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School Sports

  • Lady Vandals fourth at SCC Championships; get two wins, two records

    PANA – Freshman Emma Meyer won the 100- and 200-meter dashes at Tuesday’s South Central Conference Championships to lead Vandalia’s 10 top-six finishes and help the team finish fourth.

    Meyer placed four times overall, as did freshman Anna Miller, and sophomore Jalea Paslay had three top-six finishes.

    “I am ecstatic,” said coach Gena Nance. “These girls make a phenomenal team, because even more than athletes, they are great people.

  • Vandals reverse result in upset of Greenville

    Vandalia avenged its most lopsided loss in several years with an upset of Greenville on Monday in nonconference action.

    The Comets beat Vandalia 22-1 on April 23, but the Vandals traveled to Greenville and came away a 4-1 winner behind a strong pitching performance from junior Zach Schaal and the defense’s first errorless game since April 2, 2013.

    Schaal struck out nine in a complete game for his fourth win of the season. He allowed one earned run on five hits and no walks, but he did hit five batters.

  • Lady Vandals can't break skid at GHS

    Vandalia had its best offensive output since mid-April, but a seventh-inning comeback fell just short on Monday in an 11-9 loss at Greenville in nonconference action.

    After two quick outs in the seventh, the Lady Vandals got a run on sophomore Karlie Bright’s first career triple, and scored on a single by senior Kylie Sellers. Both players had two hits in the game.

    Erin Smith’s sixth strikeout of the game ended the contest, but the result for Vandalia was much better than April 23’s 10-0 loss.

  • Patoka to face tough regional after loss at Altamont

    ALTAMONT – Patoka came into the spring seeking a regional championship, but with an 11-1 loss on Monday at Altamont, the road to that title got a little more challenging.

    The Warriors have now lost to all four teams that will be in their regional, but coach Joey Eddy said his team intends to compete for revenge if selected as the bottom seed of the tournament.

    “I told the guys, ‘Who cares? We’ll just have to play three games,’” he said. “We have the pitching and have the capability of doing that.

  • SEB has No. 4 seed in NTC Tournament

    The National Trail Conference softball tournament began on Wednesday, and will continue with games on Friday and next Monday.

    St. Elmo/Brownstown has the No. 3 seed in the eight-team double-elimination tournament, and South Central is seeded eighth.

    Altamont has the top seed, and Stew-Stras/Windsor has the No. 2 seed.

    SEB opened play on Wednesday, with a game against Dieterich, and South Central began play on Wednesday at Altamont.

  • Lady Eagles lead field for EIC Tourney

    After capturing the regular-season championship for the first time since 2011, St. Elmo/Brownstown now will look to win the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament for the first time since then, too.

    The Lady Eagles hold the No. 1 seed in this Saturday’s event, which will begin at 9 a.m. at Lions Park in Central City, but do not have an easy path to the championship.

    SEB opens the tournament against either fourth-seeded Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick or No. 5 Christ Our Rock Lutheran.

  • Vandalia hosting the Jr. Mid-State Conference Championships

    Vandalia will host its first major track meet next Tuesday.

    The Jr. Mid-State Conference Championships will be held in Vandalia at 9 a.m.

    Vandalia's seventh- and eighth-grade track teams will be vying for conference championships against teams from Hillsboro, Pana, Litchfield and Greenville.

    The Jr. Vandals close the regular season with two road meets on Thursday and Friday.

  • Area Prep Roundup (May 8)

    VANDALIA
    Junior high track
    Thursday, May 1
    at Cowden-Herrick
    Eighth-grade girls
    First-place finishers
    •Garrison, high jump
    •Marquardt, 400-meter dash
    •Marquardt, 1,600-meter run
    •Richardson, 100-meter hurdles
    •Tarkington, 100-meter dash
    •Tarkington, 200-meter dash
    •4X100-meter relay (Wilkerson, Thierry, Elam and Tarkington)
    •4X200-meter relay (Mills, Garrison, Elam and Tarkington)

  • South Central wins in grand fashion

    South Central hit two grand slams on Tuesday to beat Windsor/Stew-Stras, 12-9, in 10 innings.

    Trailing by five going to the bottom of the seventh, one run scored before junior Dylan Smith launched a game-tying grand slam.

    WSS scored in the top of the 10th, but with the bases loaded in the bottom of the frame, junior Noah Powless got his first hit of the game for a walk-off grand slam.

    The Cougars (8-13) also got three hits from sophomores Gavin Ratermann and Brett Harmeier as part of a season-high 17 for the game.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (May 8)

    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.