Springfield High School Rams Alumni Apparel
Springfield High School Rams Alumni Apparel
Springfield High School Rams Alumni Apparel
Springfield High School Rams Alumni Apparel
Springfield High School Rams Alumni Apparel

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Springfield High School Rams Alumni Apparel


Springfield High School
Rams
Springfield, Michigan

Springfield High School was located at 765 Upton Avenue in Springfield, MI, a suburb of Battle Creek. It was opened with the 1955-56 school year by Springfield Public Schools. The Ludington Daily News from Jan. 11, 1957 mentions that the school was "officially dedicated Jan. 6" (whatever that means). Around 1983, SPS merged with Battle Creek Public Schools. The school closed at the end of the 1989-90 school year.
Springfield High School Alumni Association on Facebook

Athletics

Unlike most new schools, the Rams found immediate success in football, turning in winning records of 5-3 and 7-2 in their first two seasons. During one stretch between 1967 and 1974, they won 60 regular season games while only losing 7, going undefeated in 1971 & 1972. A complete record of the Rams football program, including the scores of every game ever played, is available at michigan-football.com.

Springfield High School produced several individual State Champions.

  • Track - Shot putter Mike Rocca was the school's first State Champion in 1962.
  • Tennis -While Bob Blazekovic never won an individual state tennis championship, he is still second on the all-time Michigan High School career wins list with 126 wins from 1975-1977. In 1981, Bill Szakacs and Art Garcia were the state Doubles Champions.
  • Wrestling - The Rams saw their greatest State Tournament successes in wrestling, producing four individual State Championships. Kevin Lindauer won his two titles in two different weight classes, one in 1972, then following up again in 1973. Sixteen years later, in 1989, Doug Sage grappled his way to a title, a feat duplicated the next year by Eric Kane.

    Alumni

    Graduates and other former students seem to value the friendships from the past as well as the networking opportunities of the present. There are over 1,100 Rams registered at Classmates.com®.

    In 1990, SHS graduates Jim Demarest ('76) and Doug McNeil ('72) took it upon themselves to form the Springfield Alumni Association. When Springfield High School closed, the Association helped organize a farewell celebration that was attended by over 2,000 people.

    The Springfield Alumni Association can now be found on Facebook. As of this writing, the alumni page has over 200 members with more joining weekly. The Facebook page is a virtual gathering place for alumni as well as a central point for information about reunions and former Rams.

    Reunions

    Since 1990, an "All Class Reunion" has been held every five years, usually on Father's Day weekend. Details about the next reunion, as well as info about individual class reunions, can be found on the SHS Facebook page.

    Our Rams Alumni Apparel may not make you the coolest person at the next reunion, but it should get you some attention.

    SHS Today

    The former Springfield High School is now the home of the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center, although there is currently much talk about moving BCMSC to downtown, where it may be more convenient to form alliances with business and technology firms. Recently, there was an excellent article in the Battle Creek Enquirer about the activities going on at BCMSC.

    If you would like a glimpse of what the SHS building looks like now, the BCMSC home page includes a video which was filmed inside the building.

    Please, send us your Springfield High School memories. We may post them on this page for your classmates to enjoy. Also, if you have more information about SHS that you think will make this page more useful, send that along, too.

    Springfield High School Alumni Association on Facebook

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