1970-71 (Dolton) Thornridge High School Boys’ Team

Year Inducted: 1988

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations: (Dolton) Thornriege High School

Biography: The 1971 Thornridge High School Falcons started one sophomore and three juniors on a team that won the first of 2 consecutive IHSA State Championships and, at that time, set the record of 58 consecutive wins.  The season’s only loss was to Mounds Meridian HS in the Carbondale Holiday Tournament.  Mark McClain was the only senior starter.  Quinn Buckner, Boyd Batts, Mike Bonczyk, and Greg Rose became household names in Illinois high school basketball conversations.

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Asst. Coach Frank Nardi, Quinn Buckner, Charles Hogan, Mark McClain, Boyd Batts, Al Vest, Mike Henry and ASst. Coach Al Holverson.

Front Row (L to R): Mgr. Jeff Grober, Greg Rose, Tony Jackson, Head Coach Ron Ferguson, Mike Bonczyk, Jim Loggins and Mgr. Rick Remmert.