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Historic Night for Sullivan County

We were privileged to have four of the five inductees present at our Hall of Fame Ceremony. Sullivan County is honored to induct these 5 individuals at this historic event to honor and preserve the legacy of these individuals and Sullivan County High School.

JOSH RICHMOND:

Our first inductee is Josh Richmond. Josh is an International Shotgun Shooter with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. He was born in Hillsgrove, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Sullivan County High School in 2004. 

Currently Josh is a Sergeant First Class and is serving as the Team chief of the shotgun section. He joined the Army on Oct. 25, 2004, and attended Infantry Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.  In 2011, within a year of going to the Olympics, he deployed to Afghanistan as a marksmanship instructor.

Josh earned the honor of representing the United States of America and the Army. In the summer 2012 Olympic Games held in London, England he competed in Men’s Double Trap Shooting. He returned to compete in Men’s Double Trap Shooting for the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio.

Josh has won multiple World Cup medals in shooting in his distinguished career, including six World Cup Gold Medals. He won the World Championship in 2010 and 2014 along with the World Cup Final Gold Medal in 2012.

He is married to Scharri Richmond and they have two sons: Triston and Beaux. We are honored to call Josh a member of the Sullivan County High School Hall of Fame.

JIM BLACK:

Our second inductee, Jim Black. Jim graduated in 1964, the first graduating class of Sullivan County High School. During Jim’s time in high school he had a passion for sports; he was a 3 sport letter winner in basketball, track & field, and baseball. Jim was a 2 time BSCIAA All-Star and was a member of two championship track & field teams.

After school Jim went to West Point and graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree. Jim served 22 years and has received countless awards for his service. During his time in the military, Jim set the United States Military Academy and United States Army record for the Javelin Throw. He qualified for the 1968 Olympic Trials and continued to compete on the world scale. Jim competed for 1FCSO5 German Track Club in the German National Championship and took 2nd place, losing to the 1972 Olympic Javelin gold medalist, Klaus Wolfermann.

Additionally, Jim became a member of the 5th Army Team Handball team and took 4th in the first ever US National Team Handball Championship. In 1979, Jim was awarded the German Silver Sports Medal while assigned to NATO.

Jim continued to excel in his post military life. He taught and designed courses at Fayettville Technical Community College. Jim has had a passion for excellence in all his endeavors. We are honored to call Jim a member of the Sullivan County High School Hall of Fame.

ANN LAMBERT SICK:

Our third inductee, Ann Lambert Sick. Ann graduated from Sullivan County High School in 1977. Through high school, Ann competed in basketball, cross country, track, volleyball, and softball. She was a letter winner multiple times in each sport.

Ann found individual success in cross country. At states she took 5th place in 1975 and 7th place in 1976. She continued her success at states in track when she took 6th place in the 2 mile run in 1977.

Ann found success on a team level as well. She won championships in both  basketball and softball.

Ann went on to pursue a degree in Nursing from Bloomsburg State College in 1981. She worked as an RN for 34 years at Geisinger Medical Center. Ann married Scott Sick and has 2 daughters: Katie and Hannah.

Ann continued to achieve at high levels throughout her life. In 2005, she became a USA national champion in the summer biathlon and participated in the world championships at Munio, Finland.

We are honored to call Ann a member of the Sullivan County High School Hall of Fame.

HAL STOCKDILL:

Our fourth inductee, Hal Stockdill. Hal graduated from Kittaning High School in 1967. After serving in the military, Hal moved to Sullivan County to teach Health, Physical Education, and Driver’s Education. Hal established himself in the school and the community. He taught at Sullivan County for 32 years from 1978-2010. Many high school graduates still reference that Mr. Stockdill taught them how to drive.

During Hal’s career he served 31 years as athletic director, establishing teams for many sports that Sullivan County still offers today. Specifically, Hal started the golf team in 1997 and coached until he retired in 2010. Hal also coached wrestling for his entire educational career. In 2011, he was inducted into the District IV Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.

Hal continues to have an impact in District 4 athletics. He serves on several committees and serves as game manager for countless playoff events.

We are honored to call Hal a member of the Sullivan County High School Hall of Fame.

MORGAN CRAFT:

Our final inductee is Morgan Craft. Morgan is a 2011 graduate of Sullivan County High School. Through high school, Morgan participated in basketball, soccer, and shooting – lettering in all of them. She was awarded the PIAA District 4 Females Sportsmanship Award in 2010 and 2011

Upon graduating, Morgan attended Lindenwood University and graduated in 2015. She completed her Master of Science in Physician’s Assistant Studies at DeSales University.

Morgan achieved great things as a student and established herself on the world stage with her shooting skills. Morgan was the winner of the 2012 individual collegiate national championship in Women’s International Skeet Shooting. She competed on the United States Women’s International Skeet Shooting team and took bronze in 2013 and gold in 2014. Morgan has won 3 world cup medals and she was a world champion in 2016. Morgan competed in Women’s Skeet Shooting at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Morgan was named the USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year in 2015 and most recently inducted into the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame in 2019. Morgan, currently is a certified Physician Assistant working in general surgery at St. Luke’s University Health Network.

We are honored to call Morgan a member of the Sullivan County Hall of Fame.

FINALE:

Thank you all for attending our inaugural induction into Sullivan County’s Hall of Fame. Please give our inductees a final round of applause for their incredible accomplishments.

   
Author: Josh Popowycz