Monday, October 23, 2017

Sports

Elks Hoop Shoot winners

Johnson County Elks Lodge’s family members participated in the District Hoop Shoot Saturday, Jan. 14, at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. There were four winners from Johnson County that included, from left: J. Johnson, boys 12-13, 3rd place; Ayva Rush, girls 10-11, 1st place; Owen Treat, boys 10-11, 3rd place; and …

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Mustangs earn top seed in Regional

The New Simpson Hill boys basketball team has earned the top seed in the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association regional tournament. The regional tournament begins January 24 at New Simpson Hill School. NSH will play the winner of the Pope County and Cypress/Buncombe game on January 26 at …

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New Simpson Hill Lady Mustangs advance to State

The New Simpson Hill Lady Mustangs defeated the Lick Creek Lady Eagles on Friday night, Jan. 13, by a score of 45-41, to advance to the state tournament. The Lady Mustangs will play their first tournament game at Rend Lake College at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, against Bartelso. …

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2017 Lady Eagle Winter Classic set at Eldorado

The 2017 Lady Eagle Winter Classic is scheduled at Eldorado High School from Saturday, Jan. 14 through Saturday, Jan. 21. In the Gold pool is Eldorado, Harrisburg, Goreville, Fairfield and Mt. Carmel. In the Purple pool is Anna-Jonesboro, Benton, Carmi, Gallatin County and Vienna. Below is the schedule for the classic. …

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New Simpson Hills Boys Round Robin results

The 16th annual New Simpson Hill Boys Round Robin was held Jan. 4-7. New Simpson Hill, Cypress/Buncombe, Shawnee, Vienna, and Carrier Mills Stonefort all competed in the boy’s tournament. Carrier Mills Stonefort Wildcats were crowned champions with a 4-0 record; Vienna Rams came in second with a 3-1 record. Lane …

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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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