RECOGNIZING THE GOREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' SOFTBALL TEAM; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 93
(Extensions of Remarks - June 04, 2019)

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       RECOGNIZING THE GOREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' SOFTBALL TEAM

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                           HON. JOHN SHIMKUS

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 4, 2019

  Mr. SHIMKUS. Madam Speaker, I rise to congratulate the Goreville High 
School girls' softball team on winning the 2019 Illinois Class 1A 
championship. Goreville overcame the Glasford Illini Bluffs by a score 
of 4-2 in seven innings. This win marked the season with a 29-9 overall 
record for the Blackcats.
  The team's overall tenacity and determination were observed through 
the commanding victories during postseason action. Throughout all of 
the postseason bracket games, the lady Blackcats scored over 70 runs as 
a team, causing many games to end early due to the run rule. This is 
Goreville's second state championship title in three years.
  Head Coach Shanna Green conditioned the team with a spirit of 
competition and passion of working for one another. In the championship 
game, the Blackcats only committed one error and batted an impressive 
.346 as a team.
  It is an honor for me to extend my profound congratulations to the 
entire team which includes Abigail King, Kelsey Ray, Miley Kwiatkowski, 
Emma Vaughn, Kyleigh Massey, Ellie Grammer, Cheyenne Walker, Chloe 
Wolaver, Alexandria King, Adrianna Licka, Destani Bennett, Samantha 
Licka, and Payton Sopczak.
  Madam Speaker, the athletes, coaching staff, and the community should 
be proud of their accomplishments. I wish the graduating seniors the 
best in their future endeavors and best of luck to those returning for 
a chance of a third state title in four years.

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