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The 1943-44 VHS basketball team


VHS Football


    These are photos of Venice High School football players practicing on the athletic field, but when they were taken is unknown. You can click on any of the photos for a larger version. Please let us know if you know anyone in the photos.




Foley Family Collection

The 1923 VHS basketball team

    This is a photo of the 1922-23 Venice High School basketball team. In the from row, from left, are Larue Baxter, Gus Rhemus, Austin Lewis and William Hormann. In the back row, from left, are Marvin Dean, Frank Foley, unknown Coach and Lambert Fechte.
Foley Family Collection



This is a Granite City Press-Record clipping taped to a program for the Golven Gloves Championships on Feb. 25 and 26, 1959, at Kiel Auditorium. Two young men represented Venice in the tournament. Ed Foley, 126 pounds, (third from left) won his bout and Golden Gloves title in the first round. Lloyd Patterson, 118 pounds, (second from left) was not as successful. Click on the photo to make it easier to read. We are unsure why the Post-Dispatch dateline is included.



This is a closeup of the patch on a purple satin jacket Foley was given for his championship. A small gold boxing glove can be seen near the bottom center of the photo, also awared to Foley.

The Venice Sports Hall of Fame
(This is an article that appeared in the Suburban Journals when the inductees were announced)
Athletes named to Venice Sports Hall of Fame
December 26, 2010
The Venice History Committee has inducted 70 athletes into the Venice Spotlight on Sports Hall of Fame. Inductees lived in Venice. Below are nominees, where they attended high school and college and any professional athletic accomplishments.
Boxing
Robert Foxworth: Venice High School, Pop Miles Golden Gloves Champion
Auto racing
Bill Schaeffer: Venice High, NHRA/NASCAR driver
Baseball
Ted Savage: Lincoln High School, St. Louis Cardinals
Rainey Crawford: Lincoln High, Cleveland Indians
Joe Prince Henry: Lovejoy High School, Negro major leagues
Burl Hand: Venice High, semi-professional
Clarence Hand: Venice High, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
John Corrie: Venice High
Bob Simpson: Madison and Collinsville high schools
Cecil Simpson: Madison High School
Edward "Hawk" Devany: Venice High
Fred Rumph: Venice High and Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Joshua Johnson: Negro major league baseball, University of Illinois
Don Myracle: Venice High
Tom Scaturro: Venice High
Larry Puent: Venice High
Basketball
Robert Dubinick: Venice High, St. Louis University
Bill Ohlendorf: Venice High, Erskine College
Robert Chavis Sr.: Lincoln High
William "Chuck" Jenkins: Dunbar High School
Roosevelt Taylor: Dunbar High
Luther Ferrell: Dunbar High, Alabama State University
J.D. Haynes, Dunbar High
Rich Essington: Venice High, SIUE
Ira Long: Dunbar High
Frank Jenkins: Dunbar High
Howard Silas: Dunbar High
Jeff Riggs: Dunbar High
Chuck Garrett: Dunbar High, Washington University
Jeff Corrie: Venice High, St. Louis University-Parks
Jesse Swope: Lovejoy and Lincoln high schools
Jesse Hall: Venice High, Michigan State University and SIUE
Erwin Claggett: Venice High, St. Louis University
Ron Henry: Venice High, Iowa State University
Mike Henry: Venice High, McKendree University
Clarence Hand: Venice High, SIUE
John Gonterman: Venice High
Jess Gonterman: Venice High
Dale Turner: Venice High, University of North Iowa
Bobby Simpson: Madison and Collinsville high schools
Bill Cockrill: Venice High
Burl Hand: Venice High
Woodrow Moad: Venice High
Eddie Lee Salmond Sr.: Lincoln High
Eddie Salmond Jr.: Venice High
John Earl Campbell: Venice High
Jake Young: Madison High, SIUE
Dave Hodges: Madison High, SIUE
Don Freeman: Madison High, SIUC, NBA
Ed Walker: Madison High, St. Louis University, American Basketball Association
Emit Pratt: Lovejoy and Lincoln high schools
Neil Ebersoldt: Venice High
Tom Kowalski: Venice High
Football
Jim Jeffries Sr.: Venice High
Emil Kittel: Venice High
Steve Lopez: Venice High
Henry Randall: Venice High
John Gonterman: Venice High
Coaching
George Cross: basketball at Lincoln High
Zahn Wells: baseball and basketball at Venice High
Ken Perkins: basketball at Venice High
Stan Lynch: basketball at Lincoln High
Clinton Harris: basketball at Venice High
Clarence Hand: assistant basketball at Venice High
Ernie Page Sr.: basketball at Dunbar High
Don Davinroy: assistant basketball at Venice High
Donn Hornberger: tennis coach at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Maryville College
Robert Foxworth: tennis
Rich Essington: basketball at Venice High
George Smith: basketball at Dunbar High
Joshua Johnson: baseball and basketball at Dunbar High
Fred Rumph: baseball at Venice High School
Bill Ohlendorf: basketball at Venice High
Roger Davis: basketball at Venice High
Ben May: basketball at Dunbar High
George Crow: basketball at Dunbar High
Track and field
Clarence Hand: Venice High
Antoine Henderson: Venice High

You may want to visit the following website for an in-depth look at the sports at Venice High School. This website is not connected to the Venice History Committee, but much of the material was provided by the committee.
http://www.illinoishsglorydays.com/id104.html

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