Area Sports

Prep Sports Will Look Different This Year

By Travis Volz The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors released a modified schedule for prep sports seasons, but the plan leaves plenty of unanswered questions. In the broadest sense, the IHSA plan takes a couple of weeks off of each season and adds a fourth season that stretches into late June in order…

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Oakdale Grade School Hires Two Teachers

Oakdale Grade school has hired two new teachers for the 2020-21 school year. Nicole Mueller will teach kindergarten. She was formerly employed at St. Theresa’s School in Belleville Lucas Giacamo of Pinckneyville will teach fifth and sixth grade. He formerly taught at the Murphysboro Grade School.

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Xplosion Ends Season With A Bang

The 14U Xplosion finished their season 18-8 and went out with a bang winning the Post Season Warm Up Tournament in St. Charles this past weekend. Left to right: Front row Emma Meyer, Kaitlyn Steinkamp, Amiah Wallace, Julia Korte, Taylor Hettenhausen. Back row Makenna Budde, Alayna Kraus, Madi Wienstroer, Avery Trame, Kenna Range, Briley Rhodes.

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First At RBM – Hole In One On Par 4

Leigh Reynolds shot a hole in one on a par 4, 290 yards hole #18 at the Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course April 13. His wife, Dawn, witnessed it as they played in a Monday evening scramble. This was the first hole in one at RBM on a par 4 hole.

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Pass the Pride Scavenger Hunt Kicks Off This Week

The Okawville FFA Chapter is organizing a scavenger hunt for 26 Rocket boxes scattered around town this week. The Pass the Pride Scavenger Hunt begins Wednesday at noon and runs through Friday, July 31. FFA adviser Josh Berg put together the program, which uses an app called Goose Chase to keep track of the Rocket…

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Confusing Times for Area Student-Athletes

By Travis Volz Confusion reigns only a few days after summer workouts began last week. New guidelines went into effect just days after workouts started back up last Monday requiring athletes to wear masks during workouts. “It’s very confusing for everyone,” said Okawville High athletic director Jon Kraus. “The IHSA sends out guidelines, but then…

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Softball Action in New Minden

Area softball players were in action Monday night in New Minden when the Nashville Swarm 14U squad took on the Southern Illinois Freedom from the Coulterville area. The Swarm won 11-3. Raelyn Obermeier in the photos connects with a pitch while playing with SI Freedom.

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