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School nicknames (state by state)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by I Should Coco, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Couldn't find a previous thread on this (apologies if there was one). Seeing it's state tournament time for many of us, let's send a shout-out to some great school nicknames we've seen in our states.

    Here's five from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, land of the pasty, cheap beer and great team nicknames:

    1. Ishpeming Hematites
    2. Gwinn Modeltowners
    3. Manistique Emeralds
    4. Kingsford Flivvers
    5. (of course) Watersmeet Nimrods

    I'm sure there are more out there ...
  2. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member


    Shoals Jug Rox
    Logansport Berries (but their logo is Felix the Cat)
    Hobart Brickies
    Lafayette Jeff Bronchos (there was a deal on h's)
    Indianapolis Northwest Space Pioneers
    Frankfort Hot Dogs
    Speedway Sparkplugs
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member


    Allegany Campers
    Brunswick Railroaders
    Douglass Mighty Ducks
    Dunbar Poets
    Elkton Golden Elks
    Forest Park Foresters
    Linganore Lancers
    Mount St. Joseph's Gaels
    North Hagerstown Hubs
    Poly Engineers
    Sparrows Point Pointers
    Wilde Lake Wildecats
  4. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member


    Freeport Pretzels
    Hoopeston Cornjerkers (my junior high)
    Effingham Flaming Hearts
  5. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Woonsocket Villa Novans
    East Providence Townies (my alma mater - in reference to the now-city once being the largest town in the country).
    Every other high school is Lions, Tigers, Patriots, etc.
  6. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Another good Illinois one: Plano Reapers

    And it always disappointed me that the town of Sandwich, Ill., couldn't do better than Indians for its nickname. C'mon ... the heros? The Hoaggies? The Ruebens?
  7. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member


    Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Somerset Briarjumpers
  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Lest we forget the Moorhead Spuds.
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member


    Cairo (pronounced CAY-ro) Syrupmakers
    Johnson of Savannah Atomsmashers (it's located near the Savannah River nuclear bomb plant)

    I'm sure there are more, but those are the ones I can come up with off the top of my head.
  11. service_gamer

    service_gamer Well-Known Member


    Northeast Dubois Jeeps (a minor character from "Popeye," not the vehicle)
  12. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I'll break the thread requirement somewhat, and I always do this on these threads, but I love the Gulf South Conference nicknames. If I have to contain them to Arkansas, I can do this:

    Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils (Cotton Blossoms)
    Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (Golden Suns)
    Henderson State Reddies
    Southern Arkansas Muleriders

    That omits a couple of other good ones:

    Delta State Statesmen (unofficial nickname: The Fighting Okra)
    West Florida Argonauts
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