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School Sports

  • Lady Vandals enter holidays at .500

    The Lady Vandals have hit a rough patch in their season, dropping three games in the past week to fall to .500 on the season.

    On Tuesday, Vandalia fell to Hillsboro for the second time this season, losing, 43-33, despite 15 points from junior Amber Bruno and a halftime lead.

    The Lady Vandals led 17-16 at halftime, but Hillsboro outscored them 18-6 in the third quarter to take control of the game.

    That loss drops Vandalia's record to 5-5 and 3-4 in the South Central Conference.

  • Rams get third win in overtime battle with MG

    ST. ELMO – It took overtime, but on Saturday the Ramsey boys basketball team bettered last season’s win total with a victory against Mulberry Grove in the seventh-place game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    Twice during the game, the Rams trailed by at least seven points, and the team overcame 23 turnovers and a dismal performance at the free-throw line (14-of-39 for 36 percent) to earn their third win of the season, with a 58-53 victory.

  • Bombers get fourth at St. Elmo

    ST. ELMO – Brownstown made the Hornets work for it, but Cowden-Herrick on Saturday still came away with a victory in the third-place game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    The Bombers had one bad quarter – the third – during which Cowden-Herrick outscored them, 17-6, but overall, coach Vince Rohr said that he couldn’t complain about how his squad played during a 61-51 loss.

  • South Central falls in another close one

    ST. ELMO – It was another close game for South Central, but the Cougars still couldn’t come away with a win.

    In its third game decided by three points or fewer this season, South Central on Saturday fell to Beecher City, 38-36, in the fifth-place game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    Coach Rick Simmons said that the Cougars likely won’t be able to win those close games until someone establishes himself as the team’s go-to player.

  • Prep scores and schedule (Dec. 22)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Tuesday, Dec. 20
    Brownstown 75
    Odin 53
    OHS: 11-14-15-13—53
    BHS: 19-19-25-14—75
    Points: Colten Hunter, 21; Austin Hunter, 19; Jacob Behrends, 13; Matt Sefton, 9; Jordan Evans, 6; Nick Reeder, 5; Eric Gurtner, 2; Frailey, 2.
    Record: 5-7
    Odin: G. Wood had 19 points.

  • Vandalia wrestlers defeat Civic Memorial; prepping for St. Thomas More Challenge

    The Vandalia wrestling team defeated Civic Memorial last Thursday, 58-21, by recording five pins.

    Junior Sean Newcomb had the fastest pin for the Vandals, with a 37-second defeat of Quintin Wade at 220 pounds. Sophomore C.J. Runkel was right behind with a 41-second pin of Zach Klocke at 145 pounds.

    Senior Daniel Edwards (160), junior Zach Jackson (170) and freshman Trenton Kinworthy (182) also had pins for Vandalia.

  • Junior High Hoops

    The Jr. Vandals battled Litchfield on Monday.

  • Senior Spotlight: Dayin Godberson

    If you had Dayin Godberson as having the best winning percentage through the Vandalia wrestling team’s first two weeks, please stand up.

    The second-year wrestler garnered far less attention than some of his fellow seniors coming into the season, but he has compiled a 7-1 record so far this season and has no intention of slowing down.

    “I have to keep wrestling like I am,” Godberson said. “I miss a few things that separate a good wrestler from a better wrestler, but I know what I need to work on.”

  • Vandalia downs Greenville but defeated by Hillsboro

    Vandalia held Greenville scoreless in the third quarter last Friday night to switch the game’s momentum into its favor during a 48-38 win.

    The Vandals had struggled in nearly every facet of the game during the first half, which allowed the Comets to lead by as many as nine points in the second quarter and by six, 23-17, at halftime.

  • Lady Vandals shaky in victory vs. Neoga

    The Lady Vandals had a 20-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter against Neoga on Saturday, but by the end of the period, the margin was down to single digits.

    Vandalia did come away with a 49-37 win, but coach Michelle McNary was not satisfied that her team couldn’t maintain its big lead over a Class 1A school.

    “It seems like we had no fire or intensity,” she said. “We had a 20-point lead and started going through the motions instead of being fired up.”