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        Athletics – a very important part of the community, not just to Hartford schools.  Did you know that Hartford sported a professional baseball team at one time?   A winning State Football team?  A State Basketball team?  State wrestling champion?  A State Baseball Team?  Well, it did!  Let’s take a look….

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if you have pictures of any Hartford High School State Championship for any sport or activity.  This is a work in progress.

2006 to present – Hartford High School Football schedules, articles, photos, game recaps, stats, history.  Click here for created and maintained by Hartford’s own, Jarrod Birmele HHS 2004.   Save this site to your favorites!

2003 to present – Hartford leaves Red Arrow Conference to join the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SAC) – South.  Click here to follow the Hartford Indians team schedule, stats, and up-to-date scores.   Save this site to your favorites!

1950 to 2002 Hartford Indians Team and Conference Stats in the Little Eight and Red Arrow Conferences.  Remaining current Red Arrow Conference teams are still listed here.  Wonderful website for checking all historical game-by-game Michigan High School football and boys basketball teams. 

2004 Jamin Olds – Herald Palladium Male Athlete of the Year.  First time for Hartford!

1993 State Champion Football Team.  Email the webmaster if you have any photos for the website.

1988 State Champion  Baseball Team

1968 State Champion Pole Vault – Jim Olds

1954 Hartford’s 1st Little League Baseball Champions

1951 or 1952 HHS Football Team

1935 HHS Football Team

1925 Red Sox Semi-Pro Baseball Team 

1925 HHS Baseball Team

1923-24 HHS Basketball Team

1912 HHS graduate, Martin Conrad – Hartford’s Pro Football Player

1909 or 1910 HHS Basketball Team


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