The Goreville Blackcats won their first IHSA Sectional in school history and then their first IHSA Supersectional in school history to earn a trip to their first ever IHSA State Tournament! They were defeated by eventual champion Okawville and Bloomington Catholic to bring home 4th Place in state out of 211 schools in 1A! This Blackcats team won the Sesser-Valier Tournament for the first time in over a decade AND had 3 players score over 1,000 in their career (Peyton Massey and Tanner Dunn) including Braden Webb who became the All-Time scoring leader with over 2,000 career points! To say we are proud this record-breaking team is an understatement! WHAT A GREAT RIDE!
Goreville Blackcat stand-out Braden Webb has become the first boys basketball player in school history to be named 1st Team All-State by both the Associated Press AND the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association! Webb has been the leading scorer for the Blackcats all four years of high school where he was also named the "MVP" of the Black Diamond Conference his junior and now his senior year and 1st Team All-Conference all four years! We are PROUD of you!
The Blackcats defeated Webber Township and Sesser-Valier to win their first ever IHSA Sectional Championship! The Cats now play Tuesday, March 6 at the SIU Arena at 6 PM. GO BLACKCATS!!!
Congratulations to Braden Webb as he is now the all-time basketball scoring leader in Goreville High School's recorded history! Webb passed Greg Cruse who has had the record of 1,866 since 1974! Jenny Hendee had the highest overall recorded total with 1,868 in the 1990's.
Congratulations to Goreville High School Senior Savannah Duringer for winning a gold and three silvers at the Scholastic Art Awards Regional held at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, IL! She will now compete with her gold medal painting shown below in New York!
The Blackcats defeated Marissa-Coulterville, Steeleville, Christopher, and the host Sesser-Valier to claim the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament Championship! The Blackcats won the tournament 6 times in its history, but had not won the tournament since 2001.
Congratulations to Blackcat Brodie Lenon for being named the Southern Illinoisan Baseball Player of the Year for the 2ND consecutive year! We are PROUD of you!
Congratulations to Lady Blackcat Sophomore Lexi King for being named the Southern Illinoisan Softball Player of the Year! Lexi helped lead the Lady Blackcats to the schools 2nd 1A State Championship in school history and is a 1st Team All-Stater. However, this is the 1st time in school history that the Blackcats have both the boys AND girls player of the year! It's a GREAT year to be a BLACKCAT! We are PROUD of you!
The Goreville Marching Blackcats were AWESOME yesterday performing in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. on national television!
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!