South Suburban Junior High School Conference
The South Suburban Junior High School Conference was founded by representatives of five school districts as a boy’s basketball and track association in the fall of 1964.
The Conference, now in its 55th year, has seen school districts come and go (only three of the original members remain: Chicago Ridge—Finley, Alsip—Prairie, and Palos Heights—Independence) to the point that the league now boasts ten member school districts.
One of the original founding representatives, Jim Willms of Palos Heights, has been designated the Conference Statistician for all of the 55 years, first for boy’s basketball, followed by girl’s basketball in 1979, and for most all of the athletic/academic activities that the association sponsors.
The record books for both boy’s and girl’s basketball contained on this conference’s website are a testament to all the many athletes and school teams that have excelled over more than a half century.