We know that Ela-Vernon High School competed in boys basketball. Football, track, and baseball were offered
as well, as the school was a member of the Northwest Suburban League during the 1930's. School fight song, coach's names,
and team records of the many Ela-Vernon HS teams are needed.
The boys basketball team of 1943-44 brought home the school's only hardware from the IHSA State Tournament format. This
team won a District Championship in a real competitive area for boys high school basketball. The school also won a lightweight
division championship in the Northwest Surburban League in 1937-38. Team records and coaches' names for these and other great
Ela-Vernon HS teams is being sought.
1937-38 Northwest Suburban League Lightweight Champs
1943-44 District Champions
The Ela-Vernon Bears played football, too. This fact is verified by Bill Erickson, Class of 1960. We
are interested in coach's names and season records of the Bears' teams.
1959-60 Coach Norm Leamann
Coach Bob Meyer)
The Bears were good on the diamonds along the North Shore region. Following sharing a conference title with Lake Forest
in the spring of 1936, they won the next three titles as they closed out the decade as the head of the conference.
1936 Co-Northwest Suburban League Champs coach unknown
1937 Northwest Suburban League Champs coach
1938 Northwest Suburban League Champs coach
1939 Northwest Suburban League Champs coach
Other Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities
We need your assistance here. If you have any further information on Ela-Vernon High School and the many activities
that were offered there please contact us via the means listed below.
From Sue Dewitz Jenks:
"I was a student at Ela Vernon High School from 1963-1965. The school fight song was the same as the Universtiy of Illinois. I was pleasantly surprised as a freshman at U of I in Champaign-Urbana
that I already knew the fight song with a few changes in the lyrics."
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