Sports

Goreville Blackcats win Class 1-A title

The Goreville Blackcats won the Illinois High School Association’s Class 1A State title in baseball today, in five innings. Watch upcoming editions of the “Goreville Gazette” for more details.    


Blackcats upset Eagles

The Goreville Blackcats upset the Vienna Eagles on their home court, defeating them 74-66. After a rocky offensive start, the Blackcats turned up the heat, making it rain from three-point range. After falling behind early in th...


Mike Rude rehired as Vienna-Goreville head football coach

Vienna, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 –Varsity football restarted in Johnson County after more than 75 years with an inaugural season in 2009 while under the leadership of Hall of Fame Coach Mike Rude. Coach Rude lead the Vienna-Go...


Russell wins Lake’s club championship

By Don Sanders, Editor Emeritus It has been eighteen years since a golfer from Johnson County has won the title of Lake of Egypt Medal Play Club Champion. This year, it is 19-year old J.T. Russell, son of J.R., of Goreville. J...



Track team represented at Class 1A state semifinals

At the sectional meet at Fairfield on May 22, the Goreville High School boys track team had two boys advance to State 1A Semifinals at O’Brian Stadium, at EIU, in Charleston. Kyle Kinder placed 2nd in the high jump with a per...


Goreville track teams shine

Congratulations to the Goreville Blackcats Boys Track Team for their good showing at the Conference meet in Chester on Monday, May 19. Dash runner, Zeke Snell grabbed 1st Place in the 400 meter dash at the meet.  Kyle Kinder m...


Darnell signs with John A. Logan

Goreville standout athlete Haley Darnell recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for John A. Logan College at Carterville. Darnell emerged as one of the finest players in Goreville basketball history this season....


Goreville students participate in bowling tournament

Eight Goreville students participated April 4 in a Special Olympics bowling tournament at SI Bowl at Carterville. Participants included, above from left, Brook Hensley, Pam Craig, Jamie Phalin, Jacob Billingsley, Brooklyn Franc...



Blackcats win back-to-back games Saturday

Under a clear sunny sky with temperatures in the low-mid 70’s, Blackcats baseball fans not only soaked in the sun, but enjoyed back-to-back victories. The Goreville Blackcats team defeated Pinckneyville, 6-5 and Century, 6-2,...


GHS athletes compete in All-Star Classic

Goreville basketball players Haley Darnell (left) and Kyefer Cavins (right) competed in the Benton Lions Club All-Star Classic on Friday, March 28 at Rend Lake College.  Darnell scored all nine of her points in the second half...