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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.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (Sept. 3)

    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.

  • South Central grad Spencer Patton called up by the Texas Rangers

    South Central High School graduate Spencer Patton will join the Texas Rangers bullpen on Thursday, and should soon after make his Major League debut.

    Patton, who was acquired by the Rangers in a July trade with the Kansas City Royals, was 1-1 with a 3.38 earned-run average and four saves in 15 appearances for the Triple-A Round Rock Express of the Pacific Coast League.

    He struck out 25 batters in 16 innings of work, but had struggled lately, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk in his final three appearances for Round Rock.

  • Defense shines in season-opening win

    VANDALIA – Holding a one-possession lead midway through the fourth quarter, Vandalia found an unconventional way to get good field position for its offense.

    Junior lineman Kendrick Woolsey intercepted a tipped pass at Gillespie’s 35-yard line, senior quarterback Collin Nestleroad ran in a 22-yard touchdown three plays later and the Vandals continued carrying the momentum to a 30-6 victory in last Friday’s season-opener.

  • Formation change propels Lady Vandals

    VANDALIA – Switching to a 6-2 formation was the winning trick for the Lady Vandals in Tuesday's home opener.

    Especially for the hitters.

    Kadi Metzger swung with more confidence, Ally Sasse had a team-high seven kills and freshman Katie Tarkington made a big impact in a 25-12, 25-22 win against Staunton.

  • Improved Maxey helps SEB top Lady Vandals

    ST. ELMO – Sarah Maxey has reinvented herself as a player, and the early results are extremely promising for St. Elmo/Brownstown.

    The junior setter had 12 assists and four service aces in last Thursday’s season-opening 17-25, 26-24, 25-20 win against Vandalia, moving fluidly across the court to set passes and committing just three errors in the match.

  • Vandal golfers win home-opener

    VANDALIA – Two Ramsey players tied for medalist honors at Vandalia Country Club last Thursday, but consistent scoring from Vandalia’s top four players gave the Vandals the win in a close match.

    Senior Jake Bowen led Vandalia with a 42, and three others shot 47 or better, as the Vandals topped Ramsey 180-183. Altamont shot a 194.

    Ramsey’s Brady Reiss and Michael Lay each shot a 40 for the match’s best score, but the team’s other two scores were in the 50s.

  • Powless shines in shutout win vs. Patoka

    A big year is in order for South Central senior Noah Powless.
    If last Wednesday’s game is any indication, it may end up being a monster year.
    Powless struck out 10 in four innings and clobbered his first home run of the season as the Cougars dominated Patoka, 10-0, in six innings.
    Senior Gavin Ratermann was 3-for-3 for the Cougars (2-0), ending the game with a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth – one of 12 walks drawn by South Central.