Welcome to Harding High School Athletics & Activities

St. Paul, Minnesota

Hall of Stars Inductees - 1997

Ozzie Trooien '41

Ozzie was a three sport athlete at Harding.  He played football, basketball, and baseball and excelled in all three.  He was voted by team members as the most valuable player on the 1940 Twin Cities Championship football team.  Ozzie played on the 1940 City and District 15 Championship basketball teams.  He was all state in football in 1940, all city in both football and basketball in 1940 & 1941, and honorable mention in baseball in 1941.  He played football for two years and then joined the marines as part of the V12 officer training program.  Ozzie has been very active in recreational handball and golf and has been very successful in both - winning many championships over the years.  He taught and coached at Harding as part of his career in working for the St. Paul Public Schools.  Ozzie's family also attended Harding and were very successful.

Gene Lowe '48

Gene was a two sport athlete at Harding.  He participated in hockey and baseball all three years in high school.  Gene was selected to the All State Hockey team and to the City Conference All City Hockey team his junior and senior years.  His senior year, he was selected to the All City Baseball team.  Gene holds two records that still stand in conference hockey - his records are pretty impressive when you consider they have existed for fifty years.  Gene met and made many friends during his Harding years and has many happy memories of them.

Dugal McClellan '60

Dugal's Harding years were filled with activities, sports, and friends.  He and his friends enjoyed the rewards of working and succeeding together in football, hockey, and baseball.  Dugal lettered all three years in all three sports.  He was a three year member of the "H" club, was All City in gootball in 1958 & 1959, All City in hockey in 1960, All State in hockey in 1958, and was selected as the Lions Club Athlete of the Year in 1959.  The St. Paul newspaper referred to Dugal as the "scampering Scot".  He was involved in the student government for two years and was selected as the Senior Class President.  After high school, Dugal attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in business.  He worked for a number of corporations.  He married and had five children who still live in the Louisville, Kentucky area.  Dugal died just before his 46th birthday in 1988.

Paul Sanders '75

Paul was a three sport athlete at Harding.  He played football, basketball, and baseball all three years.  Paul excelled in football and baseball being selected to the All City Teams in both his junior and senior years.  In 1975 he was selected to the Pre season Parade Magazine High School All American Football Team.  In 1975 Paul was selected to the All State Football Team.  Paul was very active in Harding activites and after Harding, attended the University of Minnesota on a football scholarship.  Paul and his family now reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Jill M. Egan '78

Jill was a three sport athlete at Harding.  She started out as a sophomore and lettered in all three sports - volleyball, basketball, and track.  She made the All City Basketball team her junior  and senior years and was chosen the "Best Offensive and Defensive Player" for the Harding team.  She was selected "Most Valuable Player" of the volleyball team.  She was co-captain of both the volleyball and basketball teams her senior year.  Jill was very active in Harding activities and after graduation, went on to Augsburg College to continue her education and athletics.  She played on the Augsburg College volleyball and basketball teams.  Jill now lives in the Minneapolis area.

Pat Bowlin '78

Pat was a three sport athlete at Harding.  He played football, basketball, and baseball.  He earned many awards during his career at Harding - he was Athlete of the Year in 1978, he was named to the WCCO All State Basketball team, he played in the Lions All Star Basketball game.  Pat was the 1978 City Conference scoring champion and the second player in the conference history to score over 400 points in a conference season.  Pat set a conference record by scoring 30 or more points in three consecutive games.  In baseball, Pat finished his career with a 16-1 pitching record.  Pat's involvement in athletics was natural - his mother and father were very supportive and involved with athletics at home and in the Harding community.  Pat has continued to excel in High School Athletics as a very successful high school coach and athletic director.  Pat's teams have won four state championships in softball.  Pat and his family are currently living and working in Winona, Minnesota.

Sheila Farrell Jost '78

Sheila was a three sport athlete at Harding.  She played volleyball, basketball, and ran track.  She played volleyball under the coaching of Linda Barneson and Denny Amundson.  Her basketball career was also three years on the varsity team and coached by Anne Green and Ton Gunderson.  Sheila was voted MVP by her teammates her junior and senior years and was team captain and selected to the All City Team her senior year.  Sheila was a member of the track team and was involved in the dashes and was a member of the 4 x 100 relay team.  She was very active in Harding activities and had a great Harding career.

Cara Pearson '91

Cara excelled at volleyball, softball, tennis, track & field, and basketball.  She helped lead her team to three State Tournaments and qualified for the State Track & Field Meet her senior year.  As a college basketball player at the University of Minnesota, she achieved many honors.  They included, All-Big Ten (two years), Captain, Big Ten Player of the Week, Team MVP, Big Ten sixth best scorer and rebounder '95, Minnesota leading scorer and rebounder, and she also made the Top Ten All-Time scoring, rebounding, and free-throw list.  Cara has played professional basketball overseas in Spain and Luxembourg, as well as coaching one year at the University of Minnesota.  Currently, Cara is training to play professionally again.

Clyde (Mack) McDonald 1950-1980

Mack graduated from Luther College in 1942.  After serving in the U.S. Navy, Mack began his coaching career at Mayville H.S. in Mayville, ND where he coached in 1946-47.  Then, he went on to Moorhead H.S. in Moorhead, MN where he coached football and basketball from 1947-1950.  Mack came to Harding in 1950 and coached football from 1950-1970 and baseball from 1951-1970.  Mack's Harding football teams won 5 conference championships, while his baseball teams won 3 conference championships.  From 1971-1975, Mack was Harding Athletic Director.  Mack retired in 1980 and was inducted into the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1989.  His former players will always remember is cry "Judas Priest".

Bruce Virgin  1958-1991

Bruce started his teaching career in Bagley, Minnesota in 1953.  After teaching there for four years, he move to LeSueuer, Minnesota for one year.  Bruce started at Harding in 1958 and was a very successful math teacher.  Bruce started coaching cross country at Harding and then became assistant football coach and the assistant coach in both girls' basketball and softball.  He enjoyed working with many coaches and athletes during his career at Harding.  Bruce was known at Harding for his dedication, loyalty, and hard work.  He was popular with students and staff alike.