Buzz Humke — Where Is Your License To Do That?

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?

Some Historical Facts About Suburban Conference Track and Field

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 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