It would seem to be certain that Alvernia High School competed in athletics in the late-1970's & throughout the 1980's. We
are in need of this information as well as information on the school's team nickname, fight song, coach's names, seasonal
records and accomplishments of these teams and individual athletes.
Alvernia competed in the Girls' Catholic High School League from 1927-31. Other schools that they faced include
Aquinas, Longwood, Loretto High, Loretto Academy, St. Catherine (later known as Siena), St. Mary, Mercy,
St. Scholastica, St. Xavier, Visitation, Evanston Marywood, and Wilmette Mallickrodt
. The league ceased play when the Catholic Youth Organization formed its own girls' league in 1932.
**Beth Reilly (Class of 1988) tells us the Cougars participated in volleyball, softball, and basketball
**From Judy Fidkowski-Tetzlaff:
"I graduated from Alvernia in 1970. During the fall of my junior (fall of
1968) and senior (fall of 1969) year, Alvernia had a flag football team. I was on that team. We played schools
like Resurrection and Immaculata(??).
Our coach in 1968 was the father of one of my classmates. His last name was Kryglewski
(sp). For insurance reasons, Mr. Kryglewski was replaced by a faculty member, Tom
McKenna. I still have my football jersey in my closet. It was a simple white jersey with brown numbers sewn
on the front and back. I was # 64 and played defense."
"I went to Alvernia high school also , the best years if my life. I left as I
transfer but I was there three years , I went 1978 to 1980. I was in the choir
and the volleyball and softball teams. They taught me to read! Love the big sister little sister experience , I
loved my big sisters. I had
two sisters, it was the greatest!"
Clubs, dances, plays, band, chorus, and many other activities likely made the Alvernia High School experience a great
one. If you wish to share information on these activities please contact us via the means listed below.
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