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Today's News

  • Patoka falls in tight battle at EIC Tourney

    ST. ELMO – Patoka kept the game close against Beecher City last Friday, but the Lady Warriors were unable to get the win in the seventh-place game of the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament.

    The Lady Eagles won the game, 26-24, 25-22.

    That loss came a day after Patoka also had a close battle with Cowden-Herrick in the final game of pool play, which saw Patoka lose, 25-18, 25-20.

  • Mills finds calling in minors

    When attending a minor league baseball game, a decent amount of the entertainment value doesn’t even come from the players on the field.

    At Kane County Cougars games, it’s a St. Elmo graduate who helps ensure that fans get their money’s worth when the team isn't on the field.

    Heather Mills, the salutatorian of the 2005 class, is now employed in the team’s promotions department after a few years in the ticket department.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Oct. 27)

    CLASS 3A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
    Upper Bracket
    •(8) Robinson at (1) Greenville
    •(5) Pana at (4) Vandalia
    •(7) North Mac at (2) Marquette
    •(6) Nokomis at (3) Staunton

    •(8) Sesser at (1) Breese Central
    •(5) Eldorado at (4) Anna-Jonesboro
    •(7) Harrisburg at (2) Mt. Carmel
    •(6) Red Bud at (3) Benton

    Lower Bracket
    •(8) Kewanee at (1) Aurora Christian
    •(5) Oregon at (4) Watseka

  • Jr. NTC Champions

    The Brownstown/St. Elmo co-op seventh-grade girls basketball team won the Jr. National Trail Conference Tournament on Saturday, defeating Neoga in the championship game.

  • Sports Briefs (Oct. 27)

    Jr. Pro basketball camp starts Oct. 29

    The Vandalia Jr. Pro boys basketball camp will begin on Oct. 29 and conclude on Nov. 12 during Red/White night.

    Boys in grades K-6 may register for the camp, which will emphasize individual attention to develop skills.

    Teaching kids to enjoy the game is one of the primary objectives of the camp.

  • Comminuty feature photos (Oct. 27)

    Three community sports photos from this week.

  • Vandals get rematch with Pana in first round of playoffs on Friday

    The Vandalia High School football team will get a rematch against Pana when it hosts the Panthers in a first-round playoff game on Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Vandals (6-3) are the No. 4 seed in their bracket, with Pana (6-3) earning the fifth seed. In the regular season, Vandalia defeated Pana, 20-14, at home in a tense battle.

    The winner of that game will meet the winner of (1)Greenville/(8)Robinson. In the quarterfinals, it could be another matchup of South Central Conference schools, as Marquette Catholic is the No. 2 seed in the bracket.

  • Halloween parade will follow normal route

    The normal lineup and route for the Vandalia Lions Club Halloween parade will be followed.

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman announced late Friday afternoon that the Illinois Department of Transportation left the decision on whether to open the 700 block for the parade up to the project contractor, Mettler Development.

    Gottman said he met with Mettler officials, and they agreed to open the one-block section.

  • St. Elmo to play for EIC title; Lady Vandals earn big win against Pana

    ST. ELMO — St. Elmo fended off a pesky Ramsey volleyball team on Thursday to advance to Friday night's Egpytian-Illini Conference Tournament championship game, where the Lady Eagles will face Christ Our Rock Lutheran.

    That game will be at 8 p.m.

    St. Elmo got around Ramsey in three sets, winning 20-25, 25-20, 15-14. The Lady Eagles trailed 14-11 during the final set, which would be won by the first team to 15 points.

  • Route 51 meeting canceled

    The Route 51 Community Advisory Group meeting scheduled for next Wednesday evening has been canceled.