School Sports

  • Area Prep Roundup (Feb. 6)


    Four Lady Bombers scored in double figures, as they knocked off Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, 70-58, a National Trail Conference matchup.

    Sophomore Emily Bone had a double-double, with 14 points and 10 rebounds on Monday, and Audriana Pruett had 18 points to lead the team.

    Danie Austin had 15 points, and Krystyn Fitch had 10 points.

    Molly Hill added seven points and 10 assists, as BSE (14-8) used a 49-point second half to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (Feb. 6)

    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.

    Sierah Ruffner • Freshman • Greenville • Track

    •Feb. 1 – Ruffner, a Vandalia graduate, placed third in the high jump at the Illinois Wesleyan Titan Open. She cleared 5 feet, 1 inch. GC placed second of 10 teams.

  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling results (Feb. 6)

    One day after the varsity wrestlers competed in Litchfield, Vandalia’s Jr. club wrestlers took to the mats there.

    Seven wrestlers picked up individual championships at Sunday’s Litchfield Kids Open.

    Next up for the club is the Alton Little RedBirds Tournament this Sunday.

  • Schedules released for girls basketball regional tournaments

    Schedules have been released for the Illinois High School Association regional basketball tournaments, which begin next Monday.

    Class 2A Vandalia Regional
    Monday, Feb. 10
    Game 1: (4) Newton vs. (5) Vandalia, 7 p.m.
    Tuesday, Feb. 11
    Game 2: (1) Teutopolis vs. Winner Game 1, 6 p.m.
    Game 3: (2) Greenville vs. (3) Flora, 8 p.m.
    Thursday, Feb. 13
    Game 4: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3, 7 p.m.

  • Weekend sports roundup – Feb. 3

    St. Elmo/Brownstown senior Jacob Behrends scored his 1,000th point on Saturday as SEB rolled to a 63-37 win over Beecher City in the fifth-place game of the NTC Tournament.

    South Central earned its first win of the season on Saturday, with a 61-48 win against Cowden-Herrick in a consolation game of the NTC Tournament.

    The Vandalia wrestlers earned the championship at the Litchfield Tournament on Saturday. Dalton Blankenship, Jake Stewart and Kendrick Woolsey were individual champions.

  • Seeds announced for girls basketball regionals

    Seeds have been released for the Illinois High School Association regional basketball tournaments.

    Class 2A Vandalia Regional
    1. Teutopolis
    2. Greenville
    3. Flora
    4. Newton
    5. Vandalia

    Class 1A Altamont Regional
    1. St. Anthony
    2. Brownstown/St. Elmo
    3. Altamont
    4. Dieterich
    5. Ramsey/Mulberry Grove

    Class 1A Red Hill Regional
    1. North Clay
    2. Palestine
    3. Red Hill
    4. Oblong
    5. South Central

  • Area sports roundup for Jan. 31, 2014: Maxey's 1,000th point highlights busy night

    St. Elmo/Brownstown senior Levi Maxey scored his 1,000th career point as the Eagles defeated Windsor, 70-63, in the consolation semifinals of the NTC Tournament.

    SEB plays for fifth place on Saturday. That game will follow South Central/Cowden-Herrick, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at Altamont High School.

    In Vandalia, the eighth-grade boys won the 26th annual Vandalia Tournament, with a 47-39 win against Pana. Marcus Zimmerman was named MVP of the event.

  • Sports Roundup – Jan. 30, 2014

    For the first time since Glenn Exton left the school, Vandalia's wrestlers defeated his O'Fallon team.

    The Vandals won nine bouts during a marathon dual that lasted nearly three hours - including JV matches - to take the match, 34-20.

    It was the final home match of the season, and all four seniors were victorious for the Vandals (24-5).

    In girls basketball action, Ramsey fell to Dieterich, 89-59.

  • PHOTO: Wabash is the pick for Godoyo

    Vandalia senior Megan Godoyo last Wednesday signed a national letter of intent to play softball for Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel.

    Wabash Valley was 38-10 last season, and advanced deep into the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XXIV Tournament.

    The team plays in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

  • Vandals top No. 3 PORTA, get four wins

    Going into last Saturday’s meet at Beardstown, Vandalia had wrestled against three of the top five Class A teams in the state.

    With close losses in all three of those matchups, the sixth-ranked Vandals wanted to serve notice that they are capable of beating one of the top teams when it battled No. 3 PORTA in the fourth match of the day.

    And serve notice they did.

    The Vandals got seven pins during the match, doubling up PORTA, 48-24, in one of the biggest wins of the season.