Eureka (IL)

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Eureka Hornets
Eureka, Illinois
Coaches Tyler Breitbarth
State Championships None
Program Status Active
School Size School Enrollment - 472
NAQT Page link

Eureka is a public high school in Eureka, Illinois, which draws students from southern Woodford & western McClean Counties. Halfway between Peoria & Bloomington-Normal. It competes in Class A, the "small school" division, of the Illinois High School Association's State Championship series.

Eureka competes in the Heart of Illinois Conference. It was a long-time member of the Peoria Area League.

The program pre-dates modern Illinois "scholastic bowl". Started in 1979 by IHSSBCA Hall of Fame coach, Joan Herron for over 30 years until 2009. Seeing Eureka as among the better Class A schools from Central Illinois in the early 2000's. Peaking when the Hornets played in the 2005 IHSA Class A State Championship against Chicago (Latin).

Eureka hosted the Masonic tournament between 1994-1991. It moved across town to Eureka College in 1995.

Notable Team Accomplishments

  • IHSA State Tournament: 2005 - 2nd Place Class 1A, 1999 - 3rd Place Class 1A
  • IHSA Sectional titles: (3) 2023 (1A), 2005 (1A), 1999 (1A)
  • IHSA Regional titles: (6) 2024 (1A), 023 (1A), 2012 (1A), 2006 (1A), 2005 (1A), 1999 (1A)
  • Masonic State Qualifers: (2) 2010 (A), 2000
  • Heart of Illinois Conference titles: (4) 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

IHSSBCA Individual Achievements

IHSSBCA All-Sectional Team

  • 2006-07: Nick Franz (1A)
  • 2002-03: James Cordes (1A)