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School Sports

  • South Central falls in another close one

    ST. ELMO – It was another close game for South Central, but the Cougars still couldn’t come away with a win.

    In its third game decided by three points or fewer this season, South Central on Saturday fell to Beecher City, 38-36, in the fifth-place game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    Coach Rick Simmons said that the Cougars likely won’t be able to win those close games until someone establishes himself as the team’s go-to player.

  • Prep scores and schedule (Dec. 22)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Tuesday, Dec. 20
    Brownstown 75
    Odin 53
    OHS: 11-14-15-13—53
    BHS: 19-19-25-14—75
    Points: Colten Hunter, 21; Austin Hunter, 19; Jacob Behrends, 13; Matt Sefton, 9; Jordan Evans, 6; Nick Reeder, 5; Eric Gurtner, 2; Frailey, 2.
    Record: 5-7
    Odin: G. Wood had 19 points.

  • Vandalia wrestlers defeat Civic Memorial; prepping for St. Thomas More Challenge

    The Vandalia wrestling team defeated Civic Memorial last Thursday, 58-21, by recording five pins.

    Junior Sean Newcomb had the fastest pin for the Vandals, with a 37-second defeat of Quintin Wade at 220 pounds. Sophomore C.J. Runkel was right behind with a 41-second pin of Zach Klocke at 145 pounds.

    Senior Daniel Edwards (160), junior Zach Jackson (170) and freshman Trenton Kinworthy (182) also had pins for Vandalia.

  • Junior High Hoops

    The Jr. Vandals battled Litchfield on Monday.

  • Senior Spotlight: Dayin Godberson

    If you had Dayin Godberson as having the best winning percentage through the Vandalia wrestling team’s first two weeks, please stand up.

    The second-year wrestler garnered far less attention than some of his fellow seniors coming into the season, but he has compiled a 7-1 record so far this season and has no intention of slowing down.

    “I have to keep wrestling like I am,” Godberson said. “I miss a few things that separate a good wrestler from a better wrestler, but I know what I need to work on.”

  • Vandalia downs Greenville but defeated by Hillsboro

    Vandalia held Greenville scoreless in the third quarter last Friday night to switch the game’s momentum into its favor during a 48-38 win.

    The Vandals had struggled in nearly every facet of the game during the first half, which allowed the Comets to lead by as many as nine points in the second quarter and by six, 23-17, at halftime.

  • Lady Vandals shaky in victory vs. Neoga

    The Lady Vandals had a 20-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter against Neoga on Saturday, but by the end of the period, the margin was down to single digits.

    Vandalia did come away with a 49-37 win, but coach Michelle McNary was not satisfied that her team couldn’t maintain its big lead over a Class 1A school.

    “It seems like we had no fire or intensity,” she said. “We had a 20-point lead and started going through the motions instead of being fired up.”

  • Vandal wrestlers go 2-1 at Saturday quad meet

    Two days after giving coach Jason Clay his 100th career dual team win, the Vandalia wrestlers posted a 2-1 mark at a home quadrangular on Saturday, defeating Herrin and Oakwood, and falling to Leroy.

    Clay’s milestone victory came last Thursday during a 73-6 thrashing of Hillsboro, which included pins by nine of the 12 Vandals who wrestled.

    “It’s one of those things where we’ve had a lot of good kids,” Clay said. “They’ve put in a lot of time and work to improve as a program.”

  • Ribbon-cutting held at VCHS track

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the track at Vandalia Community High School last Friday afternoon.

  • Vandals get No. 2 seed for 40th VHT

    The Vandalia boys basketball team received the No. 2 seed for the 40th annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament, and the Vandals will play two games on  Dec. 26, the first day of play.

    Flora is the tournament's No. 1 seed for the third straight season, and No. 4 Wesclin will be seeking its fifth title in seven years.

    Pana earned the No. 3 seed, and St. Elmo rounds out the top five.

    Greenville was seeded sixth, Altamont seventh, Stew-Stras eighth, Shelbyville ninth and South Central 10th.