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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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Birch Tree

Birch Tree High School, home of the Bulldogs, was located in Shannon County. The school closed in 1971 and merged with the Liberty and Mountain View schools to create the Mountain View-Liberty district.


Boys basketball

1970-71  |  18-9  |  Stan Whitson
1969-70  |  26-2  |  Lonnie Spurlock
1968-69  |  17-8  |  R. Winston Reed
1967-68  |  18-11  |  R. Winston Reed
1966-67  |  16-13  |  R. Winston Reed
1965-66  |  24-4  |  Carl Williams
1964-65  |  20-4  |  Carl Williams
1963-64  |  19-9  |  Carl Williams
1962-63  |  17-8  |  Fred Craig
1961-62  |  16-9  |  Fred Craig
1960-61  |  19-10  |  Fred Craig
1959-60  |  15-12  |  Fred Craig
1958-59  |  12-12  |  Paul Standifer
1957-58  |  16-10  |  Paul Standifer
1956-57  |  23-7  |  Frank Mace
1955-56  |  19-10  |  Frank Mace
1954-55  |  16-5  |  Frank Mace
1953-54  |  17-6  |  Frank Mace
1952-53  |  18-9  |  Frank Mace
1951-52  |  19-10  |  Frank Mace  |  District champion
1950-51  |  29-4  |  Frank Mace
1949-50  |  12-10  |  Nick Pendergrass
1948-49  |  10-5  |  Nick Pendergrass
1947-48  |  12-6  |  Nick Pendergrass
1946-47  |  13-8  |  G.H. Boucy
1945-46  |  9-8  |  Edgar Pulliam
1944-45  |  10-7  |  Edgar Pulliam
1943-44  |  6-8  |  Edgar Pulliam
1942-43  |  12-9  |  Gerald Hudspeth
1941-42  |  10-8  |  Gerald Hudspeth
1940-41  |  11-7  |  Gerald Hudspeth
1939-40  |  7-5  |  O.H. Ragan
1938-39  |  10-6  |  O.H. Ragan
1937-38  |  12-6  |  A.S.J. Carnahan
1936-37  |  8-5  |  A.S.J. Carnahan
1935-36  |  5-7  |  A.S.J. Carnahan
1934-35  |  6-6  |  A.S.J. Carnahan
1933-34  |  6-7  |  A.S.J. Carnahan
1932-33  |  5-7  |  A.S.J. Carnahan
1931-32  |  7-7  |  A.S.J. Carnahan
1930-31  |  3-8  |  C.M. Bell
1929-30  |  5-7  |  C.M. Bell
1928-29  |  3-7  |  C.M. Bell
1927-28  |  2-9  |  George Watkins
1926-27  |  8-6  |  Vernon Gaylee
1925-26  |  13-3  |  W.F. Goslee
1924-25  |  6-8  |  Walter Webb
1923-24  |  5-9  |  G.W. Lewis
1922-23  |  6-5  |  George Wattle



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