Congratulations to Blackcat Braden Webb for being named the 2017 M.V.P. of the Black Diamond Conference West in basketball! He becomes just the 3rd player in school history to earn the award! Braden averaged 20 points per game and is the 4th leading scorer in school history as a junior as he helped lead the Blackcats to the 2017 Conference Championship!
Congratulations to Goreville FFA members Summar Albright and Jacob Calhoon for winning State Proficiency Awards at the University of Illinois last weekend! Jacob won State in Grain Production and Summar won State in Landscape Management! They both now compete for a National Title in Indianapolis, IN.
Congratulations to the Goreville Elementary School Drama Club for their GREAT PERFORMANCE of "Peter Pan: The Musical" this weekend! The gym was packed and we broadcast the performance for the first time on the Blackcats Network because we are PROUD of you and your efforts!
Congratulations to the Goreville High School Blackcats Scholar Bowl Team for winning the IHSA 1A Regional Championship! They defeated Hardin County, Pope County, and Eldorado High School to advance to the IHSA Sectionals! The tournament also included Gallatin County, Vienna, Crab Orchard, and Carrier Mills.
The Goreville C.U.S.D. #1 Board of Education, in their December meeting, approved a new building project to add a multi-purpose facility to the Early Learning Center and Goreville Elementary School that will serve as an area for assemblies, recess, physical education, and elementary athletics. “The facility will be designed to accommodate the growth in not only the student numbers, but also provide a gymnasium that actually meets code and playing regulations for middle school size students.” said architect Michael Baysinger.
Congratulations to the Blackcats as they won the Massac County Superman Classic Consolation Championship over Massac County tonight 72-69 in overtime! Also, congratulations to Peyton Massey and Braden Webb for being named All-Tournament! We are PROUD of you!
Goreville CUSD #1 Superintendent Dr. Steve Webb has been selected as the 2015 Superintendent of Distinction for the Illinois Association of School Administrators Shawnee Region consisting of southernmost Illinois’ 11 counties. Dr. Webb is currently serving his 16th year as a School Superintendent and is a member of the Governing Board of the American Association of School Administrators and is the former President of the Illinois Association of School Administrators and the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools (AIRSS).
The Goreville High School FFA was honored in Indianapolis, IN at the 2016 National FFA Convention for being one of the top 10 clubs in America! The Goreville High School FFA has consistently been a nationally recognized club as this is their 5th time to reach the top 10. Congratulations to the members, the sponsor Mr. Robison, and all of the volunteers that help with the program. We are PROUD of you!
Congratulations to Blackcats Braden Webb and Brant Glidewell as they broke the scoring and rebounding tournament records respectively this past week in the Goreville Invitational Tournament! Webb scored 135 points breaking the previous record of 114 and averaging 27 points per game including two 30 plus point games while Glidewell pulled down a record 19 rebounds in a game and 63 for the tournament (39 was the previous record) and averaged a double-double - points and rebounds!
Congratulations to the Goreville Schools Arts Program and the wonderfully talented cast and crew for their performance of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" this weekend! A special thanks to Mrs. Stanley, Ms. Harris, Mrs. Farris, and all of the volunteers for helping to make this event special for over 100 of our students! We are PROUD of you all!
The Blackcats scored an IHSA record 14 runs in the 5th inning to defeat Somonauk 17-7 and claim their first IHSA State Championship in school history! The Blackcats defeated Pope County and Shawnee to win the Regional Championship, then defeated Trico and Cobden to take the Sectional Championship. The Blackcats then defeated North Clay in the Supersectional to earn their 3rd trip to state in school history. The Blackcats defeated Okawville in the semifinals to advance to the State Championship game. The Blackcats were runner-up in 2010 and took 3rd Place in State in 2011.