Another game, another win for SLU’s Kelcie Matesa. Matesa pitched 5 innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 walks, and 3 earned runs, while striking out 2. The visiting Billikens beat the Charlotte 49ers 5-4 in the first game of the double header. The win brings her record to 7-3 on the year and SLU’s record […]
Anderson leads Miners to Conference win!
Miners’ softball got their first victory in the Prairie State Conference with a win over the Pawnee Indians tonight. Payton Anderson, junior, was a force at the plate today with a homerun in the bottom of the 5th inning that brought in two runs for the Miners. Pawnee tried to battle back in the final […]
Baseball gets first victory on season!
Miners’ baseball made a few adjustments after last night’s loss and came back strong tonight touching the plate 14 times. Even though the Miners stranded 11 runners tonight, they still managed to get their first win in the Prairie State Conference beating Mt. Olive Wildcats 14-9. Cort Hellmann, junior, made his debut start today. Hellmann […]
Miners fall to Auburn 12-7
The Miners jumped to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, but couldn’t hold off the Auburn Trojans as they fell 12-7. The Miners are now 0-2 on the season. Michael Bussman, a junior, started for the Miners on the mound and lasted 2 1/3 innings giving up 3 hits, 6 walks, and 3 earned […]
Freshman Ellen Gray sends the Trojans packing with walkoff double in the 8th
Miners softball snap a 2 game losing streak with the help of freshman Ellen Gray. The Miners stranded a base runner every inning tonight, but finally made Auburn Trojans pay in the bottom of the 8th when Ellen Gray hit a double to score Abbie Cline to end the game. With a total of 9 […]
GHS Girls’ Soccer at Home Tonight at 4:30
The GHS girls’ soccer team will be on full display tonight at 4:30 at the sports complex at Gillespie High School against the Staunton Bulldogs. Tonight’s game is the first for the girls at the new sports complex. Please come out and support the girls.
Kelcie Matesa – From the SCC to the A10
Not since Corrie Allan had a pitcher for GHS dominated the competition like Kelcie Matesa did during her 4 year career with the Miners. If there was a pitching record or softball award in the state of Illinois, Kelcie Matesa probably had it. While at Gillespie High School, she broke the IHSA career record for […]
Richardson smashes homerun, but Miners fall short
The Miners started their rally too late today in their loss to Edwardsville High School. The Miners had just 2 hits in the first 5 innings. The 6th inning they tried to turn it around but couldn’t muster enough hits to overcome the Tigers. Senior Denae Richardson smashed a homerun, but it wasn’t enough as […]
GHS softball splits in double header
The Miners started their softball morning off with a bang, scoring 14 runs in the first inning against Rockford. They eventually went on to score 14 more runs before they short gamed them after 5 strong innings with a final of 28-0. Sophomore Alexis Burns pitched the entire first game and ended with a perfect […]
2011 GHS Spring Sports’ Schedules
Click on the links below to print off your 2011 GHS Spring sports’ schedules. GHS High School Baseball GHS High School Softball GHS Girls’ Track GHS Boys’ Track GHS Girls’ Soccer
Miners lose a close one in the season opener
A leadoff walk in the bottom of the 7th inning turned into the game winning run for the Jerseyville Panthers, as they beat the Miners in their season opener 1-0. Senior Trae Wargo got the starting nod opening day for the Miners and pitched almost a perfect 6 innings giving up just 1 hit and […]
GHS Softball to Defend Regional Title
GHS Softball has begun and Coach Michelle Smith could possibly have the best team she has ever had. And that says a lot because not too long ago she coached Kelcie Matesa, now a star pitcher at St. Louis University. Coach Smith has high expectations for the girls this year and says the hard work […]
GHS Boys Soccer Trivia Night Attracts 100+
GHS Boys’ Soccer hosted a Trivia Night at the Gillespie Civic Center last Saturday. Boys’ Soccer is one of the last athletic programs at Gillespie High School that is still parent-funded. This means the program has to raise their own proceeds to support their program. Kent Tarro, fundraiser organizer, said 100 or more turned out […]
GHS Baseball in Search of Regional Title
GHS baseball is a right around the corner, and Coach Jeremy Smith has high hopes for a team that many are overlooking. Coach Smith, in his 2nd year of his head coaching tenure, played under Sam Stewart at GHS from 1999-2002 where he earned all-conference honors as a first baseman. With the help of Coach […]
GHS Girls Soccer 2011 Season Preview!
For a lot of athletes in our area the thaw of spring means hitting the soccer field! At a time when most only dare to begin to venture out doors with the faint glimpse of summer coming, somewhere around 40 girls and 2 dedicated coaches are running around in the still almost frozen mud! Running […]
2011 Gillespie High School Girls Soccer Schedule
Tue. Mar. 15 Staunton Away 5:30 Mar. 18, 19 Metro. Lutheran Tourney Away 4:00 Tue. Mar. 22 Staunton Home 4:30 Thur. Mar. 24 Jerseyville Away 4:30 Mon. Mar. 28 North Mac Away 5:00 Fri. April 1 Breese Central Away 4:30 Mon. April 4 Marquette Home 4:30 Fri. April 8 Greenville Away 4:30 Mon. […]
GHS Girls Track is Underway!
The GHS girls’ track season is quickly approaching, and according to Coach Burns this season could be a smashing success. Who will be your ‘star’ returners? Junior Loni Nicole Manalia will be the key star returner in the high & low hurdles and as well as the long jump. Senior, Stephanie Wernle will be the […]
Bank!!!! Gillespie Wins
With 4 seconds remaining in a tied ball game, senior center Michael Bussman banks in a free to give the Miners a 1 point win. In front of a packed house at The Pit, the Miners and Lincolnwood Lancers battled for 4 quarters before the Miners finally gutted it out. Etc. etc. etc…. Test. Test. […]
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