One week after retiring, from coaching baskeball, Harper's Tony Amarino was name North Central Community College Conference Coach of the Year.
In his final season Amarino lead the Hawks to a 17-14 record and the No. 3 seed in the NJCAA Region IV tournament, where the Hawks fell to Joliet Junior College in the semis.
A pair of Amarino's players picked up postseason honors as well. Kevin Walsh (St. Viator) and Kevin Sexton (Prospect) were both named to spots on the N4C All-Conference and Region IV All-Region teams.
Walsh averaged 16.6 points and had a 44.1 3-point shooting percentage. He arned first team all-conference and all-region honors. Down the strech is where Walsh thrived last season. He eclipsed the 20-point plateau in four of the Hawks' last five games.
He was also the team's top rebounder at 5 per game and shot 81.8 percent from the free throw line.
Sexton was the Hawks' third-leading scorer last season at 12.3 ppg. He averaged a team-best 4.4 assists and collected second team all-conference and all-region honors.
• Monica Hinderer, who just completed her Harper basketball career, is No. 2 on on the Hawks' all time scoring list with 1,047 points.
The Willows Acadamy grad was recently named second team all-conference. She was ranked No. 11 nationally in scoring at 21.9 points and fourth in rebounding at 14.4 per game.