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Yesterdays Dec. 14

Posted: December 13, 2013 - 8:49pm

75 years ago

(1938)

John Noggle of Wetumka, Okla., lately of Conway, was placed on the second all-East Central (Okla.) conference football team at the close of the 1938 season, according to a newspaper clipping sent to the Log Cabin Democrat by Noggle’s brother, Elbert Noggle.

Young Noggle attended the Conway public school until November 1937.

His father is J.H. Noggle.

The Tulsa Tribune named Noggle to a first team berth on its mythical selection.

50 years ago

(1963)

G. Dan Estes, one of Arkansas’s best know sport personalities of this century, will be inducted into the Arkansas Hall of Fame next month.

Estes was football, basketball, baseball and track coach at Arkansas State Teachers College for almost 20 years after an illustrious playing career at the University of Arkansas, where he was an all-Southwestern Conference tackle.

Estes was professor of mathematics at ASTC after he was relieved of his coaching duties.

He died in the middle 40’s

He will be the first man connected with ASTC to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which was founded in 1959.

25 years ago

(1988)

Ricky Barnett of Conway recently was among 23 students of Arkansas State University at Beebe to be inducted into Gamma Beta Phi, a national honor society.

Barnett is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Barnett.

10 years ago

(2003)

Conway fullback Peyton Hillis took a major step to end his recruitment late Friday night by orally committing to the University of Arkansas.

The agreement will not be binding until national signing day in February.

Hillis, a 6-foot-2, 245-pounder, originally was scheduled to officially visit Oklahoma this weekend, but instead put in a call to Arkansas assistant Danny Nutt at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday.

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