The definitive versatile athlete, William Ward was an Associated Press Little All-American in football at Gettysburg College (1956) and later inducted into the college’s Athletic Hall of Honor (1988). A four-sport letterman at Frederick High School, he captained the Cadets baseball team and set a county high jump record in 1951. Ward then attended Mercersburg Academy his senior year and was named Athlete of the Year. He played American Legion and semi-pro Maryland State League baseball, played and coached both basketball and baseball in the Army, where he retired with the rank of colonel in 1987. He was one of the county’s most versatile athletes.