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Today's News

  • Formation change propels Lady Vandals

    VANDALIA – Switching to a 6-2 formation was the winning trick for the Lady Vandals in Tuesday's home opener.

    Especially for the hitters.

    Kadi Metzger swung with more confidence, Ally Sasse had a team-high seven kills and freshman Katie Tarkington made a big impact in a 25-12, 25-22 win against Staunton.

  • Improved Maxey helps SEB top Lady Vandals

    ST. ELMO – Sarah Maxey has reinvented herself as a player, and the early results are extremely promising for St. Elmo/Brownstown.

    The junior setter had 12 assists and four service aces in last Thursday’s season-opening 17-25, 26-24, 25-20 win against Vandalia, moving fluidly across the court to set passes and committing just three errors in the match.

  • Vandal golfers win home-opener

    VANDALIA – Two Ramsey players tied for medalist honors at Vandalia Country Club last Thursday, but consistent scoring from Vandalia’s top four players gave the Vandals the win in a close match.

    Senior Jake Bowen led Vandalia with a 42, and three others shot 47 or better, as the Vandals topped Ramsey 180-183. Altamont shot a 194.

    Ramsey’s Brady Reiss and Michael Lay each shot a 40 for the match’s best score, but the team’s other two scores were in the 50s.

  • Powless shines in shutout win vs. Patoka

    A big year is in order for South Central senior Noah Powless.
    If last Wednesday’s game is any indication, it may end up being a monster year.
    Powless struck out 10 in four innings and clobbered his first home run of the season as the Cougars dominated Patoka, 10-0, in six innings.
    Senior Gavin Ratermann was 3-for-3 for the Cougars (2-0), ending the game with a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth – one of 12 walks drawn by South Central.

  • Bombers beat BCCH; stay perfect in NTC

    The Bombers remained perfect in National Trail Conference play and also picked up an Egyptian-Illini Conference victory last Friday, with a 3-1 win at Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick.
    Senior Drake Hall struck out 10 in a complete game for his second win of the fall, allowing just one run on four hits. He did not walk a batter.
    Junior Malachi Maxey paced the offense, going 2-for-4, with a double and an RBI. Also driving in runs for the Bombers (2-1, 2-0 NTC, 1-0 EIC) were Elijah Austin, who doubled, and Cole Horner.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Sept. 3)

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  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (Sept. 3)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • Farewell ... it's back to Ohio for the Harners

    I vividly remember the day in 2010 when I stood on the sidewalk outside of the Wendy’s restaurant in town as my parents and fiancé left to return to their Ohio hometown, while I stayed to begin my career as sports editor of The Leader-Union.

    It was one of the most difficult moments of my life, but it started one of the greatest chapters I’ve lived so far.

    That chapter, however, is now over.

  • Shobonier woman dies in I-70 accident

    A Shobonier woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 on Sunday afternoon.

    According to the Illinois State Police, Jeanette A. Sasse, 71, driving a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, drove eastbound into the westbound lanes of I-70 at the 68-mile exit shortly before 2 p.m.

    The state police said that the Sasse vehicle collided head-on with an International tractor-trailer driven by Uulu Marifat Azamat, 22, of Chicago.

    Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen pronounced Sasse dead at the scene at 247 p.m.

  • Southwestern Electric annual meeting is Sept. 6

    Southwestern Electric Cooperative members and their families are invited to attend the co-op’s 76th annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Greenville Junior High School. Doors will open at 7 a.m., and breakfast will be served from 7-9:30 a.m.
    The cooperative’s business meeting will follow at 10 a.m.