Faces of Sports: Henry 'Hank' Dilly
In May 1964, Hastings High senior Henry "Hank" Dilly shattered the prep state shot put record with a heave of 58 feet, 9 1/2 inches at the Class A district meet in Lincoln.
Though no longer a state record, he still holds the school record at Hastings High. Dilly was also a fierce competitor in discus, winning several medals with the Tigers.
Also a highly touted football prospect, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound center earned a full-ride scholarship to University of Nebraska-Lincoln, though he never actually played in a game for the Cornhuskers.
He married his high school sweetheart, Sue Turley, in 1967. The couple had two sons, Douglas and Drew.
Hank and Sue purchased the two family businesses — Dilly's Lamppost and Dilly's Service Station — from Hank's mother, Leona, in 1979, two years after the death of Hank's father, Les. Hank died of a massive heart attack in 1984.