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School Sports

  • The College Report: Earnest helps Vanderbilt to win

    In years past, the Vanderbilt University bowling team has dominated the Hawk Classic held in Millsboro, Del.

    This year was no different. Vandalia grad Jessica Earnest, a Vanderbilt bowler, bowled in four games of the tournament, including the final head-to-head matchup against Fairleigh- Dickinson University. Vanderbilt won convincingly, earning a 4-2 victory.

  • Brownstown gets 4th at Turkey Tourney

    Brownstown had the best finish among area teams at the Ramsey/Mulberry Grove Super Turkey Tournament last week.

    The Bombers finished 2-2 to place fourth at the tournament, earning wins against Mulberry Grove and Odin and losing to Sandoval in pool play and Christ Our Rock, 50-47, in the third-place game.

    Sandoval was the eventual tournament champion, defeating Cowden-Herrick in overtime, 75-66.

    Mulberry Grove defeated Patoka, 45-39, to place fifth, and Ramsey beat Odin, 63-52, in the seventh-place game.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Dec. 1)

    Boys Basketball
    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    Sandoval 58
    Brownstown 46
    BHS: 11-9-11-15—46
    SHS: 15-9-9-24—58
    Points: Austin Hunter, 18; Colten Hunter, 18; Jacob Behrends, 4; Eric Gurtner, 4; Matt Sefton, 2.
    Record: 2-3

  • Ramsey, Patoka kick off boys basketball season

    Early on, both Ramsey and Patoka kept their games close on Monday, but neither team was able to pull out a win in the first two games of the inaugural Ramsey/Mulberry Grove Super Turkey Tourney.

    Patoka lost to Christ Our Rock Lutheran in the first game, 63-44, and Ramsey lost to Cowden-Herrick, 59-31.

    The Mulberry Grove bracket got under way on Tuesday, and the tournament finals will be held at MGHS on Saturday at 2 p.m.

    Patoka vs. CORL

  • Vandalia High School Award Winners

    Award winners from team banquets are pictured.

  • Eighth-graders earn share of Mid-State

    With a win against Pana St. Pat's last Thursday, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade basketball team closed a highly successful regular season.

    The 33-27 win gave the Jr. Lady Vandals a record of 19-1, and they secured a share of the Jr. Mid-State Conference championship with Hillsboro.

    Vandalia split the season series with Hillsboro, winning the first game, 29-21, and losing the second, 25-23.

  • Basketball scores (Nov. 24)

    Brownstown Girls
    Thursday, Nov. 17
    vs. Shelbyville
    Shelbyville 47
    Brownstown 31
    SHS: 10-17-4-16—47
    BHS:  6-8-7-10—31
    Points: Molly Hill, 9; Savannah Feezel, 7; Megan Maxey, 7; Danie Austin, 4; Bethany Oberlink, 4.
    Rebounds: Feezel, 5; Oberlink, 5; Austin, 3; Hill, 3; Maxey, 1.
    Steals: Maxey, 5; Feezel, 3; Austin, 2; Oberlink, 2; Hill, 1.
    Record: 1-1

    South Central Girls
    Thursday, Nov. 17
    vs. North Clay

  • Lady Vandals Play at U of I

    Vandalia High School senior Haley Wollerman (left) and junior Austyn Krueger recently were selected to play in an All-American game as part of a USA Amateur Athletic Association team at the University of Illinois.

  • Seventh-Graders End Season at Regionals

    The Jr. Lady Vandals' season ended on Saturday at the regional tournament in Greenville. Third-seeded Vandalia fell to No. 2 Pana, 33-24.

  • Senior Spotlight: Levi Ulmer

    There are just some arguments that a senior in high school won’t win.

    That’s a tough concept to handle for senior Levi Ulmer, a standout Vandalia football player and wrestler, because he hopes to be a lawyer some day.

    But even when that day comes, Ulmer still might not be able to defeat his most formidable foe.

    “Against my mom,” Ulmer said of the last argument he lost. “It was if she should get a Mini Cooper or a Challenger. She won, and got the Mini Cooper.”