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Collinsville is a founding member of the Southwestern Conference. The Kahoks have been members of the conference since its inception, with the exception of the two years the conference was disbanded (1953-54, 1954-55) and the 1979-80 season.

Roots of the current conference can be traced back to 1923-24 when the Southwest Conference was formed. The confernece was dissolved and reformed in 1934-35 as the Madison-St. Clair Conference, which was renamed the Southwestern Conference in 1937-38.

Other current conference members include: Alton, Belleville East, Belleville West,
East St. Louis, Edwardsville, Granite City, and O'Fallon.

1923-24   Southwest Conference formed:
Alton, Belleville, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Granite City, and Wood River. (6 teams)

1924-25   Mascoutah added. (7 teams)

1925-26   Jerseyville, O'Fallon, and Madison added. (10 teams)

1926-27   Madison, O'Fallon, and Macoutah dropped.
East St. Louis added. (8 teams)

1928-29   Jerseyville dropped. (7 teams)

1930-31   Madison rejoined. (8 teams)

1934-35   Edwardsville lost membership.
Conference dissolved and reformed as "Madison-St. Clair Conference." (7 teams)

1937-38   Edwardsville reinstated. (8 teams)
Renamed "Southwestern Conference."

1948-49   Madison dropped. (7 teams)

1953-54   Conference dissolved.

1955-56   Southwestern Conference formed again:
Alton, Belleville, Collinsville, East St. Louis, Edwardsville, Granite City and Wood River.
(7 teams)

1966-67   Belleville split into two schools (East & West).
Belleville West remained in the conference. (7 teams)

1971-72   Wood River dropped. (6 teams)

1972-73   Belleville East and Cahokia added. (8 teams)

1973-74   Granite City split into two schools (North & South).
Granite City South remained in the conference. (8 teams)

1975-76   Granite City South dropped. (7 teams)

1979-80   Cahokia and Edwardsville dropped.
Collinsville dropped for basketball only. (4 teams)

1980-81   Collinsville reinstated for basketball. (5 teams)

1984-85   Granite City reinstated. (6 teams)

1996-97   Edwardsville reinstated.
Lincoln - East St. Louis added. (8 teams)

1997-98   Lincoln - East St. Louis dropped. (7 teams)

2000-01   O'Fallon reinstated. (8 teams)



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