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Ron Coomer, who played baseball for the Porters before going on to a professional career, was inducted on Saturday, Sept. 24, into the Joliet Area Sports Hall of Fame at the Joliet Area Historical Museum. Patrick Z. McGavin/22nd Century Media
Patrick Z. McGavin, Freelance Reporter
5:00 am CDT September 20, 2019

A transfer from St. Rita of Cascia High School, Ron Coomer returned home and led the Porters’ 1984 team to the Class AA state finals.

“Lockport is just an inviting town,” he said. “It always has been, and it always will be. Being able to compete at Lockport, compete and play for two coaches, we were a really good team. We ended up going downstate. When you do that, it was a lot of fun. Great coaches and a lot of support.