PHS Inducts Five Members to Athletic Hall of Fame
January 07, 2018
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Portland High School inducted five members to their athletic hall of fame on Friday night between games against Hendersonville. The 2018 class is the fourth class to be inducted to the Panther Hall of Fame.
A 1999 graduate of Portland High School, Rogan was a 2,000 point scorer and stands as the second leading scorer all-time in Panther basketball history. He was also named district 10-AA Player of the Year, Mid-State Player of the Year, and first team All-State.
Also a track star for the Panthers, Rogan was the state high jump champion as a senior as well as finishing as the runner-up twice in the triple jump.
After graduating from Portland, Rogan was a two-time Junior College All-American while playing at Northwest Mississippi Junior College before finishing his collegiate playing career at Tennessee-Chattanooga.
One of the most notable coaches in Portland athletics history, Johnson came to Portland in 1956 and led the Panther football program for 19 seasons.
Under Johnson, Portland won the Blanket Bowl in 1960, the Industrial Bowl in 1961, the Jaycee Bowl in 1966 and the Mid-State Bowl in 1971.
Portland honored Johnson in 2008 when they officially named their football stadium Edgar Johnson Stadium. Johnson passed away four years later in 2012.
Barber played under Johnson and was named Most Valuable Lineman in the 1966 Jaycee Bowl. After graduating from Portland in 1967, Barber lettered three years for the Western Kentucky football team.
Playing linebacker, Barber recorded 342 total tackles in his three years at Western Kentucky. Barber was a two-time Academic All-American, as well as being named to the All-American team twice while at Western Kentucky.
Barber was named to the Western Kentucky Hall of Fame in 2000 and still ranks in the top-10 all-time in tackles for the Hilltopper football program. Jimmy Barber passed away in 2009.
A 1970 graduate of Portland High School, Miller was an All-District selection all three seasons of her basketball career.
She scored 562 points her sophomore season, which stands as the second most points scored in a season in program history. In her junior season, she led her team to a program best 23-7 record, which remains the best record in Portland girl’s basketball program history. She finished her high school career with 1,447 points, which still stands as second most all-time in program history.
She continued her playing career at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville under Margaret Hudson where she played the “rover” position as woman’s basketball made the transition from six-on-six half-court play to five-on-five play.
Hibdon was a key player for the Lady Panther volleyball team in their run to the state tournament in 1997. Despite Portland falling in the semi-final round, she was named the Class A-AA state tournament MVP. She was also district Player of the Year in 1997.
Hibdon was the volleyball program’s all-time leader in kills when she graduated in 1998, a record that stood until 2011.
She continued her playing career at MTSU, where she played for two seasons.
After she finished her playing career, Hibdon continued to stay close to the game through coaching, including coaching many of the players that composed Portland’s 2017 state championship winning team.