Tagged: Avoca

Martin, Milton

Milton Martin was a member of Avoca’s 1955 Class B state championship basketball team. He scored 62 points in a game vs. Jim Ned, which is a school record. He was the leading scorer in the scholarship era at Hardin-Simmons with 1,584 points in four seasons. He made 20 of 20 free throws in a game against Howard […]

Swenson, Phil

Phil Swenson is a graduate of Avoca and McMurry University. He spent 36 years coaching girls basketball and track at Iraan, Wink, Garden City, Hamlin, Brownwood, Winters and Roscoe. He is a member of the Texas Girls Coaches Association Hall of Fame. As a track coach, his teams won three state championships and he was […]

Raughton, Cindy Shelton

Cindy Shelton (Raughton) Shelton was a terrific basketball player at tiny Avoca, which also produced Hall of Famer Max Williams.  She played three years for the Wayland Baptist College Hutcherson Flying Queens that won an AAU national championship in 1960.  She was also on an all-American team that went to Russia to play in the […]

Williams, Max

Max Williams Williams was the founder of professional basketball in Texas as well as displaying skills as a wizard of the hardwood.  He was the first prep player in Texas history to make the all-state team three years in a row.  He led Avoca to a 44-1 record and made the all-tournament team in every […]