News and Announcements


Congratulations to the Tri-Valley volleyball team for completing a 12-0 undefeated regular season to win the Heart of Illinois Conference volleyball championship. Dee-Mack and EPG were both 10-2 to finish as runners up. With the regular season complete, tournament seeds have been set.

  1. Tri-Valley, #2 Dee-Mack, and #3 EPG all get first round byes. Tri-Valley will face the winner of #8 Fieldcrest and #9 Tremont. Dee-Mack will get the winner of #7 Eureka and #10 Heyworth, and EPG will face the winner of #6 GCMS and #11 Ridgeview. Other matches include #4 Flanagan-Cornell vs #13 Fisher and #5 Lexington vs #12 LeRoy.

The McLean County/HOIC Volleyball Tournament takes place at Dee-Mack High School October 22, 24, and 26.


The EPG boys golf team won the 2019 HOIC Golf Tournament by a comfortable 20 strokes over 2nd place Tri-Valley. GCMS finished 3rd and Eureka came in 4th.

Led by 4 golfers placing in the top 5 overall, the Tri-Valley girls won the girls tournament by 26 strokes over EPG. Eureka finished 3rd and LeRoy was 4th.

Good luck to all the golf teams in the postseason.


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:


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.