An outstanding athlete at Walkersville High School, lettering in soccer, basketball, track and baseball, Ronald O. Linton played center in 1960 for the first county team to win a state basketball championship. He was an all-county first-team pick, leading the Lions in scoring and rebounding. During the 1970s, Linton officiated basketball at state championship and college games in the Philadelphia Spectrum. He was also chairman during his 15-year career. Linton found time to serve as president of the Woodsboro Athletic Association, coaching Little League baseball for 10 years. He won many championships and was considered an unselfish, dedicated community leader.