IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Teams

1956 Western Illinois MenName: 1955-56 Western Illinois University Men's Team

Year Inducted: 1977

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
Western Illinois University

 

Biography:  The 1955-56 Western Illinois University Men’s Team posted a 28-3 record which stood for many years as the most wins for any Illinois University in history. This version of the Leathernecks was a high scoring group that averaged 95 ppg. Nine times they scored over 100 points. (Note: this was nearly 3 decades before the 3 Point basket became a rule in collegiate basketball). They reached the quarterfinals of the NAIA tournament.

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back row (L to R): Head Coach Leroy “Stix” Morley, Charles Behrends, Gene Talbot, Marshall Stoner, Ron Nikevich, Charles Schramm, Don Talbot, Lupe Rios, Assistant Coach Guy Ricci.

Front Row (L to R): Lloyd ‘Butch’ King, Jimmy Hunter, John Henson, Blaine Bonnie, Joe Reynolds, Jack Milam, Don Resler, Larry Crouch.

 

1912 Batavia BoysName: 1911-12 Batavia High School Boys' Team

Year Inducted: 1977

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
Batavia High School

 

Biography:  The 1912 Batavia Team won the state championship in a thrilling contest over Galesburg HS at the Decatur YMCA. This team has been called “the team that made Batavia famous.” While this team was not big in size compared to modern day standards, they were the most highly competitive team of their day. After they won the state championship, they went on to tour and soundly defeated a group of college players. Batavia’s record during that championship season was 27-2.

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back row (L to R): Clarence Hanson, Coach Kenneth C. Merrick, Walter Trantow, Horace Bone.

Front Row (L to R): Dwight Emigh, Harold Bailey, Raymond McDermott, Charles Barr.

2001 Fenwick Girls

Name: 2000-2001 (Oak Park) Fenwick High School Girls' Team

Year Inducted: 2014

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
(Oak Park) Fenwick High School

USA Today #2 Ranked Team

 

Biography:  During the regular season, Fenwick was ranked #1 in Illinois and at one point #1 in the nation.  After a grueling season, playing nearly every top-ranked team in the state and several nationally ranked teams, the Friars were more than ready for a great state tournament run.  At the IHSA State Finals in Normal, the Friars defeated (Chicago) Marshall HS 63-54 in the quarterfinal game.  They beat (Winnetka) New Trier HS 56-42 in the semi-final game and cruised to a 65-32 win over a very good (Naperville) Neuqua Valley HS in the championship game.  They were the ESCC Champions for a record 7th consecutive season and were the winners of the Warhawk Thanksgiving Tournament and the Dundee Crown Christmas Tournament.  The coaches, athletic staff and administration that helped turn the dream into a reality included Coaches:  Dave Power, William Power, Jana Mathis, Dale Heidloff, John Weaver, Glenn Zilligan, and Steve Ryan; Athletic Director Michael Curtin; Women's Athletic Coordinator Sandy Czajka; Videographer Erin Power; Head Scout Jack Mathis; Principal Dr. James Quaid and President: Father Richard LaPata, PP.

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Michele Szatko, Amy Atchison, Erin Walsh, Margaret Knap, Sarah Kwazinski, Erin Lawless, Elizabeth Marino, Julie Van Grinsvan

3rd Row (L to R): Steve Ryan, Dale Heidloff, William Power, Dave Power, Michael Curtin, Jana Mathis, Glenn Zilligan, John Weaver, Sandra Czajka

2nd Row (L to R):  Courtney Harway, Nicole Rivera, Jennifer Krause, Claudette Towers, Raven Gengler, Jackie Konrad, Sarah Bulvan, Breanne Smilie

Front Row (L to R): Traci Pawlak, Kristin Heidloff, Erin Power, Casey Walsh

 

2007 Fenwick Girls

Name: 2006-2007 (Oak Park) Fenwick High School Girls' Team

Year Inducted: 2014

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
(Oak Park) Fenwick High School

Biography:  The 2007 Friars were ranked either #1 or #2 in the state all season and as high as #2 in the national rankings.  Facing 19 state-ranked opponents and several nationally ranked teams, this Friar team was prepared to make its quest for a state championship into a reality.  The squad opened state tournament play in Bloomington in the quarterfinals by defeating Sterling High School 55-29.  They then knocked off (Chicago Heights) Marian Catholic High School 53-30 in the semi-final game.  They downed an outstanding Bolingbrook High School team 35-27 for the championship.  The Friars became the final Class AA champion in the IHSA 2 class system.  Their final record was 36-2.  They were the ESCC champions for a record 13th consecutive season and were also champions of the Niles North Thanksgiving Tournament and the Dundee Crown Christmas Classic.  The coaches, athletic staff and administration that helped turn the dream into a a reality included:  Coaches--Dave Power, William Power, Sarah Kwanzinski, Pat Van DeWalle, Dale Heidloff, John Weaver, Kendall Griffin and Karrie Fortman; Athletic Director--Michael Curtin; Women's Athletic Coordinator--Lori Heidloff; Trainer--Dana Sibe; Principal--Dr. James Quaid and President Fr. Richard LaPata, PP.

Team Members in the Picture:

Back row-players standing (L to R): Tricia Liston, Morgan Price, Devereaux Peters, Allison Jackson, Erin Power, Lauren Gula.

Back Row--administrators/coaches standing (L to R):  Michael Curtin, Father LaPata, Dale Heidloff, Sarah kwasinski, Pat Van DeWalle, William Power, Dave Power, Dr. James Quaid, John Weaver, Dana Sible.

Front Row-players kneeling (L to R): Gabriella Cozzi, Candace Ruff, Holly Harvey, Serafina Nuzzo, Colleen Forkin.

 

2007 Breese Central

Name: 2006-2007 Breese Central High School Girls' Team

Year Inducted: 2014

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:

Breese Central High School

 

Biography:  The Breese Central lady Cougars opened the 2006-07 campaign by winning the Greenville Tournament.  The Lady Cougars brought home the conference championship in the rugged Cahokia Conference with a perfect 10-0 record.  After struggling in the Mascoutah and Highland Tournaments, the Lady Cougars got hot down the stretch, winning their final 14 games.  Central defeated Carlyle HS 39-35 in the IHSA Vandalia Sectional Final.  Next, the the IHSA Super-sectional game, they put on a show by taking dow the #1 ranked (Olney) East Richland HS squad by an 86-59 score.  In the quarterfinal round of the IHSA Class A State tournament, they defeated St. Joseph-Ogden, 56-39.  Then, in the semifinals, they defeated (Melrose Park) Walther Lutheran HS by a score of 40-36.  In the title game, the Lady Cougars squared off agains a very talented Rochester squad.  Despite trailing by 6 at the half, the Lady Cougars came out on top, winning the IHSA Class A State Championship by a final score of 47-41.  

Team Members in the Picture:

Back row (L to R): Manager Jamie Voss, Katie Robben, Katelin Wiegmann, Jessica Hemann, Cassandra Deiters, Christy Rolfingsmeyer, Britni Holtmann, Kati Scheer, and Manager Amanda Jackson.

Front Row (L to R): Tiffany Hilmes, KC Root, Courtney Strieker, Lauren Budde, Kelsie Netemeyer and Leann Voss.