Two articles were brought to our attention that helped us track St. Joseph's athletic program, though to a very limited extent.
On the IHSA website (www.ihsa.org
) there is an article under the "Illinois H.S.toric" section regarding Catholic HIgh School basketball state tournaments
in Illinois. In the inaugural Illinois Catholic High School State Tournament held in 1928, Philo St. Joseph
Academy finished FOURTH
Another article was sent to us by our good friend Phil Shadid. The article is from the Illinois
State Register Newspaper of Springfield and is dated October 03, 1938. This would have been St. Joweph Academy's final
season. This article simply lists St. Josephs as one of the participating schools in football for the Illinois Catholic
High School Conference for downstate teams.
So we know that St. Joseph Academy High School participated in boys basketball and football. Baseball and track
may also have been offered. We are in need of the schools team colors, nickname, fight song, coach's names, and season records.
Other activities were likely offered at St. Joseph as well. Band, chorus, FFA, FHA, and many other clubs and organizations
may have helped to make the Philo St. Joseph experience a well-rounded one. Please contact us via hte means listed below
if you have this information and would like to share it on this page.
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If you have ANY
information you would like to share about the great history and great accomplishments
enjoyed at Philo St. Joseph Academy high school we are hopeful you will write to us. We are especially interested
in a photo of the St. Joseph high school building. You can e-mail us items at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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