Faces of Sports: Henry 'Hank' Dilly


Henry Dilly practices the shot put at Hastings High in this
photo taken March 31, 1964. 

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.


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