We are certain that Parkersburg High School was a great place to gain an education. The school likely offered
the sports of basketball, baseball, and track for its boys as well. We currently, however, do not have any
information that we can post regarding the PHS athletic program. We are searching for team records, coach's names,
school team nickname, colors, school fight song, and any other items you may wish to share about Parkersburg High.
From Mark Snyder:
"I have read the book "There Once Were Giants". The book is about Hebron High School's run to the
state title. In the book they reference a high school in Parkersburg, IL. The book mentions a
game Parkersburg High played in basketball against Olney.
The exact reference to Parkersburg High is a game played against Olney High in 1935. The score was Olney 107,
Parkersburg 13. In the book, this game is used as a reference for the need for District tournaments prior
to the Regionals."
We do not have very much information regarding the basketball program at Parkersburg High School. We did find some scores
of games played by Parkersburg High School in the IHSA post season tournament. The scores were found on a website titled "Illinois Postseason Basketball Scores
". The scores we located are printed below.
1934 Flora District Tourney
1st Rd - PHS Beat Alma 27 - 21
2nd Rd. - PHS Lost to Louisville 56 - 22
Louisville lost in semi-final
1935 Olney District Tourney
1st Rd - PHS Beat Sailor Springs 37 - 18
2nd Rd. - PHS Lost to Olney 107 - 12
Olney won District Title
This is the extent of information we were able to locate on this site.
We are also certain that other activities were offered to make the Parkersburg HS experience a good one for all
of its students. If you have any stories or information about Parkersburg High School's other activities please
contact us so we can share it with others.
From Dale, a former grade school student from Parkersburg:
"I happened to see your page regarding Parkersburg, Illinois grade school. I attended there for
only 1-2 years. I was a cheerleader so I remember our outfits were red skirts with white sweaters (Big red “P”
on our sweaters). I think Mr. Lowe was the principal (& teacher). I remember him as a very
kind man, as I was a foster child & he was always nice to me. I’d love to get more info as when we are a kid we
don’t remember all. I do remember there would be plays on the stage some nights…..the reason I remember
is the adults would put them on."
To Provide More Information Regarding Parkersburg High School
Contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
. . Pictures of the HS building are especially welcome. You can also mail items to us at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva Ave.
Chicago, Il. 60631