TriCounty You name the sport and former Notre Dame High School standout Stephanie White excels at it. For three seasons she was selected to the Mid-State 6 all-conference teams in volleyball, basketball and softball and to the Journal Star's All-Metro team in basketball and softball also for 1992, 1993, and 1994.
In basketball last season she led Notre Dame to its first appearance in the Class AA girls state finals while averaging 15.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists.
She was the Journal Star's Class AA basketball player of the year and was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and Champaign News Gazette first all-state teams and the Chicago Tribune second team.
She set a Notre Dame career scoring record with 1,524 points.
In softball she was third in hitting in the Mid-State 6 at .458 with a .615 on-base percentage.
A brilliant fielding shortstop, she earned honorable mention honors and was named an all-American by Fastpitch World Magazine.
At Notre Dame she won the Mike McGlaughlin Memorial Award for being the school's outstanding senior athlete.
You name the sport and former Notre Dame High School standout Stephanie White excels at it. For three seasons she was selected to the Mid-State 6 all-conference teams in volleyball, basketball and softball and to the Journal Star's All-Metro team in basketball and softball also for 1992, 1993, and 1994.
Larry Leitner was among the state's elite officials for more than 40 years, officiating high school, college and professional sporting events from 1960 through 2003 and he remains involved in sports by serving on the board of directors for the Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament, as well as evaluating current officials and moderating IHSA rules clinics.
Among his officiating highlights, Leitner worked more IHSA basketball and football tournament games than any official in the state's history, earning 27 consecutive boys basketball regional assignments. He also worked the IHSA boys basketball state finals in 1973, 1974 and 1976, including the 1976 championship game, and three IHSA football finals, including the first-ever 2A state championship game in 1974. A charter member of the Gateway Conference officiating crew in 1988, Leitner was part of the crew that officiated the 1990 and 1993 NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinals and he served as an associate official for the Big Ten Conference from 1984-88.
Leitner also was called upon to officiate two IESA state championship games, the 1990 National Catholic Basketball finals, three Shriner All-Star football games and the 1980 IBCA All-Star Classic, while also working for two seasons in the Midwest Professional Football League.
Leitner is a member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, Peoria Officials and Bloomington/Normal Officials Halls of Fame.