William Henry Sipe
Will Sipe was a stand-out member of the HHS athletic teams of the mid-1940’s that won two championships in both football and basketball and had two undefeated seasons in baseball. Will played four years of football and was captain of the 1944 championship team. That year he was named to the All-Conference team and voted the “Outstanding Back” in the conference. Will also played basketball for four years and was co-captain of the championship 1945 team. He was named to the All-Conference team that year. In baseball, Will was a three year letterman and played on the undefeated Blue Streak teams of 1943 & ‘44.
Class of 1945
After graduating from HHS, Will entered the University of Virginia and played football for two seasons. He played both offense and defense as a guard, tackle and linebacker. Will then concentrated on his studies and earned his Bachelors and Doctor of Medicine degrees from UVA. He served two years in the Air Force as a surgeon, earning the rank of Captain. Will practiced urology in Roanoke and Newport News for a total of 34 years, retiring as head of Hampton Roads Urology Clinic. Will then moved to Charlottesville and became Associate Professor of Clinical Urology at UVA School of Medicine. Will was a member of many medical societies & organizations and held numerous positions in those organizations. He has also been active in alumni and athletic counsel activities at the University of Virginia.