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State Tournament Winners
Class 7-1A: 2007-Current
Year Champion Coach Score Runner Up Third Place Fourth Place
2020 Lincoln West Lincoln-Broadwell Curtis Conrady 36-35 Royal Prairieview Ogden Pana Sacred Heart Normal Epiphany
2019 Griggsville-Perry Garrett White 27-22 Lincoln Carroll Catholic Oglesby Holy Family Washington St. Patrick
2018 Lovejoy Raymond Mosby 44-22 Washington St. Patrick Stewardson-Strasburg Mazon-Verona-Kinsman
2017 Sigel St. Michael's Kurt Hoene 62-39 Bartonville Monroe Decatur Our Lady of Lourdes Pontiac St. Mary's
2016 Normal Epiphany Mike Mayberger 66-50 Lincoln Carroll Catholic Pontiac St. Mary's Sigel St. Michael's
2015 Joliet Laraway Mr. Anthony Knight 46-36 Pontiac St. Mary's Lincoln Chester-East Lincoln Bloomington Cornerstone
2014 Cissna Park Vincent Lober 49-33 Gifford Lovejoy Ottawa Marquette
2013 Annawan Joe Schmitt 45-40 Dieterich Mulberry Grove JHS Chrisman Scottland
2012 Bartonville Monroe Evan Haffner 29-22 Sigel St. Michael's Metamora St. Mary's Pana Sacred Heart
2011 Ottawa Marquette Mike McDonald 35-34 Flanagan Dieterich Decatur Hope
2010 Jacksonville Our Saviour Rich Smith 28-25 Joliet Laraway Decatur Our Lady of Lourdes Pontiac St. Mary's
2009 Joliet Laraway Tony Knight 38-22 Peoria Limestone Walters Virginia Sigel St. Michael's
2008 Cissna Park Vincent Lober 33-22 Marseilles Milton Pope Lovejoy Beecher City
2007 Franklin Jason Courier 47-39 Pana Sacred Heart Lovejoy Pontiac St. Mary's

Class History

From 1930 to 1972, there were two classes of basketball, Class A (Heavyweight) and Class B (Lightweight). An additional class was added in 1973--Class C (7th Grade). The Heavyweight and Lightweight classes were based on age, height and weight. From 1977-1984, the Heavyweight class was divided into two classes based upon enrollment--(A & AA). From 1985-2006, the Association adopted the format of 7th and 8th grade play based upon a school's enrollment (7A, 7AA, 8A and 8AA). Starting in 2007, the Association adopted a four class system in each grade level (7-1A, 7-2A, 7-3A, 7-4A, 8-1A, 8-2A, 8-3A and 8-4A). The current classification system assigns 25% of the schools to each of the four classes.

How Class Split is Determined

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