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Avon High School Bldg 2013
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Avon High School Bldg 1954
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The History of Avon High School
 
Avon (population 915) is located in upper west central Illinois in the far northwest corner of Fulton County. Illinois Route 41 is the main roadway to and from Avon. County Highway 20 also takes you to and from Avon. The Burlington Northern Railroad passes through town as well. Avon is approximately 22 miles south and a little west of Galesburg.
 
Avon was originally established in approximately 1837 by the Woods family (Ira, Orlando, Jonas, Edwin, and Riverus). The town was first named Woodville and the post office established there in 1843 was named Woodstock. In 1852 the U.S. Postal Service changed the name of the post office to Avon (after Avon, N.Y.) and the town was named Avon very soon thereafter. The town of Avon was officially chartered in Illinois in 1867. (http://www.illinoisancestors.org/fulton/Twp_Histories/Union.html).
 
The history of Avon High School has been difficult to research on the internet. We are requesting assistance from someone in the area to provide more specific details. We are confident that Avon High School was established by the late 1800s, probably in the late 1880s. Avon High School served the community of Avon, Greenbush, and St. Augustine for well over a century. It was in the early 2000s that consolidation talks for Avon High School began surfacing. Options were explored and in 2012 Avon voters decided to consolidate their educational efforts with their neighbor approximately 10 miles to the north, Abingdon. 
 
Avon High School held its final graduation ceremonies in May of 2013. Abingdon-Avon High School will began classes in August of 2013 and will be established in Abingdon. Avon schools will continue to host classes for kids in elementary and junior high grades.
 
Websites utilized for this article:
  
Avon High School Quick Facts
 
Year opened:                     1880s(?)
Year closed:                      2013
Consoidated to:                 Abingdon-Avon High School
Avon HS Mascot:               "Trojans"
Avon HS Colors:                 Kelly Green & White
Avon HS fight song:           "Cheer Ole Avon"
                                                         Sung to the University of Notre Dame Fight Song Tune
                                                         Lyrics provided by Doug Miller

                                   Cheer ole Avon's fighting fame
                                   Shake out the echo, cheer in the name.
                                   Send our loyal shout on high
                                   Shake out the thunder from the sky.
                           
                                   Although the odds be great or small
                                   Ole Avon High will win overall.
                                   We'll beat (opponent) in this game
                                   Adding to our fair name.
                                      (REPEAT SONG LYRICS TWICE)
 
BPC-Avon mascot:            "Spartans"
BPC-Avon team colors:       Red, White, & Blue
                          
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
                                
Avon High School was a very well-rounded school in terms of the programs it offered to the students. The school competed on a state-wide level in many areas of competition, including athletics, band, choir, and other scholastic contests.
                
Of all of the activities offered at AHS, none were more successful than the teams that competed in the IHSA's Music Sweepstakes. As you will see below, Avon had one of the elite music programs in the state for a school of its size. Here is a breakdown of Avon High School's accomplishments in the Music Sweepstakes competition:
                   
3 - IHSA State Championships!!
3 - IHSA State 2nd Place Finishes!
2 - IHSA State 4th Place Finishes!
2 - IHSA State 5th Place Finishes!
10 - IHSA District Championships Won!
10 - IHSA Top-Five Finishes in all!! 
                
We are interested in the instructors' names for each of these years. Any information would be welcome. Congrtulations to Avon High School on their excellent accomplishments.
                                   
MUSIC SWEEPSTAKES
                      
1972-73      Team Placed FIFTH in IHSA Finals!!            (Instructor's name needed)
                  District Champions
                  Final Team Standings
                  1.) Roberts-Thawville
                  2.) Piper City
                  3.) Tiskilwa
                  4.) Melvin Sibley
                  5.) AVON
                
1973-74      Team Placed FIFTH in IHSA Finals!!            (Instructor's name needed)
                  District Champions
                  Final Team Standings
                  1.) Roberts-Thawville
                  2.) Melvin Sibley
                  3.) Leaf River
                  4.) Piper City
                  5.) AVON
                       
2000-01      Team Placed FOURTH in IHSA Finals!!        (Instructor's name needed)
                  District Champions
                  Final Team Standings
                  1.) London Mills SRV
                  2.) Valmeyer
                  3.) Ashland A-C Central
                  4.) AVON
                  5.) Leland
                    
2001-02      IHSA STATE CHAMPIONS!!!!!                       (Instructor's name needed)
                  District Champions
                  Final Team Standings
                  1.) AVON
                  2.) Fisher
                  3.) Ashland A-C Central
                  4.) Valmeyer
                  5.) Leland & London Mills SRV
                   
2002-03      IHSA STATE CHAMPIONS!!!!!                       (Instructor's name needed)
                  District Champions
                  Final Team Standings
                  1.) AVON
                  2.) Fisher
                  3.) London Mills SRV
                  4.) Ashland A-C Central
                  5.) Orangeville
                               
2003-04      Team Placed SECOND in IHSA Finals!!        (Instructor's name needed)
                  District Champions
                  Final Team Standings
                  1.) Orangeville
                  2.) AVON
                  3.) Warren
                  4.) Hanover River Ridge
                  5.) Mt. Carroll
                       
2004-05      IHSA STATE CHAMPIONS!!!!!                       (Instructor's name needed)
                  District Champions
                  Final Team Standings
                  1.) AVON
                  2.) Orangeville
                  3.) Ashland A-C Central
                  4.) Mt. Carroll
                  5.) Cerro Gordo
                                 
2005-06      Team Placed SECOND in IHSA Finals!!        (Instructor's name needed)
                  District Champions
                  Final Team Standings
                  1.) Orangeville
                  2.) AVON
                  3.) Cisna Park
                  4.) Warren
                  5.) Ashland A-C Central
                          
2006-07      Team Placed SECOND in IHSA Finals!!        (Instructor's name needed)
                  District Champions
                  Final Team Standings
                  1.) Orangeville
                  2.) AVON
                  3.) Milledgeville
                  4.) Cisna Park 
                  5.) Ashland A-C Central
                            
2007-08      Team Placed FOURTH in IHSA Finals!!        (Instructor's name needed)
                  District Champions
                  Final Team Standings
                  1.) Orangeville
                  2.) Cisna Park
                  3.) Milledgeville
                  4.) AVON
                  5.) Pearl City
                     
               
SPEECH INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
 
The Avon High School kids had success in other fors of extra-curricular activity as well. The Speech Indivuidual Events team of 1987 won a Regional Championship!
 
1986-87        Regional Champions!!                               Instructor's name needed)     
                               
                             
ATHLETICS
  
The Avon High School Trojans and Lady Trojans had many successful seasons in various athletic events. The basketball teams won several titles in District and Regional tournaments. The football team, in spite of being one of the smaller schools in the area, made the IHSA playoffs on four occasions. There were also several successful seasons in softball and volleyball, with many athletes earning medals in the IHSA State Track Meet as well.
 
We are not certain about the year, but at some point Avon joined in a cooperative agreement with nearby Bushnell-Prairie City High School. This likely occurred in the early 2000s. This agreement included all sports at both schools. If you have information regarding the coop please contact us at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net.
                 
BOYS BASKETBALL
 
The Avon High School "Trojans" had some excellent success stories on the hardwood court. The boys won a total of FIVE Regional Championships and THREE District Championships! What made the District titles of 1923, 1924, and 1936 so special was that they were won at a time where there was a one-class system. The teams played by Avon were in some instances 10 - 15 times larger in enrollment than Avon HS. 
 
Avon High School had a real nice run in basketball during the era of 1984-85 through 1990-91. In this seven year span Avon won all five of their Regional titles. Their best season in terms of post season success was likely the 1985-86 team that lost the Sectional title game by three points to Kewanee.
 
We are missing several season records and coaches names from the list below. The postseason scores were found on a website titled "Illinois Postseason Basketball Scores." If you have any further information you can add to this section please contact us at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net.
     
1922-23           District Champions!!                                 Coach's name & record needed
                       (District Scores Unavailable)
                       Sectional Tourney
                       1st. Rd. - Lost to Canton
                       Canton won Sectional &
                       Placed Third in State Finals
    
1923-24            District Champions!!                                 Coach's name & record needed
                       (District Scores Unavailable)
                       Sectional Tourney
                       Semi-Final.- Lost to Bloomington 17-14
                       Bloomington lost title game to Canton
  
1924-25 through 1932-33 scores, records, and coaches names unavailable.
  
1933-34            Roseville District Tourney                            Coach's name & record unavailable
                        1st. Rd. - Beat Dallas City 25-21
                        2nd Rd. - Beat Seaton 31-30
                        Semi-final - Lost to Kiethsburg 43-31
                        Keithsburg lost in title game to Media 
   
1934-35            Roseville District Tourney                             Coach's name & record unavailable
                        1st Rd. - Beat Alexis 27-26
                        2nd Rd. - Lost to Stronghurst 27-19
                        Stronghurst lost title game to Roseville
  
1935-36            Galesburg District Tourney - 2nd Place!    Coach's name & record unavailable
                       1st Rd. - Beat Wataga 37-7
                       2nd Rd. - Beat Parairie City 22-19
                       Title Game -  Lost to Altona 20-18
                       Altona lost in semi-final of Regional
 
1936-37             District Champions!!                                   Coach's name & record unavailable  
                        Regional Tourney
                        1st Rd. - Lost to Victoria 25-20
                        Victoria lost in semi-final round.
  
1937-38  Record & postseason scores unavailable
  
1938-39             Roseville Regional Tourney                          Coach's name & record unavailble
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Monmouth 49-30
                         Monmouth lost title game to Media.
1939-40 & 1940-41 record & postseaston scores unavailable.
  
1941-42             Monmouth Regional Tourney                        Coach's name & record unavailble
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Monmouth 48-23
                         Monmouth lost in semi-final round.
  
1942-43             Roseville Regional Tourney                          Coach's name & record unavailble
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Colchester 33-24
                         Colchester lost title game to Monmouth
1943-44  Record & postseason scores unavailable
  
1944-45             Monmouth Regional Tourney                        Coach Doug Cady 
                          Season record unavailble
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Macomb 45-40
                         Macomb lost in semi-final round.
  
1945-46             Macomb Regional Tourney                           Coach Dick Stearns 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Macomb 48-21
                         Macomb lost in title game.
    
1946-47             Macomb Regional Tourney                           Coach Dick Stearns 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Macomb 46-21
                         Macomb won Regional title.
                         Macomb lost in 1st rd. of Sectional.
   
1947-48             Monmouth Regional Tourney                        Coach Dick Stearns 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Beat Colchester 57-38
                         2nd Rd. - lost to Macomb 46-29
                         Macomb won Regional title.
                         Macomb lost in 1st Rd. of Sectional
    
1948-49             Macomb Regional Tourney                           Coach Dick Stearns 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Monmouth 56-48
                         Monmouth won Regional title.
                         Monmouth lost in 1st Rd. of Sectional
    
1949-50             Galesburg Regional Tourney                        Coach Wlllesly Goodwin 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Galesburg Corpus Christi 45-32
                         Corpus Christi lost in semi-final round. 
  
1950-51             Galesburg Regional Tourney                        Coach Keith Reid 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Galesburg Corpus Christi 62-37
                         Corpus Christi lost in semi-final round. 
  
1951-52             Galesburg Regional Tourney                        Coach Keith Reid 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Koxville 72-57
                         Knoxville won Regional tourney
                         Knoxville lost in 1st rd. of Sectional.
  
1952-53             Galesburg Regional Tourney                        Coach Keith Reid 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to ROVA 62-47
                         ROVA lost in semi-final round.
  
1953-54             Galesburg Regional Tourney                        Coach Keith Reid 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Abingdon 47-43
                         Abingdon lost in semi-final round.
  
1954-55             Galesburg Regional Tourney                        Coach Keith Reid 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Galesburg 102-50
                         Galesburg won Regional title.
                         Galesburg won Sectional tourney
                         Galesburg lost in Elite 8 round.
  
1955-56             Galesburg Regional Tourney                        Coach Keith Reid 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Galesburg 82-53
                         Galesburg won Regional tourney
                         Galesburg won Sectional tourney
                         Galesburg lost in Sweet 16 to Rockford West in 2 O/Ts
                         Rockford West won State title.
  
1956-57             Galesburg Regional Tourney                        Coach Ray Lumpp 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Galesburg 86-37
                         Galesburg won Regional title.
                         Galesburg won Sectional tourney
                         Galesburg lost in Elite 8 round
  
1957-58             Galesburg Regional Tourney                        Coach Jim Johnson 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Abingdon 78-54
                         Abingdon lost in semi-final round.
   
1958-59             Galesburg Regional Tourney                        Coach Jim Johnson 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Galesburg 96-45
                         Galesburg won Regional title 
                         Galesburg won Sectional title
                         Glaesburg place third in IHSA finals.
    
1959-60            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Jim Johnson
                    
1960-61             Galesburg Regional Tourney                        Coach Jim Johnson 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Galesburg 87-42
                         Galesburg won Regional title 
                         Galesburg lost 1st Rd. of Sectional
                    
1961-62             Stronghurst District Tourney                          Coach Dave Jacobs 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Galesburg Corpus Christi 64-38
                         Corpus Christi lost District title game.
                         
1962-63             Sciota District Tourney                                  Coach Dave Jacobs 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Beat Stronghurst 43-42
                         Semi-final - lost to Corpus Christi 68-67
                         Corpus Christi lost in final
  
1963-64            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Harold Vose
1964-65            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Harold Vose
1965-66            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Ron Metz
1966-67            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Ron Metz
                              
1967-68             Stronghurst District Tourney                         Coach Ron Metz 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Beat Bardolph 74-71
                         Semi-final - lost to Macomb Western 73-70
                         Macomb Western won District title.
                         Macomb Western lost in semi-final of Regional
                              
1968-69             Sciota District Tourney                                  Coach Ron Metz 
                          Season record unavailable
                         2nd Rd. - Lost to Sciota Northwestern 65-59
                         Northwestern lost in title game.
                             
1969-70             Stronghurst District Tourney                         Coach Dave Pfeiffer 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Beat Bardolph 77-63
                         Semi-final - Lost to Roseville 62-48
                         Roseville won District title.
                         Roseville lost in semi-final of Regional
                                   
1970-71             Sciota District Tourney                                 Coach Dick Brown 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Galesburg Costa 62-50
                         Costa lost in semi-final round.
                          
1971-72             Sciota Regional Tourney                               Coach Dick Brown 
                          Season record unavailable
                         1st Rd. - Lost to Stronghurst Southern 73-69
                         Southern lost in semi-final round.
                                  
1972-73            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Bob Banta
1973-74            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Dick Brown
1974-75            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Dick Brown
1975-76            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Dan Garrett
1976-77            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Dan Garrett
1977-78            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Dan Garrett
1978-79            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Dan Garrett
1979-80            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Dan Garrett
1980-81            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach Steve Decker
1981-82            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach John Alden
1982-83            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach John Alden
1983-84            Record and postseason scores needed        Coach John Alden
                                              
1984-85              Regional Champions!!                               Coach Mel Casper
                         Season Record Needed
                         (Regional Scores Unavailable)
                         Sectional Tourney
                         Semi-final - lost to Princeville 63-45
                         Princeville lost in Elite 8 round.
                       
1985-86              Regional Champions!!                               Coach Mel Casper
                         Season Record Needed
                         (Regional Scores Unavailable)
                         Sectional Tourney
                         Beat Princeville 56-45
                         Championship Game - Lost to Kewanee 70-67
                         Kewanee lost in Elite 8 round.
                                     
1986-87            Postseason scores / record unavailable        Coach Mel Casper
   
1987-88             Regional Champions!!                                Coach Mel Casper
                         Season Record Needed
                        (Regional scores unavailable)
                        Sectional Tourney
                        (Sectional scores unavailable)
                  
1988-89           Postseason scores / record unavailable         Coach Mel Casper
                       
1989-90             Regional Champions!!                                Coach Mel Casper
                         Season Record Needed
                        (Regional scores unavailable)
                        Sectional Tourney
                        (Sectional scores unavailable)
                         
1990-91             Regional Champions!!                                Coach Mel Casper
                         Season Record Needed           
                        (Coach Casper inducted into IBCA Hall of Fame in 2002.)
                        (Regional scores unavailable)
                        Sectional Tourney
                        (Sectional scores unavailable)
                  
1991-92            Record & postseason scores unavailable      Coach Matt Pogue                            
1992-93  17 - 9                                                                        Coach Lee Bennett
1993-94             Record & postseason scores unavailable     Coach Pat Rafferty
1994-95    6 - 16                                                                      Coach Kevin Long
1995-96    8 - 17                                                                      Coach Kirk Whiteman
1996-97    7 - 18                                                                      Coach Jason Danner
1997-98    4 - 20                                                                      Coach Jason Danner
1998-99    6 - 18                                                                      Coach Paul Chladney
1999-00    8 - 16                                                                      Coach Jim Butler
2000-01    6 - 19                                                                      Coach Jim Butler
2001-02    2 - 24                                                                      Coach Jim Butler
2002-03    7 - 19                                                                      Coach Jim Butler
2003-04    3 - 23                                                                      Coach Jim Butler
2004-05  12 - 17                                                                      Coach Brent Dugan
2005-06  21 - 11                                                                      Coach Brent Dugan
 
 
BOYS FOOTBALL
          
The gridiron warriors of AHS faired quite well over the years. The only records found on the IHSA website (www.ihsa.org) are listed below. It is likely that Avon had football teams well before the 1971 season. Season records and coaches names from these seasons and some of the seasons listed below are needed.
 
AHS made the coveted IHSA playoffs on four occasions. The first time the program made the playoffs only 16 teams were invited to participate in each of 5 classes. In two of tho other three seasons the teams advanced into the second round becoming part of the Sweet 16 for the Class 1A playoffs before bowing out.  
                     
1971-72                                                                         Coach Dick Carlson
1972-73                                                                         Coach Dick Carlson
1973-74                                                                         Coach Dick Carlson
1974-75                                                                         Coach Dick Carlson
1975-76  7 - 2                                                                 Coach Dick Carlson
1976-77  3 - 6                                                                 Coach Dick Carlson
1977-78  7 - 2                                                                 Coach Dick Carlson
1978-79  7 - 2                                                                 Coach Dick Carlson
1979-80  6 - 3                                                                 Coach Dick Carlson
1980-81  0 - 9                                                                 Coach Dick Carlson
1981-82  0 - 9                                                                 Coach Dick Carlson
1982-83  3 - 6                                                                 Coach Dick Carlson
                            
1983-84  8 - 2   IHSA Class 1A Playoff Qualifier!!           Coach John Mowery
                       Sweet 16 Finalist
                       1st Rd.- Lost to Monmouth Yorkwood 37-0
                       Yorkwood won IHSA State Championship!
                     
1984-85  6 - 3                                                                 (Coach's name needed)
1985-86  4 - 5                                                                 (Coach's name needed)
1986-87  3 - 6                                                                 (Coach's name needed)
1987-88  1 - 8                                                                 (Coach's name needed)
1988-89  1 - 8                                                                 Coach James O'Flaherty
1989-90  3 - 6                                                                 Coach James O'Flaherty
 
AS THE AVON-ROSEVILLE "COUGARS"
 
**From former assistant coach Jason Bates: 
 
"I was an assistant coach for Avon-Roseville football coop for one year in the 1994 season while I was attending WIU briefly.  Head Coach was Don Farr and one of the assistants was Chad Carlson. They had just come off back to back conference titles of the Bi-County Conference and I believe you have that info.  I know the co-op lasted for a few years in the 1990's.  I don't know the year it ended but whenever the first year of Avon joining Bushnell Prairie City was, would be the end of the (AR Cougars Co-op).  Colors were Black/Silver/White.  Helmets were black with a big block "A & R" put together and offset.  Home jersey's were black, road jerseys were white with a silver/grey pant.  Home games were split with half in Roseville and half in Avon.  practices were sometimes in Roseville and sometimes in Avon depending on where we played a game that week whether home or away.  So practices and games were split very evenly between the two towns. The Cougars also had a homecoming game in each town."
                               
1990-91  8 - 2   IHSA Class 1A Playoff Qualifier!!      Coach James O'Flaherty
                       Top 32 teams in Class 1A
                       1st Rd.- Lost to Alexis 28-6
                       Alexis lost in 2nd round.
                  
1991-92  5 - 4                                                                (Coach's name needed) 
                              
1992-93  8 - 3   IHSA Class 1A Playoff Qualifier!!      Coach Rick Kirkton 
                       Sweet 16 Finalist
                       1st Rd.- Beat ROWVA 14-7
                       2nd Rd. - Lost to Kewanee Wethersfield 26-20 (O/T)
                       Wethersfield lost in Final 4 round.
              
1993-94  8 - 3   IHSA Class 1A Playoff Qualifier!!      Coach Rick Kirkton 
                       Sweet 16 Finalist
                       1st Rd.- Beat Abingdon 35-16
                       2nd Rd. - Lost to Monmouth Warren 31-0
                       Warren lost in Final 4 round.
                            
1994-95  5 - 4                                                                 Coach Don Farr

Avon-Roseville "Cougars" of 1994-95
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Submitted by Jason Bates

1995-96  4 - 5                                                                 Coach Don Farr
1996-97  1 - 8                                                                 Coach Don Farr
1997-98  1 - 8                                                                 Coach Ross Richardson
1998-99  2 - 7                                                                 Coach Ross Richardson
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
 
The lady netters of Avon High School made one trip to the Sweet 16 and won a total of THREE Regional Championships and one District Championship. The team of 1987-88 also won a Sectional title! The 1985-86 team won all 17 regular season games before losing in the Regional tournament.
 
We do not have any records or game results for the championship seasons. We also do not have records or coaches names for the seasons beginning with 1993-94 through the coop with Bushnell-Prairie City. Please contact us at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net if you have any information you can add to this section.
                         
1973-74                                                                         Coach Phyllis Brown
1974-75    1 - 11                                                             Coach Phyllis Brown
1975-76    6 - 3                                                               Coach Phyllis Brown
1976-77  12 - 2                                                               Coach Phyllis Brown
             
1977-78  13 - 2        District Champions!!                       Coach Phyllis Brown
                   
1978-79    7 - 13                                                             Coach Phyllis Brown
1979-80  13 - 9                                                               Coach Phyllis Brown
1980-81  12 - 2                                                               Coach Phyllis Brown
1981-82  13 - 3                                                               Coach Phyllis Brown
1982-83  11 - 7                                                               Coach Phyllis Brown
1983-84  10 - 6                                                               Coach Phyllis Brown
1984-85  11 - 5                                                               Coach Phyllis Brown
1985-86  17 - 1        Undefeated Regular Season!          Coach Julie Gomes
                            
1986-87  27 - 5        Regional Champions!!                    Coach Marty Hoffman
                         
1987-88  (need record) Sweet 16 Finalist!!!!                    Coach Cindy Paulus
                              (Postseason scores needed)
                                 Regional Champions!!
                                 Sectional Champions!! 
                
1988-89 & 1989-90 Records and coaches names needed.
                            
1990-91  (need record) Regional Champions!!                (Coach's name needed)
                    
1991-92  (need record) Regional Champions!!                (Coach's name needed)
             
1992-93 through coop with BPC - Season records and coaches names needed.
                                    
                              
GIRLS BASKETBALL
 
There are no season records listed on the IHSA website for Avon High School girls basketball. We were able to locate some postseason efforts recorded on the site and have listed them below. We do not know if the coop with Bushnell-Prairie City included girls basketball, and if it did we are not certain when the coop agreement took place.
 
We are in need of season records and coaches names for every season of girls basketball at Avon High School. Please contact us if you have this information to share in this section.
                       
2008-09  (record needed)  Regional Tourney - 2nd Place!      Coach's name needed
                                Title Game - Lost to London Mills 56-48
                                London Mills SRV lost in Sectional 1st. Rd.
         
2009-10  (record needed)  Regional Champions!!!             Coach's name needed
                                Title Game - Beat Abingdon 38-29
                                Sectional Tourney
                                1st Rd. - Lost to Ridgewood 68-50
                                Ridgewood placed 3rd in State Finals
                
2010-11  (record needed)                                                    Coach's name needed
                                Regional Tourney
                                Beat Biggsville 60-37
                                Semi-final lost to Knoxville 68-44
                                Knoxville won Regional title
                                Knoxville lost in Sectional semi-final
                   
                                Ridgewood = Cambridge/Alwood Coop
            
2011-12  (record needed)                                                    Coach's name needed
                                Regional Tourney
                                Beat Monmouth Warren 57-44
                                Semi-final - Lost to Lewistown 61-36
                                Lewistown lost to Abingdon in title game
                        
2012-13  (record needed)                                                    Coach's name needed
                            
                       
GIRLS SOFTBALL
              
The Avon High School girls competed in softball. We believe the school entered into a coop agreement with BPC in the latter years, possibly in the early 2000s. If this is incorrect please let us know. We do know that the IHSA website credits Avon HS with winning a Regional title in 2008 and lists Avon HS as competing in the Regional tourney in 2011 and 2012.
 
We are in need of records and coaches names for each of the seasons on the diamond for the Avon HS girls. If you have this information and any other items you would like to share please contact us.
                    
2007-08                Regional Champions!!                  (Coach's name & record needed)
                   Title game - Beat London Mills SRV 4-0
                   Sectional Tourney
                   1st Rd. - Lost to Tremont 2-0
                   Tremont lost in Sectional final.
   
2010-11                Regional Tourney                            (Coach's name & record needed)
                   Quarter-final rd. - lost to Biggsville WC 12-2
                   Biggsville WC lost in semi-final round.
          
2011-12                Regional Tourney                            (Coach's name & record needed)
                   Quarter-final rd. - lost to Sciota WP 11-1
                   Sciota WP lost in semi-final round
                    
2012-13  Record & coach's name needed.
                            
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
               
The Avon High School boys thinclads earned a total of TEN individual medals at the IHSA state track meet! Steve Repp (5 total medals) and Dan Schisler (4 total medals) led the way. Steve Repp's 2nd Place finish in the 400 meter dash and three medals won in the 1985 state meet was the best season for any individual in AHS history. Information is being sought to fill this section out more completely such
as coaches names and conference success.
              
1982-83        Individual Medalist - Class A                  Coach's name needed 
                      
               Steve Repp - 400 Meter Dash - 3rd Place!
                
1983-84        Individual Medalist - Class A                  Coach's name needed 
                      
               Steve Repp - 200 Meter Dash - 7th Place!
            
1984-85        Individual Medalist - Class A                  Coach's name needed 
                      
               Steve Repp - 400 Meter Dash - 2nd Place!
                                    200 Meter Dash - 3rd Place!
                                    Triple Jump      - 8th Place!
                            
1988-89        Individual Medalist - Class A                  Coach's name needed 
                      
               Dan Schisler - 3200 Meter Run - 3rd Place!
                                    - 1600 Meter Run - 7th Place!
                        
1989-90        Individual Medalist - Class A                  Coach's name needed 
                      
               Dan Schisler - 1600 Meter Run - 4th Place!
                                    - 3200 Meter Run - 5th Place!
               Tim Malley    - Long Jump       - 7th Place!
                                  
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
 
The Avon lady tracksters won a District title in 1978! They also had one individual, Kelli Krause, place at the IHSA Class 1A state track meet! Coaches names and other information is needed to make this section more complete. A photo of the 1978 District champs is also bing sought. Coach Ross Richardson coached track and field at Avon - Spoon River Valley in the 1990s. Coach Richardson now coaches at Harvard University!
 
1977-78        District Champions!!                               Coach's name needed
                         
1997-98        Individual Medalist - Class A                  Coach Patrick Murphy 
                      
               Kelli Crouse - Long Jump - 6th Place!
    (Kelli was a student at London Mills Spoon River Valley H.S.
     Spoon River Valley and Avon H.S. co-opted girls track this season
     with Avon H.S. as the hosting school.)
             
If You Have Any Further Information...
 
.....to share regarding the history, accomplishments, and experiences of Avon High School please write to us at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net. Photos and memories are always welcome and make each page on the Glory Days website unique. You can also contact us via the U.S. Postal Service at the following address:
 
IHSGD Website
6439 N. Neva Ave.
Chicago, Il....60631

Avon High School junior Class 1927-28
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Submitted by Roberta Van Briesen

Avon HS Junior Class Photo of 1927-28 (above)
Front row: Alf Raymond, Lewis Palmer, Lachlan Crissey, Donald Hatch, Eugene Pattison, Ralph Davis
Second row: Eula Buck, Lucille Swanson, Eileen Grey, Urith Cutforth, Bernadine Spurgeon, Gertrude Mills
Third Row: Catharine Gillett, Doris Lemon, Grace Potter, Evelyn Niles, Lucy Shumaker
Back Row: Edward Brown, Russell Meachum, Bert Alden
Juanita Sebree was absent.