We know that basketball and track were definitely offered at Manito High School. It is a good bet that
baseball and possibly football were also played there. School team colors, fight song and conference affiliation are
all being sought.
The Manito High School boys basketball team won two District titles before its consolidation to the Forman District. Unfortunately, team
records and coaches names of these and other good Manito squads are not currently available.
1926-27 District Champions
1927-28 District Champions
Mason County Tourney Runner-Ups
**From our good friend Phil Shadid:
"Information regarding the MASON COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, which was held for 68 years,
and ended in 1989.
Manito High School won the Mason County Tourney 2 times and finished second one other time!!"
Boys Track & Field
Two Manito High School tracksters brought home a medal from the IHSA State Track Meet. During the
time period when these medals were won, the track program for the IHSA was a one-class system, making the accomplishments
of the Manito boys even more incredible.
1928-29 ?? Bender
1 Mile Run 2ND Place
1942-43 Lawrin Lawson 200 Yard Hurdles
The photos on this page were taken in January of 2006 by our good friends Jon, Jim, and Dan
Seeking More Information
If you have any further information regarding the many achievements and successes of Manito High School, especially a
photo of the school building, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We can also be contacted via real mail at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, IL 60631