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Today's News

  • Junior high volleyball
  • Lady Cougars lose makeup game to Wayne City, 48-42

    The South Central High School girls basketball team thought its season was finished after the regional tournament, but Wayne City came to them to make up a game that had been canceled due to bad weather.

    The Lady Cougars nearly won the game last Wednesday, despite having practiced just once the week before.

    South Central scored 30 points in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a slow start during a 48-42 loss.

  • Junior High Sports Briefs

    Lady Vandal eighth-graders win own volleyball tournament

    On Saturday, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade volleyball team won its own tournament for the second straight year, defeating Litchfield, South Central and Ramsey.

    Leading players in the three-set, 21-25, 25-13, 15-11, win against Litchfield were: Ali Sasse, nine points, six kills and three aces; Madison Click, nine points and five aces; and Jori Wagner, nine points and three aces.

  • Community Sports Briefs

    Jr. Club wrestling results

    Most of the Vandalia Jr. wrestling club participated in an event in Troy on Feb. 13.

    Individual results are below:

  • Area boys basketball roundup

    After slow start, South Central beats Brownstown at regionals

    Brownstown and South Central were tied at five at the end of the first quarter, but the Cougars, in typical fashion, got things going after that during a 57-30 win on Tuesday.

    With the win, No. 3 South Central advanced to face second-seeded North Clay in the regional quarterfinals in St. Elmo at 8:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • Wollerman qualifies for state 3-point shootout
  • Eddy excited about future at Ramsey

    ST. ELMO – Ramsey coach Bill Eddy said goodbye to a talented senior class after the Rams closed their season with a 60-44 loss to Altamont in the regional tournament on Monday, and he will now focus on reinventing

    Ramsey basketball with a talented group of youngsters.

    Freshman Tyler Knisley, and sophomores Tyler Pryor and Ryan Black will form the nucleus of next season’s team, which will also get several additions from this season’s state-qualifying eighth-grade team.

  • Fast start propels Vandals by Indians

    Coach Kevin Jackson estimated the Vandals haven’t had a start like they did against Altamont last Thursday in five years

    Of course, it’s not every game that Vandalia’s high school boys basketball team posts 30 points in one quarter.

    But it did just that against the Indians, propelling the Vandals to a 72-54 win.

    “This is the direction we want to and need to be heading,” Jackson said. “You want to be playing your best basketball at the end of the season, and hopefully, that’s what occurring.”

  • Vandals celebrate seniors with win

    Both Vandalia seniors played a significant role in helping the Vandal boys basketball team produce its best offensive output of the season on Saturday when a superb effort powered the Vandals by Pana, 78-73, in the regular-season finale.

    Honored before the game along with cheerleader Courtney Gordon and several pep band members, Marty Johnson and Daniel Bell combined to score 21 points and grab nine rebounds in the Vandals’ win.

  • St. Elmo beats Patoka to advance in regional

    ST. ELMO – Eagles coach Greg Feezel was not expecting his team to produce a 38-point blowout in the first round of the regional tournament on Monday.

    But that’s what happened, as St. Elmo soared to a 67-29 win against Patoka.

    “I was (actually) concerned, because we just got done playing Beecher (City), we hadn’t seen Patoka in a while and we had Altamont lurking,” Feezel said. “I thought, ‘I hope we don’t overlook (them).’”