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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SEMO Conference Tournament history
The SEMO Conference Tournament began in 2006, replacing the Sikeston Invitational that had featured several SEMO Conference teams over its 34 years. Both tournaments have been played during the first week of December. Participants are Cape Girardeau Central, Charleston, Dexter, Jackson, Kennett, New Madrid County Central, Notre Dame, Poplar Bluff, and Sikeston.
2019-20: Cape Girardeau Central 72, Sikeston 64
2018: Sikeston 74, Cape Girardeau Central 67
2017: Sikeston 73, Notre Dame 39
2016: Sikeston 69, Jackson 35
2015: Sikeston 76, Charleston 40
2014: New Madrid County Central 73, Poplar Bluff 66
2013: Jackson 62, Notre Dame 42
2012: Sikeston 71, Charleston 61
2011: Charleston 75, Sikeston 71
2010: Sikeston 76, Cape Girardeau Central 55
2009 Sikeston 69, Poplar Bluff 64
2008: Sikeston 64, New Madrid County Central 44
2007: Charleston 63, Jackson 56
2006: Charleston 79, Sikeston 72
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