SIJHSAA baseball/softball regional scores


DuQuion Class L Regional

Wed, Sep 20 at 3:30p
Game 1: DuQuion (9) over West Frankfort (6)
Wed, Sep 20 at 5:00p
Game 2: Hamilton County (5) over Benton (3)

Sat, Sep 23 at 10:00a
Regional Championship: Hamilton County vs DuQuion

Johnston City Class M Regional

Tue, Sep 19 at 2:00p
Game 1: Sesser-Vallier (9) over Johnston City (8)
Tue, Sep 19 at 4:30p
Game 2: Christopher (12) over Zeigler-Royalton (4)

Thu, Sep 21 at 4:00p
Regional Championship: Sesser-Vallier vs Christopher

Elverado Class S Regional

Tue, Sep 19 at 4:30p
Game 1: Ewing (10) over OLMC (0)
Tue, Sep 19 at 4:30p
Game 2: Desoto (13) over Thompsonville (0)
Tue, Sep 19 at 4:30p
Game 3: Pinckeyville 204 (14) over Giant City (3)

Thu, Sep 21 at 3:00p
Game 4: Elverado vs Ewing
Thu, Sep 21 at 4:30p
Game 5: Desoto vs Pinckeyville 204

Mon, Sep 25 at 4:30p
Regional Championship: Winner Game 4 vs Winner Game 5


Hamilton County Class L Regional

Wed, Sep 20 at 4:30p
Game 1: Benton (11) over DuQuoin (2)
Wed, Sep 20 at 6:30p
Game 2: Hamilton County (3) over West Frankfort (2)

Sat, Sep 23 at 10:00a
Regional Championship: Benton vs Hamilton County

Christopher Class M Regional

Tue, Sep 19 at 2:00p
Game 1: Christopher (9) over Zeigler-Royalton (1)
Tue, Sep 19 at 4:00p
Game 2: Sesser-Valier (7) over Johnston City (3)

Thu, Sep 21 at 4:30p
Regional Championship: Christopher vs Sesser-Valier

Giant City Class S Regional

Sat, Sep 16 at 11:00a
Game 1: Galatia (3) over Pope County (1)

Tue, Sep 19 at 2:00p
Game 2: Giant City (12) over OLMC (0)
Tue, Sep 19 at 4:00p
Game 3: Crab Orchard (14) over New Simpson Hill (9)
Tue, Sep 19 at 2:00p
Game 4: Unity Christian (12) over Galatia (2)
Tue, Sep 19 at 4:00p
Game 5: Carrier Mills (14) over Thompsonville (0)

Fri, Sep 22 at 4:30p
Game 6: Giant City vs Crab Orchard
Fri, Sep 22 at 4:00p
Game 7: Unity Christian vs Carrier Mills

Mon, Sep 25 at 4:30p
Regional Championship: Winner Game 6 vs Winner Game 7

T’ville gets first victory of the season, Benton falls in Junior High baseball action

by Steve Dunford

I only received the score from two Junior High baseball games.  Thompsonville picked up their first win of the year, by defeated Our Lady of Mt. Carmel from Herrin 16-11.  Benton went on the road and lost a close one to Marion 6-5 yesterday afternoon.  Several teams are in action today.  I should have a full scoreboard tomorrow. -Steve

Junior High/High School Sports Schedule 8/17/17

HS Boys Golf

WEST FRANKFORT at Carbondale

HS Girls Golf

Marion, Hamilton County at WEST FRANKFORT

Junior High Softball


BENTON at Marion

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Herrin) at THOMPSONVILLE

Junior High Baseball


BENTON at Marion

THOMPSONVILLE at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Herrin)

All events weather permitting



Junior High baseball/softball scores from Monday and Tuesday

by Steve Dunford



SESSER-VALIER 16  Johnston City 2

WEST FRANKFORT  16  Carbondale 3

BENTON 9 DuQuoin 0


Goreville 6  ZEIGLER-ROYALTON 5  Skylar Hudson 2-3, Bella Bates and Lainey Morris 1-3 at the plate for Z-R

WEST FRANKFORT 17  Carbondale 7




Adams (Creal Springs)  14  THOMPSONVILLE 11




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Tigers fall to Carrier Mills last Thursday night at the GEC Tournament

abv-jackHARRISBURG IL- (Jack Bullock from his story A Cats’ night out. Click on link to read the full story and stay on the site while you are there -Here is an excerpt) Although it wasn’t an awesome execution of basketball prowess on Thursday night at the Greater Egyptian Conference tournament, head coach Keil Peebles

Carrier Mills' Brody Walker pulls a jumper over Jared Payne -Jack Bullock Photo

Carrier Mills’ Brody Walker pulls a jumper over Jared Payne -Jack Bullock Photo

and his Carrier Mills Wildcats will take the 46-44 victory in the consolation bracket semifinals & However head coach Pete Gordon’s Tigers rallied to make things very interesting in the final minutes and had a shot at a 3-pointer that would have won the game just before the buzzer. The shot attempt from long range on the left wing by freshman Cordon Fitch fell way short as the buzzer as the Wildcats survived and moved to the consy title tilt on Saturday night. & “Walker is a tough kid to guard and he hurt us tonight,” said Coach Gordon. “We need to collectively minimize our errors. Our youth really shows at times tonight and we made mistakes. But I’m proud of the effort tonight and he (Fitch) had an open look but it was just short.” & The Tigers were pretty good offensively as well, hitting 50 percent overall (17-of-34) and 2-of-7 from the 3-point arc.

West Frankfort girls defeat Johnston City this afternoon

Morgan Griffith getting the 2,000 point ball being presented by long time West Frankfort coach Matt Hampleman

Morgan Griffith getting the 2,000 point ball being presented by long time West Frankfort coach Matt Hampleman

The FCHS Lady Redbirds Varsity and JV basketball teams both defeated Johnston City Saturday. In the Varsity game, West Frankfort came out on top 63-35. The Lady Redbirds got off to a slow start as they committed several turnovers on their way to a 10-6 first quarter lead. West Frankfort took control of the game in the second quarter as they out scored the Lady Indians 22-12 to take a 32-18 halftime lead. Here is the link to the story from

FCA Daily Devotion – Renewal

II Corinthians 4:16
When do you feel like your body is wasting away and your strength is drying up?  Maybe that’s at the end of practice, half-way through preseason or with one week to go in a long, difficult season.  How can we have our hearts renewed and find the strength to press through such feelings?  Today’s scripture gives us such encouragement.
In the second letter to the church at Corinth at chapter 4 and verse 16 we read, “Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”  Paul was aware of his friends’ perilous times and the physical toll it was taking on them.  He identified with their plight.
It’s the nature of competition and long seasons to wear down our bodies.  We can identify with these people and the outward wasting away of their bodies.  The wisest among us also know how to be inwardly strengthened, day by day in our hearts.
Here’s the challenge for us.  Can we trust our hearts to lead us to do the right thing, even when our bodies are crying out for us to quit?  Can we continue to find new strength through renewed hearts and press through the hard times?
As you prepare to compete today, trust your heart to the one who gives strength without measure.  Ask Him to fill your heart with courage and to enable you to compete strongly.  You will be amazed at how your mind and your body will respond to your heart’s lead.
Bible Reading Plan:
Song of Solomon 4:8-16
Jeremiah 52

FCA Daily Devotion – Character Tests

I Peter 1:6
What do you find to be a trial while competing in your sport?  What parts of your character are tried in that process?  Does it test your will, your body, your attitudes, your emotions, maybe all the above?  How deeply are you affected by those trials?
In Peter’s first letter to his friends in what is now Turkey, at chapter 1 and verse 6 we read, “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials.”
While we all find great enjoyment and fulfillment through playing the game, while many of us seemingly live for competition, the trying parts of the process often wear us down.  The grief that comes with sore muscles, painful joints, disappointing losses and strained relationships are all trials for all of us.
We greatly rejoice in the best parts of our game, but we also, for a little while, may have to undergo plenty of grief through the more difficult parts of competition, practice, travel and study.
As you approach this day’s competition, focus your mind on your favorite part of this game.  Put the grief and the trying parts of it behind you.  Keep clearly in view your team’s goals and press on toward a great finish and a tremendous victory.
Bible Reading Plan:
Ecclesiastes 11
Jeremiah 39-43
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