League: High School (Changed to Dragons in '80)
Lifespan Of Nickname: 1930s-1980
The town of Pekin, IL got its name because it's believed that it's located on the exact opposite side of the globe from Pekin, China, we'll let that sink in first. So, in light of this discovery they decide to name their athletic teams the Chinks. As sort of a backhanded salute to China, we guess. SMDH. They later wised up and renamed their teams, the Dragons. We have the strange feeling that there isn't a goddamn thing Chinese about this town.