ATHLETICS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
In researching the school, it is known that St. Charles Borromeo offered basketball, wrestling,
and baseball, but no records or names of coaches are known. The school played primarily against Class A size schools,
and did not win any IHSA state tournament trophies or plaques. According to this author, the Saints were entered
in the state Class A basketball tournament sometime during the late 1970's, but decided after the regional seeding meeting
that they would not be participating in the tournament, and forfeited their first-round game.
It is believed that other activities such as band, chorus, and art were offered to the St. Charles
Borromeo student body. If you have any information, please contact us at the addresses listed below.
Basketball was definitely a sport that the Saints competed in. We are searching for team records and coaches
Coach Jack Brennan
The boys competed in soccer too. Coaches names and team records are needed.
From Michael Hemkendreis (Class of 1975):
"You are right, "when the Saints... In". was the school song and musically inclined students played
trombones when it was sung."
go out to retired Bishop Roger Kaffer, who was the first rector of the school from 1965-70, with
SCB alum Dr. Jim Healy (Class of 1975). Ironically, Dr. Healy works in the St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Center building these
days as the head of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Joliet.
HERE'S WHERE TO CONTACT US...
We're always looking for more information about the history of St. Charles Borromeo. Photos, words
to the school song, win-loss records of athletic teams along with coaches' names, memories, and more are needed to chronicle
the history of SCB.
Please send your information via email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on this Guest Commentary link. We also accept submissions by mail at:
Illinois High School Glory Days
6439 North Neva
Chicago, IL 60631