School Sports

  • Lady Rams play well in semifinal loss

    Ramsey/Mulberry Grove was on its way to pulling off another regional upset last Wednesday, but St. Anthony’s firepower proved to be too much in the second half of a semifinal loss.


    The Lady Rams trailed the No. 1 seed by just two points at halftime, but a resurgent St. Anthony offense pulled away to a 56-45 win over the final two quarters.


  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling results (Feb. 20)

    Members of the Vandalia Jr. wrestling club participated in three tournament this past weekend.

    The regular season closes this Sunday at Pinckneyville.

    Saturday, Feb. 15

  • PHOTO: 3-point shootout

    Vandalia athletes shooting were seniors Brandy Protz, Megan Godoyo, Morgan Cripe and Randi Evans, but none of them advanced to the sectional competition.


  • South Central, Ramsey earn upset wins at regionals

    Both of the area’s Class 1A girls basketball teams pulled off upset wins in the first round of their respective regional tournament on Monday.

    South Central handed Oblong a 51-48 overtime loss at the Red Hill Regional in Bridgeport, and Ramsey/Mulberry Grove beat Dieterich, 61-54, at the Altamont Regional.

    For South Central, the 51 points are the most the team scored all season. Freshman Abby Hahn had a career-high 22 points, scoring on 11 free throws, three 3-pointers and one field goal.

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia volleyball tournament

    St. Elmo/Brownstown beat Vandalia, 22-25, 25-7, 15-8, on Saturday in the championship game of the Vandalia Tournament.

  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling results (Feb. 13)

    Members of the Vandalia Jr. wrestling club participated in four different tournaments over the past weekend.

    Next week, the club will be at O'Fallon on Saturday and at Troy on Sunday.

    Saturday, Feb. 8
    at Fairbury
    11- and 12-year-old
    •Jarek Wehrle placed first
    •Tanner Swain placed second

    Sunday, Feb. 9
    at Danville
    7- and 8-year-olds
    •Logan Nance placed first
    11- and 12-year-olds
    •Tanner Swain placed second

  • Dagen's double, Godoyo's 11 strikeouts lead Lady Vandals to win

    VANDALIA – The Lady Vandals were happy to be back.

    Freshman Lindsay Dagen hit a two-run double to break open a one-run game in the bottom of the fourth inning to back up an 11-strikeout effort from senior Megan Godoyo, and Vandalia beat St. Elmo/Brownstown, 5-2, to run its winning streak to three games.

    “You have to score runs, and we’re getting enough hits,” said Vandalia coach Brian Buscher. “I think we’re going to hold people down for the most part, as long as we play solid defensively.”

  • Vandals to open SCC play after rainouts

    When the Vandals take the field of their South Central Conference opener, it will begin a stretch of six games in a week’s time and be just the second game played in April.

    Vandalia was scheduled to open SCC play last Friday at Carlinville, but that game was canceled and rescheduled for April 29, so the conference opener will now be at home on Friday against Pana.

  • Lady Vandals win at Hillsboro meet

    HILLSBORO – The Lady Vandals won the first outdoor meet of the season last Tuesday, despite Mother Nature’s best attempts to hinder the event.

    Rain came over Hillsboro a little over an hour after the meet began, but that didn’t stop Vandalia from accumulating 74 points and six first-place finishes to beat Southwestern, Hillsboro and Carlinville.

    Freshman Emma Meyer set a new school record in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet, and she also was the champion in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, with times of 13.27 and 28.28 seconds, respectively.

  • SC's Bray has two HRs, Smith strokes game-winning hit in DH sweep of Patoka

    South Central senior Kyle Bray hit a home run in each game of a doubleheader against Patoka on Tuesday, and junior Dylan Smith's seventh-inning single in game two gave the Cougars the sweep.

    Bray's homer in game one broke a scoreless tie, and he also struck out 11 from the mound in the 2-0 victory.
    Junior Noah Powless doubled, and sophomore Brett Harmeier had the team's other RBI.

    Bray again homered in the sixth inning of game two as the Cougars rallied for seven runs in the final three innings of an 8-7 victory.