Lincoln Junior High
eighth-grade boys brought home the third-place 3A state basketball trophy
Thursday night. LJHS defeated Litchfield 44-32 in the final game.
1996 was the last year an LJHS team went to the Final Four, the same
year that most of these boys were born. A special congratulations to
Coach Aeilts for being chosen by the Illinois Basketball Coaches
Association as the "Coach of the Year" for District 18.
Back row: assistant coach Gleason, head coach Aeilts, manager
Nick Goff, Bobby Dunovsky, Richard Coit, Josh Varbonceour, Max Cook,
Austin Krusz, Wes White, assistant coach Willliams, assistant coach Lora and
assistant coach Vernardo.
Front row: manager Conner Brown, Will Cook,
Grant Cooper, Hank Freed, Andre Birks, Blake Chamberlain and Shawn
Picture and information from DeAnn
Cooper (Click on picture for larger image.)