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School Sports

  • Lady Vandals take third at Litchfield Tourney; junior Godoyo named to all-tournament squad

    LITCHFIELD – She didn’t necessarily post gaudy numbers, but Megan Godoyo consistently made valuable contributions to the Lady Vandals throughout the Litchfield Thanksgiving Tournament.

    And that is why the Vandalia junior was given all-tournament honors after the Lady Vandals placed third in the event following Saturday’s 44-40 win against Carlinville.

  • High-powered offense leads Bombers to title

    Senior Shane Sefton made a 3-pointer in the final seconds of the third period to tie the game at 52, and junior Jacob Behrends sealed the win with a 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter of Brownstown’s 70-65 win in Saturday’s championship game of the Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament.
    The victory was the fourth straight game in which Brownstown had scored at least 70 points.

  • Vandals victorious in season-opener at South Central

    FARINA – A five-point possession in the middle of the third quarter was the turning point for Vandalia in a 46-26 victory at South central in last Tuesday’s season-opener.

    Senior Tim Ritchey made a 3-pointer but was fouled after the shot, and senior Michael Wells made a second-chance layup on the ensuing possession to give the Vandals a 30-14 lead and control of the game with 3:51 left in the third period.

  • 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).