Inductees Before the 1982-83 girls high school basketball season began, Richwoods coach Mary Kay Hungate said: "We decided that we were going for the whole thing. We wanted an undefeated season and we wanted a state championship."
Richwoods did both.
Ending the regular season 24-0, the Lady Knights swept through the state tourney field for eight more wins and the first state basketball championship for a Peoria school.
Ranked seventh nationally and third in the state, Richwoods bowled over Stephen Decatur 72--45 in the super sectional and, led by brilliant center Nora Lewis and Tracy Krick, swept through the eight-team state field.
Naperville North was ripped 63-40 (Lewis 23 points and 11 rebounds), Chicago Marshall was outgunned 49-43 (Lewis 25 points and 13 rebounds), and Chicago Maria was handled 56-43 in the title game (Lewis scored a record 28 points including the last 11 scored by the Knights, while Krick had 19 points).
Lewis scored 76 points and had 32 rebounds in the state finals while Krick scored 46 points with 23 rebounds. Both made the all-tournament team and Krick set two free throw records in the title game, making nine to tie the record and trying 14 for a new mark.
Richwoods set a state record for the most field goal attempts, 55, and for field goal percentage, .555.
Before the 1982-83 girls high school basketball season began, Richwoods coach Mary Kay Hungate said: "We decided that we were going for the whole thing. We wanted an undefeated season and we wanted a state championship."
|Jerry & Elaine Reibling|
For four decades Jerry and Elaine have volunteered their time and effort to benefit the runners competing in events within the Tri-County. Just prior to Jerry’s induction into the Steamboat Classic Hall of Fame in 2015, the race’s co-founder, Steve Shostrom said, “Jerry and Elaine are treasures in the running community. They have made substantial, lasting contributions to the Steamboat Classic and the Illinois Valley Striders over the years. They have worked tirelessly at countless local races through heat, rain, ice, snow and wind to get quick, accurate results for runners of all ages and abilities." Jerry was involved with the Steamboat Classic for 35 years and Elaine has been a part of the Race for the Cure for about 30 years. Married over 50 years, the Rieblings helped pioneer the transformation from hand timing to computerized timing for the major running events in the Tri-County area. In addition to the Steamboat Classic and Race for the Cure, they have served at the following events over their decades of service: the IHSA State Cross Country Meet; Illinois Valley Striders events; countless high school invitationals including the Richard Spring Memorial Invitational (Peoria Notre Dame) and the Peoria High Invitational at Detweiler Park; and Bradley University and the University of Illinois cross country meets and invitationals. Jerry has also raised funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by participating in the Memphis to Peoria Run and running the satellite event from Canton to Peoria. The dedication and passion of Jerry and Elaine for these events has enabled thousands of others to experience achievement and enjoyment while competing in running events.