THE GOREVILLE LADY BLACKCATS SOFTBALL TEAM HAVE BECOME THE FIRST TEAM IN HISTORY TO WIN A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!!! The Lady Cats scored 4 runs early and tacked on 2 more with the help of a double from Senior Shelbey Miller and another home run from Taylor Odom to defeat Payson-Seymour 6-0 to take the 2012 Illinois High School Association 1A State Championship! Freshman pitcher Sydney Rushing did not allow a single run the entire post-season to help the Lady Cats dominate their opponents 46-0. The Lady Cats end the sensational season a school record in any sport 35-4 and ranked number 1 out of 173 schools! A parade through downtown Goreville and a reception at the high school will be held for the Lady Cats at 3 PM on Sunday, June 3. To view the article in the Goreville Gazette, click here. To view the article in the Southern Illinoisan, click here.
Congratulations Lady Blackcats!!! WE ARE PROUD OF OUR STATE CHAMPIONS!!!
WEBB NAMED ALL-TOURNAMENT!
The Lady Blackcats Volleyball Team went 2-2 at the Trico Invitational Tournament and Alison Webb was named All-Tournament.
GOREVILLE SCHOOLS HOSTS "SMART" TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
On April 23, Goreville C.U.S.D. #1 became the first school in Southern Illinois to host a SMART Experienceevent by SMART Technologies of Chicago "highlighting the school's commitment to providing advanced technology to promote engaged learning." Goreville welcomed representatives from 7 different school districts as well as local community leaders who attended sessions led by Goreville teachers demonstrating the many ways their SMART technology is used in the classrooms to help children learn. The attendees were treated to a meal and four separate sessions including using technology in early education classrooms, using interactive response systems across all grade levels, and using SMART technology to instruct in a high school lab setting. Katie Daugird, Education Solutions Specialist from SMART Technologies, who was on hand for the event and toured the Goreville facility to view how the SMART technology was being used, welcomed the attendees and raffled off a new SMART Document Camera to those in attendance.
Congratulations Goreville Schools on a GREAT SEMINAR!
The 4th Annual Trivia Night was held Saturday, March 16 in the Goreville School Cafeteria. Sponsored by the Media Center and PTA as a fundraiser for new books, 9 teams turned out for the competition which raised over $400. The winning team, Stray Cats, took home the title of Grand Champion as well as baskets full of prizes and a bag full of books to share. Congratulations to team members Nancy Brewer, Georgia George, Danny White, and Katherine White.
The Junior Class proudly hosted this year's Prom:
Saturday, April 27, 2013
6:00--Promenade and Coronation at the Illinois Star Mall in Marion
**CONGRATULATIONS TO ALLISON SULLIVAN AND ALEX LLOYD WHO WERE ELECTED AS THE PROM QUEEN AND KING
7:30-11:00--Dance at the K.C. Hall in Marion
12:00-6:00--Paintball, laser tag, and beach volleyball at Blodgett's Paintball Planet (near Sikeston, MO)
LADY CATS TAKE 2ND AT ELDORADO TOURNAMENT
The Goreville Lady Blackcats, ranked 5th in state 1A in the latest Associated Press Poll, defeated Gallatin County, Vienna, Fairfield, and Eldorado before falling to Mt. Carmel who was ranked 5th in state 2A in the championship game. Haley Darnell, Brittney Pritchett, and Alison Webb were named All-Tournament. The Lady Cats are now 23-1 on the season.
Congratulations Lady Blackcats!!! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!
MAZE AND PATTERSON NAMED HOMECOMING QUEEN AND KING!
Jeri Maze and Garrett Patterson were named Homecoming Queen and King at the coronation held Friday, February 1! Maze is the daughter of James and Lee Anne Maze and Patterson is the son of Scott and Tammy Patterson.
Congratulations Jeri and Garrett!!!
LADY BLACKCATS BENTON HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT CHAMPS!
The Goreville Lady Blackcats defeated Carterville, Anna-Jonesboro, Hamilton County, Trico, and Benton to claim their back-to-back Benton Holiday Tournament Championship! Alison Webb, Jessica Wright, and Haley Darnell were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Congratulations Lady Cats!!! We are PROUD OF YOU!!!
BLACKCATS WEST FRANKFORT MID-WINTER CLASSIC CHAMPS!
The Goreville Blackcats defeated Johnston City, Anna-Jonesboro, Herrin, and Carterville to win the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic Championship in their first year in the tournament! Seniors Dayton Tripp and Alex Andros and Junior Zeke Snell were named to the All-Tournament Team and Snell was named MVP of the Tournament!
Congratulations Blackcats!!! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!
VIENNA-GOREVILLE FALLS IN 2ND ROUND OF PLAYOFFS
The Vienna-Goreville Football Program, playing in the Illinois High School Association playoffs for the 1st time in history, defeated Sesser-Valier-Waltonville-Woodlawn in the first round but fell to the 1 seed Greenville in the 2nd round to end their season at 7-4.
Congratulations on a GREAT RECORD-BREAKING SEASON!!! We are PROUD of you!!!
MEET THE BLACKCATS NIGHT - STATE CHAMPION LADY CATS SOFTBALL HONORED
Several hundred Blackcat fans gathered for a first glance at the 2012 Blackcats and Lady Blackcats Basketball Teams. The Blackcats lost three players to graduation last year, including IBCA Honorable Mention All-State, All-South and BDC 1st Team All-Conference Captain Nate Webb, but they showed they have plenty of returning firepower as they boast one of the biggest lineups in Southern Illinois. 6'3" Senior Guard Dayton Tripp, an All-South and 1st Team All-Conference player and 6'4" Junior Zeke Snell, a 2nd Team All-Conference player last year, return to lead the defending Black Diamond Conference Champion Blackcats this year along with returning starters seniors Alex Andros (6'5"), J.T Russell (6'3"), and Blake Gray (5'9"). For the Lady Blackcats, who won a school record 29 games last year and as Sectional Champions, a trip to their 2nd consecutive IHSA Supersectional, they lost 3 seniors to graduation including IBCA 4th Team All-State, All-South and 1st Team BDC All-Conference player Shelbey Miller. But, the Lady Cats are returning 6'0" IBCA 2nd Team All-State, All-South, and the Black Diamond Conference MVP Senior Alison Webb and All-South and BDC 1st Team All-Conference Senior Jessie Wright to lead the Lady Cats with returning starters Haley Darnell and Allison Sullivan. The 2012 State Champion Lady Blackcats Softball Team was also honored and presented their State Championship rings and a personal resolution by the Illinois House of Representatives, sponsored by Representative Brandon Phelps, congratulating them on their record-setting achievements.
WEBB HITS 1000!
Goreville Lady Blackcat Alison Webb hit her 1000th point against Trico making her only the 10th Lady Cat in school history to achieve this milestone!
BLACKCATS RUNNER-UP IN SESSER-VALIER HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
The Goreville Blackcats defeated Johnston City and Christopher but fell to Woodlawn in the Championship. Dayton Tripp and Zeke Snell were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Even though the Media Center lost all library book data, there is good news! The new circulation and database software is now web-based. Students, teachers, and parents can now browse our database to see what books are in, what books we have, and what AR books we have. Just follow this hyperlink to see the books available.