The Matherville High School boys definitely competed in the sport of basketball. It is likely that
baseball and track were offered as well. We are in need of the school's team nickname, uniform colors, fight song, coaches
names, and season records.
We found two post season scores which prove that the Matherville HS boys competed in the IHSA basketball
tournament. They are listed below. Unfortunately this is currently the extent of information that we have.
1935 Moline District Tournament
Sherrard 39, Matherville 18
1936 Reynolds District Tournament
Cordova 27, Matherville 12
attended Matherville HS. It was a three year school. His ‘knee slapper’ joke
was that no one ever graduated from his HS. After three years the students would
transfer elsewhere to complete schooling. It seemed they may have had a choice
of where to attend. I do not know if my father ever transferred or finished HS.
He would have attended there around 1921-22?? He did leave Matherville to go to
Chicago. He left on a Christmas Eve as one of his teachers was driving to
Chicago to see his wife in a hospital. The school building was standing empty
and torn down maybe 20-30 years ago."
OTHER EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
It is probable many other clubs and activities were made available to the Matherville HS students.
GAA, FFA, FHA, and other activities were probably offered to provide a well-rounded experience for the MHS kis.
SEEKING MORE INFORMATION
If you have any further information regarding Matherville and its former high school please write
to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also write to us via real mail at the following address:
6439 N. Neva Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60631