Virginia Appleby Robinson: Class of 1956

Virginia Appleby RobinsonGinny played basketball and softball during her years at Foxcroft Academy, and she and her peers were trendsetters in putting Pony female athletics on the map. Legendary coach and fellow Hall of Famer Lap Lary said she was the most gifted athlete he ever coached. In basketball she was the leading scorer on two county championship teams in 1955 and 1956, once scoring 28 second-half points to will her team to a win over Milo after a sluggish first half. In softball Ginny played shortstop and batted clean up, and was, according to Lary, a natural. As the team’s best defensive player and leading hitter, she led FA to its first softball county championship, igniting a stretch in which the Ponies won 12 in 15 years.

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