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School Sports

  • PHOTOS: Vandal boys open season in Charleston

    The Vandalia boys track team opened its season at the Charleston Indoor Invitational on Saturday.

    The Vandals finished in 25th place out of 33 teams.

    Senior Wade Cowger would place fourth out of 46 runners, with a time of 2:08.74, in the 800-meter run.

    Ben Strobel finished sixth out of 54 runners in the 1,600-meter run, with a personal-best time of 4:44.64, and Dalton Smith placed 11th of 28 in the 200-meter dash, with a time of 0:24.79.

  • Ramsey Insider: Top players returning

    RAMSEY – After being named the Most Vaulable Player in her conference last season, Shaunna Rainey is hoping to the follow up that performance with an even better season.

    Taking the top honor in the Egyptian-Illini Conference for the second straight season will involve the senior continuing to hit consistently, but adding in more extra-base hits.

    “I hope she does the same things she did last year,” said coach Mike Jackson. “I’d like to see more power, but she had an average around .580, so we’re fine there.”

  • PHOTO: Enlow wins about state title

    Vandalia resident Anthony Enlow won his second straight championship at the Midget State Championships in Danville.

    Enlow went 4-0 in the 150-pound bracket for 9-10-year-olds.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (March 21)

    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.

  • This week's schedule (March 21-27)

    VANDALIA
    Baseball
    •March 22 vs. Ramsey, 4:15 p.m.
    •March 23 Road Round-Robin, 12:30 p.m.
    •March 25 at St. Elmo, 4:15 p.m.
    Softball
    •March 22 vs. Plymouth, 4:15 p.m.
    •March 25 vs. South Central, 4:15 p.m.
    •March 26 vs. Newton, 4:15 p.m.
    Track
    •March 26 at Hillsboro, 4:30 p.m.

    BROWNSTOWN
    Baseball
    •March 25 vs. Greenville, 4:15 p.m.
    •March 26 at Neoga, 4:15 p.m.

  • PHOTO: St. Elmo track team

    The St. Elmo High School track team is pictured.

  • Area Prep Roundup (March 21)

    The St. Elmo softball team fell in both games at Saturday’s Fairfield Tournament.

    The Lady Eagles lost to Wayne City, 7-3, and Fairfield, 16-0.

    Against Wayne City, senior Megan Maxey had an RBI triple and a run scored, while freshman Sarah Maxey and junior Danie Austin each crossed the plate in a three-run third inning.

    Against Fairfield, St. Elmo (0-2) got a triple from Austin and a single from Megan Maxey.

  • PHOTO: Strobel headed to Top Times meet

    Vandalia sophomore Ben Strobel has been invited to the Class A Illinois Top Times meet at the Shrink Center on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University after running the mile in 4:44.64 at the Charleston Indoor Invitational (pictured).

    He will be racing against 14 others at IWU on Friday at what is considered the unofficial indoor state meet.

    The race will begin at 7:20 p.m., and live streaming will be available at www.acgsports.org and www.ustream.tv, and results will be posted at www.illinoistoptimes.com.

  • Coaches named in St. Elmo/Brownstown co-op

    The coaches have been selected for next year's St. Elmo/Brownstown co-op.

    For high school sports hosted at St. Elmo, the coaches are:

    •Varsity basketball: Greg Feezel
    •JV basketball: Vince Rohr
    •F/S basketball: Ryan Beccue
    •Varsity volleyball: Elise Asher
    •JV volleyball: Toby Harms
    •F/S volleyball: Jeni Haslett
    •Varsity softball: Megan Burrus
    •JV softball: Dana Pasley
    •Cheerleading: Deb Hunter

  • Sports cancellations for Tuesday

    Due to the weather, several sporting events have been canceled for Tuesday.

    The Vandalia softball game against Effingham has been canceled, as has the track meet in Litchfield, which the Vandalia boys and girls teams were traveling to.

    The South Central softball game at Odin has been canceled.

    St. Elmo baseball at Altamont and Patoka baseball against Christ Our Rock Lutheran have been canceled.