Welcome to Harding High School Athletics & Activities

St. Paul, Minnesota

Hall of Stars Inductees - 1998



Ken "Tweet" Jackson - '38

A four-sport athlete, Ken played football, basketball, hockey, and baseball. As a senior Ken started playing basketball but then switched over to hockey when the district began that program. Ken made many all conference teams and the Knights were conference champions his junior year. Ken dominated in baseball -- as a freshman he started in center field, as  a junior he won the battling title with a .531 average and as a senior he was all conference and batted .478


Roy Wallin - '50

Roy was a three-sport athlete at Harding from 1948 to 1950. He played football, basketball, and baseball. A quiet, dedicated athlete, he was All Conference in football. After high-school Roy played fast-pitch softball, playing in four world tournaments. He was inducted into the Fast Pitch Softball hall of fame in 1991.


  Mike Slack - '73 

Mike had a great career at Harding running on both the cross country and track teams. He was on a two-time city conference champion in cross country and  the mile run in track. His senior year he ran a 4.11 mile which was the second fastest mile in Minnesota history. After Harding Mike went to North Dakota for a great college career. He was two-time national cross country champion, a thirteen-time North Central conference champion, six time "All-American" in track and cross country and won many awards and accomplishments. He was the first Minnesotan to break the 4-minute mile.

Ciel Conway - '82

Ciel was a three-sport athlete at Harding playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. She won All Conference in all three sports. Ciel was on the state tournament teams in both basketball and softball and was a major contributor on both teams.

Ann Kelly - '83

Ann swam for four years an the swim team, three years in track and one year as a gymnast. She excelled in all three. she was the captain of the swim team her junior and senior years as well as track captain her senior year. Ann was All Conference in each sport in which she participated and qualified for the Minnesota State High School tournament three times in swimming, once in track, and once in gymnastics. She was warded the Harding "H" blanket and was selected as St. Paul's Outstanding Student Athlete for 1983.  Ann is also a member of the Hamline Hall of Fame.  

Lillie Brown - '91

A two-sport athlete at Harding, Lillie was a stalwart player on one of Harding's great basketball teams - a team that went to the state tournament in 1990 and 1991. She was All Conference and All State both her junior and senior years. After Harding Lillie went on to Southwest State and has a great collegiate career. She was All Conference three years, was All Region three years, was a three-time Southwest State MVP, Division II third-team All American, Division II News All American, all-time assist leader, all-time steals leader, second all-time scorer, second all-time rebounder, and more.
Wayne "Lefty" Gilleland - Teacher and Coach from 1952 - 1965

Lefty arrived at Harding in 1952, teaching math and coaching basketball and assisting in football. In time he switched gears and became an administrator and served as assistant principal, principal, and concluded his career as the St. Paul Schools Athletic Director from 1973 to 1983. He was innovative, demonstrated strong leadership, was respected by all who he served and worked with, and always up-beat and positive.


Dick Anderson - Teacher and Coach from 1965 - 1980

Dick came to Harding in 1965 after beginning his St. Paul career at Wilson. He was the hockey coach and an assistant in both football and baseball. His hockey team won four conference championships and participated in four state tournaments. He was very active in various coaching organizations and served as President of the Minnesota State Hockey Coaches Association. He also helped to form the Harding Area Hockey Association.


Bernie Von Wald - Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director from 1972 - 1997

Bernie started teaching in St. Paul first at Mounds Park Junior High, then Monroe High School, then moved to Harding in 1972 as a physical education teacher, head basketball coach, and assistant football coach. He coached and helped create the girl's badminton program not only at Harding but also in the City Conference and was an instrumental in developing the sport as a state tournament sport. In 1987 he was selected as the Minnesota Athlete Director.