PRELIMINARY DEER HARVEST NUMBERS FOR FIRST FIREARM SEASON
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports that hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 66,126 deer during the opening weekend of the 2009 firearm season. This number is less than the total for 2008, which was 71,894. Forest Wildlife Program Manager Paul Shelton said, "Standing corn was a significant factor affecting hunter success." In Bond County, 566 deer were harvested. Totals in surrounding counties show Clinton County 581, Fayette County 1336, and Madison County 638. The second firearm season will be December 3-6.
COMETS FOOTBALL ALL CONFERENCE PLAYERS
Not only was this another great year for the Greenville Comet's football team, 3 Comets made the All-State team, Brian Doll made the first team, making honorable mention was Todd Eaton and Devin Meisinger. Several Comets made the South Central All-Conference football team. Players selected to the first team included Todd Eaton at quarterback, Brian Doll at running back, Logan Dorries as an offensive lineman, Colin Parr as a defensive lineman, Devin Meisinger as a linebacker and Michael Cripe as a defensive back. Comet players who made the second team are, Dannon Young at wide receiver, Colin Parr at offensive lineman and Blake Tebbe at linebacker. The Comets finished the regular season unbeaten and made it to the IHSA class 3A Semi-Finals before losing. They finished the season at 12-1.