Area Sports

Two Area Hoopsters Named to All State Basketball Team

ne Okawville and one Nashville player were named to the IHSA All State Basketball Teams. The Rockets’ Jacksen Harre was named to the 1A All State Team, and Nashville’s Isaac Turner was tapped for the 2A All State Team. Harre averaged 14.3 points per game and led Okawville with 58 assists in 13 games. He…

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Lady Rockets Drop Two of Three

The Okawville Lady Rockets volleyball team dropped two of three matches this past week, losing to both Chester and Red Bud while defeating Christ Our Rock. The Lady Rockets played well in a loss to an undefeated Chester team 25-19, 25-21. Sydney Tebbe had seven kills and two blocks. Isabella Auer had four kills and…

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Rulevish Set to Play Two Sports in College

By Travis Volz Even in normal years, after a long winter, baseball players like Nick Rulevish are eager to hit the diamond each spring. Following a year of COVID pandemic restrictions, that eagerness is even more acute. Rulevish will have a chance to make up for lost time, as he readies for his senior season…

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Junior High Track Opens

The Okawville Junior High track team opened it’s season March 27 with a meet at Central, where the girls’ team finished second out of three times and the boys team took third. April 3 Meet at Central Okawville’s teams were back in action Saturday at Central, where both the girls and boys took second among…

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OJHS Basketball 8th Grade Night

8th Grade Night was held for Jr. Lady Rockets Basketball last week. Pictured: Taylor Borgmann, daughter of Dennis and Bobbi Jo Williford and Charles Borgmann; Hailey Kolweier, daughter of Rusty and Theresa Kolweier; Camy Wiedwilt, daughter of Ryan and Dee Wiedwilt; Jenna Hackstadt, daughter of Neal and Angie Hackstadt; Tatum Reinkensmeier, granddaughter of Mike and…

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Junior Lady Rockets Win Once in Three Games Last Week

The Okawville Junior High Lady Rockets picked up a win in three contests last week. The Junior Lady Rockets picked up their victory last Tuesday with a 30-21 win over Breese All Saints. Okawville fell behind early, but rallied  to pull within one point by halftime. It was close through the third quarter, but the…

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Five Okawville Players Named to Cahokia All Conference Team

In its first year of action in the Cahokia Conference, Okawville High School has already left its mark on the league. Despite playing a limited schedule, two Rockets and three Lady Rockets were named All Cahokia Conference basketball team. Two senior boys were tapped for the list in Jackson Harre and Lucas Frederking. Harre and…

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Lady Rockets Even Record with Two Wins

The Okawville Lady Rockets won two volleyball matches last week to even their record at 3-3. They played well and defeated Wesclin 25-11, 25-11. Middle hitters Isabella Auer and Sydney Tebbe again led the way with seven kills, five digs, and one block each. Setters Zoe Todd and Ellie Kremmer both had six assists and…

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Restrictions for Spring Sports Attendance Eased

Some fans will be allowed to watch high school volleyball starting this week. With state health officials easing some restrictions on the size of gatherings, Okawville High School announced that up to 250 fans can now attend Lady Rocket volleyball matches. This applies only to home fans, as visiting fans will not be allowed for…

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