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Today's News

  • Jr. Wrestlers open season

    The Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club opened its 2010-11 season with tournaments on Saturday and Sunday.

    Saturday, Dec. 4
    at Edwardsville Beginners Tournament
    6-and-under

    First place: Conner Ray
    First place: Luke Thompson
    Second place: Easton Maroom
    Second place: Bryant Willms
    7- and 8-year-olds
    Third place: Gavin Mouser
    13- and 14-year-olds
    Third place: Kolton Etcheson

  • Ramsey defeated by CORL in EIC battle

    After its game against Morrisonville was canceled last Friday, the Ramsey High School boys basketball team was defeated by Christ Our Rock Lutheran on Tuesday, 73-56.

    Senior Blake Hadley had a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Jordan Johnson (14) and Asa Thomas (13) also scored in double-figures for the Rams, but it was not enough to overcome the stout offense of the Silver Stallions.

    CORL was led by Dylan Burmester (21 points) and Tyler Burmester (18 points).

  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders (Dec. 9)
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders (Dec. 9)
  • This week's local sports schedule (Dec. 9-15)

    Thursday, Dec. 9
    WRESTLING
    Vandalia vs. Hillsboro (at VES), 6 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia vs. Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown vs. Neoga, 6:15 p.m.
    JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
    Mulberry Grove at Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    Patoka at Hoffman Trinity, 6:15 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 10
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia at Greenville, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown at Windsor, 6:15 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove at Odin, 6:15 p.m.
    Ramsey vs. Cowden-Herrick, 6:15 p.m.

  • Bombers drop two NTC games

    BROWNSTOWN – Sometimes it’s better to ignore the final score.

    In one of those, “What are you going to do?” situations, the Brownstown High School boys basketball team was handled by state-power Teutopolis, 80-25, on Tuesday night.

    His team outsized by even the Wooden Shoes’ reserve players, Brownstown coach Vince Rohr said there wasn’t any shame in losing.

    “T-Town is a great team,” he said. “If they don’t win state, I’ll be very surprised.”

  • The College Report: Doehring to return for another season

    Most athletes would not have to ponder long if asked if they would return to their beloved sport for even one more game.

    Vandalia grad Brock Doehring, an Illinois College football player, would be among those who did not have to ponder long. The answer was a resounding yes.

    Doehring has enough credits to graduate, but because he has an unused redshirt year, which he received in 2008 after missing the season with an elbow injury, he decided to take advantage of it.

  • B-Town girls fall in first conference test

    BROWNSTOWN – The Brownstown High School girls basketball team outscored Dieterich 16-10 in the final nine minutes last Thursday, but it was not enough to overcome a sluggish second-half start in a 56-42 loss.

    Senior Brooke and sophomore Megan Maxey both made baskets to close out the third quarter, and three additional Bombers scored buckets during a 10-2 run that extended into the final period and cut Dieterich’s lead from 22 to 13.

  • Wollerman scores 28 as Vandalia downs Comets

    Junior Haley Wollerman only made six field goals against Greenville on Monday.

    Believe it or not, she still scored 28 points.

    Wollerman made six 3-pointers and was perfect on free throws, making 10-of-10, in a 58-51 victory for the Vandalia High School girls basketball team.

    “That’s the best, overall, I have seen her play,” said coach Michelle McNary, “and I hope it continues, because we will win a lot of games.”

  • SC shows promise in season-opener

    FARINA – First-year coach Rick Simmons said he didn’t know exactly what to expect from the South Central High School boys basketball team in its season-opener against Odin last Friday.

    While the Cougars lost, what Simmons got was a hard-fought battle that was closer than the 47-42 final score would indicate.

    “I don’t think anyone can fault their effort,” he said.