11.22.14

COACH HELTON NAMED TO THE BASKETBALL COACHES HALL-OF-FAME!


Congratulations to Goreville Lady Blackcats Basketball Coach Mike Helton for being inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame! Coach Helton has been at Goreville for 21 years where he has a 406-189 career record. He has guided the Lady Cats to 12 Conference Championships, 7 Regional Titles and 4 straight "Elite 8" finishes. He joins former Blackcat Coaches Ned Ray and Jerry Qualls as well as former Blackcat player Greg Cruse in the IBCA Hall-of-Fame. He will be honored at a banquet in Bloomington, IL in the spring.

We are PROUD of you!!!


STATE CHAMPIONS!!!


The Goreville Junior Lady Blackcats Softball Team defeated Anna to win the 2014 SIJHSAA State Championship! They also finished the season a school record 28-0! 

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


MARCHING BLACKCATS WIN "GRAND CHAMPION" AT MT. VERNON PARADE!


The Goreville High School Marching Blackcats won 1st Place in their high school class and Grand Champion overall (10 total bands) at the Mt. Vernon Fall Fest Parade! In addition, as Grand Champion, they were awarded a $1,500 cash prize for the program! 

Congratulations!!!  We are PROUD OF YOU!!!


JR. BLACKCATS 4TH IN STATE!


The Goreville Junior Blackcats Baseball Team defeated Fairfield but lost to Smithton and Nashville to claim 4th Place in the SIJHSAA State Tournament!

Congratulations!!!  WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


 JR. LADY BLACKCATS VIENNA INVITATIONAL  TOURNAMENT CHAMPS!

The Goreville Jr. High Lady Blackcats defeated Pope County, Marion, and Herrin to win the Vienna Invitational Tournament Championship!

Congratulations!!!  We are PROUD OF YOU!!!


  JR. LADY BLACKCATS INVITATIONAL CHAMPS!

Congratulations to the Jr. Lady Blackcats for winning the Marion Invitational Softball Tournament Championship! They defeated Carmi, Du Quoin, Harrisburg, and Johnston City to take the 2014 Championship!
 
We are PROUD of you!!!

    GOREVILLE FFA TOP 10 IN THE NATION!

Congratulations to the Goreville FFA Chapter for being named a National Finalist - Ranked 2nd out of 408 Chapters! The Goreville FFA Chapter competed in the National Chapter Award sponsored through the National FFA Organization. The National Chapter Award is made up of three divisions: Student Development, Chapter Development, and Community Development. The Goreville FFA and Pontiac FFA Chapter were named Co-State Champions in Chapter Development and the Goreville FFA is now ranked 2nd overall in the State of Illinois! The chapter was recognized at the State FFA Convention and received a "Section Winner" plaque and a first place "State Winner" plaque. Goreville now advances to the National Level and results will be announced in late July. In addition, the Goreville FFA Chapter won the State Cooperative Activities Award sponsored through the Farm Bureau and Growmark and was recognized at the State FFA Convention. As the winning school, two Goreville FFA Members will receive a free trip to Washington DC for a week.
 
Congratulations!!!  We are PROUD of you!!!

JR. LADY BLACKCATS ARE REGIONAL CHAMPS!


The Goreville Jr. High School Lady Blackcats defeated Ziegler-Royalton 15-0 to win their 3rd consecutive SIJHSAA Regional Championship!  

Congratulations!!!  


JR. BLACKCATS REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!


The Goreville Junior Blackcats Baseball Team defeated Unity Point to win their 4th consecutive SIJHSAA Regional Championship!

Congratulations!!!  WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


   

2014 LADY CATS "ELITE 8" IN STATE!    

The Goreville Lady Blackcats defeated Wayne City in overtime 41-40 to claim their 4th straight IHSA Sectional Championship!  The Lady Cats fell to Central A&M in the IHSA Supersectional to end their season 22-10. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT SEASON!!!


  

  2014 STATE CHAMPIONS!    

The Goreville Jr. Blackcats defeated Cairo in the IJHSAA State Finals to win the school's first basketball State Championship! The Jr. Cats end the season with a school record in wins at 25-1!  To view the article in the Daily Republican, click here.

 

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


 

   2014 BETA CLUB HONORS STUDENTS WIN AT STATE!    

Congratulations to the Goreville High School Beta Club for winning several awards at the Illinois State Beta Convention in Springfield! Aaron Gunther - 1st in Computer Skills; Aaron Brenningmeyer - 2nd in Computer Skills; Jalynn Ashford - 2nd in Art/Drawing; Sydnee Rushing - 3rd in Accounting; Mello Baker - 3rd in Geography; Noah Ward - 2nd in Geography; Reagan Goins - 1st in Poetry; and Christine Bryant, Jalynn Ashford, and Aaron Brenningmeyer - 1st in Special Talent. The Goreville Betas also won 2nd in Art/Banner and 2nd overall out of over 30 schools from across the state!

 

We are PROUD of you!


     GOREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL NAMED "SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION"!  

Congratulations to Goreville High School for being named a 2013-2014 National Beta “School of Distinction”! The award coincides with the increasing amount of honor students added annually. This national award recognized Goreville High School for their “commitment to academic rigor and dedication to preparing students for college and career readiness”.  The National Beta Club is the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.


  2014 LADY BLACKCATS TRACK QUALIFIES FOR STATE!  

Congratulations to the Goreville High School Lady Blackcats 800 Meter Relay Team as they have become the first relay team in school history to qualify for the IHSA State Track Meet! Members of the Lady Blackcat Relay Team include Madison Sopczak, Sarah McLain, Jasmine Luna, and Roxanne Thompson. 

 

Congratulations!  We are PROUD of you!


     2014 JR. BLACKCATS TRACK ARE REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to the Jr. Blackcats Boys AND Girls Track Teams as they are BOTH IJHSAA Regional Champions!

 

Congratulations!  We are PROUD of you!


     CONGRATULATIONS

CLASS OF 2014!


2013-2014 BLACKCATS AND LADY BLACKCATS REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!  

Congratulations to the Blackcats AND Lady Blackcats as they are BOTH IHSA Regional Champions! The Lady Blackcats defeated Hardin County 10-0 while the Blackcats defeated Cobden 5-3. The Lady Cats then defeated Dongola 12-0 to advance to the "Sweet 16" IHSA Sectional Final while the Blackcats were defeated 10-7 in extra innings by Webber.  The Lady Cats fell to Trico in the Sectional Championship.

 

Congratulations on GREAT SEASONS! 


 

2014 BLACKCAT CHEERLEADERS GO TO STATE - 1ST TIME IN HISTORY!

For the first time in school history and in only their second year of competitive cheer, the Goreville High School Blackcat Cheerleaders, led by Coach Melissa Robertson, qualified to compete at the Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association (ICCA) State Competition in Springfield!  

CONGRATULATIONS!!! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


 

 2014 JR. BLACKCATS SIC CHAMPIONS! 

The Goreville Junior Blackcats defeated Shawnee, Cobden, and Meridian in overtime to win the Southern Illini Conference Basketball Tournament Championship!  8th Grader Braden Webb scored a Goreville Junior High School record 50 points in the championship game. 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!  WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!! 


   

  2014 JR. BLACKCATS REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!   

The Goreville Jr. Blackcats defeated Jonesboro and Cobden to win their 10th consecutive Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Regional Championship! 

 

Congratulations!!!


    22014 BUSINESS SKILLS TEAM WINS SEVERAL AWARDS  

Congratulations to the Goreville High School Business Skills Team for winning several awards at the Business Skill Competition Day at Shawnee Community College! The individual award winners are as follows: Aaron Brenningmeyer-1st in Deskto...p Publishing and 1st in Word Processing 1; Cassandra Jones-1st in Word Processing 2 and 3rd in General Business; Ethan Childers-2nd in Accounting 1; Tucker Manier-2nd in Networking Concepts; Brandi Billingsley-3rd in Electronic Presentations; Aaron Gunther-3rd in Computer Concepts; Dallas Melot-3rd in Word Processing 1; and Sydnee Rushing-3rd in Accounting 1.
 
We are PROUD of you!

   

 22014 LADY BLACKCATS REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!   

The Goreville Lady Blackcats defeated Gallatin County and Pope County to win the IHSA Regional Championship!

 

Congratulations!!!


 

  2014 BLACKCATS WIN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!    

The Goreville Blackcats defeated Zeigler-Royalton to earn their 2nd straight IHSA Regional Championship!  They fell in the IHSA Sectionals to end their season 18-13.

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT SEASON!!!


 

   2013-14 WYSE TEAM QUALIFIES FOR SECTIONALS!    

Congratulations to the Goreville WYSE Team! They placed 2nd overall in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Regional Competition as a team and advance to Sectionals March 12th at SIUC! The individual winners were: Chemistry – Billy Ward 1st & Ian Davis 3rd, Math – Connor Seavers 2nd, English - Raechel Ward 1st, and Physics – Dallas Mellot 2nd.

 

We are PROUD of you!


 2013-14 STATE CHAMPIONS!

The Goreville Jr. High Blackcats baseball team defeated Nashville to win their FIRST EVER Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association (SIJHSAA) STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

CONGRATULATIONS ON MAKING SCHOOL HISTORY!!!  WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


   10 JR. BLACKCATS SIC ALL-CONFERENCE!  

The State Champion Goreville Jr. High Blackcats baseball team had a school and conference record 6 players chosen by the Southern Illini Conference coaches as "All-Conference" while the Jr. Lady Cats placed 4!  For the Jr. Cats, Braden Webb, Chance Duringer, Tanner Dunn, and Brodie Lennon were named 1st Team All-Conference and Peyton Geyman and Peyton Massey were named 2nd Team All-Conference.  Braden Webb was also named "MVP" of the conference!  For the Jr. Lady Cats, Macy Goins, Hannah Link, Cheyenne Walker, and Hollie Link were all named 1st Team All-Conference.

Congratulations!!!  We are PROUD of you!!!


HOMECOMING 2013-14    

The Goreville Homecoming Game and Ceremony were held on January 17-18 this year.  Congratulations to Aaron Brenningmeyer and Haley Darnell for being named Homecoming King and Queen!


   ROBISON WINS COOPERATIVE STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR!   

Goreville High School Agriculture Teacher and FFA advisor Jeff Robison has been named the 2013 Illinois State Cooperative Teacher of the Year for leading the Goreville FFA chapter to a top 10 ranking in the nation! 

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


SCHAEDE AND SOPCZAK BDC ALL-CONFERENCE


Congratulations to Lady Blackcat Volleyball players McKenzi Schaede and Madison Sopczak for being named Black Diamond Conference "All-Conference"! McKenzi was named 1st Team All-Conference and Madison was named 2nd Team.

 

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!



BASS FISHING 9TH IN STATE!

The Goreville Blackcat Bass Fishing Team, for the 3rd consecutive year, qualified for the Illinois High School Association State Bass Fishing Tournament in Carlyle, IL!  J.T. Russell and Shon Messmer hauled in 19.5 pounds of bass to take 2nd place overall in the IHSA Sectional Tournament. Shon Messmer also won the "Big Bass" award by catching a 6.12 pound bass during the competition. Mason Bishop and Connor Seavers hauled in over 13 pounds in their boat.  The team thanks their volunteers Steve Sanders, Chad Morgenthaler, Randy Spurlock, Mont Bishop, Joel Trovillion, Bennie Adams, B.J. Barger, Randy Hudson, and the Johnson County Bass Club for all of their help this season.  They then placed 9th out of 54 schools in the State Bass Fishing Tournament held at Carlyle Lake.  

Congratulations Bass Fishing Team on a GREAT SEASON!!!


 

2014 GOREVILLE FFA 2013 STATE CHAMPS IN COOPERATIVE AND HERITAGE

The Goreville FFA Chapter has been named State Champion in Cooperative and Heritage Activities Awards sponsored through the Illinois Farm Bureau and Growmark!  Projects including honoring our veterans with a "Where the Heroes Walked" display and our students restoring vintage tractors for community members were highlighted in the selection process.  The Goreville FFA will be recognized at the Illinois State FFA Convention and receive their awards. In addition, four Goreville FFA members will receive a free trip to Washington, DC to represent our school and Illinois State FFA in national ceremonies. 

Congratulations!!!  WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


GOREVILLE FFA NAMED TOP 10 IN AMERICA!

The Goreville High School FFA Chapter was named the Section 25 Champion, State Champion in Community Development and was ranked 3rd overall in the State of Illinois out of 408 schools and has now been named "Top 10 in the Nation" - the only school from Illinois! The chapter competed in the Program of Activities also known as the "National Chapter Award" sponsored through the National FFA Organization. The National Chapter Award is made up of three divisions: Student Development, Chapter Development, and Community Development. A State Winner is named in each division and the overall point leader is named the Illinois Banker's Plaque winner which carries the title of the number one chapter in the state. The chapter was recognized at the State FFA Convention in Champaign, IL. One Section Winner is chosen from each of the 25 Sections and then the top five in the state are ranked and placed. The chapter also won the State Cooperative Award and the State Heritage Award for the first time in school history!

 

We are PROUD of you!!!


 

DATELINE SPORTS TO BROADCAST BLACKCAT ATHLETICS

Dateline Sports has recently entered into a partnership with Goreville Community Unit District #1 to become the broadcast "Voice of the Goreville Blackcats!" The Web site (www.datelinesports.com) will stream a select number of Goreville boys and girls high school basketball games as part of the agreement. The tentative schedule includes games from the Goreville Invitational and Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament as well as at least 10 other total boys and girls games.  Click the file below to listen to the Goreville Blackcats commercial!



GOREVILLE SCHOOLS NAMED TECHNOLOGY "SHOWCASE SCHOOL"

 

Goreville Elementary School and Goreville High School have been notified by SMART Technologies based out of Calgary, Canada, that they have been chosen as a "2012 Showcase School"!  The award is based on a competitive application process where school districts from around the world describe their commitments to adding technology and engaged learning in classrooms.  In 2010 and 2011, Goreville Schools added state-of-the-art whiteboard interactivity technology to their Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, and High School as well as extensive training for their teachers on using technology to enhance learning.  The school was recently recognized by the Chicago affiliate of SMART Technologies when they traveled to Goreville in April to tour the facility and host a SMART Experience event for the region.  The event featured Goreville School's certified "SMART Exemplary Teachers" Rachel Jenkins and Melissa Robertson as well as Kindergarten Teacher Dana Harris and High School Business Teacher Diane Kirby where they provided inservice to parents and community members as well as teachers and administrators from school districts across Southern Illinois on the effective use of technology in their classrooms.  Due to the award, Goreville Schools will now receive technology training and professional development scholarships; exposure in global SMART publications and marketing materials; a profile in the SMART Showcase Schools web directory; a "Showcase School" display for their school facility; access to low-interest loans for technology purchases; and special opportunities to test new technology products from SMART as they are developed.  Goreville joins other Showcase schools from around the world including schools from Finland, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom and their profiles can be found at www.smarttech.com/showcaseschools.  You can also view the article on the SMART Experience Event hosted by Goreville Schools in the Goreville Gazette here.


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