Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sports

Optimism surrounds V-G football team

By Lucas Wright “I thought the first five days of practice we had were as good as the two years we were in the playoffs.” Vienna-Goreville football head coach Mike Rude showed some high praise for his team at the beginning of the second week of practice on Monday. The …

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Vienna/Goreville football practice begins Aug. 7

The Vienna/Goreville 2017 football season is approaching and head coach Mike Rude announced the practice schedule for the pre-season. The first official day for football practice in Illinois is Monday, August 7. Football is the only high school sport in Illinois that requires a certain number of practices prior to …

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Deadline extended for JCYL sign-up

Johnson County Youth League fall soccer and football registrations are underway. The deadline to register has been extended to July 31. The registration can be completed online. Visit www.johnsoncountyyouthleague.com or on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/johnsoncountyyouthleague. For soccer questions, contact Harry Weise at 618-771-2455. For football questions, contact Erik Roper …

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Baseball, softball tryouts set

Vienna Grade School will begin baseball tryouts on July 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. VGS softball tryouts will be held on August 7 and 8 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tryouts will be held at the Vienna Ballpark. Each prospective student-athlete must have a completed, current physical on file …

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VHS baseball camp planned

Vienna High School baseball is hosting a Baseball Skills Camp starting on Monday, July 17 and continuing through Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the VHS Ballpark. Any boy entering the 2nd through 8th grades is welcome to attend. The camp will begin promptly at 9 a.m. each morning and end …

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Students named all-conference

Student athletes at Goreville High School and Vienna High School were recently named Black Diamond All-Conference. Baseball (West) Junior, Brodie Lenon (M.V.P.), Goreville. Senior, Brant Glidewell (Captain), Goreville. Junior, Peyton Massey, Goreville. Senior, Christian Pearl, Vienna. Junior, Peyton Geyman, Goreville. Softball (West) Sophomore, Alexandria King (Captain), Goreville. Senior, Rachel Kindhart, …

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Baseball Eagles still struggling but still alive

May 9, 2017 vs. Zeigler-Royalton/Christopher The Vienna Eagles hosted the Zeigler-Royalton Tornadoes to close out the Black Diamond Conference season in a makeup game on Tuesday. The Tornadoes hopped off the bus and scored a pair of runs in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead.  The Tornadoes added …

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Eagles baseball struggles

April 25, 2017 vs. Goreville The Eagles hosted the rival Goreville Blackcats on Tuesday in Black Diamond Conference action. The Cats hopped off the bus and scored a pair of runs in the first inning on a pair of walks and a pair of hits. The Eagles answered in the …

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Lady Eagles softball in action

By Ryan Wright On Monday, April 10, the Lady Eagles faced the Century Centurions in a non-conference game. The Lady Eagles led the game by scoring 3 runs in the first inning, to maintain a 3-0 lead. Century was able to hop back into the ballgame by scoring 3 runs …

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Eagles baseball drops three

April 11, 2017 vs. Trico The Eagles Baseball team hosted the Trico Pioneers on Tuesday. Trenton Hyde took the mound for the Eagles in their Black Diamond Conference showdown on Tuesday. Hyde surrendered just one run through the first three innings and the Eagles couldn’t manage a to find a …

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