The annual Washington - Lee High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony of Class of 2017 recipients will take place between the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball games vs South Lakes on Jan. 13, 2017. The six recipients of the Class of 2017 are: Steve Buckhantz - 1973, Warren Doles - 1987, Anthony "Tony" Johnson - 1958, John Leypoldt - 1965, Lynn Moore - 1963, Jake Scott - 1964.
In 1973 Mr. Buckhantz graduated from Washington - Lee HS where he was a three year football student – athlete. It was also in high school that Steve began fostering his love for broadcasting. Young Buckhantz was the announcer for home Boy’s Basketball games as well as the school’s morning announcements. After graduating W-L, he took his talents to James Madison University where he became the Sports Director for the local campus radio station. After stops in Chattanooga, TN and Atlanta, GA he moved back home. For over 20 years now Steve currently holds the play-by-play announcing duties for the Washington Wizards on Comcast SportsNet.
Mr. Doles graduated from Washington - Lee HS in 1987 as a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. Warren is the only player to every 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 Shepard 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 our community he created a non-profit organization focusing on working with high school students in order to obtain athletic scholarships; U Designate Me.org.
Anthony “Tony” Johnson:
Graduating with the Class of 1958, Mr. Johnson was among the first members of the boy’s crew team to compete at the prestigious 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 Sates 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. With encouragement from another Washington - Lee Athletic Dept. Hall of Famer (?), Charlie Butts, he continued to stay involved by coaching at Georgetown University then for Yale University. Earning many accolades for his efforts on the collegiate and Olympic coaching level he was awarded the 2014 US Rowing Medal of Honor. Tony continues to strive to be a champion in the sport, on and off the water, as he prides himself in becoming an integral member in bringing women’s rowing to the national spotlight.
Mr. Leypoldt graduated from Washington - Lee HS in 1965 where he was a formidable kicker for the football team. John 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 graduated from Washington - Lee HS in 1963 where he was a football, basketball and baseball standout student-athlete. As a starter on a Boy’s Varsity Basketball Team that won 42 consecutive games of 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. Completing 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 W-L HS, 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, OK, he has achieved numerous accolades throughout his professional career. Lynn recently commented that “ my scholastic and athletic experience at W-L was absolutely tops. The lessons taught regarding the importance of commitment, effort and teamwork have been invaluable to me.”
Mr. Scott graduated from Washington - Lee HS in 1964 as s 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.