Today's News

  • Bombers hold late lead to win

    ST. ELMO – Brownstown held on despite South Central nearly erasing an eight-point deficit in the final minute of a 37-35 win on Tuesday at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    The Cougars (1-6) made eight free throws in the final 1:08 of the game, but were unable to get a shot off after earning possession with about four seconds left.

  • Eagles switch defense to cruise to win

    ST. ELMO – The Eagles switched to a zone defense in the second half to shut out Ramsey in the third quarter during a 68-37 win on Tuesday at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    Struggling to build a lead with its man-to-man coverage, St. Elmo coach Greg Feezel employed a zone look in the third quarter, which helped his team outscore the Rams, 16-0, to take a 53-27 lead.

    "We decided to sit in a zone and see if we could do better," Feezel said. "We played it pretty well, but we couldn't guard them man-to-man.

  • The College Report: Hobbie leading Greenville College

    Greenville College has struggled through the first 10 games.

    But Vandalia graduate Laura Hobbie is doing everything she can to change that.

    The Greenville Lady Panthers are 3-7 through their first 10 games, and in the last five games, they have just one victory. Hobbie, however, has been in double figures in every game, save one.

  • Lucken elected 2012 president of Field of Dreams committee

    Tom Lucken was elected the president of Field of Dreams for 2012 at the committee's last meeting.

    Steve Ledbetter was elected the vice president, Luke Hohlt the treasurer and Amber Daulbaugh the secretary.  All votes were unanimous.

    Lucken, who has been a member of the committee for most of its existence, also proposed new by laws for the Field of Dreams, and he will bring amended by laws for approval at the Jan. 17, 2012, meeting.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Dec. 15)


    Class 2A at Pana

    Class 1A at Altamont
    •St. Elmo
    •South Central
    •North Clay

    Class 1A at Stew-Stras
    •Beecher City

  • Junior High Tournament

    The Jr. Vandals would place third in the tourney on Saturday.

  • Vandalia Holiday Tournament seeds and schedule released

    The seeds and schedule for the 40th annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament have been released. The tournament runs from Dec. 26-29.

    Pool A:

    (1) Flora

    (4) Wesclin

    (6) Greenville

    (7) Altamont

    (10) South Central

    Pool B:

    (2) Vandalia

    (3) Pana

    (5) St. Elmo

    (8) Stew-Stras

    (9) Shelbyville


    Monday, Dec. 26

  • Ribbon-cutting on VCHS track on Friday afternoon

    A ribbon-cutting and the first races will be held at the finish line of the new track at Vandalia Community High School this Friday at 4 p.m.
    At the event, an unofficial 400-meter dash will be held for both boys and girls.

  • Area Scoreboard

    Tuesday, Dec. 6
    Sandoval 57
    South Central 42
    SHS: 13-16-15-13—57
    SCHS:  13-9-7-13—42
    Points: Colby Bushue, 18; Fischer Tharp, 6; Colton Wilkins, 6; Myles Yates, 6; Luke Krajefska, 5.
    Record: 1-4
    Flora: Jones had 23 points.
    Tuesday, Dec. 6
    CORL 59
    Ramsey 42
    RHS: 11-9-10-12—42
    COR: 11-18-9-21—59
    Points: Tylor Knisley, 17; Jacob Roberts, 9; Ryan Black, 8; Austin Cunningham, 4; Colton Hunt, 2; Tyler Pryor, 2.

  • Sectional Champs

    The Brownstown Junior High seventh-grade girls basketball team last Wednesday won a sectional championship by defeating Oblong, 28-17, at the Class 7-2A sectional in Albion.