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School Sports

  • Seven Jr. Vandals earn wrestling regional titles

    Seven Jr. Vandals earned regional championships on Saturday at the South Regional in Herrin, with five of them advancing to this weekend’s sectional.

    In the Novice Division for 11- and 12-year-olds, champions were: Jarek Wehrle (62), Tanner Swain (89) and Garret Stewart (130).

    In the Senior Division for 13- and 14-year-olds, champions were: Jarrett Pasley (89) and Shane White (166).

    All five of them will compete at this Saturday’s South Sectional at Highland High School. The event begins at 9 a.m.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Feb. 28)

    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: Fourth-grade champions

    The Vandalia fourth-grade boys basketball team recently picked up the championship at the Hillsboro Hoopfest Tournament.

  • B-Town partners with company for sports posters

    Brownstown High School has partnered with All-American Sports Posters to produce the school’s athletic posters.

    All-American Sports Posters representatives will be contacting businesses in the area to sponsor the program. No other companies are authorized to sell posters for the athletic department.

    Anyone with questions should contact athletic director Vince Rohr at the high school at 427-3755 or All-American Sports Posters at 800-556-1380.
     

  • Vandals fall at IHSA Team Dual State Wrestling Tournament

    BLOOMINGTON - The Vandals battled hard in an emotional 31-29 loss to Litchfield in the first round of the dual team state tournament.

    Taking on the Purple Panthers at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, the Vandals were able to significantly cut the margin of victory for Litchfield, which beat the Vandals, 39-21, on Jan. 10.

    In the final two bouts, Vandalia needed pins to get the team win after freshmen Kolten Etcheson and Kendrick Woolsey each refused to get pinned at 220 and 285 pounds, but it was not to be.

  • T-Town proves superior in regional rout of Vandals

    HILLSBORO - Vandalia was unable to generate any momentum on Friday, as the Wooden Shoes of Teutopolis ran away with the championship of the Hillsboro Regional.

    Top-seeded T-Town scored consistently throughout the game, building an early leading and increasing it over the final three quarters of an 85-48 victory.

    Vandalia senior Aaron Harter paced the second-seeded Vandals (15-13) with 14 points. He, along with Michael Wells, Chase Woolsey, Wade Cowger and Leyton Godoyo, was playing in the final game of his career.

  • UPDATE: Two Lady Bombers in state 3-point showdown

    Two Brownstown girls basketball players have reached the state level in the 3-point showdown, but neither of them were able to advance to the finals.

    Junior Danie Austin and sophomore Audriana Pruett shot with the best in the state on Thursday, with Austin making one 3 and Pruett making seven. Nine makes were needed to make the finals.

    The event took place at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.

  • Area's Class 1A teams all eliminated at regionals

    The three remaining Class 1A schools in the area were all eliminated on Wednesday.

    At the St. Elmo Regional, St. Elmo lost to Nokomis, 37-35.

    At the Woodlawn Regional, Patoka lost to Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 51-49, and South Central lost to Woodlawn, 54-25.

  • Vandals reach regional championship game

    The Vandals have reached the regional championship game for the second straight season after defeating sixth-seeded Hillsboro, 62-52, on Wednesday.

    No. 2 Vandalia will meet top-seeded Teutopolis at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Hillsboro High School. The Wooden Shoes defeated the Vandals earlier this season, when Vandalia allowed a big run in the third quarter after getting within two points.

  • Vandals headed to state after rout at sectional

    ROBINSON – Will the fourth time be the charm for the Vandals?

    Vandalia has advanced to the dual team state tournament for the fourth straight year and will look to get out of the first round for the first time since 2007 when it meets Litchfield in the state quarterfinals on Saturday after blowing out Murphysboro, 59-6, on Tuesday at the Robinson Sectional.

    The state dual will begin at 9 a.m. at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, with the winner meeting either Plano or Mercer County in the 2 p.m. semifinals.