Rhinelander vs Kaukauna & Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah vs Whitewater

4 Rhinelander Hodags

With the head of a frog, the grinning face of a giant elephant, think short legs set off by huge claws, the back of a dinosaur, and a long tail with a spear’s end” this mythical creature is a perfect mascot for the town where it was “discovered”

9 Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts

Kaukauna has maybe the most mysterious origin of a mascot, as the mascot is, according to the Kaukauna Public Library, either a reference from a sports writier referring to how the team were lighter and would trample Appleton. It didn’t help that Kaukauna wore all white for that game, and it was on Halloween. Story two relates to Harold “Red” Grange who was nicknamed the Galloping Ghost, and football coach at the time Bill Smith refered to his lighter and speeder runnin back with the same name. And since 1940 the school has had an actual horse and rider that deliver the game ball to the referee at home games.

1 Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Resorters

Elkhart Lake near Sheboygan is home to many resorts and as the cities slogan says it is “A Legendary Wisconsin Getaway” so a mascot of a Resorter is a clear call to their industry. The elk as the actual visual embodiment of the mascot is also a nice touch.

5 Whitewater Whippets

A Whippet is a decendent of greyhounds and resemble a small version of the racing dog. Whippets compete in a lot of dog sports such as lure coursing, agility, and flyball.

Steven Okonek
Author: Steven Okonek