Mt. Vernon High School New Gym
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Love the pics of the Illinois gyms I have been blessed to play, coach or visit many Illinois gyms. Have some favorites, Salem, Centralia, West Frankfort, Pinkneyville, Eldorado, Campaign Central, Herrin, Flora, Red Hill, Cobden, Hoopston to name a few. Just took a job teaching and coaching in Indiana. I am so excited just to coach at some of the gyms in the Big 8. Jasper seats over 5000, Booneville over 5000, Princeton over 5000, Mt. Vernon has a nice gym seating 3300 and the big one the Hatchet House in Washington Seats over 7200 built in 1925. Old Railroad town that kinda reminds me of Centralia. Should be a fun year.
I haven't been to Collinsville or Quincy would like to some day.
Last edited by Mr. Wildcat; 08-29-2016 at 08:33 PM.
"West Hancock" is not actually a high school, but rather the name for the Hamilton and Warsaw coop. Nauvoo-Colusa HS was previously apart of the coop before the high school closed. Their kids now attend Warsaw HS.
Bethalto(Civic Memorial) my counting estimate 1900 seats
Last edited by ejk; 12-09-2016 at 12:14 AM.
Peoria Journal-Star is doing a "Dandy Gyms" series profiling (with photos) various fabled gyms in their circulation area.
Today's installment is Dawson "Dawdy" Hawkins Gym in Pekin:
Belleville (Althoff Catholic)
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