Oregon Trail: Hebard hopes next stop is Dallas March 26, 2017 Updated: March 26, 2017 8:54 p.m.
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1 of5 Oregon freshman Ruthy Hebard, second from left, will lead the Ducks against UConn on Monday night in the Bridgeport Regional. From left are Hebard’s brother Isaiah, her father John, her brother Jacob and her mother Dorothy. John and Dorothy Hebard adopted all three of their children. Contributed photo Show More Show Less
2 of5 Oregon’s Ruthy Hebard pulls down an offensive rebound during the Ducks’ win over Maryland in the regional semifinals Saturday in Bridgeport. Jessica Hill / Associated Press Show More Show Less 3 of5
4 of5 FILE - In this March 18, 2017, file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, right, jumps into the arms of teammate Ruthy Hebard following Hebard's late shot to put Oregon ahead in the second half of a first-round game against Temple in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Durham, N.C. Back before the start of Pac-12 Conference play, freshman Hebard made the bold prediction that the Ducks would surprise the league--turns out, they've surprised the nation. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File) Gerry Broome / Associated Press Show More Show Less
BRIDGEPORT — Dorothy and John Hebard had never seen a judge’s chambers quite like this one in Chicago.
“We walked in and it looked like a daycare with toys and slides and things like that,” John Hebard said Sunday by telephone from Fairbanks, Alaska. “They even had lollipops on the bench for the other siblings.”
Brian Koonz has worked as a reporter, columnist and editor for the news and sports departments at Hearst Connecticut Media. He oversees local sports content in the Connecticut Post, The News-Times of Danbury, The Advocate of Stamford and Greenwich Time.