Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
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1969 Spalding Basketball Team

Kneeling (left to right): Dave Scovil, Skeet Barksdale, Ken Wolbeck, Alvin O'NeaI, Skip Thorell, and Rich Lavin

Standing: Rick Schaidle, Marty McGann, Tom Morrisey, Art Jenkins, Jimmie Moore, Steve Schrader, Tom Crotz

Inset photo: Coach Bradle, Coach Dwyer, Coach Patterson

The Irish, under coach Ron Patterson, assisted by Ron Dwyer and Ed Bradle, swept to a 20-3 season before a tourney run that ended with a title game loss (58-51) to Proviso East. These MS-8 conference champs secured Spalding's highest IHSA tournament finish. Players were Lamonia Barksdale, Rich Lavin, Art Jenkins, Marty McGann, Jim Moore, Alvin O'Neal, Ken Wolbeck, Chuck Thorell, Steve Schrader and Rick Schaidle. Their 28-4 final record is the best in school history.