THE OFFICIAL SITE OF
Rogers High School Athletics

HALL OF FAME

GARY "BLACKIE" BOND

1999

FOOTBALL

Regarded as one of the most successful high school football coaches in the state was a four year letterman at the College of the Ozarks. He was named Conference Coach of the Year six times, and All-Star Coach three times. He was named AR Outstanding Football Coach in 1978 and in 1979 was named Head Coach West All-Stars. Bond assumed the full time Athletic Director position at Rogers High School in 1988 and retired in 1993 with thirty-four years of service. Bond and his wife Sara have two children John and Lynn.

LARRY MELSON

1999

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TRACK

Graduated from Siloam Springs High School in 1967 and from John Brown University in 1972. He taught in Rogers Public Schools from 1972-1984 where he coached football, basketball, and track at the junior and senior high levels. Melson was regarded by most as what "Go Big Blue" truly stands for. Melson had a genuine feeling of care an concern for every player he coached. He was able to make every player feel special no matter what their abilities. Melson was a major force in the RHS FCA program. After leaving coaching, he served as a member of the Rogers School Board and remained actively involved in the school system. The late Larry Melson is survived by his wife Joy Noblin and two seasons Matt and Nate Melson.

BEN ROWELL

1999

BASKETBALL

Graduated from Morrilton High School where he played football and basketball. He graduated from Southern Baptist College i n9152 and attended Kansas City University and Central Seminary in Kansas City, KS. He has pastored nine churches since 1951 and has served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Rogers since 1975. Rowell has been the "Voice of the Mounties" for 21 years and basketball for 18 years. It is a rare occasion when Brother Rowell misses a home game. Brother Rowell is considered one of the most respected citizens in the Rogers Community. Brother Rowell and his wife "Miss June" have one daughter, Karen Maloney.

ALVIS "WHITEY" SMITH

1999

FOOTBALL

Graduated from Rogers High School in 1956 and is regarded as one of the best athletes that has ever been through Rogers High School. He was "Most Valuable Player" of the 1955 RHS football team and the first athlete to represent RHS in the AR High School All-Start game. Smith has been a booster club officer/member for more than thirty years and has raised thousands of dollars to assist the boys and girls athletic teams in Rogers. He has been a faithful fan to Rogers athletics by keeping score for athletic teams as far back as 1957. Smith and his wife Janice have two children, Tim and Becky.

DALE BLAND

2000

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Dale Bland Graduated from Rogers High School in 1947. He played basketball , was the quarterback of the football team, and also ran track. He has been a booster club officer member for more than forty years. While active in the Rogers Lions' Club, Bland was a Little League umpire crew chief for seventeen years. He served under three coaches. Howard Sutton, Frank Tillery and Gary Bond as the offensive statistician of the Rogers football team for thirty years. In one word, Dale is and has been very "loyal" to the Mounties and to Rogers High School. Dale now works for the Rogers Public Schools as mail courier. Dale's wife Anne is a long-time teacher with the Rogers School System having taught at Rogers High School, Elmwood Junior High and Kirksey Middle School.

HOWARD SUTTON

2000

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Howard Sutton was born in Huntsville but moved to Springdale during his senior high school years. During his senior year, he was named All-Star in basketball and as quarterback earned All-Star honors. He attended the University of Arkansas until he joined the United States Marine Corps. After serving in the Marines he returned to the University of Arkansas and received his Bachelor's Degree. Sutton then became the assistant football coach and head coach of the basketball team at Rogers in 1955. In his first year as coach of the basketball team, Rogers went all the way to the State Semi Finals. The next year he became the head football coach and also managed to get his Master's Degree. In 191958 Frank Tillery joined him to coach football. At semester, Mr. Greer Lingle elected him to be the principal of RHS. His wife Betty Sutton was choral director and sponsored the Rocking Sounds at RHS.

FRANK TILLERY

2000

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Frank Tillery graduated from Siloam Springs High School in 1955. He went to Northeastern State and was a two-time All Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference tackle, playing both ways. He was co-captain of the Redmen squad in 1954. He lettered in boxing during his freshman year. He was the coach of the Rogers High School Mounties football team and he also coached in Sand Springs and Muskogee. Tillery coached for 16 years. He coached the 1962 state champion Mounties as well as the 1966 Sand Springs state champions. He was named Coach of the Year for those championships. Tillery was in the army from 1956-1958. He earned a MA Degree at the U of A in 1968 and received advanced certification in 1983. He was the principal at Elmwood Junior High from 1974-1983 and the Superintendent of Rogers Public Schools from 1983-1993. His wife Paula taught English at Oakdale Junior High School.

JERRY “SONNY” FERGUSON

2001

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL

Jerry “Sonny” Ferguson participated in Rogers High School sports playing football and basketball. He was elected to football All District and All State teams in 1952 and 1953. He was named to the 1953 All Southern Team and the Wigwam High School All American Team. In 1954 Jerry was recruited by Boyden Wyatt, head coach of U of A, and played three years for Jack Mitchell. After graduation he was an assistant coach at Pine Bluff Jr. High and later moved up to Pine Bluff High School in 1965. In 1966 Jerry became defensive coordinator and head track coach for the Mavericks. Jerry was head coach of the Mavs in 1967 and 1968. He became head coach for Arkansas for the 1970 and 1971 seasons. He now operates Ferguson’s on the River.

BILL KING

2001

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Distinguished Service Dr. W.E. “Bill” King began working in the Rogers School District in 1974 as Assistant Principal and became Principal in 1977 at Rogers High School. Later he became the Vice Principal at Kirksey Middle School. Dr. King passed away May 3, 2000. He was 59 years old. Dr. King was a very kind and understanding man. He had a great way of working with young people and was a great educator. The level and variety of courses increased greatly under his leadership. He received many honors. He was selected Arkansas Administrator of the Year by the Arkansas Administrator’s Assn. The Arkansas Scholastic Press Assn. also selected him as Administrator of the Year. Dr. King devoted 33 years of his life to the Rogers School District.

STEVE ROBERTS

2001

BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, TRACK

Steve Roberts attended Rogers High School and participated in many sports. He played basketball, football, and ran track. He received a basketball scholarship from Henry Iba at OSU, where he played football also. In high school, Steve led all the scorers and was named MVP of the State Tournament in 1957, when Rogers won its only State Basketball Championship. He was named to the All-State team in both his junior and senior years. He is the owner of the oldest real estate office in Northwest Arkansas and serves on the Rogers Board of Realtors Board of Directors. Steve is a lifetime member of the “Million Dollar Club” and has been named Realtor of the Year. He was instrumental in the development of environmentally friendly residential areas in Rogers.

FRED SUMMERS

2001

FOOTBALL

Fred Summers graduated in 1961 after playing football at Rogers for four years. He played fullback and received two years of All District, Honorable Mention, and he was a four-year letterman. Fred received a scholarship to go to the College of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR. After attending Clarksville, Fred and his family moved to Oklahoma where he attended Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma State University. Fred was a member of the Putnam City Optimist Club and served four years as football coach and coordinator. He also coached youth baseball and was instrumental in the development of the Putnam City Optimist softball complex. Fred has been employed at AT&T/Lucent Technologies for 30 ½ years. His title is an Electronics Specialist and he trains engineers.

JIM CASTO

2002

FOOTBALL

Jimmy Casto was born in Tokyo and moved to Rogers in 1954. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1972 and left to play for Tulsa University as a wide receiver. Thirty years ago he electrified Rogers High School athletes. He played everything they offered back then – football, basketball, and track. In the summer he played American Legion baseball. He was a perennial all-everything. He was a Who’s Who of Rogers sports glory years. Jimmy loved playing horseshoes. It was said he could hit a softball over any fence on any pitch; that flag football was played for keeps and that he loved to fish and be on the water. Jimmy Casto, 48 of Rogers died May 16, 2002 after a long illness. His life’s motto might read, “Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold, all that you need is in your soul, and be a simple kind of man.”

BARNEY HAYES

2002

FOOTBALL

Barney Hayes graduated from Rogers High School in 1970. He was head football coach at Oakdale from 1975 – 1977 with 23 wins, 6 losses, and 4 ties (70% win percentage). They were NWA Conference Football Runner-Up in 1976. Barney was voted Oakdale “Teacher of the Year” in 1977. He was RHS head track coach from 1978-1991, AAAA West Conference Track Champions 1989, AAAA West Track Coach of the Year in 1989. He is currently Director of Buildings and Transportation for the Rogers School Systems. During this time he has planned and supervised the construction of many new school buildings. He and his wife Lisa are the parents of four children, Haylee Hayes, Taylor Hayes, Doug Schrantz, and Ken Schrantz. Rogers school district is fortunate to have a man of Barney’s caliber serving in this capacity.

JERRY HITT

2002

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Dr. Jerry Lee Hitt graduated from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock in 1970, and then completed his internship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas. Known to all as “Doc,” “Dr. J, “ or simply “Dr. Hitt,” he faithfully served many families in the Rogers community for 31 years. Dr. Hitt was a loving husband, father, a servant of First Baptist Church, a caring physician, a terrific friend and a loyal Rogers Mountie. Dr. Hitt passed away June 14, 2002. He was 56 years old. He is survived by his wife Rita and three daughters Brian, Andee Melson and Emily Hitt. Dr. Hitt will be remembered for his compassionate spirit and treating his patients as family. He attended Rogers Mountaineer football and basketball games supporting our teams while serving as the team doctor for many years. He was one of the great “behind the scenes” leaders that made an impact on many lives. Dr. Hitt has made our community a better place to raise our families.

TIM SMITH

2002

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TRACK, BASEBALL

Tim Smith graduated from Rogers High School in 1979 and was regarded as an all around athlete. Tim excelled in football, basketball, track and played American Legion baseball. He finished in the top 10 at the State Decathlon in 1978 and 1979. He held the long jump record in track from 1978 until 1989. He is a member of the Rogers Booster Club and Rogers Quarterback Club. He also served on the Rogers Bambino Baseball Board. Tim is co-owner and Vice President of Ozark Fence Co. in Rogers. He and his wife Kelley are the parents of three children, Jaclyn, Garret, and Joshua.

JOHN BOND

2003

FOOTBALL

Quarterback 1978, 1979, 1980 AAAA West undefeated Conference Champions 1978 AAAA West All-State and All-Conference 1980 Named Mike Campbell Assistant Coach of the Year by the All-American Football Foundation June 13, 2003 Assistant Football coach at: SMS University; Delta State University; Texas, El Paso University; and UNLV Offensive Coordinator: Illinois State University and U.S. Military Academy

JACK GRACY

2003

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1937 RHS graduate Little League coach of the Red Sox for 15 years American Legion baseball manager for 15 years Area 1 Legion Coach of the Year A great supporter of all Mountaineer athletics

ROGER GREGORY

2003

FOOTBALL

Class of 1971 Quarterback 1968-70 All 1-AA Conference Football 1969 1-AA Conference Football Champions 1969 1-AA Undefeated Conference Football Champions 1970 1-AA All Conference Football 1970 All State Football 1970 Arkansas High School All-Star Game 1971 Quarterback – Northeastern Oklahoma A & M 1971-72

DAVID SMITH

2003

FOOTBALL

Named All Conference and All State in 1974 Voted to the Associated Press Super Team in 1974 Outstanding lineman AAA West Conference 1974 Played in the 1975 All Star football game Assistant football and track coach at RHS for 12 years

KEVEN ANDERSON

2004

BASKETBALL

Class of 1985 Graduated from Rogers in 1985 and is an exemplary citizen of Rogers. He was one of the most talented Mounties on the basketball court between 1983-85, helping to lead his team to three consecutive winning seasons. He was named to the All-Conference, All-State team during 1985. He broke 13 Mountie records while at RHS; he averaged 15 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. He was named a high school All-American by Street and Smith basketball magazine. Keven left high school to play for Drury College, graduating from Drury in 1989 with a degree in business administration. Keven represents our city within the State House of Representatives. He and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of two children, Chelsea and Josh.

CHARLIE COOPER

2004

FOOTBALL

Coach Cooper is a founding committee member of the "Mountaineer Hall of Fame" and former coach and athletic director at Rogers High School. In 1964-68 he was head football coach at Jay, OK; 1968-73 football coach and athletic director at Joplin, Mo.;1974-75 head football coach and curriculum coordinator at Coffeyville, KS Jr. College. 1975-76 athletic director and head football coach at Jay, OK; 1976-80 athletic director, assistant principal and head football coach at Grove, OK; 1980-93 athletic director and head football coach at Tahlequah City Schools, Tahlequah, OK; 1993-2001 athletic director and head football coach for Rogers School District. He and his wife Sue have three children, Marc, Mark and Jenni.

KIM GREGORY

2004

FOOTBALL, TRACK

Class of 1975 Graduated from Rogers in 1975. He was and still is a reflection of a true “Mountie.” He came through the junior high program, where he excelled as a team leader because of his work ethics, his talents, his desire to achieve, and by constantly improving on those goals he set for himself at each level. Injuries became a challenge at one point, but he overcame a broken collarbone and came back to be the starting quarterback his junior and senior year. He had a great passing arm and connected on key plays enabling the Mounties to march down the field to score winning touchdowns. He earned several honors for his play. Among those were All-Conference, All-State, and All-Star, as well as a college scholarship for his talents. He lettered on the football team from 1971-74; was a member of the R-Club (Lettermen Club) 1972-74; Homecoming Escort 1972-74; FCA 1972-74. In addition to excelling in football, Kim represented the Mounties track team. Kim has one son, named Micah, and remains active in the community. He is currently employed with Arkansas Tech Business Solutions.

RON REED

2004

FOOTBALL

Class of 1971 Graduated from Rogers in 1971 and left to play football at Northeastern Oklahoma (NEO) Jr. College and then attended Southeast Missouri State. He was All Conference and All State lineman, helping to lead the Mounties to the state playoffs. RHS athlete 1965-1971; District 1-AA Champion; All Star game 1971; 1971-73 Northeastern Oklahoma; he played in the Juco Bowl; All-American 1973-74 at Southeast Missouri State; 1976-77 coached at Harrison High School; Region 1-AA championship at Harrison; 1978-80 offensive line coach at Rogers High School; during that time the Mounties won a conference championship and went undefeated. After a successful career at Rogers, he left the Rogers school system to go to work for Wal-Mart. He has been associated with Wal-Mart for 25 years. He and his wife Susie are the proud parents of three children, Beau Reed, Kristyn Lawson, and Bailey Reed.

NELMA WILLIAMS

2004

BASKETBALL

Basketball Coach Distinguished Service For 29 years, the late Nelma Williams served Rogers High School with boundless energy. She inspired, encouraged, challenged, and nurtured many who were privileged to be in her classes, on her athletic teams, and spirit groups over the years. Her dedication, character, and initiative brought both state and national recognition and honor to Rogers High School. She was a lady who was an example to us all and she remains the true spirit of RHS. Nelma Faye Koon Williams was a native of the state of Arkansas; born on March 13, 1930 in Cleveland, Arkansas. 1950-51 Girls basketball coach, physical education teacher, Lavaca High School, Lavaca, AR 1951-53 Girls basketball coach, P.E. teacher Rogers Junior and Senior High schools, Rogers, AR 1953-65 Girls P.E. teacher, sponsor, pep clubs and cheerleaders Rogers Junior and Senior high schools, Rogers, AR 1965-76 Chairman of the girls physical education, cheerleader advisor, Rogers Public Schools, Rogers, AR 1976-80 Dean of Girls, Rogers High School, Rogers, AR. She was married to the late Claude M. Williams, Jr., and a very proud mother of one son, John Charles Williams who presently lives in Rogers.

BILL DAIL

2005

FOOTBALL

A 1948 RHS All-State football gridster, Bill is a 1949 RHS graduate. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Dail went to high school in Vinita, Oklahoma. In the summer of 1948, he decided to start a new life in Rogers. He married his high school sweetheart Dorothea in 1950. Bill served two years in the Army during the Korean War, 1952-54. He worked for the USDA as an inspector for 33 years and coached Pee Wee football, basketball, and Little League baseball for approximately 10 years. He is an active Masonic Lodge Member since 1960.

CARLTON EFURD

2005

CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK

Cross Country Coach Track Coach Carlton Efurd was named the head coach for the Rogers Boy’s Cross Country team in 1988. He began coaching the Lady Mounties Cross Country team in 1999. His teams have won over 20 state cross country state championships under his guidance. He has served the RPS as a counselor at Elmwood Junior High and now Rogers High School. He was a five time National Championship Track & Field Team from 1982-86. He was named to the Southwest Conference All-Conference Team in 1984, when Arkansas won its first of 38 NCAA National Titles. He has coached over 80 All-State cross country runners and helped many receive athletic scholarships. He and his wife Becky have three children.

WAYMON LEWELLYN

2005

FOOTBALL

Football Coach Lewellen coached the offensive line for the Mountie Football team from 1964-76. In his 12 seasons, the Mounties were 82-33-5, won five district championships, went to three state playoffs, and enjoyed two undefeated seasons. He won the district track meet at Harrison in 1968. Coach Lewellen has been referred to as the “glue that held the team together”, he was a loyal assistant coach and was definitely held in high esteem by his players. Lewellen left Rogers to work in Springfield, Missouri for Balfour Company, which sells championship and class rings, graduation announcements, and regalia. However, he and his wife Brenda still call Rogers “home”. They have two children and two grandchildren. Waymon has been a friend to every Mountie young or old, teacher, coach, administrator, or parent.

DAVID SWEARINGEN

2005

FOOTBALL

Swearingen was an All-Conference quarterback on the 1964 Rogers football team that went undefeated 10-0. Today, he works for Crafton, Tull & Associates and was the lead architect for the current Rogers High School building. A true Rogers product, David is a former Eagle Scout whose exemplary character traits continue to be exhibited as a husband, father, and citizen of Rogers. His service to the community has involved the Chamber of Commerce, United Way, NWACC, Mercy Hospital Board, and First United Methodist Church. He and his wife Marilyn, have three children and two grandchildren.

MIKE BERTSCHY

2006

FOOTBALL

Quarterback of Rogers football team during the 1976 and 1977 season. Also, quarterbacked the first Oakdale Jr. High to a NWA Conference championship in 1974. Mike passed away having battled ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). for about 3 years.

DAVID CAULDWELL

2006

BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, TRACK

Graduated from Rogers High School in 1968 where was an outstanding athlete, who played basketball, ran track and helped the Mountaineer football team win the IAA conference championship as a tailback and a linebacker. As a school administrator, he has continued his involvement with athletics by keeping football stats for the Mounties every Friday nigh for 26 years, as well as being instrumental in upgrades at Gates Stadium. David has also been active in the Rogers community serving as a coach in both youth baseball and youth football. He is one of the founders of the Mountaineer Hall of Fame.

MIKE ENGLAND

2006

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, TRACK

Graduated from Rogers High School in 1969 and was an all-around athlete, playing football, basketball, baseball and running track as well. He was a varsity letterman all three years in football and basketball during his career as a Rogers Mountaineer. He was a member of the I!! conference championship football team in 1968. He was also a member of the 1968 Championship Track Team, competing in the 180-yard low hurdles, the 100-yard dash, the long jump, the 880-yard relay and was part of a winning 440-yard relay team.

RAY HARRIS

2006

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL

Graduated from Rogers High School in 1937 and was captain of an undefeated football team that year. The football team only had one touchdown scored against them all season. He also played basketball for the Rogers Mountaineers. After graduation, he attended Hendrix College where he continued to participate in sports, being captain of their football team in 1940 & 1941. He returned back to Rogers and joined his father at American National Bank, the oldest bank in Rogers, later known as First National Bank and now call Arvest Bank-Rogers. Mr. Harris was a longtime civic leader, helping to bring industry to Rogers.

MIKE PEARSON

2006

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL

Graduated from Rogers High School in 1977 where he was a three-year letterman in football and basketball. He was a starting fullback his junior and senior years. He was voted by his teammates as team co-captain for homecoming all three years. He was a member of the National Honor Society for three years, junior class president, received Rotarian recognition and graduated with honors, being in the top ten of his graduating class.He went on to graduate with honors from the University of Tulsa and served our country as an officer in the United States Navy for 20 years, retiring as a Lt. Commander. He was awarded many citations for valor and outstanding performances of his duty. He is currently employed in a supervisory capacity by a company that refits ships for the Navy. He resides in San Diego, California where he serves on several community boards, pursuing his interest in preservation of the environment.

MARGARET WOMACK ROBINSON

2006

BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, TRACK

All-State Basketball Player, All-State Volleyball Player and All-State Trackster at Rogers High School. She attended college at Missouri Southern where she became the first female athlete from Rogers High School to be named to an All-American Basketball team. At Missouri Southern she established the all time scoring record and still holds the single season scoring average - 24.2 points a game. Following graduation, she coached at Russellville High School for 10 years and is currently an assistant principal at Russellville High School.

GUY CABLE

2007

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TED MCCONNAUGHEY

2007

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RYAN HALE

2009

FOOTBALL

Ryan made a name for himself his senior season at RHS which was then followed up by playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1994-98, highlighted by being selected team captain. He followed up his college career by playing in the NFL with the New York Giants from 1999-2001. Ryan also played in Super Bowl XXXV while with the Giants. Ryan returned home to Rogers after his playing days in the NFL and maintains an active role in the Rogers community. Hale has served RPS and the RPS Athletic Department in several capacities and is a strong advocate for youth participating in sports and being involved while in school.

MITCHELL HANKINS

2009

FOOTBALL

Mitchell was a tackle on the Rogers High School Mountaineers District AA Championship football team of 1964. He was selected to the All-District football Team and named All-State Honorable Mention in 1964-65 for RHS. Hankins continued his association with high school sports serving as an official and a member of the Arkansas High School Officials Association from 1970-1988. A highlight during this time was officiating the 1982 Arkansas High School All-Star Football Game. Mitchell also served as a color analyst for KURM radio covering the Mounties football team from 1989-2006.

STEVE PELPHREY

2009

BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL

Steve made his presence known on the basketball court as well as the football field. Steve was selected to Co-Captain the Mountie basketball team his senior year in 1959-60. That followed up an outstanding year for the football Mounties as he was selected to the All-District team, All-State team, and capped by being a member of the Arkansas West All-Star Football Team.

SCOTT SMITH

2009

BASKETBALL

Basketball Coach Scott Smith, known as Coach Smith to the many students whose lives he touched, was a longtime coach for the Rogers Public Schools. He coached two years at Rogers Junior High, one year at Elmwood Junior High, and 33 years at Oakdale Junior High. Smith served as basketball coach in all of those years for a total of 36 years. Smith also coached football and track and was a valuable member of the Oakdale faculty. His team’s characteristics always played hard, hustled, and represented OJHS well. Scott’s dedication to education and coaching leaves a lasting impression on the lives he touched.

THAD WARREN

2009

FOOTBALL

Thad made a significant impact on RHS football moving in during his senior campaign in 1990-91 and taking over at quarterback. Warren continued his football career at the Kansas University where he was a member of the Jayhawk football team for four years, 1992-95. In 1994, he earned All Big 8 Academic Honor Roll. In 1995, Thad and his KU Jayhawks played in the Aloha Bowl.

JIM BILLY WINCHESTER

2009

FOOTBALL

Jim Billy was the tough as nails halfback for the Rogers Mountaineers in 1964 & 1965. In 1964, he helped RHS to the District AA Championship. The following year, his performance garnered him Honorable Mention to the All-American Grid Team in 1965. That same year he was selected to the All-District and All-State Football teams.

WAYLON WISHON

2009

BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL

Waylon made his presence known on the football field and basketball court from 1988-91. On the gridiron, Wishon played tight end and defensive end for the Mounties. In basketball, he was a three year letterman from 1988-91, capped by an All-Conference performance in 1990-91. Waylon continued his football career at the University of Arkansas from 1991-94. Since his graduation, Waylon has been extremely active in his hometown of Rogers. He has actively coached youth sports in Rogers and has volunteered for the RPS Athletic Department in various capacities. Waylon is a strong advocate for students to get involved in athletics and activities while they are in school.

HAROLD CALLOWAY

2013

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DIANNE GOOCH

2013

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SHARA SHERMAN

2013

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HERMAN WILKINSON

2013

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ALAN DAVIDSON

2014

FOOTBALL, TRACK

GARY JACKSON

2014

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Distinguished Service

CHARLIE JOHNSTON

2014

FOOTBALL, TRACK

TOM OLSEN

2014

BASKETBALL

DICKIE WEST

2014

FOOTBALL, TRACK

MINDY WISHON BROWN

2014

BASKETBALL, TRACK, VOLLEYBALL

TOM WOODRUFF

2014

BASEBALL

Induction Class of 2014 Baseball Coach

DAVID BEVIS

2015

BASKETBALL

CHARLIE FREDRICK

2015

FOOTBALL, TRACK

BILLY JOE JONES

2015

BASKETBALL

SCOTT PILLSTROM

2015

FOOTBALL, TRACK

JIM WHITE

2015

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Distinguished Service

KERMIT WOMACK

2015

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Distinguished Service

MARGARET (EOFF) BYRD

2016

BASKETBALL, CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK

Class of 1986 Margaret was a standout athlete in cross country, basketball, and track for the Lady Mounties. In track, she was promoted to the Varsity team as 9th grader. She was twice selected as an Honorable Mention National High School Track All American as well as winning the 800m twice at the Arkansas Meet of Champions. She was the leader of a cross country team that won the state championship 3 years in a row. In basketball, Margaret was selected All Conference her Senior Year as well as the KURM Dream Team. Margaret continued her track and cross country career at Harding University where her teams won multiple AIC conference championships. She also was an individual conference champion in the 200m and 400m events.

BROOKE BOATMAN REA

2016

SOFTBALL

Class of 1999 Brooke was an outstanding softball player for the Lady Mounties. She played pitcher and 3rd base during her career. Brooke holds multiple pitching records at RHS. She holds the record for strikeouts in a game at 17. Her ERA of 0.54 is still lowest in RHS history. He also held her opponent’s to a batting average of .161 which is also lowest in RHS history. Brooke pitched the first perfect game in Lady Mountie history. She was selected All State her Senior year for a team that finished State runner up. Many credit her leadership for setting the tone for the next year when the Lady Mounties won the State championship. Brooke continued her softball career at the University of Central Arkansas where she was selected All Conference in 2002 and 2003. She still ranks in the top 5 of most pitching categories at UCA including Saves, Appearances, Games Started, Complete Games, and Innings Pitched.

JOHN COLLIS

2016

FOOTBALL

Class of 1968 John played quarterback and strong-side linebacker for the Mounties from 1965 through 1968. During his tenure, the Mounties broke school records for total offense. In 1966, John had a 49% completion rate while throwing for 2,000 yards. He was also the team’s leading rusher for 2 out of 3 seasons with the Mounties. The Mounties won the AA District football championship his Senior year. He was selected All-District, All-State and was named to the roster for the 1968 AHSCA All-Star game in Little Rock where he scored the first touchdown for the West team. John continued his football career at Northeastern State in Tahlequah, OK.

1936 RHS FOOTBALL TEAM

2016

FOOTBALL

Football The 1936 team is represented by many friends and relatives. This football team’s accomplishments were nothing short of exceptional in their day and time. They finished with an undefeated 9-0 record winning the District and State Championships (unofficial). Their defense only surrendered 18 points for the entire season. Their coach was Homer “Doc” Ledbetter. As practice began in 1936 there were not enough cleats to outfit the entire team. Coach Ledbetter made a call to the Chicago Cardinals, who he played for in 1932 and 1933. The next week a shipment of shoes arrived from Chicago. The team played their home games on the athletic field at the corner of 2nd and Locust where the Harp’s Store and Mercy Clinic are presently located. Many players off of this team went on to play college sports at places like the University of Arkansas, University of New Mexico, Hendrix College, and the United States Military Academy. Many would become business leaders in Rogers and others joined the military where they gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our country during World War II.

MATTHEW PURYEAR

2016

BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, TRACK

Class of 1991 Matthew was one of the best multisport athletes in RHS history. He was selected All-Conference and All-State in Football his Senior year; He holds the Mountie single season interception record at 9. Matthew was also All-Conference in Basketball and the Conference Champion in the 400 meters in Track his Junior year for a team that won the AAAA conference championship. Matthew was the Class of 1991 Class President. When he graduated from RHS, he went on to play football and graduate from Dartmouth College.