Vilonia offers great opportunities for students to excel and grow in their athletic endeavors.  Our teams are coached by an exceptional collection of adults who look out for the whole student—mentally, physically, and emotionally.  Eagle Pride is still alive in Vilonia!  Currently, the following teams represent Vilonia High School:

Football


Boys Basketball

VHS Basketball head coach tim goers

Tim Goers, the head boys’ basketball coach for the Vilonia School District, is in his second year of teaching in the district. However, he has many years of teaching on and off the court.
Originally from Illinois, Goers said his father, Stephen Goers, coached basketball for more than 31 years and retired as the “winningest coach in Illinois.” Basketball, he said, has been a part of his life “ever since I can remember. It is very important to me.”
Goers is credited with turning around the Booneville School District program taking them into the state tournament for the first time in school history. Although he left the school for a while, he has coached at Booneville for a total of five years. Also, he served as an assistant coach in northern Illinois alongside his father.  He also served as a coach in Springfield, Illinois for a year and Ozark for two years. 
Goers attended college at Arkansas Tech. His wife Amy is from Fort Smith. She is now the Intermediate school Assistant Principal. The couple’s two sons, Grant and Mason, attend school in the district.


Girls Basketball

Coach Alvin Riley


Baseball

Head Coach Brad Wallace
Asst. Coach Justin Moore
Asst. Coach Kenny Waites

Baseball continues to thrive in the Vilonia School District.  Baseball is a game of repetition, and improving takes time and practice.  Our players are dedicated to working out and getting in shape not only in the off season but during the season.
This is the start of my sixth season at Vilonia. Check out the VHS Baseball page HERE.


Softball

The VHS Softball team is very competitive. We are usually contenders for the state championship every year. We were State Champions in 2007 and Conference Champions 2006, 2007, 2008 and Conference runners-up 2009. We may have the most talent this year that we have seen in a long time and expect to go far in the state tournament. The next few years will be an exciting time for the softball team.
— Kevin Sullivan, Softball coach

Volleyball

Haley Ashcraft
Megan Atkins
Kylie Balentine
Kenna Beaty
Sarah Brantley
Shelby Corder
Madison Daves
Callie Eary
Amanda East
Morgan Gray
Abby Hightower
Kylea Hightower
Talyn Lawrence
Cassidy Leach
Kylee Linton
Whitney Marr
Hannah Millsap
Lillian Osier
Kortanie Ruhland
Karli Thompson
Kristen Wade
Sydney Wader
Kaitlyn Weaver
Sydney Weaver
Victoria Wilbanks
Managers:McKenzie Metz & SylviaPiacentini

We are PUMPED about the 2015-2016 volleyball season Volleyball Team!


Cheer

The Vilonia Cheerleaders are organized to boost school unity, morale, and spirit.
It is an opportunity to obtain personal growth and leadership. Squad members must be dedicated to athleticism, performance, self-discipline and respect for the school, coaches, teammates and others. They must be good ambassadors both at school and when away. They are held at the highest level of accountability for grades, behavior and sportsmanship. They are dedicated athletes that continue to strive to improve cheerleading skills while practicing safety. Cheerleading at Vilonia is recognized as a sport.

The ultimate goal of the Vilonia cheer program is the pursuit of school pride—pride in being an Eagle and pride in being an academic and athletic leader. Cheerleaders strive to work together for the positive promotion of school athletics. Cheerleading at Vilonia is a privilege that allows us to serve our school, our community, and our squad!
 

Judy Cox, Head Coach
Kara Wimberly, Cheer Sponsor


Track

We pride ourselves on getting as many students as possible involved with the sport. Track is one of the sports that does not make cuts. Perspective athletes need only sign up ahead of time and they must continue to work hard every day.

We compete on in an indoor track from January through February and an outdoor track from March through May. Ninth graders usually compete with senior high during indoor track season, senior conference meet, and state meet. The average squad has 40 members.

Sr. Girls Coach John Steward

Sr. Boys Coach Michael Stout


Cross Country

We’re up and out early in the morning, running on the roads. We practice through the summer, and before the sun comes up once school starts. Most of our competitions are on Saturday mornings. There aren’t huge crowds of spectators when we race, but we run and we train and we compete. Our goal is to be the best we can be — as athletes, students, and citizens.
— John Allison

Coaches John Allison and Jana Sisson.


Tennis

The 2015-16 VHS Tennis Team:


Caleb Baker, Jacob Baker, Faith Burroughs, Jace Farrior, John Himes, Brittin Holman, Denver Hinson, Faith Johnson, Katie Johnson, Mitchell Longley, Brittany Mays, Kenzie Reeves, Hunter Neeley, Abbie White, Kassie Williams, Casey Williams


Bowling

Bowling coach Jonathan Oxner

Bowling gives students an opportunity to become involved with their high schools and teaches fundamentals for a lifetime sport.

The purpose of the Vilonia High School Bowling Club is to provide high school students an opportunity to experience the spirit of the team competition and community pride while participating in a sport they can enjoy for the rest of their lives. The sport allows any bowler, without regard to race, sex, or physical challenge, an opportunity to participate within a team environment. It also provides sanctioned high school bowling competition and provides opportunities for student bowlers to meet bowlers from other schools and travel to other bowling club facilities.

We encourage the families of our bowlers to travel to each meet to cheer our teams on! Our season is from November through February.
We are BEYOND PROUD of what our kids accomplished during this past season.


Golf

Coach Justin Moore

Coach Justin Moore

Coach: Justin Moore
2015-16 Golf Team
Paige Brown, Kathleen Hill, Madi Huskey, Grant Kremers, Austin Newell, Nancy Oliver, Stewart Prosser, Rachel Pruitt, and Aiden Ratliff.


Soccer

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Conference: 5A/6A North Central & 5A West

Girls soccer coach Michael Riba

This is the 9th year for the girls’ soccer in Vilonia. The season goes from March through the middle of May. Home games are played at the football field.

Vilonia Soccer is entering it’s 13th year of competition. Overall, the success of the soccer program has grown over the past few seasons. The girls team set a new record for wins and goals scored in the 2016 spring season, and we hope to improve on that even more as more seasons come and go.

We hold our tryouts for the soccer teams in May before school let’s out and any student is welcome to tryout, whether they have played soccer their entire lives or never touched a soccer ball. We hold a summer camp in July for about three weeks to get the players acquainted with one another and to go out and have fun playing soccer, as well as building on previous soccer skills and learning new ones. We then play in the fall club season from September to November (about 10 games) in order to stay in soccer shape to to ensure our skills don’t fall off during the fall semester.

We have a “no-cut” policy for the soccer program, as long as the student-athletes show up, try their absolute best, respect their teammates and coaches, and most importantly, HAVE FUN. Soccer is also one of the few sports where freshman get the opportunity to play at the Varsity level in their 9th grade year.

Our mission in the soccer program is to not only mold the student-athletes into great soccer players, but mold them into responsible, caring, motivated individuals and to help provide them with the skills they need to carry with them for life.
— Michael Riba, Coach

Swimming

The Vilonia High School Swim Team has grown to over 10 swimmers in the past few years. We practice at UCA twice a week and compete in swim meets from Dec. through Feb. We travel to various meets in central Arkansas and a few in northern Arkansas. We have had at least one swimmer qualify for the state meet every year since the team was started and others place at the district championships. Vilonia is currently in the central swim district and we compete with other schools regardless of classification.  This year the AAA has designated a separate division for schools in 1A-5A to compete in at the state championships.  This will allow our swimmers a better opportunity to place at the state level if they qualify for the state championships.

All students with basic swimming skills are welcome to participate.  Stroke technique, conditioning, and  teamwork are all an integral part of the team. Personal improvement and success is the main goal along with developing better swimming skills and having fun.

Any questions about the team can be directed to: Dianne King at the elementary school.