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School Sports

  • Wrestlers crush pair of opponents at EAWR

    The Vandalia wrestlers throttled a pair of opponents on Tuesday night at a tri-meet in East Alton-Wood River.

    The Vandals knocked off EAWR, 84-0, and then dismantled Carlinville, 78-4.

    Against EAWR, Vandalia (11-6) received eight forfeit wins and posted pins in the remaining matches.

    Included were the first career pins for sophomore Todd Ashdown and freshman Luke Tessman.

    Against Carlinville, the Vandals got nine forfeit wins and four pins.

  • Strong finish gives Bombers win vs. Cowden-Herrick

    BROWNSTOWN – After watching their big lead evaporate through the middle two quarters, the Bombers made sure they played a strong fourth quarter to get their first Egyptian-Illini Conference win of the season.

    Leading by just one entering the final period of last Friday’s game against Cowden-Herrick, Brownstown (8-6, 1-0 EIC) played well in the last four minutes to secure a 70-63 victory.

    “Our guys came in and decided to work over Christmas break,” said coach Vince Rohr. “That came out and translated tonight.

  • Area prep roundup (Jan. 10)

    St. Elmo dismantles Ramsey in EIC action

    The Eagles posted a 51-14 win at Ramsey on Tuesday night.

    Led by Levi Maxey’s 16 points and Connor Beasley’s 15 points, St. Elmo (9-6, 1-1 EIC) cruised to victory, holding the Rams (3-11, 0-5 EIC) to just five points in the first half.

    Kyle Hardimon scored his first career points for the Eagles, securing a three-point play in the fourth quarter; Nick Bauer had his season’s first points, with a field goal in the fourth quarter; and freshman Malachi Maxey tied his career-high of five points.

  • Aces rally to beat Rams in EIC action

    RAMSEY – Mulberry Grove held the Rams scoreless in the fourth quarter last Friday, securing a come-from-behind win, the first Egyptian-Illini Conference victory of the Aces’ season.

    The Aces trailed 21-12 at halftime, but used a 14-0 run over the final eight minutes to produce a 38-27 win.

    Junior Devonta Williamson paced Mulberry Grove (2-9, 1-2 EIC) with a game-high 12 points, but it was freshman Ty James who made the biggest mark in the final period.

    James scored all six of his points then, making one field goal and 4-of-7 free throws.

  • Patoka beats Cisne to improve to 8-5

    PATOKA – The Warriors picked up their first win of the second half by beating Cisne, 58-37, last Thursday night.

    Junior Johnnie Clift scored 13 points to lead all scorers, and senior Quinn Wadkins got to 100 points on the season by scoring 12 in the game.

    Patoka (8-5) trailed by one after the first period, but scored 17 points in the second quarter to take a 25-18 lead to halftime. Included in that period were three 3-pointers, one each for Sheldan Felchlia, Seth Allen and Dylan Back.

  • Vandalia Leaders (Jan. 10)

    The stat leaders of Vandalia's fall sports teams are all listed below. Statistics are calculated using stats taken in-person when possible. For other games, coaches reports are used.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Jan. 10)

    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.

    Jessica Earnest • Senior • Vanderbilt

    •Earnest, a Vandalia graduate, and the No. 3 Vanderbilt University bowling team will travel to the Mid-Winter Classic at Arkansas State University this Friday-Sunday.

  • This week's schedule (Jan. 10-16)

    VANDALIA
    Boys basketball
    •Jan. 11 vs. Greenville, 6 p.m.
    Girls basketball
    •Jan. 10 vs. Pana, 6 p.m.
    •Jan. 12 at Highland Tournament
    Wrestling
    •Jan. 10 at Highland, 6 p.m.
    •Jan. 12 Home quad, 10 a.m.
    •Jan. 14 at Roxana, 6 p.m.
    •Jan. 15 Home JV quad, 6 p.m.
    F/S boys basketball
    •Jan. 10 at Greenville, 6 p.m.
    •Jan. 14 vs. Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    Jr. High boys basketball
    •Jan. 10 at Greenville, 6 p.m.

  • PHOTOS: F/S boys basketball

    South Central and Vandalia met in a county battle of freshmen/sophomore boys basketball teams on Monday. The Cougars came away with a 50-32 victory.

  • Josie Earnest earns spot on Team USA

    Vandalia graduate Josie Earnest has qualified for Team USA in women’s bowling for the second straight year.

    Placing third at the Team USA Trials in Henderson, Nev., Earnest is assured a spot on the team, a place in the QubicaAMF World Cup and prize money.

    Defending trial champ Danielle McEwan took first in the national field, while Diandra Asbaty, a 15-time team USA selection, finished second.

    More information about Earnest’s return to Team USA will be available in this week’s edition of The Leader-Union.