Ipava High School succeeded in winning IHSA hardware (www.ihsa.org
) in boys basketball. This is, however, the only mention of the former high school on that site. It is probable
that baseball and track were also offered for the boys.
Ipava High won a total of four District titles during their existence. All four titles were won in the 1940s,
and remember, Ipava HS closed her doors in 1947. Four titles in eight years....not bad!! Unfortunately the records
and coach's names of the teams are not known. We are also interested in the many great teams that may not have
won IHSA hardware (conference champs, winning records, ect.). Please e-mail us if you have this information.
1939-40 District Champions
1940-41 District Champions
1944-45 District Champions
1945-46 District Champions
The origin of the Basketball team can date back prior to 1915. According to the book Fulton County History, the
head coach was a man named Kline and his players were named H. Roddis, G. Roddis, Morrison,
Baumgartner, Davis and Rose.
Submitted by John Barrett:
"Under the Ipava High School site comparing the dates under the basketball trophy years the name Paul Fouts
isn't listed. I believe he is the main reason that Ipava had those good teams. He was a once-in-a-lifetime athlete to
come out of a school that size, he went on to play minor league ball for the Chicago White Sox."
Seeking Your Help
Ipava High School had many individuals who worked hard to keep the school functioning in Ipava prior to their merger.
Their efforts and accomplishments should not allowed to be forgotten. If you have any information about Ipava High School,
especially a photo of the old high school building, please e-mail us at email@example.com
. You can also write to us at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il. 60631