Basketball

Jr. Blackcats cruise to a 70-21 win over Pope Co.

By Mike McGinnis On Monday of last week, the Goreville Junior High boys’ basketball team cruised to a 70-21 victory over Pope County, giving the Junior Blackcats a 17-1 season record. Scoring for Goreville: Webb-22; Dunn-9; T...


Darnell hits 1000

Goreville Lady Blackcat Haley Darnell hit her 1000th point while recently playing against Benton making her only the 11th Lady Cat in school history to achieve this milestone.


Blackcats take 3rd at Sesser

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville High School boys basketball team won third place at the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament by defeating the host Red Devils, 60-58, on Monday of last week.  The Blackcats finished tourney play with...


Lady Cats defeat host Benton at tourney

By Mike McGinnis On Monday of last week, the Goreville High School girls basketball team defeated host Benton, 55-52, to win third place at the Benton Rangerette Christmas Classic Tournament.  The Lady Blackcats completed tour...



Goreville competes at Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament

By Mike McGinnis Dec. 26 vs. Waltonville In opening round action at the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament last Thursday, the Goreville High School boys basketball team defeated Waltonville by the score of 46-43.  The Spartans w...


Lady Cats win two, lose two at Benton Tourney

By Mike McGinnis Dec. 27 The Goreville High School girls basketball team lost to Carterville, 71-51, in their first round game at the Benton Rangerette Classic Tournament last Friday.  The Lady Blackcats held a 31-28 halftime ...


Jr Blackcats claim conference title for third year straight

The Goreville Junior High boy’s basketball team kept its fans on the edge of their seats Saturday as they went head-to-head against top seeded Meridian and beat them 76-74 in overtime to claim the Southern Illini Conference B...


Blackcats fall to Carterville Lions at home

By Mike McGinnis Last Saturday, the Goreville High School boys’ basketball team lost to Carterville, 74-60, in a non-conference game at Goreville. The Blackcats led 16-11 after the first quarter, but Carterville came back to ...



Junior Blackcats suffer first defeat of season

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville Junior High boys’ basketball team improved its season record to 10-0 on November 26th with a 73-19 win at Jonesboro. Webb (25 points), Dunn (14 points), and Massey (11 points), all hit double fi...


Carterville slips past the Lady Cats

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville High School girls’ basketball team lost to Carterville last Saturday, 59-50, in a non-conference contest at Goreville. Carterville’s 16-12 lead after the first quarter grew to 30-22 at halftim...