Prep Roundup (Sept. 20)

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By Andrew Harner

Lady Bombers take seventh at Vandalia Tourney

Brownstown beat Beecher City, 25-20, 25012, in the seventh-place game of the Vandalia Tournament on Saturday.

Dani Austin and Courtney Howard each had nine kills during the tournament to pace Brownstown’s offense, while Brittany Kistler had five service aces and 32 digs, and Michaela Walk had 17 assists.

In pool play, the Lady Bombers (3-9) lost to Vandalia, 25-11, 25-13; Carlyle, 25-22, 25-16; and East Alton-Wood River, 25-12, 25-12.

Tournament stats
Kills: Austin, 9; Howard, 9; Shenisa Dunn, 7; Bethany Oberlink, 6; Chelsey Lange, 4; Lakin Evans, 3; Tara Johnson, 2.
Aces: Kistler, 5; Katie Kroll, 2; Lange, 2.
Assists: Walk, 19; Kroll, 7.
Blocks: Oberlink, 2; Austin, 1; Howard, 1.
Digs: Kistler, 32; Johnson, 14; Oberlink, 10; Lange, 7.
Record: 3-9

Lady Vandals lose two at Hillsboro

Vandalia's freshmen volleyball team was unable to make the playoffs of the Hillsboro Freshmen Tournament on Saturday.

The Lady Vandals split with Hillsboro, 8-25, 25-13, and lost to Pana, 12-25, 12-25, placing third in their pool due to points scored.

The team's record for the season is 1-3-2, after splitting with Litchfield on Tuesday, 25-22, 14-25.

VYO football goes 3-1 at Pana

The Jr. Vandals went 3-1 at VYO football games in Pana on Saturday.

The fifth-grade squad lost, 12-8.

The sixth-grade squad won, 12-6.

The seventh-grade squad won, 30-0.

The eighth-grade squad won, 30-24.

This Saturday, the Jr. Vandals will be hosting Hillsboro. Games begin at 11 a.m.

Eighth-graders split at Old Capitol

The Vandalia eighth-grade girls basketball team went 1-1 on Tuesday at the Old Capitol Classic.

Seventh-grade scores were not reported.

Pocahontas 27
Vandalia 26
Points: Molly Kern, 8; Emma Meyer, 6; Jensen Hollinshead, 6; Madison Klanke, 4; Sarah Bigelow, 1; Lindsey Dagen, 1.

Vandalia 25
Mulberry Grove 6
Points: Meyer, 10; Hollinshead, 4; Anna Miller, 4; Klanke, 3; Bigelow, 2; Maddie Wilkerson, 2.

South Central tops St. Anthony

In a rematch of last season’s first-round sectional game, South Central was able to come out on top of St. Anthony, 4-3, on Tuesday for a National Trail Conference win.

Senior Dan Diss struck out eight in a complete-game win, and Noah Powless was 3-for-3 with an RBI at the plate.

Ben Hecht hit a home run for St. Anthony in the top of the first inning, but three runs for South Central in the
bottom of the fourth and another in the fifth gave the Cougars (12-3, 6-0 NTC) the victory.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
South Central 4
St. Anthony 3
SA: 1-0-0-0-2-0-0—3-5-2
SC: 0-0-0-3-1-0-X—4-7-1
WP: Diss (4-1); 7 IP, 8 K
LP: Gardewine; 5 1/3 IP, 4 K
Cougars: Powless, 3-for-3, RBI; Kyle Bray, 1-for-3; Heath Hoffmann, 1-for-3; Dylan Smith, 1-for-3.
Record: 12-3 (6-0 NTC)

Brownstown again beats Beecher City

Four days after dispatching Beecher City in the Vandalia Tournament, the Lady Bombers again beat their conference rival on Tuesday, winning, 25-15, 25-14.

Bethany Oberlink had five kills, and Michaela Walk and Dani Austin each had five aces to lead the Lady Bombers (5-9, 1-5 National Trail Conference, 3-2 Egyptian-Illini Conference).

Oberlink and Courtney Howard each had three blocks during the match.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Brownstown 25, B. City 15
Brownstown 25, B. City 14
Kills: Oberlink, 5; Austin, 4; Howard, 3; Lakin Evans, 2; Tara Johnson, 2.
Aces: Austin, 5; Walk, 5; Johnson, 2; Brittany Kistler, 2.
Assists: Walk, 7; Shelby Rine, 5.
Blocks: Howard, 3; Oberlink, 3.
Record: 5-9 (1-5 NTC, 3-2 EIC)

Lady Cougars pick up NTC victory

South Central improved to 4-1 in the National Trail Conference volleyball standings on Monday after defeating Stew-Stras, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17.

Senior Kallie Garrett pounded out 11 kills to lead the attack for the Lady Cougars (11-3, 4-1 NTC), and seniors Lincoln Brasel (eight) and Kellie Crain (six) were right behind.

Senior Riley Williams had a pair of service aces, and senior Natalie Chapman led the team with 12 assists, while sophomore Maria Brasel added 10.

Monday, Sept. 17
South Central 25, Stew-Stras 17
Stew-Stras 25, South Central 23
South Central 25, Stew-Stras 17
Kills: Garrett, 11; L. Brasel, 8; Crain, 6; M. Brasel, 5; Lexi Schafer, 3; Chapman, 2; Jaci Rothe, 1.
Aces: Williams, 2; Chapman, 1.
Assists: Chapman, 12; M. Brasel, 10; Taylor Keen, 8; Garrett, 1.
Record: 11-3 (4-1 NTC)
JV: South Central won, 25-12, 25-15, to move to 6-0.
F/S: South Central won, 25-11, 25-14 to move to 2-0-1.

St. Elmo falls in completion of suspended game

The Eagles weren’t able to break the 0-0 tie in a National Trail Conference game against Stew-Stras that was suspended on Sept. 7, falling to the Comets, 1-0.

Originally suspended after six innings, Stew-Stras kept St. Elmo (6-6, 3-5 NTC) scoreless in the top of the seventh and then scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice with one out in the bottom of the frame.

Following that game, the teams played a non-conference game, and Stew-Stras won, 8-5.

Senior Connor Beasley had a home run and a double for the Eagles (6-7), but the Comets scored at least two runs in three different innings to secure the win.

Garrett Bartels and Dalton Parks also doubled for St. Elmo.

Monday, Sept. 17
Stew-Stras 1
St. Elmo 0
SE: 0-0-0-0-0-0-0—0-3-0
SS: 0-0-0-0-0-0-1—1-5-1
WP: Vonderheide; 7 IP, 12 K
LP: Noah Flowers (1-1); 7+ IP, 2 K
Eagles: Beasley, 2-for-3; Malachi Maxey, 1-for-3.
Record: 6-6 (3-5 NTC)

Monday, Sept. 17
Stew-Stras 8
St. Elmo 5
SE: 2-2-0-0-0-1-0—5-9-2
SS: 3-0-2-0-0-3-X—8-8-0
WP: Bugger; 3 IP, 3 K
LP: Parks (1-2); 5 IP, 3 K
Eagles: Beasley, 2-for-4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI; Nick Bauer, 2-for-3, RBI; Bartels, 1-for-3, 2B, RBI; Parks, 1-for-4, 2B; Ben Davis, 1-for-4, RBI; Levi Maxey, 1-for-3; M. Maxey, 1-for-4.
Record: 6-7

T-Town again beats South Central

Teutopolis again was able to beat South Central on Saturday, taking down the Cougars, 13-6, at the North Clay Showcase.

The Wooden Shoes earlier defeated South Central, 10-4, on Sept. 10.

Sophomore Noah Powless homered for the Cougars (11-3), and Drake Ritter tripled.

Kyle Bray took the loss, striking out three in six innings of work, while allowing 11 earned runs on 14 hits.

Saturday, Sept. 15
Teutopolis 13
South Central 6
S: 2-1-0-0-0-2-1—6-7-2
T: 1-0-2-5-2-3-X—13-14-1
WP: Probst; 1 2/3 IP, 3 K
LP: Bray (3-1); 6 IP, 3 K
Cougars: Powless, 1-for-4, HR, RBI; Ritter, 1-for-3, 3B, RBI; Bray, 2-for-4, 2 RBI; Dan Diss, 2-for-3, RBI.
Record: 11-3

St. Elmo falls in NTC contest

The Eagles had just three hits against Windsor on Friday, losing the National Trail Conference game, 3-0.

Senior Connor Beasley took his second loss of the season for the Eagles (6-5, 3-4 NTC), but pitched well, tossing seven innings and striking out nine.

Friday, Sept. 14
Windsor 3
St. Elmo 0
W: 1-0-1-0-0-0-1—3-7-0
S: 0-0-0-0-0-0-0—0-3-1
WP: White; 7 IP, 11 K
LP: Beasley (4-2); 7 IP, 9 K
Eagles: Garrett Bartels, 1-for-3; Noah Flowers, 1-for-3; Dalton Parks, 1-for-3.
Record: 6-5 (3-4 NTC)

Patoka closes regular-season schedule with win

In the final regular-season game of the fall, the Patoka baseball team came away with a close 5-4 win last Thursday at Sandoval.

Junior Ryan Miller had three hits for Patoka (11-2), and junior Johnnie Clift had a double and an RBI triple.

Senior Quinn Wadkins (3-1) earned a complete-game win for Patoka, striking out eight.

Thursday, Sept. 14
Patoka 5
Sandoval 4
WP: Wadkins (3-1)
LP: Crawford
P: 3-0-1-0-0-0-1—5-5-1
S: 0-0-0-0-4-0-0—4-5-1
Warriors: Miller, 3-for-3; Clift, 2-for-3, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 runs, SB; Jake Orrell, 2 BB, sac fly, run, RBI, SB; Clinton Hood, run, SB; Wadkins, run.
Record: 11-2

South Central picks up conference volleyball win

Seniors Kallie Garrett and Lincoln Brasel each had eight kills for the second straight match to lead South Central to a 25-14, 25-9 National Trail Conference win against Dieterich last Thursday.

Lexi Schafer added three service aces, and Maria Brasel and Natalie Chapman each had nine assists for the Lady Cougars (7-2, 3-1 NTC).

Thursday, Sept. 14
South Central 25, Dieterich 14
South Central 25, Dieterich 9
Kills: L. Brasel, 8; Garrett, 8; Kellie Crain, 5; Schafer, 2; Chapman, 1; Jaci Rothe, 1.
Aces: Schafer, 3; M. Brasel, 2; Macie Cain, 1; Crain, 1.
Assists: M. Brasel, 9; Chapman, 9; Taylor Keen, 2; Rothe, 1.
Record: 7-2 (2-1 NTC)
JV: South Central won, 25-14, 25-11, to move to 5-0.

Cougars win big against former rival

Three home runs powered South Central’s baseball team to a 22-7 win against former Midland Trail Conference rival Odin last Thursday.

Austin Schwarm hit two long balls for the Cougars, for seven RBI, and Noah Powless added another homer, as the Cougars (11-2) pounded out 27 hits in the game.

Fischer Tharp, Dylan Smith and Drake Ritter each had three hits in the game, and all 16 players who played had at least one.

Thursday, Sept. 13
South Central 22
Odin 7
S: 3-1-13-5-4—22-27-6
O: 0-0-2-2-3—7-11-4
WP: Powless (3-0)
Cougars: Schwarm, 2-for-3, 2 HR, 7 RBI; Powless, 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI; Smith, 3-for-4, 2 RBI; Ritter, 3-for-4, RBI; Tharp, 3-for-4, RBI; Hoffmann, 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Bray, 2-for-3, 2B, RBI; Ratermann, 2-for-2; Peters, 1-for-1, 2 RBI; Meyer, 1-for-3, RBI; Henken, 1-for-3, RBI; Harmeier, 1-for-1, RBI; Holmes, 1-for-2, RBI; Diss, 1-for-3; Sproat, 1-for-2; Keen, 1-for-2.
Record: 11-2

Lady Eagles suffer first NTC loss

St. Elmo lost at Stew-Stras last Thursday for its first National Trail Conference loss of the season.

In the 24-26, 20-25 defeat, senior Savannah Feezel had 10 kills and two solo blocks for the Lady Eagles (8-4, 3-1 NTC).

St. Elmo had no aces in the match, but had 29 digs as a team.

Thursday, Sept. 14
Stew-Stras 26, St. Elmo 24
Stew-Stras 25, St. Elmo 20
Kills: Feezel, 10; Megan Maxey, 5; Perry Manley, 3; Katie Stites, 2; Heather Seibert, 1.
Assists: Manley, 13; Maxey, 2; Gabi Moore, 1.
Blocks: Feezel, 2.
Digs: Seibert, 8; Manley, 7; Moore, 6; Maxey, 4; Feezel, 2; Stites, 2.
Record: 8-4 (3-1 NTC)

Lady Bombers fall to St. Anthony

Brownstown was unable to pick up its first National Trail Conference win last Thursday, falling to St. Anthony, 24-26, 16-25.

Bethany Oberlink paced the attack, with four kills, and Lakin Evans and Dani Austin each had two aces for the Lady Bombers (2-6, 0-5 NTC).

Senior Brittany Kistler had 10 digs, her second highest total of the season.

Thursday, Sept. 14
St. Anthony 26, Brownstown 24
St. Anthony 25, Brownstown 16
Kills: Oberlink, 4; Austin, 3; Tara Johnson, 3; Courtney Howard, 2; Chelsey Lange, 2.
Aces: Austin, 2; Evans, 2; Oberlink, 1.
Assists: Shelby Rine, 5; Michaela Walk, 5.
Blocks: Oberlink, 2; Austin, 1; Howard, 1.
Digs: Kistler, 10.
Record: 2-6 (0-5 NTC)

Patoka earns 10th win of the season

The Warriors picked up their 10th win of the season last Wednesday, beating Webber, 8-7, in 10 innings.

Senior Jake Orrell drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 10th for the winning run.

Webber had a 3-0 lead after three innings, but Patoka scored five times in the top of the fourth. Webber then tied the game in the bottom of the frame.

The Warriors (10-2) scored twice in the fifth, but Webber added a pair in the sixth to force extra innings.

Junior Clinton Hood (3-1) threw 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win.

Box score
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Patoka 8
Webber 7
P: 0-0-0-5-2-0-0-0-0-1—8-7-2
W: 0-0-3-2-0-2-0-0-0-0—7-10-4
WP: Hood (3-1)
LP: Aydt
Warriors: Quinn Wadkins, 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 runs, 2 SB; Clinton Donaldson, 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, run; Seth Allen, 1-for-5, 2B, RBI, run; John Houston, 1-for-4, 2B, run; Ryan Miller, 1-for-4, 2 runs; Clinton Hood, 1-for-5; Orrell, BB, RBI; Shane Cain, run.
Record: 10-2