CAMBRIDGE – The Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed new members at an induction ceremony on Oct. 15.
Dietrich Johnson, Tori Willis, Hannah Boettger, Don Washington, Colvin Camper, Roger Eareckson are the individuals who joined the Hall. Pioneer Awards went to the 1967 Mace’s Lane High School Track and Field Team, Richard Drescher of Cambridge High School, and John Simmons of South Dorchester High School.
The 2004 C-SD Baseball Team was also inducted.
C-SD’s Athletic Director Dan Dobronz has guided the Hall of Fame since its inception a few years ago. Serving as master of ceremonies during the event, he said, “The purpose of our Hall of Fame was to bring recognition to our former C-SD athletes.”
Work continues to highlight the contributions to community made by the star athletes of the past. “We are taking all donations, so we can build a huge showcase for all our plaques,” Mr. Dobronz said.
Turnout was heavy for the event, with friends and family of more recent graduates being joined by fans of those who studied and played several decades ago.
DIETRICH JOHNSON recalled his days of dominating the Bayside Conference in the early 1990s.
“Just being a part of the team meant everything,” he said. “I would like to thank Coach Doug Fleetwood.” Mr. Dietrich also expressed his gratitude to coaches Grayson Hurley, Phil Johnson, Kermit Hines and Colvin Camper.
High School Athletic Career
Bayside Offensive Player of the Year (1992)
Bayside Defensive Player of the Year (1992)
Passing - 2,000 Yards, 22 Touchdowns
Rushing - 700 Yards Rushing, 11 Touchdowns
5 Interceptions, 3 Touchdowns
1,000 career points
Back to back State Finals
Runner up – Player of the Year (1993)
Senior All-Star Game MVP
4 Year Letterman
Played in State Finals (1993)
Batting Average – .405
Home Runs – 5
Stolen Bases – 24
Offered Full Scholarship to U. of South Carolina
Drafted by the New York Yankees
University of South Carolina - baseball
Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan
Don Washington was a star in track and field and football at C-SD, and went on to great success at Towson University.
DON WASHINGTON had a few old-fashioned words of wisdom for today’s student/athletes. “Don’t fear hard work,” he said. “Hard work really pays off.”
High School Athletic Career:
Track & Field:
Class “B” 2X State Champion
Shot Put – 49’2” (1979)
Discus – 137’1” (1980)
State Champion (1979)
Defense held Bayside Conference scoreless
College Career: Towson University
Towson University Hall of Fame (1998)
Senior Athlete of the Year (1984)
Towson Lineman of the Year (1984)
College Football Statistics:
· 154 career tackles
· 60 tackles (senior year) – 3rd on team
· 9 career fumble recoveries (school record)
· 10-1 record (senior year) – Co-captain
· Held opponents to 5.8 points per game (#1 defense in D2)
Track & Field Statistics:
2X East Coast Conference Champion:
Discus (1983 & 1984)
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Roger Eareckson was a top coach of several teams at C-SD.
Ben Krewson and Kermit Hines introduced ROGER EARECKSON, who was not only a coach for many years, but also a principal of Cambridge-South Dorchester.
“There is no one I respect more than Coach E,” Mr. Krewson said, using Mr. Eareckson’s old nickname. “I owe a lot to him.”
Mr. Eareckson remembered not only the excitement of the football field and wrestling mat, but also the satisfaction of watching his young charges mature and contribute to their town and county. “You become an adult when you start giving back to your community,” he said.
Known as - “Coach E”
Coach at CSDHS for 17 years
Assistant Coach 3 State Championship Football Teams
1988 - Star Democrat Mid-Shore Wrestling Coach of the Year
1989 - Wrestling Coaches’ Association Sportsmanship Award
1998-2001 Principal, CSDHS
2005 - MSADA District VIII Athletic Director of the Year
2010 - Presented MPSSAA “Gold Lifetime Pass”
2013 – Inducted MSADA Hall of Fame
2017 – Inducted CSDHS Athletic Hall of Fame