School Sports

  • BSE offense breaks out in win at Ramsey

    RAMSEY – Brownstown/St. Elmo’s offense may finally be heating up.

    Though the Bombers haven’t been facing the toughest teams on their schedule, they have averaged 10 runs a game over their past five, including last Thursday’s 11-1 win at Ramsey.

    The Bombers (7-6) are 4-1 in that span and have won three games in a row. BSE had been 1-4 in the five games prior to the stretch.

  • Area Prep Roundup (April 24)

    Senior Colton Woolsey and sophomore Ethan Meyer were first-place finishers for the boys track team last Tuesday at Roxana.
    Tuesday, April 15
    Boys at Roxana
    First-place finishers
    •Meyer, triple jump, 38-4½
    •Woolsey, shot put, 43-7½
    Second-place finishers
    •Curtis Gordon, 110-meter hurdles, 15.6
    •Woolsey, long jump, 18-8½
    Third-place finishers
    •Meyer, 200-meter dash, 24.2

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (April 24)

    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.

  • Boys track ties for 6th at Cumberland

    Vandalia tied for sixth as a team and freshman Curtis Gordon placed first in the pole vault on Tuesday at Cumberland.

    Gordon cleared 14 feet to win, and also placed second in the 110-meter hurdles (16.02). Other second-place finishers for the Vandals were: senior Colton Woolsey, shot put (42-10), and sophomore Ethan Meyer, triple jump (38 feet, 6¼ inches).

    Also placing for Vandalia was junior Ben Strobel, who took fourth in the 1,600-meter run (4:55.91).

    The Vandals had 52 points. Teutopolis won the meet, with 116.

  • Ramsey gets first win of spring

    Ramsey's baseball team earned its first win of the spring season on Monday, taking down Sandoval, 7-6.

    Senior Tristan Wesselman hit a grand slam in the fifth inning after Michael lay, Ryan Black and Tylor Knisley had three straight singles to load the bases.

    Wesselman also earned the win from the mound, throwing a complete game.

    Knisley had three runs and drove home a run on a sacrifice fly.

    Adam Casey's bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh won the game.

  • Schaal pitches Vandals to first back-to-back wins since '12

    VANDALIA – Preston Ruckman made sure arguably the best pitching performance of Zach Schaal’s career wasn’t wasted.

    Ruckman scored as a courtesy runner in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Schaal pitched a five-hitter, striking out 11 Pana hitters over eight innings, for a 1-0 win in last Friday’s South Central Conference opener to give the Vandals their first back-to-back wins in more than two years.

  • Lady Vandals on losing side of pitcher's duel

    VANDALIA – Senior Megan Godoyo extended her hitting streak to eight games, but that would be the only hit for the Lady Vandals on Tuesday, as they finished on the losing side of a pitcher’s duel.

    Deidre Ledbetter struck out 11, using a stifling rise ball to lead Altamont past Vandalia, 4-0.

  • Several win at home track meet

    VANDALIA – The Vandals set a new school record in the 4X100-meter relay at last Thursday’s home meet.

    Sophomores Ethan Meyer and Bobby Bradley, and seniors Colton Woolsey and Dalton Smith teamed up to the run the race in 46.99 seconds, setting the school record by about half a second.

    The previous record of 47.54 seconds was set in 2010 by Tim Ritchey, Blake Swofford, Quenten Austin and Ryan Ambuehl.

    This year’s relay team missed the record by just .04 seconds at Hillsboro on April 1.

  • Vandals take victory in pair of local rivalries

    VANDALIA – If Matt Beck continues responded like he did last Saturday, coach Luke Hohlt may need to bench him more often.

    With so many players deserving of playing time, Beck was the odd man out last Friday, sitting out his first game of the season.

    But he took his assignment without complaint, and then followed it up with three hits in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, an 8-6 win against Brownstown/St. Elmo, Vandalia's third straight victory.

  • Mulberry Grove beats Okawville at Vandalia, but falls to Brownstown/St. Elmo

    The Aces split games played at Vandalia last Saturday, defeating Okawville in game one, but losing to Brownstown/St. Elmo in game two.

    Offense was easy to find, however, as Mulberry Grove beat Okawville 12-7, and lost to BSE, 20-10.

    BSE senior Jacob Behrends had two home runs in the game, and Mulberry Grove junior Alex Goodin also homered.
    There were just 17 hits, despite the 30 runs, as 16 errors were committed.