Buncombe High School had some nice success in boys basketball. As with most small schools in Illinois, Buncombe
probably competed in baseball and track as well. We need more information regarding the athletic program. School
nickname, colors, fight song, team records, and coach's names are all being sought, as well as personal stories.
The Buncombe High School boys basketball team had two seasons of note recorded on the IHSA web site (www.ihsa.org
). The teams of 1929-30 and 1935-36 won their District titles.
Unfortunately the records and
coach's names of these and other great Buncombe teams are not available.
1929-30 District Champions
1935-36 District Champions
From Robert Gage (Class of 1943):
"The school was always a combination of grade school and high school. The last high school class
was in 1943 of which I was a member. The school then reverted to all grade school. Only 5 people were in the graduating class.
Only two people names I remember were Ben Mosley and Floyd Stout. Floyd now (2008) lives in Vienna,IL And
Ben in upper Michigan."
Searching For More Information
Buncombe High School and those who worked hard to make it successful deserve to be remembered. If you have ANY
information, especially a photo of the BHS school building, please share it with us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can also write to us at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il. 60631