Five new members inducted into Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame

Five new members inducted into Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame added five new members on Sunday afternoon, numbers 179 through 183.

Five new members inducted into Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame

Perryton native Del Ray Mounts was the first of this class at number 179. He was a former Texas Tech basketball walk-on that ended up being a two-time All- Southwest Conference guard. He was also the program’s second all-time leading scorer, with 1,346 career points.

The 180th member was Ona Lee Johnson, a Phillips High School tennis great that won a state championship, and went on to become the executive director of the Amarillo Area Tennis Association. In this position, she secured a $100,000 grant for youth tennis.

Number 181 is Bobby Dibler, a former Amarillo High and Amarillo College basketball star that made a career out of refereeing. Dibler was an NCAA Division I referee, who was chosen to officiate multiple Final Fours.

Lance Lahnert was inducted as the 182nd member, known for his 36 year tenure at the Amarillo Globe-News covering local sports.

The 183rd member of the Hall of Fame was another former Amarillo Globe-News sports editor. Jon Mark Beilue holds the longest tenure as sports editor at the paper to this day. Beilue is a Groom native and was a 3-sport athlete at Groom High School that played in a football state championship.

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