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Santa Barbara | Ventura | San Luis Obispo | cesenahotel.info A Publication . and housing. The conference is intended well; the swim team got a lot of gold med- als, a few .. is also a weekly playgroup that meets at a. The official Women's Swim and Dive schedule for the College of Saint Benedict Blazers. vs Alumnae Meet . Tri County Broadcasting Logo. Follow the Girls Varsity Swimming Tigerss schedule, roster, events and Overall Record: N/A; Conference Record: N/A Multiple Teams · Dec 4 Fenton Sweeps TriCounty Times Top 4 Freshman Swimmer, Gracie Olsen was highlighted for her accomplishment of winning a State Title at the recent State Finals meet.
During his high school career, Greg won three 3 District 10 Championships and was runner-up on one 1 other occasion. Under head coach Bill Miller, he helped the Clarion swim team to a 3rd place finish ina 5th place finish ina 7th place finish inand a 3rd place finish in at the NCAA Division II National Championships. He then joined the family business, Cunningham Funeral Home Inc.
He currently operates the business with his sister, Jill McCandless. As a senior, she led the MCAC in scoring with points, including a school record 35 points in one game. The following week, she finished 8th in the Discus and the meter relay team took home 4th place honors at the District 10 Championships.
She also took home 8th place honors in the Shot Put. She earned three 3 varsity letters and was an All-MCAC selection as a middle hitter during both her junior 2nd team and senior 1st team year. A member of the Top 10 of her graduating class, Shelah continued her basketball career at Clarion University and obtained her bachelor of science degree in Nursing. Steve received a medal for his 12th place individual finish at the state meet and the Mustangs finished in 11th place as a team.
As a freshman, Steve was the District 10 Champion in the meter run and was a member of the meter relay team that won the PIAA State Championship, edging Holy Ghost at the finish line in the finals. During his sophomore season, the Mustangs secured the 1st of their three 3 consecutive District 10 Championships and Steve qualified for the PIAA State Championships in the meter run.
Bloomington left in due to finances but returned in when Jacksonville left and Streator replaced them. Springfield played an independent schedule in football from through Inthe league was back to 12 teams with the departure of Springfield and the addition of Champaign Centennial, Decatur Eisenhower, Decatur Macarthur, Normal Community and Rantoul. Lincoln left in and Normal West played its first full varsity schedule in the loop in Charles of the Kane County Conference.
Apparently, the members were not happy with the arrangement, because the league broke up within two years. Belleville Althoff's last season in the Bi State was Black Diamond View this conference's current website at http: The conference also had a conference track meet that year. Basketball was a part of the conference competition as well. The following year, Sesser and Vallier consolidated.
In Carbondale U-High dropped football. The league was reformed in with the return of Carterville and Christopher and the addition of Johnston City. The resulting 6 team league was stable for 15 years when in Christopher and Ziegler-Royalton began their coop and McLeansboro was added. Cairo and Eldorado joined in and Carmi and Fairfield in More information on the Black Diamond has been offered by Adam Rosoho: The Black Diamond Conference was created first as a football-only conference in The original schools were members of the Coal Belt Conference for other sports.
The first Black Diamond basketball race was in when the conference became full time. They left the BDC after the season after failing to start a football program.
InMcLeansboro joined for football only. Cairo and Eldorado joined for football only in During the years, McLeansboro Hamilton Co.
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They also participated in Track and Softball. I am not sure of baseball. Cairo only participated in Football. Inthe conference re-aligned and expanded.
Two divisions were created with the 5 remaining original members in the West Division Carterville, Christopher, Elverado, Sesser-Valier, and Zeigler-Royalton being added with former member Trico. Vienna will join the BDC this fall in all sports except football, which they will join in the fall of when Vienna has their first varsity football season. Blackhawk West By this conference had 8 schools playing football: In Dunlap moved over from the Illio conference and Manlius from the Little 8.
These 5 teams continued to play a round-robin schedule in football through the season although the IHSA didn't recognize the conference because it had fewer than the minimum 6 teams for football. Each affiliated school began competition with one another in the fall of Bradford won the first ever Blackhawk championship that year in football.
Wethersfield captured the first Blackhawk basketball championship for the season. The 5 charter member schools of the conference were joined by Geneseo for the school year. The Maple Leafs of Geneseo won the football championship with a record in They captured the basketball championship by posting a record. They did not return for a second season in the Blackhawk.
In the fall ofWalnut replaced Geneseo as the 6th team of the conference. After 1 year, Walnut broke off a string of 9 football championships in 11 years, beginning with the season. While Walnut ruled the Blackhawk on the gridiron, Galva captured 6 basketball championships during those same years. Prior to these 2 runs, Toulon won 9 championships in 3 sports with 7 of these in a row, between and Wyoming captured their first ever Blackhawk championship, in basketball, during the season.
The Indians repeated as champions in basketball the next year to interrupt Galva's run. Between andas Walnut and Galva celebrated their wins, the conference welcomed 2 additional members. Princeville's first year, as a Blackhawk member, occurred in Elmwood signed on in They became the 7th and 8th members of the Blackhawk.
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The 9th and 10th members joined in with the addition of Dunlap and Manlius. Baseball did not gain significance within the Blackhawk Conference until the mid's. Unfortunately, scant information is available for baseball. The Blackhawk Conference first played baseball on a championship basis in the spring of It consisted of 2 divisions, north and south, with 4 teams in each.
The divisional winners played one another in a single championship game. Toulon, the southern division champ, went up against northern division champ Wethersfield. The teams played to a tie the first game. Wethersfield claimed the first ever Blackhawk Conference baseball championship with a decision in the second game. Beginning indivisions were eliminated and the championship was determined on a best record basis. Baseball, as with football, was now set up with each school playing all other schools in the conference.
Only 8 schools sponsored baseball. Toulon-LaFayette consolidation discontinued baseball after the spring of and 20 Blackhawk seasons.
It still hadn't gained complete and unanimous acceptance throughout the conference. Between andthere were 12 members, but never more than 10 at any one time.
A review of who won championships during this period reveals some interesting facts. All other years produced a single track champion. These teams were a source of pride for their communities.
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It was icing on the cake if your team brought home a trophy at the end of the season. It was particularly satisfying if it said Blackhawk Champion. After the school year, Galva resigned its' charter membership. This signaled the beginning of the end for the conference. Times were changing due to financial hardships and school consolidations began to form creating larger student enrollments. The Blackhawk, a team conference, watched Galva leave in the spring of Western, a consolidation of Buda, Sheffield, and Wyanet, stepped in as the 10th member for the school year.
This was the final year the Blackhawk existed with its' original members. In5 schools petitioned for admittance to the Blackhawk. Geneseo was a member of the North Central Conference. The fall of was the start of a realigned Blackhawk Conference. Now, with only 8 members, the conference included existing members Dunlap, Elmwood, Princeville, and Wyoming. The 8 team conference existed for 6 years when change once more occurred. Cuba, Elmwood, and Valley departed the Blackhawk after the school year.
These 3 schools became part of the Prairieland Conference. Wyoming, the last charter member fromalso left at the end of the school year. After forty-eight years, and being the longest standing member of the Blackhawk, Wyoming joined the east division of the Indian Valley Conference. Five new members were recruited to join the Blackhawk, but only 2 accepted an invitation.
Six teams comprised the Blackhawk for the start of the school year. Dunlap and Princeville remained in the conference along with Peoria Heights and Tremont. Inthe Peoria Journal Star began covering the Blackhawk while other local newspaper coverage had all but ceased.
This was due to the conference's continued geographical migration to the southeast from its' original landmark. The only conference the Star Courier awarded a trophy was the Blackhawk. The "NEWS" football trophy was first awarded in Memorabilia of the Blackhawk is disappearing.
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Toulon, Wethersfield, and Wyoming no longer have their Blackhawk championship trophies. Princeville's are boxed up and stored in a shed. It is assumed that other schools of the Blackhawk have acted similarly.
Hopefully, local history and memories of the conference will be preserved and somehow not be erased entirely. Presidents from Roosevelt to Bush Sr. The fifty-six year old conference of 'home teams' did not survive the continual membership changes and school consolidations.