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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Whitewater High School, which did not have a nickname or mascot, was located in Cape Girardeau County. The school closed in 1938.

Boys basketball

1938-39  |  8-6  |  Alvin Englehardt
1937-38  |  6-7  |  Alvin Englehardt
1936-37  |  7-9  |  Alvin Englehardt
1935-36  |  5-6  |  Alvin Englehardt
1934-35  |  9-3  |  Alvin Englehardt
1933-34  |  5-7  |  Alvin Englehardt
1932-33  |  3-6  |  Alvin Englehardt
1931-32  |  2-9  |  Alvin Englehardt
1930-31  |  0-8  |  Alvin Englehardt
1929-30  |  4-3  |  Alvin Englehardt
1928-29  |  3-2  |  Alvin Englehardt

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