Amy Anderson & Maura Corcoran--5th in Doubles
was represented once in its school history prior to the merger with Griffin at the girls' state meet, and came away
with a respectable showing at the finals.
1984 Individual Medalist
Linda Suhs---4th place---100 freestyle
Sacred Heart did offer roundball to its female athletes
after the volleyball season. and came away with one AA regional title. Win-loss records and other details would be helpful.
1981-82 18-7 City Tourney Champs Coach Cindy Sherwood
1982-83 18-9 Regional
Champions Coach Cindy Sherwood
City Tourney Champs
Coach Lisa Bauer
Coach Tina Sunderland
From Cindy Sherwood:
"I am writing to provide some missing information for your page about Sacred Heart Academy in Springfield, Illinois. I am
currently the school counselor at Vienna High School in Vienna, Illinois, but my teaching and coaching career being at
"I was the Blazers' basketball coach for the 1981-82 and 1982-83 seasons. In the '81-82 season,
we won the city tournament outright for the first time at 4-0. We finished the season 18-7 after losing to Springfield Lanphier
50-46 in the semifinal of the Taylorville AA Regional.
"In the '82-83 season, we again won the city tournament outright
at 4-0. We won the 1983 Sacred Heart Academy Class AA Regional, defeating Jacksonville High School 55-51. Next, we defeated
Danville High School in the first round fo the 1983 Class AA Lincoln Sectional 61-51. We completed our season at 18-9 after
losing to Stephen Decatur in the sectional final 64-46.
"Hopefully, this will complete some missing information for your
page about Sacred Heart Academy sports."
The Blazers were capable to competing with other schools
in the prep speech team circuit, winning four consecutive district titles and having three ladies placed in the state's top five
in their individual events during the late-1960's and early-'70's .
1966-67 Individual Medalist
Carolyn Roarke 5th place--Prose Reading
1967-68 District Champions
1968-69 District Champions
Marita Stankitis 3rd
Tracy Shaw 4th place--Oratorical
1970-71 District Champions
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. Sacred Heart Academy participated in this festival in 1979, and from 1985-87.
In researching information, we'd like to thank Sr. Diana Doyle from Sacred Heart-Griffin for
helping us out. As a 1948 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, Sr. Diana furnished us with a copy of "Sacred Heart-Griffin: A
Century of Excellence 1895-1995" that helped tell the story of Cathedral, Griffin and Sacred Heart as high schools that educated
youth in the Springfield. Some of the photos that you see on these pages are from the book, so we appreciate the assistance!
you provide any information....
about Sacred Heart
Academy's history? What were the words and music to the fight song, names of coaches/sponsors, famous alumni, and more?
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