The Gardner High School athletic program had success in boys baseball and basketball. We believe the boys competed
in track as well. School team nickname, school colors, fight song, coach's names, and team records are all items we are seeking.
The bounce of the ball was a friendly one to the Gardner High School boys of 1943-44. The boys won a District
title in baseball and a Regional title in basketball. This is the only information we currently have available
on the boys baseball program. Team records and coach's names are needed.
1943-44 District Champions
The basketball program also won some IHSA hardware. Two District titles and two Regional titles were the highlights.
The two District titles were won when District titles were almost like today's Sectional titles. Team records
and coach's names of these and other great Gardner High School basketball teams are needed.
1923-24 District Champions
1942-43 Regional Champions
More Sports Information About Gardner High School
**From Gardner-South Wilmington public address announcer Don Phillips:
"Gardner High School originally competed in Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track; all of which survived consolidation
into GSW, with Basketball and Baseball surviving to the present, Track became a co-op with Dwight in the mid-90's and
football was dropped in the 50's returning as a co-op with Dwight in the mid-90's, part of the track agreement. The
track surrounded the baseball field, with evidence of the cinder track remaining to this day. Football was played on
the same field with the entire complex lighted until the demise of football in the 50's."
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