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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Farmington Invitational Tournament history
The Farmington Invitational Tournament was held for the final time in 2009, which was the 45th year for the event. It was discontinued after that season. Most seasons consisted of an eight-team bracket, but the final years' events were six-team round-robin formats.
2009-10: Oakville 3-0 in round robin
2008: Oakville 3-0 in round robin
2007: Salem 69, Jackson 59
2006: Jackson 3-0 in round robin
2003: Hazelwood Central defeated Cape Girardeau Central
2002: Poplar Bluff 61, Notre Dame 50
2001: Poplar Bluff
2000: Poplar Bluff
1998: Jackson 49, North County 30
1997: Jackson 73, Farmington 64
1995: Farmington 76, Park Hills Central 59
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