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Today's News

  • Hobbie leads Bearcats into conference tourney

    It seems like he has been around forever.

    But, it has only been four years.

    Vandalia grad Eric Hobbie is hoping the final stretch of his basketball career will end with a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Championship.

  • Eighth-graders complete first-ever perfect season

    The Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade volleyball team completed the school's first-ever perfect season on Friday by beating Ramsey in straight sets, 25-17, 25-12, to earn a 17-0 record.

    As seventh-graders last season, the Lady Vandals had a 17-1 record.

    Jessica Sullens led the team against Ramsey with 13 points, eight service aces and two kills. Kadi Metzger also had a strong game with eight points, five service aces and four kills.

    Ali Sasse added five points, two service aces and one kill.

  • Sixth-grade boys have undefeated season

    The Vandalia Junior High sixth-grade boys basketball team won the Brownstown Tournament on Friday to complete an undefeated season with a 13-0 record.

    Coach Mark Johnson said he had a balanced team that expected to win every time they took the floor.

    "Defensively, the kids were as good as any group I have ever had, and we rebounded the ball well," he said. "They shared the ball well offensively, and it was a team effort."

  • High School Basketball Briefs

    Wollerman eliminated at state

    Vandalia junior Haley Wollerman was eliminated in the first round of the state 3-point shootout at Redbird Arena in Normal last Thursday.

    Wollerman made six 3-pointers, falling three short of the tie-breaker shoot-off.

    She was one of two South Central Conference players in the shootout.

    The Class 2A champion was Allie Norton of Bloomington Central Catholic. She made 11 shots in the finals.

    South Central boys lose in quarterfinals

  • Community Sports Briefs (March 3)

    Jr. Club wrestlers succeed at regionals, to battle in Vandalia for sectionals

  • St. Elmo wins first regional title since 1992-93

    ST. ELMO – The Eagles boys basketball team completed an improbable comeback on Friday by dispatching North Clay to win the school’s first regional championship since the 1992-93 season.

    St. Elmo started the season 4-13, and at times, struggled to score 40 points in a game, leaving coach Greg Feezel unsure of how to get his team, which he felt was talented, onto a winning streak.

    He never gave up on his players, however, guiding them past top-seeded Altamont last Wednesday to propel them into the regional title game, which the Eagles won, 40-35.

  • FutureGen Alliance selects Morgan County, Ill. as the site for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon storage facility

    Springfield, Ill. — The FutureGen Alliance has selected Morgan County, Ill. as the preferred location for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon dioxide (CO2) storage site, visitor center, research, and training facilities.

  • FutureGen announcement coming Monday

    Washington, D.C. – The FutureGen Alliance will announce the final selection for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon dioxide (CO2) storage site during a press conference call at 1:30 p.m. EST on Monday, February 28, 2011.

  • Community Calendar-Feb. 24, 2011

    Thursday, February 24

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20  p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.
    Friday, February 25

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Spring is For the Birds…
    …literally! Watch the birds for signs of spring. We have been receiving reports from our friends about our little feathered friends.