Area Sports

Schedule: OJHS Boys Basketball Tourney

Monday, October 28 Nashville vs. Trico 6 p.m. Aviston vs. Okawville 7:15 Tuesday, October 29 Albers-Damiansville vs. Aviston 6 p.m. Okawville vs. Trico 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 30 Trico vs. Albers-Damiansville 6 p.m. Nashville vs. Okawville 7:15 p.m. Thursday, October 31 Trico vs. Aviston 6 p.m. Albers-Damiansville vs. Nashville 7:15 p.m. Friday, November 1 Okawville…

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Toensing to Play Hoops at STLCOP

Delaney Toensing signed a letter of intent to play basketball at St. Louis College of Pharmacy after graduation. Toensing averaged five points per game and four rebounds per game while recording 37 steals last year for the Lady Rockets. Shown here are Toensing (seated, center) flanked by STLCOP coach Steve Allen and Darla Toensing. Standing…

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Area Runners Compete in Bourbon Chase

Several local runners took part in the Bourbon Chase, relay race from Jim Beam in Clermont, Kentucky to Lexington last weekend. The approximately 200-mile relay race was split into 36 legs varying in length from 3.5 to 9 miles. The course took teams through five distilleries along the way through the historic Kentucky Bourbon Trail.…

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OJHS Lady Rockets Make History, Earn 2nd At State

Though they played in the final game of the season for the first time, the Okawville Junior Lady Rockets’ season came up just short of winning the school’s first championship in softball. Trico made the Junior Lady Rockets settle for state runner-up by beating Okawville 9-0 Thursday at the Class M State Tournament. “Even though…

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OJSHS Partners With Special Olympics

by Jordyn Heckert On Sunday, September 29, the Student Leadership Team and the National Honor Society of Okawville Jr./Sr. High School volunteered to help in the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. The tournament took place at the St. Clair Bowling Alley in Fairview Heights. Special Olympics is for participants with intellectual disabilities. The athletes compete just…

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Kraus Advances to State Golf Finals

Chloe Kraus earned a spot in the IHSA State Final Golf Meet by shooting an 85 at the Mt. Carmel Sectional Monday. Kraus, who along with her teammate Avery Killion, qualified for the sectional as individuals at the Centralia Regional held last week, advanced to state for the second straight year with her round. Killion,…

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New Scoreboards Installed at OCYA Park

OCYA Park just installed two new scoreboards on the ball fields last week due to fundraising efforts and the generosity of local businesses. The new scoreboards have LED lights, meaning they use less power, and they feature a clock, unlike the old ones. OCYA expects the new boards to last as long as the old ones,…

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Teter Advances to Sectional, Lady Rockets Wrap Up Regular Season

Dillon Teter’s freshman golf season will continue as the lone Okawville Rocket to advance from the Wesclin Regional held Monday at Governor’s Run Golf Course in Carlyle. After shooting a 48 on the front nine, Teter fired a 42 on the back for his round of 90, which was good enough for him to move…

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Basketball Coach Honored At Pink-Out Volleyball Game

Michelle Hasheider-Burianek is no stranger to facing a challenge. She conquered a big one helping lead the Okawville Lady Rockets to its first state basketball championship in 1994 and becoming the school’s leading scorer. She met other challenges to recover from injuries and surgeries to return to play for the University of Colorado basketball team.…

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Okawville Advances to State With Second Straight Regional Title

The Okawville Junior Lady Rockets punched earned a spot in the state tournament with their second straight regional title last week. After cruising to an easy 15-0 win in only four innings in the postseason opener last Tuesday, Okawville hung on to beat Lebanon 5-4 in the regional championship game Thursday. The Junior Lady Rockets…

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