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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Tamaroa is approximately 780 (1990), 638 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 341 (1990), 262 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tamaroa is 2.378 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tamaroa to Washington DC is 694 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 115 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tamaroa is positioned 38.13 degrees north of the equator and 89.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Tamaroa Historical Events

2001, February 3
Tamaroa Lady Indians Win State Tournament.
See a picture of the Championship team and a roster of the team. At 4:40 p.m. Saturday, the celebration officially began in Waugh Gymnasium at Rend Lake College. The Tamaroa (Grade School) Lady Indians, on the strength of Alicia Mason's (20) free throw with 2.5 seconds remaining, defeated Jefferson Rural School of Metropolis 31-30 in the championship game of the southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association (SIJHSAA) Class S Girls State Tournament.

The state title is the first-ever in girls basketball for TGS, finishing its banner season 23-3. Tamaroa won the Boys Class S State crown 25 years ago, the only other state championship in school history.

Mason's (20) free throw sealed the victory, but Becky Majewski (54) and Chelsey Cassity (40) also connected or key baskets in the final minutes as the Indians and Jefferson traded leads. TGS opened a pair of six-point margins during the second half, only to see Jefferson rally. Tamaroa also played comeback basketball, trailing by five in the third period. After Mason's free throw, the Lady Bobcats had on last chance to score. However, a shot from just past the half-line fell short.

2000, January 15
The Tamaroa Girls Basketball team won the Regional Tournaments which set their way to state final. The players included #20 Alicia Mason, #32 Elizabeth Harris, #22 Ashlee Provart, #44 Miranda Harris, #34 Sara Fronek, #54 Becky Majewski, #10 Alaina Mason, #14 Chelsey Cassity, #12 Crystal Brown, #30 Melissa Pearson, #52 Shea Hagston, #42 Jessica Burgess & #24 Jennifer Eisenhauer. The Girls Played a wonderful game and we are excited about going to state.

In 1988 it was decided to close the Tamaroa High School and consolidate with Pinckneyville.

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