George Blickenstaff was an outstanding athlete while at Middletown High School (1948–1952), leading the baseball team in home runs and batting .650; scoring 40 points in a single basketball game; twice leading the soccer team in scoring; and winning the county high jump title. Over the next 20 years, he played in several area baseball leagues, contributing to 14 championships. He found time to organize youth baseball, basketball, and soccer teams, producing an incredible 468–97 coaching record. His pioneering leadership and unselfish contributions in his spare time and money led to the strongest feeder program in county history, the Middletown Valley Athletic Association. His is a name to remember.