The Lady Bulldog linksters had some great success in the early 1990's. The girls won a total of three Regional titles
and qualified for the IHSA Class A State Tournament on two occassions. Unfortunately, the coaches' names are not currently
1989-90 Team Finished TENTH in the IHSA Class A State Meet!!
Orrison 14TH Place
Wilmette Regina Dominican 707
2) Winnetka New Trier 742
3) Normal Community
New Lenox Providence Catholic 774
5) Waukegan East
VARNA MID-COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 826
1990-91 Regional Champions
Qualified for State Meet
Orrison 11TH Place
1993-94 Regional Champions
The Lady Bulldogs had a great run in softball as well. Five Regional titles and two Sectional titles were
the hi-lites of the diamond-ladies seasons. Most of the team records and coach's names of these and other
good Mid-County softball teams are not available.
1986-87 21- 6 Regional Champions Coach Bill
Qualified for IHSA State Competition
1988-89 25- 8 Regional Champions Coach Mike
Boys Track & Field
One male trackster earned the only medal in IHSA competition in the history of Mid-County High School. His excellent
accomplishment is listed below.
1991-92 Jay Wingfield 100 Meter
Dash 8TH Place
The Mid-County lady netters were not without their moments. A Regional title was earned in 1983!
1982-83 Regional Champions
The Mid-County Bulldogs competed in boys golf as well. One linkster even earned a medal at the IHSA State Meet competition. Kris
Hahn did this in 1988 by finishing in 14th Place!!
1988 Kris Hahn 14TH Place!!
The Illinois Theatre Festival is the largest, non-competetive high school theatre festival in the world. It was organized
in 1976 by teachers from the Chicago suburbs. This festival is still going strong as they perform at the University of Illinois
(Champaign-Urbana) and Illinois State University every other January. Mid-County High school participated in this festival
in 1984 and 1986.
From Jeanne Orrison:
"One of our friends just e-mailed us this website. We enjoyed scrolling through it.
My husband, Mike Orrison, was a teacher and a coach at the Mid-County
High School/ Midland High School in Varna from 1969 - 2000 when he retired
and we moved out here to Kernersville NC. We can add some information to "our" site. One of the statements was
that the school song was "unknown". The tune was the same as the Ohio State
fight song. We know the words if you want them.
He also started the Girls' Golf Team in 1988 and continued coaching them until 2000 when he retired.
I (Jeanne Orrison) became his assistant at that time as he was also the Boys' Golf Coach. Individual
girls could play on the boys' team before 1988 and try to qualify in the girl's state tournament. Susan
Orrison was one of these individuals who qualified for the sectionals in 1985. Mike coached
many good golfers and had 22 straight years of coaching either a boy or a girl who qualified for sectionals either as a team
or as an individual. Some went on to play in the State tournaments.
Mike also coached girls' softball which you already have on the website.
Here is some additional information... In 1988 the girl's team won BOTH the regional and sectional tournaments and
advanced to the state tournament."
**From Danny Dunn:
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