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School Sports

  • 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
  • Senior Spotlight: Haley Wollerman

    Discouraged after being hit with a ticky-tack foul, a stoic Haley Wollerman sat with her head down on the Vandalia bench.

    The senior guard wasn’t used to going to the bench with four fouls – especially not in the third quarter – but she knew exactly how her role needed to change at that point.

    Moments later, Wollerman became like a player-coach to her teammates, calling out to them if she saw a screen coming or if someone needed to move elsewhere on the court.

  • Vandal boys split season series with Hillsboro

    The Vandals pushed the tempo for the entire game against Hillsboro on Tuesday to produce a 21-point victory, the team’s first since Jan. 10.

    Vandalia opened the game on an 18-0 run, and held Hillsboro star Matt DeLuka without a field goal and the Hilltoppers without a 3-pointer during a 57-36 win.

    “I was very pleased with our effort and the intensity on the defensive end,” said coach Kevin Jackson. “We flat-out played better, and that’s what we needed to get back to after getting beat last Tuesday (by Teutopolis).”

  • Lady Vandals can't contain Litchfield

    For the second straight game, a Lady Vandals player scored her 1,000th career point, but the team was unable to secure a victory.

    Senior Haley Wollerman on Monday became the 10th female member of the school’s 1,000-point club, six days after junior Amber Bruno also reached the milestone.

    “Hopefully, it will help us settle down and relax, but it’s a great accomplishment,” said coach Michelle McNary. “I knew a couple of years ago that they would have an opportunity to do this if they stayed healthy.”

  • St. Elmo routs MGHS; inducts to Wall of Fame

    The St. Elmo High School basketball team had little trouble handling Mulberry Grove on Saturday, the same night the school inducted new members to its Wall of Fame.

    Prior to the Eagles' 94-28 thrashing of the Aces, four individuals and one team were honored.

    Bob Olson, Bruce Williams, Dan Denton and Fred Moss were the individuals inducted, and the 1944-45 boys basketball team was also honored.

    The game, meanwhile, saw the Eagles take control immediately.

  • The Next Level: College athlete roundup (Jan. 26)

    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 this past week.

    Isaac Grapperhaus • Junior • Illinois College