1924 was banner year in Macoupin County


January 31, 2024

The high schools of Macoupin County have been playing sports for a long time, and there have been plenty of highlights.

The mere mention of the elite teams of county history brings reverence. Staunton’s 1993 state title in boys’ basketball. Carlinville’s state team title in boys’ track in 1996.

The dream season of Gillespie in 1994-95, when both the girls’ basketball and softball teams placed at state. Bunker Hill’s 1987 state title in softball.

One banner year, however, is nearly forgotten today. 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest sports years in county h...

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