Peoria Christian

From QBWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Peoria Christian Chargers
Peoria, Illinois
Coaches Sheila Shanklin
State Championships IHSA Class A 2012, 2013; Masonic Class A 2012, NAQT State (Small) 2013
Program Status Unknown
School Size Unknown
NAQT Page link

Peoria Christian High School or PCS is a private high school in Peoria, Illinois composed by about 300 students. PCS competes in Class A, the "small school" division, of the Illinois High School Association's (IHSA) State Championship Series. They also compete in the Inter-County Athletic Conference & Peoria Area League.

Throughout the 2010's, Peoria Christian competed as one of the stronger Class A teams in Illinois and the Peoria-area culminating in several podium finishes in both the IHSA & Masonic state tournaments. Most notably, back-to-back IHSA Class A State Championships in 2012 & 2013 and the 2012 Masonic Class A State Championship. These teams were coached by John Fay & Kilter Gerber respectively, and led by top player Brittany Trang. The Chargers made a return to the state championship in 2015, but lost to an emerging University Lab program. The team has remained competitive but has since been impacted by coaching turnover in recent years.

Peoria Christian, along with Richwoods are the only IHSA State champions from the Peoria-area. By virtue of their success, PCS ranks as the most successful small school program in the region.

Peoria Christian are former members of the Tri-County Conference & Central Prairie League.

Notable Team Accomplishments

  • IHSA State Championship Tournament: 4th Place - 2009 (1A), 2nd Place - 2015 (1A), 1st Place - 2012 (1A), 1st Place - 2013 (1A)
  • Masonic State Tournament: 2013 (2nd) A, 2012 (1st) A, 2011 (4th) A, 2009 (3rd) A
  • IHSA Sectional Titles: (4) 2015, 2013, 2012, 2009
  • IHSA Regional Titles: (12) 2023, 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005
  • Masonic State Qualifier: (6) 2013-A, 2012-A, 2011-A, 2010-A, 2009, 2008
  • IHSSBCA NAQT State Championship Tournament (Small Schools Division): 1st - 2013
  • Tri-County Conference Champions †: (2) 2020, 2019
  • Central Prairie League Champions †: (6+) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020

Individual Awards

IHSSBCA All-Sectional Honorees

  • 2019-20: Grant Eversole, Delaney Geer (Class 1A)
  • 2017-18: Stephen Ferkol, Christian Peterson (Class 1A)
  • 2013-14: Miranda Geer (Class 1A)
  • 2012-13: Brittany Trang, Jade Baumgarten (Class 1A)
  • 2010-11: Bethany Geer (Class 1A)

IHSSBCA All-State Honorees

  • 2019-20: Grant Eversole (First Team) Class 1A
  • 2012-13: Brittany Trang (First Team) Class 1A

Scobol Solo

  • 2012: Brittany Trang - 1st, Bethany Geer - 2nd
Peoria Christian celebrating a state championship
Illinois Masonic State Tournament Class A Champion
Preceded by
Succeeded by