Archive for January, 2013

Goreville Blackcats to celebrate Homecoming Friday

The Goreville High School homecoming will be held Friday, Feb. 1 at the high school gymnasium. The king and queen coronation will follow the Blackcats’ basketball game against Christopher.  Tip-off for the junior varsity gam...


Andros signs with Rend Lake College

Goreville Blackcat standout Alex Andros, center, is joined by his parents, brother, and Rend Lake College Coach Tony Etnier as he signs his national letter of intent to play baseball at RLC in the fall. Andros, the younger brot...


Blackcats claim West Frankfort Winter Classic title

The Goreville High School boy’s basketball squad won the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic tournament last Saturday by defeating Carterville, 63-53.  The victory improved the Blackcats season record to 15-3.  Goreville’s ...


Goreville Blackcats attend London parade

Two of the Goreville Blackcat cheer leading team appeared in the New Year’s Parade in London, England. Four of the Blackcats qualified, after tryouts at the All-American cheer leading camp last summer, held at the University ...



Lady Cats narrowly defeated at Eldorado tournament

Last Saturday, the Goreville High School girl’s basketball team lost to Mt. Carmel in the championship game at the Eldorado Winter Classic tournament, by the score of 73-64.  The Lady Cats were ahead at the start of the four...


Jr. Blackcats end regular season, start regional play

The Goreville Junior High boy’s basketball squad completed regular season play with two victories last week.  The Junior Cats head into the post season with a 21-1 record.  They are in the Cobden regional, with their first ...


Jr. Lady Cats advance to State semi-finals

The Goreville Junior High girl’s basketball team picked up a 49-26 win over Pinckneyville in the Junior Lady Cats’ opening round game at the state tournament at Rend Lake College last Friday.  With the win  Goreville adva...


Yarbor’s here to stay

What began as a short report on the minutes of a Johnson County commissioner’s meeting recently grew into an oversized rumor leaving many to believe Yarbor’s Country Store was closing. “We are not closing and we have no i...



Village encourages homeowners to install sewer check valve

In response to the Village of Goreville finding itself paying for the restoration of a local homeowner’s basement damaged by a backup of sewage this past summer, the board of trustees voted in favor of issuing a mailing encou...


Lady Cats senior squad reach, surpass 100 wins

For only the second time in the Lady Blackcats’ basketball program history has a group or individual surpassed 100 wins in their high school career. For seniors Jessica Wright, Allison Pritchett and Alison Webb, that elusive ...