Area Sports

Dog Breaks Guinness Record

Sara LaBusier’s dog George loves to catch frisbees. He never tires of the endless repetition of snatching the round plastic disc in his mouth, returning it to his master, and then chasing it again. That led LaBusier to wonder. “Hmmmm. I wonder what the world record is. I bet George could beat that.” She turned…

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Halloween Trick or Treating Times By Town

Area trick or treating times are as follows: Okawville 6-8pm, 12 & under Nashville 5-8pm Oakdale 5-8pm, 12 & under Irvington: Resident’s Choice Radom 6-8pm DuBois 6-8pm St. Libory 6-8pm 12 & under Coulterville 5-8pm Hoyleton Friday, Oct 30 6-8pm; Lion’s Club Judging at 8pm at the Park

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Honoring Senior Cross County Runners

The Okawville cross country team honored senior harriers in the final meet of the regular season. Front row, from left: Amy Koch, Tricia Rennegarbe. Middle row: Nick Rulevish, Nathan Linktker, Caleb Unverfehrt. Back row: Kole Jackson, Daniel Jansen, Ethan Kolweier.

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Hettenhausen Tapped For Bowling Honor

Jim Hettenhausen has been recommended  to be inducted to the Greater Carlyle Bowling Association Hall Of Fame. The board will vote on the inductees. Hettenhausen has bowled eight 300 games. He has a high series of 837, and high average of 228. He bowled in leagues from age 15-48. The 2020 GCBA Hall Of Fame…

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Cross Country in Action in Chester

Okawville’s cross country teams had a strong showing at the Chester Invitational Thursday at Randolph County Lake. The weather was perfect for running, and the Lady Rockets took advantage by finishing first overall as a team with four runners in the top ten. Leading the way for Okawville’s harriers was Cindy Snyder, who placed fourth…

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Junior Lady Rockets Come Up Short Against Nashville

The Okawville Junior High Lady Rockets’ softball team’s season came to an end last week against Nashville last week. Okawville fell behind early and was unable to rally in a 5-1 loss to Nashville on Wednesday in the first round of the SIJHAA State Finals. Nashville scored three times in the first inning, taking advantage…

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Okawville Golfers Compete in Postseason

In a normal year, both of Okawville’s golf teams would have advanced to sectionals. But this is anything but a normal year. Chloe Kraus shot the low round at the Gibault Regional and Dylan Clark advanced from the Okawville Regional, but both the Rockets and Lady Rockets fell short of advancing to the sectional round.…

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IHSA Expands Postseason Rounds for Fall Sports

The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors announced last week to expand the IHSA State Series in two fall sports, adding a second round of postseason play in boys and girls golf and boys and girls cross country to be held this month. Both sports were each initially scheduled to culminate their respective seasons…

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Junior Lady Rockets Earn Trip to State Tournament

On the strength of a couple of late rallies, the Okawville Junior Lady Rockets advanced to the SIJHSAA State Finals in Nashville this week. The Junior Lady Rockets opened postseason last Thursday with a 5-1 win over regional host Smithton. The Lady Rockets totaled eight hits. Sarah Cook and Cragen each collected two hits to…

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