Following a thrilling, overtime victory in first round action of the IHSA Class 1A Regional Tournament, the Fighting Cardinals returned to Albion Wednesday evening to take part in the semifinal round of action against the top seed, Woodlawn Cardinals.

Junior, CJ Richardson, spots up to shoot a three in the first half of action against Woodlawn.  NCOE fell by in a heartbreaking 32-30 loss.

 The Carmi-White County eighth-grade volleyball team won first place in the Bronze Pool on Saturday, February 29, at the Benton tournament. Back row (l to r): Lily Ballard, Gracie Allen, Alexa Ackerman, Morgan Strong, Tenese Buttry, and Maeve Atteberry. Front row (l to r): Alyson Lamont, Aud…

Joe Melton collects two of his 10 points against smothering Woodlawn defense.

 CWC’s Preston Shelton (center) creates a defensive obstacle for a Hamilton County shooter on Tuesday, February 25. Photo courtesy of Heather Millhorn.

 CWC’s Ty Stubblefield applies defensive pressure on West Frankfort’s Paxton Griffith under the basket on Monday, February 24, during the opening game of the IHSA Class 2A regional at McDougal-Evers Gymnasium.

The Carmi-White County sixth-grade Lady Bullpups won the Harrisburg tournament on Saturday, February 29. Front row (l to r): Addison Elliot, Caroline Simmons, Malyiah Mayo, Ally Pollard, Allie Mitchell, and Thea Aguis. Back row (l to r): Head coach Justin Simmons, Nadalie James, Baleigh Whit…

Pictured above from left to right are Brockton Greathouse (Edward County), Trey Simmons (NCOE), Travis Dickey (Wayne City), and Peyton Bates (Sesser Valier).  These four young men are the the three point shooters that will be moving on to the Norris City Sectional.  Greathouse and Simmons sh…

 CWC’s Devin Rankin takes Fairfield’s Noah McElravy to the baseline on Wednesday, February 26, during the IHSA Class 2A regional at McDougal-Evers Gymnasium.

 The Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Fighting Cardinal basketball team picked up their 20th victory of the 2019-20 campaign Tuesday evening when they traveled to Carrier Mills to take on the Wildcats.

The Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Fighting Cardinal basketball team traveled to Thompsonville Friday evening to take on the Tigers in their final regular season game of the year.  This game would find NCOE starting out hot as they jumped out to the early 14-8 lead following one quarter of play. …

Addison Elliott, shooting at the Elks Hoop Shoot State Finals, won the 10-11-year-old division on Saturday, February 22, in Decatur. Elliott advances to the North Central Region 3 semi-finals to be held March 21 in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Carmi-White County seventh grade volleyball team took home second place at the Benton tournament. The Lady Bullpups defeated Anna, Hamilton County, and Benton before falling to Marion in the championship game.

 CWC’s Mara Serafini attempts an attack against Hamilton County on Wednesday, February 19. Photo courtesy of Michelle Burzynski.

 With Alyson Lamont (left) looking on, CWC’s Gracie Allen prepares to pass the volleyball on Thursday, February 20, against Fairfield at Washington Attendance Center.

CWC’s Brody Brown paces the Bullpup offense on Wednesday, February 19, against Albion at Washington Attendance Center.

JUMPER. CWC’s Allie Mitchell takes a jump shot against West Frankfort on Saturday, February 22, at Washington Attendance Center. While the “A” team won 43-4, the “B” team picked up a 32-4 victory. 

The Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Fighting Cardinal basketball team ventured to Cisne Tuesday evening to take on the Running Lions in a non conference match up.  

On Senior Night along with the annual Homecoming game, the NCOE Fighting Cardinal basketball team welcomed conference rival, Crab Orchard, to town with hopes of handing the Trojans yet another loss on the season.  This, however, is never an easy task when playing a quality team for the third time.

The NCOE 5th Grade Junior Cardinal basketball team ventured to Eldorado Thursday evening to take part in a three team friendly against the host Eldorado and Crab Orchard.

NCOE’s, Ty Money muscles his way to the goal; scoring two of his 10 points en route to the Fighting Cardinals 43-38 victory.

The NCOE 5th/6th grade Junior Cardinals traveled to Crab Orchard Tuesday evening to take on the Trojans.  Both games were all NCOE from start to finish as the Junior Cardinals would never be outscored by their opponent at the end of each quarter.  This dominance on the offensive end along wi…

PICK OR PASS. CWC’s Sydney Lucas (left) had the option to pass to Elleigh Gray (top) or use a pick being set by Mariah VanMatre during the CWC-Carterville regional basketball game on Wednesday, February 12, at Johnston City. The Lady Bulldogs fell by the score of 56-39, ending their season w…

BASELINE DEFENSE. CWC’s Peyton Edwards (#32), KaCee Fulkerson (#35), and Ethan Mahon give Eldorado’s Aiden Whitlock limited choices on the offensive end on Tuesday, February 11, at McDougal-Evers Gymnasium.

With only one shoe on, CWC’s Jazz Estapia goes up for a layup on Wednesday, February 5, during the fifth -grade basketball game against Mt. Carmel.

CWC’s Ethan Mahon splits two Johnston City Indians on the way to the basket on Friday, February 7, at McDougal-Evers Gymnasium. Photo courtesy of Hannah Lueke.

3RD PLACE AT NEC. The seventh grade Bullpups finished third at the NEC tournament on Saturday, February 1. Front row (l to r): Travor Mason, Lucas Lueke, Tyson Spicer, Cade Allen, Beck Huff, and head coach Justice Stubblefield. Back row (l to r): Jayden Albright, Gavin Holloman, and Mitchell…

CHARITY TOSS FOR CWC. CWC’s Maxon O’Daniel knocks down a free throw while head coach Josh Girten looks on during the consolation championship at the Bridgeport tourney on Saturday, February 1. The Bullpups fell to Marshall by the score of 40-25. Photo courtesy of Lora O’Daniel.