It is a fact that baseball, basketball, cross country, and track were offered for the boys of the Rankin (www.ihsa.org
). The girls likely competed in basketball, track, volleyball, and softball. School fight song, coach's names,
and team records are all items we are searching for.
Three District Championships were the hi-lights of the Rankin High School boys basketball program. All of the titles
were won in the mid-1940s to mid-1950s. Unfortunately team records and coach's names of these and other great
RHS teams are not currently available.
Notable Roundball Athlete
Bob Shepard - Was one of the leaders for Rankin on the court during the late 1930s and
early 1940s, eventually garnering All-State honorable mention honors in 1940-41.
Boys Cross Country
One male harrier earned a position among the elite runners in the State of Illinois by finishing in the top-twenty
at the IHSA State Class A Cross County Meet!
1981-82A Shawn Young 19th
Boys Track & Field
Three male thinclads won a total of four individual medals at the IHSA Class A State Track Meet.
1968-69 William Cornelius Long
Jump 3RD Place
1969-70 Phil Mikalik 2
Mile Run 5TH Place
Stewart Long Jump
Jump 8TH Place
The ladies are not mentioned on the IHSA website. If you have any information on the Lady Rankin High athletes
or the other sports offered to the boys please write to us so we may add the appropriate information to this page.
The Illinois Theatre Festival is the largest, non-competetive high school theatre festival in the world. It was organized
in 1976 by teachers from the Chicago suburbs. This festival is still going strong as they perform at the University of Illinois
(Champaign-Urbana) and Illinois State University every other January. Rankin High school participated in this festival from
Rankin High School Information Needed
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