News and Announcements
Since joining the HOIC, a historically strong volleyball conference, the Eureka Hornets have yet to lose a regular season conference volleyball match. The Hornets will look to add to their string of conference titles this year when the HOIC volleyball season begins. Despite their unblemished regular season record, the Hornets’ success had not translated to the conference tournament until last season’s championship run. It should be another strong volleyball season for the HOIC in 2019.
The Eureka boys track and field team took 1st place at the 2019 McLean County/HOIC Track Meet on May 6th in Gibson City. Tremont finished 2nd and Lexington-Ridgeview and El Paso-Gridley tied for 3rd. El Paso-Gridley took the title in the girls meet with Eureka taking second and GCMS third. Congratulations to all the team and individual winners!
Meet results can be found here: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=359915&show=all
As part of its mission to provide high-quality professional development to educators and other school staff, the Heart of Illinois Conference offered a training and networking event for paraprofessionals, library and media specialists, and administrative assistants from HOIC schools on Friday Feb. 15th. Victoria Padilla and Kelly Nyert from ROE 17 presented to administrative assistants, Kelli Peterson from Woodford County Special Education Co-op presented to paraprofessionals, and library and media specialists met for networking and collaboration.
The HOIC provides professional development opportunities to its member schools on a regular basis with monthly teacher collaboration meetings. There are also larger-scale annual professional development events sponsored by the conference. Promoting and supporting professional development has been a key element of the HOIC since its formation and will continue to be in the future.
The top-seeds took the titles at the 2019 McLean County/HOIC Basketball Tournament. On the girls side, the Eureka girls defeated #7 EPG 41-37 to take the crown. #4 Ridgeview defeated #6 Fieldcrest to take 3rd place, #2 GCMS downed #5 Dee-Mack for 5th place, and #10 LeRoy defeated #9 Heyworth for the Consolation Championship.
In the 108th edition of the boys tournament, GCMS rallied late to top #6 EPG 40-36. #2 Dee-Mack defeated #4 Fieldcrest in the 3rd place game, #7 Eureka downed #5 LeRoy in the 5th place game, and #10 Flanagan-Cornell won the Consolation Championship over #9 Ridgeview.
Congratulations to the Heyworth Hornets for winning the 2019 HOIC Wrestling Duals. Heyworth finished 6-1 and won the head-to-head with LeRoy/Tri-Valley (also 6-1) for the title. Tremont and EPG finished 5-2.