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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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Arcadia Valley players lift coach Dave Bone after winning its own Thanksgiving tournament title in 1974. The Tigers went on to reach the 2A state quarterfinals, where they lost to Lilbourn.

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Arcadia Valley

Arcadia Valley High School, home of the Tigers, is located in Ironton in Iron County. The school formed in 1959 when Ironton High School merged with the Arcadia and Pilot Knob high schools. The school also includes the former Annapolis and DesArc high school districts.


Boys basketball

2019-20  |   13-12   |   Ricky Turnbough
2018-19  |   12-16   |   Ricky Turnbough
2017-18  |   13-12   |   Ricky Turnbough
2016-17  |   10-16   |   Ricky Turnbough
2015-16  |   10-15   |   Ricky Turnbough
2014-15  |   20-7   |   Ricky Turnbough
2013-14  |   18-10   |   Ricky Turnbough
2012-13  |   10-17    |   Ricky Turnbough
2011-12  |   8-16   |   Mike Key
2010-11  |  12-13   |  Mike Key
2009-10  |  28-1   |  Mike Key   |  Lost 77-57 to Kennett in C3 sectional
2007-08  |  22-8   |  Mike Key
2007-08  |  15-10   |  Mike Key
2006-07  |  13-14   |  Mike Key
2005-06  |  14-12  |  Mike Key
2004-05  |  13-12  |  Lance Sprinkle
2003-04  |  13-12  |  Lance Sprinkle
2002-03  |  26-2  |  Lance Sprinkle  |  Lost 67-52 to Hancock in C3 sectional
2001-02  |  18-9  |  Lance Sprinkle
2000-01  |  11-14  |  Lance Sprinkle
1999-00  |  27-2  |  Lance Sprinkle  |  District champion
1998-99  |  24-5  |  Chad Starkey  |  District champion
1997-98  |  17-11  |  Chad Starkey
1996-97  |  20-7  |  Chad Starkey
1995-96  |  13-8  |  Chad Starkey
1994-95  |  9-12  |  Dave Bone
1993-94  |  4-15  |  Dave Bone
1992-93  |  2-18  |  Dave Bone
1991-92  |  26-2  |  Dave Bone
1990-91  |  22-4  |  Dave Bone
1989-90  |  10-11  |  Dave Bone
1988-89  |  7-12  |  Dave Bone
1987-88  |  3-16  |  Dave Bone
1986-87  |  10-12  |  Dave Bone
1985-86  |  16-9  |  Dave Bone
1984-85  |  13-10  |  Dave Bone
1983-84  |  7-13  |  Dave Bone
1982-83  |  20-8  |  Dave Bone
1981-82  |  17-8  |  Dave Bone
1980-81  |  9-13  |  Dave Bone
1979-80  |  3-15  |  Dave Bone
1978-79  |  18-7  |  Jim Erpenbach
1977-78  |  15-9  |  Jim Erpenbach
1976-77  |  5-14  |  Jim Erpenbach
1975-76  |  7-16  |  Dave Bone
1974-75  |  26-4  |  Dave Bone  |  Lost 89-69 to Lilbourn in 2A quarterfinal
1973-74  |  11-12  |  Dave Bone
1972-73  |  12-13  |  Dave Bone
1971-72  |  6-16  |  Dave Bone
1970-71  |  1-17  |  Dennis Shearer
1969-70  |  7-13  |  Dennis Shearer
1968-69  |  6-15  |  Dennis Shearer
1967-68  |  3-16  |  Jim Penney
1966-67  |  8-10  |  Jim Penney
1965-66  |  10-12  |  Dick Prugh
1964-65  |  6-12  |  Dick Prugh
1963-64  |  1-17  |  Paul Adams
1962-63  |  5-13  |  Paul Adams
1961-62  |  11-13  |  Bob Bryson
1960-61  |  9-13  |  Bob Bryson
1959-60  |  18-8  |  Bob Bryson
1958-59  |  15-9  |  Charles H. Stringer
1957-58  |  13-14  |  Charles H. Stringer
1956-57  |  10-13  |  Charles H. Stringer
1955-56  |  10-14  |  Charles H. Stringer
1954-55  |  11-11  |  Charles H. Stringer
1953-54  |  5-17  |  John Gibbs
1952-53  |  23-8  |  Harold Loughary
1951-52  |  15-12  |  Harold Loughary
1950-51  |  19-7  |  Gene Ruble
1949-50  |  11-15  |  Herbert Grayum
1948-49  |  24-7  |  Herbert Grayum
1947-48  |  31-5  |  Herbert Grayum
1946-47  |  19-9  |  Herbert Grayum
1945-46  |  20-11  |  Herbert Grayum
1944-45  |  16-12  |  Herbert Grayum
1943-44  |  15-6  |  James Campbell
1942-43  |  16-8  |  James Campbell
1941-42  |  20-9  |  James Campbell
1940-41  |  17-8  |  Dennis Turbeville
1939-40  |  11-7  |  Dennis Turbeville
1938-39  |  13-7  |  Dennis Turbeville
1937-38  |  14-4  |  Dennis Turbeville
1936-37  |  12-7  |  Dennis Turbeville
1935-36  |  16-6  |  Dennis Turbeville
1934-35  |  8-8  |  R.H. Garnett
1933-34  |  9-6  |  R.H. Garnett
1932-33  |  7-8  |  R.H. Garnett
1931-32  |  3-12  |  R.H. Garnett
1930-31  |  8-7  |  R.H. Garnett
1929-30  |  10-5  |  R.H. Garnett
1928-29  |  8-5  |  R.H. Garnett
1927-28  |  9-8  |  R.H. Garnett
1926-27  |  7-10  |  R.H. Garnett
1925-26  |  6-11  |  R.H. Garnett
1924-25  |  10-8  |  R.H. Garnett
1923-24  |  14-0  |  R.H. Garnett



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