It is a fact that Media Wever High School offered basketball to its male students. The MWHS boys brought home three
District titles and one Regional title during its existence. No other information was located regarding the athletic
program at Media Wever High School. We assume that baseball and track was also offered at the school. As you can
see in the photo to the right, football was definitely offered at Media High. We are hopeful an area history buff
will fill us in on the missing information we are seeking.
Three District Titles and one Regional Title trophy was earned by the boys of Media Wever High. One
District and the Regional title were won in the same year. We are hopeful someone will provide information about this
incredibly successful team. What was the enrollment? How could such a small school beat the likes of probably
Monmouth High to win a Regional title? Their successful seasons are listed below.
1933-34 N.R.A. District Champions
1938-39 N.R.A. District/Regional Champions
1944-45 N.R.A. District Champions
Coach Carl Shelton
The Media Wever Bulldogs had some very successful runs in football as well. The 1967 team is said to have been
very good. Virgil Boucher coached football at Media in the early 1940's before departing for Peoria
Woodruff where he would establish a successful career there. He is a member of the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall
of Fame. If you have any more information regarding the Media Wever football program, please send us an e-mail.
Some of the better seasons enjoyed at Media Wever are listed below. Thank you to Tom Sikorski for his
1953 4-2 2nd place (tie) Valley Conference
1959 5-2-1 3rd place Valley Conference
Coach Don Frakes
1966 6-1 2nd place Bi County Conference
Coach Dick Mings
Media Wever last fielded a football team in 1970
Track & Field
In the era of 1945-1947, Media's "famous" 1/5 mile cinder track was the best track in area short of Monmouth College's
track. It was a 1/5 mile instead of customary 1/4 because of being limited by the size of the available lot.
If you have any information on the successes of the Media thinclads please drop us a line.
Seeking Your Help
If you have any information regarding Media Wever High School please complete a School Submission Form or a Guest Commentary
Form. We would enjoy a photo of the great sports teams if you find one available. You may also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or write us at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il. 60631