Longview High School competed in boys basketball and most likely boys track and baseball. School team nickname,
school colors, fight song, and conference affiliation are all items of intersets for this site.
The 1930s were the "hey days" for Longview High School basketball as far as IHSA (www.ihsa.org
) hardware is concerned. The Longview boys won three District titles in one seven year period between 1933 and
Several tournament scores are recorded aon a website titled "Illinois Postseason Basketball Scores
" and are listed below. Unfortunately the coach's names and team records of these and other great Longview High teams
are not currently available.
1932-33 District Champions
Casey Sectional Tournament
Lost to Hutsonville 39-24 (1st Round)
Hutsonville won Sectional
1933-34 District Champions
Toluca District Tournament
Beat Hammond 41-22
Beat Redmond 53-14
Beat Villa Grove 33-29
Beat Brocton 25-24 (title game)
Beat Hillsboro 28-21
Beat Greenup 25-23
lost to Champaign 32-18 (title game)
CHAMPAIGN (32): Castelo 9, Kemper 7, Hodge 6, Parker 5, Smith 5.
LONGVIEW (18): Gaies 8, Buddemeier 4, Smith 3, H. Fonner 3
1938-39 District Champions
Beat Arcola 41-23
Lost to Lovington 34-31
Lovington lost in title game
**From Carl Erb: (Attended Longview High School through his junior year (1953) and graduated from ABL
High School in 1954.)
"The name of the 1949-50 yearbook was "Orizaba Stinger." Orizaba was the settlement about 1/3 mile north of
the town of Longview. When the Chicagl & Eastern Illiinois Railroad came through a little south of Orizaba,
the Orizaba folks moved to the new town. In 1889 the name of the post office was changed from Orizaba to Longview."
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