A three-sport graduate of Walkersville High School, Kenny Ports excelled in basketball, baseball, and soccer, and went on to collegiate soccer stardom at the University of Maryland. As a 1940–1942 soccer team member, Ports was known to have good speed and to be able to boot the ball a mile. The 1941–1942 Terrapin team was one of the best in the country and one of the last at the school until after World War II. With an 8–0 season, this team was one of two unbeaten teams in the nation. Ports accepted a commission in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division. He was killed in action in Europe in 1944. Ports was a big-league athlete and a big-league American.