A fixture at Port Angeles’ football stadium will soon be calling games in a press box named for him.
Scooter Chapman, the longtime radio announcer, columnist/writer and local sports advocate, is being honored by a group of community residents and the City of Port Angeles at Civic Field at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.
Port Angeles’ city councilors agreed in March to name the press box after Chapman, who has been involved with Port Angeles High School sports for 67 years.
A 1952 graduate of Port Angeles High, Chapman has announced more than 2,000 Roughrider games in his career. He says he’s missed just four Port Angeles High football games in his career — three after having triple bypass surgery.
Starting as a statistician and spotter, Chapman has been employed at KONP 1450 AM since 1950.
After a stint in the U.S. Army in 1957 when he served as producer/director of US Army Television Hometown Newcenter, Chapman served as sports editor and city editor of the Peninsula Daily News for 30 years.
He also wrote a weekly sports column, “Spotlight