IMSA to join Little 10 Conference in 2021


EARLVILLE – The Little Ten Conference athletic directors and principals met on May 27. All schools were represented at both the AD/Principal meeting, followed by the Legislative meeting. During that meeting the Little Ten Conference voted to accept the Illinois Math and Science Academy into the conference beginning Fall 2021.

The Little Ten Conference was formed for the 1919-1920 school year. Founding members included Earlville, Hinckley, Leland, Paw Paw, Plano, Rollo, Sandwich, Shabbona, Somonauk, and Waterman. Current members include Earlville, Hiawatha, Hinckley-Big Rock, Indian Creek, LaMoille, Leland, Newark, Serena, and Somonauk. DePue will begin membership in August of 2020.

The Little Ten Conference Boys' Basketball Tournament has been held every season since 1920 and is the oldest conference tournament in Illinois. The tournament celebrated its 101st anniversary in 2020.

The Little Ten Conference currently sponsors the following sports and activities – boys’ golf, boys’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, baseball, softball, band, choir and Scholastic Bowl.

The Little Ten Conference is a strong small school conference and is excited to see where it will be in the next hundred years. With a strong conference brings unity, growth, and potential. For more information, contact current Little Ten Conference President Jenette Fruit (Earlville High School Principal) at 815-246-8361 or 2020-2021 or President Eric Benson (Somonauk High School Principal) at 815-498-2314.

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