Springtown ISD’s long history of athletic success is something our community is very proud of. Our “Wall of Honor” on the south face of Porcupine Stadium’s Field House seeks to honor teams and individuals whose athletic performance during or after their high school careers is especially noteworthy. Our first inductees were recognized during the opening season of our new Athletic Complex, and the program now includes 15 teams or individual members, listed below:
Terry Hampton, Class of ’67
A four-year letterman in Football, Basketball, and Track, Terry Hampton was a Captain of the 1966 football team. In addition to being a Regional Qualifier in Track, Hampton represented the Porcupines as a member of the 1966 All-State Football team, and 1967 All-District Basketball team.
Floyd Worlow – ’67
Floyd Worlow was Springtown’s first State Champion, winning the Shotput in Track-and-Field during his Junior year (1966). Worlow qualified for the State Track Meet three straight times. An outstanding football player in the fall, Worlow returned to the State Meet in the spring of his Senior year and finished as a runner-up.
Angie Ryan – ‘84
The first of our two State Tennis Champions from the Ryan family, Angie Ryan was the first State Champion from SHS in sixteen years. Angie’s very successful tennis career ended with a trip to Austin and a State Championship in 1984.
Amy Ryan – ‘88
Springtown High School's Tennis Team enjoyed two state champions over the course of just five seasons. A four-year letterman, Amy Ryan followed in her sister's footsteps to earn a State Championship in Singles Tennis in the spring of 1988.
Perry Carpenter –’59
A multi-sport star athlete during the 1950’s Perry Carpenter excelled in Football and Track. His nomination was supported by several former students who recalled that Perry was "the best athlete from Springtown in through all of the 1950's."
Dennie Harms – ’68
A captain of the 1967 football and 1968 basketball teams, Dennie Harms was named to the All-District Basketball Team three straight years. In addition to shining on the hardwood, Harms was a two-time All-District Football Player for the Porcupines and earned several scholarship offers.
Tex Mercer – ’84
An All-District Football and Basketball player in the early 1980’s, Tex Mercer might have been the first Porcupine to play on national television after receiving a scholarship to play football at the University of Texas. Mercer was a member of the 1983 All-State Football Team, and played on the 1984 District Runners-up Basketball team.
1995 State Football Semi-Finalists
After losing their first two games of the 1995 season, the Porcupines clawed their way back to win seven straight and finish as Runners-up in District. The team marched through the playoffs by defeating Vernon, Childress, Abilene Wylie, and Ballinger in the first four playoff games. With a record of 11-3-1, the best football season in school history ended with a 17-17 tie against Commerce, who then advanced to the 3A State Championship game through tie-breaker rules in place at the time.
Coach Billy Reed -- '70 -- SHS alumni Bill Reed came home to coach the Porcupines for over a decade, leading one of the winningest programs in the state during the first half of the 1990’s. Coach Reed’s inclusion on the Wall of Honor is our only “double-dip,” as he was also part of the 1995 Football Team's induction. Coach Reed won 102 games against only 50 losses as the Head Football Coach of the Porcupines from 1989 through 2001. Coach Reed also served as SISD's Director of Athletics during that time.
1990 State Volleyball Finalists
Winning 29 games on their way to the State Tournament, the Lady Porcupines ultimately fell to Bellville 16-14, 4-15, 10-15, in the State Championship. Coached by Cari Lowery and Gina Young, team members included Cindy Thomas, Leigh Anne Williams, Christy Huse, Jami Clinton, Mary Porter, Julie Level, Priscilla Cote, Tracey Hansen, Leigh Ann Cadell, Jeana Batchelor, Jennifer Lowe, and Tisha Holsomback.
1987 State Volleyball Semi-Finalists
With a 23-3 record, the 1987 volleyball team was the first Porcupine squad to make the State Tournament. Led by Coach Ginger Reed, and manager Bonny Allen, the 1987 team members included Stacy Kozusko, Robyn Knestrick, Shonda Rowell, Nancy Springfield, Amanda Dawson, Tena Goodin, Michelle Holder, Paige Martin, and Jaime Spurlin.
Wilburn “Coley” Coleman – ’53
“Coley” Coleman shone in basketball where he eventually played for Weatherford College, baseball which he continued with in American Legion ball, and track where he was the district champ in the 100-yard dash and the discus throw as a senior.
Todd Wageman – ‘89 An All State Football Player, Todd Wageman led the Porcupines to a State Ranking as high as Number 2 during the 1988 football season, running the ball and playing safety. Wageman also starred in track and field, and still holds the school record in the long jump with a mark of 22’1”.
Dale Posey – ‘79
An All-District FB star at multiple positions and in multiple years, Dale Posey went on to letter at Southwest Texas State where he won two NCAA Division II National Championships. Posey caught a touchdown pass in the National Championship game in 1982 to wrap up a 14-0 season.
1995 State Volleyball Semi-Finalists
While losing only 13 games in the entire season, the 1995 Lady Porcupines racked up 31 wins against only 5 losses on their way to the State Tournament. The girls won the District Championship and rolled through Graham, Perrington, Kermit, and Vernon to capture the Regional Championship. Lake Travis defeated the Lady Porcupines in the State Semi-finals game in Austin. Coaches included Cari Lowery (TGCA All-Star Coach), Carol Ann (Carlisle) Warren, and Jana Wilkes. Players included Andrea Ramsey (All-District; Academic All-District), Holly Haugen (All-District; Academic All-State), Missy Smith (Academic All-District), Holly (Smith) Huston (Hon. Mention; Academic All-District), Stephanie Clary (All-District; Academic All-District), LeighAnn (Krey) Strickland (Newcomer of the Year; Academic All-District), Kim (Lane) Penn (All-State; Academic All-State), Ashley (Shearer) Arellano (Hon. Mention; Academic All-District), Jessica (Thomas) Kribbs (Academic All-District), and Kelly Lane (Hon. Mention; Academic All-District).
Dillon Springfield, '15
Following a fourth place finish at the UIL State Track & Field Championships in 2014, Dillon Springfield returned as Senior to win a Gold medal in the 110M Hurdles (14:02), and a Silver in the 300M Hurldes at the UIL State Track & Field Championships. Dillon also ran as the anchor leg in Springtown's 4x400 Relay at the same meet (finishing 7th), and still holds the school record in the 300M Hurdles. In addition to being an elite track star, with Gold medals at the Texas Relays and the UIL State Championships, Dillon excelled on the football field as an All-District receiver on the 2013 Bi-District Champion football team (as a Junior) and the 2014 Offensive MVP of District 6-4A (as a Senior).
Darrell Mathis, '77
As a Team Captain for Springtown's basketball team his Senior year, Darrell Mathis led the Porcupines to the 1977 District Championship by beating Keller in the final regular-season game. A tough three-point loss to Allen HS in the Bi-District Championship ended the team’s season with a 23-9 record. In addition to being named to the 1977 T.A.B.C. All-State Team, Mathis was the unanimous 11-AA District MVP as a Senior. A First Team All-District performer for two years in basketball, Darrell was also an Honorable Mention All-District football player for two years and an All-District Catcher/SS for Springtown High School’s very first baseball team. Darrell returned to Springtown after graduation and served our community as a Lions Club youth league coach, Lions Club President, School Board Member, and Pastor at Hilltop Family Church.
Nominations for the fall induction of each year’s "Wall of Fame" are due by June 30th of each year. A committee of current school administrators as well as select individuals already included in the “Wall of Fame” will review nominations during July and August each year. The committee shall have the authority to induct up to two "Wall of Fame" recipients (whether individuals or groups) annually. New members will be introduced before or during a varsity football game selected by the Athletic Director.
In addition to having demonstrated exceptional talent and success while participating in athletic competition, nominees for Springtown ISD’s “Wall of Honor” should be limited to individuals possessing outstanding moral character, and submitted for consideration no sooner than five years after their graduation date. ***Posthumous honorees may be exempt from graduate criteria.
Nominations forms may be obtained via this link, or by mail using a form obtained from Springtown ISD’s Administration Office.