So Just How Good Was Tom Dakin’s 14.0 In The 120 High Hurdles In 1962?

"The Class A and State Record is 14 Flat Set by Tom Dakin of Whitefish Bay in 1962." Anybody who attended the State Track Meet from 1965 to 1979 heard PA announcer Bill Cross blast out those memorable words in that unique, booming voice.  Bill had been the Bay's head track coach from 1958 to … Continue reading So Just How Good Was Tom Dakin’s 14.0 In The 120 High Hurdles In 1962?

Tom Callahan: The Great Ones Do It On The Day

At the State Track Meet nobody cares what you've done during the season or during your career.  The only thing that matters is what you do on the day of the State Meet. Heading into his senior season in 1975, Tom Callahan had put together a solid career in the Pole Vault.  In his first … Continue reading Tom Callahan: The Great Ones Do It On The Day

Howie Zien: The 10 Letter Man

Howie Zien, class of 1967, was one of the great Bay athletes, a true Mount Rushmore type.  He won an astounding 10 letters -- three football, three basketball and four track and field.  His senior year was as good as it gets:  team captain on Suburban Conference champion football, basketball and track teams. Howie’s well-deserved … Continue reading Howie Zien: The 10 Letter Man

The Great, Historic Suburban Conference

The Suburban Conference was founded in 1924 with seven schools.  Years indicate the first year of WIAA membership, which other than Waukesha and maybe Wauwatosa, should be about the year they opened. Cudahy (1921-1922) Milwaukee County School of Agriculture (1923-1924; located in Wauwatosa and known as the County Aggies) Shorewood (1923-1924) South Milwaukee (1910-1911) Waukesha … Continue reading The Great, Historic Suburban Conference

Whitefish Bay High School: The Beginning

The closest public high school option for Whitefish Bay students prior to the mid 1920's was Milwaukee Riverside, which could be attended on a tuition basis.  Shorewood high school opened in the fall of 1924 and replaced Riverside as the closest public option, also on a tuition basis.  By 1930, the new Shorewood building was … Continue reading Whitefish Bay High School: The Beginning