State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) says a bipartisan group of 44 legislators and school association leaders are correct to request expanded access to student sports events, but 25% of fans and audience is not enough. A letter was sent this week to Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director, Dr. Ngoze Ezike requesting schools be allowed to host more fans at extracurricular events. [Read more...]
McLeansboro Family Clinic and Carmi Family Clinic will offer free sports physicals to incoming Hamilton County, Carmi White County and NCOE high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors starting June 11 on every Thursday and Friday by appointment only. Sports physicals must be completed by June 26.
To participate, students or parents should call McLeansboro Family Clinic at 618.643.2988 or Carmi Family Clinic at 618.382.5030 to make an appointment.
The GEC Conference Meet held at Pope Co. High School on Oct. 17, 2019 was a 3.2 miles event.
HARRISBURG, Ill. (Sept. 20, 2019) – The Southeastern Illinois College Archery team will be traveling to Foley, Alabama, to compete at the U.S. National Collegiate 3-D Championships Oct. 4-6. The archery team consists of 16 team members and five guest shooters this fall.
The NCOE High School Boys team took first place in the Dave Gray Invitational held this week, but the NCOE High School Girls didn't place as a team. Hamilton County had the top female winner in M. Karcher for Hamilton Co. 20:42. NCOE's Ebany Jolley came in 10th 25:04, Zeppelyn Fiala placed 13th 26:49, and Amanda Bradley in 19th place at 29:10. Teams placing were: 1st Ham. Co. 37, 2nd Pope Co. 106, and NTS (no team score) for Webber, NCOE, Carrier Mills, Gallatin Co., Carmi, Eldorado, Galatia and Mt. Carmel.
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The NCOE Junior Cardinal baseball team traveled to Wayne City to take on the Braves in a non conference game to wrap up their week of play. The Junior Cardinals got off to a slow start when they found themselves trailing by four runs following the first inning of play. NCOE regrouped in the second inning and came alive to plate four runs of their own to knot the game at 4-all. The Jr. Cards would then push four more runs across the plate in the third inning to take their first lead of the game at 8-4. This Jr. Cards would push their lead to five runs following one in the top of the fourth, but faulty defense would come into play for NCOE in the bottom of the fourth inning as they allowed 12 Wayne City runs to fall behind 16-9. At this time, the game for some strange reason would be called, resulting in a Junior Cardinal loss.
Thursday afternoon found the Junior Cardinal baseball team playing their third game of the week when they traveled to Crab Orchard to take on the Trojans in a LGEC game. This time NCOE came out swinging with authority and put the ball in play all day, but their opponent brought their 'A' game on the defensive end as they shut the Jr. Cards out by the final score of 16-0.
The Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Lady Cardinal softball team was hoping to complete the week of play without a blemish when they headed to Crab Orchard Thursday to take on the defending Class S State Champion Lady Trojans.