Results for Best Mascot 2014

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Total Votes: 210,621

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 b...

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Total Votes: 1,508

Sugarbeeters

Chinook, MT

The town's livelihood was built around sugarbeet production, but the sugarbeet doesn't exactly strike fear in many opponents. So the mascot's look has changed over the years, and now the school has ar...

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Total Votes: 64,764

Donkeys

Bray, OK

The town of Bray was named for its first postmaster. The word bray is defined as the loud, harsh cry of a donkey, hence the animal serving as the school's athletic nickname....

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Total Votes: 115,951

Flying Dutch

St. Marys, PA

St Marys was founded by German immigrants in 1842. Deutsch is the German language word for German. This word was pronounced by English speakers as "Dutch." In the 1920s, the school mascot was the Dutc...

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Total Votes: 58,232

Kangaroos

Terryville, CT

It's many, many miles from Australia, but Terryville got its nickname from a cheerleader who brought her stuffed kangaroo to practices and games. It became a lucky charm and a tradition so strong that...

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Total Votes: 10,453

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 t...

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Total Votes: 15,040

Shipbuilders

Bath, ME

Morse is located in Bath, which has a loooong history of building ships. The area has been known for its ship-building since 1607. And the heritage continues today - Bath is home to Bath Iron Works, a...

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Total Votes: 6,373

Northern Lights

Deering, AK

The famous Northern Lights traditionally are seen in Alaska and are very predominant in this area of the state. The Northern Lights are part of the culture, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks even...

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Total Votes: 8,821

Turkeys

Memphis, TN

Founded in 1847 and once known as Belles (as in Southern Belles), St. Mary's became the turkeys in 1975. Two seniors - Lisa Morrow Morten and Crissy Garrett Haslam, had brothers who attended Memphis U...

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Total Votes: 39,926

Criminals

Yuma, AZ

The Criminals might steal the ball, but not your lunch money. After Yuma's original school building burned down in 1910, classes were held in the cellblocks of the vacated Yuma Territorial Prison....

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