H.R. “Peck” Humphreys, Jr.
Humphreys went undefeated for two seasons while pitching for White Stone High School. He also played in the First Chesapeake League; pitched for Kilmarnock Semi-Pro team; pitched for WestNottingham Academy in Maryland and was invited to try out and was accepted with the Baltimore Orioles, then of the International League. He received a Baseball Scholarship to Washington College and played professional ball with Pocomoke City of the Eastern Shore League.
He was co-founder of Lancaster County Little League Park now known as Dream Fields.
As fullback for Northumberland High School, Jett set a state rushing record in 1961 of 2,512 yards in only seven games that stood for 26 years and still stands at N.H.S. He rushed for 4,330 career yards for two years (no records kept in 1959-60), also scored most individual points in a season, 129 (7 games 1962), most touchdowns in a game - seven in 1961 and five in 1962 – made Church of God High School All American Team, and played pro ball with Richmond Rebels.
In addition Jett was leading scorer on the basketball team, led the baseball team in home runs, RBI’s and batting, and finished third in state in the 100 yard dash. He was also MVP for Lancaster Texacos in 1968.
Power Boat Racing
Driving 17 different types of tunnel boats from 1971 through 1986, and racing in almost 300 races, Ray won 27 first place trophies, including Regional and National Championships and a five mile world record that still stands today.
He also served as referee, engine inspector, world record time trial inspector and was Region 4 chairman for six years; and all of this without a sponsor.