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School Sports

  • Senior Spotlight: Harley Tompkins

    MULBERRY GROVE – When she isn’t feeling so good about pushing herself while training or at practice, senior Harley Tompkins just reminds herself of one thing.

    This spring will be the last chance to make the state tournament.

    That inner drive has helped the Mulberry Grove softball standout train for the upcoming season as hard as anyone, and it also helped land her a spot on Parkland College’s squad in the springs of 2013 and 2014.

    Fortunately for her, when she begins playing there, the winning has a good chance to continue.

  • Wrestlers take third in final regular-season event

    LITCHFIELD – Senior Dayin Godberson won an individual championship at 182 pounds to lead eight wrestlers who finished in the top six, as the Vandals placed third at Saturday’s Litchfield Invitational.

    Godberson, who also won the 182-pound weight class at the Civic Memorial Tournament earlier this season, scored the first takedown of his match against Peter Schlafly, the top seed from MICDS.

  • Turnovers, rebounds hurt Vandals in loss

    Vandalia and Pana both scored a lot of points and committed a lot of turnovers during Tuesday’s game, but the Panthers gained the edge in rebounding to give them a 65-60 road victory.

    The teams combined for 51 turnovers (27 for Pana and 24 for Vandalia) throughout the game, but it was Pana’s ability to grab offensive rebounds that hurt the Vandals the most.

    Pana (18-2) scored 16 second-chance points from 12 offensive rebounds, including five points off of two of those boards in the final 2:22 of the game.

  • Vandals use late push to beat Litchfield at home

    For the second straight game, Vandalia was able to contain its opponent's center, but the Vandals still needed a furious fourth-quarter comeback last Friday to defeat Litchfield, 58-50.

    Junior Leyton Godoyo was the primary defender of Litchfield’s Dale Volentine, who had just 12 points during the game. Godoyo was also responsible for guarding Hillsboro’s Matt DeLuka three days before.

    Combined, Volentine and DeLuka had 37 fewer points then they did in the first meetings of the season.

  • Wrestlers defeated by O'Fallon on senior night

    The three Vandalia seniors who wrestled on senior night last Thursday came away victorious, but the team lost to O’Fallon, 36-24.

    Dayin Godberson (182), Levi Ulmer (195) and Anthony Fladeland (285) each earned wins that served as three of the first four for the Vandals, and that was expected, as those three had combined to win 68 matches coming into the dual meet.

  • The Next Level: College athlete roundup (Feb. 2)

    Many athletes that spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who played recently.

    Jessica Earnest • Junior • Vanderbilt University

  • Brownstown cheerleaders are state-bound

    The Brownstown High School cheerleading squad qualified for the Illinois High School Association state competition, which will be held on Friday and Saturday in Bloomington.

    In addition, the Lady Bombers qualified for the Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association Championships, which will be held on Feb. 11 in Springfield.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Feb. 2)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Tuesday, Jan. 31
    Teutopolis 58
    St. Elmo 41
    THS: 13-11-14-20—58
    SEHS: 15-6-8-12—41
    Points: Connor Beasley, 10; Jake Mansker, 10; Blake Pruett, 7; Ben Sperry, 6; Levi Maxey, 3; Blaine Scholes, 3; Garrett Bartels, 2.
    Record: 16-6
    T-Town: Niebrugge had 19 points.

  • Sports Briefs (Feb. 2)

    Patoka man to be inducted at SIU

    A former Patoka athlete will be inducted to the Southern Illinois University Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday.
    John Garrett is among the six inductees in the 2012 class.

    Garrett, who was a 5-foot-10, point guard nicknamed "Mouse," scored 995 points over 72 games (13.8 points per game) during his three-year career at SIU. When he played, from 1969-72, freshmen were not eligible.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia JV team falls to Pana