Richmond High School 1909

1909 Richmond High School Boys’ Basketball


Homer H.S. Girls Basketball Team 1915

1915 Homer High School Girls’ Basketball


Stillman Valley High School 1912

1912 Stillman Valley High School Boys’ Basketball


Toulca H.S. Girls Bsketball Team 1914

1914 Toluca High School Girls’ Basketball


Lexington H.S. 1920

1920 Lexington High School Boys’ Basketball

Lexington was 16-6, the Minutemen defeated Bloomington and Springfield.  The averaged 27 p.p.g. while yielding 21 p.p.g.


1922 23 Stillman Valley H.S. Team

Stillman Valley H.S. – 1922-23


1923 24 Chrisman H

Chrisman H.S. 1923-24, District Champions 22 wins 7 losses


Edwardsville H.S. Team 1924 25

Edwardsville H.S. 1924-25


Danville H.S. Team 1925 26

Danville H.S. District Champions, 1925-26, 11 wins 9 losses.


DeKalb H.S. Team 1925 26

DeKalb H.S. 1925-26


Allerton H.S. 1938 District Champions

Allerton H.S. 1938 District Championship Team.  Allerton H.S. was located in East Central Illinois and eventually became part of A.B. L. High School.


Bath Lynchburg H.S. 1925 26

Bath-Lynchburg H.S. 1925-26.  The ‘Sea Gulls” were 29-3 and were the Mason County Tourney Champions.  Their coach was L.E. Heinz.  Bath-Lynchburg had several outstanding teams in the 1920’s and 1930’s.


Pearl City H.S. Girls 1936

Pearl City H.S. Girls Basketball Team in 1936.  The Illinois High School Association never sponsored a girls basketball state tournament in the early 19000’s.  Girls high school basketball in Illinois did exist until 1920.  From 1920 until the 1970’s (Title IX) interscholastic girls competition didn’t exist in Illinois.  This is why this picture is rare.  More than likely this is a club picture.


 Allerton 1951 52 2

1951-52 Allerton H.S.
Row 1 – #6-Earl Elston, #5-Merl Elston, #10-Glenn “Lefty” Rothmel, #13-Kenny Martini, #12-Roland Smith, #7-Terry McGargile, Coach Watson
Row 2 – Charles Bostwick, Bob Chandler, Herbie Miller, Bill Courson, Keith Brown, John Morris, Bob Bailey
Pictured donated to the museum by Merl and Earl Elston

Springfield St. James Trade School 1958 59
Springfield St. James Trade School
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Stockland HS 1922 23

1922-23 Stockland High School


 Stockland District Champs 1937 38

The 1937-38 Stockland High School Team.  The “Longhorns” won their only District Championship by winning the East Lynn District.  Stockland defeated the host school 42-38 in the District Championship.  We have this championship plaque and scorebook to display in our museum.


Jamaica Team Picture

1956-57 Jamaica High School Team
(Left to right) – Mgr. Bob Miller, Bob Weller, Chuck Martin, Larry Fonner, Clint Hoag, Larry Bradfield, Fred Boyer, Coach Linsay, Don Torbit, Jim Thomas, Keith Baldwin, Joe Eakle, Buck Hepbum & Mgr. Kenny Schumberg.  
We like to note that # 34 Keith Baldwin will become a Hall of Fame Basketball Coach and had great success at Ridge Farm, Rossville and Watseka High Schools.  Keith will also serve as the President of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.


Carmi H.S. 1964 Regional Champions

This 1963-64 Carmi Team was 20-7 and Regional Champions defeating Mt. Vernon 43-39.  
Coaches were John McDougal and John Evers (both Hall of Famers)
Left to right – J.O. Walling, David Bratton, David Muse and David McMillan.
Back Row left to right – Paul ?, Tom Mears, ? Owen, Mike Gammel, Jim Anderson, Darrell Hankins, Wayne Ackerman, Gary Henning and Rick Mitchell.


Palestine High School 1953 54

Hall of Fame Coach John McDougal began his varsity coaching career at Palestine High School.  His 1952-53 team was 19-9 (District Champions) and his 1953-54 team was 25-4 and Eastern Illinois Conference Champions.  Palestine was one of the smallest school in this conference (Casey, Charleston, Charleston University H.S., Effingham, Marshall, Martinsville, Newton, Oblong, Paris, Robinson and St. Elmo).
Seating left to right – Wendel Ham, Larry Ramsey, Jim McNair, Paul Beason, Joe McDaniel, Raymond Hardesty, John Racop, and Don Edwards.
Standing left to right – Assistant Coach Richards, Manager D. Brunner, Jim Ramsey, Ramon Climer, Bob Lankston, Manager Bob Bowen and Head Coach John McDougal.

1961 Collinsville H.S. State Champions
In 1961, Collinsville High School became the second undefeated team to win the state championship.  We have the 1961 state championship game film for the museum.  Coach Fletcher said the Sweet Sixteen game between Collinsville and Centralia was the real state championship game.  Collinsville defeated Centralia 66-64.  To illustrate how well this game was played, each team made only one turnover.
Standing left to right: Asst. Coach, Bill Hellyer, Than Byrkit, Ron Matikitis, Joe Brennan, Harry Hildreth, Asst. Coach, Bert Weber.
Siiting, left to right: Bob Meadows, Ron Mottin, Fred Riddle, Coach Fletcher and Mark Fletcher, Bogie Redmon, Bob Basola, Bob Simpson.