Oquawka High School definately offered boy's basketball as part of their extra-curricular activities. We are also
confident they may have offered track, baseball, and possibly football. Assistance is being asked for regarding the
OHS athletic program.
The Oquawka boys brought home two District titles coming in 1938 and 1947. There is no other mention of their successes
on the IHSA web site.
1937-38 N.R.A. District Champions
Coaches names unavailable
1946-47 N.R.A. District Champions
From Marilyn Thompson Stailey:
"The basketball and baseball teams were very good for such a small town. We won many games and tournaments. The
school newspaper was called Wigwam Whispers. The last issue of the paper was printed for the year 1947-1948.
Basketball team members of the 1946-47 District Champions included Don Meloan, Charles Ruberg, Bud Berlin, James Gillette,
Charley Parsons, Hal Olson. Cheerleaders: Eileen Nolan, Ann Swann, Patty Peters, & Pauline McGraw.
Info from year book of 1943-44:
B. Clark Campbell was the Principal and Coach 1943-44. This was his third year as Superintendent.
(He had been teacher and Principal of the Oquawka Grade School for sometime. The Grade School was in the building of
the original High School). There were 119 individuals listed as members of the military
having served or servinng. The name of year book is Riverside
Info from year book 1946-47:
B Clark Campbell was Coach and, also, Principal
Info from year book 1947-48:
Coach was Carl L. Wheelock"
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6439 N. Neva St.
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