In their lone game of the week, the NCOE Junior High basketball team stepped out of conference play and ventured to McLeansboro to take on the Hamilton County Junior Foxes. Defense was the key in the first quarter of play as scoring was limited bringing the game to a four all tie when the bu…

Friday evening started out very favorable for the NCOE Fighting Cardinal basketball team when they jumped out to the early 7-0 lead following a technical foul and two quick baskets in the semifinal game of the Christopher Turkey Tournament against the Wayne City Indians.  This quick lead was…

Saturday evening would find the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Fighting Cardinal basketball team traveling to Christopher once again with hopes of claiming third place in the Christopher Turkey Tournament and completing the 8-team tournament with a 2-1 record.  This time, the Fighting Cardinals w…

At the conclusion of the Harrisburg Lady Bulldog Preview Tournament on Saturday, November 30, senior Sydney Lucas (third from left) was named to the all-tourney squad.

Jaclyn Melton’s Lady Cardinal volleyball team brought home fourth place from the state volleyball tournament in Normal on Saturday, November 16. 

The Carmi-White County Bullpup basketball teams picked up two wins on Thursday, November 14, as they swept Albion at Washington Attendance Center. 

The Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Junior Cardinal basketball team played their lone game of the week Thursday evening when they traveled to Carrier Mills to take on the Junior Wildcats.  

HARRISBURG, Ill. (Nov. 18, 2019) – Wednesday, Nov. 13, Collinsville High School had the head trapshooting coach from Southeastern Illinois College present for an athletic signing for not one, but two different students of the Kahok Trap Team.

Head coach Jaclyn Melton’s Lady Cardinal volleyball team has one more road trip to make this season, and the destination is one that will be talked about for years to come.

The NCOE Junior Cardinal basketball team ventured to Junction Tuesday evening to play their second game of the Gallatin County Junior High tourney, and this time they were up against the projected tournament favorites, the Hardin County Junior Cougars.  

Monday evening was the opening night for the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Junior Cardinals in the annual Gallatin County Junior High Basketball Tournament.  The Jr. Cards found themselves drawing Crab Orchard for their tourney tip off.  

Friday night was the final action of play for this year's Gallatin County Junior High Basketball Tournament and this night would find the Junior Cardinals taking on the host Gallatin County Junior Hawks.  Although NCOE had already fallen to the Junior Hawks in their first week of play, they …

With Elleigh Gray (left) on his side, head coach Clinton Wolff talks basketball strategy during practice on Monday, November 11.

Coach Scott Howard (center) watches over the CWC wrestling squad during their first day of practice on Monday, November 11.

It was nothing but smiles for NCOE on Wednesday, November 6, as the Lady Cardinals defeated Woodlawn 25-22, 25-20, to win the Crab Orchard sectional.

Head coach Kevin Wolff (left) talks to his basketball team during their first day of practice on Monday, November 11.

The Carmi-White County seventh and eighth grade girls’ basketball teams opened their 2019 season with two contests over the past week against Benton and Hamilton County.

Thursday evening found the NCOE Junior High basketball team venturing to Grayville to take on the Jr. Bison in a non conference matchup.  This game got off to a very favorable start for NCOE as they managed to hold the 14-10 lead following one quarter of play.  The tide changed in the second…

The 2019-2020 NCOE Junior High Basketball season got underway Monday evening when they welcomed Little Greater Egyptian Conference rival Gallatin County to town.  After finishing the prior season with a SIJHSAA Class M State Tournament 2nd Place Finish, there was little doubt that the Junior…

In an epic three-set battle, Penny Gunter’s Lady Bulldog volleyball team came up short against Benton, falling 24-26, 25-17, 29-27 on Tuesday, October 29, in the semi-finals of the West Frankfort regional.

Saturday morning would find the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield boy's cross country team lacing up their shoes for the IHSA Sectional Cross Country Meet that took place at the Benton City Park.  This 2.92 rugged course would witness the Fighting Cardinals claiming a 20th Place finish as a team. Al…

CWC’s Ty Barbre took second place at the Benton cross-country sectional on Saturday, November 2, to advance to the state meet on November 9 at Peoria’s Detweiller Park. The junior Bulldog finished in a time of 14:39.7, a half-second behind Benton’s Reece Johnson. It will be the third trip to…

Front row left to right: Bree Vollman, Mattie Wells, Abby Black, Tori Karnes, Jerra Barton Back row left to right: Coach Cathy Black, Hallie Roper, Miah Scroggins, Sophie Neal, Kennedy Cook, Hollan Everett, Emilee Bishop, Evie Duncan, Erin Wicker, Coach Jaclyn Melton, and Coach Heather Vollman.

 CWC’s Marie Blankenberger serves at the girls’ tennis State Finals on Thursday, October 24, at Buffalo Grove in the suburbs of Chicago. The senior Lady Bulldog was eliminated, going 1-2 in three matches on the first day of the tournament which concluded her high school career. Photo courtes…

Hamilton County accumulated nearly 400 yards of total offense on their way to a 35-0 victory over Carmi-White County on Friday, October 25, at Jeffries Stadium in Carmi. The victory not only punched a ticket to the post-season for the Foxes (5-4) for the first time since 2006, but also gave …

To say that the conditions for the West Frankfort cross-country regionals at City Park on Saturday, October 26, were unfavorable would be an understatement as rain, wind, and chilly temperatures made the event a true test against the elements.

In the 35 years that CWCHS has had a varsity girls tennis team, Marie Blankenberger has now become the 39th team member to qualify for the State Tournament, by finishing 3rd in singles at Sectionals. She is only the 3rd girl’s team member, to qualify to State in singles, ever.  2019 is the 1…

The Carmi-White County volleyball program had a busy schedule over the past week, wrapping up the regular season which included some milestones for the Lady Bulldogs.

On a very wet and rainy Saturday morning, the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Cross Country teams loaded the bus and ventured to West Frankfort to take part in the IHSA Class 1A and 2A Regional Meet.  This 3.0 mile race took place at the West Frankfort City Park.

Monday afternoon found the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield cross country teams venturing to Benton City Park to take part in the annual Benton Invitational.  This race found 20 area teams competing in the 2.92 mile race, and the Fighting Cardinals faired very well as they managed to finish the day…

The Carmi-White County volleyball team went 1-1 over the past week in Black Diamond Conference East action. As a result, the Lady Bulldogs earned the fourth seed overall in the Salem sub sectional, sending the maroon and white to the Johnston City regional when the post-season begins at the …

Chris Courty’s Lady Bulldog tennis team picked up two more victories on the hardcourts, defeating Mt. Vernon (IL) and Mt. Carmel.

The magic carpet ride that was the Carmi-White County Lady Bullpup softball season finally came to an end on Thursday, October 10, with a fourth-place finish at the State finals in Centralia when CWC fell to Johnston City 7-6 in eight innings.

For the first 40 minutes of the football game between Johnston City and Carmi-White County on Friday, October 11, everyone was waiting for the play that would turn the tide in favor of their team.

The Carmi-White County volleyball team took home third place at the Marion tournament on Saturday, October 5. The Lady Bulldogs went 4-1 in the ten-team event, defeating Carterville, Johnston City, Cobden, and Marion with their only loss of the day coming to tournament champion Norris City-O…

Trey Mason’s Bulldog golf program finished the regular season portion of their schedule with matches on the road at Mt. Carmel and McLeansboro.

The Carmi-White County Lady Bullpup softball team overcame an early deficit and outlasted Triad 3-1 on Saturday, October 5, in the opening round of the State tournament at Centralia in a classic pitching duel.

The Carmi-White County Lady Bulldog tennis team won the Fairfield Invitational on Saturday, September 28. From left to right, head coach Chris Courty, Kaeli Burchfield, Meagan Healy, Liberty Smith, Marie Blankenberger, Jasmine Smith, Hannah Lueke, Kendall Rooney, and Kadee Milligan.