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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Jan. 20, 2011

    • Ryan K. Borbely, 21, 920 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 18 on a charge of disorderly conduct/breach of peace. Bond was $1,000.
    • David L. Huddlestun, 25, Herrick, was arrested on Jan. 17 on a charge of possession of drug equipment. Bond was $1,500.
    • Jennifer D. Cottrell-Jagels, 44, Granite City, was arrested on Jan. 17 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked and violating Scott’s Law. Bond was $1,500.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, January 20

    ✔ 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.

  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders (Jan. 20)
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders (Jan. 20)
  • Jr. Club wrestlers battle in Springfield

    The Vandalia Jr. Club wrestlers competed at the IKWF Jon Davis Memorial Open Tournament in Springfield on Sunday.

    Approximately 1,400 wrestlers competed during the tournament.

    The following individuals participated for Vandalia:

  • VJHS volleyball opens season

    The Vandalia seventh-grade volleyball team opened its season by finishing seventh at the Edwardsville Lincoln Tournament on Saturday.

    Vandalia was 0-3 in pool play, but defeated Southwestern in the seventh-place match, 19-25, 25-21, 15-10.

    Its opponents in pool play were:

    •Edwardsville Liberty: 16-25, 22-25
    •St. Norbert: 15-25, 13-25
    •Lovejoy: 13-25, 21-25

    Mindy Ritchey paced the Vandals with 25 service points and six service aces. Faye Etcheson had nine service points and five service aces.

  • NTC Tournament opens Monday

    The 2011 National Trail Conference boys basketball tournament will open with play-in games on Monday at Altamont.

    St. Elmo, the No. 9 seed, will face eighth-seeded Beecher City at 5 p.m.

    The Eagles defeated Beecher City, 77-65, on Dec. 17 at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    The winner will face No. 1 Teutopolis on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.

    Brownstown drew the No. 11 seed and opens play at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday against No. 6 Stew-Stras.

  • Boys Basketball Briefs

    Tompkins records triple-double

  • This week's local sports schedule (Jan. 20-26)

    Thursday, Jan. 20
    WRESTLING
    Vandalia vs. EAWR/Carlinville, 6 p.m.
    Vandalia F/S at Centralia, 5:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia at Greenville, 6 p.m.
    South Central vs. Altamont, 6:15 p.m.
    JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia at Dieterich, 6:15 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 21
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Brownstown vs. Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove vs. St. Elmo, 6:15 p.m.

  • Grapperhaus named Player of the Week

    South Central grad Isaac Grapperhaus has been coming off the bench about 50 percent of the time for the Illinois College men's basketball team.  But if he keeps making field goals at his current rate, he'll probably be starting 100 percent of the time.