Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities
We are not sure that Logan School ever offered athletics. We are fairly certain that band and chorus was offered. There
were probably many other activities offered at Logan. We are in dire need of your assistance in filling in the
missing information about Logan School in Hannaford.
The Logan gymnasium was a throwback to the good old days of high school basketball as well. Steve Dunford
remembers the gym and Logan School athletic program in this way:
"I also remember
playing against them in Basketball in Junior High. The Gym only had two rows of bleachers and the stage was crowded.
Both team’s benches were on the south end of the Gym. I officiated several basketball games in that gym
and I always loved to be the trail official on that end because you could just stand underneath the basket and both coaches
had a “good time” with the ref.
While I was pastor, even though I did not live in Logan, I attended
school events whenever possible. Because of the small size and the appearance of the building, it was like stepping
back in time. You also expected Jimmy Chitwood to be shooting hoops in the gym.
Logan had some very
good junior high basketball teams in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, they had a couple regional championships
and might have made some IJHSAA state tournament appearances during that stretch. My eighth grade year (83-84) they
beat us (Thompsonville) four times and we were a school four times their enrollment.
I remember they had a totally analog scoreboard in their gym that was in use until the 1983-84 school
year. I was always fascinated with the clock turning red under one minute. They used their brand new Nevco scoreboard
for the first time when we played them.
Logan did not have girls basketball and several girls played on the boys’ team. In fact
there was a girl who went to the church while I was pastor, played the JV game changed into her cheerleading outfit and cheered
during the varsity game.
Teresa Beasley served as the school secretary, teacher’s aide, girl’s
volleyball coach, track coach, and many different roles that were unmentioned."
Adam Rosho provided the following insight to the Logan
"Logan Grade School
School Colors: Royal Blue, Gold, and White
Logan Grade School competed in the Little 6 Conference. Different schools were members
of the conference over the years, but they included Akin, Ewing-Northern, Thompsonville, Creal Springs, Crab Orchard, Galatia, Pickneyville District 204. I believe that Mulkeytown and Hurst-Bush Grade Schools were also members of the conference at one time.
The Logan gym floor was so small that there was a restraining line around the entire floor.
There were also two half court lines for play on each half. The three point line was only able to get to the free throw
line due to the small size of the gym.
Logan Grade school offered Boys Basketball (Girls played on Boys Team), Girls Volleyball, Boys
and Girls Track, and Cheerleading.
To field and A and B team, 7th and 8th grade team, there were usually students from 4th-8th grades
on the teams."
In Need of Your Assistance
As stated before, we are in dire need of assistance in researching Logan (Hanaford) High
School. What were the school colors and team nickname? We are hopeful someone from Hanaford, Logan,
(or a neighboring town) can provide us with this information and possibly a photo of the old high school building.
If you have this information to share please complete a School Submission Form or write us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or via real mail at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il. 60631