|INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SYCAMORE ST. ALBAN’S ACADEMY
Year opened (in Knoxville): 1890
Moved to Sycamore: 1919
Closed for good: 1938
School nickname: unknown
School colors: unknown
School song: unknown
We do know that once St. Alban’s was settled in Sycamore, the school offered football and basketball, with the possibility of track as a charter member of Midwest Prep Conference, which consisted of institutions that were also boarding schools. School colors, team nickname, names of coaches and win-loss records are greatly appreciated to help tell the story of St. Alban athletics.
St. Alban’s won three titles in this sport, according to information provided to us by our good friend and historian Robert Pruter. The school was the regular season champion during the 1928-29 school year, then won the post-season tournament that the conference hosted in the winters of 1933 and 1934. A special note of interest is that the last tournament championship was won on its home floor!
1928-29 Midwest Prep Conference Regular Season Champs
1932-33 Midwest Prep Conference Tournament Champs
1933-34 Midwest Prep Conference Tournament Champs
The school also had representation on the gridiron against the other Midwest Prep schools, and its’ high point came in the fall of 1928 as it captured the conference title.
1928 Midwest Prep Conference Champions