Area Sports

Hundelt Attends State Gymnastics Meet

Laney Hundelt, fourth grader at Immanuel Lutheran School in Okawville, is an aspiring gymnast who practices 10 hours a week at Midwest Twisters in O’Fallon. She recently attended her gymnastics State Meet was at Adventure Commons in Bourbonnais, IL. Hundelt ended the season with several personal bests and the following scores: Vault 9.3 (Personal Best)…

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Klasing to Play Golf at Millikin

Erin Klasing (seated, center) recently signed a letter of intent to play golf at Millikin University. She was joined by her parents, Darlene and Neil Klasing, as well as Okawville athletic director Jon Kraus and golf coach Christy Hood Frederking. Read the full article in this week’s issue.

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OJHS Track Opens Spring Season

The Okawville Junior High track teams have had a busy start to the season, competing in several meets starting with the Clinton County Open on April 6. The Junior Lady Rockets had a strong showing, finishing second place out of the eight teams on hand. The boys’ team finished fourth out of eight. Complete results…

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JV Rockets Top Breese Central; Varsity Drop Three of Four

JV Action The Okawville Rockets junior varsity beat Breese Central April 1 by a score of 3-1. Nick Rulevish was in control on the mound. He struck out five Cougars in six innings of work, giving up just the one run. Ethan Kolweier closed out the game with an inning of scoreless relief. Kolweier also…

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Lady Rockets Notch First Win of the Season

The Lady Rockets picked up their first win this season by blowing out Odin/Patoka 15-2 last Tuesday; however, a fast start was not enough against Alton Marquette on Wednesday, as Okawville wound up on the wrong end of a 14-4 score. The Lady Rockets (1-13) were in Waltonville Tuesday, April 9  and travel to Carlyle Friday and…

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Okawville Track Competes in Columbia, Sparta to Open Season

The Okawville High School track teams opened the season March 18 in Columbia. The boys team finished fourth out of five teams, and the girls were third. Boys results 3,200-meter: Diego Lustres (5th) 110 hurdles: Kaleb Bowers (4th), Ethan Bening (5th) 800-meter relay: Allen Mueth, Will Shubert, Nathan Lintker, Ethan Bening (3rd) 800-meter: Daniel Jansen…

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Rockets’ Pitchers Shut Down Opponents; Lady Rockets Drop Two

Inclement weather only allowed for two games for the Rockets last week, and they won them both to improve to 6-2 on the season. This included a shut-out performance from Payton Riechmann over Breese-Central Monday. The Lady Rockets dropped two more games as they continue to search for their first win. Get the full details on…

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Lady Titans Take 6th at Lutheran Nationals

The final buzzer of Lutheran Nationals marked the end of the best season in the program’s history for the ILS/TSJ Lady Titans and Coach Joe Kirby. Among the team’s accomplishments, Lady Titans were SIJHSAA Class S State Champions, the TSJ/ILS All Lutheran Tournament champions, and runners-up in the Pinckneyville-204 Tournament and the Trinity-Edwardsville Tip-Off Tournament.…

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Rocket Baseball, Lady Rocket Softball Updates

As of Tuesday afternoon, Okawville Lady Rockets softball team was still searching for their first victory after nine games this season; while the Rockets boys baseball team moved to 4-2 on the season after winning once in three games last week. For full results and details on the game, pick up this week’s issue.

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