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Bulldog bios

Brad Bickett (No. 24)

Personal: Married for 16 years to the former Jolene Anderson. They have four kids: Bailey (14), Jalen (11), Claire (8) and Miley (4). He teaches drivers ed and PE at Bureau Valley High School and is the head boys basketball coach at Rock Falls High School. They live in Rock Falls.

Favorite Ohio memories: Placing second in the Illinois High School Class A State Tournament in 1986. Great relationships were developed with teammates, coaches, administrators, teachers and community members.

Ike Beers (No. 52)

Personal: Lives in Littleton, Colo., with his wife Kari, and their four kids: Rocky, Raegan, Rowdy, Ryli (all kids are playing basketball). Works for the Lakewood, Colo., Police Department, working in patrol and acting as the primary lead instructor for the department’s Arrest Control Program.

Favorite Ohio memories: Seeing the sea of support the team had when we rode the firetruck back into Ohio after coming back from state.  It was incredible to see a small town basketball team capture the hearts of so many people and how an entire community and area became one big family for this event that touched so many lives and changed mine.  I will never forget that.

Todd Etheridge (No. 12)

Personal:: Married to Deb. They have two boys, Mitchell and Logan, and a third child on the way. He is a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen a national professional services firm, residing in Dixon.

Favorite Ohio memories: Favorite memory is getting the firetrucks out for a trip around town after a big win. A tradition I hear still goes on today!

Steve Etheridge (No. 32)

Personal: Married to the former Sandy Lootens of Manlius. They have three boys Clark (a junior at Butler University), Connor (a senior at Sacred Heart Griffin, going to Belmont University to play baseball), and Carter (a third-grader at Blessed Sacrament). He is a CFO at Henson Robinson Co., and they reside in Springfield.

Favorite Ohio memories: Junior year beating Tampico for the Manlius Holiday Tournament two weeks after getting beat bad by Tampico during regular season.

Lance Harris (No. 10)

Personal: Harris and his wife Kerry, of 20 years live in Arlington Heights with their three children: Morgan (17), Brett (15) and Tyler (13). He has worked 19 years as a firefighter in Elk Grove Village, currently filling two roles. He is the battalion chief in charge of Emergency Medical Services and the acting deputy chief in Charge of Operations.

Favorite Ohio memories: How every player on the team came together with one goal in mind and that was to play in Champaign. Each player knew their role and played for the team every night and not for themselves. This was a team that comes along only once in a lifetime and I will cherish the opportunity I had to play with this group for as long as I live.

Brian Piper (No. 30)

Personal: Lives in Arlington, Texas, with his wife and kids. Works as a business analyst for LCI Customersfor TXU Energy which is the largest electric provider in the state of Texas.

Favorite Ohio memories: Playing in front of the great fans of the community and the many teammates that are still close friends after all these years. Also, something that always stuck with me was the ability to compete against and beat many of the larger schools in our area when we had an enrollment around 60 at the time when I was in school. It gave us as a team, school and our community a great sense of pride when we would knock off the bigger schools.

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