We know that the sport of basketball was offered to the boys of Schram City Grade School. Don LeMay
provided the following information on Schram City Grade School athletics:
"Although many of your facts about the Village's location and the demographics of the nearby Montgomery County communities,
including Schram City, are essentially correct, the town's former school system lacked a High School. As a former student
at the Schram City grade school in the late 1930s and early 1940s, I can assure you that all students from Schram City attended
the 4-year Hillsboro Community High School during that period before creation of the Hillsboro Community Unit School District
in the 1950s.
Schram City Grade School fielded a basketball team for many years. The school's gym was small with one basket, but
there was an outside court for practice during the warm months. Home games and team practice occurred in, not Schram City,
but at the Hillsboro Community High School.
I suspect the game between Greenville High School's "second squad" and the Schram City's boys basketball team may have
been arranged to get playing time and experience, but I have no specific knowledge of the game mentioned in Greenville's yearbook."
The only evidence we have regarding Schram City High School basketball is an artilce found in the 1934-35
Greenville High School yearbook which states that Greenville High School's "second squad" beat Schram City 22 - 18 in one
contest. However, as Don LeMay states above, this may not have been an actual high school contest.
MEMORIES AND FACTS
From Earl Huston:
"My father went to school in Schram City in the 1930's and early 1940's. The students at that time went
from grade school through eighth grade. I know I have my dads basketball photos and his graduation papers. At
that time the students then went to Hillsboro High School. My father though never ever mentioned that students
went up through the 12th grade at the school. I also know that their were only a total of 8 rooms in the school and
that should be a tell telling mark to judge as to whether or not their really was a high school. Also, since I went
to elementary school their from 1957-1960 when the school closed for good because of declining enrollment, there never was
a indoor gym of any sorts on the school grounds.
I actually wish their was a high school but I really
think Schram City School always fed its eighth graders into Hillsboro High School. I
can tell you a number of those starters on those early 1900-1950 basketball teams at Hillsboro High School lived in Schram
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