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School Sports

  • Vandals drop two SCC games in shortened week

    The Vandals fought back from a pair of deficits on Tuesday, but Carlinville broke a 4-4 tie with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 5-4 win in South Central Conference action.

    Freshman Richie Well had three hits, freshman Alec Schroeder had a pair of doubles and senior Carson Smith ran his hitting streak to 12 games with two singles, but the team’s second-best hit total of the season wasn’t enough to snap a losing streak that now counts seven games.

  • Area Prep Roundup (May 1)

    VANDALIA
    Vandalia's junior high boys finished first, and the girls finished second on Tuesday against Hillsboro.
    Tuesday, April 29
    at Vandalia
    Eighth-grade boys
    First-place finishers
    •Garrett, 110-meter hurdles
    •Garrett, long jump
    •McNary, discus
    •Schaub, 1,600-meter run
    •Truitt, high jump
    •Zimmerman, 100-meter dash
    •Zimmerman, shot put
    •4X100-meter relay (Garrett, Taylor, Smith and Zimmerman)

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (May 1)

    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.

    Spencer Patton • Pitcher • Omaha Storm Chasers

    •April 26 – Patton, a South Central graduate, pitched one inning of relief in a 3-0 loss at New Orleans. The Kansas City Royals AAA prospect allowed a solo home run and struck out a batter.
    •April 22 – Patton struck out one in one inning of relief in a 5-1 win against Nashville.

  • Cougars break four-game losing skid with win vs. Vandalia

    KINMUNDY – South Central kept up the offensive pace against a feisty Vandalia team on Monday, snapping a four-game losing streak with a 9-6 victory.

    Sophomore Gavin Ratermann opened the bottom of the first inning by driving a 1-1 pitch over the left-field wall, and the Cougars tacked on eight runs from the third to fifth inning to overcome Vandalia’s 10-hit performance, its best since April 12.

  • Lady Aces survive seventh-inning scare in win at Vandalia

    VANDALIA – It’s the type of inning that Mulberry Grove wants to begin avoiding.

    The Lady Aces committed three errors but survived a stressful seventh inning at Vandalia on Tuesday to snap a five-game losing streak with a 13-7 win, which saw sophomore Lauren Robison homer and three players collect three hits.

  • Three players break slumps in victory

    NOKOMIS – The Lady Vandals snapped a five-game losing skid with a 25-8 win against Nokomis in the third-place game of last Saturday’s Nokomis Tournament.

    Vandalia had just 13 hits during the losing streak, but pounded out 14 against the Lady Indians – whose backup pitchers struggled to throw strikes – with three individuals breaking out of extended hitting slumps.

  • Vandalia struggles in busy stretch of games

    Despite soggy conditions, Vandalia made the trip to Teutopolis for a makeup game on Monday, but the Lady Shoes came away with a 10-0 victory in five innings.

    Vandalia’s offense struggled against Madison Cowman, who struck five and allowed two hits. Sophomore Karlie Bright led off the game with a double, and senior Megan Godoyo doubled to lead off the fourth for the Lady Vandals (5-11).

    Senior Brandy Protz walked in the second, and freshman Sarah Bigelow reached on an error in the third for Vandalia’s only other base runner.

  • Late runs give Pana tournament title over SEB

    NOKOMIS – With their offense cruising through the first three innings, the Lady Eagles appeared as if they were going to overcome the defensive lapses that allowed Pana three runs in the second inning.

    But with just four hits in the next five innings of the championship game of last Saturday’s Nokomis Tournament and four errors in the same span, St. Elmo/Brownstown’s lead slipped away and Pana was able to come away with the 7-6 extra-inning victory.

  • Vandals drop two road games

    The top four hitters in Vandalia’s lineup each had one hit, but that only produced one first-inning run for the Vandals in last Friday’s 11-1 loss at Staunton.

    Junior Jake Bowen drove home junior Collin Nestleroad in the top of the first, but Staunton answered that run in the bottom of the frame, and added one more in the second, two in the third and seven in the fourth in the South Central Conference matchup.

  • Lady Rams finish 1-2 in tournament

    RAMSEY – The Lady Rams fended off a late comeback try by Hillsboro for their second win of the season last Saturday, and that helped them to a third-place finish in their own tournament.

    Hillsboro scored one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but stranded two runners in scoring position, allowing Ramsey to take the 7-6 victory.

    The Lady Rams scored at least one run in the second-sixth innings, and that consistent scoring helped them overcome an early 3-0 deficit.