Sorento High School, in spite of being for most of its life a three-year high school, did compete in boys sports.
Boys basketball and track was offered as well as, we believe, baseball. There is only one mention of Sorento High in
athletics on the IHSA website (www.ihsa.org
) and that is in the sport of basketball. If you have any further information on the athletic accomplishments of Sorento
High please drop us a line at email@example.com
The Sorento High School boys basketball team won a District title during the 1938-39 school year. This was
one of only two years in which the school was a four-year high school. Unfortunately the team record and coach's
name of this and other great Sorento High School teams are not available.
1925-26 4th Place - District Tourney
1st Round Beat Panama 34 - 10
According to Greenville HS Yearbook of 1926:
"Sorento easily put Panama out of the running by the score of 34-10.
exhibited some nice teamwork during the struggle and this
Panama's fight and spirit made it an interesting game."
Round defeated Pocohontas 13 - 12
""The great upset of the tournament came when Sorento eliminated
the strong Pocahontas five, which had drawn a bye in the first
round. The dope was all against Sorento, but they defeated Poca
by one point, 13-12. It was a fight from start to finish, both teams
playing good basketball and Sorento holding the lead with their
defense. This victory placed Sorento in the semi-finals."
Semi-Final -- Lost to Greenville 41 - 12
3rd Place Game -- Lost to Effingham 19 - 8
"Sorento's Cruthis was named to the 2nd team all-district tourney
team as was Henderson."
five won the consolation game from Sorento 19
to 8, giving them third place. There was little excitement as the
spectators were waiting for the results of the championship game.
Sorento had a fine defense, but their weakness in advancing the
ball lost the game for them. Effingham used the criss-cross
method of passing to good effect. Although Sorento took an early
lead, they were unable to hold it so that by the time the game was
had forged far ahead."
1938-39 District Champions
**From Patrick Bailey:
, and co-founder of In-N-Out Burger) attending Sorento
High School for 3 years, then graduating from Greenville High School
in 1937. The information is in the book "In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-The-Counter Look At The Fast-Food Chain That
Breaks All The Rules"
by Stacy Perman
(ISBN: 978-0-06-134671-2). It has some really interesting
information about Ms. Snyder's
time at those schools."
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