School Sports

  • Lady Bombers split last two; finish regular season at 15-9

    BROWNSTOWN – The Lady Bombers closed out one of their best regular seasons with a 57-53 win against Dieterich.

    Junior Audriana Pruett had 15 points, and senior Danie Austin had 10 rebounds last Friday as Brownstown/St. Elmo knocked off its National Trail Conference rival.

    The Lady Bombers are the No. 2 seed in the Class 1A Altamont Regional, and played against Altamont on Wednesday.

    Getting that win, however, involved quite the comeback.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Feb. 13)


    The Warriors picked up a key Egyptian-Illini Conference victory on Tuesday, knocking off Beecher City, 57-42.

    The victory keeps Patoka undefeated in conference play, and puts them in prime position to win the conference title.

    Senior Johnnie Clift had 16 points, and freshman Jered Cain added 14 for the Warriors (16-6, 3-0 EIC), who led throughout the game.

  • South Central, Ramsey earn upset wins at regionals

    Both of the area’s Class 1A girls basketball teams pulled off upset wins in the first round of their respective regional tournament on Monday.

    South Central handed Oblong a 51-48 overtime loss at the Red Hill Regional in Bridgeport, and Ramsey/Mulberry Grove beat Dieterich, 61-54, at the Altamont Regional.

    For South Central, the 51 points are the most the team scored all season. Freshman Abby Hahn had a career-high 22 points, scoring on 11 free throws, three 3-pointers and one field goal.

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia volleyball tournament

    St. Elmo/Brownstown beat Vandalia, 22-25, 25-7, 15-8, on Saturday in the championship game of the Vandalia Tournament.

  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling results (Feb. 13)

    Members of the Vandalia Jr. wrestling club participated in four different tournaments over the past weekend.

    Next week, the club will be at O'Fallon on Saturday and at Troy on Sunday.

    Saturday, Feb. 8
    at Fairbury
    11- and 12-year-old
    •Jarek Wehrle placed first
    •Tanner Swain placed second

    Sunday, Feb. 9
    at Danville
    7- and 8-year-olds
    •Logan Nance placed first
    11- and 12-year-olds
    •Tanner Swain placed second

  • Lady Vandals upset Newton at regionals

    VANDALIA – The Lady Vandals beat Newton, 47-39, on Monday in the first round of the Vandalia Regional.

    Madelyn Hosick had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

    Vandalia plays No. 1 Teutopolis in the semifinals on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

    Also in regional action, Ramsey beat Dieterich, 61-54, and South Central beat Oblong, 51-47, in overtime.

  • Vandals dominant in winning 20th straight regional

    VANDALIA - The Vandalia wrestling program earned its 20th straight regional championship on Saturday, dominating the field and sending 13 individuals to next weekend's sectional tournament in Robinson.

    Vandalia scored 257.5 points to blowout the field in its home gym. The second-place finisher? It was Olney, with just 137.5 points.

  • Jr. Vandals win regional championship

    Vandalia's eighth-graders picked up their second straight regional championship on Thursday, coming back against Greenville for a 41-38 win.

    Nathan Casey had 12 points and Marcus Zimmerman added 11 to lead the Jr. Vandals (18-3), who will play next Wednesday at the Vandalia Sectional at 6 p.m. Their opponent will be determined on Saturday when the Divernon Regional finals are played.

  • Vandals to be at home for chance at 20th straight regional

    VANDALIA – Standout wrestling has been a constant in Vandalia for the past 19 years.

    And the 20th year hasn’t been too shabby, either.

    The Vandals will be heavy favorites on their home mats this Saturday as they pursue the team’s 20th straight regional championship and look to get all 14 of their wrestlers through to the following weekend’s individual sectional.

  • Maxey's combination of skills leads to 1,000 career points

    ALTAMONT – Levi Maxey may not have been the first among National Trail Conference guards to reach 1,000 career points this season, but that doesn’t mean the argument can’t be made that he is the best in the conference.

    Maxey made a driving layup to reach the career milestone with 2:57 left in the first half of a 70-63 victory against Windsor last Thursday in the NTC Tournament consolation semifinals, one day after Altamont senior Garrett Ziegler reached the mark.