School Sports

  • Two Jr. Vandals medal at state

    Two Jr. Vandals medaled at last Saturday’s Illinois Elementary School Association Class AA state track meet.

  • Relay team sets record at state


    CHARLESTON – Vandalia’s 4X100-meter relay has a bright future.

  • Issak takes 9th in 300 hurdles

    CHARLESTON – It was a heart-breaking finish for Patoka’s Taylor Issak in last Thursday’s state preliminaries.

  • Patoka eighth-grader wins SIJHSAA state title

    Eighth-grader Kolten Walker became the first state champion in the five-year history of Patoka’s Jr. high track program earlier this month.

    Walker’s throw of 133 feet, 4½ inches easily earned him the title in the discus at the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class S state track meet in Salem.

  • 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.