We are certain that Herrick High School had some memorable seasons in their historic past. However the school did
not win any IHSA Tournament trophies while the boys competed in basketball. The first
school gymnasium was erected in 1932 south of the Block Building. A new school gymnasium
was erected in 1952.
Coach L.V. Krutsinger
1928-29 Team won SECOND place in the Coach
Tournament at Pana
Team Members: Frank L. Sarver,
Corley, Marlin Gregory, Gerald Boaz,
1951-52 Coach Richard
Coach Frank Chismar
Coach James M. Turner
The Herrick basketball program lays claim to one dubious distinction that gained it national attention
in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
According to the IHSA website (www.ihsa.org
) Herrick High School boys basketball was winless for three straight seasons and the better part of one other.
From February 09, 1965 through February 17, 1970 the basketball program endured a 90 game losing streak. At
that time it was an IHSA state record for consecutive losses that still stands at the second longest losing streak
in IHSA history. The streak included a game against Beecher City in 1968 which Herrick lost 150 - 29. This
game allowed Beecher City to be listed among the top-ten in four other categories in IHSA history.
We are told that the Herrick streak gained national news attention. It was also suppose to have garnered a
mention by Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show".
On the Glory Days site, we HATE to focus on the negative. We KNOW that Herrick High had some great players and
seasons prior to the above mentioned streak. We are truly hopeful that a fan of the site or an alumnus or resident of
Herrick will help us with this information.
Do You Have Information Regarding Herrick High School?
If you do, please contact us so we can add it to the Herrick HS page. Athletics, we know, were not the whole story.
Herrick High may have had band, choir, dances, FFA, FHA, and many other activities which made the experieince of attending
there special and unique. We can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We can be reached via postal service mail at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il. 60631