Inductees During the 1989 softball season the Farmington girls compiled a 28-3 overall record. With a first year coach, Tom Wierzba, and a freshmen pitcher, Becki Warner, they made Farmington's first ever school appearance in the softball state tournament in Pekin, IL.
Farmington opened up the quarterfinals with Vienna and beat them 4-3, then on to the semifinals where they defeated Lemont 2-0, and on to the championship game where hey defeated the softball powerhouse Casey 2-1 for the Class A state title. Becki Warner led the team through the tournament series giving up only 2 runs the whole state tournament series.
Farmington had several players named to the all-tournament team: Kari Watts, Lisa Melz, Dawn Stanley, and Becki Warner. They were the Cinderella team with a freshman pitcher and a first year coach that won its town's and the Peoria area's first ever State Softball Championship
During the 1989 softball season the Farmington girls compiled a 28-3 overall record. With a first year coach, Tom Wierzba, and a freshmen pitcher, Becki Warner, they made Farmington's first ever school appearance in the softball state tournament in Pekin, IL.
|Ron Dwyer, Sr.|
Ron was an All-Conference, athlete in football, basketball, and baseball at Spalding Institute and achieved All-State honors in basketball. He accepted a full scholarship to Western Illinois University for basketball. After his freshman year he transferred to Bradley University on a baseball scholarship. At BU he played baseball for three years and football for two years. In 1964, he was selected for the All-Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Team. Ron was invited to play on the first Peoria Pacers Baseball Team in the Central Illinois Collegiate League, batting 4th in the lineup and playing 3rd base alongside Don Kessinger, the eventual star shortstop for the Chicago Cubs. After college he shared his sports acumen as an assistant coach for Spalding’s basketball teams that were the state runners-up in 1969 and 1970 Class AA Tournament. He was the pitching coach for the 1974 East Peoria team that placed 2nd in the Class AA Baseball Tournament. Ron was a player/manager in Peoria’s Sunday Morning League for 15 years; for 20 years he served as supervisor of the softball program for the Peoria Park District; for 6 years was active in Little League; and for 2 years helped lead a youth basketball program. He was an umpire/official in baseball, basketball, and football at various levels of competition over 21 seasons.