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School Sports

  • Eagles beat Cougars in NTC matchup

    ST. ELMO – The Eagles switched defenses to pull away from the Cougars in a National Trail Conference matchup on Tuesday.

    That defensive switch turned a 12-12 tie into a 22-14 halftime lead during a 45-31 St. Elmo victory.

    “We had to go sit in a zone – and I’m stubborn that way – but if we had stayed in man-to-man, we probably never would have pulled away,” said Eagles coach Greg Feezel. “If we have to go to a zone, we will.”

  • Schedule announced for 53rd annual St. Elmo Holiday Tournament; Eagles No. 1

    The schedule for this season's St. Elmo Holiday Tournament has been announced, and the hosts have the No. 1 seed.

    Five area teams are in the field.

    Tuesday, Dec. 11
    •Game 1: (1) St. Elmo vs. (8) Mulberry Grove, 6:15 p.m.
    •Game 2: (4) Beecher City vs. (5) Brownstown, 7:45 p.m.

    Wednesday, Dec. 12
    •Game 3: (2) Altamont vs. (7) Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    •Game 4: (3) Cowden-Herrick vs. (6) South Central, 7:45 p.m.

  • Prep Roundup (Nov. 29)

    Tuesday, Nov. 27
    Eighth-grade girls
    at Regional Tournament
    Vandalia 25
    Brownstown 15
    Points: Emma Meyer, 10; Lindsay Dagen, 6; Madison Klanke, 6; Anna Miller, 2.
    *Vandalia plays for a regional championship against Hillsboro in Hillsboro on Thursday at 6 p.m.
    Tuesday, Nov. 27
    Brownstown 68
    Sandoval 37
    S: 7-8-12-10—37
    B: 14-25-22-7—68
    Points: Matt Sefton, 20; Austin Hunter, 17; Jacob Behrends, 16; Curt Frailey, 8; Brock Oberlink, 4; Nate Matthews, 3.
    Record: 5-0

  • Vandalia leaders (Nov. 29)

    The stat leaders of Vandalia's winter 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 (Nov. 29)

    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.

  • PHOTO: BJHS wins regional title

    The Brownstown Jr. High girls basketball team won a regional championship by beating Pana, 28-13, at Pana Jr. High. The sectional game was in Vandalia on Wednesday.

  • PHOTO: County rivals battle

    South Central senior Taylor Keen looks to pass during a 44-28 loss at Brownstown on Monday.

    She scored two points for the Lady Cougars (0-5).

    Leading the team was Macie Cain (12), and other scorers were: Shyann Riley (6), Gwen Lewis (4), Abby King (2) and Bailey Ritter (2).

    For Brownstown (3-3), junior Molly Hill had a game-high 24 points, and other scorers were: Bethany Oberlink (10), Audriana Pruett (6), Danie Austin (2) and Krystyn Fitch (2).

  • PHOTO: JV Corner (Nov. 29)

    Vandalia's Kolton Etcheson pinned his opponent in 17 seconds during Monday's home JV quad meet.

  • Godoyo named all-tournament at Litchfield; Lady Vandals go 2-2

    LITCHFIELD — Junior Megan Godoyo was selected to the all-tournament team after she helped the Lady Vandals to a 2-2 mark in the Litchfield Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday after a 44-40 win against Carlinville.

    On Friday, Vandalia lost to Litchfield, 49-35.

    Godoyo had a team-high 11 points against Carlinville in a game that saw Vandalia (2-2) need to make a fourth-quarter comeback after having led the entire second and third quarters.

    The Lady Vandals begin conference play on Thursday, hosting Gillespie at 6 p.m.

  • Brownstown wins Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament

    Behind big efforts from seniors Austin Hunter and Matt Sefton, and junior Jacob Behrends, the Bombers claimed the championship of the Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament on Saturday, defeating Christ Our Rock, 70-65.

    Hunter had a double-double, with 23 points and 19 rebounds for Brownstown (4-0), while Sefton had 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Behrends had 18 points and five rebounds.

    The game was close throughout, with a 34-34 tie at halftime and a 52-52 tie after three quarters.