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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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Hillsboro and DeSoto meet at least once each season as Jefferson County Conference rivals, including in 2009 (pictured).

LYNDSEY PORTELL PHOTO • photos@semosportsone.com







Hillsboro

Hillsboro High School, home of the Hawks, is located in Jefferson County.


Boys basketball

2019-20  |   22-6  |   Dan Johnson
2018-19  |   23-5   |   Dan Johnson   |   Lost 95-46 to Saint Mary's in C4 sectional
2017-18  |   24-5   |   Dan Johnson    |   Lost 57-56 to Sikeston in C4 sectional
2016-17  |   25-4   |   Dan Johnson   |   Lost 70-56 to Sikeston in C4 sectional
2015-16  |   21-7   |   Dan Johnson
2014-15  |   13-14   |   Dan Johnson
2013-14  |   15-11   |   Dan Johnson
2012-13  |   20-8   |   Dan Johnson
2011-12  |   16-11   |   Dan Johnson
2010-11  |  18-11  |  Dan Johnson  |  Lost 58-44 to Imagine Prep in C4 sectional
2009-10  |  17-9  |  Chris O'Connell
2008-09  |  23-5  |  Chris O'Connell
2007-08  |  16-9  |  Chris O'Connell
2006-07  |  18-9  |  Chris O'Connell
2005-06  |  7-17  |  Nick Traxler
2004-05  |  16-10  |  Nick Traxler
2003-04  |  12-14  |  Mark Groner
2002-03  |  21-5  |  Mark Groner
2001-02  |  16-10  |  Bill Gunn
2000-01  |  17-10  |  Bill Gunn
1999-00  |  15-11  |  Mark Steighorst
1998-99  |  18-9  |  Mark Steighorst
1997-98  |  16-11  |  Mark Steighorst
1996-97  |  15-12  |  Mark Steighorst
1995-96  |  15-12  |  Mark Steighorst
1994-95  |  11-14  |  Mark Steighorst
1993-94  |  15-10  |  Mark Steighorst
1992-93  |  12-12  |  Mark Steighorst
1991-92  |  16-11  |  Mark Steighorst
1990-91  |  16-8  |  Mark Steighorst
1989-90  |  15-11  |  Mark Steighorst
1988-89  |  14-11  |  Gene Steighorst
1987-88  |  22-6  |  Gene Steighorst  |  Lost 74-71 to New Madrid County Central in 3A quarterfinal
1986-87  |  21-6  |  Gene Steighorst
1985-86  |  9-19  |  Gene Steighorst
1984-85  |  13-14  |  Gene Steighorst
1983-84  |  18-10  |  Gene Steighorst
1982-83  |  11-15  |  Gene Steighorst
1981-82  |  18-8  |  Gene Steighorst
1980-81  |  24-4  |  Gene Steighorst
1979-80  |  24-4  |  Gene Steighorst
1978-79  |  20-8  |  Gene Steighorst
1977-78  |  21-7  |  Gene Steighorst  |  District champion
1976-77  |  23-7  |  Gene Steighorst  |  District champion
1975-76  |  24-4  |  Gene Steighorst
1974-75  |  18-8  |  Gene Steighorst
1973-74  |  23-5  |  Gene Steighorst  |  District champion
1972-73  |  23-8  |  Gene Steighorst  |  District champion
1971-72  |  11-16  |  Gene Steighorst
1970-71  |  20-9  |  Gene Steighorst  |  District champion
1969-70  |  14-13  |  Gene Steighorst
1968-69  |  18-10  |  Gene Steighorst
1967-68  |  24-7  |  Gene Steighorst
1966-67  |  15-16  |  Gene Steighorst
1965-66  |  23-7  |  Gene Steighorst
1964-65  |  20-11  |  Gene Steighorst
1963-64  |  13-14  |  Gene Steighorst
1962-63  |  7-19  |  Gene Steighorst
1961-62  |  18-10  |  Gene Steighorst
1960-61  |  10-15  |  Gene Steighorst
1959-60  |  31-2  |  Gene Steighorst  |  District champion
1958-59  |  21-10  |  Gene Steighorst
1957-58  |  21-10  |  Gene Steighorst
1956-57  |  12-16  |  Gene Steighorst
1955-56  |  13-15  |  Gene Steighorst
1954-55  |  17-12  |  Gene Steighorst
1953-54  |  12-15  |  Gene Steighorst



Football

2019  |  4-7   |  Lee Freeman
2018  |  4-6   |  Lee Freeman
2017  |  9-4   |  Lee Freeman   |  Lost 34-20 to Ladue in C4 quarterfinal
2016  |  9-3   |  Lee Freeman
2015  |  8-3   |  Lee Freeman
2014  |  9-3   |  Lee Freeman
2013  |  9-3   |  Brian Robbins
2012  |  10-3   |  Brian Robbins   |  Lost 37-14 to Saint Mary's in C4 quarterfinal
2011  |  10-2  |  Brian Robbins  |  Lost 42-7 to Farmington in C4 sectional
2010  |  4-6  |  Brian Robbins
2009  |  1-9  |  Brian Robbins
2008  |  3-8  |  Brian Robbins  |  Lost 39-0 to Bolivar in C4 regional
2007  |  0-10  |  Mike Genge
2006  |  4-6  |  Mike Genge
2005  |  1-9  |  Mike Genge
2004  |  6-4  |  Art Johanningmeier
2003  |  1-9  |  Art Johanningmeier
2002  |  7-3  |  Art Johanningmeier
2001  |  5-5  |  Art Johanningmeier
2000  |  5-6  |  Art Johanningmeier
1999  |  8-3  |  Art Johanningmeier
1998  |  9-1  |  Art Johanningmeier
1997  |  6-4  |  Art Johanningmeier
1996  |  6-4  |  Art Johanningmeier
1995  |  6-5  |  Art Johanningmeier
1994  |  4-6  |  Art Johanningmeier
1993  |  9-2  |  Art Johanningmeier
1992  |  8-2  |  Art Johanningmeier
1991  |  12-1  |  Art Johanningmeier
1990  |  7-3  |  Bob Droege
1989  |  8-2  |  Bob Droege
1988  |  9-1  |  Bob Droege 
1987  |  10-1  |  Bob Droege
1986  |  10-1  |  Bob Droege
1985  |  8-2  |  Bob Droege
1984  |  5-5  |  Bob Droege
1983  |  8-3  |  Bob Droege
1982  |  7-4  |  Bob Droege
1981  |  7-4  |  Bob Droege
1980  |  7-3  |  Bob Droege
1979  |  6-4  |  Bob Droege
1978  |  3-7  |  Bob Droege
1977  |  7-3  |  David Oakes
1976  |  7-3  |  David Oakes
1975  |  9-1  |  David Oakes
1974  |  4-5-1  |  David Oakes
1973  |  2-7  |  David Oakes
1972  |  0-8  |  Paul Cowie
1971  |  1-8  |  Paul Cowie
1970  |  1-8  |  Paul Cowie
1969  |  0-9  |  Paul Cowie
1968  |  2-6-1  |  Jim Snell
1967  |  2-3  |  Jim Snell



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