Monthly Archive: June 2017


Wartes, Larry

Larry Wartes will be inducted posthumously. He was an assistant to Gordon Wood on two state championship teams at Stamford. He then replaced Wood as the Bulldogs’ head football coach and won two more state titles in 1958 and 1959. His football coaching record was 97-47-4 at Stamford and Hereford. He was all-Border Conference in […]


Shira, Charles

Charles Norris Shira played football at Texas A&M and West Point and later coached at Tennessee and Texas before becoming the head coach and athletic director at Mississippi State. He died at age 49 in 1976 of a cerebral hemorrhage, and the field house at Mississippi State is named for Shira.  


McMillin, Lon

Lon McMillin was a multi-sport standout in football and track at Haskell and won a state lightweight Golden Gloves title in 1938.  

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Parris, The Parris Family

Rickey Parris was a four time NAIA national champion in the pole vault at McMurry, and his wife Pug Parris has taught at McMurry for nearly 40 years, currently serving as McMurry’s Director of Inter-Disciplinary Studies. She is the former chair of the kinesiology department. Their son Brad Parris is now the head track coach […]


Turner, Jack

Jack Turner who is retired after a long career as Taylor County commissioner, lost only five times in his boxing career, all in the Golden Gloves state finals. He then coached Abilene’s Golden Gloves boxing team from 1948-59 and was the first Abilenian to coach the Texas Golden Gloves team at the national tournament in […]


Lineweaver, Steve

Steve Lineweaver was a graduate of Abilene High. As a coach he complied a 258-43-2 record with four state football titles at Commerce and Euless Trinity. He won district 18 times and at the time of his retirement, he was tied with G.A. Moore, behind Phil Danaher of Calallen, for most playoff wins with 65. […]


Forkerway, Trey

Trey Forkerway was a three-sport letterman for three years in football, basketball and baseball at Abilene High. He signed to play baseball at Oklahoma and then transferred to Texas Tech, where he was an all-Southwest Conference infielder in 1992 and 1993. He played professional baseball for seven years, including four seasons in the minors for […]


Bolden-Washington, Mary

Mary Bolden-Washington of Hamlin was a three-time state champion in the long jump and 4×200 relay in high school and also won gold medals at the state meet in the 200, triple jump and 4×100 relay. She was the SEC champion in the 100 as a freshman at the University of Tennessee. She then transferred […]


Carmichael, Jimmy

Jimmy Carmichael, who played quarterback at Brownwood from 1967-69, was named to Texas Football magazine’s all-decade team of the 1960s. He passed for 3,585 yards and 48 touchdowns in his three year career. As a senior, he led Brownwood to the Class 3A state title with a 34-16 win over West Columbia as he passed […]


Brunson, Doyle

Doyle Brunson led Sweetwater to the state basketball tournament in 1950 where he was the second highest scorer in the tournament with 49 points. He also played baseball at Sweetwater and then won the mile run at the state meet. At HardinSimmons, Brunson, who is in the HSU Hall of Fame, was voted the Border […]