B-Rich

Los Angeles area has some of the most original high school nicknames...

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Just for starters:

 

  • Hollywood High School Sheiks
  • Beverly Hills High School Normans
  • Culver City High School Centaurs
  • John Marshall High School Barristers

 

Can't say I've heard those used ANYWHERE else....  any others?

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5 minutes ago, B-Rich said:

Just for starters:

 

  • Hollywood High School Sheiks
  • Beverly Hills High School Normans
  • Culver City High School Centaurs
  • John Marshall High School Barristers

 

Can't say I've heard those used ANYWHERE else....  any others?

 

But wait, there's more:

 

Mayfair High Monsoons

Sultana High Sultans

Coachella Valley High Arabs

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I've always been partial to the Culver City High School CentaursVenice High School Gondoliers, and Manual Arts High School Toilers amongst unique Greater Los Angeles high school sports nicknames.

Some others that have caught my eye while paging through the Los Angeles Times sports section over the years:

Bellarmine-Jefferson High School Guards
Canoga Park High School Hunters
Cathedral High School Phantoms
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Tologs
Glendale High School Nitros
Immaculate Heart High School Pandas
Los Angeles High School Romans
Maywood Academy Nighthawks
Notre Dame Academy Royal Gryphons
Paraclete High School Spirits
Ribét Academy Fighting Frogs
St. Bonaventure High School Seraphs
St. Joseph High School Jesters

St. Paul the Apostle High School Swordsmen (as well as the Lady Swordsmen)
St. Genevieve High School Valiants
Thomas Jefferson High School Democrats 

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4 minutes ago, Brian in Boston said:

Thomas Jefferson High School Democrats 

 

Pretty ironic, that one.  

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Let's add to this LA madness.

 

Torrance High School Tartars

North (Torrance) High School Saxons

Inglewood High School Sentinels

Cornelia Connelly High School Koalas (my wife's alma mater)

Compton High School Tarbabes (due to Compton Community College being the Tartars)

California (Whittier) High School Condors

Chatsworth High School Chancellors

Diamond Bar High School Brahmas

Palos Verdes High School Sea Kings

Glendora High School Tartans

Leuzinger High School Olympians

Los Altos High School Conquerors

Nogales High School Nobles

El Modena High School Vanguards

Garden Grove High School Argonauts

Irvine High School Vaqueros

Laguna Beach High School Breakers

Newport Harbor High School Sailors

Tustin High School Tillers

Whittier Christian High School Heralds

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2 hours ago, Still MIGHTY said:

 

But wait, there's more:

 

Mayfair High Monsoons

Sultana High Sultans

Coachella Valley High Arabs

Technically not in the LA Area, but the Coachella Valley is home to the CV Arabs and their rival Indio High School Rajahs. This is because of the dates that are grown here. A couple of years ago there was someone on the east coast who was offended by the CV mascot and as a compromise they changed their name to the "Mighty Arabs"  

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14 minutes ago, LMU said:

Let's add to this LA madness.

 

Torrance High School Tartars

North (Torrance) High School Saxons

Inglewood High School Sentinels

Cornelia Connelly High School Koalas (my wife's alma mater)

Compton High School Tarbabes (due to Compton Community College being the Tartars)

California (Whittier) High School Condors

Chatsworth High School Chancellors

Diamond Bar High School Brahmas

Palos Verdes High School Sea Kings

Glendora High School Tartans

Leuzinger High School Olympians

Los Altos High School Conquerors

Nogales High School Nobles

El Modena High School Vanguards

Garden Grove High School Argonauts

Irvine High School Vaqueros

Laguna Beach High School Breakers

Newport Harbor High School Sailors

Tustin High School Tillers

Whittier Christian High School Heralds

Laguna Beach High Breakers Artists

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53 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

Pretty ironic, that one.  

 

Not really. Getting into the weeds a bit here, but Jefferson is credited as a founding father of the Democratic party via his role in the creation of the Democratic-Republican Party. Prior to the middle of the 20th century the Democratic Party was the party of small government and states rights. The JFK and LBJ administrations effectively marked the end of the Democratic Party as the "Party of the South" (and by extension the party of "state's rights"). It's a gross oversimplification, but by the end of the 20th century the two parties had effectively switched places in terms of geography and attitudes towards central government.

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1 hour ago, Brian in Boston said:

I've always been partial to the Culver City High School CentaursVenice High School Gondoliers, and Manual Arts High School Toilers amongst unique Greater Los Angeles high school sports nicknames.

Some others that have caught my eye while paging through the Los Angeles Times sports section over the years:

Bellarmine-Jefferson High School Guards
Canoga Park High School Hunters
Cathedral High School Phantoms
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Tologs
Glendale High School Nitros
Immaculate Heart High School Pandas
Los Angeles High School Romans
Maywood Academy Nighthawks
Notre Dame Academy Royal Gryphons
Paraclete High School Spirits
Ribét Academy Fighting Frogs
St. Bonaventure High School Seraphs
St. Joseph High School Jesters

St. Paul the Apostle High School Swordsmen (as well as the Lady Swordsmen)
St. Genevieve High School Valiants
Thomas Jefferson High School Democrats 

 

Although I grew up just blocks away from Crenshaw High School (Cougars), I attended Los Angeles High only for my freshman year, and went to Palisades Charter HS my final three years of high school.  Palisades' mascot is the Dolphins; as far as I know, they may be the only high school in greater Los Angeles that uses that particular mascot.

 

Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood, which was built on the old site of Metromedia Square/Fox Television Center (and former longtime home of KTTV Fox 11), has the Dragons as their mascot.

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2 hours ago, Thaumatrope said:

 

Not really. Getting into the weeds a bit here, but Jefferson is credited as a founding father of the Democratic party via his role in the creation of the Democratic-Republican Party. Prior to the middle of the 20th century the Democratic Party was the party of small government and states rights. The JFK and LBJ administrations effectively marked the end of the Democratic Party as the "Party of the South" (and by extension the party of "state's rights"). It's a gross oversimplification, but by the end of the 20th century the two parties had effectively switched places in terms of geography and attitudes towards central government.

 

Yes, although in point of fact Jefferson’s party was called the “Republican Party”.  The whole “Democratic-Republican” thing is a modern invention designed to make it easier to tell the original party apart from the modern party of the same name.  Continuing the over-simplification, the modern Republican Party does share much with Jefferson’s Republican Party.  Yes, the two contemporary parties have traded places over the last century, but that has brought the two Republican Parties into something resembling historical alignment. 

 

I know Jefferson is commonly credited as the father of the Democratic Party, but that still doesn’t mean it has make much sense. The Democratic Party wanted to tie itself to the spirit of Jefferson, so they claimed a connection.  They’re the Charlotte Hornets of the 19th Century. 😛  Jefferson stood for almost everything the Democratic Party opposes today; white supremacy, a landed elite, agrarian society favored over urban, a weak federal government subordinate to the states.

 

But then again, the Federalist Society is exactly 180 degrees from everything the Federalist Party of Hamilton and Washington believed in, and they’d be pretty horrified to see what’s happened to their name. So its not like we don’t hold on to all manner of inaccurate if historical names.

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46 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

Yes, although in point of fact Jefferson’s party was called the “Republican Party”.  The whole “Democratic-Republican” thing is a modern invention designed to make it easier to tell the original party apart from the modern party of the same name.  Continuing the over-simplification, the modern Republican Party does share much with Jefferson’s Republican Party.  Yes, the two parties have traded places, but that has brought the two Republican Parties into something resembling historical alignment. 

 

I know Jefferson is commonly credited as the father of the Democratic Party, but that still doesn’t mean it has make much sense. The Democratic Party wanted to tie itself to the spirit of Jefferson, so they claimed a connection.  They’re the Charlotte Hornets of the 19th Century. 😛  Jefferson stood for almost everything the Democratic Party opposes today; white supremacy, a landed elite, agrarian society favored over urban, a weak federal government subordinate to the states.

 

But then again, the Federalist Society is exactly 180 degrees from everything the Federalist Party of Hamilton and Washington believed in, and they’d be pretty horrified to see what’s happened to their name. So its not like we don’t hold on to all manner of inaccurate if historical names.

 

"I Still Call it the Whig"

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There's also the 

 

Grover Cleveland Charter High School Cavaliers (est 1959)

Granada Hills Charter High School Highlanders

Reseda High School Regents

William Howard Taft Charter High School Toreadors

El Camino Real Charter High School Conquistadores

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Cleveland, Ohio Area:

 

Cleveland Collingwood Railroaders

Cleveland East Technical Scarabs

Cleveland Glenville Tarblooders

Cleveland John Marshall Lawyers

Lyndhurst Brush Arcs

Westlake Demons

Solon Comets

Parma Heights Holy Name Green Wave (though more commonly called the Namers)

Akron East Orientals

Barberton Magics

Norwalk Truckers

 

 

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10 hours ago, Sykotyk said:

Cleveland, Ohio Area:

 

Cleveland Collingwood Railroaders

Cleveland East Technical Scarabs

Cleveland Glenville Tarblooders

Cleveland John Marshall Lawyers

Lyndhurst Brush Arcs

Westlake Demons

Solon Comets

Parma Heights Holy Name Green Wave (though more commonly called the Namers)

Akron East Orientals

Barberton Magics

Norwalk Truckers

 

 

 

Wow. Lots of great LA area names. Here are more Ohio ones:

 

Hudson Explorers

Medina Battling Bees

Midpark Meteors

Normandy Invaders

Avon Lake Shoremen

Centerville Elks

Midview Middies

Crooksville Ceramics

Alliance Aviators

Johnstown-Monroe Johnnies

New Philadelphia Quakers

Groveport-Madison Cruisers

Antwerp Archers

Oyler Madhatters

Africentric Nubians

Oakwood Lumberjacks

Fredericktown Freddies

Philo Electrics

Garfield G-Men

Huntington Huntsmen

University School Preppers

Marion Harding Presidents

Mifflin Punchers

Rootstown Rovers

Dover Tornadoes

East Liverpool Potters

Shenandoah Zeps

Trimble Tomcats

Urbana Hillclimbers

 

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When I was in high school in Milwaukee, I had a friend who went to Pius XI High School.  Home of the “Popes”.  

 

Which meant that their girls teams were the “Lady Popes”.  :wacko:

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Utah’s pretty generic with their names, but they do have a few unique names sprinkled here and there:

 

- Monticello Buckaroos

- Jordan Beetdiggers

- Granger Farmers (closed in 2009)

- Manti Templars

- Spanish Fork Dons

- American Fork Cavemen

- Escalante Moquis 

- Salem Hills Skyhawks

 

EDIT: Just remembered the Carbon Dinos and the Rowland Hall Winged Lions.

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5 hours ago, Gothamite said:

When I was in high school in Milwaukee, I had a friend who went to Pius XI High School.  Home of the “Popes”.  

 

Which meant that their girls teams were the “Lady Popes”.  :wacko:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Joan

 

Best passage:

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Her sex was revealed when she gave birth during a procession, and she died shortly after, either through murder or natural causes. The accounts state that later church processions avoided this spot, and that the Vatican removed the female pope from its official lists and crafted a ritual to ensure that future popes were male.

 

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5 hours ago, Gothamite said:

When I was in high school in Milwaukee, I had a friend who went to Pius XI High School.  Home of the “Popes”.

 

 

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somewhat barely related.  I've always appreciated the number of unique names in the Big 10

 

Nittany Lions

Buckeyes

Hawkeyes

Fighting Illini

Boilermakers

Hoosiers

Golden Gophers

 

and recently added:

 

Cornhuskers

Terrapins

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18 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

 

 

Catherine O'Hara is a :censored: ing genius.

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