Hall of Fame Major Contributors
(Scroll down to view all of the major contributors - there were years in which no major contributors were inducted.)
J. Holland and Anita Rannells
Made the Rannells Sports Complex a reality
- Donated the first and largest amount for the Hampshire High School (HHS) stadium that bears their name
- Purchased the first lights for the football field
- At the forefront in building the baseball diamond.
Ralph "Bud" Nealis - RHS Class of 1937
Most loyal fan of Hampshire County Athletics
- 4-year starter on the Pioneer Football team
- 1936 All-Potomac Valley and Honorable Mention West Virginia All-State Team
- As owner of the Romney Rexall gave milkshakes to athletes
- Always "predicted" the scores of the football games in favor of Hampshire County teams
- Died following a Hampshire High School (HHS) football game at Keyser in 1984
Romney Loyal Order of the Moose Number 1371
Supporter of Hampshire County athletic and individual awards and funding since 1944
Dr. Harold (Butch) C. Carl II - RHS Class of 1953
Active advocate for athletics and education in Hampshire County
- Hampshire County Superintendent of Schools (1972 to 1983)
- Outstanding athlete at RHS: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track
- Athlete at Shepherd College: Football, Baseball
- Coach: John S. Mosby Academy (Football) Stonewall Jackson High School (Football Track)
- Author of a book "They're With You Win or Tie"
Howard Cannon - HHS Class of 1966
His firm, Howard Cannon Excavation Company, donated $50,000 of work in one week to build the Trojans baseball diamond - then considered one of the nicest fields in the Eastern Panhandle(included workers: Terry Shingleton Norman Wilson Glen Pyles Eric Tingler)
John Corbin - RHS Class of 1959
Coached in Hampshire County Little League for more than 40 years
- His Cubs teams had 4 undefeated Little League seasons
- Long-time champion bowler
- Placed 7th in the ABC National Tournament in Reno out of 104,000 bowlers - 1977
- Won Gold Medal (and led all bowlers - 1,717 pins in 8 games) with Team USA in the Pan-American Games - 1977
Kevin Iser - HHS Class of 1988
Loyal fan, supporter and announcer since graduation
- Now the "Voice of the Trojans" on radio for every football game since 2011
- Attended every football game for 17 years in a row
- Before moving to the radio, announced football and basketball games live at Hampshire High School (HHS) Coached Biddy Buddy for many years
William "Bill" Roomsburt - RHS & HHS Teacher - was a 1950 graduate of Capon Bridge High School
- Began teaching at RHS in 1954, tranferred to HHS in 1964 when it opened and retired in 1990
- At RHS, he maintained Cooper Field with ground prep, lime fertilizer and seeding.
- Also at RHS, he replaced the wooden goal posts with galvanized steels ones, built a privacy fence on School Street, upgraded the boys' locker room, sanded & painted the basketball floor and rebuilt the basebell field at its current location.
- In addition he ran the clock for home basketball games and drove the team bus for away games.
- He helped prepare Rannell's field a year before the opening of HHS by clearing rocks and then seeding & mulching the field.
- While at HHS, he built the concession stand at the HHS football field, helped install the PA system at the field and replaced bleacher boards.
- He also led various upgrades to the athletic locker rooms.
- For years he oversaw ticket sales and also directed car parking for athletic events.
- He built high and low hurdles for the track competitions.
- It was also mentioned that he actually made the podium used by the speakers at the HOF banquet.
(Scroll down to view all of the coaches - there were years in which no coaches were inducted.)