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School Sports

  • Bombers end season in extra innings

    Three seniors ended their careers on six-game hitting streaks, but the Bombers lost their first extra-inning game of the season in last Wednesday’s regional semifinal in Altamont.

    Seniors Jacob Behrends, Dustin Lawson and Levi Maxey each recorded a hit to extend their season-best hitting streaks, but top-seeded North Clay drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 3-2 win and Brownstown/St. Elmo’s season at 16-10.

    North Clay (20-9-1) took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second, but the Bombers cut that in half in the top of the third.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (May 29)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

    Spencer Patton • Pitcher • Omaha Storm Chasers

    •May 26 – Patton, a South Central graduate, earned the win by pitching 1 2/3 innings of relief in a 6-5 win against Round Rock. The Kansas City Royals Triple-A prospect allowed a solo home run and walked one, but struck out a pair of batters. On the season, he is 2-0, with a 1.16 earned-run average and eight saves. He has struck out 26 batters in 23 1/3 innings.

  • Jr. Vandal volleyball camp begins soon

    The Vandalia Jr. Vandal volleyball camp will be held from June 2-5.

    Vandalia High School volleyball coach Allison Hall will run the camp, which will be held daily from 3:30-5 p.m. at Vandalia Junior High School.

    For more information, contact Hall at 292-0270.

  • Bradley's TD, 3 INTs highlight scrimmage

    VANDALIA – Junior Bobby Bradley scored on a 40-yard touchdown run one play after an interception by sophomore Preston Ruckman for the only scoring in last Friday’s Red/White scrimmage, giving the Red team a 6-0 victory.

    Bradley rumbled down the field and scored with 3:44 left in the 20-minute scrimmage for the longest play of the game. He finished with 59 yards on five carries.

  • Report: Patton will get called up

    South Central High School graduate Spencer Patton will soon be called up the Texas Rangers, according to a report in Monday’s edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

    According to the report, Patton is the only Rangers prospect that General Manager Jon Daniels would confirm will get a September call-up when MLB rosters expand to 40 players.

  • Smith, Peters lead South Central to win in opener

    KINMUNDY – South Central’s defense of the National Trail Conference championship got off to a good start in Monday’s season-opener.

    The two-time defending regular season champs got a two-run home run from senior Dylan Smith in the sixth inning, senior Dylen Peters tossed a complete game three-hitter and the Cougars earned a 2-1 win against NTC rival Altamont.

    Smith singled in his first at-bat of the season, and then clobbered a pitch from Altamont’s Klaiton Wolff over the left-field wall in his third at-bat to secure the victory.

  • Aces to meet Odin for Ramsey title

    RAMSEY – Mulberry Grove will meet Odin on Friday to determine the champion of the Ramsey Tournament.
    The Aces and Eagles are both 2-0 in the tournament after each team defeated Ramsey and Patoka.
    The deciding game will be played at 5:15 p.m., while Ramsey will play Patoka for third place at 3:15.
    Mulberry Grove opened the tournament with an 8-1 win against Patoka on Monday, and then handled Ramsey, 12-2, on Tuesday.
    In other games, Odin beat Patoka, 11-0, on Tuesday, and Ramsey lost to Odin, 11-4.
    Tuesday, Aug. 26

  • Prep sports schedule picks up in next week

    The high school sports season will open this week for the rest of Fayette County’s teams.

  • Blythe takes over as coach of Vandalia tennis team

    VANDALIA – For the second straight season, Vandalia’s tennis team has a new coach.

    Bill Blythe takes over control of the team from Dana Kern, who last season took over for long-time coach Kevin Schroeder, and he brings with him some familiarity with the current squad.

    Blythe’s daughter, Hannah, will be a junior on the team, so the elder Blythe has been watching the team for the past two seasons, and has always wanted his chance to help the athletes learn the game.

  • PHOTOS: VYO returns home

    The Vandalia Youth Organization football teams played their first home games of the season last Saturday.