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*Chgo Morgan Pk Mil Acad
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*Chgo Quigley North HS
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*Chicago St. Casimir Acad.
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*Chgo St. Joseph HS
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*Chi St. Michael Cent HS
*Chi St. Pat's Girls/West
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*Chicago St. Philip HS
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*Chi St. Stanislus Kostka
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*Chicago Washburne Tech
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*Chgo West Div./McKinley
*Chgo Willibrord Cath. HS
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*Cicero Morton East HS
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*Colfax Octavia H. S.
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*Danville St. Mary Acad.
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DesPlaines Maryville Ac.
*Des Plaines St. Pat. Acad.
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Dix High School
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*Dixon Rock River M.A.
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Dudley Township HS
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*Du Quoin Lincoln H.S.
*East Lynn High School
East Pawpaw Seminary
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E. St. Louis St. Teresa
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Edwardsville Lincoln HS
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Elgin St. Mary Academy
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Ellis Township High School
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Equality High School
*Etna / Paradise Schools
*Evanston Academy HS
*Evanston Marywood HS
*Evanston St. George HS
*Ewing High School
*Exeter High School
*Fairbury High School
Fairbury-Cropsey HS
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Farina High School
Farina (LaGrove) H. S.
Farm Ridge Seminary
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Ferrin High School
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*Fillmore High School
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*Foosland High School
*Forest City High School
*Forrest Township H. S.
*Forrest-Strawn-Wing HS
*Fountain Green HS
*Franklin Center H.S.
*Franklin Grove HS
*Franklin Pk. East Leyden
*Frederick High School
*Freeport St. Mary HS
*Galena Cath. Academies
*Galesburg Corpus Christi
*Galesburg Costa
Gardner High School
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*Genoa High School
Georgetown High School
*Gibson City High School
Gifford High School
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Gladstone High School
*Gladstone / Oquawka H.S.
*Glenarm Ball Twshp HS
*Glen Ellyn High School
Glenwood School for Boys
Godfrey High School
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*Good Hope High School
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*Grand Chain High School
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Grandview High School
Granite City North HS
Granite City South HS
Grantsburg High School
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*Greenbush Academy
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Herald High School
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Herrin Catholic HS
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*Highland Pk.Drfield Shlds.
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Highland St. Paul HS
*Hillsdale High School
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*Hillview High School
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Hinsdale Marian HIlls Sem.
*Homer High School
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Hoopeston-East Lynn HS
*Hoopeston John Greer HS
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Humboldt High School
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Huntsville High School
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*Illiopolis High School
*Ina High School
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Ingraham High School
Iola High School
*Ipava High School
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Irvington High School
*Irwin Sac. Heart HS
Iuka High School
Jewett High School
*Joliet Catholic HS
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*Joliet DeLaSalle HS
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Joliet Guardian Angel HS
*Joliet St. Francis Academy
Joliet St. John/St. Joseph
*Joliet St. Mary Academy
*Joliet West HS
Jonesboro High School
*Joy High School
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*Kampsville High School
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*Kankakee Eastridge HS
*Kank. St. Joseph's Acad.
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Kankakee Westview HS
Kansas Eton Acad. HS
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Kemper High School
*Kempton High School
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Kenilworth Rugby HS
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*Kewanee Visitation
Kewanee/Wetherfield Union
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Kinderhook High School
Kinderhook West Pike HS
*Kings High School
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Kinmundy-Alma HS
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La Clede High School
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*Lake City High School
*Lake Forest Ferry Hall
*Lakewood High School
*Lanark High School
Lancaster High School
Landes High School
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*La Place High School
La Prairie High School
*LaRose High School
*LaSalle St. Patrick (Boys)
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*Latham High School
*Leaf River High School
*Lee High School
*Lee Center High School
*Lemont Forn. Inst. of Tech.
*Lemont St. James Acad.
*Lemont St.Vincent dePaul
*Lena High School
Lenzburg High School
*Lerna High School
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Lima High School
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Lisle Man.Training School
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Lisle St. Procopius Acad.
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Lomax High School
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Loraine High School
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Ludlow High School
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Madison Dunbar HS
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Mahomet High School
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Makanda High School
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Manhattan High School
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*Manteno Our Lady Acad.
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Mason High School
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Matherville High School
Maunie High School
*Maytown Academy
*Mazon High School
*MazonVeronaKinsman HS
*McClure High School
*McLean High School
*(McNabb) Swaney H.S.
*Mechanicsburg HS
*Media Wever High School
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Melrose Pk. Sac. Hrt. Sem.
*Melvin High School
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Mendon High School
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Meredosia High School
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*Nebo High School
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*Neoga Township H.S.
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*Peoria Academy of O. L.
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*Spfld Sacred Heart Acad
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*Toluca St. Joachim H.S.
*Tonica High School
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*Venice St. Mark's HS
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*West Brooklyn H.S.
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*West Union H.S.
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Willisville-Percy H.S.
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*Wilmette Mallinckrodt HS
*Wilmette Maria Imm. Acad
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Carmi High School
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                  The History of Carmi Township/Community High School
Carmi (population 5,400) is located in southeastern Illinois in White County along the Little Wabash River, serving as the county seat. Illinois Routes 1 and 14 run thru the community. Carmi was first settled as early as 1809, then chartered in 1816. It is believed that the city's name comes from the Bible as Carmi was a nephew to Joseph, and was mentioned several times in the Old Testament.
The founders of Carmi were Leonard White (whom the county was named after) and Lowry Hay, and they were joint proprietors to the site that was named Carmi. Another famous resident of Carmi, Colonel Everton Conger, was involved in the capture of John Wilkes Booth after the latter shot President Abraham Lincoln.
According to a history of White County from 1883, the first school was opened in Carmi in 1841 when a frame schoolhouse was constructed for a subscription school. The following passage from the link below gives a glimpse into what education was like in Carmi and throughout Illinois prior to 1855 Free School Act:
When the free school law was passed in 1856, people got busy. They elected Berry Crebs, Albert R. Shannon and Dr. E. L. Stewart to a school board. Samuel Slocumb erected a large brick schoolhouse on Fourth Street. J. L. Waterman was the first principal. The second was N. B. Hodsdon, with Miss P. L. Dewey as associate teacher.
"Before the free school was opened it was a struggle for many to get an education. The term usually lasted three months and the cost — $2 to $2.50 per term — was high for many families. Youngsters were expected to earn their school money. They dug ginseng, gathered nuts, chopped wood, hunted rabbits and caught coons.
"Orlando Burrell chopped 10 cords of wood for James Ratcliff at 25c per cord to pay for a school term."
That brick schoolhouse was built at a cost of four to five thousand dollars, and later spread to nine schools in Carmi by 1883. Carmi High School was in business in 1885 when it opened on the second floor of the South Side School building, which was built in 1876. One student finished the four-year course starting in 1885 as Winnie Maroney was awarded the first diploma in 1889.
When the high school was formed, it was done so as a local district institution, which meant that students outside of the district had to pay tuition as much as $100 to $125 to attend. But in 1913, things changed as the state of Illinois passed legislation to create non-high school districts, and that meant taxpayers paid the tuition (rather than the students) for them to attend the high school of their choice. The following year, Carmi High became Carmi Township High as it reorganized its territory and accepted more students, including some that lived in the non-high school areas.
Twelve students were part of the first graduating class from CTHS in 1915, and at the same time, plans were being made to build a new school due to the lack of space at the South Side School location it started at in 1885. Once the new building was completed in 1920 (see photo above), more subjects could be offered to the student body, including expanded agriculture courses (which had begun in 1914), typing, bookkeeping, and biology, setting the number of credits needed for graduation at 16.
With the new school, the first graduating class numbered 24, and did so from the auditorium of the new building. Over time, the school added on a new assembly hall & gymnasium by 1935, and the demands to improve facilities as well as meet state education standards after World War II shifted focus on adding on wings to the existing 1920 structure. The east and west additions were completed and ready by the fall of 1954, but a fire damaged the middle building & gymnasium on January 2, 1955, and they were rebuilt on the site, as was an additional gym for girls to the west wing. Carmi later changed reorganized as a community high school around 1970. 
In 1988, talks with nearby Crossville resulted in a new school being formed, White County. All students now attend classes in Carmi in the former Carmi High building.
Year opened as Carmi High School:                       1885
Renamed Carmi Township High School:                  1914
Renamed Carmi Community High:                          early 1970's
Year closed:                                                         1988
School colors:                                                       Maroon & White
School nickname:                                                  Bulldogs
School paper & yearbook:                                      Carmian

Carmi High School building, destroyed in 1954 fire
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The Carmi Bulldogs were competitive in a number of sports, including baseball, basketball, football, cross-country, golf, gymnastics, tennis, track, and wrestling for the boys, while the girls competed in basketball, golf, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. We are uncertain of their conference affiliations, so we are asking for some assistance from someone who may know what conferences the Bulldogs played in prior to their consolidation with Crossville. Here's a look back at Carmi athletic history, courtesy of the IHSA (
The boys of spring at Carmi were successful on the diamond, taking one district title along with five regional championships, one sectional plaque, and qualified for the state class A tournament in its final year of existance.
1950-51     5 - 1                                                         Coach Ken Hurt
1951-52     5 - 8       District Champions                     Coach Ken Hurt
1952-53     4 - 4                                                         Coach Ken Hurt
1953-54                   (no team)
1954-55     6 - 1                                                         Coach John McDougal
1955-56     3 - 3                                                         Coach John McDougal
1956-57     1 - 8                                                         Coach John Evers
1957-58     2 - 7                                                         Coach John Evers
1958-59     3 - 7                                                         Coach John Evers
1959-60     2 - 7 - 1                                                    Coach John Evers
1960-61     3 - 7                                                         Coach John Evers
1961-62     5 - 5                                                         Coach John Evers
1962-63     9 - 2       Regional Champions                 Coach John Evers
1963-64   10 - 2                                                         Coach John Evers
1964-65     5 - 4                                                         Coach John Evers
1965-66   10 - 3       Regional Champions                 Coach John Evers
1966-67     2 - 7                                                         Coach Jesse Newton
1967-68     5 - 5                                                         Coach Carl Justice
1968-69     4 - 3                                                         Coach Carl Justice
1969-70     6 - 2                                                         Coach Carl Justice    
1970-71     9 - 3       Regional Champions                 Coach Tom Mears
1971-72     4 - 7                                                         Coach Tom Mears
1972-73     4 - 7                                                         Coach Tom Mears
1973-74     1 - 7                                                         Coach Tom Mears
1974-75     7 - 2                                                         Coach Tom Mears
1975-76     7 - 4 - 1                                                    Coach Tom Mears
1976-77     9 - 4                                                         Coach Tom Mears
1977-78     6 - 2                                                         Coach Tom Mears
1978-79     8 - 4                                                         Coach Tom Mears
1979-80     6 - 5                                                         Coach Tom Mears
1980-81     9 - 3       Class 'A' Regional Champs        Coach Tom Mears 
1981-82   10 - 8                                                         Coach Don Garrett
1982-83   12 - 8                                                         Coach Don Garrett
1983-84   10 - 8                                                         Coach Don Garrett
1984-85   15 - 5                                                         Coach Don Garrett
1985-86   18 - 3 - 1                                                    Coach Don Garrett
1986-87   14 - 5                                                         Coach Don Garrett
1987-88   27 - 1        Class 'A' Elite 8 Finalist!            Coach Don Garrett
                               Regional Champions
                               Sectional Champions
                               Elite 8 Finalist
                               Lost to Fithian-Oakwood 6 - 4
                               Fithian lost in semi-finals
Even though the Lady Bulldogs did not bring home any IHSA hardware for the school's trophy case, they were very competitive. The final three seasons below were a mere indication of what was to happen for the future when the school became White County as that school went on to take several regional titles as well as bringing home trophies for both third and fourth place finishes.
1974-75     5 - 4                                                         Coach Georgia Bramlet
1975-76     6 - 4                                                         Coach Georgia Bramlet
1976-77     6 - 3                                                         Coach Georgia Bramlet
1977-78     4 - 4                                                         Coach Nancy Price
1978-79     3 - 5                                                         Coach Jana Land
1979-80     7 - 4                                                         Coach Jana Land
1980-81     4 - 6                                                         Coach Arla Mitchell
1981-82     4 - 7                                                         Coach Cindy Stalhut
1982-83     2 - 8                                                         Coach Dee Stull
1983-84     5 - 15                                                       Coach Dee Stull
1984-85     9 - 12                                                       Coach Dee Stull
1985-86   17 - 6                                                         Coach Dee Stull
1986-87   15 - 7                                                         Coach Dee Stull
1987-88   17 - 4                                                         Coach Mark Scott
The Bulldogs held their own against all comers in southern Illinois as well as other states, while winning 21 regional plaques and two Class A sectional titles. A member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches' Association Hall of Fame, John McDougal, cut some of coaching teeth while mentoring Carmi before going on to coach at Aurora West, Rockford Lutheran, and Northern Illinois University.  
1911-12     1 - 4
1912-13     4 - 4
1913-14     7 - 2 - 1                                                        Coach Henry Karch
1914-15   13 - 5                                                             Coach W.W. Crawford
1915-16     5 - 6                                                             Coach Claude Stokes
1916-17     7 - 5                                                             Coach Claude Stokes
1917-18     6 - 5                                                             Coach Theo Parker
1918-19   10 - 5                                                             Coach Henry Karch
1919-20     4 - 9                                                             Coach St. John Wilton
1920-21     9 - 8                                                             Coach McClure
1921-22   16 - 7                                                             Coach Urban Jeffries
1922-23     7 - 13                                                           Coach Urban Jeffries
1923-24     4 - 14 - 1                                                      Coach Urban Jeffries
1924-25     8 - 16                                                           Coach Harold Strow
1925-26     1 - 13                                                           Coach E.J. Harrington
1926-27     7 - 13                                                           Coach E.J. Harrington
1927-28   12 - 11                                                           Coach E.J. Harrington
1928-29   11 - 12                                                           Coach E.J. Harrington
1929-30   12 - 11                                                           Coach E.J. Harrington
1930-31   14 - 13                                                           Coach E.J. Harrington
1931-32     3 - 4                                                            Coach E.J. Harrington
1932-33   14 - 7                                                             Coach E.J. Harrington
1933-34   12 - 14                                                           Coach E.J. Harrington
1934-35   13 - 17                                                           Coach E.J. Harrington
1935-36   23 - 7        Regional Champions                    Coach E.J. Harrington

1936-37   24 - 9        Regional Champions                    Coach E.J. Harrington

1937-38   18 - 16                                                           Coach Woodrow Fulkerson
1938-39     7 - 23                                                           Coach Woodrow Fulkerson
1939-40   14 - 13                                                           Coach Harvey Sanders
1940-41     3 - 21                                                           Coach Harvey Sanders
1941-42     7 - 26                                                           Coach Harold Hutchins
1942-43   18 - 11                                                           Coach Harold Hutchins
1943-44   20 - 14                                                           Coach Fred Finchum
1944-45   18 - 18                                                           Coach Elbert Smith
1945-46   13 - 20                                                           Coach Harold Hutchins
1946-47   12 - 22                                                           Coach Vaughn Armer
1947-48   14 - 12      Regional Champions                    Coach Vaughn Armer
1948-49   13 - 12      Regional Champions                    Coach Vaughn Armer
1949-50   13 - 12      Regional Champions                    Coach Ralph Dosher
1950-51   22 - 7        Regional Champions                    Coach Ralph Dosher
1951-52     5 - 19                                                           Coach Ralph Dosher
1952-53     7 - 19                                                           Coach Don Shroyer
1953-54     9 - 15                                                           Coach Don Shroyer
1954-55   11 - 13                                                           Coach John McDougal
1955-56   23 - 7        Regional Champions                    Coach John McDougal
1956-57   20 - 7                                                             Coach John McDougal
1957-58   21 - 7                                                             Coach John McDougal
1958-59  20 - 10       Regional Champions                    Coach John McDougal
1959-60  17 - 10                                                            Coach John McDougal
1960-61  13 - 12       Regional Champions                    Coach John McDougal
1961-62  22 - 3                                                              Coach John McDougal
1962-63  16 - 9                                                              Coach John McDougal
1963-64  20 - 7         Regional Champions                    Coach John McDougal
1964-65  11 - 16                                                            Coach Harold Bennett
1965-66  11 - 16                                                            Coach Richard Deckard
1966-67    7 - 18                                                            Coach Richard Deckard
1967-68    2 - 22                                                            Coach David Lee
1968-69  10 - 13                                                            Coach David Lee
1969-70  20 - 6                                                              Coach David Lee
1970-71  16 - 10                                                            Coach Gene Haile
1971-72  17 - 11    IHSA Class 'A'  Regional Champs    Coach Gene Haile
1972-73  19 - 9      IHSA Class 'A'  Regional Champs    Coach Harold Poore
1973-74  20 - 7      IHSA Class 'A'  Regional Champs    Coach Harold Poore
1974-75  21 - 7      IHSA Class 'A' Sweet 16 Finalist!     Coach Harold Poore
                            Regional Champions
                            Sectional Champions
                            Sweet 16 Finalist
                            Lost to Venice 59-58 (3 O/Ts)
                            Venice won State Championship    
1975-76  19 - 9      IHSA Class 'A'  Regional Champs    Coach Harold Poore
1976-77  18 - 8                                                              Coach Harold Poore
1977-78  20 - 8      IHSA Class 'A'  Regional Champs    Coach Harold Poore 
1978-79  18 - 8                                                              Coach Tom Mears
1979-80  19 - 9      IHSA Class 'A'  Regional Champs    Coach Tom Mears
1980-81  13 - 16                                                            Coach Tom Mears
1981-82    9 - 17                                                            Coach Randy Goin
1982-83    9 - 16                                                            Coach Randy Goin
1983-84  20 - 8      IHSA Class 'A'  Regional Champs    Coach Randy Goin
1984-85  22 - 7      IHSA Class 'A'  Regional Champs    Coach Randy Goin
1985-86  24 - 5      IHSA Class 'A'  Regional Champs    Coach Randy Goin
1986-87  26 - 1      Undefeated Regular Season!          Coach Randy Goin
1987-88  24 - 7      IHSA Class 'A' Sweet 16 Finalist!     Coach Randy Goin
                            Regional Champions
                            Sectional Champions
                            Sweet 16 Finalist
                            Lost to Pinckneyville 53-43
                            Pinckneyville lost in title game 
The Lady Bulldogs joined the hardwood scene in the mid-1970's to compliment what their male counterparts did. One regional title was won by Carmi in the 1979-80 school year. Here's a look back at their history:
1974-75    3 - 9                                                              Coach Georgia Bramlet
1975-76    6 - 5                                                              Coach Georgia Bramlet
1976-77    3 - 10                                                            Coach Georgia Bramlet
1977-78    7 - 10                                                            Coach Barry Lavay
1978-79    5 - 12                                                            Coach Barry Lavay
1979-80  12 - 6         Regional Champions                    Coach Barry Lavay
1980-81    4 - 11                                                            Coach Larry Kane
1981-82    6 - 13                                                            Coach Cindy Stalhut
1982-83    2 - 17                                                            Coach Dee Stull
1983-84    0 - 19                                                            Coach Dee Stull
1984-85    2 - 15                                                            Coach Dee Stull
1985-86    4 - 14                                                            Coach Dee Stull
1986-87    3 - 14                                                            Coach Dee Stull
1987-88    7 - 10                                                            Coach Mark Scott
Seven undefeated regular seasons and one playoff berth are some of the big highlights for Carmi Bulldog football. Three of those seasons were coached by men who would wind up inducted into state Hall of Fames: John McDougal (basketball), Don Shroyer (football), and Gene Haile (football). Shroyer also went on to coach at Millikin and Southern Illinois.
1899-00    2 - 0          Undefeated Season!                   Coach L.C. Barrett
1900-01    2 - 0          Undefeated Season!
1902-03    1 - 1 - 1                                                        Coach Sam Ziegler
1903-04    4 - 1 - 1                                                        Coach Sam Ziegler
1905-06    2 - 1 - 2                                                        Coach Sam Ziegler
1906-07    4 - 0          Undefeated Season!       
1907-08    0 - 1 - 1
1908-09    5 - 2 
1909-10    1 - 4 - 1 
1910-11    2 - 3 - 1 
1911-12    0 - 4 - 3 
1912-13    0 - 3 - 1 
1915-16    0 - 6                                                             Coach Claude Stokes
1916-17    4 - 4                                                             Coach Claude Stokes
1917-18    3 - 3 - 2                                                        Coach St. John Wilton
1918-19    2 - 2                                                             Coach Henry Karch
1919-20    2 - 5                                                             Coach St. John Wilton
1920-21    5 - 3 - 2                                                        Coach McClure
1921-22    3 - 3 - 1                                                        Coach Urban Jeffries
1922-23    8 - 1 - 1                                                        Coach Urban Jeffries
1923-24    3 - 5                                                             Coach Urban Jeffries
1924-25    3 - 7                                                             Coach Harold Strow
1925-26    3 - 6                                                             Coach E.J. Harrington
1926-27    5 - 3 - 1                                                        Coach E.J. Harrington
1927-28    4 - 4 - 1                                                        Coach E.J. Harrington
1928-29    4 - 3 - 2                                                        Coach E.J. Harrington
1929-30    3 - 5 - 1                                                        Coach E.J. Harrington
1930-31    3 - 2 - 3                                                        Coach E.J. Harrington
1931-32    2 - 4                                                             Coach E.J. Harrington
1932-33    5 - 5                                                             Coach E.J. Harrington
1933-34    4 - 4 - 3                                                        Coach E.J. Harrington
1934-35    8 - 1 - 1                                                        Coach E.J. Harrington
1935-36    8 - 2                                                             Coach E.J. Harrington
1936-37    7 - 3                                                             Coach E.J. Harrington
1937-38    4 - 2 - 2                                                        Coach Woodrow Fulkerson
1938-39    6 - 3                                                             Coach Woodrow Fulkerson
1939-40    2 - 5 - 2                                                        Coach Ken Nelson
1940-41    0 - 10                                                           Coach Ken Nelson
1941-42    2 - 6                                                             Coach Harold Hutchins
1942-43    3 - 5                                                             Coach Harold Hutchins
1943-44    5 - 6                                                             Coach Fred Finchum
1944-45    5 - 5                                                             Coach Elbert Smith
1945-46    2 - 4 - 3                                                        Coach Elbert Smith
1946-47    3 - 6 - 1                                                        Coach Elbert Smith
1947-48    6 - 2 - 2                                                        Coach Elbert Smith
1948-49    5 - 6                                                             Coach Elbert Smith
1949-50    1 - 7                                                             Coach Ed Hillyard
1950-51    3 - 7                                                             Coach Ed Hillyard
1951-52    3 - 5 - 2                                                        Coach Don Shroyer
1952-53    5 - 3                                                             Coach Don Shroyer
1953-54    9 - 0          Undefeated Season!!                  Coach Don Shroyer
1954-55    7 - 1                                                             Coach Don Shroyer
1955-56    6 - 2                                                             Coach Don Shroyer
1956-57    4 - 3 - 2                                                        Coach John McDougal
1957-58    3 - 5 - 1                                                        Coach John McDougal
1958-59    5 - 4                                                             Coach John McDougal
1959-60    8 - 1                                                             Coach John McDougal
1960-61    4 - 5                                                             Coach John McDougal
1961-62    7 - 0 - 2     Undefeated Season!!                  Coach John McDougal
1962-63    4 - 5                                                             Coach John McDougal
1963-64    4 - 4 - 1                                                        Coach John McDougal
1964-65    1 - 7 - 1                                                        Coach Harold Bennett
1965-66    4 - 5                                                             Coach Richard Deckard
1966-67    2 - 7                                                             Coach Richard Deckard
1967-68    0 - 9                                                             Coach Gene Haile
1968-69    4 - 3 - 2                                                        Coach Gene Haile
1969-70    8 - 1                                                             Coach Gene Haile
1970-71    8 - 0          Undefeated Season!!                  Coach Gene Haile
1971-72    6 - 3                                                             Coach Gene Haile
1972-73    5 - 3 - 1                                                        Coach Carl Justice
1973-74    6 - 2 - 2                                                        Coach Carl Justice
1974-75    4 - 5                                                             Coach Carl Justice
1975-76    9 - 1          IHSA Class 3A Qualifier!!            Coach Carl Justice
                                Undefeated Regular Season!
                                Top 16 teams in Class 3A!
                                Lost to East St. Louis Lincoln 33-10
                                East St. Louis lost in semi-finals
1976-77    6 - 3                                                             Coach Carl Justice
1977-78    4 - 5                                                             Coach Randy Goin
1978-79    4 - 5                                                             Coach Randy Goin
1979-80    4 - 5                                                             Coach Randy Goin
1980-81    4 - 5                                                             Coach Larry Kane
1981-82    5 - 4                                                             Coach Larry Kane
1982-83    2 - 7                                                             Coach Dave Fahrner
1983-84    1 - 8                                                             Coach Denny Anderton
1984-85    5 - 4                                                             Coach Denny Anderton
1985-86    4 - 5                                                             Coach Denny Anderton
1986-87    2 - 7                                                             Coach Denny Anderton
1987-88    3 - 6                                                             Coach Denny Anderton
Under coach Georgia Bramlet, Carmi started out taking three district titles in the former one-class system when the season was from November to January. It remained competitive after the seasonal change beginning with the 1978-79 school year, and it remains that way today at White County High.
1973-74    5 - 3                                                              Coach Georgia Bramlet
1974-75  18 - 1            District Champions!                    Coach Georgia Bramlet
                                  Undefeated Regular Season!
1975-76  21 - 1            District Champions!                    Coach Georgia Bramlet
                                  Undefeated Regular Season!
1976-77  13 - 7                                                               Coach Georgia Bramlet
1977-78  20 - 6            District Champions!                     Coach Georgia Bramlet
1978-79    6 - 17                                                              Coach Carmen Edwards
1979-80  14 - 8                                                                Coach Jana Land
1980-81  13 - 13                                                              Coach Sheryl Bede
1981-82  14 - 8                                                                Coach Cindy Stalhut
1982-83    4 - 15                                                              Coach Dee Stull
1983-84  12 - 8                                                                Coach Dee Stull
1984-85    6 - 14                                                              Coach Dee Stull
1985-86    8 - 14                                                              Coach Dee Stull
1986-87    9 - 5                                                                Coach Dee Stull
1987-88  10 - 11                                                              Coach Dee Stull
The Bulldog linksters had the school's spotlight, winning five consecutive state class A titles, and having the medalist on three occasions under coaches Dave Johnson & Mike Croghan! Carmi's rich tradition on the course continues today, having brought home two top-five finishes as White County in 2002 & 2003. 
1961-62               Individual Finalist
                           Mike Coale---tied for 9th place (156, eight strokes back)
1975-76                IHSA Class 'A' CHAMPIONS!!     Coach Dave Johnson
                            District Champions
                            Sectional Champions
                           State Final Standings
                            1) Carmi                                        656
                            2) Normal University                        676
                            3) Bloomington Central Catholic       678
                            4) Plano                                         684
                            5) Chatham Glenwood                     685
                           Individual Finalists
                            Scott Stone---161 (tied for 6th, eight strokes back)  
1976-77                IHSA Class 'A' CHAMPIONS!!     Coach Dave Johnson
                            District Champions
                            Sectional Champions
                           State Final Standings
                            1) Carmi                                        642
                            2) Auburn                                       668
                            3) Dunlap                                        674
                            4) Quincy Notre Dame                     681
                            5) Kankakee McNamara                  682
                           Individual Finalists
                            John Given---150          STATE CHAMPION!!!
                            Butch Poshard---158     5th place
                            Andy Aylsworth---165    9th place 
1977-78                IHSA Class 'A' CHAMPIONS!!     Coach Dave Johnson
                            District Champions
                            Sectional Champions
                            State Final Standings
                             1) Carmi                                      612
                             2) Kankakee McNamara                614
                             3) Elgin St. Edward                       637
                             4) Quincy Notre Dame                   647
                             5) Auburn & Dunlap (tie)                656
                            Individual Finalists
                             John Given---150                4th place (11 strokes back)
                             Andy Aylsworth---151          5th place
                             David Given---155               9th place (tie)
                             Steve Stone---156              12th place
1978-79                IHSA Class 'A' CHAMPIONS!!     Coach Dave Johnson
                            District Champions
                            Sectional Champions
                            State Final Standings               
                             1) Carmi                                      637
                             2) Quincy Notre Dame                   651
                             3) Elgin St. Edward                       656
                             4) Dwight                                      673
                             5) Petersburg PORTA                    676
                            Individual Finalists 
                             John Given---150                      STATE CHAMPION!!!
                             David Given---160                     6th place (tie)
                             Keith Bratton---160                    6th place (tie)
1979-80                IHSA Class 'A' CHAMPIONS!!     Coach Mike Croghan
                            District Champions
                            Sectional Champions
                            State Final Standings
                             1) Carmi                                     632
                             2) Elgin St. Edward                      640
                             3) Sullivan                                   645
                             4) Dwight                                     649
                             5) Morrison                                  650
                            Individual Finalists
                             Keith Bratton---147                     STATE CHAMPION!!!
                             David Given---157                       9th place  
The Lady Bulldogs also excelled on the links like the boys, having a individual finish in the top 10 for three consecutive years, and one team placed in the standings at the state finals. We are in need of the coaches' name for the 1986-87 team.
1980-81                Individual Finalist
                            Mary Fechtig---2nd place (167, two strokes back)
1981-82                Individual Finalist
                            Mary Fechtig---8th place (165, 12 strokes back)
1982-83                Individual Finalist
                            Mary Fechtig---7th place (159, seven strokes back)
1986-87                IHSA State Meet 10TH Place!   (Coach's name unavailable)  
                            Regional Champions
                             State Final Standings
                               1 Wilmette Regina Dominican    698
                             10 Carmi                                       823
In the early days of the state gymnastics meet hosted by the IHSA, the Bulldogs were one of the top teams that competed along with the big boys in the Chicagoland area for the coveted gold trophy. A number of Carmi individuals placed in the top five of their events, including Gary Danner, who was a state champion in tumbling during one state final event. We are still in need of some information, such as the name or names of head coaches who led the program during these seasons, and first names for a number of the competitors.
1951-52                 IHSA State Meet 3RD Place!           
                             State Final Standings
                              1) Winnetka New Trier              189
                              2) Chicago University                 97
                              3) Carmi                                  28
                              4) Zion-Benton                           21
                              5) Macomb Western                  11
                             Individual Medalists
                              (?) Lane--4th in parallel bars
                                             5th (tie) in tumbling
                              (?) Wright---3rd in parallel bars
                                                5th (tie) in tumbling         
1952-53                 IHSA State Meet 4TH Place!
                             State Final Standings
                               1) Winnetka New Trier            162
                               2) Arlington Hts. Arlington         91.5
                               3) Canton                                49
                               4) Carmi                                 40
                               5) Champaign HS                      5.5
1953-54                 IHSA State Meet 4TH Place! 
                              State Final Standings
                                1) Chicago Lindblom                93
                                2) Winnetka New Trier              89
                                3) Arlington Hts. Arlington        32
                                4) Carmi                                10
                                5) Franklin Park Leyden            5
                               Individual Medalists
                                Gary Danner---4th in tumbling
                                J. Creamer---4th in parallel bars    
1954-55                 IHSA State Meet 6TH Place!              
                              State Final Standings
                                1) Arlington Hts. Arlington        93
                                5) Franklin Park Leyden           12.5
                                6) Carmi                                  6.5
                              Individual Medalists
                               Gary Danner---STATE CHAMPION in tumbling!!!
                               J. Creamer---3rd in tumbling
                               G. Meurs---5th in tumbling
1955-56                   Individual Medalist
                                (?) Williams---4th in tumbling
1956-57                 IHSA State Meet 8TH Place!
                              State Final Standings
                                1) Winnetka New Trier               98
                                7) Chicago Lindblom                 10
                                8) Carmi                                   7
                              Individual Medalist
                               (?) Williams---4th in tumbling                              
1957-58                 IHSA State Meet 5TH Place!
                             State Final Standings
                              1) Maywood Proviso                 144
                              5) Carmi                                  14
                              6) Franklin Park Leyden             12
                             Individual Medalist
                              (?) Williams---3rd in tumbling                    
The Bulldogs were competitive on the courts of Southern Illinois, taking home five district titles in the one-class system under three different coaches, and continued to win their share of matches thru the final days of being known as just Carmi High School.
1948-49     4 - 4 - 1      District Champions        Coach Elbert Smith            
1949-50     8 - 2           District Champions        Coach Ralph Dosher
     6 - 2           District Champions        Coach Ralph Dosher
1951-52     6 - 1 - 1                                            Coach Ralph Dosher
1952-53     5 - 1 - 2      District Champions         Coach David Stanhouse  
1953-54     6 - 0           District Champions        Coach David Stanhouse
1954-55     3 - 1                                                 Coach Don Shroyer
1983-84     3 - 7                                                 Coach Robbie King
1984-85     4 - 10                                               Coach Robbie King
1985-86   10 - 7                                                 Coach Thys Bax
1986-87     7 - 8                                                 Coach Thys Bax
1987-88   11 - 6 - 1                                             Coach Thys Bax
The Lady Bulldog netters started slow, but worked their way towards respectability in the school's final years. After their consolidation with Crossville, Carmi's girls' tennis program finished undefeated two seasons later. 
1984-85     0 - 6                                                 Coach Robbie King
1985-86     3 - 4                                                 Coach Robbie King
1986-87     8 - 5                                                 Coach Janice Collins
1987-88     9 - 4                                                 Coach Thys Bax
The Bulldog harriers had success over hill and dale, qualifying for the state three times in eight years, plus won a couple of plaques for display in the trophy case. The final Carmi team help set up a memorable school year, led by runner Mitch Rusell in both cross-country and track (see below).
1979-80                       IHSA Class 'A' District Champs  (coach unknown)
                                   Team Qualified for State Meet   
1985-86                       IHSA Class 'A' Regional Champs (coach unknown)
                                   Team Qualified for State Meet
1987-88                       Team Qualified for State Meet  (coach unknown)
                                    Individual Placer
                                     Mitch Russell---3rd overall (14:59, 11 seconds back)
Carmi had its share of individual finalists among its thinclad teams, as well as teams that were district champs. In the school's final year (1987-88), the Bulldogs tied for ninth place on the strength of runner Mitch Russell at the state Class "A" Meet.
1938-39                      Individual Finalist
                                  Jack Bonnell---2nd place in 100-yard dash
1945-46                      District Champions                   coach unknown
1954-55                      Individual Finalist
                                   Roy Miller---4th place in high jump  
1955-56                      District Champions                   coach unknown
1975-76                      District Champions - Class 'A'   coach unknown
                                  Relay Finalist
                                   1-mile relay---5th place in Class 'A'
1976-77                      Relay Finalist
                                   1-mile relay---4th place in Class 'A'
1986-87                      Individual Finalist
                                   Mitch Rusell---3rd place in Class 'A' 800-meter run 
1987-88                      IHSA Class 'A' Meet - 9TH Place! coach unknown
                                  State Final Standings
                                   1) Cairo                            58
                                   9) Breese Mater Dei          16
                                       Carmi                          16
                                  Individual Finalist
                                   Mitch Russell---2nd place in both the 800 & 1600 runs   
Very little information was found about the Carmi girls' track team, but we were able to find out that one Lady Bulldog came home with a medal from the 1982 Class 'A' Finals in Charleston.
1981-82                     Individual Finalist
                                 Angie Ward---3rd place in 200-meter hurdles
The Bulldogs took the mats with other schools in Southern Illinois during the winter months to show their hard-nosed side. Even though the win-loss records may not be able to show it, Carmi competed and won their share of team battles, especially in the school's final years under coach Mike Harre.
1961-62     0 - 0                                                      Coach Gene Spratt
1962-63     3 - 5                                                      Coach Gene Spratt
1963-64     1 - 6                                                      Coach Gene Spratt
1964-65     4 - 5 - 1                                                 Coach John Young
1965-66     3 - 5                                                      Coach John Young
1966-67     1 - 8                                                      Coach Jesse Newton
1967-68     2 - 9 - 1                                                 Coach Carl Justice
1968-69     2 - 8                                                      Coach Carl Justice
1969-70     4 - 5                                                      Coach Carl Justice
1970-71     7 - 2                                                      Coach Carl Justice
1971-72     4 - 6 - 1                                                 Coach Carl Justice
1972-73     3 - 9                                                      Coach Carl Justice
1973-74     1 - 13                                                    Coach Carl Justice
1974-75     2 - 14                                                    Coach Carl Justice
1975-76     2 - 11                                                    Coach Carl Justice
1976-77     0 - 5                                                      Coach Carl Justice
1977-78     1 - 11                                                    Coach Tony Gates
1978-79     6 - 8                                                      Coach Tony Gates
1979-80     5 - 9                                                      Coach Terry Gholson
1980-81     3 - 11                                                    Coach Terry Gholson
1981-82     2 - 8                                                      Coach Thys Bax
1982-83     2 - 8                                                      Coach Mike Schamberger
1983-84   10 - 6                                                      Coach Mike Harre
1984-85     7 - 5 - 1                                                 Coach Mike Harre
1985-86     8 - 8                                                      Coach Mike Harre
1986-87     9 - 6                                                      Coach Mike Harre
1987-88     9 - 9                                                      Coach Mike Harre
Away from the classrooms and athletic venues, Carmi was represented in speech team events. The IHSA's website states that one student was a finalist in radio speaking and came away with a top-five finish.
1963-64          Mike Hassan---4th place in radio speaking
Brigadier General Frederick Joseph Karch (1935), son of former Carmi Township High School Principal Henry Karch. After graduation, attended the University of Illinois and the U.S. Naval Academy before commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1940. Karch served in World War II and Vietnam before retiring in 1967. More about his career can be found here:
Glenn Poshard (1962) This Bulldog grad served in Korea as well as graduated with three degrees from Southern Illinois University. Poshard also served as a state senator and Congressman from 1984-1999 before being going back to SIU as a Vice Chancellor. He was also appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees at SIU in 2003, and later became school president, according to this link:
Marilou (York) Hamill (1973) After graduating from Carmi Community High School, she would later marry the star of the first three movies released in the "Star Wars" series, Mark Hamill ("Luke Skywalker").
and that's where YOU can come in to help us remember the glory days of Carmi Township/Community High School. Photos of the school are greatly appreciated, as are other pieces of information and memories of attending, too. Please contact us at or write to us at:
Illinois High School Glory Days
6439 N. Neva
Chicago, IL  60631