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School Sports

  • Bombers beat MG in consolation round

    ST. ELMO – Brownstown senior Austin Hunter dominated the paint in an otherwise ugly game in the consolation semifinals of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    He had his best game of the season with 28 points and 16 rebounds in the Bombers’ 86-54 win against Mulberry Grove last Thursday.

    The game was close through the first 16 minutes, as the Bombers held just a 31-25 halftime lead, but Mulberry Grove had trouble stopping Hunter and senior Matt Sefton in the second half.

  • Cougars upset Cowden-Herrick, but fall to Altamont

    ST. ELMO – Senior Fischer Tharp picked apart Cowden-Herrick’s defense to lead South Central to an upset win in the first round of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    Scoring a game-high 32 points last Wednesday, Tharp led the sixth-seeded Cougars to a 52-48 victory against No. 3 Cowden-Herrick.

  • Rams fall in first two games of SEHT

    ST. ELMO – Ramsey held a 15-14 lead against No. 2 Altamont in the first round of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament last Wednesday.

    But that was the last lead the seventh-seeded Rams would have the Indians held them to just 14 second-half points in a 61-61 victory.

    Junior Tylor Knisley had 11 points to lead Ramsey (1-6), and senior Colton Hunt had a team-best seven rebounds.

  • PHOTO: SEHT All-Tournament Team

    The St. Elmo Holiday Tournament all-tournament team is pictured.

  • Prep Roundup (Dec. 20)

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Tuesday, Dec. 18
    Brownstown 48
    Altamont 43
    A: 13-18-12-10—43
    B: 12-4-17-15—48
    Points: Oberlink, 12; Pruett, 12; Hill, 9; Austin, 6; Bone, 5; Fitch, 2.
    Record: 6-6 (2-2 NTC)

    Thursday, Dec. 13
    Neoga 55
    Brownstown 39
    B: 7-8-15-9—39
    N: 4-11-22-18—55
    Points: Hill, 19; Oberlink, 9; Austin, 5; Pruett, 5; Bone, 1.
    Record: 5-6 (1-2 NTC)

  • St. Elmo Holiday Tournament to feature title game rematch

    It will be a rematch in the title game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament after Altamont defeated South Central 66-33 in the championship semifinals on Friday night.

    St. Elmo already locked in its spot in the title game after beating Beecher City on Thursday.

    The Eagles beat the Indians to win last season's tournament, and the top two seeds will begin play at about 8 p.m. Saturday night to settle this year's event.

    In the third-place game, which is slated to begin at about 6:30 p.m., South Central will face Beecher City.

  • Vandals beat Litchfield to stay perfect in conference play

    LITCHFIELD - The Vandals overcame a slow start to win 48-34 at Litchfield on Friday night in South Central Conference action.

    Senior Tim Ritchey had 14 points to lead the Vandals, and senior Chase Woolsey had 11 rebounds. Junior Colton Woolsey blocked five shots in the game, and senior Michael Wells had 11 points.

    Vandalia trailed, 13-5, after the first eight minutes, but stormed out to a six-point halftime lead by outscoring the Panthers, 20-6, in the second quarter.

  • St. Elmo advances to championship game of holiday tournament

    ST. ELMO — The Eagles advanced to the championship game of their own holiday tournament on Thursday by coming back in the second half of a 42-33 win against Beecher City.

    Senior Ben Davis hit a 3-pointer with six seconds left in the third quarter, and junior Levi Maxey made another on the first possession of the fourth quarter to give St. Elmo a 29-22 lead.

    The Eagles had trailed Beecher City, 20-14, at halftime.

    Maxey led the team with 21 points and seven steals, while senior Connor Beasley had a team-high seven rebounds.

  • Wrestlers lose tough match to Civic Memorial

    The Vandal wrestling team lost a close match to Civic Memorial, 37-36, on Wednesday.

    Vandalia (3-3) earned forfeits in the four heaviest classes, but otherwise only won with pins from Zach Jackson (160) and Jake Stewart (170), two of the team's best wrestlers so far this season.

    The dual was the varsity's final event until the St. Thomas More New Year's Challenge in Champaign on Dec. 27-28.

  • Tharp pushes Cougars to upset in St. Elmo Holiday Tournament

    ST. ELMO — Fischer Tharp was on a mission Wednesday night at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    Scoring 32 points, he led No. 6 South Central to a 52-48 upset win against third-seeded Cowden-Herrick in the 53rd annual event and secured his team a spot in the championship semifinals on Friday night at 7:45 p.m.

    There, the Cougars will meet No. 2 Altamont, which beat seventh-seeded Ramsey, 61-31, on Wednesday.