Phil Valley's 14.4 obliterated the overall 120 High Hurdles State record (14.7). Defending State champion Bob Albrecht of the Bay finished second. In the subsequent 18 State meets where the event was run over 36" hurdles, only four guys in all classes ran faster, with one of them being Jim Mitchell of the Bay in … Continue reading 1942
Bob McCahill, class of 1938, was one of the great Bay athletes of the early years. Bob was at minimum a nine-time letterman, earning three each in football, basketball and track. He was All-Suburban in football as a senior and in the fourth Glory Cup game scored the winning PAT on a line plunge, 7-6 … Continue reading Bob McCahill: Heaving The Iron Pellet
Indoor practices were a challenge in the days prior to the construction of the Memorial Gym. They had the hallways and dungeon. And it's not like the Memorial Gym was all that big a help, either.
To my knowledge, winning the Suburban Triple (winning three individual events in the Suburban Indoor or Outdoor) has been accomplished seven times during the years the Bay was in the Suburban Conference. 1936 Outdoor Al Schilder South Milwaukee: Schilder won the 100 (10.2), 220 Hurdles (25.6) and Broad Jump (21-3) at Waukesha's Haertel Field, leading … Continue reading The Suburban Triple
Bob Nicolet, class of 1955, is one of the giants of Whitefish Bay athletics. Simply one of the best ever Bay athletes. He amassed an amazing 14 letters in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf and Tennis. He's one of three Bay guys in the Suburban era that I'm aware of that were named 1st Team All-Suburban … Continue reading Bob Nicolet: Nic Is Tops In The State
Buzz Humke moved into the Bay in the early 1950's for his junior year. Anybody that had his father Bob for Freshmen Algebra over the next couple of decades knows all about the necessity of having a proper license. (Mr. Humke passed away in 2007 at age 98.) Buzz was an outstanding pole vaulter, winning … Continue reading Buzz Humke — Where Is Your License To Do That?
Everyone knows you can run faster, jump higher and throw farther if you know you look bitchin' out there. I think we can all agree that no Bay track team has ever had it goin' on quite like the 1936 squad.
From the Wisconsin State Journal after the 1951 State Meet: Allen Butler and Jim Englander at Camp Randall in 1948 after the Bay doubled up runner-up Richland Center 43 - 20 1/2: Five-time State Champion Bill Eichfeld winning the 200 in 1951: Three-time Badger track letterman Jim Englander from the 1951 Badger: … Continue reading Short Lads Who Can Run Fast
Below are team scores and 880 Relay results from the 1966 State Meet at Monona Grove. Which do you like better, the Wisconsin State Journal or Milwaukee Journal? Wisconsin State Journal: Milwaukee Journal: Me? I like the Milwaukee Journal's results much better. They also have the advantage of being correct. The Bay got a monster … Continue reading Just The Facts, Part I
When it came to success in track and field, the Bay didn't mess around. They got very good, very quick. The Bay finished 6th at the 1934 Class B State Meet in their very first season. Sophomore Bob Burke became the first of what are now 98* Bay State individual or relay champions when he … Continue reading Well, That Escalated Quickly
Suburban Outdoor: First held in 1925. First meet for the Bay was 1934. Suburban Relays: First held in 1938. Suburban Indoor: First held in 1954. The Indoor was held at UWM's Baker Fieldhouse from 1954 through 1958. In 1959 it moved to Waukesha's new fieldhouse and stayed there for most of the 1960's. The Relays … Continue reading Some Historical Facts About Suburban Conference Track and Field
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
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