School Sports

  • Maxey named all-tourney for St. Elmo at NTCs

    St. Elmo junior Levi Maxey was the only area player named to the all-tournament team at the 78th annual National Trail Conference Tournament on Saturday after leading the Eagles to a sixth-place finish at Altamont High School.

    Brownstown placed eighth in the event, and South Central was eliminated in the consolation semifinals.

    Top-seeded Dieterich beat No. 2 Altamont, 68-54, for the championship, its first ever, and third-seeded Stew-Stras took third, with a 68-58 win against No. 4 Cowden-Herrick..


  • Area Prep Roundup (Jan. 31)

    Tuesday, Jan. 29
    regional semifinals
    Mulberry Grove 46
    Sorento 41
    *MGJH advances to Thursday’s title game at home at 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 25
    Regional Championship
    Patoka 53
    Odin 48
    P: 12-8-13-20—53
    O: 8-9-15-16—48
    Points: Cain, 30; Belcher, 17; Organ, 6.
    Record: 21-4
    *Patoka advances to the Rend Lake Sectional on Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Jan. 31)

    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.

  • PHOTOS: Youth Focus (Jan. 31)

    Photos from events at the YMCA.

  • PHOTOS: JV Corner (Jan. 31)

    JV photos from the past week.

  • PHOTO: Fourth-graders win tournament

    The fourth-grade boys basketball team is shown with its first-place plaque from the Salem Invitational.

  • Jr. Vandals are regional champions

    Carrying the confidence of a winning streak and a strong game plan, the third-seeded Vandalia seventh-grade boys basketball team didn’t even care that Greenville brought a 21-2 record into last Thursday’s regional championship game.

    Or for that matter that the top-seeded Blue Jays had three times defeated the Jr. Vandals during the regular season.

  • Lady Vandals pick up OT win on senior night

    On senior night, the Lady Vandals got 29 points from senior Amber Bruno and used a 7-0 run at the start of the overtime period on Thursday night to pick up a 66-56 South Central Conference win against Roxana.

    Junior Kaitlyn Kershaw made a game-tying layup with about two minutes left in regulation, and freshman Madelyn Hosick blocked a second-chance shot in the waning seconds to force the extra period.

    Morgan Cripe, a junior, assisted Kershaw on that basket, and had a double-double for the Lady Vandals (9-16, 2-6 SCC) with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

  • Vandals celebrate seniors with exciting quad

    VANDALIA – Two veteran wrestlers both went 3-0 in their final home regular-season event on Saturday at Vandalia High School.

    Zach Jackson and Sean Newcomb each had a perfect day as the Vandals went 2-1 in a quadrangular against Clinton, Beardstown and PORTA.

    Newcomb had three pins, while Jackson had a pin, a 6-4 win and a forfeit victory for the Vandals (19-10).

  • Vandals top Patoka in nonconference action

    After splitting a pair of nonconference games in the past week, the Vandals will get back into South Central Conference play next Tuesday.

    Vandalia travels to Pana that night for a rematch of the Vandalia Holiday Tournament championship game, which the Panthers won, 56-44.

    Prior to that, the Vandals will host Litchfield in a nonconference game on Friday night.

    Vandalia won the conference game at Litchfield, 48-34, on Dec. 14.


    On Tuesday, the Vandals couldn't control Taylorville's hot shooting in a 76-52 loss.