Area Sports

Rockets Notch Two Wins; Action Gallery

Read about the latest wins over New Athens and Red Bud, what’s up next and the post season, in this week’s issue, including Senior Night. The Rockets will host Central Friday at 7pm for the last regular home game of the season where Seniors will be recognized.

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Lady Rockets Season Ends

The Okawville Lady Rockets’ season came to an end in heartbreaking fashion at the Lebanon Regional after losing to the host school on an overtime buzzer-beater Friday night. With a regional championship on the line, the Lady Rockets took on the host Lebanon Greyhounds in a defensive battle. Neither team scored over the first three…

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Junior High All-Star Game to Feature Local Players

Washington County will be well-represented at Rend Lake College’s 2019 Southern Illinois Premier Junior High All-Star Classic, February 23 – 24 at Waugh Gym in Ina. Following state championships for the girls’ basketball teams from Okawville Junior High and Immanuel Lutheran/Trinity-St. John, several team members will be among the top players in southern Illinois on…

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Winchester Awarded ISCA Coach Of The Year

Nashville Middle School softball coach Amber (Ford) Winchester was honored by the Illinois Softball Coaches Association as the Class M Sectional Coach of the Year February 9 in Bloomington. The event honored coaches and umpires from around the state with a dinner, annual awards and Hall of Fame inductions.   When Winchester began playing softball…

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Rockets To Face Madison in Championship

The championship game of the Okawville Mid-Winter Classic Tournament will be held Wednesday, February 13 at the O-Rena. Tip off is 7 p.m. The Rockets will square off against Madison to determine the tournament champion. The game had been postponed due to inclement weather last month.

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Senior Night For Lady Rockets; Regular Season Ends

Senior Lady Rockets were honored at the last home basketball game Thursday, unfortunately Okawville was on the wrong end of a 49-21 score when they hosted Breese Central for the final regular season game. Full details are available in this week’s issue. Regional Play Postseason action begins this week, with the Lady Rockets as  the…

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Nashville Woman Joins Husband In Tractor Pulling Competition

Karen Bartling competes – and places – in the male-dominated tractor pulls. Since it is a contest of determination, tractor power and weight placement, Bartling can compete on a level playing field. The rural Nashville woman is usually the only woman in her pulling class. Bartling placed second over-all in the Gordyville Midwest Winter Nationals…

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Oakdale Vikings Make Elite 8 – Reception Planned

A magical season came to an end for the Oakdale Vikings basketball team last weekend. For the first time, Oakdale advanced to the quarterfinals of the SIJHSAA Class S Tournament at Rend Lake College where the Vikings fell to Meridian. “We’ve made it to state before, but we’ve never advanced to the Elite Eight,” coach…

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Okawville Night At KC

The Kaskaskia College Athletic Department is announcing that Wednesday, February 6 has been slated as Okawville Night at the KC Gym as the KC Blue Angels and Blue Devils take on Lake Land College at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Anyone wearing Okawville apparel will be admitted to the game free of charge. Okawville High School…

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Washington County Bragging Rights Game

By Jon Kraus Last Tuesday night the Rockets returned home to take on the number 1 team in the state in the 2A Nashville Hornets. The Rockets would come out ready to play on both ends and grab the early 16-9 lead after one quarter. The offense slowed down in the second quarter for the…

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