Results for Best Mascot 2014

Total Votes: 626


Fowler, KS

In 1934, Fern Barger won the contest to select Fowler's mascot with the Goldbug. The idea was taken from the 1843 short story by Edgar Allen Poe entitled "Goldbug". The story is about a man who gets bit by a goldbug and becomes obsessed wit...

Total Votes: 1


Solomon, KS

Yes, there are gorillas roaming around lowland Kansas. Solomon Gorillas. In the 1920s, Solomon's basketball coach was Maurice Woodford, who was awarded the title of "All Kansas" while playing football and basketball at Pittsburg State. In 1...

Total Votes: 8


Hesston, KS

The nickname changed roughly 30 years ago to honor what then was called Hesston Corporation, an important company to the town which built, among other products, the swather. A swather in this part of Kansas is used primarily to chop alfalfa...

Total Votes: 1


Perry, KS

The Kansas River is also known as "The Kaw," and Perry-Lecompton is located in the Kaw Valley. The fictitious bird that serves as the school mascot was created in the 1930s and looked like a crow. The image has morphed through the years. Wh...

Total Votes: 0


Palco, KS

The 1931 basketball team was known for being not only good, but entertaining to watch because they were smaller than most of their opponents. Some residents gave them the nickname of the banty roosters. The cheerleaders and pep club thought...

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Total Votes: 1,015


Pratt, KS

In 1925, Pratt's FB/BB coach changed the basketball uniforms from red and white to yellow because he thought too many schools were red and white. Two years later, he changed the football uniforms to green. Pratt's football field during that...

Total Votes: 1

Red Aces

Bucklin, KS

When you take on the Red Aces in Bucklin, you're messing with a "House Full of Pride." As the fight song says, "Other schools have different colors, And different emblems, too; But the sons of glorious Bucklin, To the Red and White are true...

Total Votes: 3


Salina, KS

A muleskinner was known as the head of the wagon train, driving mule teams and covered wagons across the Great Plains. Many of those trails cut through the heart of Kansas, near Salina.