Inductees Stonebock, one of the most respected baseball coaches in Illinois history, coached three Manual High School teams to Illinois State Titles.
Stonebock, a former minor league star and semi-pro catcher, was a stern taskmaster and a brilliant teacher of fundamentals who made Manual a state power year after year.
Taking over the baseball reins in the late 1940's, he won 448 games while losing 174, winning his first state championship when his Rams won all 25 games it played in 1950. He came back to win a second state title in 1965 and followed this up with a third in 1968.
During his long career at Manual, his teams won 14 district, ten regional, and seven sectional championships.
Stonebock, one of the most respected baseball coaches in Illinois history, coached three Manual High School teams to Illinois State Titles.
|1991-92 Richwoods Boy's Basketball Team|
Coached by Wayne Hammerton (GPSHOF class of 1996), the 1991-92 Richwoods Knights capped a 30-3 season with a runner-up finish to undefeated Maywood (Proviso East) at the University of Illinois (Champaign). On their journey to the championship game, Richwoods defeated Danville 67-53 at Peoria’s Carver Arena in the Super Sectional; Lincolnshire (Stevenson) 86-75 in the quarterfinals; and Rockford Boylan 47-46 in a semifinal thriller, before falling to defending champion Proviso East 42-31 in the championship game. Troy Taylor (Peoria Journal Star’s Class AA Player of the Year) received 1st Team All-Tournament honors and teammate, Sean Kimble was named to the 2nd Team. Kimble (48 points) was 2nd in tournament scoring for the 3 games in Champaign. Taylor was also selected to the Chicago Tribune All-State 3rdTeam.