St. James High School boys definitely competed in basketball. We believe they may have competed in track and
baseball as well. St. James High School's team nickname, team colors, school fight song, coach's names,
and records of the better SJHS teams are all items we are seeking.
A Greenville High School yearbook of 1932-33 had this information written regarding St. James High School's
participation in the Vandalia District Tournament that year:
- St. James beat Reno
22 - 17
2nd Round - Greenville over St. James 39 - 23
The GHS yearbook states:
"Greenville played true to form in her game with St. James. St. James put up such a real fight that it was exciting
throughout, yet doubtful at times. In the third and fourth quarters Greenville gradually pulled away from St.
James, who were fighting hard but unable to stop the excellent pass-work which led us to a victory of 16 points over
our opponents. We won 39-23."
We know athletics could not have been all of the functions offered at St. James High. It is probable
that chorus, band, dances, clubs, plays, and other extra-curricular activities were offered as well.
We Are Seeking Your In-Put
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you can offer any further insight or information on the history and accomplishments attained at St.
James High School. Items can be mailed to us at:
IIlinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il. 60631