Just call them the Southland Super Six. Six south suburban area coaches or former athletes were inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony Wednesday night at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero. Former Brother Rice football star Mark Donahue, former Thornton football star Napoleon Harris, St. Xavier women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg, former Bloom track star Elzie Higginbottom, former Sandburg and DePaul basketball player (and current sports announcer) Sarah Kustok and Brother Rice wrestling coach Bill Weick were inducted.
Among the other inductees were Bo Jackson, John Calipari, Paul Hornung, Bill Madlock, Jimmy Piersall and Otis Wilson.
Hallberg played basketball at St. Leo Grammar School, Leo High School and Chicago Teachers' College, which now is Chicago State University.
The Oak Lawn resident has 787 college victories with St. Xavier's men's and women's teams, Chicago State and UIC. Throw in five years at Kennedy High School and the 68-year-old has 880 coaching wins.
Is reaching 1,000 career wins out of the question?
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