Six To Be Inducted in Washington-Lee High School Hall of Fame

Six To Be Inducted in Washington-Lee High School Hall of Fame

The Washington-Lee High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Class of 2017, will take place at a halftime presentation during the Jan. 13 boys basketball game vs. South Lakes.

The six recipients are: Steve Buckhantz - 1973, Warren Doles - 1987, Anthony "Tony" Johnson - 1958, John Leypoldt - 1965, Lynn Moore - 1963, and Jake Scott - 1964.

  • Steve Buckhantz: In 1973 Buckhantz graduated from Washington-Lee High School where he was a three-year football student–athlete. It was also in high school that he began fostering his love for broadcasting. Buckhantz was the announcer for home boy’s basketball games as well as the school’s morning announcements. After graduating, he took his talents to James Madison University where he became the sports director for the local campus radio station. After stops in Chattanooga, Tenn. and Atlanta, Ga. he moved back home. For over 20 years now he currently holds the play-by-play announcing duties for the Washington Wizards on Comcast SportsNet.

  • Warren Doles: He graduated from Washington-Lee HS in 1987 as a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. Warren is the only player to win Player of the Year honors in football and basketball during the same school year. As a senior on the football team he led the Northern VA Region in yards and catches in 1987. Leading the Generals to the Northern VA Regional Basketball Tournament he was selected 1st team All-Region Point Guard. After graduation, Warren took his talents to Shepherd University on a full-scholarship to play basketball where his records still stand today. After playing in college he joined National Basketball Association Summer League for a stint before returning to graduate school at United States Sports Academy. Wanting to give back to the community he created a non-profit organization focusing on working with high school students in order to obtain athletic scholarships; U Designate

  • Anthony “Tony” Johnson: Graduating with the Class of 1958, Johnson was among the first members of the boy’s crew team to compete at the Henley Royal Regatta held in Henley-on-Thames, England. During his senior campaign he led the Washington-Lee Varsity eight boat to an undefeated season that culminated with winning the Northern VA Championship, Stotesbury Cup Regatta as well as the Scholastic National Regatta. Continuing his efforts on the water he attended Syracuse University for four years. Following his dream of competing in the Olympics, he was invited to join the United States Olympic Team for the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan then again the following games in 1968 in Mexico City, Mexico. Along with his teammate Larry Hough, they brought home the Silver Medal for the United States in 1068. He continued to stay involved by coaching at Georgetown University then for Yale University. Earning a number of accolades for his efforts on the collegiate and Olympic coaching level, he was awarded the 2014 US Rowing Medal of Honor.

  • John Leypoldt: He graduated from Washington-Lee High School in 1965 where he was a kicker for the football team. He made 64 out of 65 field goals or extra point tries. He continued his efforts in the National Football League from 1971 – 1978. He currently holds team records from his time with Buffalo Bills with total field goals made (74) and extra points (147). Furthermore, he scored the second highest amount of total points (369) on the team during his tenure.

  • Lynn Moore: He graduated from Washington-Lee High School in 1963 where he was a football, basketball and baseball standout student-athlete. He was a starter on a boy’s varsity basketball team that won 42 consecutive games which included two Virginia State Championships in 1962 and 1963. Serving as an All-State Quarterback for the football team he guided the Generals to a 17-2-1 record during his final two seasons capping off a Northern District Championship in 1962. He completed the trifecta for the baseball team that won the Northern District Championship in 1961, 1962, and 1963. Hailed as a perfectionist by his coach, Lynn prided himself as being the most versatile member on the basketball court. After high school, he attended Princeton University as a member of the football and baseball teams while earning a degree a degree in politics. Shortly after he continued his education at University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1970. Residing in Tulsa, Okla., he has achieved numerous accolades throughout his professional career.

  • Jake Scott: He graduated from Washington-Lee High School in 1964 as a superior student-athlete for the football team. While at the University of Georgia he amassed numerous records and went on to play professionally with the Washington Redskins as well as the undefeated Miami Dolphins team in 1976.