On Friday, December 9, before a South Central Conference game with rival Hillsboro High School, varsity boys Coach Adam Metzger accepted a 1500 School Victory plaque from the IBCA.

Since the 1911-12 season, the Panthers have captured an unmatched 24 regional titles, 6 sectional crowns, and made 5 trips to the state tournament resulting in a 2nd place finish in 2001 and the 1988 Class A State Championship. Winning the magic 1500 last season, the Panthers currently are at 1507 victories and counting.

The 1988 Class A State Champs were inducted into the IBCA Hall of Fame in1999.

Vergil Fletcher of Collinsville High School Fame, coached at Pana from 1942-43 thru 1944-1945 and was inducted into as a Hall of Fame Coach in 1973.

At this time, the IBCA congratulates Coach Adam Metzger and all Panther players, coaches and fans – past and present – on this great achievement!