We know that Lomax High School boys competed in basketball. It is possible other sports such
as baseball and track were offered. We are in need of the school's team mascot, the team uniform colors, and the fight
song. We are also searching for photos and season records, including coach's names, of the Lomax teams.
Roberta Van Briesen found the following 1923 newspaper article at the web address
of http://hancock.ilgenweb.net/1923clips.html . This is currently the extent of the information we have regarding the Lomax High School boys
"The Fountain Green High School Basket Ball team defeated the Lomax High School Basket Ball
team in an out-door game at Fountain Green on November 7th, with a score of 5 to 8.
Fay Yetter and
Ivan Latherow played forwards on the Fountain Green squad. These boys were supported by Harlan Lenix
as center and with John Larson and Fred Shipman as guards. During the last half Russell
Shipman and Melvin Latherow guarded the Lomax forwards. And it was no easy job to guard Robert
Pence of Lomax. Pence made all of the points for Lomax.
Fay Yetter was the star player
on the Fountain Green squad, making two goals in each half.
The game was a very clean game and was refereed
by George Hoover of Lomax. Only two fouls were called; one a personal foul on Russell Shipman
of Fountain Green and one a technical foul on Clifford Pence
The second game between these teams will probably be played at Lomax in the near
Though we do not currently have any season
records or coaches' names for the Lomax High School basketball program, we did locate some scores involving Lomax in the IHSA
State Tournament on a website titled "Illinois Postseason Basketball Scores." These scores are reprinted below.
Roseville District Tournament Coach's name & record
1st Rd lost to Roseville 41-18
lost to Keithsburg in the 2nd Rd
Keithsburg lost to Media in the title game
MEMORIES & FACTS
**From Cynthia Sutton:
"The school mascot was the Lomax Panthers, the colors were blue & white. The
high school was a 3 year program that ended well before 1950. Lomax kids
graduated from Dallas City High School after the high school program ended. The
school had baseball, track and basketball teams. In 1961-62, the Lomax
Elementary School was consolidated with Dallas City, becoming Dallas City
Community Unit #336. I believe Genevieve Rockel was the last principal at
Thank you to Roberta Van Briesen for her continued support of the Glory Days website.
Her relentless research made the development of this page possible.
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