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School Sports

  • South Central takes third place at MTC Tournament

    The South Central boys may be at a turning point in their season.

    Coming into the Midland Trail Conference Tournament as a No. 5 seed, the Cougars upset second-seeded Cisne, 43-31, to take third place on Saturday.

    South Central (6-14) got a game-high 17 points from senior Colby Bushue, who scored 10 of those points during the fourth quarter.

    In the final period, the Cougars outscored Cisne, 21-8, to secure the victory.

    Cisne had led through most of the first half, including a four-point advantage at halftime.

  • Eighth-Grade Tourney Begins

    The Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade boys basketball tournament got under way on Monday and Tuesday. The eight-team tournament will be decided on Thursday, with the championship game beginning at 7:15 p.m. at VJHS.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Jan. 26)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Monday, Jan. 23
    at CORL Tourney
    Patoka 61
    Mulberry Grove 46
    MGHS: 7-6-18-15—46
    PHS:  12-11-13-19—61
    Patoka
    Points: Johnnie Clift, 22; Brandon Budds, 13; Drew Back, 6; Quinn Wadkins, 6; Donaldson, 5; Jake Orrell, 4; Jacob Jenkins, 3; Seth Allen, 2.
    Record: 6-13
    Mulberry
    Points: Derek Phillips, 14; Devonta Williamson, 13; Christian Dawson, 5; Nate Ketchem, 5; Jordan Miller, 5; John Rickman, 4.
    Record: 3-14

  • St. Elmo Wall of Fame ceremony is Saturday night

    The St. Elmo High School boys basketball game against Mulberry Grove and the Wall of Fame ceremony were canceled Friday night and rescheduled for Saturday night. The ceremony will take place between the varsity and JV games, with the JV starting at 6:15 p.m.

  • Friday night's Vandalia Jr. High volleyball game canceled
  • Bruno scores 1,000th point on 3-pointer at Highland

    HIGHLAND – Taking 100 or more extra shots every weekday since the summer has paid off for Amber Bruno.

    The Vandalia junior lifted a 3-pointer with about a minute left in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game at the Highland Tournament to score her 1,000th career point, becoming the 10th female in school history to reach the mark.

  • Wollerman expected to score 1,000th point on Monday

    Vandalia senior Haley Wollerman needs three more points to reach 1,000 for her career. Those points should be scored on Monday, during a home game against Litchfield.

  • Vandal wrestlers win SCC; split home tri-meet

    With an “emotional” team win at Litchfield last Thursday, the Vandalia wrestlers secured a perfect South Central Conference record, and the Vandals followed that with a split at a home tri-meet on Saturday.

    Freshman Ryne Lispey – who earned the clinching pin against Litchfield, during a 33-31 victory – had a chance to secure another team win against Monticello on Saturday, but he was pinned by a more-experience opponent.

  • Lady Vandals lose two games and star guard

    HIGHLAND – The Lady Vandals were unable to earn a win at the Highland Tournament and will not play again until next Monday.

    Hopefully, the time off will give them a chance to figure out their new offense.

    Belleville West found many open shots and grabbed plenty of offensive rebounds during a 66-40 win against Vandalia on Tuesday.

  • Vandals take two tough losses in past week

    Teutopolis scored 51 points in the first half en route to an 81-44 rout of Vandalia on Tuesday.

    Senior Dathan Berning paced the Vandals with 14 points, but a consistent outpouring of offense from the Wooden Shoes could not be overcome.

    The loss was the second straight for the Vandals, who are now 15-5 on the season.

    Their next game is on Tuesday against Hillsboro.