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School Sports

  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling results (Jan. 24)

    The Vandalia Jr. Wrestling club participated in Sunday's Jon Davis Kids' open at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center in Springfield.


  • Senior Spotlight: Kellie Crain

    FARINA – South Central senior Kellie Crain has elected to continue her softball career in college.

    Crain signed her letter of intent to play catcher for Shawnee Community College for the next two seasons.

    “They are getting a player who works hard and has improved each year,” said Lady Cougars coach Gary Kapper. “When she gets down there, I think she will improve even more, since she’ll be focused strictly on softball.”

  • Team Mindy

    The uplifting story of Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano’s road to recovery from acute promyelocytic leukemia was heard by millions of people throughout the country.

    And for one Vandalia sophomore, it was a call to action.

    After watching 24 Colts players and two of their cheerleaders shave their heads to begin the CHUCKSTRONG donation campaign, Jake Stewart was moved to start a similar campaign right here in town.

    Last Wednesday, it became a reality.

  • Vandals finish 6-3 in busy week of quadrangulars

    The Vandalia wrestling team had a busy seven days dating back to last Thursday, wrestling nine teams and going 6-3.

    Dalton Blankenship, a sophomore, and senior Zach Jackson each went 9-0. They lead the team in wins, with 28 and 27, respectively.

    On Saturday, the Vandals host their third quadrangular of the season with PORTA, Beardston and Clinton coming to town, and they travel to O’Fallon next Thursday.

    But on a downside, Vandalia will be without Blake Cripe for the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury.

  • Godoyo likely out for the season due to knee injury

    HIGHLAND – Due to a pair of tears in her knee, Vandalia junior Megan Godoyo may have her season ended prematurely for the second year in a row.

    It was learned after Tuesday’s game, a 58-40 loss in the first round of consolation bracket in the Highland Tournament, that she had suffered tears to both her medial and lateral meniscus.

    The tears occurred in the same knee in which she tore her anterior cruciate ligament at about this time last season.

  • Vandalia takes down Comets in SCC game

    VANDALIA – Two small runs on both sides of halftime allowed the Vandals to take a lead on Greenville that wouldn’t be relinquished in a 55-45 win last Friday night that keeps Vandalia perfect in South Central Conference play.

    After falling behind 25-21 with 1:48 left in the first half, coach Brian Buscher called a timeout, and his team responded to his message.

  • St. Elmo Wall of Fame Inductions

    St. Elmo High School made inductions to its Wall of Fame last Friday night. 

  • Area Prep Roundup (Jan. 17)

    Eagles pick up NTC win

    St. Elmo had little trouble defeating Windsor on Tuesday in National Trail Conference action.

    The Eagles earned the 69-27 win behind a game-high 22 points from junior Levi Maxey, and 14 points and 10 rebounds from senior Connor Beasley.

    Reece Wells matched his career-high with 11 points for St. Elmo (10-7, 3-3 NTC).

  • Jr. Wrestling Results

    The Jr. Vandal wrestlers have found plenty of success in recent events, including a third-place team finish at the Pittsfield Full Mat Tournament.

    Sunday, Jan. 13
    at Belleville Crusaders Open
    11- and 12-year-olds
    •Dustin Lott placed second
    •Tanner Swain placed second
    •Luke Francis placed third

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Jan. 17)

    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.