School Sports

  • Sports cancellations: April 11, 2013

    The home baseball game for Vandalia against Shelbyville has been canceled for Thursday.

    The Vandalia softball game at Shelbyville for Thursday has been canceled.

    The St. Elmo/Ramsey baseball game for Thursday has been canceled.

  • Earnest named first-team All-American

    Vandalia graduate Jessica Earnest was named a first-team All-American in women's bowling on Wednesday night.

    This year marks the first time the Vanderbilt senior has been named to the first team by the National Ten Pin Coaches Association. In the past three years, she has been named a second-team All-American.

    Earnest was honored at the Champions Banquet, an annual event held prior to the NCAA bowling championships.

  • Patoka beats Webber for first win

    PATOKA – After being shut out in the first two games of the season, Warriors coach Joey Eddy had a simple message for his team last Thursday.

    “Let’s make a statement,” he said prior to Patoka’s 6-3 win against Webber.

    And the Warriors sure took that message to heart.

    After leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning, Patoka’s offense went to work with two outs in the second, scoring five runs on three hits, three walks and an error.

  • Patoka Insider: Cain's walk sparks rally

    PATOKA – It all started with a walk.

    And while that’s not the most exciting play in baseball, it set the foundation for all sorts of excitement for the Warriors in a 6-3 win against Webber last Thursday.

    With two outs in the bottom of the second inning, Cain battled back from an 0-2 count to draw a walk and start a five-run rally that propelled Patoka to its first victory of the season.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (April 11)

    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.

    Spencer Patton • Pitcher • Wilmington Blue Rocks

    •April 6 – Patton, a South Central graduate, pitched two innings of relief during a 5-0 loss at Myrtle Beach. The Kansas City Royals prospect allowed two hits, including a home run, and one walk, while striking out two.

  • Liberty Shops purchase naming rights to Vandalia's high school softball field

    Both high school fields at Vandalia Community High School have now been given naming rights.

    Liberty Shops has purchased the naming rights to the high school softball field, according to Vandalia Field of Dreams President Tom Lucken.

    Liberty Shops will own the naming rights to the field for the next five years at $3,000 per year.

    Lucken said the committee plans to use the first installment to purchase a new scoreboard for the softball field.

    Vandalia Mutual owns the naming rights on the baseball field.

  • Area Prep Roundup (April 11)


    Though South Central has had mixed results early in the season, the Cougars found a way to pick up a big win on Tuesday.

    Battling Class 2A Greenville at home, South Central got a complete game from senior Dan Diss and three doubles to defeat the Comets, 7-5.

    The Cougars (3-5) scored three runs in each of the first two innings to take a 6-1 lead, and held off Greenville, which scored three runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to get within a run before South Central added another run in the sixth.

  • Beasley shines in shutout of Route 40 rival

    ST. ELMO – Senior Connor Beasley set the school record for strikeouts, and the Eagles offense took advantage of several Brownstown errors to pick up a win on Monday night.

    Beasley struck out 19 batters in a record-breaking performance that left the Bombers with just two hits and St. Elmo with an 8-0 win in one of the last games between the two schools before they co-op in baseball next season.

  • PHOTO: Banal makes college choice

    Ramsey senior Peyton Banal on Monday signed a letter of intent to play softball for St. Charles (Mo.) Community College.

  • Vandals can't find big hit in loss to Altamont

    VANDALIA – The Vandals had several base runners, but never could find a big hit to drive them home on Tuesday in a loss to Altamont.

    Six runners were left in scoring position and 11 total runners were stranded as the Indians used a late push to take a 10-1 victory at Vandalia Mutual Field.

    “We had the bases loaded a couple of times, and we just have to come up big in those situations,” said coach Luke Hohlt. “I am confident we will get there with these guys.”