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Today's News

  • Vandals enter VHT with 2 wins, OT loss

    The Vandals enter next week's  Vandalia Holiday Tournament after winning two games this past week before losing one in overtime.

    Vandalia begins play in its tournament on Monday at 11:30 a.m., and a full schedule for the tournament appears in the scoreboard on Page 4B of this issue.

    Vandalia vs. Carlyle
    The Vandals used an 18-4 run at the start of the second half to erase a 13-point halftime deficit on Tuesday, but they couldn’t hang on in the end against Carlyle, falling in overtime, 82-75.

  • Lady Vandals enter holidays at .500

    The Lady Vandals have hit a rough patch in their season, dropping three games in the past week to fall to .500 on the season.

    On Tuesday, Vandalia fell to Hillsboro for the second time this season, losing, 43-33, despite 15 points from junior Amber Bruno and a halftime lead.

    The Lady Vandals led 17-16 at halftime, but Hillsboro outscored them 18-6 in the third quarter to take control of the game.

    That loss drops Vandalia's record to 5-5 and 3-4 in the South Central Conference.

  • Rams get third win in overtime battle with MG

    ST. ELMO – It took overtime, but on Saturday the Ramsey boys basketball team bettered last season’s win total with a victory against Mulberry Grove in the seventh-place game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    Twice during the game, the Rams trailed by at least seven points, and the team overcame 23 turnovers and a dismal performance at the free-throw line (14-of-39 for 36 percent) to earn their third win of the season, with a 58-53 victory.

  • Bombers get fourth at St. Elmo

    ST. ELMO – Brownstown made the Hornets work for it, but Cowden-Herrick on Saturday still came away with a victory in the third-place game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    The Bombers had one bad quarter – the third – during which Cowden-Herrick outscored them, 17-6, but overall, coach Vince Rohr said that he couldn’t complain about how his squad played during a 61-51 loss.

  • South Central falls in another close one

    ST. ELMO – It was another close game for South Central, but the Cougars still couldn’t come away with a win.

    In its third game decided by three points or fewer this season, South Central on Saturday fell to Beecher City, 38-36, in the fifth-place game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    Coach Rick Simmons said that the Cougars likely won’t be able to win those close games until someone establishes himself as the team’s go-to player.

  • Prep scores and schedule (Dec. 22)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Tuesday, Dec. 20
    Brownstown 75
    Odin 53
    OHS: 11-14-15-13—53
    BHS: 19-19-25-14—75
    Points: Colten Hunter, 21; Austin Hunter, 19; Jacob Behrends, 13; Matt Sefton, 9; Jordan Evans, 6; Nick Reeder, 5; Eric Gurtner, 2; Frailey, 2.
    Record: 5-7
    Odin: G. Wood had 19 points.

  • Vandalia wrestlers defeat Civic Memorial; prepping for St. Thomas More Challenge

    The Vandalia wrestling team defeated Civic Memorial last Thursday, 58-21, by recording five pins.

    Junior Sean Newcomb had the fastest pin for the Vandals, with a 37-second defeat of Quintin Wade at 220 pounds. Sophomore C.J. Runkel was right behind with a 41-second pin of Zach Klocke at 145 pounds.

    Senior Daniel Edwards (160), junior Zach Jackson (170) and freshman Trenton Kinworthy (182) also had pins for Vandalia.

  • Junior High Hoops

    The Jr. Vandals battled Litchfield on Monday.

  • YMCA Basketball Clinic A Success

    The Fayette County Family YMCA recently concluded its basketball clinics, which served as a precursor to the organization's basketball league that will begin in January.

    A total of 63 kids took part in the clinics, which ended on Saturday and focused on the development of basic basketball skills.

    Program Director Amber Daulbaugh said the kids who attended enjoyed themselves and improved their individual skills.

    There are 86 kids signed up for the basketball league, which is split into two divisions – grades 1-2 and grades 3-5.

  • Christmas Music at Bethel Baptist

    A Christmas musical performance, held Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, included several area musicians.

    Shown here are Pete Sutherland, Ed Taylor and Marla Ainscough. Also on the program were Shirley Eddy, the Fourgiven Quartet, Bailey and Cassidy Jones, Jamie and Amy Manasco, and two choirs from Bethel Baptist Church. Norris Price emceed the event.