Clinton High School, Indiana

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Clinton High School
Clinton High School.jpg
Address
301 Blackman St

,
47842

United States
Coordinates39°39′31″N 87°24′02″W / 39.658565°N 87.400684°W / 39.658565; -87.400684Coordinates: 39°39′31″N 87°24′02″W / 39.658565°N 87.400684°W / 39.658565; -87.400684
Information
Established1886
Closed1977
Grades7-12
Enrollmentover 800 when moved into South Vermillion
School color(s)              
AthleticsIHSAA
Athletics conferenceWestern Indiana
MascotWildcat
Team nameWildcats
NewspaperThe Annual
YearbookOld Gold and Black
State Championships1920 1924 1928 1932 1933[1]

Clinton High School was a public school in Clinton serving students in grades 7 through 12. It was created in 1886 and then from the consolidation in 1961 of former high schools in southern Vermillion County, Indiana, Dana High School, Hillsdale High School, St. Bernice High School, and Blanford High School. Then in 1977 Clinton was replaced by a new building and renamed South Vermilion High School

Old Clinton High School Building 1886-1919
Clinton Junior High School

Campus[edit]

The school was located in the center of Clinton just off Main St in the 300 Block of Blackman St. There football field and baseball field was located at SportLand Park on the south west side of Clinton.

Gymnasium Built 1930

Consolidation[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors Year Started Year Closed
Blanford Blanford Bears           1923 1928 Consolidated
into Clinton
Dana Dana Aggies           1925 1961 Consolidated
into Clinton
Hillsdale Hillsdale Hilltoppers           1916 1961 Consolidated
into Clinton
Saint Bernice Saint Bernice Hornets           1928 1961 Consolidated
into Clinton

Athletics[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Clinton has an all-time record of (22) sectional Championships 1916, 1925, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1961, 1968.[2]

Year Site
1916 Terre Haute
1925 Clinton
1928 Clinton
1930 Clinton
1931 Clinton
1932 Clinton
1933 Clinton
1934 Clinton
1935 Newport
1938 Marshall
1939 Clinton
1942 Clinton
1943 Clinton
1945 Marshall
1946 Clinton
1947 Clinton
1949 Clinton
1950 Clinton
1955 Rockville
1956 Clinton
1961 Rockville
1968 Terre Haute

[3] Clinton also has won (4) Regional Championships 1928, 1943, 1947, 1950.[4]

Year Site
1928 Greencastle
1943 Clinton
1947 Clinton
1950 Greencastle

Football[edit]

The Clinton Wildcat are mostly known for their football team that has won 5 Indiana Big School Football Champions in 1924, 1928, 1931, 1932, and 1933.

Head coaches[edit]

Clinton Wildcats Head Coaches
Name Seasons Record
H. B. Allen 1916 0–0
Mark Lyday 1917–1918 0–1
Earl M. Morgan 1919–1921 17–6–1
Earl Pike 1922 4–3–2
Max Bullock 1923 3–5–2
Paul "Spike" Kelly[5] 1924–1930 50–11–5
John Magnabosco 1931–1934 34–3–3
Ed Shaver 1935 6–5
Raymond "Tubby" Trobaugh 1936 4–4–1
Maurice E. "Babe" Frump 1937–1940 23–14–2
Name Seasons Record
William J. Coyer 1941–1942 14–5
N. E. Wernz 1943 5–2–1
B. Leland McCool 1944 7–1–1
Frank Welton 1945 3–5–1
Robert Burton 1946 2–6–1
George Bibich 1947 2–7
Arthur B. Haverstock 1948–1949 5–13–1
Thorval Mattax 1950–1952 21–6–3
Chester Sanders 1953–1954 10–8–2
Stewart "Red" Faught 1955–1956 9–11
Name Seasons Record
John Alfier 1957–1960 10–25–5
William S. Syvantek 1961–1964 13–13–4
Coach Deal 1962 2–8
Dick Schrier 1965 7–3
Jerry Chance 1966–1968 9–19–1
Rene Foli 1969–1971 10–17–3
Brent Anderson 1972–1976 28–21
Overall Record 1916-1977 298-222-39

Team Reccords[edit]

Clinton Wildcats Football Reccords
Season Record
1916 0–0
1917 0-0
1919 0-1
1920 5-2
1921 6-2-1
1922 4–3–2
1923 3–5–2
1924 8–1
1925 4–3–2
1926 5-3-1
1927 8-1
1928 10-0
1929 8-1-1
Season Record
1930 7-2-1
1931 9-1-1
1932 9-1
1933 9-0-1
1934 7-1-1
1935 6-5
1936 4-4-1
1937 7-2-1
1938 5-4
1939 6-5
1940 5-3-1
1941 7-3
1942 7-2
Season Record
1943 5-2-1
1944 7-1-1
1945 3-5-1
1946 2-6-1
1947 2-7
1948 2-6-1
1949 3-7
1950 5-4-1
1951 9-1
1952 7-1-2
1953 5-4-1
1954 5-4-1
1955 5-5
Season Record
1956 4-6
1957 2-6-2
1958 4-6
1959 1-8-1
1960 3-5-2
1961 2-8
1962 2-8
1963 6-2-2
1964 5-3-2
1965 7-3
1966 2-7-1
1967 1-9
1968 6-3
Season Record
1969 5-4-1
1970 5-4-1
1971 0-9-1
1972 3-7
1973 7-3
1974 10-0
1975 4-5
1976 4-6
Total 298-222-39

Conference Championships[edit]

Clinton has won or shared a conference championship around nine occasions, including six Indiana High School Football Conference titles and three Western Indiana Conference titles.

Season Coach Title Record Conf. Record
1927 Paul "Spike" Kelly IHSFC Champion 8-1 4-0
1928 Paul "Spike" Kelly Wabash Vally Champion 10-0 4-0
1928 Paul "Spike" Kelly IHSFC Champion 10-0 4-0
1929 Paul "Spike" Kelly IHSFC Champion 8-1-1 4-0
1931 John Magnabosco IHSFC Champion 9-1-1 4-0
1932 John Magnabosco IHSFC Champion 9-1 4-0
1933 John Magnabosco IHSFC Champion 9-0-1 5-0
1951 Thorval Mattax Western Indiana 9-1 7-0
1952 Thorval Mattax Western Indiana 7-1-2 6-1
1974 Brent Anderson Western Indiana 10-0 6-0

Record vs Rivals[edit]

Team Record Percentage Streak First Meeting Last Meeting
Brazil 28-28-2 .500 WIN 1 1920 1976
Rockville 8-1-1 .800 WIN 2 1964 1973
Linton-Stockton 15-15-2 .500 Loss 8 1920 1973
Sullivan 27-27 .500 Loss 1 1920 1976
West Vigo 10-4-1 .667 WIN 4 1962 1976
Overall Record 88-75-6

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Emil Bildilli - Major League Baseball pitcher (1937-1941)
  • Chris Dal Dasso 1933 - All-State Tackle, Played at IU 1934-1936; team captain 1936, Athletic Director at Indiana University[6]
  • Lawrence J. Giacoletto 1934 - Known for his work in the field of semi-conductor circuit technology.
  • Fred Vanzo 1934 - professional American football player who played running back for four seasons for the Detroit Lions and Chicago Cardinals.
  • John Magnabosco 1923 - Head Coach Ball State 1935-1952 Head Coach Clinton Wildcats 1931-1934 3X State Champs 31,32,33. Indiana Football Hall Of Fame
  • Tony Berto 1939 - Coached 39 years total - Otsego, Michigan, High School 1946-1948, Boonville HS 1948-1952, and Delphi HS 1952-1985; coached 3 sports for 24 years and 2 sports for 15 years (football, basketball, baseball, track, and golf); Delphi football record of 203 wins. Lettered at Purdue 1939-1943 in Football Basketball and Baseball. Indiana Football Hall Of Fame[7]

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