Athletics and Other Acitivites
We know that Adair High School competed in boys basketball and track. It is quite possible that baseball was a part of the athletic program as well. Currently we do not have any team records or coach’s names to share with you on this page.
We also believe that Adair formed an athletic co-op with its neighbor Industry in the late 1940s and 1950s. The co-op was called Southeastern.
Boys Track & Field
One male athlete from Adair High carried the banner for the folks of his hometown at the IHSA State Track Meet in 1925. Clarence H. Carrison placed FIFTH in the 880 yard run in the 1925 IHSA State ‘B’ Track Meet!!
1924-25B Individual Medalist – Clarence H. Carrison 880 Yard Run FIFTH Place
Adair High Schol did not win any IHSA hardware that we could find. They did, however, compete in the annual IHSA State basketball tournament. We located some scores involving Adair HS on a website titled “Illinois Postseason Basketball Scores.” These scores are posted below. Season records, coach’s names, and other information is welcome.
1921-22 Canton District Tournament Coach’s name and record needed
1st Rd lost to Glasford 16-14
Glasford lost to Canton in title game
1922-23 through 1932-33 Postseason scores, records, and coaches’ names needed.
1933-34 Macomb District Tournament Coach’s name & record needed
1st Rd Beat Good Hope 25-24
2nd Rd lost to Macomb Western 38-23
1934-35 Canton District Tournament Coach’s name & record needed
1st Rd Beat Ellisville 25-10
2nd Rd lost to Cuba 34-23
Cuba lost to Fairview in semi-final
Fairview lost to Canton in title game
1935-36 through 1951-52 Postseason scores, records, and coaches’ names needed.
The ladies competed in basketball with other schools in the area, at least in the 1930s for certain. An article in the Macomb Daily Journal, written February 1, 1933, was located by Beau Spencer. It states the following:
“The Brooklyn girls quintet, one of the strongest girls basketball teams in this section, is to meet the Adair girls team in a basketball program at the Industry High School gym tomorrow night. The Brooklyn team has lost only one game in three seasons. The Adair team has not lost a game in two years, though the McDonough team has not played as strong opponents as Brooklyn.”
We are also certain that, like many small schools, the folks of Adair valued a good, well-rounded education for their children..We are confident that band, chorus, and several club activites were offered to the children who attended Adair High. If you have any of this information to share with us, please follow the directions below.
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