http://www.leaderunion.com/sports/rss.xml en Meyer, Miller headed to state track meet http://www.leaderunion.com/content/meyer-miller-headed-state-track-meet <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/may21_2015_track_miller.jpg" alt="Vandalia&#039;s Anna Miller runs in the 100-meter hurdles at Gillespie last Thursday. Miller placed second in the 300-meter hurdles to advance to state this week." title="Vandalia&#039;s Anna Miller runs in the 100-meter hurdles at Gillespie last Thursday. Miller placed second in the 300-meter hurdles to advance to state this week." align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /><p> Vandalia&rsquo;s Emma Meyer and Anna Miller advanced to the state track and field meet with their performances at the Gillespie Sectional last Wednesday.</p> BES seventh-graders 3rd at state http://www.leaderunion.com/content/bes-seventh-graders-3rd-state <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bestrack_state.jpg" alt="The Brownstown/St. Elmo seventh-grade track team placed third at state at East Peoria. Above, from left, are Elly Wilhour, Claire Wilhour, Cassidy Moss, Natalie Oberlink, Kaylee Laws, Vayda Smith and coach Erica Foltz. Photo submitted by Erica Foltz" title="The Brownstown/St. Elmo seventh-grade track team placed third at state at East Peoria. Above, from left, are Elly Wilhour, Claire Wilhour, Cassidy Moss, Natalie Oberlink, Kaylee Laws, Vayda Smith and coach Erica Foltz. Photo submitted by Erica Foltz" align="left" hspace="6" width="154" height="85" /><p> The seventh-grade Brownstown-St. Elmo girls track team capped a successful season by taking third place at the Illinois Elementary School Association 7A State Track Meet on Saturday in East Peoria.</p> Greenville tops Vandals at regional http://www.leaderunion.com/content/greenville-tops-vandals-regional <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/may21_2015_bb_reg.jpg" alt="Vandalia&#039;s Preston Ruckman throws to first after fielding a ground ball during Monday&#039;s regional contest at Greenville. The Comets edged the Vandals to advance in the postseason." title="Vandalia&#039;s Preston Ruckman throws to first after fielding a ground ball during Monday&#039;s regional contest at Greenville. The Comets edged the Vandals to advance in the postseason." align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> Zach Schaal held Greenville to just two hits while also contributing offensively, but a mid-game defensive miscue put an end to the Vandals season on Monday.</p> Patton back in the majors http://www.leaderunion.com/content/patton-back-majors <p> The South Central High School graduate who made his major league debut last fall has returned to the majors.<br /> <br /> The Texas Rangers on Monday called up Spencer Patton from its Class AAA affiliate, Round Rock, as it sent down Roman Mendez.<br /> Patton, a right-hand reliever, has had a strong season at Round Rock, having an ERA of just .096 after giving up just one earned run in eight appearances.<br /> In those eight appearances, Patton has struck out 14 batters while walking four and giving up eight hits. Opponents&rsquo; batting average against him was .216.<br /> Two more girls track records fall http://www.leaderunion.com/content/two-more-girls-track-records-fall <p> Two more school records were set as the Lady Vandals finished fourth at the South Central Conference track meet in Roxana on Tuesday.<br /> Emma Meyer set a new mark in the triple jump, at 33 feet 4&frac12; inches, and Anna Miller set the school record in the 300-meter hurdles at 48.93 seconds.<br /> Meyer recorded three firsts for the Lady Vandals, taking the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.99 seconds and winning the pole vault with a 10-foot vault.<br /> Bombers record two victories this week http://www.leaderunion.com/content/bombers-record-two-victories-week <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/may7_2015_bball_jones.jpg" alt="Kelly Jones went the distance in the Vandals&#039; loss to Pana at home last Wednesday." title="Kelly Jones went the distance in the Vandals&#039; loss to Pana at home last Wednesday." align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> Landon Feezel tossed a three-hitter as Brownstown/St. Elmo defeated Beecher City/Cowden Herrick, 12-2, on Tuesday.</p> Greenville blanks Lady Vandals Monday http://www.leaderunion.com/content/greenville-blanks-lady-vandals-monday <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/may7_2015_sball_swain.jpg" alt="Kelsey Swain hurls for the Lady Vandals in the home contest against Pana last Wednesday." title="Kelsey Swain hurls for the Lady Vandals in the home contest against Pana last Wednesday." align="left" hspace="6" width="49" height="85" /><p> Greenville held Vandalia to just one hit in a five-inning contest on Monday.</p> Fourth at State Free Style http://www.leaderunion.com/content/fourth-state-free-style <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/may7_2015_jr_wrestlers.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> Baelynd Brown, left, and Tanner Swain both earned fourth-place finishes at the Free Style State Championships at the University of Illinois Armory in Champaign over the weekend.</p> <p> Brown had a 1-2 record in the Intermediate 60 class, and Swain was 2-3 in the Schoolboy 120 class.</p>