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Conway High School Athletics

HALL OF FAME

MARVIN DELPH

2018

BASKETBALL

Led Wampus Cats to state basketball championships in 1973 and 1974. Four-year letterman at University of Arkansas from 1975-78. All-SWC in 1977 and 1978. Member of the “Triplets” who let the Razorbacks to the 1978 NCAA Final Four. Drafted in 1978 by Buffalo Braves and in 1979 by Boston Celtics, but instead of pursuing a pro career, played internationally for Athletes in Action. Inducted into University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor, Southwest Conference Hall of Fame and Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.

HENRY HAWK

2018

FOOTBALL

Won Frank E. Robins Award in 1956. All-state football in 1955. All-AlC in football and track at UCA. Named 1st team AP Little All-American in 1959. Played in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Coached NLR Ole Main High School to football state title in 1972. Was a world-class distance runner for several decades, setting many age-group records along the way. Inducted into UCA Sports Hall of Fame, Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame and Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.

TIM HORTON

2018

FOOTBALL

Won Frank E. Robins Award in 1986. Only player to win Frank E. Robins Award, Kelly Dunlap Award and Jim Case Award. All-state running back in 1984 and 1985. Also all-state in track as a sprinter. Four-year letterman at University of Arkansas as a receiver and punt returner from 1986-89. Team captain as a senior. Has been a college assistant coach for many years, including stops at Air Force, Arkansas and Auburn.

JULIE JISKRA

2018

TRACK - CROSS COUNTRY

Won Frank E. Robins Award in 1987 - the second of only three females to win the award. Helped Wampus Cats win state track championship in 1986 and 1987 and state cross-country title in 1986. Set 1,600 meter state record of 5:01.8 in 1986 - a record that stood till 2013. Ran track and cross-country for Rice. Placed 4th in the 10,000 meters at the 1991 NCAA outdoor meet, earning All-American honors. Was a first team Academic All-American in 1992.

GREG LASKER

2018

TRACK

Won Frank E. Robins Award in 1982. Helped Wampus Cats win 1981 state track championship as all-state sprinter. Four-year letterman at University of Arkansas from 1982-85 at safety. Named AlI-SWC in 1985 and to the Razorback's all-decade team of the 1980's. Was a 2nd round NFL draft pick by New York Giants in 1986. Won a Super Bowl ring as a rookie. Inducted into University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor.

MIKE NEUHOFEL

2018

SWIMMING & DIVING

High school All-American swimmer. Four-time junior national champion. Swam at University of Arkansas where he was a ten-time All-American. U.S. National Team member from 1986-88. Was a finalist at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Won silver medal at 1987 PanAm Games in 50-meter freestyle. Inducted into Arkansas Swimming Hall of Fame.

MIKE NEW

2018

FOOTBALL

Won Frank E. Robins Award in 1969. All-state quarterback in 1967 and 1968. All-state basketball in 1968. Played in in 1969 all-star football game. Signed football scholarship with University of Arkansas. Later transferred to UCA to play QB. Assistant coach at Conway from 1975-79. Long career as a high school and college football referee. Inducted into Arkansas Officials Association Hall of Fame.

J.B. PENDERGRAFT

2018

BASKETBALL

Won Frank E. Robins Award in 1966. All-state basketball in 1963. All-state football in 1964 and 1965. Played in 1966 all-star football game. A member of the Wampus Cats’ 1964 state championship football team. Played football at UCA. Later served as a coach in the Conway School District.

LAWSON PILGRIM

2018

BASKETBALL

All-state basketball in 1976. Played on 1974 state championship team and on undefeated 1976 state overall champion team. Lettered as a freshman at the University of Arkansas before transferring to Hendrix. Led Warriors to AIC titles in 1980 and 1981. Twice named All-AlC and became only Hendrix played ever named first-team NAIA All-American in 1981. Played internationally for Athletes in Action. Inducted into Hendrix Sports Hall of Honor.

ERNEST RUPLE

2018

FOOTBALL

All-state football in 1962. Three-year letterman at University of Arkansas from 1965-67 at offensive tackle. Team captain and AlI-SWC as a senior. Selected to 1968 Senior Bowl. 2nd round NFL draft pick by Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968. Played two years in NFL. Head football coach at Conway High from 1975-76 with record of 15-8, winning the AAAA West in 1976.

KENNY SMITH

2018

FOOTBALL

A member of the Wampus Cats’ 1964 state championship football team. Head football coach at Conway High from 1991-2008 with a record of 129-75 (63.2%). His 129 wins are the most in school history. Longest tenured football coach in school history at 18 years. Had 12 winning seasons, 6 conference championships and 13 playoff appearances. His 1993 squad finished as state runner-up. As head track coach, his Wampus Cats won the 1989 state title.

DANDRA THOMAS

2018

BASKETBALL - VOLLEYBALL

Won inaugural Ruth Doyle Award in 1994. All-state basketball twice and volleyball once. Played in state all-star volleyball game as a senior. Originally signed to play basketball at Oral Roberts, but later returned home to play basketball and volleyball at UCA. All-conference in basketball at UCA. She passed away in 2003 at age 27.

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