Softball

Baseball, softball seasons begin

The Goreville boys baseball season got off to a rough start on Friday, March 25 as the Blackcats hosted the Tuscola Warriors and fell 21 to 4.  The game was close early on as Goreville’s defense limited Tuscola to just one r...


Junior High Blackcats heading to State

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville Junior High baseball and softball teams are headed to the state tournament after the two teams won the Regional held in Goreville this past week. The Junior Blackcats defeated Vienna 9-3 Saturday ...


Junior High Lady Cats claim Conference title

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville Junior High softball team swept the field at the S.I.C. Tournament last week to win the conference tourney for the first time since 2009. The Junior Lady Blackcats defeated Jonesboro in the champi...


Junior Lady Cats win doubleheader

By Mike McGinnis In Goreville Junior High softball action last week, the Junior Lady Blackcats defeated Anna on Wednesday, by the score of 12-0.  Macy Goins hit a pair of home runs for Goreville and Cheyenne Walker pitched her...



Junior High Lady Cats place second in Marion Tournament

The Goreville Junior High School Blackcats softball team took second place against 16 teams at the Marion Tournament this past Saturday. Coach Eric Goins said the “girls did really good” against some heavy competition for t...


Southern Express places 3rd at ASA State Softball Tournament

Along with 29 other teams, the Southern Express 96 fast pitch softball team entered the 16U Illinois ASA “Class A” Junior Olympic State Tournament in Champaign. The July 12-14, tournament saw a field of 30 topnotch teams re...


Southern Express 99 14U claims second at State Tourney

The Southern Express 99 14U softball team claimed State Runner up Title in the Illinois ASA State Tournament held recently in Springfield over the July fourth weekend. The Tournament consisted of 52 teams from Northern, Central...


Goreville athletes named to All-South team

Two members of the Goreville High School softball squad have been named to the 2013 All-South softball team. Taylor Odom, a 2013 graduate of Goreville, hit .459, drove in 45 runs and had 10 home runs while playing first base fo...



Lady Cats claim 3rd at State

Goreville Lady Blackcats defeat Glasford-Illini Bluffs 13-6 in semi-final of IHSA Class 1A state softball tournament By Mike McGinnis The Goreville High School softball team came up short in its bid to repeat as Class 1A state ...


Lady Blackcats win Super Sectional

Lady Cats heading to Peoria with chance to defend 2012 state title By Mike McGinnis May 27 vs. Altamont (supersectional) The Goreville High School softball team is headed to the state tournament for the second straight year. Th...