Colchester High School "Indians"

*HOME PAGE
Closed High Schools Alumni Apparel
*RECENT UPDATES
*CLOSED HIGH SCHOOLS LISTED BY COUNTY
IN THE BEGINNING - Where Closed High Schools Consolidated To
*YOUR COMMENTS
*SUBMIT A COMMENT or SUGGESTION
*THE "TO-DO" LIST
*ABOUT THE AUTHORS
GREAT CONFERENCES
*CLOSED GRADE SCHOOLS
RELIGIOUS ORDERS
MASCOTS & NICKNAMES
*LINKS TO OTHER SITES
COUNTRY SCHOOLS / SPECIAL BLDGS
*Schools That Start With "A"
*Schools That Start With "B"
*Schools That Start With "C"
*Schools That Start With "D"
*Schools That Start With "E"
*Schools That Start With "F"
*Schools That Start With "G"
*Schools That Start With "H"
*Schools That Start With... "I"
*Schools That Start With "J"
*Schools That Start With "K"
*Schools That Start With "L"
*Schools That Start With "M"
*Schools That Start With "N"
*Schools That Start With "O"
*Schools That Start With "P"
*Schools That Start With "Q"
*Schools That Start With "R"
*Schools That Start With "S"
*Schools That Start With.. "T"
*Schools That Start With.. "U"
*Schools That Start With.. "V"
*Schools That Start With "W"
*Schools That Start With.. "X"
*Schools That Start With.. "Y"
*Schools That Start With.. "Z"
*Cabery High School
*Cable Public School
Cahokia Ft. Bowman Ch Ac
Cahokia St. Joseph Inst.
*Cairo Camelot HS
*Cairo St. Joseph HS
*Cairo Sumner H.S.
*Caledonia High School
Calhoun High School
Calumet City Wentworth
*Camargo School
*Cambria High School
Camden High School
Camp Point Maplewood HS
*Campbell Hill Comm. HS
*Capron High School
*Carbondale Attucks HS
*Carbondale University HS
*Carbon Hill High School
*Carlock High School
*Carlyle High School
Carlyle St. Mary HS
*Carmi High School
Carmi East Side HS
*Carpntrsvlle Irving Crown
*Carrier Mills High School
*Carrollton St. John's HS
*Carthage High School
*Casey High School
*Castleton High School
*Cave-In-Rock H.S.
*Cedarville High School
*Chadwick High School
*Chambersburg H. S.
Champaign St. Mary HS
*Chandlerville High School
Channahon High School
*Chapin High School
Charleston Eastern State
*Chatham High School
*Chatsworth High School
*Chatsworth Ss.Peter&Paul
*Chebanse High School
*Chenoa High School
*Cherry High School
Cherry Valley High School
*Chesterfield High School
*Chestnut High School
*Chgo Archdio Schools
*Chgo Acad.of Our Lady
*Chi Acad./Sacred Heart
Chgo Academy of St.James
*Chgo Alvernia Cath. HS
*Chgo Angel Guardian HS
*Chicago Aqunias HS
Chgo Armour Acad. HS
*Chicago Calumet H.S.
*Chi Cardinal Stritch HS
*Chicago Cathedral HS
*Chicago Central HS
Chi Central YMCA HS
*Chicago Cooley HS
*Chi Corpus Christi HS
*Chicago Creiger HS
*Chi DePaul Univ Acad.
Chi DePaul U Loop HS
*Chicago Englewood HS
*Chicago English HS
*Chicago Ephpheta
*Chicago Forrestville HS
*Chgo Good Counsel HS
*Chicago Harrison HS
*Chicago Harvard School
*Chgo Harvard St. George
*Chi Heart of Mary HS
Chgo. Hibbard High School
*Chicago Holy Family Acad
Chgo HSs of Early 1900s
*Chgo Immaculata HS
*Chicago Jefferson HS
Chicago Kinzie High School
Chicago Lake HS
*Chgo Lewis Inst. HS
*Chicage Little Flower HS
*Chgo Loretto(Englewood)
*Chgo Loretto(Woodlawn)
*Chgo Loring HS for Girls
*Chicago Lourdes HS
*ChgoLucyFlowerVoc.HS
*Chicago Luther Institute
Chgo Luther South HS
*Chicago Madonna HS
Chicago Manual HS
Chicago Marquette Institute
*Chicago Medill HS
*Chicago Mendel Cath. HS
*Chicago Mercy HS
Chicago Mercy Mission HS
Chicago Metropolitan HS
*Chgo Morgan Pk Mil Acad
*Chicago Near North HS
*Chgo North Park Academy
*Chi N. Division/Waller HS
*Chi NW Division/Tuley
*Chicago Parker HS
*Chicago Providence HS
*Chicago Pullman HS
*Chgo Quigley North HS
Chgo Quigley Prep
*Chgo Quigley South HS
Chgo Sac.Heart (18th St.)
Chgo Sac.Heart (May St.)
*Chgo Sac. Heart (Oakley)
Chicago St. Agatha Acad
Chicago St. Aloysius (Girls)
Chicago St. Ann HS
*Chi St. Augustine
*Chicago St. Barbara HS
*Chicago St. Casimir Acad.
*Chi St. Casimir Comm.
Chicago St. Columbkille
Chicago St. Cyril HS
Chicago St. Dominic HS
*Chicago St. Elizabeth HS
*Chicago St. Gabriel
Chi St. George for Girls
Chicago St. James
*Chgo St. Joseph HS
*Chi St. Louis Academy
Chicago St. Malachy HS
*Chi St Mary of the Lake
Chicago St. Mary HS
*Chi St Martin de Porres HS
*Chgo St. Mary of Per. Help
*Chicago St. Mel HS
*Chicago St. Michael HS
*Chi St. Michael Cent HS
*Chi St. Pat's Girls/West
Chi St. Pat's Girls/SE
Chicago St. Paul HS
Chi Sts. Peter & Paul HS
*Chicago St. Philip HS
Chicago St. Pius Comm HS
Chgo St. Procopius HS
Chgo St. Scholastica Acad.
Chicago St. Sebastian HS
*Chi St. Stanislus Kostka
*Chi St. Thos. Apostle HS
Chi St. Vin de Paul/DePaul
*Chicago St. Xavier Acad.
*Chicago Siena HS
Chicago South Division HS
*Chicago Unity High School
*Chicago Visitation HS
*Chicago Washburne Tech
*Chicago Weber HS
Chgo Westcott HS
*Chgo West Div./McKinley
*Chgo Willibrord Cath. HS
Chgo Yng. Lady's Sem. - SH
Chgo Hts Bloom Trail HS
*Cicero Morton East HS
*Cisco High School
*Claremont High School
*Clayton High School
*Clifton High School
Coalton High School
*Coal Valley High School
Coatsburg High School
*Coffeen High School
*Colchester High School
*Coleta High School
*Colfax High School
*Colfax Octavia H. S.
*Colona High School
*Colp High School
*Colusa High School
*Cooksville High School
Compton High School
*Congerville High School
*Cordova High School
*Cornell High School
*Cornland High School
*Cowden High School
Cowling High School
*Creal Springs H. S.
Crescent City High School
*Crescent-Iroquois HS
*Creston High School
*Crete High School
*Cropsey High School
*Crossville High School
*Crystal Lake Seminary
*Cullom High School
*Cutler High School
*Cypress High School
*Dahlgren High School
*Dakota Interior Academy
*Dallas CIty High School
Dalton City High School
*Dana High School
Danforth High School
*Danvers High School
*Danville St. Mary Acad.
*Davis High School
*Dawson High School
*Decatur High School
*Decatur Lakeview HS
*Decatur-Stephen Decatur
*Deer Creek High School
*DeKalb Notre Dame H.S.
*Delafield High School
*DeLand High School
*Denver High School
DesPlaines Maryville Ac.
*Des Plaines St. Pat. Acad.
*DeSoto High School
*Detroit High School
*DeWitt High School
Dewmaine High School
*Divernon High School
Dix High School
*Dixon North High School
*Dixon Rock River M.A.
*Donnellson High School
*Dorchester High School
*Dover Academy
*Dowell High School
*Downs Kickapoo Union HS
*Du Bois School
Dudley Township HS
Dundas High School
*Dundee Community HS
*Du Quoin Lincoln H.S.
*East Lynn High School
East Pawpaw Seminary
E.St.L.Assump./Cent.Cath.
*East St. Louis Lincoln HS
E. St. Louis St. Teresa
*Easton High School
Eddyville High School
*Edgewood High School
Edwardsville Lincoln HS
*Ela-Vernon HS
*Elburn High School
*El Dara High School
*Eldred High School
Elgin St. Mary Academy
*Elizabeth High School
*Elizabethtown High School
*Elkhart High School
*Elkville High School
Ellis Township High School
*Ellisville High School
*Ellsworth High School
*Elmira High School
*El Paso High School
*Elsah High School
*Elvaston High School
*Emden High School
*Enfield High School
Equality High School
*Etna / Paradise Schools
*Evanston Academy HS
*Evanston Marywood HS
*Evanston St. George HS
*Ewing High School
*Exeter High School
*Fairbury High School
Fairbury-Cropsey HS
*Fairdale High School
*Fairmount High School
*Fairview High School
Farina High School
Farina (LaGrove) H. S.
Farm Ridge Seminary
*Farmer City High School
*Farmer City-Mansfield HS
*Farmersville High School
Ferrin High School
*Ferris High School
*Fillmore High School
*Findlay High School
*Flanagan High School
*Flat Rock High School
*Foosland High School
*Forest City High School
*Forrest Township H. S.
*Forrest-Strawn-Wing HS
*Fountain Green HS
*Franklin Center H.S.
*Franklin Grove HS
*Franklin Pk. East Leyden
*Frederick High School
*Freeport St. Mary HS
*Galena Cath. Academies
*Galesburg Corpus Christi
*Galesburg Costa
Gardner High School
*Gays High School
*Geff High School
*Genoa High School
Georgetown High School
*Germ.Val.Ple.Pra.Acad.
*Gibson City High School
Gifford High School
*Gilman High School
*Gilson High School
*Girard High School
Gladstone High School
*Gladstone / Oquawka H.S.
*Glenarm Ball Twshp HS
*Glen Ellyn High School
Glenwood School for Boys
Godfrey High School
*Golden High School
*Golden Gate High School
*Good Hope High School
*Gorham High School
*Grafton High School
*Grand Chain High School
*Grand Ridge High School
*Grand Tower High School
Grandview High School
Granite City North HS
Granite City South HS
Grantsburg High School
*Granville Hopkins HS
*Greenbush Academy
*Greenup High School
*Greenville High School
*Green Valley High School
*Greenwood High School
*Gridley High School
*Griggsville Academy
*Griggsville High School
Hamburg High School
*Hammond High School
*Hanover High School
Hardin High School
*Harding High School
*Harmon High School
*Hartsburg High School
*Harvel High School
*Hebron High School
*Hennepin High School
*Henning High School
*Henry High School
Herald High School
*Herrick High School
Herrin Catholic HS
*Hersman High School
*Hettick High School
*Highland Pk.Drfield Shlds.
*Highland Pk NW Mil. Ac.
Highland St. Paul HS
*Hillsdale High School
*Hillside Mater Dolorosa
*Hillview High School
*Hinckley High School
*Hindsboro High School
Hinsdale Marian HIlls Sem.
*Homer High School
*Hoopeston High School
Hoopeston-East Lynn HS
*Hoopeston John Greer HS
*Hooppole High School
*Hopedale High School
*Hoyleton High School
*Hudson High School
*Hull High School
Humboldt High School
*Hume High School
Huntsville High School
*Hurst-Bush High School
*Illiopolis High School
*Ina High School
*Indianola High School
*Industry High School
Ingraham High School
Iola High School
*Ipava High School
*Irving High School
Irvington High School
*Irwin Sac. Heart HS
Iuka High School
Jewett High School
*Joliet Catholic HS
*Joliet Central HS
*Joliet DeLaSalle HS
*Joliet East High School
Joliet Guardian Angel HS
*Joliet St. Francis Academy
Joliet St. John/St. Joseph
*Joliet St. Mary Academy
*Joliet West HS
Jonesboro High School
*Joy High School
*Joy Westmer HS
*Kampsville High School
*Kane High School
*Kaneville High School
*Kankakee Eastridge HS
*Kank. St. Joseph's Acad.
*Kankakee St. Patrick HS
Kankakee Westview HS
Kansas Eton Acad. HS
*Karnak High School
*Kasbeer High School
Kaskaskia High School
Kaskaskia Acad/Visitation
Kerens High School
Keensburg High School
*Keithsburg High School
*Kell High School
Kemper High School
*Kempton High School
*Kempton-Cabery H.S.
Kenilworth Rugby HS
*Kenney High School
*Kewanee Visitation
Kewanee/Wetherfield Union
*Keyesport High School
*Kilbourne High School
Kinderhook High School
Kinderhook West Pike HS
*Kings High School
*Kingston High School
*Kinmundy High School
Kinmundy-Alma HS
*Kinsman High School
*Kirkland High School
*Kirkwood High School
*Kishwaukee High School
*Knoxville St. Alban's
*KnoxvilleStMary/StMarg
La Clede High School
*Lacon High School
*Ladd High School
*LaFayette High School
*LaHarpe High School
*Lake City High School
*Lake Forest Ferry Hall
*Lakewood High School
*Lanark High School
Lancaster High School
Landes High School
*Lane High School
*La Place High School
La Prairie High School
*LaRose High School
*LaSalle St. Patrick (Boys)
*LaSalle St. Patrick (Girls)
*Latham High School
*Leaf River High School
*Lee High School
*Lee Center High School
*Lemont Forn. Inst. of Tech.
*Lemont St. James Acad.
*Lemont St.Vincent dePaul
*Lena High School
Lenzburg High School
*Lerna High School
*Lily Lake High School
Lima High School
*Lisbon HS & Acad.
Lisle Man.Training School
*Lisle Sacred Heart Acad.
Lisle St. Procopius Acad.
*Little York High School
*Littleton High School
*Livingston High School
*Loami High School
*Lockport Lewis Holy Name
*Lockport Sac. Heart Acad.
*Lockpt St Chs. Borromeo
*Lockport West HS
*Loda High School
*Logan (Hanaford) HS
Lomax High School
*London Mills High School
*Long Point High School
*Longview High School
Loraine High School
*Lostant High School
*Lovington High School
*Low Point High School
Ludlow High School
*Lyndon High School
*Macedonia High School
*Mackinaw High School
*Macomb Western HS
*Macon High School
Madison Dunbar HS
*Magnolia High School
Mahomet High School
*Maine Twnshp North HS
Makanda High School
*Malden High School
*Malta High School
*Manchester High School
Manhattan High School
*Manito High School
*Manito Forman HS
*Manlius High School
*Mansfield High School
*Manteno Our Lady Acad.
*Maple Park High School
*Maquon High School
*Marine High School
*Maroa High School
*Marseilles High School
*Martinton High School
Mason High School
*Mason City High School
Matherville High School
Maunie High School
*Maytown Academy
MaywoodProvisoTwshpHS
*Mazon High School
*MazonVeronaKinsman HS
*McClure High School
*McLean High School
*(McNabb) Swaney H.S.
*Mechanicsburg HS
*Media Wever High School
*Medora High School
Melrose Pk. Sac. Hrt. Sem.
*Melvin High School
*Melvin-Sibley High School
Mendon High School
*Mendota East High School
Meredosia High School
*Metcalf High School
*(Metcalf) Young America
*Metropolis Community HS
*Metropolis Dunbar HS
*Middletown High School
*Milan High School
*Millbrook High School
Mill Shoals High School
*Mills Prairie High School
*Millstadt High School
*Milton High School
*Milton East Pike HS
*Mineral High School
*Minier High School
*Minonk High School
*Minonk-Dana-Rutland HS
*Modesto High School
*Mokena High School
*Moline St. Mary's HS
*Momence St. Judes
*Momence St. Patrick
Monee High School
*Monmouth High School
*Monmouth Warren HS
*Monmouth Yorkwood HS
*Monroe Center HS
*Montrose High School
*Morris St. Angela
*Mound City Comm. HS
*Mound City Lovejoy HS
*Mounds High School
*Mounds Douglass H.S.
*Mt. Auburn High School
*Mt. Carroll High School
*Mt. Erie High School
*Mt. Morris High School
Mt. Sterling High School
*Mt. Sterling St. Mary HS
*Moweaqua High School
Murphysboro Douglass HS
*Murrayville High School
Nason High School
*Nauvoo High School
Nauvoo-Colusa H.S.
*Nauvoo St. Mary Academy
Nauvoo Sts. Ptr.&Paul HS
*Nebo High School
*Nelson High School
*Neoga Township H.S.
*Neponset High School
*New Baden High School
*New Boston H.S.
*New Burnside HS
*New Canton High School
*New Columbia H.S.
*New Douglas High School
*New Holland High School
*New Holland-Middletown
*New Milford High School
*New Salem High School
*New Windsor High School
*Newman High School
*Niantic-Harristown HS
*NIles St. Hedwig
*Nilwood High School
Noble High School
*Nora High School
*Norris City High School
Norris City-Omaha HS
North Henderson HS
*(Northfield) Marillac HS
*N'field New Trier West HS
*Northlake West LeydenHS
*Oakdale High School
*Oakford High School
*Oconee High School
*Odell High School
*Odell St. Paul High School
Ogden High School
*Ohio St. Joseph's
Ohlman High School
*Olive Branch High School
Olney High School
Omaha High School
*Onarga High School
*Onarga Grand Prair. Sem.
*Onarga Military Academy
*Oneida High School
*Opdyke High School
*Oquawka High School
*Orland Township HS
*Osceola High School
*Ottawa Catholic HS
*Ottawa Pleasant View
*Ottawa St. Columba HS
*Ottawa St. Xavier Acad.
*Owaneco High School
Palmer High School
*Palmyra High School
*Panama High School
*Parkersburg High School
Patterson High School
Pavilion Long Grv. Acad.
*Paxton High School
*Payson High School
*Pearl High School
*Penfield High School
*Penfield St. Lawrence Ac.
*Peoria Academy of O. L.
*Peoria Bergan HS
*PeoriaAveryville/Kingman
*Peoria Spalding
*Peoria Woodruff H.S.
Percy High School
*Peru Acad. of St. Joseph
*Perry High School
*Pesotum High School
*Petersburg High School
*Philo High School
Philo St. Joseph HS
*Piopolis Catholic H.S.
*Piper City High School
*Piper City Ford Central HS
*Pittsburg High School
*Plato Center H.S.
*Plattville High School
*Plymouth High School
*Pocahontas High School
*Poplar Grove High School
*Port Byron High School
*Potomac High School
*PotomacMaryJudySch,
*Potomac Wescove HS
*Prairie City HS
*Prairieville High School
*(Putnam)Senachwine HS
Quincy Chris. Bro/Cath. HS
Quincy College Acad./Boys
Quincy St.MaryInst./ND
*Rankin High School
Ransom High School
*Rantoul Donovan Mem. HS
Rardin High School
*Ray High School
*Raymond High School
*Reddick R.U.C.E. H. S.
*Redmon High School
Reno High School
*Reynolds High School
Richmond High School
*Ridge Farm High School
*Ridgway High School
Ringwood High School
*Rio High School
*River Forest High School
*RiverGrove Holy Cross HS
*RiverGrove Mother Guerin
*Roanoke Hgh School
*Robbs High School
*Roberts High School
*Roberts-Thawville HS
Rockbridge High School
*Rockford High School
*Rkfd. Bishop Muldoon
*Rockford St. James HS
*Rockford St. Thomas
*Rockford West H S
*R.I. St. Joseph's HS
*R.I. Villa de Chantal
*Rockport High School
*Rolling Meadows SHM HS
*Rollo High School
*Roodhouse High School
*Rosamond High School
Roscoe High School
Rose Hill High School
*Roseville High School
*Rosiclare High School
*Rossville High School
*Rossville-Alvin H.S.
*Royalton High School
*Rushville High School
*Rutland High School
*Sadorus High School
*Sailor Springs H.S.
*St. Anne Academy
St. Anne Cath. Boys Acad.
*St. Charles Mt. St. Mary
*St. Charles Valley Luth.
*St. Francisville HS
St. George HS
*St. Jacob High School
St. James High School
*St. Joseph High School
St. Rose High School
Ste. Marie High School
*Salisbury High School
Sandusky Young HS
*San Jose High School
*Saunemin High School
*Savanna High School
*Saybrook High School
*Saybrook-Arrowsmith HS
Schram City School
*Sciota Northwestern HS
*Scottland High School
*Scottville High School
*Seaton High School
Seatonville High School
*Secor High School
*Sesser High School
*Seward High School
*Seymour High School
*Shabbona High School
*Shannon High School
*Shawneetown H.S.
*Sheffield High School
*Sheldon High School
Sheridan High School
Shields High School
*Shipman High School
*(Shirley) Ben Funk HS
Shumway High School
*Sibley High School
*Sidell High School
Sidney High School
Sigel High School
Silvis High School
*Simpson High School
*Skokie Niles East HS
Smithboro High School
*Smithfield High School
Sorento High School
*South Chicago HS
*Sparland High School
Springerton High School
*Sprngfld Cathed./Griffin HS
*Springfield Converse HS
*Sprinfield Feitshans HS
*Spfld Sacred Heart Acad
*Spgfld. St. James HS
*Spfld. Ursuline Academy
*Stanford High School
*Sterling St. Mary's/C.C.
*Sterling Nazarene
*Steward High School
*Stewardson High School
Stiritz High School
*Stockland High School
*Stonefort High School
*Stonington High School
*Strasburg High School
*Strasburg High School
*Strawn High School
StreatorNewMich.Acad.
*Stronghurst High School
*Stronghurst Southern HS
*Sugar Grove HS
*Sumner High School
*Sycamore St. Alban's
*Sycamore Waterman Hall
*Table Grove High School
*Tamaroa High School
*Tallula High School
*Tamms Community HS
*Tampico High School
Techny Bros. Cand. HS
*Tennessee High School
*Terre Haute High School
^T'toplis/W'mont St. Joseph
*Thawville High School
*Thebes High School
Thomasboro High School
*Thomson High School
*Tilden High School
Timewell High School
*Tiskilwa High School
*Toledo High School
*Tolono High School
*Toluca High School
*Toluca St. Ann H.S.
*Toluca St. Joachim H.S.
*Tonica High School
*Toulon Academy H.S.
*Toulon-Lafayette HS
*Toulon Township HS
*Towanda High School
*Tower Hill High School
Trenton High School
*Trivoli High School
*Troy Grove School
*Troy McCray-Dewey HS
*Ullin High School
*Union High School
*Union Hill HS
*Upper Alton High School
Ursa High School
*Valier High School
*Varna High School
*(Varna)Mid-County HS
*Venice High School
*Venice Lincoln H.S.
*Venice Newport HS
*Venice St. Mark's HS
*Vergennes High School
Vermilion High School
*Vermilion Grove Academy
*Vermont High School
Vernon High School
*Versailles High School
*Victoria High School
*Viola High School
*Virden High School
*Waggoner High School
*Walnut High School
Walnut Grove Twnshp HS
*Walpole High School
*Wapella High School
*Warrensburg High School
Wasco High School
*Washburn High School
*Wataga High School
Waterloo Sts. Peter & Paul
*Waterman High School
Watson High School
*Waukegan East HS
*Waukegan Holy Child HS
Waukegan West HS
*Waynesville High School
Wedron High School
*Weldon High School
*Wellington High School
*Wenona High School
*West Brooklyn H.S.
*West Point High School
*West Salem High School
*West Union H.S.
*West York High School
*Westchester IHM
*Westervelt High School
*Westfield High School
*Wheaton Central HS
*Wheaton-Warrenville HS
*White Hall High School
*Willisville High School
Willisville-Percy H.S.
*Willow Hill High School
*Wilmette Mallinckrodt HS
*Wilmette Maria Imm. Acad
*Wing High School
*Winnetka New Trier East
*Winola High School
*Winslow High School
*Witt High School
*Wolf Lake High School
*Woodhull High School
*Woodland High School
Woodson High School
Woodstock St. Mary HS
*Woodstock Seminary
*Worden High School
*Wyanet High School
*Wyoming High School
Xenia High School
Yale High School
*Yates City High School
*Youngstown High School
*Zeigler High School
Zeigler Christ. Acad.

Colchester High School
colchesterhsdav.jpg
Original building in use until 1969

Colchester West Prairie Middle School
colchestergradeschool.jpg
Colchester High School 1970 - 2003

Colchester HS Building 1878
colchesterhs1878dav.jpg
From "1878 McDonough County History" Submitted by John Bybee

The History of Colchester High School
 
The city of Colchester (population 1,493) is located in western McDonough County. U.S. Route 136 is the main highway that runs through town and connects Colchester to its neighbor seven miles to the east, Macomb. The Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad runs through the center of town. The East Fork of the La Moine River touches the outskirts of Colchester.
 
Roberta Van Briesen provided the following information on the history of Colchester and its school system as she gathered it from a book titled 'The Bootlegger" by John E. Hallwas:
 
"COLCHESTER WAS FOUNDED ON OCT. 5, 1855 WHEN THE RAILROAD CAME THRU MCDONOUGH COUNTY.  IN 1854 A SMALL GROUP OF MINERS FROM NEW CASTLE, PA HAD OPENED A FEW DRIFT MINES ALONG THE CROOKED CREEK, AND HAD STARTED HAULING WAGONLODAS OF COAL BY OXEN TO VILLAGES FURTHER SOUTH THAT WERE ON THE RAILROAD.  THREE DAYS AFTER THE FIRST LOCOMOTIVE CAME THRU ON THE NORTHERN CROSS RAILROAD, THE FIRST COAL WAS SHIPPED OUT. (PG. 17-18)

THE NORTH SIDE SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1869.  IT WAS A TWO STORY BRICK BUILDING WITH TALL WINDOWS AND A MASSIVE CUPOLA.  THE FRONT YARD HAD A PUMP AND THERE WERE 2 OUTHOUSES IN THE BACK YARD.  INSIDE THE BUILDING WERE 4 CLASSROOMS.  THE LOWER GRADE CLASSES WERE HELD DOWNSTAIRS AND HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES WERE CONDUCTED UPSTAIRS.  THERE WAS ALSO A WHITE PAINTED FRAME SCHOOLHOUSE ON THE SOUTH SIDE WHICH HELD THE INTERMEDIATE GRADES. (PG. 78-9)

THE FALL OF 1919 WITNESSED A BITTER CLASH OVER EXPANSION OF THE HIGH SCHOOL.  FOR SEVERAL YEARS, THE TOWNSPEOPLE HAD WANTED TO CREATE A HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT WOULD EXTEND INTO THE COUNTRYSIDE, AND, WITH THE LARGER TAXBASE, BUILD A NEW 4 YEAR HIGH SCHOOL.  OTHERS WERE AFRAID OF THE EXPENSE INVOLVED.  A VOTE ON THE ISSUE IN 1913, HAD RESULTED IN A SOUND DEFEAT OF THE PROPOSITION.  BY 1919, HOWEVER, WOMEN WERE NOW VOTING, AND THEY GENERALLY FAVORED THE PLAN.  AS A RESULT, A VOTE THAT OCTOBER IN WHICH ALMOST EVERY ELGIBLE CITIZEN CAST A VOTE GAVE THE PROPOSAL A STUNNING VICTORY.  A FOLLOWUP VOTE APPROVED THE PURCHASE OF A SITE AND PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTION.

BUT THE OPPONENTS REFUSED TO GIVE IN.  THEY CHALLENGED THE DECISION ON THE GROUNDS THAT WOMEN REALLY DID NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE.  DEFEATED IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THEY APPEALED TO THE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT WHICH AT FIRST DECIDED IN THEIR FAVOR.  THEN THE LEGISLATURE PASSED THE "VALIDATING ACT" AFFIRMING THAT THE VOTES BY WOMEN WERE, AND HAD BEEN LEGAL, SO THE SUPREME COURT REVERSED ITSELF.

THE LARGER HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS ESTABLISHED, BUT OPPOSITION TO IT CONTINUED WELL INTO THE 1920'S AS WELL AS OTHER VOTES TAKEN, AND ANIMOSITY RTURNED LIKE A CHRONIC DISEASE.  A NEW BUILDING WAS NOT CONSTRUCTED FOR 50 YEARS. ( PG 153-4)

(KELLY WAS THE BOOTLEGGER)  WHEN COLCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL, WHICH HAD ONLY 150 STUDENTS, ORGANIZED THEIR FIRST FOOTBALL TEAM IN 1921, THERE WAS NO MONEY IN THE SCHOOL BUDGET FOR UNIFORMS.  LOCAL MERCHANTS FAILED TO CONTRIBUTE, SO KELLY OUTFITTED THE BOYS HIMSLF.  HE ALSO LET THEM PRACTICE ON LAND HE OWNED. 

THE OPENING GAME OF THE SEASON, AGAINST LAHARPE WAS A CLOSE ONE.  DURING THE SECOND HALF A FIGHT BROKE OUT, AND KELLY WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.    COLCHESTER LOST 19-12.

THE TEAM ENDED THE YEAR WITH A WINNING SEASON-7 VICTORIES IN 10 GAMES.  IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR THEY WERE UNDEFEATED, AVERAGING 49 POINTS A GAME.
(PG 183-4)

1925---THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS WERE VISITED BY A DELEGATION ON THE KLANSMEN IN UNIFORM, AND A SHORT SERVICE WAS HELD AT EACH BUILDING, AND AN AMERICAN FLAD WAS PRESENTED TO EACH SCHOOL AND A BIBLE WAS GIVEN TO EACH ROOM.
THE KLANSMEN SECURED THE SERVICES OF THE MAYOR, MRS. HATTIE POLK, WHO ACCOMPANIED THE DELEGATION TO THE SCHOOLS, AND MADE A SHORT TALK ON THE BIBLE AND THE FLAG.(FORM THE INDEPENDANT)(PG 209)

THE TOWNSPEOPLE WERE USED TO OVERT RELIGIOUS PROSELYTIZING IN THE SCHOOLS DURING THE POLK ADMINISTRATION.  IN 1923 ALL THE GRADE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A REVIVAL AT THE METHODIST CHURCH AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR AT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. (PG. 210)

colchesterschoolsdav.jpg

The first graduating class from Colchester High School received their diplomas in 1891 or possibly 1892. The original high school building closed in 1969. The new building graduated its first senior class in 1970. Colchester High School reached enrollments as high as 230 students in the "baby-booming" mid-1970's.  We are told that enrollments in the 200 to 250 range were the norm for the late 1950s and 1960s with Colchester High Schools largest graduating class occurring in 1961.  In the late 1940s the students from nearby Tennessee High School joined the Colchester school system. Colchester built a new grade school building in 1955 and were joined by the kids of Tennessee Grade School in 1956.
 
The school system faired extremely well through the early 2000s. Consolidation talks loomed heavy between Colchester and Sciota Northwestern High School. This became a reality after the 2003 school year with the creation of the West Prairie School District. 
 
The Colchester school building serves the West Prairie system as there are two West Prairie Schools located in Colchester, the Middle and Elementary schools. The West Prairie Middle School served as Colchester High School from 1970 until its closing in 2003 and is pictured above, along with the original high school building. If you can assist us with some more of the facts we have listed, please drop us an e-mail at eganann@sbcglobal.net.
 
Colchester High School Quick Facts 
 
Year opened:              probably late 1800's
First graduating class: 1891
Year closed:               2003
School nickname:       the "Indians"
School colors:            Purple, White, & Yellow 
School Fight Song:     Colchester High School "Indians" Fight Song   
 
                                 On Colchester,
                                 On down that floor,
                                 We're for you as always before,
                                 We expect a victory from you tonight,
                                
                                 You, Rah, RAh, RAH!
                                 
                                 We're for you man to man,
                                 You do the best you can,
                                 Hear us, Hear us call,
                                 For its fight, you fellows, fight,
                                 Fight for Chester High!!
 
                                 CCCHE - EEEST - TTTER ... C H E S T E R!!!!!!
ATHLETICS
 
Go get a sandwich or hit the restroom if you need to, the Colchester High School Indians have a lot of things for you to read about regarding their athletic program.  IHSA success was acheived in Boys' Baseball, Boys' Basketball, Boys' Track, as well as Speech Individual Events and Drama Team Events. But wait until you take a look at the incredible Girls' Volleyball success achieved at Colchester High School. Coach Terri Paul built what only can be described as a dynasty at Colchester from 1987 through the final year CHS was open in 2003.  She has continued her success at West Prairie as well. The many successful teams and seasons enjoyed at Colchester High School are listed below.
 
GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL
 
There is no sense in holding this until last. This is without a doubt the most dominate any school has been in any sport over such a long period of time that is listed on this site. Coach Terri Paul truly built a program that others should try and mimic if they wish to succeed. Colchester probably rarely had more than 200 students in its high school, maybe much less. However, the "Lady Indian" netters won an incredible 16 straight Regional titles! Take a look at this volleyball resume:
 
From 1988 through 2003, the Colchester Volleyball success included:
 
16 Straight Regional Titles
16 Straight "Twenty Plus" - Match Winning Seasons
9  "Thirty Plus" - Match Winning Seasons (including 5 in a row from 1993-97)
9   Trips to the Sweet Sixteen
7   Trips to the Elite Eight
4   Trips to the Final Four
2   Fourth Place Finishes
1   Third Place Finish
1   Runner-Up Finish
 
The seasons, one by one as listed on the IHSA web site, are listed below.
 
1975-76     N.R.A.  District Champions                            Coach Marilyn Moon
1986-87     19- 6     (good record)                                      Coach Terri Paul
1987-88     25- 5     Regional Champions                        Coach Terri Paul
1988-89     29- 4     Regional Champions                        Coach Terri Paul
1989-90     30- 5     Regional Champions                        Coach Terri Paul
 
1990-91     35- 4     THIRD Place-IHSA Class A Tourney  Coach Terri Paul
                             Regional Champs
                             Sectional Champs
                             Super-Sectional Champs
                             Elite 8 Finalist
                             Beat Hoopeston (H.-East Lynn)
                             15-7, 10-15, 15-3
                             Final Four Finalist
                             Lost to Princeton
                             9-15, 3-15 
                             3rd Place Trophy Winners
                             Beat Mendota
                             16-14, 10-15, 15-3                              
 
1991-92     28- 7     Regional Champions                        Coach Terri Paul
 
1992-93     30- 8    Elite 8 - IHSA Class A Tourney           Coach Terri Paul
                             Regional Champs
                             Sectional Champs
                             Super-Sectional Champs
                             Elite 8 Finalist
                             Lost to Wheaton St. Francis
                             L  8-15, 15-5, 10-15
                             St. Francis eventual State Champs 
 
 
1993-94     38- 5     SECOND Place-IHSA Class A Tourney  Coach Terri Paul
                             Regional Champs
                             Sectional Champs
                             Super-Sectional Champs
                             Elite 8 Finalist
                             Beat Strasburg (Stewardson-S.)
                             15-8, 12-15, 15-6
                             Final Four Finalist
                             Beat Kansas
                             15-12, 15-3
                             2nd Place In Class A!!!!
                             Lost to Breese Mater Dei
                             5-15, 15-12, 13-15
 
1994-95     33- 6     Sweet 16-IHSA Class A Tourney        Coach Terri Paul
                             Regional Champs
                             Sectional Champs
                             Super-Sectional Finalist
                             
1995-96     32- 9    Elite 8 - IHSA Class A Tourney           Coach Terri Paul
                             Regional Champs
                             Sectional Champs
                             Super-Sectional Champs
                             Elite 8 Finalist
                             Lost to Strasburg (Stewardson-Stras.)
                             15-6, 15-2
                             Stewardson-Strasburg finished 3rd 
 
1996-97     36- 7     FOURTH Place-IHSA Class A Tourney  Coach Terri Paul
                             Regional Champs
                             Sectional Champs
                             Super-Sectional Champs
                             Elite 8 Finalist
                             Beat Shelbyville
                             15-2, 13-15, 15-7
                             Final Four Finalist
                             Lost to Mt. Pulaski
                             5-15, 9-15
                             Mt. Pulaski eventually finished 2nd 
                             4TH Place Trophy Winners
                             Lost to Huntley
                             4-15, 15-8, 6-15
 
1997-98     28-12    Sweet 16-IHSA Class A Tourney            Coach Terri Paul
                             Regional Champs
                             Sectional Champs
                             Super-Sectional Finalist
 
1998-99     29-10    Regional Champions                           Coach Terri Paul
1999-00     28-10    Regional Champions                           Coach Terri Paul
 
2000-01     34-8      FOURTH Place-IHSA Class A Tourney  Coach Terri Paul
                             Regional Champs
                             Sectional Champs
                             Super-Sectional Champs
                             Elite 8 Finalist
                             Beat Orion
                             10-15, 15-2, 15-8
                             Final Four Finalist
                             Lost to Normal (University)
                             7-15, 5-15
                             Normal University eventual State Champs 
                             4TH Place Trophy Winners
                             Lost to Breese Mater Dei
                             12-15, 9-15
 
2001-02     N.R.A.   Regional Champions                            Coach Terri Paul
 
2002-03     30-11    Elite 8 - IHSA Class A Tourney               Coach Terri Paul
                             Regional Champs
                             Sectional Champs
                             Super-Sectional Champs
                             Elite 8 Finalist
                             Lost to Mt. Pulaski
                             10-15, 8-15
                             Mt. Pulaski finished 2nd
 
In addition, the following records are recognized among the greatest performances in IHSA history in Girls Volleyball.
 
Coach Terri Paul - The IHSA record book needs updating here. It lists Coach Paul as the 24th all-time winningest coach in girls volleyball history with 478 wins from 1982-2000. This places her #24 in state history.  However, the record for the 2002 season is not listed and Coach Paul added 64 more since in 2001 (34) and 2003 (30). This alone would move her up to #20 all-time. As stated before, Coach Paul adds to her record each year as she is still the head volleyball coach at West Prairie High School, a career spanning 22 years (so far). 
 
In fact Coach Paul recently (September 16, 2006) won her 600TH career game as a high school coach! 
 
Team Stats - Most Blocks in a Season
 
1993 Team - #6 all-time with 869 blocks
2000 Team - #12 all-time with 683 blocks
1995 Team - #13 all-time with 662 blocks
 
Team Stats - Most Wins in a Season    
 
1994 Team - #31 all-time with 38 wins in one season
 
Individual Stats - Most Blocks in One Season
 
2000 - Jessica Sears  -  #5 all-time with 276 blocks
1995 - Kim Clayton    -  #18 all-time with 212 blocks
 
Individual Stats - Most Assists in One Season    
 
1998 - Brenna Harper  -  #35 all-time with 862 assists
 
Individual Stats - Most Kills in One Season 
 
2000 - Jessica Sears  -  #35 all-time with 431 kills
 
Truly incredible and amazing for such a small school. If anything was missed or needs correction, please drop us a line at eganann@sbcglobal.net.
 
BOYS BASKETBALL
 
The boys basketball team at Colchester also had many years of success. Included were three District and five Regional titles. Some of the most intense games played on the hardwood were against Colchester's neighbors from the east, Macomb Senior High School. In spite of large disparity in enrollment, the Colchester kids always "got up" for this game and gave the MHS boys a good run. In the early/mid-1960's, some classic games were played including the 1962 contest in which Colchester came out on top 52-50 in a double-overtime thriller over their highly favored opponents. Though overall Macomb held a decided advantage in victories, this was a classic rivalry for the Colchester kids. The enrollment difference ended the annual contest in the late 1970's. Records and some coaches names for the great teams are being sought.
 
1930-31    N.R.A.     District Champions       Coach Stix Morley
1931-32    N.R.A.     District Champions       Coach Stix Morley
1935-36    N.R.A.     Regional Champions 
1936-37    N.R.A.     District Champions 
1939-40    N.R.A.     Regional Champions
 
The following records were provided by former Colchester High School player (Class of 1989) and coach (1998-2003) Scott Sullivan.  (RC) means Regional Champs, (CC) means Conference Champs:
 
Year Won Lost   Head Coach Coach Won Lost Pct.
44-45 8 19 .296   SpikeWebster Webster 298 235 0.559
45-46 8 17 .320   SpikeWebster Sullivan 89 72 0.553
46-47 3 22 .120   SpikeWebster Murfin 80 125 0.390
47-48   SpikeWebster Icenogle 74 106 0.411
48-49 7 14 .333   SpikeWebster Thorman 46 83 0.357
49-50 13 12 .520   SpikeWebster Rakers 24 50 0.324
50-51 15 9 .625   SpikeWebster Linder 4 44 0.083
51-52 10 13 .435   SpikeWebster Snow 1 41 0.024
52-53 19 8 .704   SpikeWebster Brown 1 19 0.050
53-54 22 5 .815   SpikeWebster Lindsay 0 5 0.000
54-55 19 8 .704   SpikeWebster 617 780 0.442
55-56 25 3 .893   SpikeWebster
56-57 24 5(RC) .828

  SpikeWebster

57-58

24 5 .828   SpikeWebster
58-59 19 8 .704   SpikeWebster
59-60 12 13 .480   SpikeWebster Top 10 Winningest Teams
60-61 19  9(RC) .679   SpikeWebster
61-62 13 13 .500   SpikeWebster Year Won Lost Pct. Coach
62-63 13 10 .565   SpikeWebster #1 55-56 25 3 0.893 Webster
63-64 7 16 .304   SpikeWebster #2 56-57 24 5 0.828 Webster
64-65 11 13 .458   SpikeWebster #3 57-58 24 5 0.828 Webster
65-66 7 14 .333   SpikeWebster #4 53-54 22 5 0.815 Webster
66-67 #5 01-02 22 5 0.815 Sullivan
67-68 #6 02-03 21 7 0.750 Sullivan
68-69 1 19 .050   Dick Brown #7 60-61 19 9 0.679 Webster
69-70 5 18 .217   Roger Icenogle #8 52-53 19 8 0.704 Webster
70-71 5 16 .238   Roger Icenogle #9 54-55 19 8 0.704 Webster
71-72 11 10 .524   Roger Icenogle #10 58-59 19 8 0.704 Webster
72-73 4 17 .190   Roger Icenogle
73-74 7 15 .318   Roger Icenogle
74-75 16 8(CC) .667   Roger Icenogle
75-76 16 8(RC) .667   Roger Icenogle
76-77 10 14 .417   Roger Icenogle
77-78 0 21 .000   Chuck Snow
78-79 1 20 .048   Chuck Snow
79-80 6 18 .250   Chuck Rakers
80-81 10 15 .400   Chuck Rakers
81-82 8 17 .320   Chuck Rakers
82-83 4 20 .167   Jeff Linder
83-84 0 24 .000   Jeff Linder
84-85 1 23 .042   Max Murfin
85-86 6 19 .240   Max Murfin
86-87 17 10 .630   Max Murfin
87-88 18 9 .667   Max Murfin
88-89 14 12 .538   Max Murfin
89-90 9 18  .333   Max Murfin
90-91 9 15 .375   Max Murfin
91-92 6 19 .240   Max Murfin
92-93 9 17 .346   Jeff Thorman
93-94 14 12 .538   Jeff Thorman
94-95 11 15 .423   Jeff Thorman
95-96 8 17 .320   Jeff Thorman
96-97 4 22 .154   Jeff Thorman
97-98 4 24 .143   Al Lindsay/Scott Sullivan*
98-99 13 15 .464   Scott Sullivan
99-00 15 14 .517   Scott Sullivan
00-01 14 12 .538   Scott Sullivan
01-02 22 5 .815   Scott Sullivan
02-03 21 7 .750   Scott Sullivan
617 781 0.441
Avg 11 14 *In 1997, Coach Lindsay coached the first 5 games, then had to step down due to personal illness. Coach Sullivan coached the remaining 23.

 

Colchester High School
Boys Basketball - Team/Individual Record Book

 

Team Records

 

Most Wins in a Season

 

Season

Wins

Coach

55-56

25

Webster

56-57

24

Webster

57-58

24

Webster

53-54

22

Webster

01-02

22

Sullivan

02-03

21

Sullivan

60-61

19

Webster

52-53

19

Webster

54-55

19

Webster

58-59

19

Webster

87-88

18

Murfin

86-87

17

Murfin

 

Most Team Points in a Game

 

Pts

Opponent

Date

113

Industry

1957

103

Astoria

2-17-77

 

Individual Records

 

Most Points Scored - Career

 

Player

Total

Seasons

Steve Bice

1,583

1972-1975

Tyler Mesick

1,496

1999-2003

Roger Spring

1,295

1977-1981

Justin Haddix

1,166

1991-1995

Mark Booth

1,131

1968-1972

Charlie Brown

1,127

1956-1958

Ryan Phelps

993

1996-1999

Jordan Mesick

982

1998-2002

*Matt Denney

940

2000-2003

Shawn Biswell

937

1985-1988

Jason Sullivan

883

1989-1992

Tim Biswell

783

1983-1987

Scott Sullivan

780

1987-1989

Jonathon Miller

710

1991-1994

Fred Pendleton

695

1985-1988

Brock Thompson

620

1996-1999

Jason Nicholson

614

1997-2000

 

 

 

*Matt scored another 527 as Senior West Prairie after consolidation for a total of 1,467

  

Most Points Scored - Season

 

Player

Pts.

Season

Steve Bice

676

1974-1975

Charlie Brown

645

1957-1958

Roger Spring

601

1980-1981

Ryan Phelps

543

1998-1999

Steve Bice

518

1973-1974

Mark Booth

499

1971-1972

Tyler Mesick

494

2001-2002

Charlie Brown

482

1956-1957

Justin Haddix

477

1994-1995

Jerry Biswell

465

1960-1961

Matt Denney

453

2002-2003

Dave Willock

442

1976-1977

Fred Pendleton

441

1987-1988

Scott Sullivan

419

1988-1989

Matt Denney

417

2001-2002

Jonathon Miller

408

1992-1993

Shawn Biswell

399

1987-9188

Andy Beck

391

1996-1997

 

Most Points Scored - Game

 

Player

Pts.

Opponent

Date

Steve Bice

47

Cardinal Stritch

12-6-74

Steve Bice

45

Cuba

1-14-75

Ryan Phelps

43

Dallas City

2-2-99

Steve Bice

41

Dallas City

1-10-75

Charlie Brown

38

LaHarpe

1-15-57

Steve Bice

38

Hamilton

11-29-74

Mark Booth

38

Nauvoo-Colusa

2-4-72

Charlie Brown

37

Warsaw

2-4-58

Mark Booth

37

Avon

1-4-72

Steve Bice

37

Abingdon

12-19-74

Steve Bice

37

Plymouth

2-11-75

Roger Spring

36

Carthage

11-26-80

Ryan Phelps

36

LaHarpe

12-13-98

Charlie Brown

35

Macomb

12-10-57

Steve Bice

35

Avon

12-17-74

Roger Spring

35

Canton, MO

2-8-80

Roger Spring

35

Plymouth

1-6-81

Steve Bice

34

Green Valley

2-5-74

Joe Haddix

33

 

 

Justin Haddix

33

Rockridge

12-16-94

Ryan Phelps

33

Northwestern

2-17-99

Roger Spring

32

Warsaw

11-29-80

Roger Spring

32

Industry

1-20-81

 

Most Points by Class

 

Player

Pts

Season

Class

Steve Bice

676

74-75

Senior

Steve Bice

518

73-74

Junior

Matt Denney

417

01-02

Sophomore

Tyler Mesick

311

99-00

Freshman

 

Highest Scoring Average - Career

 

Player

Avg

Pts.

GP

Seasons

Steve Bice

23.9

1,583

66

72-75

Charlie Brown

19.4

1,127

59

56-58

Roger Spring

16.6

1,295

78

77-81

Scott Sullivan

15.6

780

50

87-89

Matt Denney

14.5

1,467

101

00-04

Tyler Mesick

14.2

1,496

105

99-03

Justin Haddix

13.3

1,166

88

91-95

Mark Booth

13.1

1,131

79

68-72

Shawn Biswell

12.1

937

77

85-88

Jason Sullivan

11.9

883

74

89-92

Tim Biswell

11.3

783

69

83-87

Jordan Mesick

10.8

982

91

98-02

Fred Pendleton

10.2

695

68

84-88

 

Highest Scoring Avg. - Season

 

Player

Avg.

Season

Steve Bice

28.1

1974-1975

Mark Booth

23.8

1971-1972

Steve Bice

23.5

1973-1974

Roger Spring

23.1

1980-1981

Ryan Phelps

20.1

1998-1999

Scott Sullivan

20.0

1988-1989

Steve Bice

19.4

1972-1973

Justin Haddix

19.1

1994-1995

Dave Willock

18.4

1976-1977

Tyler Mesick

18.3

2001-2002

Jerry Biswell

16.6

1960-1961

Fred Pendleton

16.3

1987-1988

Roger Spring

16.2

1978-1979

Matt Denney

16.2

2002-2003

Jason Sullivan

15.8

1991-1992

Andy Beck

15.6

1996-1997

Matt Denney

15.4

2001-2002

 

Most 3pt FG Made - Career

 

Player

3pt FG

Seasons

Justin Haddix

215

1991-1995

Tyler Mesick

207

1999-2003

Jason Nicholson

130

1997-2000

Jason Sullivan

129

1989-1992

Jordan Mesick

89

1999-2003

Scott Sullivan

76

1987-1989

Eric Zimmerman

71

1996-1998

Doug Haddix

50

1988-1989

Andy Beck

49

1995-1998

Brooks Bainter

46

1998-2001

 

Most 3pt FG Made - Season

 

Player

3pt FG

Season

Justin Haddix

91

94-95

Jason Nicholson

73

99-00

Tyler Mesick

64

01-02

Justin Haddix

63

93-94

Jason Sullivan

55

91-92

Tyler Mesick

52

02-03

Doug Haddix

50

88-89

Scott Sullivan

50

88-89

Jason Nicholson

47

98-99

Jason Sullivan

46

89-90

Tyler Mesick

46

99-00

Tyler Mesick

45

00-01

Justin Haddix

40

92-93

Eric Zimmerman

40

97-98

Andy Beck

37

96-97

Jordan Mesick

34

00-01

Eric Zimmerman

31

96-97

Shawn Biswell

27

87-88

Scott Sullivan

26

87-88

Brooks Bainter

26

00-01

Most 3pt FG Made - Game

Player

3pt FG

Opponent

Date

Jason Nicholson

9

Northwestern

1-4-00

Justin Haddix

8

Union

11-94

Justin Haddix

7

Dallas City

2-93

Justin Haddix

7

Southeastern

2-16-94

Justin Haddix

7

Northwestern

12-20-94

Jason Sullivan

6

Avon

1-14-92

Justin Haddix

6

QND

12-3-94

Justin Haddix

6

Carthage

12-9-94

Justin Haddix

6

Macomb (JV)

1-23-95

Justin Haddix

6

Dallas City

2-14-95

Most Consecutive Games with 2+ 3pt FG  

Player

# of Games

Season

Jason Nicholson

14

99-00

Justin Haddix

13

94-95

Most Rebounds – Career 

Player

Rebounds

Seasons

Don Markey

504

73-76

Ryan Phelps

501

96-99

Ryan Dorethy

426

98-01

Brock Thompson

351

96-99

 

Most Rebounds – Season

 

Player

Rebounds

Season

Ryan Phelps

228

98-99

Ryan Dorethy

189

00-01

Ryan Dorethy

180

99-00

Sid Parks

172

76-77

Brock Thompson

166

00-01

Ryan Phelps

148

97-98

**There are a lot of season without rebounding statistics available.

                  

Incredible research by Coach Sullivan!

                 
In a December 13, 1997 game against LaHarpe, the Indians' Jeremy Royer made 21 free-throws, most in school history. He went a perfect 20-for-20 from the "charity stripe" in the fourth quarter.
 
From former Coach Roger Icenogle:
 
"Some top players on those Colchester teams included Mark Booth '72, Steve Bice '75 (averaged 27.2 ppg.), and Don Markey, '76 5'9" center on that Regional Championship team."
 
From Don Markey:
 
"Kudos to Coach Icenogle nonetheless, he was a tremendous coach and role model. It's a shame coaches today don't emulate his patience and poise."
                           
 
BOYS BASEBALL
 
The Cochester hardballers also brought home IHSA hardware. The season records and coaches names are not available.
 
1944-45   N.R.A. District Champions
1948-49   N.R.A. District Champions          Coach William K "Spike" Webster
1949-50              Regional Champions      Coach William K "Spike" Webster
                          Lost to Peoria Central
                          in Sectional play
1950-51              Regional Champions      Coach William K "Spike" Webster
                          Lost to Quincy Notre Dame
                          in Sectional Play 
1956-57   N.R.A. Regional Champions
 
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
 
One Colchester thinclad brought home a 2nd place finish from the IHSA State Track Meet.
 
1927-28   Raymond Stewart    1 Mile Run      2nd Place
 
SPEECH & INDIVIDUAL EVENTS   
 
Two Colchester girls won 2nd place finishes in the entire state in speech competition. The Drama team also qualified for the state competition by winning their Sectional one year. Their accomplishments are listed below.
 
1957-58    Vera Bloomfield     "Serious" category    2nd Place
1965-66    Sherry King            "Serious" category    2nd Place
 
DRAMA TEAM
 
1943-44    Qualified for State Finals
                Sectional Champions

THEATRE

The Illinois Theatre Festival is the largest, non-competetive high school theatre festival in the world. It was organized in 1976 by teachers from the Chicago suburbs. This festival is still going strong as they perform at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and Illinois State University every other January. Colchester High school participated in this festival in 1981 and 1989.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL

Colchester participated in Scholastic Bowl competition for sure in 2001-2002.
 
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION 
 
regarding the many successes of the Colchester High School students please complete a Guest Commentary Form. Photos of some of the great teams can be sent via e-mail at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net. You can also write to us at:
 
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il.     60631

Colchester West Prairie Elementary School
colchesterelementary.jpg
Former Colchester Grade School

Colchester Boys Basketball
colchesterrosevillechamps.jpg
Roseville Tourney Champs

Colchester High School Boys Basketball
colchesterindustrytourneychampsdav.jpg
Industry Tourney Champs

Colchester HS Boys Basketball
colchesterbicoutnytourneychamps.jpg
Bi-County Tourney Champs