The multi-faceted presence of Helen Schley has been felt in Frederick County athletics for more than 50 years. A physical education teacher and coach in Brunswick and Middletown for 31 years, her 1973 MHS girls’ basketball team was a first from Western Maryland to reach the state tournament. She also officiated, was president of the Frederick Women’s Officials board, and helped to found the Frederick County Senior Recreation Council. Schley later gained national prominence in Senior Olympics and USATF Masters track and field. She had a lifetime of commitment to sports and recreation.