Hardin County Jr. High Lady Cougars 4th in State, back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Chris McDowell, Assistant Coach Gary Lane, Assistant Coach Clay Cullum, Head Coach Darlene Littrell. Middle row: Hailey McDowell, Jacie Jones, Jaidan Fowler, Ava Bishop, Madison Mott, Kenly Pickering. Front row: Madalynn Dare, Melissa Winters, Lane Williams, Kyleigh Bebout and Mayson McDowell.

The Jr. High Lady Cougars made it to State! They played their first game in the state tournament on Monday, October 3, 2016 at Pinckneyville, IL against Johnston City, IL. The Lady Cougars won, with a score of 9-2 in the first step in their State tournament experience. The girls played again on Tuesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. against Trico and lost with a score of 7-3. The girls played their final game on Thursday, October 6 against South Central at Pinckneyville, where they lost that game, 6-5, but proudly earned the title of 4th in State.