Williamsburg plans to celebrate the Hall of Fame Class of 2013

By Chris Chaney
Sun staff

Williamsburg High School and the Williamsburg Athletic Boosters Association announced the 2013 Class of Hall of Fame members to be inducted at the Spring Gala on March 1 at Receptions – Eastgate, all six of whom competed in the 1960s and 1970s.

The inductees are, in alphabetical order, Robert Baker (Class of 1974), Gary Chase (Class of 1973), Terry Harvey (Class of 1969), Tom Harvey (Class of 1972), Bob Tarvin (Class of 1964) and Mark Wass (Class of 1962).

Robert Baker played football for the Wildcats in the mid-1970s, earning two varsity football letters. He was named to the First Team All-League, Second Team All-District and First Team All-State in 1974, his senior year. Following his graduation, Baker worked as an electrician around the Tristate and in the community for over 30 years.

Gary Chase earned three varsity letters during his time at Williamsburg. He was named to the First Team All-League as well as First and Second Team All-State in 1971 and 1972, respectively. Chase lent his talents to the next generations of Wildcats, coaching girls Williamsburg Junior Athletic Association basketball for six years, soccer for two years and softball for three years.

Terry Harvey was a three-sport athlete during his time at WHS. He was a four-time letter earner in football, and a three-time letter winner in both basketball and baseball. His accolades include First Team All-League for football in 1967 and 1968; First Team All-League in basketball in 1968 and 1969; and First Team All-League in 1968 and 1969.

Tom Harvey played varsity football and baseball for four years each as a Wildcat while also playing basketball for three years. He was named to the First Team All-League in football three times (1969-71) and baseball twice (1970-71). In 1971, he was also named to First or Second Team All-District and All-State in football. Following graduation, Tom played football at Georgetown College and started at quarterback as a freshman. He also received an award as the Most Outstanding Football Player in Clermont County.

Bob Tarvin was a three-sport athlete during his time at Williamsburg. He earned four varsity letters in football and volleyball as well as three in basketball. He earned First Team All-League honors in football three times (1962-1964). Beyond high school, he played and coached football at Eastern Kentucky.

Finally, Mark Wass competed in five sports at the varsity level. He earned three varsity letters for track, two varsity letters each for baseball, football and volleyball and one for basketball. He was named First Team All-League in baseball and football as well as First or Second Team All-District in baseball in 1962. Following high school, Wass served in the Honor Guard for President John F. Kennedy and received a scholarship for leadership to National University. He was nominated for the White House Fellow Program and was also elected president of the USN Chief Petty Officers Association in 1979.

Tickets for the Spring Gala are $30 per individual or $50 per couple. Corporate table sponsors (table of 8) cost $225.

For more information, contact wildcat.boosters@yahoo.com.