Boys basketball: A look at Princeton’s regional championships

Editor’s note: The Princeton Tigers won their 19th regional championship in school history Friday, defeating Morrison 57-55. Their first title came in 1936. They had a 31-year drought from 1955 to 1986 and have now won nine since the turn of the century. Here’s a look back:

* one class system

1936 — Princeton 32, DePue 30*

1938 — Princeton 35, Walnut 30*

1945 — Princeton 33, St. Bede 32*

1954 — Princeton 59, St. Bede 54*

1955 — Princeton 82, Mendota 61*

1986 — Princeton 69, Putnam County 40 (A)

1992 — Princeton 51, Hall 45 (A)

1993 — Princeton 51, Putnam County 39 (A)

1994 — Princeton 52, Hall 44 (A)

1995 — Princeton 75, Henry 67 (A)

2002 — Princeton 68, Putnam County 52 (A)

2003 — Princeton 54, Bureau Valley 47 (A)

2006 — Princeton 50, Amboy 43 (A)

2009 — Princeton 69, Hall 50 (2A)

2010 — Princeton 59, Riverdale 39 (2A)

2011 — Princeton 42, Fieldcrest 40 (2A)

2022 — Princeton 71, Kewanee 63 (2A)

2023 — Princeton 60, Stillman Valley 37 (2A)

2024 — Princeton 57, Morrison 55 (2A)