Tagged: Abilene High

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 […]

Dub Sibley

Sibley, Dr. William (Dub)

Dr. William (Dub) Sibley played football at Abilene High and Texas A&M. He was an all-Southwest Conference linebacker and center in 1941 and still holds the conference record for interceptions by a linebacker. As a Marine, he fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. A highly respected Abilene physician, he served […]

Blackwood, James

Blackwood, James

James Blackwood was a member of Abilene High’s 1959 state championship track team. He won the district and regional championships in the 880 and placed second in the state meet and ran on the mile relay. He received a track scholarship from Abilene Christian and ran on the Wildcats’ distance medley relay team that was […]

All 3 Tri Captains made 1st team all state

Millerman, Jim

Jim Millerman was a member of Abilene High teams that won two state championships in the same calendar year. In the spring of 1954, he ran on the Eagles’ sprint relay team that won a gold medal at the state track meet and recorded the fastest time in the nation. Abilene High won the team […]

Richard Little

Little, Richard, Mike, and David

Richard, Mike and David Little The Little’s were our third Legacy Award recipients.  They were all basketball standouts at Abilene High and comprise the first family of Abilene basketball.  Richard was all-Southwest Conference three years at Texas Tech and is a member of the Texas Tech Sports Hall of Fame.  Richard’s daughter Peyton starred as […]

James Mallon cropped

Mallon, Jim

Jim Mallon Mallon, a three-time all-district baseball player at Abilene High from 1960-62, died in 2012 at age 67.  He batted .402 at Abilene High and then played two years at Baylor before signing with the San Francisco Giants in 1965.  He played five years in the Giants’ farm system.  He was named the head […]

Jonathan Johnson

Johnson, Jonathan

Jonathan Johnson Johnson of Abilene High broke the state high school Class 5A record in the 800 meters when he won the event in 1:48.21 in 2001.  He then anchored the mile relay to a gold medal, leading the Eagles to the Class 5A state team championship.  At Texas Tech, Johnson won nine all-American honors, […]

Judy Casey

Casey, Judy

Judy Casey Casey, a graduate of Abilene High, is one of the best female golfers to come out of the Big Country.  She was a three-time Texas Publinx champion and also won the Women’s West Texas Golf Championship three times.  She won the Louisiana State Amateur in New Orleans, too.  Casey set course records at […]

Young, John Paul

John Paul Young Young was a starting offensive lineman at Abilene High in 1957 and then played collegiate football at Texas Western.  He made his mark as a long-time assistant coach, first at SMU and Texas A&M and then in the NFL with the Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, and […]