Cahokia Conference

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The Cahokia Conference is a high school athletic and competitive activity organization which consists of 12 schools in southwestern Illinois, near St. Louis. All of the schools are located in St. Clair, Randolph, Monroe, and Clinton counties.

Two schools, Valmeyer and Steeleville, were added for the 2006–07 season. The addition split the conference into two divisions, the Mississippi and the Kaskaskia.

List of member schools[edit]

Mississippi Division[edit]

School Team Name Town School Population (2011–12) IHSA Classes*
Breese Central High School Cougars Breese 531 A, 1A, 2A[1]
Carlyle High School (Lady) Indians Carlyle 385 A, 1A, 2A[2]
Columbia High School Eagles Columbia 635 A, 1A, 2A[3]
Freeburg High School (Lady) Midgets Freeburg 655 A, 1A, 2A[4]
Red Bud High School Musketeers Red Bud 434 A, 1A, 2A[5]
Wesclin High School Warriors Trenton 400 A, 1A, 2A[6]

Kaskaskia Division[edit]

School Team Name Town School Population (2011–12) IHSA Classes*
Dupo High School Tigers Dupo 313 A, 1A, 1A[7]
Lebanon High School Greyhounds Lebanon 209 A, 1A, 1A[8]
Marissa High School Meteors Marissa 144 A, 1A, 1A[9]
New Athens High School Yellow Jackets/Lady Jackets New Athens 176 A, 1A, 1A[10]
Steeleville High School (Lady) Warriors Steeleville 146 A, 1A, 1A[11]
Valmeyer High School Pirates Valmeyer 132 A, 1A, 1A[12]

*The class in which a school competes depends on the size of the school, and the particular sport or activity. Some activities compete in two classes, some in three, and some in four. The classes listed here are, respectively, the classes in which these schools compete in the 2, 3, and 4 class systems.

Sports[edit]

Each year a conference champion is determined in each division for volleyball, boy's and girl's basketball, baseball, and softball by each division member playing round-robin home and away. The team with the best win–loss record is the champion.

For boy's and girl's golf and boy's soccer one champion is determined by round–robin play, with each school in the conference playing each other once. The team with the best win–loss record is the champion.

Cross country and track & field for boys and girls each have one champion determined by the winner of each sport's conference meet. The scholastic bowl champion is the winner of the conference tournament.

Like golf and soccer, the football championship is determined based on round–robin play. However, only seven teams (the Mississippi division and Dupo) field football teams.

State championships[edit]

Breese (Central)[edit]

  • 1989 Scholastic Bowl Runner-Up
  • 1992 Volleyball Third Place
  • 1996 Volleyball Champions
  • 1999 Volleyball Third Place
  • 2005 Volleyball Champions
  • 2006 Volleyball Runner-Up
  • 2007 Girls Basketball Champions
  • 2007 Volleyball Champions
  • 2009 Girls Track and Field Second Place
  • 2010 Boys Basketball Fourth Place
  • 2011 Girls Volleyball Third Place
  • 2012 Girls Basketball Runner-Up
  • 2012 Boys Basketball Champions
  • 2014 Girls Volleyball Third Place
  • 2014 Girls Competitive Cheerleading Champions
  • 2015 Girls Competitive Cheerleading Champions
  • 2015 Girls Basketball Runner-Up

Carlyle[edit]

  • 1981 Boys Baseball Champions
  • 1988 Football Champions
  • 1989 Boys Basketball Champions
  • 1995 Girls Basketball Runner-Up
  • 1996 Girls Basketball Champions
  • 1997 Girls Basketball Champions

Columbia[edit]

  • 1987 Baseball Champions
  • 2005 Volleyball Runner-Up
  • 2006 Girls Soccer Runner-Up
  • 2006 Baseball Fourth Place
  • 2007 Scholastic Bowl Runner-Up
  • 2007 Baseball Champions
  • 2007 Football Runner-Up
  • 2008 Girls Soccer Third Place

Dupo[edit]

  • 1990 Baseball Runner-Up
  • 1996 Baseball Champions

Freeburg[edit]

  • 1956 Baseball Runner-Up
  • 1977 Volleyball Third Place
  • 1979 Volleyball Champions
  • 1981 Volleyball Fourth Place
  • 1982 Volleyball Champions
  • 1985 Softball Champions
  • 1989 Baseball Champions
  • 2002 Baseball Runner-Up
  • 2003 Girls Track Champions
  • 2004 Girls Track Champions
  • 2005 Girls Track Third Place
  • 2008 Volleyball Champions
  • 2009 Volleyball Champions
  • 2013 Baseball Third Place

Lebanon[edit]

  • 1976 Boy's Cross Country Champions
  • 1977 Boy's Track Runner-Up
  • 1997 Softball Runner-Up

Marissa[edit]

  • 1986 Baseball Champions
  • 2008 Baseball Runner-Up
  • 2009 Baseball Runner-Up

New Athens[edit]

  • 1948 Baseball Runner-Up
  • 1978 Baseball Runner-Up
  • 1979 Baseball Champions

Red Bud[edit]

  • 1974 Volleyball Third Place
  • 2002 Volleyball Third Place

Steeleville[edit]

  • 1993 Baseball Runner-Up

Trenton (Wesclin)[edit]

  • 1981 Boys Cross Country Runner-Up
  • 1982 Boys Cross Country Champions
  • 1990 Boys Basketball Champions
  • 2006 Baseball Runner-Up

Miscellaneous Facts[edit]

Baseball Achievements[edit]

No other small school athletic conference in the state of Illinois has claimed as many state baseball championships as the Cahokia Conference. The list of championships by current member teams includes 7 years (1979, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1996, and 2007), as well as 9 runner-up performances (1948, 1956, 1978, 1990, 1993, 2002, 2006, 2008, and 2009), and two fourth-place finishes (2006 & 2012).

2005 Volleyball Championship[edit]

In the 2005 state volleyball tournament Breese Central defeated Columbia in the championship match. This was the first time in IHSA Volleyball history that two teams from the same conference met in the title match. Ironically, the conference champion of 2005 was Freeburg, which had moved to class AA and won the first ever AA regional for a school from this conference.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breese (Central)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Carlyle". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Columbia". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Freeburg". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Red Bud". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Trenton (Wesclin)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Dupo". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Lebanon". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "Marissa". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  10. ^ "New Athens". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  11. ^ "Steeleville". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  12. ^ "Valmeyer". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009.