Inductees The 1960 Richwoods High School golf team won the city's second state prep golf championship, and the first since 1938, when it whipped Urbana by three strokes to win the title at the University of Illinois course.
Richwoods finished at 663 for the 26-hole event with Urbana following with 666. Joliet Catholic, Elgin and Downers Grove rounded out the top five.
The Knights, coached by Tony Juska, shot their best golf on opening day. Bob Moreland led the Knights with a 74 with Dave Van Lanen firing 78, Finley Brown and Mike Finney each 79 and Terry Schad 83. This gave Richwoods a 10-stroke lead over runner-up Crystal Lake.
On the second day Moreland shot an 83 to finish in a tie for fourth place while Schad had 82, Finney 90, Brown 93 and Van Lanen 94. Only the top four scores counted each day in the team totals.
Richwoods also won the Mid-State 8 title, swept the District with a 280 team total at Madison, and was second in the Illini Conference Tournament.
The 1960 Richwoods High School golf team won the city's second state prep golf championship, and the first since 1938, when it whipped Urbana by three strokes to win the title at the University of Illinois course.
|Dawdy Hawkins |
"Dawdy" Hawkins, one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in the nation, directed his teams to state titles in two different states. His Lincoln Northeast High School team won a Nebraska state prep crown in 1948, just before he left to take over at Peoria Central. He quickly forged a powerhouse at Central, his 1952-53 team, led by brilliant center Hiles Stout, making it to the championship game of the Illinois state finals at the University of Illinois' old Huff Gym before bowing to LaGrange, 71-60. Hawkins took three other Peoria Central teams to the state tournament (1954, 56, 59) and then, switching to Pekin, had five other state appearances (1964, 65, 66, 67, 73), including state championship teams in 1964 and 1967.