Results for Best Mascot 2013

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Total Votes: 156,812

Liberators

Bolivar, MO

The town of Bolivar was named for Venezuelan military and political leader Simon Bolivar, who was critical in the fight for independence from Spain. But until the early 1950s, the school's nickname was the Tigers. In 1948, Presidents Romulo...

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Total Votes: 8,368

Kewpies

Columbia, MO

The 1913-14 basketball season not only brought Columbia High School - as Hickman was known then - an undefeated season, but also a nickname that is approaching a century old. The school secretary owned a Kewpie doll, popular figurines then,...

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Total Votes: 140,810

Spoofhounds

Maryville, MO

In the 1920s, coach L.E. Zeigler was angry with his team for being lazy at practice, so he gathered the players, called them a bunch of spoofhounds and ordered them to go home. The term came from a plaster-of-Paris dog that Zeigler recalled...

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Total Votes: 18,393

Midgets

Unionville, MO

Multiple theories exist as to how Putnam County became known as the Midgets, and many of those point back to the football and basketball teams being small in size compared with opponents. It is uncertain precisely when the nickname was adop...

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Total Votes: 12,328

Zizzers

West Plains, MO

A zizzer means the best in a specific field, and became popular at West Plains when Phoebe Davidson, a member of the faculty, exclaimed, "What a zizzer!" when she saw a booklet presented to her by the senior class in 1908. The school newspa...

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