Area Sports

Spring Track Season Off and Running

Recent Meet Results Columbia High School 3/18:     Boys                                                                     Girls                        …

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Is Plogging The Newest Fitness Craze? By Deb Sauerhage Lehde

Now that warmer weather is here, the streets of Okawville will be filled with even more residents out walking, running, or jogging. A new trend imported from Sweden, encourages walkers and runners to do good for the environment–while they are exercising. Called plogging, this exercise is spreading around the world, including the US. Plogging is…

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Okawville High Basketball Awards

Okawville High School hosted Basketball Awards Night last week for both the Rockets and Lady Rockets. Pick up this week’s issue to see more photos and find out who all was honored.

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Averbeck Named FCA Student-Athlete of the Month

Lindsey Averbeck, a junior at OHS, was recently named the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Student-Athlete of the Month for March. Averbeck plays volleyball for the Lady Rockets and was featured in the FCA newsletter in the southern Illinois FCA Athlete Spotlight. Read the full story in this week’s issue.

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Spring Sports Start-Up & Schedules

With the spring season comes new sports for the schools in the village. Softball, Baseball and Track kick off within the week, check this week’s issue for full details on the upcoming seasons. Season Schedules  

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Rockets Fall in Overtime Heartbreaker

The Okawville Rockets came up just short in their quest for a third straight trip to the IHSA State Finals, falling 71-68 in overtime to Triopia last week at the Jacksonville Super Sectional. It was a tightly-played affair from the tip to the final buzzer, but Triopia hit a big shot at the end of…

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Titans Finish 3rd At Lutheran State

The Immanuel Lutheran/Trinity St. John Lady Titans finished third at the Lutheran State Tournament held last weekend. Front row: Kris May, Mallory Bening, Lauren Rapp, Raelyn Obermeier and Megan Rennegarbe. Back row: Lexi Schwartzlander, Dylan Fullerton, Kyley Kwiatowski, Kristina Gossman, Nora Wood, Ireland Rushing, Keeghan Renth, Shaun Renth and Joe Kirby.

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OJHS Netters Split Four Matches

The Okawville Junior Lady Rockets split four matches in junior high volleyball action last week. The Jr. Lady Rockets defeated Lebanon and Bartelso, but fell to Nashville and Germantown. For full match details, pick up the March 6 issue.  Rally for Rae In addition to their work on the court, the Junior Rockets also have been…

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Rockets Win Sectional; Super Sectional Info

The Rockets captured the Sectional Championship, they move on to Super Sectionals on Tuesday, March 5 in Jacksonville to face Triopia. The contest will tip at 7:00pm. Gates will open at 5:00pm. Adult/Senior/Student admission is $8. Babies in arms, no charge.  The Super Sectional game at Jacksonville will be streamed live on 101.3 FM, WVIL. Go to www.lbsportsproductions.com to find…

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