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Eureka High School graduates - Special  Peoria Journal Star

Commencement: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Eureka High School McCollum Field.Size of class: 117Valedictorians: Emma Argo, Kate Blunier, McKenna Coartney ...

Eureka High School students experience a drunk driving crash reenactment

Prom season is here and school leaders are making sure students have fun, but stay safe.

Former Eureka High student dies in Alabama dirtbike accident

EUREKA, Ill. (WEEK) -- A former Eureka High School student gave the gift of life to others on Wednesday after a dirt bike accident in Alabama over the.

Farmington, Lewistown squads take part in Invite - News  Galva News

The Farmington Central and Lewistown high school track and field team took part in Friday's Roger Washburn Invitational hosted by Eureka High School.

Prep Spotlight: Eureka baseball team makes winning a habit  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — The fact Eureka High School's baseball team only lost three players to graduation off last year's 23-6-1 squad helps explain why the Hornets win so ...

Photos: Eureka High School performs in IHSA Dance Competition  The Pantagraph

The Eureka High School competitive dance team performs in IHSA state finals at Grossinger Motors Arena.

Eureka senior Zimmerman reaching new heights | High School Basketball  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 graduation | Local Education |  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 ...

Eureka High School - Special  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 ...

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.

Suzanne Ward - Eureka High School

A nurse in the Rockwood School District, Suzanne Ward is driven by her ethics, passion and positivity. Ward provides care for more than 80 students each day at ...

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 ...

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 ...

Meet the Eureka Hornets | High School Football |  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) ...

Asher-Sanders' 66-yard TD run lifts Eureka past Timberland

EUREKA • It is just two weeks into the prep football season and Eureka is already showing a penchant for the dramatic.

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

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

No. 1 Eureka, El Paso-Gridley earn semifinal wins in girls McLean County Tournament  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The weight of carrying the No. 1 state ranking in Class 2A did not seem to burden the Eureka High School girls basketball team in the ...

Bloodied Brown helps lead Eureka to victory against Summit in season opener

EUREKA • It wouldn't be a stretch to say Eureka High junior forward Audrey Brown bleeds for her team.

For 22 hours, four men fought back the flood at Eureka High School  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

EUREKA • For more than 22 hours and with no sleep, four men waged the battle of Eureka High School. A ravenous lake of brown, tainted floodwater that had ...

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 ...

No. 1 Eureka girls top EPG for third straight title  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The Cinderella run of the No. 7-seeded El Paso-Gridley High School girls basketball team through the 39th annual McLean County ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Oakville adjusts defensively, outlasts Eureka in three sets

EUREKA • Oakville junior Alexis Williams had no time to succumb to her emotions.

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 ...

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.

Eureka High School briefly on lockdown after hunters spotted near school

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 ...

Six area teams set for Competitive Cheerleading state finals  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Six area teams, including four from the Intercity, will compete in the Illinois High School Association Competitive Cheerleading State Finals ...

Competitive Cheerleading: Dwight gets early start, earns spot in final round  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Dedication is vital to success in all competitive sports.

Pantagraph names all-area volleyball team 12/14/18 | High School Volleyball  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.

Cleve In The Eve: 'Softball gods were in our dugout'; dynasty teams reach GPSHOF  Peoria Journal Star

The inductions are Saturday.But for several great teams from the Peoria area's past, the celebration commenced Friday night.The 1997-98 and 1998-99 ICC ...

State cross country primer 11/2/18 | High School Cross Country  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 ...

Ben Zobrist's 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, ...

New Oakwood superintendent has ties to many area districts  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

OAKWOOD — One Vermilion County school district has wrapped up its search for a new leader, while another district will be launching one.The Oakwood ...

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.

Clinton High dancers in the state title hunt  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — A "killer performance" by the Clinton High School Competitive Dance team left coach Jenny Gaff a bit flabbergasted, but nonetheless attuned ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Eureka High School vandalized over weekend

Vandals smashed windows and covered walls and signs with spray paint at Eureka High School early Sunday morning, according to school officials and police.

Eureka High School Exceeds St. Jude Fundraising Goal

A school of just about 500 students has pulled off one of the largest St. Jude teen-led fundraisers in the country, and their passion was pretty contagious.

Notebook: Lindbergh's Waldron puts together remarkable hit streak; Eureka packs potent pitching punch

Lindbergh sophomore infielder Sam Waldron is on a tear.

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

EUREKA -- A Eureka High School teacher has been suspended for showing "The Daily Show" in his class and warning against an Internet search that yields ...

What wind? Pontiac's Schrock fires 69 to win regional  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — On a day of high wind and high numbers, Pontiac High School's Ali Schrock kept the ball low Wednesday in the Class 1A Central Catholic ...

Haskins rushes for two touchdowns, Eureka holds off Lafayette

EUREKA • The Class 6 District 1 semifinal football game Friday at Eureka came down to the last second. Literally.

Tribute touches Eureka's Meiss at 1,000th game | High School Boys Basketball  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.

Five questions with Asher Wiegand, Eureka wrestling - Sports  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

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.

Floodwater ruins three gym floors at Eureka High

Students returned from winter break Tuesday. Crews spent several days sanitizing and cleaning the building.

A Snap Recap Of The Thrilling Illinois State Championships  MileSplit

A full recap of the Illinois state championships in Peoria.

Eureka hopes new funding for flood prevention will make a difference

"You're not going to be able to stop Mother Nature,” said Casey O'Dell, owner of O'Dell's Irish Pub. It's lunchtime at O'Dell's Irish Pub in downtown Eureka.

Eureka College athletics making giant steps upward - Sports  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 ...

McLean County Tournament roundup: Perry sends LeRoy past Tri-Valley  Bloomington Pantagraph

Nick Perry's 21 points helped LeRoy High School's basketball team hold off Tri-Valley, 57-51, Thursday night in a consolation bracket game of the McLean ...

Nick in the AM: Ben Zobrist makes a great impression at Cubs Convention  Peoria Journal Star

Over the past few baseball seasons, Chicago Cubs fans have discovered something people around Eureka have known for years: Ben Zobrist is a genuine, nice ...

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 ...

Oakwood names Maynard as superintendent | Local News  Danville Commercial News

OAKWOOD – Larry Maynard, a longtime school administrator in east central Illinois, will become Oakwood's new superintendent of schools starting July 1.

Emotional night for Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Famers  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — From Lorene Ramsey's encyclopedic memory to Gigi McIntosh's hashtag humor to Peggy McDonald's tearful memories, the 487 attendees of the ...

Tessa Leman leads Eureka to state finals with supersectional win  Peoria Journal Star

JACKSONVILLE — Tessa Leman was not satisfied with her sectional final performance last Thursday.She scored 18 points on 6-for-18 shooting, so Leman took ...

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 ...

Drive Your Tractor to School Day

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!

Photos: Pantagraph Images of the Month - February 2019 📷 | Local News  Bloomington Pantagraph

Pantagraph photojournalists David Proeber and Lewis Marien share 20-something of their best photos from the second month of 2019. See more collections ...

Eureka sophomore swimmer has serious Olympic dreams

When Eureka High sophomore Jack Dolan posed with Vladimir Tarasenko for a picture at the Jack Buck Sports Awards Banquet on Dec. 5, he towered over the ...

2018 Journal Star high school golf preview - Sports  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 ...

Man identified in fatal shooting by police in Eureka

EUREKA • A man fatally shot here by police after a pursuit Friday was identified by authorities Saturday as Jose H. Garcia, 49, of Des Plaines, Ill., near Chicago.

Nick in the AM: Online learning replacing snow days for some area schools  Peoria Journal Star

Virtually every school in central Illinois was closed Wednesday, the result of wicked winter weather. But in some area school districts, the learning process wasn't ...

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 ...

GCMS, Fieldcrest earn McLean County quarterfinal wins | High School Basketball  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — It took a half for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School's basketball team to get reacquainted with the Shirk Center on Tuesday night.

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.

SAR names high school award winners | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

Eureka High School club works to redefine definition of beauty

Organizer Jessica Bloomrosen says members center their efforts on others, rather than focusing on insecurities.

Leman, Standish unanimous picks on HOIC team | High School Girls Basketball  Bloomington Pantagraph

Tessa Leman of Eureka High School and Jayden Standish of Lexington were unanimous selections on the Heart of Illinois Conference girls all-conference ...

Area cheer squads relish state excitement | Recreation sports  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

Family focuses on fun night as Eureka beats Roanoke-Benson  Peoria Journal Star

When Eureka hosted Roanoke-Benson on Thursday night, there were strong family ties between the coaches and two players. Eureka coach Tracy Heffren and ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

Beldner comes through to lift Eureka past Incarnate Word

FENTON • Eureka High senior forward Blythe Beldner is something of an artist.

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 ...

Aggressive serving powers Eureka's sweep of Northwest

EUREKA • The Eureka High girls volleyball team emphatically erased any previous struggles from the *service* line on Tuesday.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

2016 Journal Star Volleyball Player of the Year: Lauren Rokey, Eureka  Peoria Journal Star

At 6-feet tall and reaching nearly 10 feet with her vertical leap, Lauren Rokey has the ability to hit the ball a lot higher than most on the volleyball court.

Two males arrested in Bloomington homicide case

Two men have been arrested regarding a Dec. 5 homicide in Bloomington.

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

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 ...

Photos: Prom season kicks off in BN | Local News |  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dee-Mack boys land first regional crown  Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA — We must learn to walk before we can run. That said, Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School's fast-improving boys cross country team walked away with ...

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.

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.

Class 4A Belleville West Regional, first round: O'Fallon 46, Belleville East 44

Khalifah Muhammad of Belleville East takes a shot as Caleb Burton and Shaun Riley of O'Fallon defend during the Class 4A Collinsville Regional on Monday, ...

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

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

No. 5 small school: Depth only question mark for talented, experienced Highland

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

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

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