Area Sports

3rd Annual Rosiclare Fire Department Bowfishing Tournament gleaned over 8,000 pounds of carp from the Ohio and its tributaries

              By Jennifer Lane editor The Rosiclare Fire Department held its 3rd annual Big 15 Bowfishing tournament starting at the Ohio riverfront at the Rosiclare Park and Campground Saturday, August 17 and overnight into Sunday, August 18. In addition to participants from Illinois, others traveled from three neighboring states, Kentucky, Missouri,…

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Jr. High Boys Baseball season begins

Players on the Jr. High School boys baseball team kicked off their season by hosting Slug Fest last Saturday, August 10. The Cougars played one game against Goreville, but lost 8-2. In recent years the Jr. High Baseball and Softball teams have invited other schools to play at the Tammy Conn Memorial Tournament to kick…

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Adriana Armstrong takes title of S3DA Outdoor Target State Champion

By JD Ketten, Assistant 3D Archery Coach On June 8, Adriana Armstrong traveled five hours to Pekin, Illinois to take part in the first Illinois S3DA Outdoor Target State Championship. S3DA held three regional qualifiers (Norris City, Belleville, Pekin) earlier this spring. These qualifiers let students compete for a chance to attend the championship. Adriana…

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Hardin County Archery hosts successful Regional qualifier; Armstrong, Cullum, Hicks, Lane, Mosby, Oxford place in tournament

  Forty-one shooters took part in Hardin County Archery’s S3DA regional qualifier Saturday, May 18. Teams from the Southern Illinois region were represented in the tournament; some travelling nearly two hours to attend. After a brief safety meeting, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a prayer by Adriana Armstrong, contestants made their way to the 20…

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Cougar archers pin down 6 medals at NCOE 3D season opener

By J.D. Ketten Assistant Coach The Hardin County Archery Cougars shot in the Illinois S3DA’s 3D season opener on March 31, 2019. The tournament was rained out on the March 30th and rescheduled to that Sunday. NCOE hosted the shoot at its high school, and 74 students from Illinois took part in the event as…

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Cougars compete in Cincinnati at Nationals

    Adrianna Armstrong and Wyatt Dutton traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio to compete at the S3DA Indoor National Championship. The tournament is held annually at the Duke Energy Center and can accommodate over 450 shooters on the line at one time. The tournament had over one thousand students from all over the U.S. aiming for…

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