Congratulations to the Goreville Early Learning Center as they were awarded the "Gold Circle of Quality" by the Illinois State Board of Education! The Gold Circle is the highest designation possible and it is the 3rd consecutive year that we have been awarded this designation.
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!