Highland: Sports

Sports Briefs


Player Development Program

The Mississippi Valley Conference Hockey Association (MVCHA), in association with the Highland Bulldogs Hockey Club, is holding a player development program for ice hockey. The program consists of eight sessions for the low price of $80 total plus each player must be registered with USAHockey. The sessions, which began on Nov. 1, are on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m. at East Alton Ice Arena on the following dates: Nov. 8, 15, 22 and Dec. 6, 13, and 20th.

The session on Sunday, Nov. 29 will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. This camp is offered to sixth graders through high school and is for kids who have never played hockey and are interested in learning to play this exciting sport. Local area high school coaches will be the camp instructors. There is no experience or equipment required. If you are interested, please contact Scott Korte with the Highland Bulldogs Hockey Club at 618-514-2262 or skorte@pyramidelectrical.com for more information.


Bulldog Junior Wrestling Club registration

The Highland Bulldog Junior Wrestling Club is holding registration for the 2015-16 season for boys and girls ages 4-14. The cost is $65for the first child, $50 for the second in the same family and the third child in the same family is free. The cost includes the club fee and registration with the IKWF (Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation).

All new wrestlers must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Practices will be held at the Madison County Fair Expo Hall, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings form 6 to 8p.m. The first practice will be Monday, Nov. 9.

Registration will be available the first week of practice at the Madison Co. Fair Expo Hall.

For more information, contact the following: President Reanna Ohren at 618-971-8599, Vice President Amber Waughtel 505-259-8494, or head coach Brett Merkle at 618-978-3640.

Youth Soccer

Premiere Soccer Club tryouts

The Premiere Soccer Club will hold tryouts for high school boys teams (15U-18U) on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Glik Park training field in Highland.

Tryouts for non-rostered players. Rostered players need a current coach’s signed permission.

In case of inclement weather, visit pscillinois.com for up to date information on tryout changes.

College Volleyball

Kathryn Torre leads GSC in blocks per set

West Florida junior Kathryn Torre currently leads the Gulf South Conference in blocks per set (1.07) and has tallied 87 blocks in 81 sets this season for the No. 23-ranked Argonauts. During Torre’s final season at State College of Florida in 2013, she ranked 13th in the NJCAA in blocks per set (1.30). The West Florida junior redshirted last season and is the only player to start all 25 matches this season for the Argonauts, who have been ranked in American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll for eight straight weeks.

College Golf

Vonder Haar helps Rose-Hulman finish second HCAC

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Hayley Vonder Haar helped the women’s golf team place second in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship, held Oct. 10 and 11 at Aston Oaks Golf Course.

Vonder Haar earned all-conference honors to to help Rose-Hulman earn runner-up honors in the HCAC Women’s Golf Championship. The 2012 graduate of Highland High School collected her third career all-league award with a career-best finish of fourth at the conference tournament, after carding rounds of 87 and 86.

Vonder Haar becomes just the second player in school history to earn three career all-conference awards in women’s golf, matching the feat first accomplished by 2010 graduate Stephanie Harrington.

Gramlich helps Millikin finish sixth in CCIW

Millikin senior Codi Gramlich helped the women’s golf team finish in sixth place at the 2015 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Women’s Golf Championships, played October 1-3 at Red Tail Golf Course in Decatur.

Gramlich finished in 24th place individually with a three-round score of 267.