The Lady Rockets Volleyball game scheduled for Thursday night against Albion has been postponed. This game will be made up on Wednesday, February 16 with the C-game at 5:15 pm.
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January Students of the Month
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2 schools - 1 goal.
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Regional Champions!!!
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On Saturday, January 29th, the Yellow Jackets C-team competed in the Clay City C-team tournament.  In the first game, the Yellow Jackets ran into a buzz saw from Newton St. Thomas.  St. Thomas led 20-0 after one quarter and 27-0 at halftime.  In the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets did get on the board but still trailed 36-2.  The fourth quarter was more of the same and the Yellow Jackets fell to the Consolation Bracket by the final score of 42-2.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets was Ryland Houchin with 2 points. In the win or go home game, the Yellow Jackets took on West Salem.  After one quarter, the Yellow Jackets jumped on top 8-2 and never relinquished the lead.  At halftime, it was the Yellow Jackets on top 15-6.  West Salem won the third quarter, but the Yellow Jackets still led 19-11.  Neither ballclub could muster a point in the fourth quarter and the Yellow Jackets won 19-11.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were:  Ryland Houchin with 15 points, TJ Singh with 2 points, and Jaxon Morris with 2 points. With the win, the Yellow Jackets moved into the Consolation Championship against Albion.  In the first quarter, Albion jumped out to a 10-4 lead and by halftime it was 21-4.  The third quarter was tough on the Yellow Jackets and Albion led 33-7 with six minutes left to play.  Albion won the fourth quarter and the game by the final score of 38-9.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were:  Ryland Houchin with 4 points, TJ Singh with 3 points, and Teagan Polston with 2 points.  The Yellow Jackets gave it their best shot, but were not able to come away with the trophy.  The season concluded today for the C-team, as they finished the season 6-6.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
On Thursday, January 27th, Yellow Jackets Basketball traveled to Lincoln Trail College in Robinson for the Class S Regional Semi-final game against West Salem.  In the first quarter, the Yellow Jackets struggled to find their rhythm, but did lead 12-9 to end the quarter.  In the second quarter, more precisely the last two minutes of the first half, the Yellow Jackets found a spark and led at halftime 27-18.  The third quarter was another tough quarter, but the Yellow Jackets did increase their lead to 37-26.  In the final frame, the Yellow Jackets were able to hold on and defeat West Salem by the final score of 47-35.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were:  Elliott Acree with 19 points, Rhett Andrews with 12 points, Brendan Bowser with 7 points, Will Freeland with 6 points, and Brady Porter with 3 points.  The Yellow Jackets did score in double digits every quarter, while holding West Salem to zero quarters of double digit points.  The crazy thing about this game is that I didn't feel we played real well in any phase of the game.  We have got to rebound and play with a lot more intensity on Monday, or we will find ourselves bounced from the tournament.  But in the end, we played well enough to survive and advance.  The Yellow Jackets are now 12-9 on the season.  Next up:  Regional Championship game on Monday at 6 pm against St. Joe.  The Yellow Jackets will be going for their third straight Regional Championship, but this time as the under-dog 2-seed.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
Allendale School held its annual Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 26th. Ashleigh McGinnis, after 28 rounds, defeated Conner McGinnis by spelling the word ‘granules’ correctly. Outstanding job by all who competed, but congratulations to Ashleigh who will represent AJHS in the next round of the Spelling Bee competition on zoom.
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Congratulations to Rhett Andrews, as he has been named the 8th grade Chapter winner for the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest.
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Yellow Jackets Basketball traveled to Cisne for a B-team tournament on Friday, January 21st and Saturday, January 22nd.  In the first game on Friday, the Yellow Jackets tangled with NCOE.  After one quarter, it was 11-2 in favor of NCOE.  At halftime, it was 23-6 with NCOE in the lead.  After three quarters of play, NCOE still lead 31-10.  Final score showed NCOE winning the game 35-12.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were:  Tim Harness with 10 points and Ryland Houchin with 2 points. With the loss to NCOE, this pushed the Yellow Jackets to the Consolation Bracket to play New Hope on Saturday morning.  It was a rough morning for the Yellow Jackets as they trailed 19-0 after one quarter and 33-0 at halftime.  After three quarters of play, New Hope led 37-3.  The final score showed New Hope winning the game 43-5.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were:  Ryland Houchin with 2 points, Tim Harness with 2 points, and Levi Potts with 1 point.  The Yellow Jackets B-team ended the season with a 1-15 record. Next up:  Yellow Jackets A-team in SIJHSAA Regional play at Lincoln Trail College on Thursday, January 27th against West Salem.  The Yellow Jackets are the 2-seed and West Salem is the 3-seed.  The game will be at 7:15 pm.  For the C-team, they will be in the Clay City Tournament on Saturday, January 29th.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
On Wednesday, January 19th, Yellow Jackets Basketball traveled to Albion for its final regular season game.  In the B-game, Albion won the game 39-7.  Tough game for the B-team, as they suited up on five players to play the whole game.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets was Tim Harness with 7 points.  The B-team is now 1-13 on the season. In the A-game, the Yellow Jackets fell in defeat by the final score of 61-33.  The final score isn't indicative of how well the Yellow Jackets played for the first two and a half quarters.  The game was tied 11-11 after one quarter and 21-21 at halftime.  In the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets jumped out on top quickly, but the wheels fell off the bus and Albion took a commanding lead after three quarters, 47-28.  The Yellow Jackets were not able to get the ship going in the right direction in the fourth quarter and could not get the win.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were:  Elliott Acree with 12 points, Brady Porter with 6 points, Kasen Dulgar with 5 points, Rhett Andrews with 5 points, Cameron Kolb with 3 points, and Will Freeland with 2 points.  The A-team is now 11-9 on the season. Next up:  B-team in the Cisne Tournament on Friday, January 21st and Saturday, January 20th.  For the A-team, their next game is Thursday, January 27th at Lincoln Trail College in the Regional against West Salem at 7:15 pm.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
On January 18th, Yellow Jackets Basketball traveled to West Salem for non-conference play.  In the B-game, the boys played short-handed and did really well.  After one quarter, West Salem led 6-4.  At halftime, the game was tied at 8-8.  It stayed tied after three quarters, 14-14.  In the fourth quarter, West Salem was able to get the victory by the final of 19-16.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were:  Tim Harness with 10 points, Teagan Polston with 4 points, and TJ Singh with 2 points.  The B-team is now 1-12 on the season. In the A-game, the Yellow Jackets came out strong and led 11-5 after one quarter.  In the second quarter, the Yellow Jackets stayed consistent and led 20-10 at halftime.  Coming out of the locker room, the Yellow Jackets again extended their lead to 34-22.  In the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets missed too many freethrow, but still got the victory by the final score of 40-31.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were:  Will Freeland with 10 points, Rhett Andrews with 9 points, Brady Porter with 8 points, Brendan Bowser with 7 points, Kasen Dulgar with 4 points, and Cameron Kolb with 2 points.  The A-team is now 11-8 on the season. Next up:  Wednesday, January 19th at Albion.  The B-game will begin at 6 pm.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
As of right now, we will be in school tomorrow. We are very thin on instruction and supervision, so please understand this may change at any time. If your child is sick, PLEASE keep him/her home. Thank you.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
Boys Basketball at West Salem on Tuesday is still on for a B-game at 6 pm and A-game to follow. No C-game. Bus will leave St. Mary’s at 4:45 pm and Allendale at 5:00 pm.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
Good afternoon. Allendale School will be taking an Emergency Day on Tuesday, January 18th. There will not be remote learning or breakfast/lunch available. This is an Emergency Day. For various reasons, we will not have enough personnel to properly provide supervision and instruction. So again, we will not be in school on Tuesday, January 18th for an emergency day. Extra-curricular activities are still on for now. Parents, if your child is currently in quarantine or isolation, please call the school before 9:00 am on Tuesday to inform us of their status and date to return to school.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
On Saturday, January 15th, Yellow Jackets Basketball played in the Consolation Championship game of the Diocesan Tournament against All Saints (Breese). The Yellow Jackets came out hot and led after one quarter 19-9. All Saints would win the second quarter, but the Yellow Jackets still led 29-22 at halftime. The third quarter was owned by the Yellow Jackets, as they led 45-28 going into the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets held serve and won the game 50-35. Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were: Elliott Acree with 19 points, Brendan Bowser with 11 points, Brady Porter with 9 points, Rhett Andrews with 7 points, Kasen Dulgar with 3 points, and Will Freeland with 1 point. The Yellow Jackets finished the Diocesan Tournament with record of 2-1 and brought home the Consolation Champions plaque. Overall, the Yellow Jackets are now 10-8 on the season. Next up: at West Salem for non-conference action on Tuesday, January 18th with the C-game at 5:15 pm.
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On Saturday, January 15th, Yellow Jackets Basketball played Immaculate Conception in the Consolation Bracket of the Diocesan Tournament.  The Yellow Jackets started out sluggish and looked like they were not awake for the 9:00 am game, but things quickly changed after getting down 8-0.  After one quarter of play, it was ICS in the lead 10-8.  But, a huge second quarter spurred the Yellow Jackets to a 29-14 lead at halftime.  In the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets started slow again, but was able to keep pace and led 44-27 with seven minutes to play.  The Yellow Jackets would again keep pace in the quarter and won the game 58-44.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were:  Elliott Acree with 16 points, Rhett Andrews with 16 points, Brady Porter with 15 points, Kasen Dulgar with 4 points, Will Freeland with 4 points, Brendan Bowser with 2 points, and Cameron Kolb with 1 point.  The Yellow Jackets are 9-8 overall and will now play in the Consolation Championship at 6:00 pm against All Saints.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
On Friday, January 14th, Yellow Jackets Basketball traveled to Immaculate Conception School in Columbia, Illinois to take on OLMC Herrin in the first round of the Diocesan Tournament.  The Yellow Jackets jumped out on top early in the game and led 9-1, but OLMC got on a long hot streak and made it close at the end of one quarter.  The Yellow Jackets led 11-10 at the end of the first quarter, but OLMC continued red hot shooting in the second period and they led 27-16 at halftime.  The second half didn't see much scoring from either team, but OLMC still led after three quarters 29-20.  The Yellow Jackets tried everything possible in the fourth quarter to have a chance, but wasn't able to convert on four straight possessions and lost in the end 33-26.  Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were:  Elliott Acree with 13 points, Rhett Andrews with 9 points, Kasen Dulgar with 2 points, and Brendan Bowser with 2 points.  We just couldn't shut down the hot streak OLMC had late into the first quarter and into the second quarter.  We literally tried every defensive set we have to stop it, but they kept putting the ball into the hole at an alarming rate.  Overall, our defense was really good.  We only gave up 33 points.  We need to rebound better and find ways to put the ball in the basket.  The Yellow Jackets are now 8-8 on the season and will play Saturday morning against Immaculate Conception School in the Consolation bracket at 9:00 am.  If the Yellow Jackets win in the morning, they will play at 6:00 pm in the Consolation Championship.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
On Thursday, January 13th, Yellow Jackets Basketball traveled to Lincoln Trail College to take on New Hebron in non-conference action. In the C-game, the Yellow Jackets scored all of their points in the second half of the game to defeat New Hebron 8-0. Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were: TJ Singh with 4 points, Ryland Houchin with 2 points, and Jaxon Morris with 2 points. The C-team is now 5-4 on the season. In the B-game, the Yellow Jackets struggled out of the gate and trailed 9-2 in the first quarter and 18-3 at halftime. They got it going a little better in the second half and trailed 25-7 after three quarters. The final score showed New Hebron winning 30-11. Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were: Tim Harness with 9 points and Landon Wilford with 2 points. The B-team is now 1-11 on the season. In the A-game, the Yellow Jackets stormed out to a commanding 12-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. At halftime, the Yellow Jackets led 23-6. The third quarter was the best of the night, as the Yellow Jackets extended their lead to 37-10. In the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets finished strong and won the game 45-16. Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were: Elliott Acree with 9 points, Brendan Bowser with 7 points, Rhett Andrews with 7 points, Kasen Dulgar with 6 points, Will Freeland with 5 points, Brady Porter with 4 points, Karson Ash with 3 points, and Tim Harness with 2 points. The Yellow Jackets are now 8-7 on the season. Next up: Yellow Jackets A-team will compete in the Diocesan Tournament in Columbia, Illinois this weekend. On Friday, January 14th, the Yellow Jackets will open tournament play against OLMC Herrin at 6:15 pm.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
Good afternoon. Allendale School will be taking an Emergency Day on Friday, January 14th. There will not be remote learning or breakfast/lunch available. This is an Emergency Day. Covid numbers are on the rise and a part of our situation, but definitely not all of it. For various reasons, we will not have enough personnel to properly provide supervision and instruction. So again, we will not be in school on Friday, January 14th for an emergency day. Nor will we be in school on Monday, January 17th due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I will update at some point on Monday concerning next week. Extra-curricular activities are still on for now.
4 months ago, Bob Bowser
School-wide fundraiser on January 24th at Twin Rivers. Dine-in or carry-out! Proceeds to go directly to elementary and junior high for field trips.
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