The IHSA web site does not recognize the difference between Neoga Township HS and Neoga Community HS. However,
following the information supplied by Mr. Young, we will recognize the athletic efforts gained in the old Neoga Township HS
building before 1978.
Neoga Township High offered basketball, track, and possibly baseball. They competed for many years in the
National Trail Conference.
Basketball was the feature sport at the school with some of the better players including Max and Bob Young, Dodo Bigler,
Pat Wallace, Bernie Hayton, Vernon Greeson, and Dean Walk. Two of the better coaches of the time were Bud Colin and Bob
Mirus (Coach Mirus is in the photo to your right). Two of the NTHS teams won District titles. The records and coaches
names are not available at this time.
1934-35 District Champions
1941-42 20 - 7 National Trail Conference Champions Coach Bob Mirus
1948-49 District Champions
*The Team of 1941-42 - The 1942 Neoga Township HS basketball team went 20 - 7.
They won the National Trails Conference Championship and beat perennial power Teutopolis twice that year. Dr. Robert
Young is to the left of the conference trophy holding a ball with "41-42" on it. The coach, Bob Mirus,
joined the Navy during the 42-43 year. Dr. Young was a Junior on this team and a captain. Phil
Worland is in the front row wearing #56. Phil oassed away in February of 2005.
Thank you to Tom Benefiel for supplying the photo and information on the team of 1941-42.
Boys Track & Field
Three male athletes brought home medals from the IHSA State Track Meet. In 1893 in fact, Charles Comstock single
handedly led the Neoga track team to a 9th place finish in the state meet. The other two athletes bringing home medals
were Fred and Scott Swengel. The accomplishments of these athletes are listed below.
1892-93 Charles Comstock 50 Yard Dash
Charles Comstock 100
Yard Dash 3rd Place
Team Finished 9th Overall!
1893 Final Team
2.) Chicago Lakeview
6.) Chicago Hyde Park
7.) Farmer City
8.) Champaign -
Township HS - 3
1911-12 Team Won Conference Championship
1912-13 Team Won Conference Championship
1974-75 Fred Swengel High Jump
1975-76 Scott Swengel High Jump
1976-77 Scott Swengel High Jump
1977-78 Scott Swengel High Jump
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