Joe Newton passed away in his sleep Saturday morning, December 9, 2017. Mr. Newton was 88 years old.

The picture for this article was taken in 1978 after York won their seventh state championship. Mr. Newton was carried around the gym at Peoria HS after the awards ceremony. This is the only time that this happened.

Here are some of the pieces that are out there from the past 24 hours.

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DyeStat Article | In Memoriam | Lessons Learned

Put Your Hand on Seven: Series about York's 1978 season

Video: Mr. Newton's final speech to York Team in 2016

Video: 2016 Newton Celebration Ceremony

Video: Tour of East End Park - Newton speaks at the end

Chicago Tribune: Mike Clark Article

IHSA Article | Daily Herald Tribute: The Passing of a Legend

USTFCCCA: In Memoriam