Today's News

  • Hearing on murderer's transfer to prison delayed

     A court hearing for convicted murderer Clifford Baker on Friday was supposed to be about whether the teen would be transferred to Illinois’ adult prison system.

  • Relay for Life meeting canceled

    The Fayette County Relay for Life meeting scheduled for tonight (Monday) has been canceled due to pending weather conditions.

  • State wrestling pairings announced

    The Illinois High School Association has released the individual state tournament brackets, allowing the five Vandalia qualifiers to learn their opponents.

    In the first round at 195 pounds, senior Levi Ulmer will battle Chad Kirkhove, a senior from Sherrard who has a 34-8 record.

    In the first round at 182 pounds, senior Dayin Godberson will battle Dakota Richards, a senior from Porta who has a 35-7 record.

    In the first round at 152 pounds, senior Daniel Edwards will battle Sean Liaromatis, a junior from Wilmington who has a 34-7 record.

  • Ulmer win sectional championship to lead five state qualifiers

    ROBINSON — Senior Levi Ulmer won an individual sectional title at 195 pounds to lead five Vandals who on Saturday qualified the IHSA state tournament.

    Ulmer topped Kenny Lindsey, a senior from St. Joe-Ogden and the No. 1 wrestler in the 195-pound class, according to www.illinoismatmen.com, in overtime, 4-3.

    Other qualifiers for Vandalia are: senior Dayin Godberson (182), senior Daniel Edwards (152), junior Seth Purcell (145) and freshman Dalton Blankenship (132).

    The individual state tournament begins on Thursday and runs through Saturday.

  • Vandals nearly score 100 points on senior night

    On senior night last Friday, the Vandalia boys basketball team scored furiously, beating Southwestern, 94-62, in its highest scoring output of the season.

    Junior Leyton Godoyo led the team, with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and junior Tim Ritchey added a game-high 24 points and seven rebounds.

    Bryan Hosick led the seniors, with 22 points, and Dathan Berning added 12 points and a game-high four steals.

    Other senior performers were: Joey Dunn, 3 points and two rebounds; Trevor Montgomery, 3 rebounds; and Quenten Austin, 2 rebounds.

  • Scoreboard

    Tuesday, Feb. 7
    South Central 73
    Grayville 40
    GHS:     8-12-10-10—40
    SCHS: 15-25-20-13—73
    Points: Fischer Tharp, 18; Colby Bushue, 17; Colton Wilkins, 13; Rudy Hablewitz, 11; Cody Heinzmann, 6; Luke Krajefska, 6; Karrigan Henken, 2.
    Record: 9-15 (5-2 MTC)
    GHS: Ch. Neeley had 15 points.
    Friday, Feb. 3
    St. Elmo 80
    Brownstown 44
    BHS:   12-4-12-15—44
    SEHS: 18-13-18-31—80

  • Tight Battle at Regionals

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball team edged South Central in regional play, 27-25, on Monday.

    Bethany Oberlink (above during a game last Friday) led in scoring, with 10 points.

  • Two Lady Aces sign to play for LCCC

    MULBERRY GROVE – A former Mulberry Grove player and a senior transfer each committed last Friday to play softball for Lewis and Clark Community College.

  • St. Elmo Eighth-Graders Take Second at Vandalia

    The St. Elmo eighth-grade volleyball team placed second at the Vandalia Tournament on Saturday, falling to the hosts in two sets.

    The team is pictured. In the front, from left, are: Tyler Mars and Kearstin Scoles. In the middle row are: Abby Logue, Gabi Moore and Alisa Rush. In the back are: coach Casey Feller, Jenna Long, Emily Bone, Sarah Maxey, Tessa Philpot and coach Van Behl.

  • Vandalia Eighth-Graders Win Own Tourney

    The Vandalia eighth-grade volleyball team won the championship of its own tournament on Saturday, defeating St. Elmo in two sets.

    Scores and stats from all of Vandalia's tournament games appear in the scoreboard. The team is pictured. In the front, from left, are: Karlie Bright, Faye Etcheson, Mindy Ritchey, Haley Bigelow, Rylee Wollerman and Madison Holman. In the back are: Leah Francis, Makayla Tinker, Jalea Paslay and Lexi Buechel.