ATHLETICS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Both North Division and Waller had plenty to offer to its student body. As a charter member of the Cook County League
in 1890, the boys had football, ran track, played basketball, baseball, tennis, and swimming, while also holding their
own in rowing. From information complied from www.ihsa.org
, the girls completed in basketball and track.
Historian Robert Pruter tells us the reason why Waller stayed as North Division to 1910 is because the student body
resisted the change of the name to Waller, and newspapers acceded to the wishes of the North Division teams that they be called
“North Division” rather than Waller. So all results should show North Division to 1910.
North Division won three outright Cook County League titles and shared a fourth with Englewood during the early 1900's.
They also played in one of the first-known interdivision games in 1903 against Brooklyn Boys' High School, winning 75-0. Thru
1939, records do not show that the school (which was by then known as Waller) did not win another title.
1900 Cook County League Champions coach
1903 Co-Cook Co. League Champs (w/Englewood) coach unknown
Defeated Brooklyn Boys' High
75-0 in interdivision game
1904 Cook County League Champions coach
1906 Cook County League Champions coach
North Division and Waller
were well-represented at the state track meet as early as 1898 when it came back with a medalist at the event. From that point
forward, the school enjoyed success on the oval track, regardless if it was indoors or outdoors as evidenced by three league
1898 Individual Medalist
L.M. Booth Pole
1903 Individual Medalists
C. Hagerup 880-yd
Walter Steffen 220-yd
5TH IN STATE!!!
County League Indoor & Outdoor Champions
STATE FINAL STANDINGS
4 Oak Park-River Forest
North Division/Waller 11
Pole Vault---STATE CHAMP!!! (height 10' 0")
Tied for 8th in State
State Final Standings
1 Chicago Phillips 12
8 Chicago North Division/Waller
Arthur Scheying High Jump---Co-STATE
CHAMPION!!! (height 5'6")
(tied w/Edwin Hubble of Wheaton
HS, creator of Hubble Space Telescope)
Gregory Vigeant 880-yd run---2nd
Boynton Rogers Pole Vault---2nd place