Interstate Eight Conference

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Interstate Eight Conference (Interstate 8 or I–8) is an athletic conference of Illinois high schools that are members of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Despite the conference name, the conference currently has 12 member schools that compete in 12 different sports (boys' basketball, girls' basketball, girls' volleyball, boys' golf, girls' golf, football, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, wrestling, baseball, softball, and track and field).

The Interstate Eight began in 1979 and originally had eight schools—Coal City, Dwight, Plano, Reed Custer, Sandwich, Seneca, Wilmington, and Yorkville.[1] In 1991, Yorkville was replaced by Lisle. In 2006 Herscher, Manteno, Peotone, and Westmont joined the conference.[1] Despite the conference growing from eight to 12 teams, the conference name remained Interstate 8. Dwight left the conference prior to the 2014–15 season while Streator joined the conference.[2][3]

Most of the member schools are in rural/smaller towns. Westmont and Lisle are suburbs of Chicago but enrollments are small in size. Westmont's population is divided between the varying schools in the area, including high schools in Darien, Woodridge, Hinsdale, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Lisle, Lombard, and Glen Ellyn. Lisle's enrollment is small, due to Lisle's relatively small size as a city, as well as being located East of Naperville, which has at least four high schools in the immediate vicinity, as well as the Glenbard schools and Wheaton-Warrenville South all being within a close proximity to the high school.

The Conference is divided into Large and Small divisions during football season and teams only play members of their division for the conference schedule. Baseball and softball are divided into North and South divisions. In all other sports, the conference is undivided.

Football[edit]

Large Division

  • Coal City
  • Herscher
  • Manteno
  • Plano
  • Sandwich
  • Streator

Small Division

  • Lisle
  • Peotone
  • Reed Custer
  • Seneca
  • Westmont
  • Wilmington

Baseball[edit]

North Division

  • Coal City
  • Lisle
  • Plano
  • Sandwich
  • Seneca
  • Westmont

South Division

  • Herscher
  • Manteno
  • Peotone
  • Reed Custer
  • Streator
  • Wilmington

Softball[edit]

North Division

  • Herscher
  • Manteno
  • Peotone
  • Reed Custer
  • Streator
  • Wilmington

South Division

  • Coal City
  • Lisle
  • Plano
  • Sandwich
  • Seneca
  • Westmont

State titles[edit]

Football[edit]

Football is based on an 8 class system since 2001.

  • Plano (2006 3A, 2007 3A)
  • Coal City (1993 2A)
  • Seneca (1990 2A)
  • Wilmington (2014 3A)

Boys baseball[edit]

  • Lisle (2013 2A)
  • Wilmington (2003, 2005)
  • Reed-Custer (1985) (2016)
  • Herscher (1999) (2015)

Wrestling[edit]

  • Wilmington (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Sandwich (1991, 1997, 1999, 2001)
  • Reed-Custer (2010,2012)

Boys basketball[edit]

  • Seneca (2005–06 A)

Boys golf[edit]

  • Dwight (1980)

Boys soccer[edit]

  • Lisle (2010 1A)

Girls soccer[edit]

  • Manteno (2009 1A)

Competitive cheerleading[edit]

  • Dwight (2013)
  • Wilmington(2016)

Competitive Dance Team[edit]

  • Peotone (2012 1A)

Boys cross country[edit]

Cross Country is based on a 3 class system since 2007.

  • Seneca (1989 A)

Girls cross country[edit]

Cross Country is based on a 3 class system since 2007.

  • Herscher (1991 A, 1992 A, 1996 A)

Girls track and field[edit]

  • Herscher (1996)

Girls softball[edit]

  • Coal City (2010)

Girls volleyball[edit]

  • Lisle (1985)

Scholastic Bowl[edit]

Lisle (2011, 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Home - Interstate 8". Interstate 8. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Streator gets Interstate-8 invite". Sun-Times High School Sports. 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 
  3. ^ 815-937-3390, Kyle Garmes kgarmes@daily-journal.com. "High school: Streator's arrival to Interstate Eight adds mileage". Retrieved 2016-09-01. 

External links[edit]