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  • Bemoras, Irv (2014) October 30, 2014In 1948, he was an All-Stater while leading Marshall to the Public League and all-city championships. In the days of the two-handed set shot, he mastered a one-hander. He led Marshall to a 28-2 record and was an all-state tournament choice. A 6-foot-3 senior, he scored 49 points–his teammates accounted for 54–in two tournament games. His team lost a two-pointer ...
  • Let’s Golf! July 2, 2014When: July 14th at 8:30 a.m. Where: Stonewolf Golf Course in Fairview Heights, IL $500/team of four or $125/person Contact Dick Corn at 618-357-5205 or ccoachdickcorn@gmail.com or Don Hawkins at djhawk820@att.net.
  • 2013 Induction Ceremony November 12, 2013If you would like a copy of the Hall of Fame Induction Program, please contact Dick Corn at coachdickcorn@gmail.com or at (618) 357-5205. View Photo Gallery We want to thank our sponsors for your contribution and support as we celebrate Illinois high school basketball and its athletes. Platinum Sponsors Plocher Construction Gold Sponsors First National Bank in Pinckneyville Murphy Wall State Bank Silver ...
  • Reserve Your Seat Today for Our Third Annual Induction Ceremony October 7, 2013Tickets are now available for our third annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies to be held November 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign, Ill. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour. We need your reservation by October 25 so please contact Executive Director Dick Corn at 618-357-5205 to order your tickets ...
  • Illinois Coach John Groce Keynotes Fundraiser Dinner May 31, 2013Our annual fundraiser dinner was a tremendous success on May 31 thanks to keynote speaker/Illinois Head Coach John Groce and sponsorship support from Murphy Wall Bank and the First National Bank of Pinckneyville. A large crowd gathered at the Gateway Center in Collinsville and Coach Groce convincingly presented reasons why people should support the Illinois ...
  • Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame Will Induct 25 Athletes In Its Third Class May 1, 2013“We are thrilled to welcome a new class of exceptional basketball players into our Hall of Fame,” said Executive Director Dick Corn. “There are so many decorated basketball players when you look at the history of high school basketball in Illinois. We take great pride in celebrating players, teams and coaches and the history they ...
  • Illinois Head Coach John Groce To Headline Fundraiser Dinner; Date Set For Summer Golf Outing March 3, 2013The Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum is honored to announce that University of Illinois men’s head basketball coach John Groce will serve as the keynote speaker at our annual fundraiser dinner, which will be held on May 31 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. followed ...
  • 2012 Class November 3, 2012The Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum has announced its second class of inductees. A total of 25 male and female athletes were voted in by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The categories are Pre-1960s, Post-1960s, and Women. “We’re excited to add another star-studded class to our Hall of Fame,” said Executive ...
  • 2012 Induction Ceremony November 1, 2012If you would like a copy of the Hall of Fame Induction Program, please contact Dick Corn at coachdickcorn@gmail.com or at (618) 357-5205. We want to thank our sponsors for your contribution and support as we celebrate Illinois high school basketball and its athletes. Platinum Sponsors Simmons Attorneys at Law Gold Sponsors Tedrick Insurance Silver Sponsors Country Financial Prairie Farms White Walnut Farms Honorable Mentions Champaign ...
  • Rich Herrin Returns to Coaching, Departs HOF Board June 19, 2012Longtime high school and college coach Rich Herrin recently announced that he is stepping down as our vice president to return to college coaching. He will serve as head coach of the men’s team at Morthland College of West Frankfort, Ill. We at the Hall of Fame thank Coach Herrin for his contributions and wish ...
  • Inaugural Hall of Fame Class Honored and Inducted November 5, 2011 CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—The first class to enter the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum was inducted November 5 during a ceremony at the Colonnades Club at the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. We gathered with 240 guests and 24 inductees or their representatives to celebrate a group of 60 men and women who have ...
  • Tickets Now Available For Inaugural HOF Induction Ceremony August 25, 2011PINCKNEYVILLE—High school basketball fans will have the opportunity to relive magical game moments from some of Illinois’ finest players while actively participating in a history-making event themselves. The Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum is selling tickets to its inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will be held on November 5 at ...
  • Inaugural Induction Class Marks Historic Moment for Hall of Fame and Museum August 2, 2011PINCKNEYVILLE—The Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum reached new heights today with its official announcement of the first class of superstar inductees. A total of 60 male and female athletes were voted in by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, co-chaired by decorated Illinois sportswriters Taylor Bell and Loren Tate. The categories are ...
  • Hall of Fame and Museum Seeking Super Fans July 7, 2011Illinois is known for its high school basketball fans from small towns to the big city. But who stands out as the most passionate fans? Dick Corn, executive director of the Hall of Fame and Museum, is on a search for those people to help support the non-profit organization’s cause in various ways. He is reaching out ...
  • Mannie Jackson’s $50,000 Assist Helps Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum Score Big June 22, 2011As an All-State basketball player at Edwardsville (IL) High School in the 1950s, Mannie Jackson was known for his ability to fill up a stat sheet. Now, more than 40 years after his last competitive basketball game, Jackson consistently scores big points in the community and has become an all-time assists leader. His latest high-profile dish came ...

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