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High school sports: Woodstock inducts 2 into Hall of Fame

The Woodstock Blue Streaks Hall of Fame inducted two members at Friday’s boys basketball game against Woodstock North.

Jenn Koeser, a 1998 graduate and a physical education teacher in District 200, was inducted, as well as the 1967 boys cross country team, which was the Streaks’ best team of that time and the first in school history to run at the IHSA Boys Cross Country State Meet.

Koeser was a three-sport athlete who earned eight varsity letters. She played volleyball, basketball and softball and was a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team selection in 1997, while achieving All-Fox Valley Conference honors in basketball and softball as a senior.

In her senior year, Koeser received the Nina J. Witherell Outstanding Female Athlete Award.

Koeser continued as a three-sport athlete at McHenry County College and earned six letters in her two years there. Her basketball and softball teams won Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference championships and during the 2001 softball season she led the ISCC in RBIs and home runs.

Koeser was inducted into the MCC Athletic Hall of Fame and into the ISCC Athletic Hall of Fame for all three sports.

When Koeser left MCC, she played softball for two years at NCAA Division II Wisconsin-Parkside.

Woodstock coach Gib Kurtz’s 1967 boys cross country team won the North Suburban Conference title and qualified for the state meet.

The lineup consisted of Tom Green, Jay Bruhnke, Terry Wilkens, Chuck Knuth, Jim Little, Tom Grady, Craig Schoepke and Jim Weide. Other team members were Bruce Henke, Buz Kuby, Les Gruner and Don Wagner.

The Blue Streaks had a dual-meet record of 12-3 and won the NSC Meet with 63 points. Wilkens was fourth, followed by Green (10th), Schoepke (12th), Weide (17th) and Knuth (20th).

Woodstock was second at the IHSA District Meet to Fremd. Wilkens (10th), Green (16th) and Weide (20th) led the Streaks in that race.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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