School Sports

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (May 8)

    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.

  • SEB clinches EIC championship with win at Mulberry Grove

    MULBERRY GROVE – Mother Nature helped the Lady Eagles build a lead.

    Then she almost took it away.

    St. Elmo/Brownstown hit its first three home runs of the season into a strong wind blowing out to left-center field on Tuesday, and then fought through a downpour in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the regular-season Egyptian-Illini Conference championship by beating Mulberry Grove, 9-7.

  • Lady Vandals 3rd at Greenville, 4th at Cumberland

    Four first-place finishes on Tuesday helped the Lady Vandals to fourth place at a meet in Cumberland.

    Sophomore Jalea Paslay picked up a pair of top finishes, winning the 400-meter dash (1:05) and the 800-meter run (2:43).

    Freshman Emma Meyer won the 100-meter dash (13.28), and the 4X100-meter relay team of freshmen Anna Miller and Madeline Cade, Paslay and Meyer won in 54.15.

  • Two school records fall at Comet Relays

    GREENVILLE – Two school records fell, but the Vandals did not produce many high finishes in finishing seventh last Friday at the 29th annual Comet Relays at Greenville High School.

    Freshman Curtis Gordon once again broke the school record in the pole vault, clearing 14 feet, 7 inches to place first. He beat his previous personal-best vault of 14-6.

    Vandalia also set a new school record in the 4X100-meter relay for the second time this season, but did it with a slightly different group of athletes.

  • Lady Vandals fall in another close game

    The Lady Vandals played another tight South Central Conference game on Tuesday, but saw their lead slip away in the bottom of the seventh at Carlinville.

    A single and an error followed by a two-run double allowed the Lady Cavaliers to earn a 5-4 win, dropping Vandalia to 1-2 in SCC games decided by one run.

    Senior Megan Godoyo hit her third home run of the season and also tripled, and has six extra-base hits in the past seven games.

  • Vandals drop two SCC games in shortened week

    The Vandals fought back from a pair of deficits on Tuesday, but Carlinville broke a 4-4 tie with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 5-4 win in South Central Conference action.

    Freshman Richie Well had three hits, freshman Alec Schroeder had a pair of doubles and senior Carson Smith ran his hitting streak to 12 games with two singles, but the team’s second-best hit total of the season wasn’t enough to snap a losing streak that now counts seven games.

  • Area Prep Roundup (May 1)

    Vandalia's junior high boys finished first, and the girls finished second on Tuesday against Hillsboro.
    Tuesday, April 29
    at Vandalia
    Eighth-grade boys
    First-place finishers
    •Garrett, 110-meter hurdles
    •Garrett, long jump
    •McNary, discus
    •Schaub, 1,600-meter run
    •Truitt, high jump
    •Zimmerman, 100-meter dash
    •Zimmerman, shot put
    •4X100-meter relay (Garrett, Taylor, Smith and Zimmerman)

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (May 1)

    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

    •April 26 – Patton, a South Central graduate, pitched one inning of relief in a 3-0 loss at New Orleans. The Kansas City Royals AAA prospect allowed a solo home run and struck out a batter.
    •April 22 – Patton struck out one in one inning of relief in a 5-1 win against Nashville.

  • Cougars break four-game losing skid with win vs. Vandalia

    KINMUNDY – South Central kept up the offensive pace against a feisty Vandalia team on Monday, snapping a four-game losing streak with a 9-6 victory.

    Sophomore Gavin Ratermann opened the bottom of the first inning by driving a 1-1 pitch over the left-field wall, and the Cougars tacked on eight runs from the third to fifth inning to overcome Vandalia’s 10-hit performance, its best since April 12.

  • Lady Aces survive seventh-inning scare in win at Vandalia

    VANDALIA – It’s the type of inning that Mulberry Grove wants to begin avoiding.

    The Lady Aces committed three errors but survived a stressful seventh inning at Vandalia on Tuesday to snap a five-game losing streak with a 13-7 win, which saw sophomore Lauren Robison homer and three players collect three hits.