Lady Rockets Stay Perfect In WEAA

On Friday, November 16th, the St. Mary’s Lady Rockets hosted the Jasper-Geff Lady Polecats in WEAA Conference play. In the 8th grade game, St. Mary’s defeated Jasper-Geff, 27 - 18, improving their overall record to 8 – 4, and 5 - 0 in the WEAA Conference. St. Mary’s trailed 12 - 8 at the end of the first quarter and 14 - 13 at halftime. The Lady Rockets came out of the locker room after halftime and outscored Jasper-Geff 14 – 4 in the second half, to secure the conference win.

Savannah Zimmerman scored 13 points to lead St. Mary’s. Mady Young added 6 points, Lexi Stevens 4 points, Lindy Rafferty 2 points, and Anna Gill 2 points. Lauren Hall and Nora Jones also saw playing time. Rylee Edwards scored 12 points to lead Jasper-Geff in scoring.

St. Mary’s defeated Jasper-Geff in the 7th grade game, 22 - 17. At the end of the first quarter, St. Mary’s led 4 – 0; 10 - 7 at halftime; however, Jasper-Geff took a 15 – 14 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Rockets were able to outscore the Lady Polecats in the fourth quarter 8 – 2, to secure their win.

Madison Stevens led St. Mary’s in scoring with 12 points. Nora Jones scored 5 points, Lily Keepes 2 points, Sarah McCorkle 2 points, and Kali Walker 1 point. Also seeing playing time were Madeleine Mann, Isabella Jent, Ava Jent, Natalee Hedge, and Ashlin Trail. Gonzalez led Jasper-Geff in scoring with 6 points.

In the C game, Jasper-Geff defeated St. Mary’s 10 - 2. Scoring for the Lady Rockets was Madeleine Mann with 2 points. Also playing were Isabella Jent, Ava Jent, Natalee Hedge, Courtney Jones, Brianna McCoy, Ashlin Trail, and Gretchen Noll.

St. Mary’s Lady Rockets will next be in action on Wednesday, November 28th, when they host Olney St. Joe.

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Lady Rockets Split With Owensville

On Monday, November 12th, the St. Mary’s Lady Rockets hosted the Owensville Lady Kickapoos. In the 8th grade game, St. Mary’s defeated Owensville, 38 – 7, to improve their overall record to 7 – 4 on the season. St. Mary’s led 13 - 0 at the end of the first quarter; 18 - 2 at halftime; and 31 - 7 at the end of the third quarter.

Savannah Zimmerman scored 15 points to lead St. Mary’s in scoring. Lauren Hall added 8 points, Lexi Stevens 6 points, Mady Young 5 points, Anna Gill 3 points, and Nora Jones 1 point. Also seeing playing time were Lindy Rafferty, Kali Walker, Madison Stevens, and Sarah McCorkle. Kristen Pfohl scored 5 points to lead Owensville.

Owensville defeated St. Mary’s in the 7th grade game, 44 - 14. The Lady Rockets trailed 12 – 2 at the end of the first quarter; 21 - 4 at halftime; and 29 – 11 at the end of the third quarter. Leading the scoring for St. Mary’s was Madison Stevens with 10 points. Additional scoring came from Sarah McCorkle 2 points, Nora Jones 1 point, and Isabella Jent 1 point. Also seeing playing time were Kali Walker, Ava Jent, Madeleine Mann, Courtney Jones, Natalee Hedge, Brianna McCoy, and Ashlin Trail. Chloey Goaham led the Lady Kickapoos with 34 points.

St. Mary’s is back in action this Friday, November 16th, at home against WEAA Conference foe Jasper (Fairfield) Grade School. There will be a C Game starting at 5:15pm, the 7th grade game will begin at 6pm, with the 8th grade game to follow.

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Yellow Jackets Fall Sports Banquet

On Sunday, November 11th, Allendale School and St. Mary's School held their cooperative Fall Sports Banquet at the Allendale Ruritan Building. 

Sarah Courter, Cross Country Coach, and Melissa Strine, Volunteer Assistant Coach, awarded 20 student-athletes:  Camryn Strine, Lily Keepes, Kali Walker, Nora Jones, Bella Andrews, Isabella Monroy, Hallie Courter, Jordis Riley, Elizabeth Hefner, Mady Stevens, Kollin Kelsey, Blake Strine, Carlos Monroy, Alex McGinnis, Trentin Casburn, JD Bowser, Brendan Bowser, Wyatt Gher, Trenton Potts, and Roland Foster. 

Special Awards for Cross Country are as follows:  Isabella Monroy and Blake Strine (Rookie of the Year); Brendan Bowser and Hallie Courter (Most Improved Time); Camryn Strine, Lily Keepes, Alex McGinnis, and Kollin Kelsey (MVP). 

In Baseball, Bob Bowser (Coach) and Justin Dulgar (Coach) awarded 10 players for their efforts in the fall season:  JD Bowser, Wyatt Gher, Jesse Brogan, Chase Gher, Brendan Bowser, Kasen Dulgar, Tristan Bray, Blake Strine, Trenton Potts, and Michael Smith.  Special Awards for Baseball are as follows:  Brendan Bowser (Rookie of the Year), Wyatt Gher (Most Improved), JD Bowser and Jesse Brogan (Co-MVP Offense and Pitching).  

Congratulations to the 8th grade participants and best of luck in your high school extra-curricular activities.  We are looking forward to another successful cooperative campaign between the two schools next fall in baseball and cross country.

 489 - Camryn Strine, Lily Keepes, Alex McGinnis, Kollin Kelsey - MVP

489 - Camryn Strine, Lily Keepes, Alex McGinnis, Kollin Kelsey - MVP

 Brendan Bowser and Hallie Courter - Most Improved Time

Brendan Bowser and Hallie Courter - Most Improved Time

 Cross Country  Isabella Monroy and Blake Strine - Rookie of the Year

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Isabella Monroy and Blake Strine - Rookie of the Year

 Baseball  JD Bowser and Jesse Brogan (Co-MVP Offense and Pitching)

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JD Bowser and Jesse Brogan (Co-MVP Offense and Pitching)

 Baseball  Brendan Bowser (Rookie of the Year) and Wyatt Gher (Most Improved)

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Brendan Bowser (Rookie of the Year) and Wyatt Gher (Most Improved)

2018 Tri-County All Area Volleyball Team

2018 Tri-County All Area Volleyball Team

Congratulations to the following volleyball players on their selection to the 2018 Tri-County All-Area Volleyball Team. They have worked hard all season and are very deserving of this honor. The Tri-County All-Area includes high schools from Crawford, Lawrence and Wabash Counties.

Ashlyn Matthews - Hutsonville

Nikki Wirth - Red Hill

Carli Morris - Mt.Carmel

Chloe Britton - Lawrenceville

Lauren Weber - Robinson

Alyssa Potts - Oblong

Kassidy Drone - Mt. Carmel

Addie Drone - Mt. Carmel

Paige Matthews - Hutsonville

Paige Tewell - Lawrenceville

Amanda Marley - Lawrenceville

Gracie Shidler - Robinson

Sydni Bailey - Robinson

Kenzi McIntosh - Oblong

The following schools voted upon their players to determine the team selection:  Hutsonville-Palestine, Oblong, Robinson, Red Hill, Lawrenceville and Mt. Carmel.

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Allendale Sweeps Geff In WEAA Action

On Thursday, November 8th, Allendale Yellow Jackets basketball traveled to Geff for WEAA conference action.  In the C-game, Allendale defeated Geff by the score of 26-11.  The C-team is now 2-1 on the season.

In the B-game, the Yellow Jackets defeated Geff 37-8.  Scoring for Allendale was:  Trent Casburn with 13 points, Matt Jackson with 8 points, Chandler Cusick with 4 points, Carlos Monroy with 4 points, Clay Morgan with 2 points, Chase Gher with 2 points, Kollin Kelsey with 2 points, and Brendan Bowser with 2 points.  The B-team is now 2-1 on the season.

In the A-game, Allendale defeated Geff by the score of 52-30.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets was:  JD Bowser with 21 points, Trent Casburn with 14 points, Kollin Kelsey with 9 points, Wyatt Gher with 4 points, Chase Gher with 2 points, and Matt Jackson with 2 points.  The A-team is now 2-1 on the season.

Next up for the Yellow Jackets:  At Grayville on Monday, November 12th.  C-game begins at 5:15 pm.

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Rockets Fall To Cisne

On Thursday November 8, 2018 , the St. Mary’s Boys basketball team traveled to Cisne to take on the Bullets In the 5th grade game St. Mary Rockets lost to Cisne in an overtime thriller 28 to 25 that brings the 5th grade Rockets record to 2-1 . St. Mary’s trailed Cisne 10-5 after the first quarter; St. Mary’s took a 11–10 lead at halftime; Cisne lead 20-19 at the end of the third quarter. St.Mary’s was outscored by Cisne 18-14 after halftime to lose their first game of the season . Elliot Acree had 15 points to lead the Rockets, Blake Strine added 4 points, Brady Porter 2 points, Zadok Fullop 2 points, Kason Dulger 2 points. Also seeing playing time were , William Freeland, Finn Martin , John Hefner, and Tim Harness. Cisne was led in scoring by Jacob Paul with 15 points.

In the 7th grade game St. Mary’s lost to Cisne 58-29 which gives the Rockets a 1-3 record on the season. St. Mary’s trailed Cisne 15-10 after the first quarter; Cisne took a 28-16 lead into halftime; Cisne lead the Rockets 44-22 after the third quarter; Cisne outscored St. Mary’s 30-13 in the second half. St. Mary’s was led in scoring by Preston Will with 16 points. Eric Acree added 6 points, Elliot Acree 5 points, Brady Porter 2 points. Also seeing playing time was Reed Stinson, Kasen Dulgar, Blake Strine, Zadok Fullop, John Hefner, Finn Martin, Tim Harness, and William Freeland. Cisne was led in scoring by Gavin Harrell with 29 points.


St. Mary’s Boys Basketball will be back in action on Friday night November 9, 2018 at home against Clay City There will be a 5th grade game at 6:00 pm with the 7th grade game to follow.

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WVC ARCHERY MAKES FIRST COLLEGIATE NATIONAL ARCHERY TOURNAMENT APPEARANCE

In their first-ever appearance at the U.S. National 3D Collegiate Championships, the Wabash Valley College Archery team brought home hardware in mixed team competition, with all five (5) team members competing individually in their respective class.

The 2018 U.S. National 3D Collegiate Championships is held for members of the USA Archery Collegiate Archery Program and offers competitive divisions for recurve, compound, barebow, and bowhunter archers. This year’s event was held October 25-28 in Foley, Alabama. There were 32 Colleges and Universities represented with 335 shooters making up 48 teams. Out of these, 18 archers and coaches have ties to the Illinois S3DA (Scholastic 3D Archery) from four (4) different Colleges, including Mississippi College, Union College, Wabash Valley College, and Southeastern Illinois College.

The Wabash Valley College Archery team consists of five (5) archers, including Jacob Quillen of West Salem, IL, Jessica Shilling of Parkersburg, IL, Karissa McIntire of Sumner, IL, Taylor LaVarier of Mt. Carmel, IL, and Zachary Kemper of Mt. Carmel, IL. Three archers from the team – Jacob Quillen, Jessica Shilling, and Karissa McIntire – all have formerly been a part of the Illinois S3DA.

During individual competition, Jacob Quillen placed 5th and Zachary Kemper placed 25th out of 80 in the men’s bowhunter class. Jessica Shilling placed 5th and Karissa McIntire placed 7th out of 67 in the women’s bowhunter class. Taylor LaVarier placed 41st out of 55 in the open bowhunter class. In the men and women’s mixed team competition, Jacob Quillen and Jessica Shilling placed third overall behind Union College (2nd) and University of the Cumberland (1st).

Head Archery Coach Earl Lawrence considered the tournament a success for the Archery team…. “Our team has been working hard, and I knew they were capable of being competitive at the National level. With two Top 5 finishes, a Top 10, and capturing 3rd in the mixed teams, I think we exceeded our expectations and gained a lot of confidence heading into the indoor season.”

  The WVC Archery Team, pictured left to right: Karissa McIntire, Head Coach Earl Lawrence, Zachary Kemper, Jacob Quillen, Taylor LaVarier, Mike Quillen (Father of Jacob Quillen), and Jessica Shilling.

The WVC Archery Team, pictured left to right: Karissa McIntire, Head Coach Earl Lawrence, Zachary Kemper, Jacob Quillen, Taylor LaVarier, Mike Quillen (Father of Jacob Quillen), and Jessica Shilling.


 Mixed Team Bowhunter: Jacob Quillen and Jessica Shilling (pictured at right) accept the third-place plaque for the men and women’s mixed team bowhunter class.

Mixed Team Bowhunter: Jacob Quillen and Jessica Shilling (pictured at right) accept the third-place plaque for the men and women’s mixed team bowhunter class.

OCC Baseball Camp Planned For Next Month

Olney Central College Baseball will host a Winter Camp for Little League and high school players on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The Little League Session for ages 6-12 will meet from 10 a.m. to noon while the High School Session for ages 13-18 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Both camps will meet in the OCC Gymnasium and Britton’s Bullpen.

Participants will enjoy working with and learning baseball skills from the OCC coaching staff and players along with Phil Britton.

The cost is $50 and those attending will need to bring a bat, glove, helmet and shoes.

To pre-register or for more information, call Coach Dennis Conley at 618-395-7777, ext. 2131, or 618-843-0333. You also may contact him by email at conleyd@iecc.edu.

Registration forms must be received by Friday, Nov. 30. Late registrations will be accepted the day of the camp with an additional $10 charge.

Registration forms are available at www.iecc.edu/occ.

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Twigs Knock Off Lady Rockets

On Tuesday, November 6th, the St. Mary’s Lady Rockets hosted the Ft. Branch Lady Twigs. In the 8th grade game, Ft. Branch defeated St. Mary’s, 40 - 29. St. Mary’s trailed 9 - 2 at the end of the first quarter; 22 - 6 at halftime; and 34 - 10 at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Rockets went on a run in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Twigs 19 – 6; however, it wasn’t enough to make up the Ft. Branch lead.

Savannah Zimmerman scored 9 points to lead St. Mary’s in scoring. Lauren Hall added 6 points, Nora Jones 6 points, Lindy Rafferty 4 points, Mady Young 2 points, and Lexi Stevens 2 points. Also seeing playing time was Anna Gill. Weightman scored 20 points to lead Ft. Branch.

Ft. Branch defeated St. Mary’s in the 7th grade game, 23 - 14. The game was tied at the end of the first quarter 2 – 2; St. Mary’s led 10 – 7 at halftime; and then trailed 13 – 11 at the end of the third quarter. Leading the scoring for St. Mary’s was Nora Jones with 9 points. Additional scoring came from Sarah McCorkle 4 points and Kali Walker 1 point. Also seeing playing time were Lily Keepes, Madison Stevens, Isabella Jent, and Ashlin Trail. Loyd led the Lady Twigs with 14 points.

In the C Game, the Lady Rockets were defeated by the Lady Twigs, 13 - 6. Madeleine Mann had 4 points to lead St. Mary’s in scoring. Ava Jent added 2 points. Isabella Jent, Courtney Jones, Natalee Hedge, Ashlin Trail, and Brianna McCoy also saw playing time. Spindler scored 11 points to lead Ft. Branch.

St. Mary’s is back in action on Monday, November 12th, at home against Owensville. The 7th grade game will begin at 6pm, with the 8th grade game to follow.

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Allendale Blows Past Clay City

On Tuesday, November 6th, Allendale Yellow Jackets basketball traveled to Clay City for WEAA Conference action.  In the C-game, the Yellow Jackets defeated Clay City 22-0.  The C-team is now 1-1 on the season.  

In the B-game, Allendale defeated Clay City 25-21.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets was:  Matt Jackson with 10 points, Trent Casburn with 4 points, Carlos Monroy with 4 points, Chandler Cusick with 2 points, Clay Morgan with 2 points, Brendan Bowser with 2 points, Kollin Kelsey with 1 point.  The B-team is now 1-1 on the season.

In the A-game, the Yellow Jackets defeated Clay City 46-38.  Scoring for Allendale was:  JD Bowser with 23 points, Kollin Kelsey with 11 points, Trent Casburn with 6 points, Carlos Monroy with 4 points, and Wyatt Gher with 2 points.  The A-team is now 1-1 on the season.

Next up for Yellow Jackets Basketball:  at Geff on Thursday, November 8th with the C-game starting at 5:15 pm.

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Rivet Sweeps Lady Rockets

On Wednesday, October 31st, the St. Mary’s Lady Rockets hosted the Vincennes Rivet Lady Patriots. In the 8th grade game, Vincennes Rivet defeated St. Mary’s, 38 – 30. St. Mary’s overall record is now 5 – 3 and 3 - 0 in the WEAA Conference. St. Mary’s trailed 11- 8 at the end of the first quarter; 17 - 16 at halftime; and 25 – 21 at the end of third quarter. The Lady Rockets took a 26 – 25 lead midway through the fourth quarter, but couldn’t hold on to the lead.

Mady Young scored 15 points to lead the Lady Rockets. Savannah Zimmerman added 13 points and Anna Gill added 2 points. Lauren Hall, Lexi Stevens, and Lindy Rafferty also saw playing time. Kenadee Frey scored 13 points to lead the Lady Patriots in scoring.

The Lady Patriots defeated the Lady Rockets in the 7th grade game, 29 - 9. At the end of the first quarter, St. Mary’s trailed 7 - 3; 16 -5 at halftime; and 18 - 9 at the end of the third quarter. Madison Stevens led St. Mary’s in scoring with 3 points. Sarah McCorkle scored 2 points, Nora Jones 2 points, and Kali Walker 2 points. Also seeing playing time were Lily Keepes, Isabella Jent, Ava Jent, Madeleine Mann, Courtney Jones, Natalee Hedge, Ashlin Trail, and Brianna McCoy. Gerkhin led Vincennes Rivet in scoring with 7 points each.

St. Mary’s Lady Rockets travel to Cisne on Friday, November 2nd, for a WEAA conference game. The 7th grade game will begin at 5:00pm, with the 8th grade game to follow.

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