Schwagmeyer, Fischer, Dorsey to be inducted into IBCA Hall of Fame

Former Central and Quincy University standout Ali Schwagmeyer will be part of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2023. | Photo courtesy QU Athletics

QUINCY — A Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year who played professional basketball overseas, an all-state forward who later played at Culver-Stockton College, and a distinctive radio voice are part of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2023. Central’s Ali Schwagmeyer, Pittsfield’s Tim Fischer and Quincy’s Jeff Dorsey will…

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Crim: If life is about making memories, Pittsfield’s Fischer is truly living the good life

Tim Fischer holds the most valuable player trophy after helping the Pittsfield Saukees to their first championship in the Western-Macomb Holiday Tournament in December 1984. In the background standing in front of the bench are Pittsfield Coach Dave Bennett, assistant coach Len Onken and former Saukee athletic standout Grant Smith. Submitted photo

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Tim Fischer vividly remembers arriving home after the 1984 Western-Macomb Holiday Tournament. His Pittsfield Saukees had beaten the top two seeds back-to-back that day to win their first championship there and he had been named the tournament’s most valuable player. Pretty heady stuff for a high school senior harboring aspirations of playing…

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50 After 50: Facing lofty expectations and high state ranking, No. 12 Saukees accomplish list of goals

Front row left to right, Robert Guthrie, John Tanner, Buck Lyons, Scott Shelton, Tommy Hobbs, and Darren Smith. Back row left to right, Coach Len Onken, Layne Bennett, Jeff Hayden, Tim Fischer, Mike Miller, Frank McCartney, Phil Hoover, Paul Petty and Coach Dave Bennett. Submitted photo

The Illinois High School Association created a second class for boys basketball for the 1971-72 school year. The 2020-21 season would have been the 50th year of the boys basketball small-school tournament. Muddy River Sports is celebrating 50 years of small-school boys basketball by ranking the 50 best teams in Adams, Brown, Pike and Hancock…

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