the team physician, attending all home and away football games offerin