Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sports

Johnson County Elks Hoop Shoot a success

Through the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Elks, the Elks run programs that support youth, serve veterans and meet local needs. Since 1974, the Hoop Shoot has been fully funded by the Elks National Foundation. Through the Elks Hoop Shoot, youth ages 8 to 13 compete to …

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VGS hosts regional girls tournament

Vienna Grade School has earned the No. 1 seed in the 2017 Regional Girls’ Basketball Tournament.  All games will be at Vienna Grade School. The bracket includes the following: Game 1: No. 2 seed Gallatin County vs. No. 3 seed Hardin County at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Game …

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Vienna Grade School cheerleaders state bound

The Vienna Grade School Cheerleaders are headed for state competition. The 15 member team competed at the Mt. Vernon Illinois Cheerleading Coaches, ICCA, and Invitational Cheerleading Competition in Mt. Vernon on Sunday, Dec. 4.  The team received a score high enough to qualify to compete at state competition in Springfield. …

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Thompson signs with Loyola

Goreville Schools’ first female track scholar credits relay team for her success  By Joe Rehana Goreville’s Roxanne Thompson signed a letter of intent with Loyola University New Orleans Monday morning to become the school’s first female athlete to receive a scholarship in track and field. Thompson credited her opportunity with …

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Johnson County Youth League football wins conference championship

The 7th – 8th grade Johnson County Youth League Eagles dominated the division championship on Saturday night, defeating the Eldorado Eagles 28-0. The varsity team held the then undefeated Eldorado Eagles for short gains in their opening drive forcing them to turn the ball over on 4th down. Then with …

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Sanders/Gorden take top prize and catch biggest bass

$6,000 awarded at Brenner Memorial Bass Tourney Forty-six boats roared out of the Golconda Marina on the Ohio River Saturday morning, June 4, to compete in the annual Rodney J. Brenner Memorial Buddy Bass Tournament sponsored by the Southeastern Illinois College Foundation. The 88 anglers headed for their favorite fishing …

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Vienna Eagles baseball gears up for regionals

Team finishes regular season at 17-4 despite three-game skid By Lucas Wright On the heels of the team’s roughest stretch of the season, the Vienna Eagles are moving on to postseason play. Vienna enters the regional tournament as the number one seed, finishing with a .810 winning percentage on the season. The …

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River to River Relay this weekend

The River to River Relay will be held Saturday, April 16. Two thousand runners from across the country will be crossing Johnson County as they make their way to the finish line in Golconda. The race begins early Saturday morning at McGee Hill in LaRue Pine Hills near the Mississippi …

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Former VHS basketball players honored

During the halftime on Saturday evening, there was a break in the intense action between Vienna and Goreville high schools to honor members of the VHS varsity basketball teams from 2004 to 2008. This group was part of the most successful four-year run in school history, winning 89 games to …

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