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Eureka senior Zimmerman reaching new heights  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Keegan Zimmerman's long-range goal is to become a pilot. There may have to be some accommodations in the cockpit for that.



Eureka High School  Peoria Journal Star

Commencement: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Eureka High School's McCollum FieldSize of class: 138Valedictorians: Branden Adams, Natalie Bardwell, Quincy ...



Salukis release 2019 football recruiting class  KFVS

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Southern Illinois University has released its complete list of 2019 athletes for signing day. The Salukis have recruited some local ...



Eureka High School graduation  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — The Eureka High School graduation will be 3 p.m. May 20, 2018, at Eureka High School McCollum Field. In case of inclement weather, graduation ...



Argo, Eureka girls help each other win 1A titles  Bloomington Pantagraph

PEORIA — It turns out the target on Emma Argo's back was actually a pair of wings.



Youthful Eureka to have plenty of 'fight'  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Although the Eureka High School football team will feature a number of inexperienced players, opponents of the Hornets can expect to be in for a ...



Monmouth-Roseville holds off Eureka in final minute  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — The second 10-win football season in school history and resulting state quarterfinal playoff berth were there for the taking for Eureka High School on ...



Eureka survives Dee-Mack rally to take sectional volleyball title  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Just when it seemed Eureka High School's volleyball team was about to cruise into the Elite Eight, Deer Creek-Mackinaw had other ideas ...



Thanks to foundation builders, Eureka football breaking through  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Building a high school football program into a traditional winner can take years and many players to create the platform for a breakthrough.



Meet the Eureka Hornets  Bloomington Pantagraph

Meet the Hornets. Head coach - Jason Bachman, 6th year (5-year record 18-29). Conference - Heart of Illinois Large. 2017 - 6-4 (3-2 HOIC). ROSTER. SENIORS.



Eureka dominated the prep sports landscape in 2018, and its girls basketball team started the trend  Peoria Journal Star

EUREKA — Athletic success and Eureka have gone hand-in-hand in 2018.Emma Argo's individual state title helped lead the girls cross country to the Class 1A ...



Radford recruit Flowers makes noise with her play for Eureka volleyball  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Hailey Flowers shouldn't be judged by her quiet exterior.



Eureka girls among seven area qualifiers in 1A  Bloomington Pantagraph

The No. 2-state ranked Eureka High School girls cross country team, led by individual champion Emma Argo, scored 54 points to win the Class 1A Elmwood ...



Prep Report 1/15/19: Anderson, No. 1 Eureka post 20th win  Bloomington Pantagraph

The Class 2A, No. 1 state-ranked Eureka High School girls basketball team notched its 20th win of the season with a 50-31 nonconference victory over East ...



Prep Report 12/30/18: Eureka girls roll to St. Bede tourney title  Bloomington Pantagraph

Eureka High School's girls basketball team repeated as champions of the St. Bede Lady Bruins Classic on Saturday, downing Seneca, 56-33, in the ...



Eureka girls, Olympia boys run wild at regionals  Bloomington Pantagraph

Led by repeat champion Emma Argo, the No. 2-state ranked Eureka High School girls cross country team won the Class 1A Farmington Regional on Saturday ...



Area roundup: Eureka scores last to slip past LeRoy  Bloomington Pantagraph

Eureka High School's football team scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, including one in the final minute, to rally past LeRoy, 19-14, in a season-opening ...



Eureka girls make school history in 4th  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — When the basketball season ended for Eureka High School's girls on Saturday, their post-game press conference dealt more with what they'd done ...



Prep Report 9/9/18: Eureka girls, Olympia boys win titles  Bloomington Pantagraph

The Eureka High School girls cross country team and the Olympia boys both won Class 1A titles in the First to the Finish Invitational at Peoria's Detweiller Park ...



State cross country primer 11/2/18  Bloomington Pantagraph

Saturday start times: Class 1A girls – 9 a.m.; Class 1A boys – 10 a.m.; Class 2A girls – 11 a.m.; Class 2A boys – noon; Class 3A girls – 1 p.m.; Class 3A boys – 2 ...



Photos: Photos: Donkey basketball at Eureka High School  Peoria Journal Star

Spectators filled the gym at Eureka High School for Donkey Basketball on Thursday. The event, which was planned by the school's Future Farmers of America ...



Mangold streaks past Zobrist en route to Eureka steals record  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Mike Mangold, like any Eureka High School athlete, holds Ben Zobrist in the highest of regards.



Eureka High School graduation set for Sunday  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Eureka High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday at McCollum Field. Valedictorians are Emily Ausmus, Chloe Bruell, Emily ...



Nick in the AM: Eureka, Roanoke-Benson schools consider consolidation  Peoria Journal Star

The Eureka-Congerville-Goodfield and Roanoke-Benson school districts don't need to merge. Both are in good shape financially, according to authorities.



Pantagraph names all-area volleyball team 12/14/18  Bloomington Pantagraph

6-0, Sr., OH, Hartsburg-Emden. Memphis recruit led area with 6.1 kills per game for 36-5 Class 1A state runner-up. Hailey Flowers. 6-0, Sr., OH/MH, Eureka.



Flowers, Smalley head HOIC volleyball team  Bloomington Pantagraph

Seniors Hailey Flowers of Eureka High School and Carson Smalley of Deer Creek-Mackinaw were unanimous selections on the all-Heart of Illinois Conference ...



14 Peoria area schools 'exemplary' on Illinois Report Card data  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Fourteen schools in the Tri-County Area have been listed as "exemplary" on the new Illinois Report Card, released this week by the Illinois State ...



No. 4 Eureka girls win sectional thriller  Bloomington Pantagraph

FARMINGTON — Ranked No. 4 in Class 2A, the Eureka High School girls basketball team hasn't had to make many fourth-quarter comebacks.



Eureka High School graduates  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Eureka High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday at McCollum Field.



Training goes beyond All-Star games for Leman  Bloomington Pantagraph

Tessa Leman will play in basketball and softball All-Star games in the next three days, a testament to her athletic ability and fitness.



Photos: McLean County Track Meet at Eureka High School  Bloomington Pantagraph

The McLean County Track Meet was held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Eureka High School.



Leman's super night leads Eureka girls to state  Bloomington Pantagraph

JACKSONVILLE — With about four minutes left Monday, Tessa Leman appeared headed for a breakaway layup. Instead, the official called her apparent steal a ...



Eureka High School briefly on lockdown after hunters spotted near school  fox2now.com

EUREKA, MO (KTVI) - Eureka High School was on lockdown after someone spotted men with guns near the building. This morning a motorist passing by Eureka ...



Eureka suspends teacher over class being shown 'Daily Show' episodes  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA -- A Eureka High School teacher has been suspended until Nov. 28 for showing three segments of "The Daily Show" in his government and law class ...



Photos: Top girls in Class 1A golf battle a windy Prairie Vista Golf Course  Bloomington Pantagraph

Freshman Allison Pacocha of Eureka High School drives her ball from the sixth tee during the Central Catholic Class 1A Girls Regional Golf Tournament ...



On a mission: Student learns life lesson in India  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Smiling, singing children bearing colorful floral necklaces provided a vivid image for a Eureka High School senior on a recent mission trip to India.



Eureka girls repeat as County champions  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Tessa Leman poured her heart out, literally, to will the Eureka High School girls basketball team to a 57-42 victory in the championship game ...



Saints, Pontiac freshman Schrock earn Class 1A state golf titles  Bloomington Pantagraph

DECATUR — A year ago, Central Catholic High School had high hopes entering the Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament.



Ben Zobrists Eureka High School bobblehead available Friday  Peoria Journal Star

Attenion Ben Zobrist fans! A Ben Zobrist bobblehead, featuring the image of the Chicago Cubs' World Series MVP in his Eureka High School baseball uniform, ...



Five questions with Asher Wiegand, Eureka wrestling  Peoria Journal Star

Asher Wiegand is a junior captain on the Eureka High School wrestling team. He is a two-time state qualifier and is currently 18-0 this year at 126 pounds, with ...



Eureka holds off Tri-Valley for HOIC win  Bloomington Pantagraph

DOWNS — As Eureka High School's once sizable lead dwindled amid a rash of turnovers in the final quarter Tuesday, veteran Hornets coach Tim Meiss just ...



Ottawa High names Hall of Fame inductees  MyWebTimes.com

Six individuals and one team have been selected as 2019 inductees to the Ottawa Township High School Hall of Fame. A banquet is scheduled Saturday, Feb.



2018 girls cross country preview: Five Things to Watch  Peoria Journal Star

1 Eagles not ready to land just yet. Defending Class 2A state champion Dunlap not only lost a strong senior class that earned three top-three trophies.



Football Fever: Bachman, Eureka seek repeat playoff berth  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — A pair of unanimous all-Heart of Illinois Conference selections spearhead a solid group of returning veterans as the Eureka High School football ...



Tribute touches Eureka's Meiss at 1,000th game  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Tim Meiss was hoping to keep the milestone quiet. It is in his DNA to try to stay under the radar and let his players take center stage.



Illinois Girls Basketball Team Shares Gospel at State Tournament  CBN News

An Illinois girl's basketball team chose to share the Gospel during their competition at the state tournament last week.



Prep Report 10/14/18: BHS runners sweep Big 12 titles  Bloomington Pantagraph

For the first time since 1985, Bloomington High School swept the boys and girls titles in the Big 12 Conference Cross Country Meet at Danville on Saturday.



Eureka College athletics making giant steps upward  Peoria Journal Star

EUREKA — All it took was a perfect storm. As if those happen every day.The rebirth of Eureka College athletics was a labor of love and commitment that has ...



Photos: IHSA Competitive Cheerleading State Finals | High School Sports  Bloomington Pantagraph

Cheerleaders from across Illinois gathered in Bloomington to perform in the IHSA Competitive Cheerleading State Finals.



2018 Journal Star high school golf preview  Peoria Journal Star

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH1. New rules in place for IHSAThe Illinois High School Association announced that there will be a cut for players after the first day of ...



SAR names high school award winners  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Twenty Pantagraph-area high school seniors have received Outstanding Good Citizenship Awards from the Gen. Joseph Bartholomew ...



Resilient Eureka gets past Dee-Mack for sectional title  Bloomington Pantagraph

FARMINGTON — The defending Class 2A state champions, Eureka High School's volleyball team possesses plenty of talent and physical proficiency.



Photos: Prom season kicks off in BN | Local News | pantagraph.com  Bloomington Pantagraph

In this April 28, 2018, photo, Katie Latta, owner of Churchill's Formal Wear, made final adjustments to the prom outfit of Mayson Lehman, a then-senior at Eureka ...



MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for September 24, 2018  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - America's Source for High School Sports and the leading volleyball organization team up to honor the nation's best. (Week of 9/24-9/30)



Rigsby's late 3 helps Prairie Central rally past Eureka  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Things looked their deepest, darkest and dreariest for the Prairie Central High School basketball team when the Hawks had five consecutive ...



Drive Your Tractor to School Day  CIproud.com

Eureka High Schoolers opted out of taking the school bus or driving a car to school Tuesday. Instead, some of the students drove their tractors!



Eureka: Hannah Long  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • n/a. Sports • Cross country; track and field. Academic bio • Academic Honors; Renaisance Award; Rockwood Above and Beyond Award; ...



Prep Spotlight: Lexington’s Standish on a roll as role model  Bloomington Pantagraph

LEXINGTON — Researching what makes Jayden Standish tick as an athlete, one gets sidetracked by stories about Jayden Standish the person.



Eureka teen was texting before fatal accident, coroner says  Peoria Journal Star

They held a candlelight vigil, they released purple balloons and they told stories, but nothing will replace their friend Alyssa Burns, who was killed when her car ...



Report: 48 percent of 2018 Fieldcrest High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Peoria Standard

In a year when 86 percent of Fieldcrest High School seniors graduated on time, 48 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...



Eureka girls golf team second at Class 1A El Paso Regional  Peoria Journal Star

Hayley Coffman shot 7-over-par 78 at El Paso Golf Club and Carolyn Pacocha shot 81 to lead Eureka to second place Wednesday in the Class 1A El Paso ...



Welcome home: Ben Zobrist feted by hometown Eureka  The Pantagraph

EUREKA — The usual sea of green in Eureka was replaced with waves of blue for Ben Zobrist on Saturday.



Area cheer squads relish state excitement  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The resounding success of some recent University High School competitive cheerleading squads gave this year's team, composed primarily ...



Eureka: Nathan Ray Echard  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: n/a. Sports: football. Academic bio: Renaissance (honor roll) ... National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete ... academic all-state (three years) .



Underdog role doesn't bother Eureka College's football team  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — The first NCAA Division III playoff football game in Eureka College's history isn't supposed to go well ... at least if you believe everything you read on ...



MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for August 27, 2018  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - America's Source for High School Sports and the leading volleyball organization team up to honor the nation's best. (Week of 8/27-9/2)



Charlton leads Eureka to 6th in 1A state track  Bloomington Pantagraph

CHARLESTON — Not everything fell into place for Brett Charlton Jr. in the rain-soaked Class 1A finals of the 121st state track meet on Saturday, but he was able ...



Prep report 11/14/18: Prairie Central edges Pontiac in tourney  Bloomington Pantagraph

Elly Haberkorn and Becca Conslick scored 10 points each Tuesday night as Prairie Central High School's girls basketball team slipped past rival Pontiac, 34-32, ...



Photos: The baseball career of Ben Zobrist | Photo Galleries  Bloomington Pantagraph

Eureka native Ben Zobrist, the versatile second baseman for the Chicago Cubs, has helped the team advance to its first World Series appearance in 71 years.



Area girls roundup 12/29/18: LeRoy rallies to win title at Momence  Bloomington Pantagraph

LeRoy High School's girls basketball team outscored Wilmington 9-2 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 33-30 victory in the championship game of the Momence ...



2017 Small-School Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Tessa Leman, Eureka  Peoria Journal Star

Tessa Leman did it all for Eureka. She scored 16.5 points per game, crashed the glass for 8.9 rebounds, swiped the ball for 2.4 steals, and dished to teammates ...



Holiday Hoops: Five things to watch  Peoria Journal Star

1. All eyes on State Farm Holiday ClassicThe four-day bonanza of holiday hoops in Bloomington-Normal features 64 teams across four brackets of boys and ...



Olympia girls, EPG boys run to victory  Bloomington Pantagraph

EL PASO — While opponents had lineups missing key components for various reasons, Olympia High School's girls and host El Paso-Gridley's boys stepped ...



No. 2 large school: East St. Louis kicks it up a notch  STLtoday.com

Follow along each day for the countdown of the STLhighschoolsports.com preseason large-school rankings. The No. 1 team will be unveiled Aug. 23.



Dee-Mack boys land first regional crown  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — We must learn to walk before we can run.



2017 Journal Star Girls Golfer of Year: Carolyn Pacocha of Eureka  Peoria Journal Star

Although Girls Golfer of the Year is an individual award, Eureka junior Carolyn Pacocha was all about her team this fall.The Hornets advanced to the Class 1A ...



Relay rivalry: Eureka, Dee-Mack running hot at state meet  Bloomington Pantagraph

CHARLESTON — Eureka High School was the established power in the girls 3200-meter relay a year ago and Deer Creek-Mackinaw was the upstart with big ...



Prep report 1/12/19: Weir helps Pontiac topple Prairie Central  Bloomington Pantagraph

The Pontiac High School basketball team received a game-high 19 points and nine rebounds from Ryan Weir and defeated rival Prairie Central, 72-64, ...



Eureka! Town celebrates World Series MVP Zobrist  The Pantagraph

EUREKA — Dana Wherley may never forget how she found out Eureka native Ben Zobrist was going to play for her Chicago Cubs.



Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19  STLtoday.com

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...



Pitching, defense fuel Eureka baseball run  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Encouraged by his team's defensive prowess, Eureka High School baseball coach Dane Wear wanted his pitching staff to put those defenders to ...



No. 9 small school: Last year's lumps could propel Columbia back to prominence  STLtoday.com

Follow along each day for the countdown of the STLhighschoolsports.com preseason small-school rankings. The No. 1 team will be unveiled Aug. 23.



Top 20 NCAA Swimming Recruits in the Boys High School Class of 2019  SwimSwam

The Class of 2019 isn't an immediate-impact class on the men's side, but it's loaded with fast-rising talents.



Nick in the AM: Teacher, ex-Eurekan accused of underage solicitation  Peoria Journal Star

A former Eureka resident and high school athlete has been accused of soliciting underage girls online.Andrew Eeten, 30, of Monmouth was arrested earlier this ...



Class 4 District 3 championship: MICDS 25, Hazelwood East 14 | Hazelwood East  STLtoday.com

MICDS' Graham Bundy Jr. (5) runs the ball in for a score during a Class 4 playoff game at SLUH on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at SLUH in St. Louis, Mo.



St. Charles West 55, St. Charles 54 | St. Charles High School  STLtoday.com

St. Charles West's Trent Champagne (10) puts up a shot against St. Charles, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Mo. Michael ...



Ben Zobrist's journey to Cubs a family homecoming  Chicago Tribune

When versatile free-agent Ben Zobrist signed with the Cubs, it was a dream come true for the Eureka, Ill., native and his family.



Barth hopes to lead Eureka College football revival  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA - When Todd Stewart heard Eureka College hired a new football coach he wasn't sure what to expect.



No. 7 large school: Offensive balance a focal point for Belleville West  STLtoday.com

Follow along each day for the countdown of the STLhighschoolsports.com preseason large-school rankings. The No. 1 team will be unveiled Aug. 23.



Prep report 1/11/19: Feit, NCHS girls improve to 6-0 in Big 12  Bloomington Pantagraph

Abby Feit scored 22 points as the Normal Community High School girls basketball team stayed unbeaten in the Big 12 Conference with a 57-29 victory over ...



Eureka to Wrigley, what a journey it has Ben  The Pantagraph

EUREKA — When the topic is Ben Zobrist, words like "surreal" and "unbelievable" get tossed around like a baseball.



High school graduation: Congratulations to the Class of 2017!  Peoria Journal Star

This special section is for you.In here you will find listings for graduation plus commencement information for high schools in Fulton, Peoria, Tazewell and ...



Luciano: Eureka mother, friend finally get to thank Samaritan who aided after fatal wreck  Peoria Journal Star

In a flash of twirled, tangled metal, 18-year-old Dustin Holmes of Eureka died behind the wheel. His mom lost her only son. His passenger, who crawled from the ...



Local composer, junior high musicians to soar with 'Sky Bound'  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — A concert Tuesday will be a celebration of talented Twin City junior high school musicians, a rising Eureka-based composer and the memory of two ...



Eureka College's Durley sets NCAA passing record in Lincoln Bowl win  Bloomington Pantagraph

GALESBURG — Sam Durley was so busy trying to win the inaugural Abraham Lincoln Bowl on Saturday, the Eureka College quarterback lost sight of just how ...



Nick in the AM: Ben Zobrist, Marwin Gonzalez having busy baseball off-seasons, kinda  Peoria Journal Star

NOTE: Nick in the Morning will be taking a little holiday break, to get a head start on our eating. Don't look for us again until sometime next week. Thanks, as ...



Fantasy football: What to consider when making trades  Peoria Journal Star

Week 5 of the NFL season is officially in the books, which means we have just nine more weeks of the regular season before fantasy football playoffs begin.



Eureka teen to study at Rochester, NY ballet company  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — Rhea Keller has started the adventure of a lifetime: a year-long apprenticeship at the Rochester (N.Y.) City Ballet.



SAR names Good Citizens winners  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Twenty Pantagraph-area high school seniors have received Outstanding Good Citizenship Awards from the Gen. Joseph Bartholomew ...



LIST: Area road closures  KSDK

Floodwaters have closed roadways in the St. Louis area, and are expected to close more as waters continue to rise.



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