Oneida High School probably offered baseball, track and possibly football. It is known that boy's basketball was
offered as the OHS kids brought home three District titles in the sport in the late 1940s, ending with a title in 1948,
their last year of existence. More information is needed regarding the better sports teams and athletics offered.
The basketball success of the Oneida High School Mohawks is listed below.
Knox County Tournament Champs coach unknown
1945-46 N.R.A. District Champions
Coaches names unavailable
1946-47 N.R.A. District Champions
1947-48 N.R.A. District Champions
From Sharon Schraudenbach Karpinski:
"The building that now houses the ROWVA Central Grade School was the Oneida High School prior to the first consolidation
of the Rio, Oneida, Victoria, and Altona schools in the late 1940s. It remained the high school for the ROVA District until
a new high school was built in Oneida six years later, at which point the old Oneida High became the junior high school plus
grades 1-4 for Oneida primary students. Oneida grades 5-6 were bused to Altona Elementary, the former Altona High School. This arrangement remained until the Wataga School District was added to R.O.V.A. district
in the late 1980s.
I'm not sure what happened to the high school that had to have existed between when the original
one, built in the 1870s was destroyed a few years later, and the building that still stands today. The current building dates
from the late 1920s or early '30s, I believe. That's certainly the style of the facade and the interior appointments. If part
of it dates all the way back to the 19th century, it had to have been significantly remodeled and enlarged in the '20s/40s.
I attended junior high school there.
My father taught at R.O.V.A. from 1950 until 1962, teaching
high school history, government and geography. He therefore worked in both the old Oneida High School building and
the "new" R.O.V.A. Consolidated High School building that was erected in
the '50s. I remember both buildings well."
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