District 214 Boys Varsity Basketball Returns to Grace Gym with Recognition of Arlington’s 1981-1982 Team Feb. 9, 2018

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THREE GAMES: BUFFALO GROVE vs. WHEELING, ELK GROVE vs. ROLLING MEADOWS, HERSEY vs. PROSPECT (with Recognition of the ARLINGTON 1981-1982 TEAM) Friday February 9, 2018

District 214 Boys Varsity Basketball will return to Grace Gym at the former Arlington High School (now Christian Liberty Academy) on February 9, 2018. The one-night, three-game competition will feature Buffalo Grove vs. Wheeling (4:30 p.m.); Elk Grove vs. Rolling Meadows (6 p.m.); and Hersey vs. Prospect (7:30 p.m.).

District 214 will also be recognizing Arlington’s 1981-1982 Elite 8 Boys Basketball team in their former home cage — Grace Gym. The recognition for the 1981-1982 players will be associated with the final game of the night involving Hersey and Prospect. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria before the Hersey-Prospect game, and the ARLINGTON team will be honored at halftime of the Hersey-Prospect game in the famous double-decker Grace Gym.

Arlington High School Basketball Team 1981-1982Row 1: John Bostrom, Kevin Neumann, Greg Vaughan, Bob Lynch, Greg McCollum, Larry Tellschow. Row 2: Chris White, Rick Elkins, Todd Wolfe, Ted Wolfe, Don Frankel, Chris Berg, Jim Dougherty, Coach George Zigman.

The last game that the 1981-1982 Arlington team played in Grace Gym was the Sectional against Prospect, when Arlington beat Prospect 74-60.

Arlington moved up to the Super Sectional “Sweet Sixteen” at McGaw Memorial Hall at Northwestern University and beat Highland Park 68-59. The Arlington and Highland Park Super Sectional basketball game was the last basketball game played in McGaw Memorial Hall before the gym was renovated and renamed Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Arlington vs Highland Park at McGaw Hall, Northwestern University  Super SectionalArlington vs Highland Park at McGaw Memorial Hall, Northwestern University, Super Sectional “Sweet Sixteen” on March 16, 1982 (PHOTO CREDIT: Bud Utendorf).

Arlington progressed to the Elite 8 Quarterfinals and lost to East St. Louis (Lincoln) 60-46. East St. Louis (Lincoln) went on to become State Champions, beating Chicago (Marshall) 57-54, and Chicago (Mendel) 56-50 in the Semifinals and Final.

Arlington’s overall W-L record was 25-6.


Admission is $5 (for one game or all three). District 214 students with ID are admitted free. Proceeds benefit the District 214 Education Foundation.

Concessions will be available for sale, and Arlington Cardinal T-shirts will also be available at a cost of $15. A raffle also will be part of the evening festivities.

For more information, or to volunteer at the event, contact Brooke Snell in the Foundation Office at 847-718-7699.

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