Cougar Basketball versus Mulberry Grove at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament. Tip off is at 6:15 p.m.
The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Monday, November 24 for the regular monthly meeting. Board members include John W. Hawley (Odin), Jim Beasley (Centralia), Linda Stover (Centralia), Jack Mays (Centralia), Dee Boswell (Centralia), Bryan Holthaus (Aviston), Kelly Bennett (Irvington), and Student Trustee Courtney Gerstenecker (Shattuc).
The Board learned that Kaskaskia College has received funding to increase awareness of self-employment job options as new funding for entrepreneur projects was awarded to the College by the Coleman Foundation. Kaskaskia College competed for the funds at the recent National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Conference. Coleman selected ten community colleges nationwide to help identify effective teaching and mentoring methods.
Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with Nathan, Mahala, and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, MO. They attended the baptism of Harper on Sunday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Eureka, MO. Harper’s Godparents are Mitch Harpster, Amanda Eller, and Ashton Kleekamp. Following the ceremony, the families had lunch at Joe Boccardi’s in Eureka.
Paisen Leigh Lotz, daughter of Nathan and Jessica Lotz was baptized on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Her Godparents are Tamela Polanin, Heather Nelson, and Tiffany Cornelius.
ST ELMO – The 55th annual St Elmo Holiday Tournament began with a bang on Tuesday night as top-seed and host St Elmo/Brownstown fell on a three pointer at the buzzer to 8th seed Ramsey 56-53.
The Eagles missed several free throws including some late that hurt them in the loss.
In the second game, 4th seed Cowden Herrick knocked off 5th seed Beecher City 52-42 to advance to Thursday’s first semifinal.
SALEM – The St Peter Saints dropped their Monday night matchup in Salem to St Theresa at Mark Larimer Gym 53-36.
Levi Gannon led all scorers for the Rascals with 24, Zach Wuebbels added 19. nathan Gardner chipped in 6 and Ty Reynolds and Grace Purcell each added 2.
For St Peter, Hunter Brandt had 18, Sam Rubin 8, Haley Johnson 7 and Cameron Brandt 3.
The Saints dropped the JV game 47-22. Cameron Brandt and Sam Rubin had 5, Tirston Roberts 3, Ryan Jenne, Gaige Phillips, Halle Smith and Mitchell Brauer each with 2.
Madison Reynolds had 13, Zach Wuebbels 12 and Ty Reynolds 10 led St Theresa.
Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation allowing bobcat hunting for the first time in more than 40 years.
The Illinois Senate approved the measure by a 30-19 vote Thursday. The House had passed the bill 91-20 in March.
Illinois banned hunting of the nocturnal animal in 1972. Bobcats were on the threatened species list from 1977 to 1999.
Republican state Rep. Wayne Rosenthal of Morrisonville is the bill’s sponsor. He says the bobcat population is growing in rural areas of western and southern Illinois. Opponents, including Democratic state Sen. Linda Holmes, say it’s “trophy hunting” and shouldn’t be allowed.
The hunting and trapping season would occur sometime between Nov. 1 and Feb. 15. A hunter would be allowed to kill one bobcat per year.
Tyus Holmes and Bret Pitts will be broadcasting live from the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament. You can listen here at 6:15 p.m.
CENTRALIA – For first year coach Adam Essex it’s been a season of “almost”. Sitting at 3-6 with only 2 losses bigger than 5 points, the Blue Angels are hoping to turn the corner as the schedule shifts into Great Rivers Athletic Play.
Dec 13 @ Parkland TBD
Jan 3 v. Danville 1:00
Jan 7 @ Lake Land 5:30
Jan 10 v. Lincoln Trail 1:00
Jan 14 @ Shawnee CC 5:30
FARINA – The South Central Lady Cougars dropped to 3-6 overall as they fell at home to Woodlawn 48-24.
South Central trailed 12-4 after the first quarter and 28-11 at halftime. They were doubled up by the end of the third 36-18.
Keely Smith led South Central with 12 points. Abby Hahn added 7, Sidney Wilkins and Alannah Sigrist with 2 and Autumn McCoy added a point.
Lexy Knox led Woodlawn with 15 and Kiara Lueking added 13.
South Central will host Webber on Thursday night.
SANDOVAL – The Sandoval Lady Blackhawks chalked up another win at the varsity only matchup beating South Central 59-29.
The Lady Hawks were led by Senior Klie Parson with 18 points, followed by senior Bethany Kunick with 13 and junior Christonia Saddler with 12.
Sandoval improved to 7-1 on the season.
South Central had one in double figures as sophomore Abby Hahn finished with 16. SC trailed 20-6 after the opening quarter and 29-14 at halftime.
Sandoval will play Wayne City at home on tonight with this being their Silent Night Game. A Christmas themed game where the home crowd is silent until the goal points are made.