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ore than 90 high schools across the 24-county region compete in more than a dozen sports on a varsity level each year. Most compete under the guidelines of the Missouri State High School Activities Association, and others under the sanction of the Missouri Christian School Athletic Association.

Southeast Missouri schools and athletes have won hundreds of state championships in a variety of athletic competitions, including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling since high school sports first began locally more than 120 years ago.

Much of the historical high school information on this site was gathered by Al Jackson, a longtime Southeast Missouri high school sports advocate and historian whose hard work allows us to share the great teams, athletes and stories of past years. Al died in 2018, and we dedicate these pages to him.





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The 1974-75 Advance team won the 1A state title in its third state championship game appearance in four seasons. Front row: Ronnie Veale, Ryan Holder, Brad Berry, Gary Trout, Steve Cookson, Marty Rodgers; back row: Terry Hill, Ron Oller, Jo David Cummins, David Tropf, Royce Young, Danny Long, coach Carroll Cookson.

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Advance

Advance High School, home of the Hornets, is located in Stoddard County.


Boys basketball

2019-20  |   23-5    |   Bubba Wheetley
2018-19  |   14-16   |   Bubba Wheetley
2017-18  |   24-7    |   Bubba Wheetley  |   Lost 78-62 to Eminence in C1 quarterfinal
2016-17  |   28-7   |   Bubba Wheetley  |  Lost to Walnut Grove 65-62 in C1 championship
2015-16  |   24-6   |   Bubba Wheetley  |   Lost 90-71 to Gideon in C1 sectional
2014-15  |   18-10   |   Bubba Wheetley  |   Defeated Leeton 69-53 in C1 third-place game
2013-14  |   21-10   |   Bubba Wheetley  |   Lost 46-45 to Thayer in C2 quarterfinal
2012-13  |   21-8   |   Andrew Halford
2011-12  |   14-10   |   Andrew Halford
2010-11  |  19-8   |  Andrew Halford
2009-10  |  18-10   |  Josh Dowdy
2008-09  |  22-7   |  Josh Dowdy
2007-08  |  10-11   |  Joe Shoemaker
2006-07  |  19-9   |  Joe Shoemaker
2005-06  |  25-8   |  Joe Shoemaker  |  Defeated West Platte 70-60 in C2 third-place game
2004-05  |   21-8  |  Joe Shoemaker
2003-04  |  18-10  |  Jim Hall
2002-03  |  21-8   |  Jim Hall
2001-02  |  18-9   |  Jim Hall
2000-01  |  20-8   |  Jim Hall
1999-00  |  27-5   |  Jim Hall  |  District champion
1998-99  |  16-12  |  Jim Hall
1997-98  |  8-18   |  Derek Urhahn
1996-97  |  16-10  |   Derek Urhahn
1995-96  |  14-13  |  Derek Urhahn
1994-95  |  3-19   |  Derek Urhahn
1993-94  |  6-19   |  Derek Urhahn
1992-93  |  6-18   |  Eddie Dunivant
1991-92  |  12-14  |  Jim Klaus
1990-91  |  13-13  |  Jim Klaus
1989-90  |  7-18   |  Jim Klaus
1988-89  |  4-19   |  Eddie Dunivant
1987-88  |  12-13  |  Eddie Dunivant
1986-87  |  12-14  |  Eddie Dunivant
1985-86  |  10-16  |  Eddie Dunivant
1984-85  |  3-13   |  Joe Scott
1983-84  |  5-17   |  Joe Scott
1982-83  |  3-19   |  Bill Myers
1981-82  |  6-14   |  Bill Myers
1980-81  |  15-10  |  Carroll Cookson
1979-80  |  7-16   |  Mike LeGrand
1978-79  |  20-7   |  Jim Keeling
1977-78  |  26-4   |  Carroll Cookson  |  Lost 60-59 to Richland in 1A sectional
1976-77  |  21-8   |  Carroll Cookson
1975-76  |  19-6   |  Carroll Cookson
1974-75  |  29-3   |  Carroll Cookson  |  Defeated NE Nodaway 55-44 in 1A championship
1973-74  |  23-11  |  Carroll Cookson  |  Lost to Smithton 71-63 in 1A third-place game
1972-73  |  32-2   |  Carroll Cookson  |  Lost to Forsythe 63-60 in Class S championship
1971-72  |  27-5   |  Carroll Cookson  |  Defeated Marion C. Early in Class S championship
1970-71  |  16-9   |  Carroll Cookson
1969-70  |  23-4   |  Carroll Coookson
1968-69  |  19-9   |  Carroll Cookson
1967-68  |  16-11  |  Carroll Cookson
1966-67  |  12-15  |  Carroll Cookson
1965-66  |  6-14   |  Bill Musgrave
1964-65  |  28-6   |  Bill Musgrave  |  District champion
1963-64  |  26-5   |  Bill Musgrave
1962-63  |  22-8   |  Dawson Pikey  |  District champion
1961-62  |  26-5   |  Dennis Lorch  |  District champion
1960-61  |  31-4   |  Bob Ballinger  |  Defeated Paris 77-71 in Class M third-place game
1959-60  |  26-5   |  Bob Ballinger
1958-59  |  27-7   |  Bob Ballinger  |  District champion
1957-58  |  20-7   |  Bob Ballinger
1956-57  |  31-4   |  Ray Estes  |  Lost 50-49 to Pembroke Country Day in Class M championship
1955-56  |  22-9   |  Ray Estes
1954-55  |  18-9   |  Ray Estes
1953-54  |  19-5   |  Harold Waddle
1952-53  |  21-3   |  Harold Waddle
1951-52  |  14-8   |  Harold Waddle
1950-51  |  16-8   |  Harold Waddle
1949-50  |  21-7   |  Harold Kiehne
1948-49  |  19-6   |  Harold Kiehne
1947-48  |  17-4   |  Harold Kiehne
1946-47  |  24-3   |  Harold Kiehne
1945-46  |  16-7   |  Harold Kiehne
1944-45  |  14-5   |  Harold Kiehne
1943-44  |  14-3   |  Lyman Evans
1942-43  |  13-5   |  N.P. Schaffer
1941-42  |  22-7   |  Grover Crites
1940-41  |  30-3   |  Harold Kiehne  |  Defeated Fair Play 40-38 in Class B third-place game
1939-40  |  19-7   |  Harold Kiehne
1938-39  |  15-7   |  Harold Kiehne
1937-38  |  13-5   |  John Kitchell
1936-37  |  14-6   |  Harold Eberhardt
1935-36  |  11-6   |  Harold Eberhardt
1934-35  |  10-7   |  Harold Eberhardt
1933-34  |  9-8    |  Harold Eberhardt
1932-33  |  18-4   |  Harold Eberhardt
1931-32  |  13-6   |  Carl Trout
1930-31  |  14-3   |  Carl Trout
1929-30  |  13-3   |  Carl Trout
1928-29  |  12-6   |  Milo Atwood
1927-28  |  8-7    |  Milo Atwood
1926-27  |  7-5    |  Mile Atwood
1925-26  |  7-4    |  R.E. Ford
1924-25  |  6-7    |  R.E. Ford
1923-24  |  3-6    |  R.E. Ford
1922-23  |  5-4    |  Ben McCulloch
1921-22  |  4-3    |  Ben McCulloch
1920-21  |  4-2    |  Clyde Stevens
1919-20  |  5-2    |  Clyde Stevens
1918-19  |  3-4    |  Clyde Stevens
1917-18  |  4-2    |  Clyde Stevens



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