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|State Championships||2018 (Masonic 1A)|
|National Appearances||SSNCT: 2019, 2018, 2017|
Athens is a public high school north of Springfield in downstate Illinois. It competes in Class A, the "small school" division, of the Illinois High School Association's State Championship series.
Like nearby Springfield-area small-schools - Williamsville, New Berlin, PORTA, & Pleasant Plains, Athens has proven that in successful years that it ranks among the best small-school quiz bowl programs in the state & nation. Winning the 2018 Masonic Class A State championship & placing in the NAQT SSNCT playoffs in 2018 & 2019.
Since 2018, Athens has hosted its Frosh-Soph Tournament attracting the likes of rising programs from across Central & Western Illinois.
Notable Team Accomplishments
- Masonic State Tournament: 2018 - 1st Place Class 1A, 2017 - 4th Place Class 1A
- IHSA Sectional titles: (3) 2016 (1A), 2014 (1A), 2012 (1A)
- IHSA Regional titles: (8) 2019 (1A), 2018 (1A), 2017 (1A), 2016 (1A), 2015 (1A), 2014 (1A), 2013 (1A), 2012 (1A)
- Masonic State Qualifiers:
- Tomahawk Conference Champions: (7) 2023, 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
- NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament: 2019 - T11th (6th VSS), 2018 - 15th (7th VSS), 2017 - T29th (11th VSS)