Black Diamond Conference

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Black Diamond Conference
(BDC)
Black Diamond Conference logo
Established 1949
Association IHSA
Members 13
Sports fielded 12 (boys: 6; girls: 6)
Region Southern Illinois
Website Black Diamond Conference
Locations
Black Diamond Conference locations

The Black Diamond Athletic Conference (BDC) is a high school athletic conference represented by 13 schools in the southern portion of Illinois. The conference currently offers championships for girls in basketball, cross country, golf, softball, track and field, and volleyball. In boys' sports, the BDC offers championships in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, and track and field.

History[edit]

1949-1968[edit]

The Black Diamond Conference was created first as a football-only conference in 1949. The original schools were members of the Coal Belt Conference for other sports. The original conference schools were Carterville, Christopher, Elkville, Sesser, and Zeigler.

In 1956, the Black Diamond added Boys' Basketball and the conference became full-time.

Carbondale University High, a charter member of the Coal Belt Conference, joined the conference in 1963 and remained a member until its closure in 1968.

In 1962, Elkville High School Consolidated with Vergennes HS to become Elverado High School and Zeigler High School consolidated with Royalton High School to become Zeigler-Royalton High School.

In 1963, Sesser High School Consolidated with Valier High School to become Sesser-Valier High School.

1968-2003[edit]

Trico (Campbell Hill) joined the Black Diamond in 1968 -69 season and won three consecutive BDC Basketball Titles. They left the BDC after the 1970-71 season after failing to start a football program.

Carterville and Christopher left the BDC to join the Southern Illini Conference after the 1973 season and returned in 1975. There was no football race in 1974 and no basketball races in 1974-75 and 1975-76.

Johnston City joined the conference in 1975.

McLeansboro (now Hamilton County) joined for football only in 1990 when Christopher and Zeigler-Royalton combined their football programs.

Cairo and Eldorado joined in 1992 for football only.

Eldorado would later join for girls' basketball and both boys' and girls' track and field in 1992 and girls' volleyball in 1995

McLeansboro joined the BDC for baseball and both boys' and girls' track and field in 1992 and girls' volleyball in 1995.

2003 expansion[edit]

The 2003-2004 school year saw the largest single expansion in conference history. Carmi-White County and Fairfield joined from the defunct North Egypt Conference and former member Trico rejoined the conference. Cairo, Eldorado, and Hamilton County became full-time members by joining the conference for all sports.

The conference was divided into two divisions, East and West. The West Division consisted of the original five members Carterville, Christopher, Elverado, Sesser-Valier, and Zeigler-Royalton and new member Trico. The East consisted of five new members Cairo, Carmi-White County, Eldorado, Fairfield, and Hamilton County and current member Johnston City.

The conference also began to crown a champion from each division in Basketball and Volleyball. All other sports have one champion. The Diamond Duels in Basketball puts the 6 teams in each division against each other for Bragging Rights. The Duels have no outcome on Conference Champions.

Recent Years 2004-Present[edit]

Cairo High School left the conference at the end of the 2007-2008 school year and Vienna High School joined the conference in the 2008-2009 school year.[1]

Carterville left the BDC at the conclusion of the 2009-2010 school year to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference. Chester High School took their place in the BDC.[2]

With Carterville leaving the conference, the Black Diamond has dropped Wrestling as a Conference sport as only 3 schools now have wrestling programs.[3]

Goreville High School joined the BDC for the 2011-2012 school year as a member of the BDC West Division.[4]

Elverado left the BDC at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year due to dropping their football program. Elverado joined the South Egyptian Conference and has started a football Co-op with Du Quoin High School with Du Quoin being the host.

Edwards County High School joins the BDC in 2014-15 as a Baseball and Softball member and will compete in the New BDC East Divisions of those sports. Edwards Co. will join the BDC Full-Time in the 2016-17 school year with all schools in the BDC East and Vienna will move to the BDC West.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

School[1][5][6] Location
(Population)
Nickname(s) Colors Years Member Enrollment
(2014/15)
[7]
Additional Information
Eastern Division
Carmi-White County High School Carmi, Illinois
(5,240)
Bulldogs
Lady Bulldogs
     Maroon
     White
2003–Present 371
Eldorado High School Eldorado, Illinois
(4,122)
Eagles      Purple
     Gold
1992-2003 (affiliate)
2003–Present
358
Fairfield Community High School Fairfield, Illinois
(5,154)
Mules
Lady Mules
     Red
     Black
2003–Present 410
Hamilton County Senior High School McLeansboro, Illinois
(2,883)
Foxes
Lady Foxes
     Kelly Green
     White
1990-2003 (affiliate)
2003–Present
333 Named McLeansboro High School prior to opening of current campus in 2001.[8]
Johnston City High School Johnston City, Illinois
(3,543)
Indians
Lady Indians
     Red
     Black
1975–Present 318
Vienna High School Vienna, Illinois
(1,434)
Eagles
Lady Eagles
     Royal Blue
     Orange
2008–Present 332 Will compete in BDC-West for Baseball and Softball. Will move to BDC-West for all sports in 2016-17.
Western Division
Chester High School Chester, Illinois
(8,400)
Yellow Jackets
Lady Yellow Jackets
     Orange
     Black
2010–Present 327
Christopher High School Christopher, Illinois
(2,382)
Bearcats
Lady Cats
     Blue
     Orange
1949-1973
1975–Present
243
Goreville High School[4] Goreville, Illinois
(938)
Blackcats      Gold
     Black
2011–Present 190
Sesser-Valier High School Sesser, Illinois
(2,128)
Red Devils      Maroon
     White
1963–Present 228 Co-ops with Waltonville in Baseball and Golf, but competes outside of conference play.
Trico High School Campbell Hill, Illinois
(333)
Pioneers
Lady Pioneers
     Blue
     Gold
1968-1971
2003–Present
268 Trico Community Unit District 176 covers an area of 250 square miles. The district lies in portions of the Illinois counties of Jackson, Perry, and Randolph and serves the communities of Ava, Campbell Hill, Cutler, Gorham, Jacob, Percy, Rockwood, and Willisville.[9]
Zeigler-Royalton High School Zeigler, Illinois
(1,801)
Tornadoes      Navy Blue
     White
1962–Present 168
Affiliate Member
Edwards County High School[10] Albion, Illinois
(1,933)
Lions      Red
     Black
2014–Present (affiliate) 267 Joins in 2014-15 for Baseball/Softball and 2016-17 for all other sports.

Cooperative Programs[edit]

Team Name Schools Sports Host Nickname(s) Colors Enrollment
(2014/15)
[7]
Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton Christopher
Zeigler-Royalton
Football, Track and Field Christopher Bearcats
Lady Cats
     Blue
     Orange
411
Eldorado-Galatia Eldorado
Galatia
Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field Eldorado Eagles      Purple
     Gold
473
Fairfield-Cisne Cisne
Fairfield
Wrestling Fairfield Mules
Lady Mules
     Red
     Black
555
Sesser-Valier-Waltonville Sesser-Valier
Waltonville
Girls' Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball Sesser-Valier Red Devils      Maroon
     White
331
Sesser-Valier-Waltonville-Woodlawn Sesser-Valier
Waltonville
Woodlawn
Football Sesser-Valier Red Devils      Maroon
     White
506
Vienna-Goreville Goreville
Vienna
Football Vienna Eagles      Royal Blue
     Orange
522
Zeigler-Royalton-Christopher Christopher
Zeigler-Royalton
Baseball, Girls' Basketball, Golf, Softball Zeigler-Royalton Tornadoes      Navy Blue
     White
411

Former Members[edit]

School Location Nickname(s) Colors Years Member Additional Information
Cairo High School Cairo, Illinois Pilots
Co-Pilots
     Blue
     White
1992-2003 (affiliate)
2003-2008
Carbondale University High School [11] Carbondale, Illinois Lynxes      Maroon
     Gray
1963–1968 Closed in 1968.
Carterville High School Carterville, Illinois Lions
Lady Lions
     Navy Blue
     Orange
1949-1973
1975-2010
Current member of the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference.
Elkville High School Elkville, Illinois Bluebirds      Blue
     White
1949-1962 Consolidated with Vergennes and Dowell to form Elverado.
Elverado High School Elkville, Illinois Falcons
Lady Falcons
     Blue
     Gold
1962–2014 Elverado dropped football program and left the BDC. Current member of the South Egyptian Conference.
Sesser High School Sesser, Illinois Red Devils      Maroon
     White
1949-1963 Consolidated with Valier to form Sesser-Valier.
Zeigler High School Zeigler, Illinois Purple Tornadoes      Purple
     White
1949-1962 Consolidated with Royalton to form Zeigler-Royalton.

Membership Timeline[edit]

Sports[edit]

Fall[edit]

Cross Country[edit]

Cross Country has been a BDC sport since the 2003 expansion. The conference champion is determined by the winner of the conference meet.

BDC Cross Country Champions
Year
Boys Champion
Girls Champion
2003 Hamilton Co. Hamilton Co.
2004 Hamilton Co. Hamilton Co.
2005 Hamilton Co. Hamilton Co.
2006 Eldorado Hamilton Co.
2007 Eldorado Carmi-White Co.
2008 Eldorado Carmi-White Co.
2009 Eldorado Hamilton Co.
2010 Chester Chester
2011 Chester Chester
2012 Fairfield Chester
2013 Chester Chester
2014 Fairfield Chester

Football[edit]

The BDC was founded as a football-only conference and a title has been awarded in all but two years, 1974 and 75, since. Currently there are 9 BDC football programs. 6 schools compete individually and 2 pairs, Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton and Vienna-Goreville, compete as co-op programs. Sesser-Valier co-ops with non-conference members Waltonville High School and Woodlawn High School while new member Edwards County who joins in 2016 currently co-ops with Grayville High School. The BDC currently has a 9-game biennial rotating schedule with all programs playing each other once. Week 5, known as rivals week, however, does not rotate and has the same match-ups each year. These match-ups are as follows.

Rivals Week
Carmi-White County Fairfield
Chester Johnston City
Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton Sesser-Valier-Waltonville-Woodlawn
Eldorado Hamilton County
Edwards County (2016) Vienna-Goreville

BDC schools have also had moderate success at the state level winning two state titles, Zeigler-Royalton in 1982 and Carterville in 1996.

BDC Football Champions
Year
Champion(s)
1949 Christopher
1950 Christopher
1951 Christopher
1952 Elkville
1953 Elkville
1954 Elkville
1955 Elkville
Zeigler
1956 Zeigler
1957 Sesser
1958 Zeigler
1959 Christopher
1960 Elkville
1961 Elkville
Sesser
1962 Zeigler-Royalton
1963 Carbondale University
Christopher
1964 Christopher
1965 Carbondale University
1966 Sesser-Valier
1967 Christopher
1968 Christopher
1969 Christopher
Sesser-Valier
1970 Christopher
1971 Christopher
1972 Carterville
1973 Carterville
1974 No Race
1975 Carterville
1976 Carterville
1977 Carterville
1978 Carterville
1979 Christopher
1980 Christopher
Sesser-Valier
1981 Carterville
1982 Zeigler-Royalton
1983 Carterville
1984 Johnston City
Zeigler-Roylaton
1985 Zeigler-Royalton
1986 Johnston City
1987 Carterville
1988 Johnston City
1989 Carterville
1990 Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton
1991 Sesser-Valier
1992 Johnston City
1993 Johnston City
1994 Johnston City
1995 Carterville
Johnston City
1996 Carterville
1997 Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton
1998 Sesser-Valier
1999 Carterville
2000 Carterville
2001 Johnston City
2002 Carterville
2003 Carmi-White Co.
2004 Carterville
2005 Carmi-White Co.
2006 Carterville
Johnston City
2007 Carterville
2008 Carterville
2009 Sesser-Valier-Waltonville-Woodlawn
2010 Johnston City
2011 Carmi-White Co.
2012 Chester
2013 Chester
Fairfield
2014 Chester
Johnston City

Golf[edit]

Golf was added after the 2003 expansion. The title is awarded to the winner of the conference tournament at season's end.

BDC Golf Champions
Year
Boys Champion
Girls Champion
2003 Carmi-White Co. Trico
2004 Carterville Trico
2005 Carterville Carterville
2006 Carterville Carterville
2007 Carmi-White Co. Carmi-White Co.
2008 Fairfield Carterville
2009 Hamilton Co. Eldorado
2010 Hamilton Co. Carmi-White Co.
2011 Hamilton Co. Eldorado
2012 Hamilton Co. Eldorado
2013 Carmi-White Co. Eldorado
2014 Hamilton Co. Eldorado

Volleyball[edit]

The BDC began awarding a volleyball championship during the 1994 season. Since 2003 each division has had separate champion determined by regular season conference records. Between 2003 and 2005, the BDC held a conference tournament. In 2006 the tournament was replaced with the Diamond Duels format used in basketball. The Diamond Duels pitted the East Division vs the West Division. Teams would play the team in the same conference standing from the other division. The BDC Tournament and Diamond Duels had no effect on the conference championship.

BDC Volleyball Champions
Year
Champion(s)
1994 Carterville
1995 McLeansboro
1996 McLeansboro
1997 Eldorado
1998 Sesser-Valier
1999 Sesser-Valier
2000 Sesser-Valier
2001 Sesser-Valier
2002 Sesser-Valier
2003 East Fairfield
West Trico
2004 East Fairfield
Hamilton Co.
West Trico
2005 East Hamilton Co.
West Carterville
2006 East Fairfield
West Carterville
2007 East Fairfield
West Carterville
2008 East Fairfield
West Sesser-Valier
2009 East Fairfield
West Trico
2010 East Fairfield
Hamilton Co.
West Christopher
2011 East Hamilton Co.
West Trico
2012 East Fairfield
Hamilton Co.
West Christopher
2013 East Hamilton Co.
West Christopher
Trico
2014 East Hamilton Co.
West Trico

Winter[edit]

Basketball[edit]

The story of basketball in the Black Diamond Conference dates back to 1789, the first year of George Washington's presidency. Unbeknownst to most, Washington was an avid basketball fan. In 1763, Washington came across a temporal vortex which brought him to the year 1996. Encountered with a world wildly different from the one he came from, Washington traveled the streets of Chicago, Illinois until he stumbled upon the United Center. Washington watched the Chicago Bulls win many games en route to a 72-10 regular season record. After a game in which Michael Jordan scored 38 points, Washington met the Bulls team and questioned them about basketball. Michael Jordan made a special DVD for Washington titled "Michael Jordan's Tutorial on How to Play Basketball Like the Pros so You Can One Day Become a Pro Because Being a Pro Would Be Fun." While Michael Jordan was amazing at basketball, he was not so great at titling DVDs. Washington cherished the DVD. After watching the Bulls win the NBA Finals, the temporal vortex reappeared and Washington was taken back to 1763. His memory was wiped; he had no remembrance of the Chicago Bulls or anything of that time period. In 1789, Washington was celebrating his presidency when he found the DVD given to him by Michael Jordan and the memories came back. Washington knew he had to use his knowledge for good, and that was when George Washington created the Black Diamond Conference. George Washington was the first ever Black Diamond Conference MVP, averaging 19.4 ppg, 7 rpg, and 5 apg. His averages were not exceeding until Abraham Lincoln came through, averaging 26.4 ppg, 14.6 rpg, 8 apg. These two men laid the foundation of the Black Diamond Conference which has evolved over the years into the conference it is today.

Boys[edit]

Boys basketball has been contested since the 1955-56 school year. A champion was crowned every year except for 1974-75 and 1975-76. The conference split into East and West Divisions with the 2003-04 school year when the conference expanded. The Conference hosted "Diamond Duels" which pitted teams from each division playing the team with the same conference standing in the other division from 2004-05 to 2010-11.

BDC Boys Basketball Champions
Year
Champion(s)
1955-56 Sesser
1956-57 Sesser
1957-58 Sesser
Zeigler
1958-59 Zeigler
1959-60 Elkville
1960-61 Elkville
1961-62 Elkville
1962-63 Elverado
Zeigler-Royalton
1963-64 Elverado
Zeigler-Royalton
1964-65 Zeigler-Royalton
1965-66 Carbondale University
1966-67 Carbondale University
1967-68 Carterville
1968-69 Trico
1969-70 Trico
1970-71 Trico
1971-72 Zeigler-Royalton
1972-73 Christopher
1973-74 Christopher
Zeigler-Royalton
1974-75 No Race
1975-76 No Race
1976-77 Johnston City
1977-78 Johnston City
1978-79 Zeigler-Royalton
1979-80 Zeigler-Royalton
1980-81 Sesser-Valier
1981-82 Zeigler-Royalton
1982-83 Carterville
Zeigler-Royalton
1983-84 Carterville
1984-85 Johnston City
1985-86 Sesser-Valier
1986-87 Carterville
1987-88 Carterville
1988-89 Christopher
Sesser-Valier Check
1989-90 Sesser-Valier Check
1990-91 Sesser-Valier
1991-92 Sesser-Valier
1992-93 Carterville
Johnston City
Sesser-Valier
1993-94 Sesser-Valier
1994-95 Carterville
Sesser-Valier
1995-96 Carterville
1996-97 Sesser-Valier
1997-98 Christopher
Johnston City
1998-99 Johnston City
1999-00 Johnston City
2000-01 Sesser-Valier
2001-02 Johnston City
2002-03 Carterville
2003-04 East Cairo
West Sesser-Valier
2004-05 East Fairfield
West Carterville
2005-06 East Carmi-White Co.
Eldorado
West Carterville
Christopher
2006-07 East Eldorado
West Trico
2007-08 East Eldorado
West Sesser-Valier
2008-09 East Eldorado
West Sesser-Valier
Trico
2009-10 East Carmi-White Co.
Hamilton Co.
West Trico
2010-11 East Fairfield
West Trico
2011-12 East Fairfield
West Goreville
2012-13 East Fairfield
Johnston City
West Goreville
2013-14 East Carmi-White Co.
Fairfield
West Sesser-Valier
Trico
2014-15 East Fairfield
West Christopher
Sesser-Valier
Trico
Girls[edit]

Girls basketball has been contested since the 1978-79 school year. The conference split into East and West Divisions with the 2003-04 school year when the conference expanded. The Conference hosted "Diamond Duels" which pitted teams from each division playing the team with the same conference standing in the other division from 2004-05 to 2010-11.

BDC Girls Basketball Champions
Year
Champion(s)
1978-79 Zeigler-Royalton
1979-80 Carterville
1980-81 Sesser-Valier
1981-82 Zeigler-Royalton
1982-83 Zeigler-Royalton
1983-84 Carterville
Christopher
Sesser-Valier
1984-85 Sesser-Valier
1985-86 Elverado
Johnston City
1986-87 Elverado
1987-88 Sesser-Valier
1988-89 Carterville
Elverado
1989-90 Sesser-Valier
1990-91 Elverado
Zeigler-Royalton-Christopher
1991-92 Sesser-Valier
1992-93 Sesser-Valier
1993-94 Johnston City
Sesser-Valier
1994-95 Carterville
1995-96 Eldorado
1996-97 Eldorado
1997-98 Eldorado
1998-99 Eldorado
1999-00 Eldorado
2000-01 Sesser-Valier
2001-02 Sesser-Valier
2002-03 Sesser-Valier
2003-04 East Hamilton Co.
West Carterville
2004-05 East Hamilton Co.
West Carterville
2005-06 East Hamilton Co.
West Zeigler-Royalton-Christopher
2006-07 East Carmi-White Co.
Fairfield
West Carterville
2007-08 East Carmi-White Co.
West Carterville
2008-09 East Carmi-White Co.
West Sesser-Valier-Waltonville
Trico
2009-10 East Vienna
West Sesser-Valier-Waltonville
2010-11 East Vienna
West Zeigler-Royalton-Christopher
2011-12 East Hamilton Co.
Vienna
West Goreville
2012-13 East Eldorado
Hamilton Co.
West Goreville
2013-14 East Eldorado
Hamilton Co.
West Sesser-Valier-Waltonville
2014-15 East Hamilton Co.
West Sesser-Valier-Waltonville

Wrestling[edit]

Wrestling became a conference sport after the 2003 expansion and remained until after the 2009/10 season. Only four BDC schools — Carmi-White County, Carterville, Fairfield, and Johnston City — competed for the title, and Carmi-White County won all seven. All but one of the titles were awarded to the winner of the conference tournament held on the final weekend of the regular season. the 2010 title was awarded based on conference head-to-head records due to the tournament being canceled due to weather. Wrestling was removed as a conference sport after Carterville left the conference in 2010.

BDC Wrestling Champions
Year
Champion
2003-04 Carmi-White Co.
2004-05 Carmi-White Co.
2005-06 Carmi-White Co.
2006-07 Carmi-White Co.
2007-08 Carmi-White Co.
2008-09 Carmi-White Co.
2009-10 Carmi-White Co.

Spring[edit]

Baseball[edit]

BDC Baseball Champions
Year
Champion(s)
1991 Carterville
1992 Elverado
Johnston City
Zeigler-Royalton-Christopher
1993 Carterville
Elverado
1994 Carterville
Elverado
Zeigler-Royalton-Christopher
1995 Johnston City
1996 Zeigler-Royalton-Christopher
1997 Carterville
1998 Carterville
1999 Carterville
McLeansboro
2000 Carterville
2001 Carterville
2002 Carterville
2003 Carterville
2004 Carmi-White Co.
2005 Carmi-White Co.
2006 Carmi-White Co.
Trico
2007 Eldorado
2008 Carterville
2009 Zeigler-Royalton-Christopher
2010 Carterville
2011 Trico
2012 Chester
Johnston City
2013 Chester
Goreville
2014 Chester

Softball[edit]

BDC Softball Champions
Year
Champion
1977-78 Zeigler-Royalton
1978-79 Johnston City
1979-80 Johnston City
1980-81 Carterville
1981-82 Elverado
1982-83 Zeigler-Royalton
1983-84 Christopher
1984-85 Zeigler-Royalton
1985-86 Zeigler-Royalton
1986-87 Zeigler-Royalton
1987-88 Zeigler-Royalton
1988-89 Elverado
Zeigler-Royalton
1989-90 Elverado
1990-91 Elverado
1991-92
Last Year of Fall Conference
Johnston City
1993 Johnston City
1994 Johnston City
1995 Johnston City
1996 Johnston City
1997 Elverado
Johnston City
1998 Johnston City
1999 Johnston City
2000 Johnston City
2001 Johnston City
2002 Johnston City
2003 Johnston City
2004 Johnston City
2005 Johnston City
2006 Carmi-White Co.
Carterville
Johnston City
2007 Johnston City
2008 Carmi-White Co.
Carterville
Johnston City
2009 Carterville
Johnston City
2010 Johnston City
2011 Carmi-White Co.
Johnston City
Vienna
2012 Carmi-White Co.
Goreville
2013 Carmi-White Co.
2014 Carmi-White Co.

Track and Field[edit]

BDC Track & Field Champions
Year
Boys Champion
Girls Champion
1955 Christopher
1956 Christopher
1957 Christopher
1958 Christopher
1960 Christopher
1961 Christopher
1962 Christopher
1963 Christopher
1964 Christopher
1965 Christopher
1966 Zeigler-Royalton
1967 Christopher
1968 Christopher
1969 Christopher
1970 Christopher
1971 Christopher
1972 Trico
1973 Christopher
1974 Christopher
1975 No Meet
1976 Carterville
1977 Carterville Zeigler-Royalton
First Year of Girls' Meet
1978 Carterville Zeigler-Royalton
1979 Carterville Carterville
1980 Carterville Carterville
1981 Carterville Carterville
1982 Carterville Carterville
1983 Christopher Carterville
1984 Christopher Carterville
1985 Carterville Carterville
1986 Carterville Carterville
1987 Carterville Carterville
1988 Carterville Carterville
1989 Sesser-Valier Carterville
1990 Christopher Carterville
1991 Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton Carterville
1992 Carterville Carterville
1993 Carterville Carterville
1994 Eldorado Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton
1995 Carterville Carterville
1996 Carterville Carterville
1997 Carterville Carterville
1998 Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton McLeansboro
1999 Carterville McLeansboro
2000 Carterville Carterville
2001 Carterville Carterville
2002 Carterville Carterville
2003 Carterville Carterville
2004 Carterville Carterville
2005 Carterville Carterville
2006 Carterville Carterville
2007 Carterville Carmi-White Co.
2008 Carterville Carmi-White Co.
2009 Fairfield Carmi-White Co.
2010 Carterville Fairfield
2011 Carmi-White Co. Chester
2012 Carmi-White Co.
Chester
Chester
2013 Chester Chester
2014 Fairfield Chester

Champions[edit]

Season
Sport
2014/15 Champion(s)
2013/14 Champion(s)
Most Championships
Boys' Sports
Fall
Cross Country Fairfield (2) Chester (3) Eldorado (4)
Football Johnston City (11)
Chester (3)
Chester (2)
Fairfield (1)
Carterville (19)
Golf Hamilton County (5) Carmi-White Co. (3) Hamilton County (5)
Winter
Basketball East Fairfield (6) Carmi-White Co. (3)
Fairfield (5)
Sesser-Valier (18)
West Christopher (6)
Sesser-Valier (18)
Trico (9)
Sesser-Valier (17)
Trico (8)
Spring
Baseball East Only 1 Division in 2013/14. Carterville (12)
West Chester (3)
Track and Field Fairfield (2) Carterville (27)
Girls' Sports
Fall
Cross Country Chester (5) Chester (4) Chester (5)
Hamilton County (5)
Golf Eldorado (5) Eldorado (4) Eldorado (5)
Volleyball East Hamilton County (9) Hamilton County (8) Hamilton County (9)
West Trico (6) Christopher (3)
Trico (5)
Winter
Basketball East Hamilton County (7) Eldorado (7)
Hamilton County (6)
Sesser-Valier (15)
West Sesser-Valier (15) Sesser-Valier (14)
Spring
Softball East Carmi-White County (6) Johnston City (22)
West Only 1 Division in 2013/14.
Track and Field Chester (4) Carterville (25)

Former championships[edit]

Season
Sport
Years Held
Most Recent Champion
Most Championships
Winter
Wrestling 2003/04-2009/10 Carmi-White County Carmi-White County (7)

Championships by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Softball Track and Field Volleyball Wrestling Totals
Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Overall
Carmi-White County 3 3 3 0 2 3 3 2 6 2 3 0 7* 21 16 37
Chester 3 0 0 3 5 3 0 0 0 2 4 0 11 9 20
Christopher 0 6 1 13 1 20 0 3 39 5 44
Edwards County 0 0* 0* 0* 0 0* 0 0 0
Eldorado 1 4 7 4 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 10 13 23
Fairfield 0 6 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 8 0* 12 10 22
Goreville 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 6
Hamilton County 1 1 7 3 5 0 5 0 0 0 2 9 10 23 33
Johnston City 3 9 2 11 0 0 22 0 0 0 0* 23 24 47
Sesser-Valier 0* 18 15 8 0* 1 0 6 27 21 48
Trico 2 9 1 0 2 0 1 6 12 9 21
Vienna 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4
Zeigler-Royalton 0 11 3 7 0 0 7 1 2 0 19 12 31
Intraconference Cooperative Programs
Christopher-Z-R 4 3 2 0 0 0 3 1 9 4 13
Vienna-Goreville 0 0 0
Former Members
Cairo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Carbondale University 2 2 0 4 0 4
Carterville 12 11 8 0 0 19 3 3 4 27 25 4 0 72 44 116
Elverado 3 5 4 6 5 0* 0* 0 14 9 23
  • Championships won by Elkville, Sesser, and Zeigler are combined with Elverado, Sesser-Valier, and Zeigler-Royalton, respectively.
  • *Does not currently compete in conference sanctioned play.
  • Has never competed in conference sanctioned play.
  • Currently co-ops with another BDC school in conference sanctioned play.

State Titles[edit]

School Sport Titles Years Total
Carmi-White County Boys' Golf 5 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 5
Eldorado Boys' Track and Field 1 1925 1
Goreville Softball 1 2012 1
Hamilton County Boys' Basketball 1 1984 1
Johnston City Boys' Basketball 1 1929 1
Zeigler-Royalton Football 1 1982 1
Former Members
Cairo Boys' Track and Field 5 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992 5
Carterville Football 1 1996
2
Softball 1 2008

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