Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference

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Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference
(SIRR)
Established 1993
Association IHSA
Members 12
Region Southern Illinois
Locations
Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference locations

The Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference (SIRR) is a high school athletic conference represented by 12 schools in southern Illinois. The conference is divided into two divisions. While technically in the same conference each division crowns its own champion, and each winner is regarded as the conference champion as if they were in two separate conferences. Schools are only required to play other schools within their own division although cross-divisional play is very common.

History[edit]

Seven of the charter members of the River-to-River Conference were members of the old Southwest Egyptian Conference. Around 1991, the Southwest Egyptian was approached by Benton, Herrin, Harrisburg, and West Frankfort for membership; these four schools were concerned over their small size relative to the other members of the South Seven Conference (where all four were then located) and sought out a conference more in line with their size. Massac County (then an independent school) was approached about becoming a member, and in 1993 the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference was formed.

At the start of the 2010-2011 school year Carterville left the Black Diamond Conference to join the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference. Chester High School has taken their place in the Black Diamond Conference.[1]

Current members of the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference[edit]

Current Members[edit]

School Location
(Population)
Nickname(s) Colors Years Member Enrollment
(2014/15)
[2]
IHSA Class
(2014/15)
2, 3, 4
IHSA Class
(2014/15)
Football
Previous Conference
Mississippi Division (Small Schools)
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Anna, Illinois
(5,136)
Wildcats
Lady Wildcats
     Royal Blue
     White
1993 - Present 448 A, 1A, 2A 3A Southwest Egyptian Conference
Carterville High School Carterville, Illinois
(5,496)
Lions
Lady Lions
     Navy Blue
     Orange
2010 - Present 562 A, 2A, 2A 4A Black Diamond Conference
Du Quoin High School Du Quoin, Illinois
(6,448)
Indians
Lady Indians
     Red
     Black
1993 - Present 387 A, 1A, 2A 3A Southwest Egyptian Conference
Nashville Community High School Nashville, Illinois
(3,147)
Hornets
Hornettes
     Royal Blue
     White
     Red
1993 - Present 410 A, 1A, 2A 3A Southwest Egyptian Conference
Pinckneyville Community High School Pinckneyville, Illinois
(5,464)
Panthers
Lady Panthers
     Columbia Blue
     Navy Blue
1993 - Present 400 A, 1A, 2A 3A Southwest Egyptian Conference
Sparta High School Sparta, Illinois
(4,486)
Bulldogs
Lady Bulldogs
     Royal Blue
     White
1993 - Present 358 A, 1A, 2A 2A Southwest Egyptian Conference
Ohio Division (Large Schools)
Benton Consolidated High School Benton, Illinois
(7,087)
Rangers
Rangerettes
     Maroon
     White
1993 - Present 570 A, 2A, 2A 4A South Seven Conference
Frankfort Community High School West Frankfort, Illinois
(8,182)
Redbirds
Lady Redbirds
     Scarlet
     Gray
1993 - Present 578 A, 2A, 2A 4A South Seven Conference
Harrisburg High School Harrisburg, Illinois
(9,017)
Bulldogs
Lady Bulldogs
     Purple
     White
1993 - Present 586 A, 2A, 2A 4A South Seven Conference
Herrin High School Herrin, Illinois
(12,501)
Tigers      Orange
     Black
1993 - Present 728 A, 2A, 3A 4A South Seven Conference
Massac County High School Metropolis, Illinois
(6,537)
Patriots
Lady Patriots
     Red
     White
     Blue
1993 - Present 615 A, 2A, 3A 4A Independent
Murphysboro High School Murphysboro, Illinois
(7,970)
Red Devils      Crimson
     Corn
1993 - Present 595 A, 2A, 3A 4A Southwest Egyptian Conference

Former Members[edit]

School Location Nickname(s) Colors Years Member Current Conference
Chester High School Chester, Illinois Yellow Jackets
Lady Yellow Jackets
     Orange
     Black
1993-2010 Black Diamond Conference

References[edit]