DECATUR — The sixth class of the Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored at halftime of Friday's Eisenhower at MacArthur varsity boys basketball game.
The first of two classes planned for 2019 includes three state champion boys basketball teams from the early days of Illinois March Madness — the Decatur High School teams from 1930-31, 1935-36 and 1944-45.
The athletes in the class include K.C. Hammond-Diedrich (Eisenhower, Class of 1996), Cary Eller (Eisenhower, 1968), Lee Boyko (Eisenhower, 1963), Terra (Crutchfield-Tyus) Jones (MacArthur, 1992), Tim Littrell (MacArthur, 1977), Marcus Phillips (MacArthur, 1992), Lee Utt (Decatur, 1952), Aaron Holloway (Stephen Decatur, 1966), David Marques (Lakeview, 1972) and Eddie Taylor (Lakeview, 1980). Former Stephen Decatur boys basketball adn track coach Rease Binger (1976-93) will also be inducted.
All three Decatur state title basketball teams were coached by Gay Kintner, who was part of the first DPS Athletic Hall of Fame Class in August 2016.
All the members of the latest class will be introduced at halftime. The JV game begins at 6 p.m., with the varsity game after.
The game will be the first between the city rivals this season. The teams split the two Central State 8 games last year, with each winning on the other's home floor.
MacArthur is 7-9, 3-4 in the Central State 8. The Generals, led by Kaeden Lawary and Keon Jones, have won two straight CS8 games.
Eisenhower (6-9, 3-4 CS8) is led by sophomore R.J. Walker and freshman Brylan Phillips.
1930-31 Decatur High School
1935-36 Decatur High School
1944-45 Decatur High School
K.C. Hammond-Diedrich, Eisenhower, 1996
Cary Eller, Eisenhower, 1968
Lee Boyko, Eisenhower, 1963
Terra (Crutchfield-Tyus) Jones, MacArthur, 1992
Tim Littrell, MacArthur, 1973
Marcus Phillips, MacArthur, 1992
Lee Utt, Decatur High, 1952
Aaron Holloway, Stephen Decatur, 1966
David Marques, Lakeview, 1972
Eddie Taylor, Lakeview, 1980
Rease Binger, Stephen Decatur (1976-93)
Here's a list of all the members of the Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame
August 2016 class
Kenny Barnes (Stephen Decatur, 1962); Marsha Bond (MacArthur, 1980); Hubie Carter (Eisenhower, 1972); Wayne Dunning (Lakeview, 1979); Penny Hammel (MacArthur, 1979); Gay Kintner (Decatur High, coach); Bill Madlock (Eisenhower, 1960); Mark Malley (Stephen Decatur, 1969); Rudy Phillips (MacArthur, 1963); Lee Sentman Jr. (Decatur High, 1927); Deana Simmons (MacArthur, 1996); 1965 Lakeview football
January 2017 class
Merle Bourne Jr. (MacArthur, 1962); Tim Cruz (Lakeview, 1974); Bob "Chick" Doster (Decatur High, 1945); Ray Goodman (Lakeview, 1975); Bill Harbeck (MacArthur, coach); Dave Hood (Eisenhower, 1976); Jeff Innis (Eisenhower, 1980); Martha McCann (Eisenhower, 1983); Marcia Morey (MacArthur, 1971); Ken Park (Decatur High, 1936); Dave Scholz (Stephen Decatur, 1965); 1962 Stephen Decatur boys basketball
August 2017 class
John Alexander (Eisenhower, coach); Tarise Bryson (Stephen Decatur, 1997); George Eubanks (Eisenhower, 1960); Julie Foertsch (Stephen Decatur, 1986); Elizabeth Kampfe Plinske (MacArthur, 1995); Gwen Muex (Stephen Decatur, 1983); Robert Pittenger (Lakeview, 1967); Ray Rex (Stephen Decatur, 1936); Pete Scott (MacArthur, 1986); Dion Simmons (MacArthur, 1990); Roe Skidmore (Eisenhower, 1962); 1992 MacArthur boys track
January 2018 class
Tony Austin (Stephen Decatur, 1997); Ben Cooper (Stephen Decatur, 1966); Jerelene (Cummings) Ross (MacArthur, 1984); Amber (Creason) Jackson (Eisenhower, 1995); David Dakin (Lakeview, 1974); Jim Minton (MacArthur, 1982); Dawn Pitman (Eisenhower, 1986); Karen Roppa (MacArthur, 1966); Tim Smith (Eisenhower, 1979); Bill Wolfe (Lakeview, 1965)
Feb. 2018 special coaches class
Bob Witt, Ida Brooks, Jerry Curtis, Ray DeMoulin, Bob Matheson, Mike Rusk, Joe Russell, Jack Kenny
October 2018 class
Dante Ridgeway, MacArthur, 2002; Brit Miller, Eisenhower, 2005; Steve Phillips, MacArthur, 1979; Martha Downing, MacArthur, 1967; Joe Doolin, Lakeview, 1966; Dale Minick, Decatur, 1937; Reeni (McElyea) Letizia, Eisenhower, 1983; T.J. Jackson, Stephen Decatur, 1962; Pat Hamilton, Eisenhower, 1983; Terry Cook, Stephen Decatur, 1984. Gary Hunt, Lakeview wrestling coach; 1962 Eisenhower state championship baseball team
January 2019 class
K.C. Hammond-Diedrich (Eisenhower, Class of 1996), Cary Eller (Eisenhower, 1968), Lee Boyko (Eisenhower, 1963), Terra (Crutchfield-Tyus) Jones (MacArthur, 1992), Tim Littrell (MacArthur, 1977), Marcus Phillips (MacArthur, 1992), Lee Utt (Decatur, 1952), Aaron Holloway (Stephen Decatur, 1966), David Marques (Lakeview, 1972), Eddie Taylor (Lakeview, 1980), Rease Binger, Stephen Decatur basketball and track coach (1976-93). 1930-31 Decatur High state champion boys basketball team, 1935-36 Decatur High state champion boys basketball team, 1944-45 Decatur High state champion boys basketball team