Indianola High School competed in boys basketball and, probably, baseball and track. The only IHSA mention of Indianola
High is in boys basketball. More information is being sought and is welcome.
The Indianola High School boys basketball team was a group to be reckoned with in the 1940s. In fact, the
team of 1940-41 also won their Regional placing them in the top 64 teams in the State!! Team records
and coaches of these and other Indianola squads are not available. We are hopeful an Indianola resident or alumnus will
help us with the information on IHS. The years of the Indianola's IHSA successes are listed below.
1940-41 District / Regional Champions Coach
Final 64 in IHSA One-Class System!!
1943-44 District Champions
1946-47 District Champions
1948-49 District Champions
1951-52 20 - 8 District Champions
Coach Dale WInters
**The following memories regarding the 1951-52 season come to us from Coach WInters:
"I was only at Indianola HS for the one school year, moving on to the Melvin-
Sibley Schools the following year.
Yes, we did win the district title that year, beating Allerton in the process. As I recall Allerton had the high scorer in the state that year. I think his name was Ken Martinie.
We ended the season at 20 - 8."
The following information was sent to us by Gene Primm, a fan of this site:
"I started my teaching and coaching career here during the 1962-63 academic year in what had become a k-8 school.
The old building has been completely razed as has the gym which was a separate building. I believe this occurred during
the mid to late 80's. A gentleman named Jay Barnett was the principal of this k-8 school with which
I am most familiar. I know that he coached the regional championship team of 1940, and he could possibly have continued
in that position for several addional years, perhaps until Jamaica opened."
Need Your Help
If you have any information you can offer regarding the Indianola town and educational past please share it with us.
A photo of the original school building is especially being sought. Items can be e-mailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can write to us at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il. 60631