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Today's News

  • Bombers go 2-2 in M. Grove Tourney

    Seniors Zach Rigdon (20.25 points per game) and Bryce Mason (16.75) were named to the Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament All-Tournament Team, as Brownstown went 2-2 to finish as the consolation champions.

    Brownstown finished the tournament with a 73-56 win against Mt. Olive on Saturday. Four Bombers finished in the double-figures, with Mason (22) and Rigdon (19) leading the way.

    Rigdon scored 12 of Brownstown’s 20 fourth-quarter points.

  • County approves balanced budget

    The Fayette County Board had only two items on the agenda when it met in special session on Tuesday – passage of a new budget and tax levy for the new fiscal year. But it turned out to be one of its longest meetings in a long time.

    The passage of a balanced $10.671-million budget came close to two hours after the board, and some employees of the county, discussed the current and future financial condition of the county.

  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders
  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders
  • This week's local sports schedule (Dec. 2-8)

    Thursday, Dec. 2
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Brownstown vs. Dieterich, 6:15 p.m.
    South Central at Webber, 6:15 p.m.
    JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia at Teutopolis, 6:15 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove at Pocahontas, 6:15 p.m.
    Ramsey vs. Patoka, 6:15 p.m.
    St. Elmo vs. Dieterich, 6:15 p.m.

  • Mulberry Grove struggles at own Turkey Tourney

    MULBERRY GROVE – The Mulberry Grove High School boys basketball team did not win a game in its own Turkey Tourney last week.

    Senior center Allen Tompkins was named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 15.25 points per game.

    In the final game of the tournament on Saturday, Mulberry Grove (0-4) was defeated by tournament champion Odin, 56-40.

    Odin (4-0) took a commanding lead at halftime by allowing the Aces just two second-quarter points, a bucket by Harley Steed. The game was knotted at 11 after the first period.

  • Future is bright for seventh-grade girls

    GREENVILLE – Coach Dana Kirk said there was “no shame” in losing the regional championship game, 37-19, to a Central A&M team which now has a 23-0 record.

    “This loss doesn’t define our season,” the Vandalia seventh-grade girls basketball coach said. “We are still 18-4.

    “Most kids at the seventh-grade level don’t dream of having a season like that.”

    As they get older, members of this team will be able to realistically dream for a lot more.

  • Vandalia girls win third straight

    The five-win girls basketball team of last season is no more for Vandalia High School.

    By notching its third straight win Monday against Marquette Catholic, the Vandals – who start just one senior – erased any doubt that the growing pains from last season would continue into this season by defeating the Explorers, 59-47.

  • Vandalia wrestlers battle in loss to BW

    Junior Daniel Edwards had Vandalia’s lone victory in the varsity wrestling team’s first match of the season on Tuesday night, a 57-6 loss to Belleville West.

    Edwards – wrestling at 152 pounds – pinned his opponent 3:16 into the match to prevent the Maroons from shutting out the Vandals.

    “He had one of their weaker kids, but he did what he is supposed to do,” said coach Jason Clay. “He had a couple of nice takedowns.”

  • Vandals learn from mistakes at Turkey Tourney

    Though the Vandalia High School boys basketball team only won one game in the annual St. Anthony Turkey Tournament, the team had a shot at third place, thanks to a stingy defensive effort in its first three contests.

    Three teams in the Vandals’ bracket ended the day Friday with a record of 1-2, but the Vandals earned the right to play in the third-place game on Saturday, based on allowing the fewest total points by their opponents.