Golden High School excelled in boys basketball. It is probable that the school also offered baseball and track.
Basketball however is the only sport gaining attention on the IHSA web site. If you have any further information on
the Golden HS athletic program please write and share it with us.
One ten year period proved to be "golden" at Golden High School. From 1938 to 1947 the Golden High
School boys won 7 of the 10 District titles they challenged for. Included in this was a run
a four consective championships from 1938 to 1941. Was it the coaching, a great run of competitive athletes, or a combination
of both? The years of the District Championships are listed below however the records and coaches names are not
1937-38 District Champions
1938-39 District Champions
1939-40 District Champions
1940-41 District Champions
1942-43 District Champions
1945-46 District Champions
1946-47 District Champions
In a District tournament game in 1948 against Camden, the Golden High School team certainly showed their "Golden" play
in a 125-15 win, a margin of victory of 110 points! Is there any more information about
this game? We would like to find out.
From Lois Musick Allen (Class of 1945):
"The picture on the web site is of a grade school which replaced the high school. It was built on the same site, and
I have a brick from the original building. I have a picture of the high school taken soon after it was built in 1896
and a picture which I took in 1941. By that time an addition had been built on to the back side and enlarged the building
considerably. My four years in high school coincided
with World War II, and school trips were restricted and we bought
war bonds and collected scrap metal for the war effort. Thanks for bringing back so many good memories."
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Help us remember the many accomplishments of Golden High School. There are many questions to be answered
and many items of interest to add to this page. A photo of the original high school is always a great addition.
You can e-mail items and iformation to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can also write to us at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il. 60631