Area Sports

Area Netters on All-South Team

Several area players were named to the All-South Volleyball team. Okawville’s Megan Schleifer was chosen in Class 1A, and Nashville players Delaney Varel, Sydney Schnitker, Jenna Harris and Abbey Wesselmann were named to the Class 2A team. In addition to the players, Nashville coach Josh Konkel was selected as Coach of the Year.

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Lady Rockets Finish Fifth at Nashville

By Michelle Hasheider-Burianek The Okawville Lady Rockets started their season in pool play at the Nashville Thanksgiving Tournament with a loss to Collinsville. Okawville struggled to get going against a tough Collinsville press in the first quarter, forcing numerous turnovers by the young Lady Rockets. Freshman Chloe Tepe did hit a 3-pointer, junior Delaney Tonsning…

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Okawville Tops Greenville in Opener

By Jon Kraus On Saturday night the Okawville Rockets opened the season with a 58-45 victory over Greenville in the first game of pool play of the Carlyle Tourney. The Rockets started very well early in the first quarter making their first four shots of the game and grabbed a 15-10 lead after the first…

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Area Players Make BND Top List for 2018-19 Season

Several area basketball players were among the 17 that the Belleville News Democrat named the top talent for 2018-19 season. Okawville’s Wyatt Krohne averaged nine points a game last year as a junior. He shot better than 48 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and had 59 three-pointers. Freeburg High player, Luke Ervie of St.…

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