Results for Best Mascot 2014

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Total Votes: 60,711

Orphans

Centralia, IL

There are varying accounts of how Centralia High School was given their nickname, the Orphans. Most notably, a Chicago sportswriter said "they looked like a bunch of orphans but they sure could play basketball". During the great depression,...

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Total Votes: 1,050

Appleknockers

Cobden, IL

In 1964 when Cobden made the state basketball playoffs, an opposing fan made the comment, "Whoever heard of a bunch of Appleknockers winning such a thing"? The name stuck and the school has been the Appleknockers ever since. Cobden is locat...

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Total Votes: 36

Galloping Ghosts

Kaukauna, WI

In the early 1920s, Kaukauna dressed in white for a football game against rival Appleton. The team was known for its great speed and was therefore thought to be elusive, like a ghost. Another tale includes a student who cloaked himself and ...

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Total Votes: 24,453

Lancers

Gates Mills, OH

In keeping with the English architectural style of Gilmour's main building, Tudor House, the Lancer was selected as the mascot. In English tradition, the Lancer was the iconic image of a warrior. In the school's early years, the mascot was ...

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Total Votes: 160

Martians

Goodrich, MI

Goodrich High School is used to the misconception that the school nickname is a space alien. Actually, it's a Roman god of war, Mars. Prior to the 1930s, Goodrich was known as the Gladiators. The school also was called the Goodrich Rural Ag...

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Total Votes: 9

Space Pioneers

Indianapolis, IN

When this school opened in the 1960s, the United States and Russia were in a race to put the first man on the moon. The Northwest High spirit was flying high on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man, one giant leap...

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Total Votes: 13

Wooden Shoes

Teutopolis, IL

In 1935, local fans and businessmen gave Coach J.H. Griffin a pair of wooden shoes carved by a local shoemaker, George Deymann. Deymann spent the majority of his life making shoes for residents of Teutopolis, which were worn during the wint...

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Total Votes: 20

Wyverns

Louisville , KY

Dragon logos are all the rage now, but St. Francis students -- who are of a more intellectual bent -- voted to have this fire-breathing, barb-tailed dragon as their logo in 1976. After merging with a lower school, they realized a more kid-f...