Edwards County

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Edwards County Lions
Albion, Illinois
Coaches Will Swardstrom
State Championships None
Program Status Active
School Size School Enrollment - 291
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Edwards County High School is a public high school in Albion, Illinois located between Fairfield & the Indiana border. It competes in Class A, the "small school" division, of the Illinois High School Association's State Championship series. The Lions compete in the Black Diamond Conference & has been a participant on WSIU's Hi-Q.

Edwards County is one of the more competitive schools in southeastern Illinois along with Fairfield & Cumberland. In recent years the team has shown success in regional & state tournaments. The expansion of the Masonic State Tournament into three classes has seen the Lions finish on the podium twice in 2020 & 2019, including the State championship against Villa Grove in 2020. In 2019, the program achieved it's highest finish on Hi-Q finishing 3rd after running into powerhouse, Carbondale. During the COVID-19 impacted 2021 season, Edwards County won its first IHSA Sectional title.

Notable Team Accomplishments

  • Masonic State Tournament: 2020 - 2nd Place (1A), 2019 - 3rd Place (1A), 1997 - Consolation
  • IHSA Sectional titles: 2021-1A
  • IHSA Regional titles: 2021-1A, 2013-1A, 2006-1A, 2004-1A
  • Black Diamond Conference Champions: 2020, 2016
  • Masonic State Qualifiers: 2020-1A, 2019-1A, 2017-1A, 2004, 1997
  • IHSSBCA Turnabout Champions: 2017

Individual Awards

IHSSBCA All-Sectional Honorees

  • 2023: Jake Wiseman (1A)
  • 2022: Max Fieber, Emma Wiseman, Zoe Barnes (1A)
  • 2020: Jack Krouse, Aaron Brown (1A)
  • 2019: Adam Grimes (1A)
  • 2018: Hallie Murbarger (1A)
  • 2017: Rachel Roberts (1A)
  • 2016: Rachel Roberts (1A)
  • 2015: Rachel Roberts (1A)
  • 2014: Ean Stanhope (1A)
  • 2013: Ean Stanhope, Sam Turpin (1A)
  • 2010: Dalton Michels (1A)
  • 2009: Dalton Michels, Ben Heidinger (1A)
  • 2006: Ruth Shilling (1A)
  • 2004: Jason Metcalf (1A)
  • 2003: Kate Heidinger (1A)

IHSSBCA All-State Honorees

  • 2020: Jack Krouse (Second Team) Class A
  • 2017: Rachel Roberts (Second Team) Class A
  • 2006: Ruth Shilling (Second Team) Class A
  • 2003: Kate Heidinger (Second Team) Class A