Dennis DeBoer - Vic Masi Award:
Dennis DeBoer shall be receiving the Vic Masi Service Award (posthumously) at the annual Elgin Sports Hall of Fame banquet. Denny served the ESHOF as a member of the Board of Director for 32 years, including president. In addition, he coached in youth sports (including Classic Little League baseball) was an assistant football coach at St. Edward High School for many years.
Bruce Bazsali nominated for 2017:
Bruce Bazsali has been nominated for a long time career in coaching high school sports. After five years of coaching boys track and field, Bruce served as girls track and field coach at Rolling Meadows for nine years, during which his teams won 84 dual meets while losing 8 and capturing three conference championships. As a head varsity football coach, Bazsali has won 104 and lost 85, posting a .550 winning percentage. At Elk Grove High, he coached three playoff teams, losing in the semi-finals in 2004 and having an undefeated regular season; at Rockford Lutheran, his teams were 53 – 24 with three conference championships, making the playoffs five times, and reaching the Class 4-A semi-finals in 2013. Bazsali’s teams set school records with 11 victories at Elk Grove (2004) and Rockford Lutheran (2013, 2014, 2015). He was inducted into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006.
Kiley (Holtz) Ross nominated for 2017:
Kiley (Holtz) Ross has been nominated for softball and basketball. A 2007 graduate of Larkin High, Kiley set the all-time record for points in girls basketball (recently broken) with 1405 points, with a career average of 14.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and 46% on three pointers. She was a three time All-Area selection, three time All-Conference selection, Chicago Tribune and IBCA All-State Special Mention (2007). Ross played four years of varsity softball, setting a school record with a .466 batting average as a senior. She was the Larkin High Female Athlete of the Year (2007). In addtion, Kiley was a three time Courier News and Daily Herald All Area 1st Team member, three time Upstate 8 All-Conference selection, Illinois Softball Coaches Association All-State 3rd Team selection and Chicago Tribune All-State Special Mention in 2006 and 2007, and the Chicago Sun Times #6 choice as Female Athlete of the Year in 2007. Ross played third base at Eastern Illinois University as a four year Division I softball player, where she set the team record with 121 career runs batted in and in the top 10 in three other categories. She was a two time Ohio Valley Conference 1st team selection and captain of the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference Champions when she also made the OVC All-Tournament Team.
2017 Induction and Recognition Banquet:
2017 Golf Outing at Elgin Country Club:
Registration/Sign in begins at 10:00
There will be raffle prizes and silent and live auctions.
For further information, please call Dick Fitchie at 847 888-2939.