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April, 2004

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Illinois History, a magazine for young people

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Illinois History:
A Magazine for Young People

April, 2004
Vol. 57, Issue 3

Sports in Illinois History


TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Elgin National Road Race (page 1)
Jeff Michel, St. Thomas More, Elgin
Teacher: Melissa Craig

The Bell that Caused the Bang: The 1969 Thanksgiving Day Football Skirmish (page 3)
Erin Conner, Belleville West High School, Belleville
Teacher: Melissa Schmitt-Crafton

The Chicago Cubs: An Enduring Tradition (page 5)
Margot DiMuzio, Jamieson School, Chicago
Teachers: Bob Newton and Jackie Turlow

Sports in Illinois Prisons (page 7)
Christina Mayberry, Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale
Teacher: Patricia Grimmer

Red Grange, The Greatest Collegiate Football Player of All Time (page 9)
Jonathan Hughes, Carbondale Community High School
Teacher: Patricia Grimmer

George Halas: Father of American Professional Football (page 11)
Caitlin Gidcumb, St. Bede Academy, Peru
Teacher: Micahel Pomatto

St. Bede Academy’s Fifty Game Winning Streak (page 13)
James Hanson, St. Bede Academy, Peru
Teacher: Michael Pomatto

The Chicago Blackhawks: 1926-1936 The First Decade (page 15)
Bryne Hadnott, Brookwood Junior High School, Glenwood
Teacher: Harry Daley

Wrigley Field (page 17)
Mark Biagi, Brookwood Junior High School, Glenwood
Teacher: Harry Daley

Sherman Landers (page 19)
Adam Tate, Oregon High School, Oregon
Teacher: Sara Werckle

Off to the Races (page 21)
Jessica Lovstad, Oregon High School, Oregon
Teacher: Sara Werckle

The Black Sox Scandal (page 23)
Jake Meyer, Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Collinsville
Teacher: Michael Voss

Who Won the 1975 U. S. Open? (page 25)
Jared Wentzel, Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Collinsville
Teacher: Michael Voss

Spirit of Harness Racing: The Hambletonian (page 26)
Emily Foppe, All Saints Academy, Breese
Teacher: Stephanie Garcia

“Play Ball” – The Women’s Way (page 27)
Lydia Bruegge, All Saints Academy, Breese
Teacher: Stephanie Garcia


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