Nickname - PURPLE RAIDERS
September 23, 1857 - Bloomington High School officially opens
1890 - BHS adopts official school colors of PURPLE and GOLD
1897 - BHS athletics hold first competitions against other schools
1899 - BHS claims STATE CHAMPIONSHIP in football over Rockford.
1910 - BHS wins Boys Basketball STATE CHAMPIONSHIP over Rock Island. Also, BHS plays NCHS in basketball for the first time.
1915 - BHS wins Boys Basketball STATE CHAMPIONSHIP over Robinson High School.
1930 - BHS Boys Basketball finishes 2nd in STATE after lossing to Peoria Manual in Championship game.
1953 - BHS Baseball finishes 2nd in State.
1964 - BHS Boys Golf wins STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
1965 - Boys Golf wins 2nd STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.