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School Sports

  • The Next Level: College athlete roundup (Jan. 19)

    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.

    Jessica Earnest • Junior • Vanderbilt University

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia JH Boys Basketball

    The Vandalia Junior High boys basketball teams battled Hillsboro last Thursday.

  • Prep scores and schedule (Jan. 19)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Tuesday, Jan. 17
    St. Elmo 66
    Windsor 31
    SEHS: 22-24-11-9—66
    WHS:    5-16-3-7—31
    Points: Blake Pruett, 17; Ben Sperry, 16; Blaine Scholes, 15; Levi Maxey, 8; Jake Mansker, 4; Connor Beasley, 3; Patrick Schaal, 3.
    Record: 14-3 (5-1 NTC)

  • Milestone Watch: Vandalia girls basketball

    Barring anything unusual, two Lady Vandals should score their 1,000th career point during the Highland Tournament, with games assured on Saturday and next Tuesday.

    Senior Haley Wollerman and junior Amber Bruno are both within reach of the mark, and will surpass the milestone if they score at or near their season averages.

    The two guards have been standout players for the Lady Vandals the past two seasons, and coach Michelle McNary said both players deserve to reach the milestone.

  • Vandals earn three wins to move record to 15-3

    Senior Dathan Berning made five 3-pointers, and the Vandals used a fourth-quarter rally on Tuesday to defeat Altamont, 55-51.

    Trailing 37-33 entering the final period, Vandalia scored 22 points to Altamont's 14 in erasing its deficit.

    The victory gives the Vandals 15 on the season, but the team has some tough challenges in the next week.

    On Friday, the Vandals travel to Greenville for a rematch of the third-place game of the Vandalia Holiday Tournament, and on Tuesday, the Vandals travel to perennial power Teutopolis.

  • Lady Vandals end week with 2-1 mark

    Playing without its three guards for the final four minutes against Greenville on Tuesday was too much for the Vandalia girls basketball team to overcome during a 52-48 loss.

    Senior Haley Wollerman was hit with her fifth foul with 5:54 left in the game, and junior Amber Bruno got her fifth 1:37 later.

  • Patoka boys grind out win against North Clay

    PATOKA – The Warriors had a season high in points scored on Monday, but that was just enough to fend off a pesky North Clay squad during a 72-63 win, Patoka’s first since Dec. 12.

    “A win is a positive right now,” said coach Joe Eddy. “It’s a quality win, but the good win is on Friday, when we play a conference game.”

    That, however, would actually be a great win.

  • Wrestlers start new year with success

    The Vandalia wrestling team had a strong start to the new year by going 2-1 at a quad meet in Belleville, placing 11th at the  Princeton Tournament, and defeating East Alton-Wood River and Carlinville.

    The Vandals return to the mats on Thursday for a dual meet at Highland, and for a home tri-meet against Monticello and Murphysboro at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

    Results from this past week's events follow.

  • The Next Level: College athlete roundup

    Josie Earnest • Coach • Vanderbilt University

  • Prep scores and schedule (Jan. 12)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Tuesday, Jan. 10
    St. Elmo 73
    Ramsey 25

    Tuesday, Jan. 10
    South Central 46
    Wayne City 41

    Tuesday, Jan. 10
    Beecher City 54
    Brownstown 43