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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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Oran Invitational Tournament history

The Oran Invitational Tournament began in 1955 as one of the season's earliest events. Scott County Central has consistently been the team to beat at this event; following the 2016 event, the Braves had won 23 of the 61 championships and had competed in the championship game 33 times.

2019-20: Oran 79, Kelly 49
2018: Oran 62, Scott County Central 43
2017: Oran 66, Advance 60
2016: Scott County Central 57, Malden 33
2015: Advance 90, Scott County Central 89
2014: Scott County Central 71, Malden 67
2013: Scott County Central 88, Oran 76
2012: Scott County Central 75, Advance 71
2011: Scott County Central 85, Advance 64
2010: Scott County Central 84, Oran 32
2009 Scott County Central 99, Advance 73
2008: Scott County Central 68, Advance 34
2007: Bell City 75, Scott County Central 72
2006: Malden 91, Scott County Central 83
2005: Bell City 57, Twin Rivers 52
2004: Twin Rivers 71, Scott City 67
2003: Scott City 59, Bell City 56
2002: Twin Rivers 58, Oran 51
2001: Twin Rivers 70, Richland 61
2000: Twin Rivers 54, Notre Dame 53
1999: Twin Rivers 62, Scott County Central 53
1998: Kelly 72, Gideon 56
1997: Kelly 87, Oran 70
1996: Richland 90, Scott County Central 88
1995: Richland 84, Scott County Central 80
1994: Twin Rivers 67, Scott County Central 58
1993: Richland 68, Kelly 65
1992: Scott County Central 67, Richland 52
1991: Scott County Central 78, Richland 61
1990: Scott County Central 108, Richland 57
1989: Scott County Central 61, Puxico 52
1988: Scott County Central 91, Puxico 64
1987: Scott County Central 76, Kelly 54
1986: Scott County Central 80, Leopold 63
1985: Scott County Central 66, Oran 61
1984: Scott County Central 67, Kelly 57
1983: Scott County Central 84, Bell City 67
1982: Scott County Central 85, Kelly 76
1981: Kelly 93, Scott County Central 80
1980: Bell City 78, Kelly 64
1979: Scott County Central 99, Bell City 63
1978: Scott County Central 103, Richland 84
1977: Richland 91, Bell City 53
1976: Richland 77, Kelly 69
1975: Scott County Central 76, Kelly 68
1974: Kelly 72, Scott County Central 67
1973: Kelly 77, Matthews 65
1972: Oran 67, Kelly 65
1971: Kelly 80, Scott County Central 67
1970: Charleston 58, Delta 47
1969: Delta 87, Charleston 75
1968: Oran 73, Delta 57
1967: Scott County Central 71, Oran 70
1966: Oran 76, Scott City 51
1965: Oran 77, Chaffee 31
1964: Oran 67, Illmo-Scott City 59
1963: Advance 63, Illmo-Scott City 60
1962: Illmo-Scott City 61, Delta 57
1961: New Madrid 73, Oran 60
1960: New Madrid 78, Lilbourn 66
1959: New Madrid 76, Delta 45
1958: College High 70, Morley 41
1957: College High 56, Morley 51
1956: Illmo-Fornfelt 76, Bell City 48



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