.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

School Sports

  • Vandalia Jr. wrestlers open season with success

    Jr. wrestlers from Vandalia went to several tournaments over the weekend, with many individuals placing.

    Vandalia Kings Wrestling
    at Bethalto
    •Anthony Enlow placed second in the 11-12-year-old age group with a 1-1 record.

  • This week's schedule

    VANDALIA
    Boys Basketball
    •Dec. 7 at Gillespie, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 8 at EAWR, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 11 vs. Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    Girls Basketball
    •Dec. 6 vs. Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 8 at Neoga, 1 p.m.
    Wrestling
    •Dec. 6 at Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 8 Home Quad, 10 a.m.
    •Dec. 11 JV Home, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 12 vs. Civic Mem., 6 p.m.
    Jr. High Boys Hoops
    •Dec. 8 Home Tournament
    •Dec. 10 at Beecher City, 6 p.m.

  • Vandals fall to third at DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic after up-and-down game

    DUQUOIN - The hosts scored on seven straight possession in the fourth quarter to pry the lead from the Vandals in the final game of the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic, and though they tried to erase their seven point deficit, the visitors would fall, 56-53.

    With the loss, the Vandals fell to 1-2 in the tournament and finished in third place. Flora was the tournament champion, after posting a 3-0 record.

  • Vandals beat Cairo at DuQuoin Tournament

    DUQUOIN - Vandalia was led by a double-double from senior Chase Woolsey and seven different players had at least one assist to lead the Vandals to a 62-56 victory against Cairo in the second game of the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic.

    The Pilots cut Vandalia's lead to one in the second quarter, but the Vandals (2-1) finished off the first half on an 8-0 run, and continued scoring with regularity for the rest of the game.

  • Lady Vandals suffers overtime loss in tough season-opener

    The Lady Vandals suffered a tough home-opener on Thursday, falling to Gillespie in overtime and possibly losing their point guard for Saturday’s game at Southwestern.

    Junior Megan Godoyo was ejected from the game on a controversial flagrant foul call late in the fourth quarter, and Vandalia would miss 14 free throws in the fourth quarter and overtime period of a 62-60 loss in the South Central Conference opener.

    When a player is ejected, they must sit out their team’s next game, if the ejection is promptly reported.

  • Vandals drop first game of DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic

    On Wednesday, the Vandals lost track of the game after a fast start against Flora.

    Vandalia led by as many as nine points in the first half, but faltered late in the second quarter and throughout the third quarter of a 50-43 victory for Flora.

    The Vandals (1-1) led, 12-7, after the first period and increased that lead in the first half of the second quarter, but Flora closed the first half on a 10-0 run and then outscored Vandalia 29-23 over the final two periods.

  • Brownstown seventh-graders going to state tournament

    VANDALIA — The Brownstown Jr. High seventh-grade girls basketball team qualified for the Illinois Elementary School Association Class 3A state tournament with a 24-10 victory against Roxana on Wednesday at the Vandalia Sectional.

    Brownstown led 20-4 going into the fourth quarter on the strength of a strong defensive effort, which included 24 steals, and solid rebounding.

    Dana Shelton led Brownstown with 11 points, while Deana Shelton added 14 rebounds and nine points. Fatima Viramontes had eight steals in the game.

  • Beasley, Tharp score 1,000th point

    ST. ELMO – When it comes to playing basketball, there are a lot of similarities in the styles of Fischer Tharp and Connor Beasley.

    So it’s no wonder that the South Central and St. Elmo seniors each scored their 1,000th career point in the same game on Tuesday, a 45-31 Eagles victory.

    “It was good to get it out of the way early, and it was fun doing it with my friend, Connor,” Tharp said. “It’s really cool. I’m really happy for him.

    “I don’t know how many other friends get to do this.”

  • Feezel, Manley sign with Kaskaskia College for volleyball

    ST. ELMO – Two St. Elmo volleyball players have chosen to continue their athletic careers at Kaskaskia College.

    Setter Perry Manley and middle hitter Savannah Feezel on Tuesday afternoon each signed letters of intent to join the Blue Angel program for the next two seasons.

    “It makes me proud that I can go and watch my kids,” said Lady Eagles coach Elise Asher. “I can take my team down there to give them some inspiration that they can do more.”

  • Vandal wrestlers fall to Belleville West in first match

    The Vandalia wrestling team fell in its season-opener on Tuesday, losing at home to Belleville West, 60-7.

    Jake Stewart won a major decision at 160 pounds, beating Wiil Peterson, 16-4, and Ryne Lipsey won at 113 pounds by defeating Zach Hanusek, 5-2.

    The Vandals return to action on Saturday at the Civic Memorial Tournament.