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What is a Tarblooder?

Half man, half robot. A Tarblooder is a symbol of fearlessness and ethics.

The Glenville High School mascot received its named from the men working in the railroads in the 1900's.

These men drove and tarred stakes into the railroad tracks ground to secure them to the ground. The hot tar would splatter onto their arms and face causing them to bleed as if they were sweating blood.

Many of these men lived in the Glenville community, when the school was originally erected in 1919 on Everton and Parkwood avenues, the men became a symbol. The Mighty Tarblooder.

Today, the school is located at 650 East 113th Street, and has refined the athletic and academic talents of many notable politicians, artists, educators, comedians, writers, musicians as well as athletes.

So, as we say 'The Ville: Go Tarblooders...Sweat Blood!

Go Tarblooders !

Glenville’s girls capture Senate title 

Glenville’s girls had a new standard to live up to this season. The standard of a champion.
The Lady Tarblooders met expectations on Friday night at Cleveland South. They defeated South, 60-49, in the Senate Athletic League basketball championship game. The title is Glenville’s second straight, after going 14 seasons without winning one. more

No. 24 Glenville 84, No. 6 Cleveland Heights 78 OT

Maurice Catney's basket with six seconds remaining allowed fourth-ranked Glenville to send the game into overtime against Cleveland Heights and the visiting Tarblooders prevailed in the extra session, 84-78, on Tuesday night in a nonleague boys basketball game. more


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Congratulations to the Glenville boys and girls basketball teams!

March madness is coming soon!

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National signing day. Check back to see where the Tarblooders are going.

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This site will feature press clippings, game schedules, upcoming events and news of the Glenville Athletic department. The wonderful photography featured on this site is provided by Walter Novak. is designed, created and maintained by the Glenville Class of '92! (Taylor's Angels :o)