1940-41 (Cicero) Morton High School Boys’ Team

Year Inducted: 1976

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations: (Cicero) Morton High School

Biography: The 1941 (Cicero) Morton High School State Champions had the distinction of beating every team that they played during the season.  Morton was a well-balanced team that played excellent defense and played well together.  They had the distinction of defeating the 1941 Centralia “Wonder Team” in the state semi-finals.  Morton then beat an equally talented Urbana team to win the state championship to finish with a 23-4 record.

Team Members in the Picture:

Top Row (Left to Right):  Trainer Ben Shack, Frank Hulka, Edward Vosyka, Joseph Demkovich, Arnold Laver, Joseph Grove, Joseph Novotny, Charles Tourek, Coach Norm Ziebell.

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Manager Robert Yonco, Charles Cuda, Fred Ploegman, Chester Strumillo, Raymond Leitner, Robert Hoffman, Robert Soucek.