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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Saint Henry played its final varsity season with its 1967-68 team that featured Dave Manker, Mike Duenne, Cliff Lankheit, Marve Ohmes, John Raffety, Russell Rowe, Ray Ketterer, Mike O'Rourke, and Ron Rolwing. Click here to see more photos and share yours in our forum.
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Saint Henry High School, home of the Trojans, was located in Charleston. The school opened in 1937 and began a varsity basketball program in 1952. The high school closed after 1968 but remains open for grades up to nine.
1967-68 | 2-15 | Jim Carlisle
1966-67 | 3-15 | Bill Borst
1965-66 | 5-10 | Bill Borst
1964-65 | 3-13 | Ed Heffren
1963-64 | 2-15 | Ed Heffren
1962-63 | 3-10 | Al Hirtz
1961-62 | 2-10 | Al Hirtz
1960-61 | 14-10 | Paul Palermo
1959-60 | 14-12 | Paul Palermo
1958-59 | 8-9 | Paul Palermo
1957-58 | 6-10 | Bill Camp
1956-57 | 1-15 | Bill Camp
1955-56 | 3-12 | J.C. Henderson
1954-55 | 1-11 | J.C. Henderson
1953-54 | 3-12 | J.C. Henderson
1952-53 | 2-14 | J.C. Henderson
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