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Wildcat Wednesday!

Wildcat Wednesday!


SALEM – Wednesday, October 21st Joe’s Pizza & Pasta in Salem will be hosting Wildcat Wednesday.  A chance to help support the Salem Booster Club.


On that day, 20% of all sales will be donated to the Booster Club for all the athletic teams.  All Day! It doesn’t matter if it’s eat it, carry out or delivery.


Help make a difference with Wildcat Wednesday, October 21st at Joes Pizza & Pasta.



Drive to Help Raise Money for FRANKLIN PARK Students


10/8/16-SALEM, IL— On Tuesday, 10/20/15, between 3:30 and 7:00, Max Dye Inc. will partner with parents and teachers at Franklin Park Middle school for a “Drive for the Kids” fundraiser to help raise money in support of the Bobcat Boosters.

During the school’s Bobcat Bash, parents and guests will have the opportunity to earn a $10 contribution for the school from the Chrysler brand, by taking a test drive in a new 2015 Town & Country, Chrysler 200 or Chrysler 300.  Any licensed driver, age 18 or older, may drive and earn $10 on the school’s behalf.

Max Dye Inc. will provide 2015 model Chrysler brand vehicles, along with volunteers from the dealership, to help the school with the fundraising test drives.

“We enjoy working with our local schools and are looking forward to the opportunity to support the kids at Franklin Park Middle School through our ‘Drive for the Kids’ program” said Kenny Detmer, sales associate at Max Dye Inc.  “The test drive takes only a few minutes, all of the funds raised go directly to the school, and it’s a great opportunity to check out and drive the 2015 Chrysler brand family of vehicles.”

All test-drive participants will also be entered into the 2015 National Giveaway for a chance to win $45,000 toward any eligible FCA US LLC Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Ram, FIAT, or Alfa Romeo vehicle.

The Chrysler brand introduced the “Drive for the Kids” program in 1993, and became the first automotive manufacturer to reach out in direct support of local schools. Since then, Chrysler dealers have worked with parents and educators across the nation to contribute over $6 million to schools located in communities where the Chrysler brand and its dealers do business. For more information, visit www.drive4kids.com.

Central City Wins First Ever State Softball Title...

COULTERVILLE - It was an exciting afternoon for the Central City Citians that finished with a first.  After trailing 4-3 late in the ball-game, Central City scored 4 runs in the sixth and held on to knock off New Athens for the school's first ever state championship after finishing third a year ago.  

The Citians found themselves down 4-3 when winning pitcher Raegan Branon knocked in her third run of the game with a fifth inning single to tie the game at 4.  Then in the sixth, Brianna Tarrlton came off the bench and delivered with runners on.  Tarrlton's groundout to 2nd base allowed the go-ahead run to score.

Central City would add more to the cause with a four run outburst in the inning including an RBI from leadoff hitter and 7th grader Jaz Myers.

Central City finishes the year at 22-2 under first year coach Ashley Johnson.  Branon finished the complete game 3-hitter on the mound allowing 0 earned runs in the game and struck out 12 New Athens hitters.  In the 3rd place game, Pinckneyville 204 defeated Century 6-2.

    In Class M softball from Pinckneyville Trico is state champion after their 7-2 win over Marissa.  Gorville shutout Nashville 10-0 for third place.

    In Class L softball at Centralia, Marion defeated Highland 6-2 to win the state title.  Collinsville defeated Johnston City 4-0 in the third place game.

    In the Class S baseball tournament, St Peter/Paul Catholic handed Altamont/St Peter Lutheran their only loss of the year winning 6-3 from Coulterville.  Steeleville took 3rd place with an 8-2 win over New Hope.

    In Class M baseball, Cobden is state champion after their 8-3 win over Albion.  Goreville won the third place game 2-0 over Gallatin County.


In Class L, Marion won the championship game 5-0 over Waterloo.  Wolf Branch defeated DuQuoin 10-3 for 3rd place.

Photo by Greg Maxey - WJBD Sports

Lady Cats Get Coach Gillett First Conference & Home Win...

SALEM - Salem used a balanced offensive attack led by senior captain Kelly Sager's 9 kills in their 3-set home win over Charleston losing the opener 25-27 before wins of 26-24 and 25-21.  Kayle Kloppedal, Cheyenne Goodwin, Haley Gregg and Rachel Powless each had 6 kills for Salem who made a winner at home and in the conference for the first time under first year head coach and Salem alumn Christy Gillett.

    The South Central lady Cougars improved to 21-4 with their 25-12, 25-10 win over Odin on the Cougars senior night at Farina.  Kendall Burleyson had 17 points and 6 aces along with 10 assists.  Emily Chapman's 5 kills led South Central who also got a win from their JV to improve them to 9-3.  

    In other action, Woodlawn rolled to a 25-12, 25-18 win over Wayne City.  Centralia defeated Carbondale in a back and forth contest 25-19, 25-22. 

KC Knocks Off RLC

KC Knocks Off RLC

INA - KC needed just three sets to defeat GRAC opponent  Rend Lake 25-12, 25-15, 25-18.  The Blue Angels scored 9 straight points in the first set to pull away, then after a tight start to the second set they used a 7-point run to help them to the win.  

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