Peasley: Woodstock honors alumni athletes
Woodstock High School continues a tradition, honoring outstanding athletes and coaches at halftime of the boys’ basketball game between WHS and Johnsburg on Feb. 1.
Inducted into the Blue Streaks Athletic Hall of Fame were Jeremy Magee, Greg Miller, Lisa Strout Beard and Gordie Tebo.
Magee was a standout athlete earning eight varsity letters between 1987 and 1990. He earned varsity letters in football, basketball and track and field. He qualified for the state track and field meet during his freshman, junior and senior seasons. During his senior year he dominated the McHenry County Track invitational, winning the 100-, 200- and 400-meter sprints
In football, Magee led the Blue Streaks in rushing yards his sophomore, junior and senior years and had 40 career touchdowns. He continued his education and football career at Southern Illinois University with a full athletic scholarship.
Greg Miller was the No. 1 singles tennis player his junior (23-4) and senior (21-0) years. He finished his junior year season tied for ninth place at the IHSA tournament. He was ranked by the U.S. Tennis Association as the 35th best singles player in the nation his senior year. He won the singles FVC and Section championships and was 3rd seed in the IHSA state tournament.
Miller had numerous tennis accomplishments at Seminole Community College and Oklahoma State University.
Strout was a three-sport athlete during her four years at WHS. She came back to teach and coach and is the first alumni who has coached two teams to Regional Championships in softball.
As an athlete, Strout earned 10 varsity letters and eight All-Conference/All Area awards and was WHS Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 1997.
She scored more than 1,300 points in her high school basketball career and holds the school record for most points in a game with 36. In volleyball, she was named All-Conference and was MVP her senior year. In softball, Strout was first team All-Area and MVP twice. She holds numerous school records.
Coach Tebo retired after the 2001 WHS boys’ basketball season with 258 victories, a WHS basketball coach record.
In 19 seasons, his teams earned five regional titles and reached the sectional finals 1984-1986. He was named the Fox Valley Conference (FVC) Coach of the Year 1983-1984 after winning the FVC championship and posting 23 wins, a WHS record.
Tebo won seven Thanksgiving tournament championships and earned the IHSA District Coach of the Year honors in 1985-86 and 1999-2000.
During his 1986-87 season, his team’s 75 percent free throw shooting average led the entire state of Illinois. His teams still owns eight of the top 10 single season records in school history including 23-6 in 1983-84 and 21-7 in 1999-2000.
• Don Peasley has been editor, columnist and historian in McHenry County since 1947. He began his association with Shaw Publications in 1950. 815-338-1533.