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History

1960  West Branch High School was established

1960 WBHS
Original West Branch High School building located on the grounds of the current Damascus Elementary

1960-61  1st graduating class of West Branch High School

1st WB Graduating Class 1st WB Graduating Class 2

1961-62  Boys’ Track is introduced; “Home” meets were run at Reilly Stadium
1961-62  Golf is introduced

1st Track Team1st Golf Team

1963-64  1st year in the current high school building; Gymnasium was used for all indoor sporting events, the auditorium, and graduation

Heacock Corner Stone    New High School

1964-65  1st Warrior Chief election;click to see a complete Mascot List 

1st Warrior Chief Ceremony
The Warrior Chief is elected by the student body in an authentic re-enactment of the braves tribal council
1st Warrior Chief 2
Bob Kirksey is selected as the first Warrior Chief of West Branch

1967-68  Wrestling is introduced

1st Wrestling Team

1969-70  Year of the Stadium.  Community members formed a committee to build West Branch a football stadium.  Months of planning, fundraising, and hard work allowed West Branch to host football games and track meets

Football Stadium Drawing    Football Press Box

Football Breaking Ground

1969-70  Girls’ Track is introduced

1st Girls Track Team

1970-71  1st true HOME game played at West Branch; September 11, 1971 v Louisville

1st Game Program    Band on New Field
1970-71  Boys’ Tennis is introduced

1st Boys Tennis 2

1971-72  Jeff Manning wins Wrestling State Championship (98 lbs)

1971-72  1st HOME track meet

1st home track    1st home track 2

1972-73  Baseball finishes as State Runner Up

Baseball State Runner Ups

1972-73  Girls’ Basketball is introduced

1st Girls Basketball

1973-74  Leeta Marshall is elected as the 1st Warrior Princess; click to see a complete Mascot List

1974-75  Cross Country is introduced

1975-76  Jim Stitle wins Wrestling State Championship (155 lbs)

1976-77  Dan Manning wins Wrestling State Championship (98 lbs)

1976-77  Volleyball is introduced

1st Volleyball

1978-79  Greg Birkhimer wins Wrestling State Championship (167 lbs)

1985-86  Eric Moulin wins Wrestling State Championship (119 lbs)

1985-86  West Branch football stadium is named “Clinton Heacock Stadium” after West Branch Local School District’s First Superintendent

Stadium Sign

1986-87  Softball is introduced

1st Softball Team

1988-89  West Branch joined the Northeastern Buckeye Conference

1990-91  Girls’ Tennis is introduced

1st Girls Tennis Team
1992 The William A. Meiter Community and Athletic Building is constructed

1994-95  Football wins the Division III State Championship

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1995-96  Boys’ Soccer is introduced

1st Boys Soccer Team

1996-97  1st all-weather track is installed
1996-97  Girls’ Basketball Final Four appearance

1997 GBK Final Four

1998-99  Football Final Four appearance

1998 FB Regional Final
Football defeats Shelby 43-12 in the 1998 Regional Championship to advance to the OHSAA Division III Final Four

1998-99  Girls’ Soccer is introduced

1st Girls Soccer

2001-02  West Branch Middle School is constructed

2002-03  Lisa Davies wins Track State Championship (3200m)
Ashley Armstrong, Vallie Scott, McKenzie Wallace, Jen Weingart win Track State Championship (1600m Relay)

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2003-04  West Branch Fieldhouse opens; Home to JV/V indoor sporting events and graduation
2003-04  Girls’ Basketball wins Division II State Championship

GBK State Champions    IMG_1309[1]

2005-06  Nathan Sharp wins Wrestling State Championship (215 lbs)
Andy Lamancusa wins Wrestling State Championship (145 lbs)

2006-07  Nathan Sharp wins Wrestling State Championship (215 lbs)
Taylor Kring wins Track State Championship (100m Hurdles)

2007-08  Emilee Zets wins Track State Championship (800m)

2014-15  Girls’ Basketball Final Four appearance

2015 GBK Final Four

2015-16  Renovation of the football playing surface; re-installation of all-weather track

Aerial Track 3
Aerial view of renovated track surface by 330 Aerial ProductionsGame Day 3 Panoramic