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School Sports

  • Lady Aces fall in regional title game

    ST. ELMO – Mulberry Grove was outlasted by Altamont in a 12-inning regional championship game last Friday, losing 4-3 on a bloop single in the bottom of the 12th inning.

    Deidre Ledbetter’s flare to left was the third straight single of the 12th, and easily brought in the winning run at the St. Elmo Regional, ending a hard-fought game that saw both teams bring a tremendous amount of effort.

  • Isaak, Hill take part at IHSA state meet

    CHARLESTON – Two small-school athletes from the area last Thursday participated in the state track preliminaries.

    Patoka freshman Taylor Isaak took fifth in her heat of the 300-meter hurdles in her first state appearance, and St. Elmo junior Molly Hill came a couple of feet from throwing the discus 100 feet in her third state appearance.

    Isaak found herself racing against some of the best 300-meter hurdlers in the state, with three of the top-five finishers in heat two, and her time of 48.95 seconds was the 17th best in the state.

  • South Central freshman makes state in 200

    One small-school athlete from the area has qualified for the Illinois High School Association Class A state track meet.

    Chase Riley, a freshman at South Central High School who runs for the Patoka/South Central co-op track team, placed second in the 200-meter dash at the Lawrenceville Sectional to qualify for state.

    His time of 24.05 seconds allows him to be the only freshman qualifier in the 200.

    Preliminaries in the 200-meter dash will be held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Thursday at about 2:15 p.m.

  • PHOTO: Anspach signs with McKendree

    Vandalia senior Brittany Anspach last Wednesday signed a letter of intent to join the bowling team at McKendree University.

  • Legion seasons begin Tuesday

    Vandalia’s Legion baseball teams will both open the summer season next Tuesday.

    The Jr. Legion and the Sr. Legion teams will be in action throughout July, with the Jr. Legion team hosting eight games, and the Sr. Legion team hosting 10 games at Vandalia Mutual Field.

    The teams are made up of players from several schools in the area.

    Schedules for each team follow, with all games not in a tournament being a doubleheader unless otherwise noted.

  • KC to hold several camps at main campus

    Kaskaskia College will soon be holding several sports camps at the main campus in Centralia.

    BASEBALL

    The Kaskaskia College baseball program will hold a pair of youth baseball camps in June.   

    A hitting camp will be held June 10- 11 from 9-11 a.m., and a pitching camp will be held June 12- 13 from 9-11 a.m.    

    Both camps will be held for students in kindergarten through eighth grades.

    The registration cost for each camp is $30, and each camper will receive a T-shirt.  

  • Sports camps to be held in Vandalia

    Jr. Vandal basketball camp is June 3-7

    The Jr. Vandal boys basketball camp will be June 3-7.

    Boys will be divided into groups of grades K-3 and 4-7.

    Registration cost for K-3 is $25, and that camp will run from 8:30-9:45 a.m. each day.

    Registration cost for 4-7 is $35, and that camp will run from 10-11:45 a.m. each day.

    The camp will teach the fundamentals of basketball, including shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and man-to-man defense. Individual offensive moves and team play will also be instructed.

  • Ramsey softball sectional game moved to Macon

    The sectional softball game between Ramsey and Cumberland has been moved from Moweaqua to Macon for Tuesday.

  • Ramsey softball team wins first regional title since 1993; South Central also earns regional championship in baseball

    The Ramsey High School softball team picked up a 2-1 win against Nokomis to win its first regional title since 1993.

    The Lady Rams will play Cumberland at Central A&M High School in Moweaqua on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the first round of the sectional tournament.

    The South Central baseball team beat Altamont, 4-3, to win a regional championship.

    The Cougars will play North Clay at Cumberland High School on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the first round of the sectional tournament.

  • Ambuehl, Strobel headed to state for the Vandals

    Senior Ryan Ambuehl and sophomore Ben Strobel will represent Vandalia at next week's Illinois High School Association state track meet.

    Ambuehl qualified for the meet in the 110-meter hurdles and the 400-meter dash, while Strobel made it in the 3,200-meter run.

    Running at the Lawrenceville Sectional on Friday, Ambuehl won the 110-meter hurdles in 15.47 seconds, and took second in the 400-meter dash, with a time of 51.84 seconds.

    Strobel took third in the 3,200, but beat the automatic state qualifying time with a school-record time of 9:59.07.