School Sports

  • Lady Vandals can't break skid at GHS

    Vandalia had its best offensive output since mid-April, but a seventh-inning comeback fell just short on Monday in an 11-9 loss at Greenville in nonconference action.

    After two quick outs in the seventh, the Lady Vandals got a run on sophomore Karlie Bright’s first career triple, and scored on a single by senior Kylie Sellers. Both players had two hits in the game.

    Erin Smith’s sixth strikeout of the game ended the contest, but the result for Vandalia was much better than April 23’s 10-0 loss.

  • Patoka to face tough regional after loss at Altamont

    ALTAMONT – Patoka came into the spring seeking a regional championship, but with an 11-1 loss on Monday at Altamont, the road to that title got a little more challenging.

    The Warriors have now lost to all four teams that will be in their regional, but coach Joey Eddy said his team intends to compete for revenge if selected as the bottom seed of the tournament.

    “I told the guys, ‘Who cares? We’ll just have to play three games,’” he said. “We have the pitching and have the capability of doing that.

  • SEB has No. 4 seed in NTC Tournament

    The National Trail Conference softball tournament began on Wednesday, and will continue with games on Friday and next Monday.

    St. Elmo/Brownstown has the No. 3 seed in the eight-team double-elimination tournament, and South Central is seeded eighth.

    Altamont has the top seed, and Stew-Stras/Windsor has the No. 2 seed.

    SEB opened play on Wednesday, with a game against Dieterich, and South Central began play on Wednesday at Altamont.

  • Lady Eagles lead field for EIC Tourney

    After capturing the regular-season championship for the first time since 2011, St. Elmo/Brownstown now will look to win the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament for the first time since then, too.

    The Lady Eagles hold the No. 1 seed in this Saturday’s event, which will begin at 9 a.m. at Lions Park in Central City, but do not have an easy path to the championship.

    SEB opens the tournament against either fourth-seeded Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick or No. 5 Christ Our Rock Lutheran.

  • Vandalia hosting the Jr. Mid-State Conference Championships

    Vandalia will host its first major track meet next Tuesday.

    The Jr. Mid-State Conference Championships will be held in Vandalia at 9 a.m.

    Vandalia's seventh- and eighth-grade track teams will be vying for conference championships against teams from Hillsboro, Pana, Litchfield and Greenville.

    The Jr. Vandals close the regular season with two road meets on Thursday and Friday.

  • Area Prep Roundup (May 8)

    Junior high track
    Thursday, May 1
    at Cowden-Herrick
    Eighth-grade girls
    First-place finishers
    •Garrison, high jump
    •Marquardt, 400-meter dash
    •Marquardt, 1,600-meter run
    •Richardson, 100-meter hurdles
    •Tarkington, 100-meter dash
    •Tarkington, 200-meter dash
    •4X100-meter relay (Wilkerson, Thierry, Elam and Tarkington)
    •4X200-meter relay (Mills, Garrison, Elam and Tarkington)

  • South Central wins in grand fashion

    South Central hit two grand slams on Tuesday to beat Windsor/Stew-Stras, 12-9, in 10 innings.

    Trailing by five going to the bottom of the seventh, one run scored before junior Dylan Smith launched a game-tying grand slam.

    WSS scored in the top of the 10th, but with the bases loaded in the bottom of the frame, junior Noah Powless got his first hit of the game for a walk-off grand slam.

    The Cougars (8-13) also got three hits from sophomores Gavin Ratermann and Brett Harmeier as part of a season-high 17 for the game.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (May 8)

    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.

  • SEB clinches EIC championship with win at Mulberry Grove

    MULBERRY GROVE – Mother Nature helped the Lady Eagles build a lead.

    Then she almost took it away.

    St. Elmo/Brownstown hit its first three home runs of the season into a strong wind blowing out to left-center field on Tuesday, and then fought through a downpour in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the regular-season Egyptian-Illini Conference championship by beating Mulberry Grove, 9-7.

  • Lady Vandals 3rd at Greenville, 4th at Cumberland

    Four first-place finishes on Tuesday helped the Lady Vandals to fourth place at a meet in Cumberland.

    Sophomore Jalea Paslay picked up a pair of top finishes, winning the 400-meter dash (1:05) and the 800-meter run (2:43).

    Freshman Emma Meyer won the 100-meter dash (13.28), and the 4X100-meter relay team of freshmen Anna Miller and Madeline Cade, Paslay and Meyer won in 54.15.