Doris Callaway Fry

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Doris Callaway Fry was an outstanding athlete at Laurel High School 1946-51. Doris scored more than 1,000 points in her high school basketball career, and may have been the first Delaware
female to achieve this milestone. She participated in basketball, softball and field hockey, but excelled in basketball, making the team as a seventh grader and serving as team captain for two years.
During her senior year, Doris was Delaware’s top female scorer with 413 points during Laurel’s 13-3 season. She averaged 28.5 points per game, scoring 56% of the team’s points. Doris was the team’s
highest scorer in each game she played. She scored 58 points in an 85-44 win over J.M. Clayton H.S. in 1951. Doris was considered one of the top female basketball shooters on the Eastern Shore
Peninsula. Newspaper articles quoted opponents as speaking highly of her basketball ability and good sportsmanship. Rival coaches rejoiced when her basketball career ended. She played one year of
field hockey and softball. She was the team’s leading pitcher and one of the best hitters. During the period 1951-1953, Doris played recreational basketball, softball and volleyball in local women’s
leagues. She remained active as a pitcher in the Milford Recreation League well into her 40’s. A talented bowler, Doris was inducted into the Lower Delaware Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame
in 2000. She retired as a nurse from Stevenson House, a holding facility for troubled youths, where she bonded with residents by demonstrating her basketball shooting prowess.



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