The IHSA website (www.ihsa.org
) lists only boys basketball for Trenton High School. We believe that baseball and track were offered as well.
Football may have also been offered. Trenton High School team nickname, team colors, school fight song, team records,
and coach's names are all items we would like to share on this site.
The boys basketball team at Trenton High School had a run to the Sweet 16 in the early 1920s, an
incredible accomplishment for a small school in a one-class system. Trenton HS won a total of five District titles.
Team records and coach's names are being sought. District tournament scores were provided below by Mark Jurenga.
1920-21 Team Qualified
for State Tournament Coach Herman Eisenmayer
Rd. Trenton 28 St. Elmo 17
Rd. Trenton 22 Effingham
18 Carlyle 14
Trenton 14 Salem 9
to Streator HS
1922-23 District Semi-Finalist
1st Game- Trenton 15 Donnellson 5
Quarterfinal- Trenton 14 Fillmore 6
Semifinal- Greenville 13 Trenton 12
Account from the 1923 Greenfille
High School yearbook:
"The Trenton game proved to be Greenville's hardest contest and the most exciting game of the tournament.
Both teams fought neck and neck through the entire game. It was anybody's game until the final whistle and only Nevinger's
free throw in the last half minute saved the day."
NOTE: Greenville would go on to place 4th at the state tournament
Semifinal: Trenton 17 Greenville 10
Championship: Trenton defeated St. Elmo
1925-26 2nd Place in District
1st Game- Trenton 51 Marine 3
Quarterfinal- Trenton 25 Fillmore10
Semifinal- Trenton 17
Championship- Greenville 31 Trenton 15
District Tournament All-Star Team
1926-27 2nd Place in District
Greenville District Tourney
1st Game- Trenton 22 Brownstown 18
Semifinal- Trenton 20 Carlyle 15
21 Trenton 20 (3 overtimes!)
The account from the 1927 Greenville yearbook:
we battled Trenton in the finals and beat them by a 20-21 score, but this game was not quite as decisive as before. O! Boy!
What a game with three over time periods. It will undoubtedly never be forgotten. Both teams played 'wide open' with Trenton
tying the score just before the final gun. Two over-time periods were played, with neither side scoring, then in the third,
G. H. S. made a field goal. Trenton raised her score one point by a free throw. The pistol banged defeat to the Trentonians
while the Greenville rooters went wild."
District Tourney All-Star team members:
1930-31 3rd Place District Tourney
Carlyle District Tournament
1st Game- Trenton 36 New Baden 5
Quarterfinal- Trenton 33 Okawville 13
Semifinal- Centralia 20 Trenton 12
3rd Place- Trenton 28 Highland 16
1931-32 2nd Place in District Tourney
Carlyle District Tourney
Quarterfinals-Trenton 17 Aviston 13
Semifinals-Trenton 24 Greenville 17
Championship-Centralia 26 Trenton 13
1935-36 District Champions
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