Today's News

  • Bomber girls improve to 3-0; defeat South Central

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball team pushed its record to 3-0 on Monday, by defeating South Central, 52-25.

    The Bombers trailed, 10-8, after the first quarter but scored 15 points in the second quarter. Senior Brooke Maxey scored six of those points.

    Senior Morgan Myers scored seven of her game-high 14 points in the third quarter, while Brownstown held the Cougars to seven points in taking a 26-23 lead.

  • Ramsey finishes third at own tournament

    The Ramsey High School boys basketball team’s offense was unable to produce more than 40 points in losses to Patoka and Christ Our Rock Lutheran as it struggled to a third-place finish in the Ramsey Thanksgiving Tournament.

    Seniors Blake Hadley and Jordan Johnson were both named to the All-Tournament team, after combining to score 23 points per game.

    The Patoka defense held Ramsey to just 20 points through the first thee quarters of a 46-35  loss last Wednesday.

  • Patoka takes second at Ramsey Tournament

    Patoka edged Ramsey, 46-35, in the final game of the Ramsey Thanksgiving Tournament last Wednesday to finish second to Christ Our Rock Lutheran, which went 3-0 to win the tourney.

    Zach Thompson and Sawyer Potter were named to the All-Tournament team.

    Ramsey and Patoka were knotted at seven after the first quarter of their matchup, but senior Cody Allen scored seven points for the Warriors, as they opened a 25-13 advantage over Ramsey. Allen had a game-high 11 points.

  • 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.

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  • This week's local sports schedule (Dec. 2-8)

    Thursday, Dec. 2
    Brownstown vs. Dieterich, 6:15 p.m.
    South Central at Webber, 6:15 p.m.
    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.