This weekend, we are honored to enshrine this class of 2020 into the Winnemucca HS Hall of Fame.
Sergio Cabada is considered one of the greatest distance runners to ever wear the blue and gold. The 1997 graduate still holds the school record and two state championships in the 1600 and holds the school record and 1 state championship in the 3200. As a cross-country runner, Cabada lead the team to the legendary state cross-country championship in 1995 as well as individually finishing 2nd at state two years in a row. Cabada was also the 1997 recipient of the prestigious Lowry Highs School Raymond Hooft Award. Upon graduating from LHS, Sergio Cabada continued with his greatness by running for Mr. Hood Community College. While in college Sergio attained national recognition as being one of the top distance runners at all levels in the Pacific Northwest. Sergio is currently the LHS School Resource Officer and is an assistant track coach. He and his wife Crystal have 5 children Jordan, Chrissy, Katie, Megan and Tatum.
Next Inductee is the “Colorado Kid” Don Walton. After a successful mining career, this former college baseball player thankfully went into the field of education as a Teacher of Math and Drafting. For the last 20 years, a constant at sporting events at Lowry High School has been Don Walton. From cutting grass on the soccer, football, and baseball fields to cleaning up the gym floors to announcing games to setting up transportation and fields to making sure everything is perfect for game day; Don wears many hats and in his humble words continually states; “I do it for the kids so they have the opportunity to compete.” Mr. Walton has been an active member of our community donating countless hours toward youth athletics. Don has also coached baseball and basketball at LHS for 12 years and helped carry on the proud tradition of Lowry Athletics by being the athletic director for the past 7 years. In 2017, Don Walton was named the 3A Nevada Athletic Director of the year. Don has been a proud member of the Lowry High School Family in which he’s taken great pride in the Student Athletes who are currently here as well as those who have gone on to attain great things. Don and his wife Linda have three kids- Jessica, Davey, and Jaimie.
The “Can Do Man” Raymond Harold Parks is the next inductee. . Ray has been in the Humboldt County School District for 28 years, is currently the Principal at Lowry where he took the graduation rate from 61% up to a staggering 93%. Ray is the current President of the Winnemucca Boys and Girls Club where he spearheaded the 7.5 million dollar fundraising campaign to get the club going. He has been in the Winnemucca Volunteer Fire Department for 12 years and is currently the Treasurer. He has been a crucial member of the Winnemucca Century Club for Lowry Athletics for 27 years and was President for 14 years. Ray has been selected by his peers to be the President of the NIAA 3A League for Athletics in the state of Nevada for the past 7 years and currently sits on the State Realignment Committee for Athletics. Ray has been involved in bringing countless High School athletic events and regional tournaments to Winnemucca. He loved being a Football Coach at Lowry for 8 years 4 as the Head Coach. He was also the Assistant Track Coach for 6 years and has been the starter for the Jr High and Lowry Track meets for the past 28 years. He is constantly trying to improve all of Lowry’s facilities as he also spearheaded the multi-million dollar all-weather track and light project. He did the same for the courtyard and auditorium LHS restorations for the staff, students, and community of at Lowry. Ray’s most important attribute is he puts KIDS first and foremost. Ray has two children Alyssa and Jared.