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School Sports

  • 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.”

  • South Central's Neilson signs with Lincoln Land

    FARINA – When Kinzie Neilson attended a camp at Lincoln Land Community College prior to her senior year, LLCC coach Jim Dietz had a few suggestions for her arm swing.

    When he scouted Neilson at this season’s regional tournament, he was very pleased to see that she had taken his suggestions seriously.

  • The College Report: IC makes the playoffs

    Illinois College is in uncharted territory.

    Never before has the Illinois College football team qualified for the NCAA Division III Playoffs. That all changed on Sunday evening.

    After posting a 9-1 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the Midwest Conference, the IC Blueboys got the call. They were the final team that did. They will travel to play Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Saturday at 11 a.m.

  • The College Report: IC makes the playoffs

    Illinois College is in uncharted territory.

    Never before has the Illinois College football team qualified for the NCAA Division III Playoffs. That all changed on Sunday evening.

    After posting a 9-1 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the Midwest Conference, the IC Blueboys got the call. They were the final team that did. They will travel to play Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Saturday at 11 a.m.

  • Neilson named MTC Player of the Year; five others recognized

    South Central senior Kinzie Neilson was named the Midland Trail Conference Player of the Year, coach Mary Brimberry was named Co-Coach of the Year and four other Lady Cougars were named all-conference.

    Senior Emily Atwood finished second in the voting for Player of the Year honors to earn first-team all-conference status for the second season in a row. Brimberry said that she had hoped Neilson and Atwood would have shared Player of the Year honors.