Two sports are cited on the IHSA web site as winning IHSA hardware; Boys Basketball and Boys Track & Field.
It is thought that Mazon High School also offered baseball and possibly football. We know they excelled in Track
as you will read below. If you have any information on Mazon HS please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Track & Field
The boys track team of 1916 brought home some real IHSA hardware. The team finished 3rd in the "B" Meet,
topping such schools as Aurora West and Normal University HS. The results and individual winners in the meet
are listed below. Excellent job Mazon Tracksters!!
1915-16 H. Newport Discus
H. Newport Shot
Put 2nd Place
220 Yard Run 4th Place
880 Yard Relay 2nd Place
Final Team Standings - 1916 "B" Meet
1.) Harrisburg - 20 points
2.) Jacksonville - 13
3.) MAZON - 10
3.) Oregon - 10
3.) Pawnee - 10
6.) Georgetown - 9
7.) Normal U-High 8
7.) Aurora West - 8
7.) Byron -
7.) Manteno - 8
Boys Cross Country
The Mazon High School Cross Country team had one athletes who medaled at the state meet TWICE!
Mellon 5th Place
4th Place State Meet
The Red Devils enjoyed a magical season during the 1967-68
school year. The boys of this
year won the Coal Valley Conference Championship, were Plano Holiday Tournament Champs and Odell District Champions.
team was coached by Mr. Keith Houchin
with a record of 24 - 5 for the year. Members of that team included.
Rick Beeler - senior, Nicholas Walsh
- sophomore, Robert Plott - junior, Dennis
Jackson - senior, Daniel Arnold - sophomore, James Prindiville - junior, William Frizzell -
senior, Douglas Lowery - senior,Gregory
Finch - junior, Roy Ryan - junior, and David
Roe - senior.
1967-68 24 - 5 District
Champions Coach Keith Houchin
Coal Valley Conf. Champs
Plano Holiday Tourney Champs
Lisle Sr. HS, a much larger school)
Mazon High School organized a Girls Basketball team before the days of Title IX and competed in unofficial IHSA
state tournaments before actual Tournament play started in 1977. There are a couple of other schools on this site that had
these teams as well. MHS's teams excelled in the early 1940's as they took second place in the Tournament three straight
years in a row from 1941 to 1943! On top of that, they had a third-place finish in 1944.
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