School Sports

  • Hill takes 19th in fourth state meet

    CHARLESTON – Brownstown/St. Elmo senior Molly Hill was consistent with her three throws in her fourth appearance at the state track meet, but fell short of the state discus finals.


  • Legion baseball returns this week

    VANDALIA – Summer baseball returns to town on Friday, as the Post 95 Jr. Legion squad will host Carlyle in a 6 p.m. doubleheader at Vandalia Mutual Field.

    The Sr. Legion season kicks off on Sunday at Jerseyville, with games against Quincy at 2:30 p.m. and Jerseyville at 5 p.m. The home opener is next Monday against Teutopolis.

    Jacob Riedle will coach the Sr. Legion squad, while Steve Dangbar of Nokomis will handle the coaching duties for Jr. Legion.

    Sr. Legion
    •June 1 – at Jerseyville (DH), 2:30 p.m.
    •June 2 – vs. Teutopolis (DH), 6 p.m.
    •June 4 – vs. Olney (DH), 6 p.m.

  • SEB gets 3 All-NTC nods

    Three players from St. Elmo/Brownstown were selected all-conference by coaches in the National Trail Conference.

    Freshman Morgan Brown picked up the only first-team nod for the Lady Eagles.

    In seven NTC games, Brown had nine hits, eight runs and three RBI. Included were a pair of doubles and two triples.

    Senior Danie Austin and junior Darby Moss were both selected honorable mention.

    Austin had eight singles, a double, five RBI and three runs in six NTC games, and Moss hit in all but one of the seven games, collecting 10 singles, a double, four RBI and eight runs.

  • Bombers end season in extra innings

    Three seniors ended their careers on six-game hitting streaks, but the Bombers lost their first extra-inning game of the season in last Wednesday’s regional semifinal in Altamont.

    Seniors Jacob Behrends, Dustin Lawson and Levi Maxey each recorded a hit to extend their season-best hitting streaks, but top-seeded North Clay drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 3-2 win and Brownstown/St. Elmo’s season at 16-10.

    North Clay (20-9-1) took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second, but the Bombers cut that in half in the top of the third.

  • Jr. Vandal volleyball camp begins soon

    The Vandalia Jr. Vandal volleyball camp will be held from June 2-5.

    Vandalia High School volleyball coach Allison Hall will run the camp, which will be held daily from 3:30-5 p.m. at Vandalia Junior High School.

    For more information, contact Hall at 292-0270.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (May 29)

    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

    •May 26 – Patton, a South Central graduate, earned the win by pitching 1 2/3 innings of relief in a 6-5 win against Round Rock. The Kansas City Royals Triple-A prospect allowed a solo home run and walked one, but struck out a pair of batters. On the season, he is 2-0, with a 1.16 earned-run average and eight saves. He has struck out 26 batters in 23 1/3 innings.

  • Meyer, Paslay and 4X100-meter relay team qualify for IHSA state track meet

    STAUNTON – The 4X100-meter relay is the most chaotic event run at a track meet.

    Precise hand-offs are a must, and runners are often mere seconds apart throughout the entire race – which lasts less than a minute – and the gaps only tighten at the state level.

    And that’s exactly where Vandalia’s relay squad will run this Thursday.

  • Hill makes fourth state meet

    Brownstown/St. Elmo senior Molly Hill will make her fourth appearance at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A state meet, and will be looking to make the discus finals for the second time in her career.

    Hill’s sectional throw of 111 feet, 6 inches is the 13th-best among qualifers, and she needs to be in the top 12 to make finals.

    She made the finals as a sophomore, placing seventh, with a throw of 116 feet, 2 inches, but her other two state appearances saw her fail to reach 100 feet.

  • Issak again qualifies for state in 300 hurdles

    After falling more than two seconds short of making the state finals last season, Patoka sophomore Taylor Issak will be looking to make a big jump in the standings of the 300-meter hurdles.

    Issak will make her second appearance at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A on Thursday after winning the 300-meter hurdles at last Thursday’s Lawrenceville Sectional.

    Her time of 47.95 seconds puts her ninth among qualifiers, and nine athletes make Saturday’s state finals.

  • Nine Jr. Vandals state-bound

    The Jr. Vandals will be well-represented at this weekend’s Illinois Elementary School Association Class AA state track meet in East Peoria.

    Nine athletes from Vandalia qualified in a total in 12 events, with seventh-grader Devon Little leading the way with three events, and seventh-grader Emma Warner holding the team’s highest seeding.

    Warner is ranked third among seventh-grade qualifiers in the pole vault.