Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sports

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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SCC Lady Saints ranked 17th nationally

The Shawnee Community College Lady Saints basketball team cracked the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 poll, ranking 17th out of the top 25 programs for the week of February 10, 2016, jumping two spots from the previous week. The Lady Saints have an impressive overall record of …

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VGS baseball takes 3rd in conference tourney

Over the past weekend, the VGS baseball team competed in the SIAC tournament held at Cobden High School.  Earlier in the tournament, the Rams had beaten Anna to advance to the semifinals.  The first semifinal game was against Cobden.  The Rams lost that game which set up a third place …

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McGinnis named Midwest Conference Woman of the Year

2015 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee Illinois College women’s basketball star Hannah McGinnis, a native of Tunnel Hill, has been named the 2015 Midwest Conference (MWC) Woman of the Year and the league’s nomination for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Hannah is the daughter of Patti and …

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VGS hosts softball camp

Vienna Grade School hosted a softball camp July 20-24 at the school with two dozen girls participating. The camp was directed by VGS softball coach Cady Ross. The girls that participated, pictured above, included (front row from left): Emma Williams, Reagan Hill, Lourie Smith, Emily Smith, Emily Myrick and Brooklyn …

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Goreville team wins chamber scramble

Goreville School took first place at the annual Johnson County Chamber of Commerce golf scramble Friday afternoon. The team shot a 57. Players were, from left, J.T. Russell, Shon Messmer and J.R. Russell. Chamber board member Marsha Hayes presented the first place team with the chamber’s travelling trophy at the …

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