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School Sports

  • Maxey scores 36 as Eagles again beat Altamont

    If administrators at St. Elmo High School were to ever allow a student to make the boys basketball schedule, they probably shouldn’t give the duty to junior Levi Maxey.

    Because the Eagles would probably play Altamont in every game of the season.

    Maxey torched the Indians for 36 points in last Friday’s contest, besting the 33 points he scored against Altamont in the title game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament in December and leading the Eagles to a 58-49 National Trail Conference victory.

  • Cougars upset Cowden in NTC game

    The Cougars picked up their fourth win in five games last Friday with an upset of Cowden-Herrick.

    Senior Austin Schwarm had a season-high 12 points to help lead South Central to a 39-35 National Trail Conference victory.

    Fischer Tharp, a senior, also added 12 points, and senior Rudy Hablewitz had nine for the Cougars (9-16, 3-7 NTC) in the team’s final conference game of the season.

    This was the first year South Central played in the NTC, after moving from the Midland Trail Conference.

  • Mulberry Grove takes third at state

    The Mulberry Grove seventh-grade boys basketball team placed third in the state last Thursday with a 41-38 win against Chrisman Scottland.

    Four Jr. Eagles scored in double-figures, with Presley Gauch's 11 points leading the team. Cortland Latham, Joey Linnaberry and Javion Wright each scored 10 in the Illinois Elementary School Association Class 7-1A state tournament at St. Joseph Middle School.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Feb. 14)

    BOYS BASKETBALL

    Tuesday, Feb. 12
    Brownstown 80
    Mulberry Grove 51
    B: 15-20-24-24—80
    M: 4-18-12-17—51
    Bombers
    Points: Hunter, 24; M. Sefton, 24; Behrends, 16; Frailey, 10; Lawson, 2; Matthews, 2; Oberlink, 2.
    Record: 10-14 (4-2 EIC)
    Aces
    Points: Latham, 17; James, 15; Williamson, 9; Phillips, 7; Crisman, 3.
    JV: Mulberry Grove won, 45-26.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Feb. 14)

    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: Senior cheerleaders

    Vandalia's senior cheerleaders were honored prior to Tuesday's boys basketball game.

  • Four Vandal wrestlers qualify for individual state tournament

    VANDALIA - Each grade level will be represented by Vandalia at the Illinois High School Association individual state wrestling tournament, as four Vandals qualified for the event at Saturday's Vandalia Sectional.

    Freshman Chaston Womack (106) and sophomore Dalton Blankenship (138) each were crowned sectional champion, while senior Zach Jackson (160) placed third and junior Tyler Dagen (145) placed fourth.

    The preliminary rounds at state will begin on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Assembly Hall on the campus of the University of Illinois in Champaign.

  • Mulberry Grove takes third in the state

    The Mulberry Grove seventh-grade boys basketball team placed third in the state on Thursday with a 41-38 win against Chrisman Scottland.

    Four Jr. Eagles scored in double-figures, with Presley Gauch's 11 points leading the team. Cortland Latham, Joey Linnaberry and Javion Wright each scored 10 in the Illinois Elementary Scool Association Class 7-1A state tournament at St. Joseph Middle School.

  • In closest result in years, Vandalia has four individual champs in regional win

    MOUNT CARMEL – They believed they had lost.

    After watching Robinson’s Geoffrey Harrison pin his opponent in the third-place bout at 285 pounds, coach Jason Clay’s calculations said that the Vandals’ streak of 18 straight regional titles was over.

    Vandalia’s wrestlers paced for what seemed like an eternity waiting for the official results to be announced.

  • Lady Vandals lose heart-breaker to end year

    TOLEDO – Top-seeded Teutopolis had more size and talent in Tuesday’s regional semifinal game, but the Lady Vandals produced a championship effort in falling just a point short of winning.

    Vandalia led in the Class 2A regional game at Cumberland High School for most of the way, before committing too many turnovers after the Lady Shoes put on a press defense in the fourth quarter of a 44-43 loss.