Ten more athletes will be inducted into the Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame at the Jan. 13 basketball game.
The class, in alphabetical order, is Merle Bourne Jr., Tim Cruz, Bob "Chick" Doster, Ray Goodman, Dave Hood, Jeff Innis, Martha McCann, Marcia Morey, Ken Park and Dave Scholz.
The committee also selected Bill Harbeck as the coach to be inducted. Harbeck, the long-time cross country and track and field coach at MacArthur, brought multiple state trophies to the school, including the 1992 state championship in track and field.
Gay Kintner will be inducted at the January ceremony as well. Kintner was inducted with the first class in the fall, but his family requested his induction to wait until January's basketball game. Certainly appropriate, considering it's the sport he helped bring three state titles to Decatur High.
Eisenhower dedicates to Brooks
Eisenhower's auxiliary gym will be renamed after Ida M. Brooks on Saturday.
After the Panthers girls basketball game against Jacksonville at 12:30 p.m., Eisenhower will dedicate the gym to the longtime girls basketball and boys soccer coach.
Brooks led the girls basketball team to its only sectional title in program history in '83-'84, finishing with 145 wins in 10 years as a head coach. She also won two sectional titles with the boys soccer team.
Railers ready to sign
Six Lincoln athletes, all girls, will sign on Tuesday to play collegiate athletics.
Brooklynn Elsas (Lake Land) and Josalyn Owens (Carl Sandburg) will play volleyball, Morgan Bogdanic (Lincoln College) and Anna Sielaff (Concordia) will run track, Lauren Block is headed to Parkland for softball and Ashlyn Boyer will run cross country and track at Carl Sandburg.
Hutchinson headed to Lake Land
Nic Hutchinson, a senior at Windsor, will continue his baseball career at Lake Land College.
"I like the school and the coaches," Hutchinson said. "I thought it would be a pretty good fit. It has been an exciting day and I look to go on to play at a four-year college."
Hutchinson is to study bioscience.
"I plan to get my bachelors in that and then go on to med school," said Hutchinson.
Lake Land was 15-34 last spring and 9-18 in the 10-team Great Rivers Athletic Conference. The Lakers are a National Junior College Athletic Association Division I team that is in Region 24.