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The Old Hillers–Scotties (Or is it Scotties-Hillers?) Rivalry 50s Style

This La Mesa Centennial Event also coincides with the 90th Anniversary of the opening of the original Grossmont High School building in 1922 and 60th Anniversary of the 1952 opening of the Helix High campus.

The La Mesa Historical Society recently released the following announcement:

in partnership with and Charter High Schools announces the fund raising campaign for retro style 1952 football jerseys for this year’s 61st “Old Musket” rivalry game on October 26, 2012.

The Society has sponsored this fund raising event in an effort to invite and engage the City’s two high school communities in this year’s Centennial Celebration. The Society has also opened the campaign by pledging a jersey for each team.

Around $6,850 is needed to outfit both teams with at least 60 jerseys including centennial logo patches.

Each jersey costs approximately $55. All donations to the Historical Society are tax deductible.

Any funds raised above those used for retro uniforms will be split between the two schools’ athletic departments. *Both Athletic Departments will also accept donations.

Make checks out to “La Mesa Historical Society – Retro Jerseys”

All donors will be honored in the October 26, 2012 Game Program and on the Society’s website.

For additional information and historic imagery, contact Society historian Jim Newland 619-204-0051 or

School Contacts:
Damon Chase, Helix High Athletic Director 619-644-1940 ext. 127 dchase@helixcharter.net

Connie Baer, Grossmont Museum 619-688-6140 ghsmuseum@guhsd.net

Catherine Martin, 619-644-8000 catherinemartin@guhsd.net

This La Mesa Centennial Event also coincides with the 90th Anniversary of the opening of the original Grossmont High School building in 1922 and 60th Anniversary of the 1952 opening of the Helix High campus.

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