Majorettes at Shades Cahaba

Majorettes at Shades Cahaba

In some marching bands, the majorettes are the featured performers at halftime. In recent decades, the majorette has been replaced by dance teams such at the Star Spangles Girls at Homewood High School. The photo here is of the 1949 Shades Cahaba High School...
Cheerleaders at Shades Cahaba

Cheerleaders at Shades Cahaba

Behind every football team, no matter how good or how bad their season is going, there is a dedicated group of students there that have their back. That will rally the fans and help the team on a critical play, “push ’em back, push ’em back, waaay...
The 1945 Football Team

The 1945 Football Team

Here are a few photos of the Shades Cahaba High School 1945 Football Team. In Coach Piggy Mitchell’s 12th year as head coach, the team went on to an 8-1 record.
1945 & 1946 Baseball Teams

1945 & 1946 Baseball Teams

The photo of the 1945 baseball team in the main image states that they made the sixth out of eleven years that the team has entered the county prep playoff. The really tall person in the middle of the back row is Herb Griffin who we spoke with in Episode 6. He is also...
1926 & 1927 Baseball Teams

1926 & 1927 Baseball Teams

Every year a baseball team was chosen, they had not started the season due to the time it took to get the yearbook printed and bound to be distributed by the end of the school year. In the 1926 book it said that the team was the division champions and the whole team...
Time For A New Shades Cahaba

Time For A New Shades Cahaba

In 1942, with the country fighting wars in Europe and the pacific, Homewood could no longer ignore the fact that Shades Cahaba was getting a little old in the tooth and it would have to be replaced in the next decade. Not to mention that it was very crowded. It was...
1923 Girls Basketball Team

1923 Girls Basketball Team

In the previous post we showed the boy’s basketball team so we can’t leave out the girl’s team. Here is a photo of the 1923. Unfortunately I did not capture the write-up in the yearbook. I do know that one of the girls in this photo is Helen...
1923 Boys Basketball Team

1923 Boys Basketball Team

Or Basket Ball as it was spelled in the Owl yearbook. Here is Coach Sump Clarke and his only basketball team, during his only year to coach at Shades Cahaba. From the yearbook: “Great interest in basket ball was shown this year. We are glad to report that there was...
Fighting Patriots Book Available Now

Fighting Patriots Book Available Now

I spoke with former Homewood football player Wade Kirkpatrick about the 1974 Championship team and the book he was writing about it under the pseudonym of Patrick Kirk. You can listen to the episode at...
Shades Cahaba Athletics

Shades Cahaba Athletics

As soon as the school was built, teams were formed and Shades Cahaba entered into competition with other Birmingham area high schools, which had already been competing for a number of years. This was no small feat, you only need to listen to the episode with Michael...