2022-23 Basketball Program Milestone Awards
On Friday, December 9, before a South Central Conference game with rival Hillsboro High School, varsity boys Coach Adam Metzger accepted a 1500 School Victory plaque from the IBCA.
Since the 1911-12 season, the Panthers have captured an unmatched 24 regional titles, 6 sectional crowns, and made 5 trips to the state tournament resulting in a 2nd place finish in 2001 and the 1988 Class A State Championship. Winning the magic 1500 last season, the Panthers currently are at 1507 victories and counting.
The 1988 Class A State Champs were inducted into the IBCA Hall of Fame in1999.
Vergil Fletcher of Collinsville High School Fame, coached at Pana from 1942-43 thru 1944-1945 and was inducted into as a Hall of Fame Coach in 1973.
At this time, the IBCA congratulates Coach Adam Metzger and all Panther players, coaches and fans – past and present – on this great achievement!
At the Robert Frank Sports Complex, before a Monday, December 5 non-conference match-up between host Bloomington and Prairie Central High Schools, BHS Principal Tim Moore and Head Varsity Boys Coach Spencer Johnson accept a 1500 victory plaque from the IBCA.
Since the 1908-09 season, the Purple Raiders have captured an unprecedented 33 regional titles, 4 sectional crowns, and made 8 trips to the state tournament resulting in two 3rd place trophies, one 2nd place finish, and two state championships – in 1910 and again in 1916. The Purple Raiders currently sit with 1580 all-time victories.
Players from Bloomington High School inducted into the IBCA Hall of Fame include: Bob Spahn – Class of 1979 – who later served as varsity basketball coach at BHS; Pete Elliott - Class of 1983; Bob Bender – Class of 1985; Eric Bridges - Class of 2007; Joe Galvin – Class of 2017; and Lady Raider Latoya Doage – Class of 2021.
IBCA Hall of Fame Coach Loren Wallace was inducted in 1989.
At this time, the IBCA congratulates Coach Spencer Johnson and all Purple Raider players, coaches and fans – past and present – on this great achievement!
On Friday, December 2, before a Southwestern Conference tilt with Edwardsville, a great contingent of former Redbirds accepted a 1500 School Victory plaque from the IBCA. Accepting the plaque was Principal Mike Behm, current Redbird Coach Dylan Dudley, and former coaches Mike Brey and Eric Smith.
Since the 1904-05 season, the Redbirds have captured 23 regional titles, 4 sectional crowns and made 3 trips to the state tournament. Along with many holiday tournaments and Southwestern Conference titles, the Redbirds can be considered an elite program in Southern Illinois. Alton now stands at 1505 wins.
Former Redbird coaches who are in the IBCA Hall of Fame include: Sherill Hanks – Cass of 1973; Ralph Sterret – Class of 1991; Mel Sheets – Class of 1992; and Lee Bennett – Class of 2014.
Players who were inducted into the Hall of Fame are: Cathy Snipes – Class of 2009; George Terry – Class of 2012; Larry Smith – Class of 2016; Charlie “Dink” Black – Class of 2020; and Troy Washpun – Class of 2022.
Congratulations to Coach Dylan Dudley and all Redbird players, coaches and fans – past and present – on this great achievement!
On December 1, Galesburg High School hosted a huge crowd at John Theil Gymnasium for a key conference match-up with Western Big Six rival Geneseo. A great turnout of former and present Silver Streak girls players were on hand to help accept a 1000 School Victory plaque from the IBCA. Galesburg is just the 5th girls program in Illinois to have surpassed the 1000 victory milestone, having done so the previous week on Nov. 26 vs. Peoria Manual.
Since the 1974-75 season, the Streaks have captured 32 regional titles and have made 9 state tournament appearances which has produced one 4th place, two 3rd places, three 2nd places, and back-to-back Class A StateChampionships in 1992 & 1993. Along with numerous conference championships as well as holiday tournament titles, Galesburg High School can be included as one of the premier girls basketball programs in the state.
Only two coaches have graced the hardcourt for the Silver Streaks: Teri Hoehn (1973-1978) and Evan Massey, who is responsible for 971 of those victories. Coach Massey currently ranks 4th in all-time Illinois High School – girls & boys. He was inducted into the IBCA Hall of Fame in 2000. Silver Streak players who have been selected to the IBCA Hall of Fame include: Tiffany Sibley – Class of 2012; Molly Watson-Fordyce – Class of 2016; Sarah Larson – Class of 2018; and Megan Pacheco – Class of 2019.
At this time, the IBCA congratulates Coach Evan Massey and all Silver Streak players, coaches and fans – past and present – on this great achievement!