From the "where there's a will, there's a way" category of life:
Biggsville Union did not have a notable golf program per say, however one athlete represtented the school incredibly
well in the sport. Does the name Todd Hamilton ring a bell to any of you sports fans? Todd
Hamilton won the IHSA State Class A Individual Championship in consecutive years in 1981 and 1982,
his junior and senior years. Todd's career did not fade away there. He went on to a career on
the Professional Golf Association Tour, and was crowned Champion of the British Open in 2004!
1981 Todd Hamilton IHSA Class A STATE CHAMPION!!
1982 Todd Hamilton IHSA Class A STATE CHAMPION!!
Boys Track & Field
One male athlete brought home a medal from the IHSA Class A State Track Meet!
1974-75A Rod Slover Long
Jump 3RD Place
Girls Track & Field
The Lady Yankee tracksters had four different girls bring home a total of 14 medals from the IHSA State Meet. Megan
Shutwell led the way with a total of NINE individual medals won in her career. This includes at least two in each of
her last three years of high school!! Stephanie Higgins faired well too winning two medals each in
two different seasons.
The efforts of Megan Shutwell and Stephanie Higgins led the Lady Yankee thinclads to a SEVENTH PLACE FINISH in
the 2000-01 State Class A Track Meet!!
1993-94 Tara Rice
1998-99 Megan Shutwell
100 Meter Dash 8TH Place
Meter Dash 5TH Place
Megan Shutwell 100 Meter Dash
Meter Dash 7TH Place
Meter Dash 4TH Place
2000-01 Team Finished
SEVENTH in STATE MEET Competition!!
Megan Shutwell 100 Meter Dash 7TH Place
Meter Dash 9TH Place
400 Meter Dash 4TH Place
Jump 7TH Place
Higgins High Jump
Triple Jump 3RD Place
Final Team Standings
1) Elmhurst (Timothy Christian)
2) South Holland (Seton Academy) 37
4) Kewanee (Wethersfield) 31
5) Aurora (Central Catholic) 28
6) Wheaton (St. Francis)
7) BIGGSVILLE UNION HIGH SCHOOL 26
7) Milledgeville 26
9) St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden)
2001-02 Stephanie Higgins
High Jump 2ND Place
Jump 3RD Place
BUHS had a successful Girls Golf program during the turn of the 21st century. They won two Lincoln Trail Conference championships
during that time.
1999-00 LTC Champions
2001-02 LTC Champions
From Justin E. Parsons (Class of 2001):
"I was a student at Union High School from 1997-2001. I mainly remember the rivalry between Union and Southern
. We always talked about how much we hated Southern, but we never really had a reason why. For most of us it was just passed
down from our parents since that was how it's been for years.
I was a Senior when both Union and Southern school districts started talking about co-oping for
sports. I was fairly on the fence, but leaned more towards no. Mainly due to the fact that I was afraid someone was going
to be better than me in the Shot-Put in track.
It was later that we realized that there wasn't going to be a co-op in sports, but instead, a consolidation of both schools.
We found out that it wouldn't happen until much later, after I graduated.
I will say, I do miss Union High School. It still doesn't seem right to not have a Union vs. Southern rivalry. I
know I'm not the only one."
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