School Sports

  • Two locals selected All-NTC

    Two players from St. Elmo/Brownstown were named all-conference by coaches of the National Trail Conference.

    Senior Levi Maxey was selected first-team all-conference, and senior Jacob Behrends was named honorable mention.

    The duo paced SEB’s offense this past season, and both scored the 1,000th point of his career during the NTC Tournament, in which the Eagles placed fifth.

  • BSE falls in opener

    BROWNSTOWN – Offense was hard to find for both teams early in Tuesday's season-opener, but once Shelbyville got started, it was hard to stop the Rams.

    Shelbyville scored nine times in the fifth inning to break open a game that Brownstown/St. Elmo had been leading 5-3, and the Rams added three more runs in the seventh for a 15-6 victory.

    Senior Levi Maxey was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI for the Bombers (0-1), and senior Jacob Behrends had a two-run double.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (March 20)

    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 • Kansas City Royals

    •March 16 – Patton, a South Central graduate, earned a save by pitching a perfect 10th inning during a spring training game for the Kansas City Royals. Patton struck out one in the 9-6 win against the San Diego Padres. He is expected to open the season with the Class AAA Omaha Storm Chasers.

  • SEB softball falls to Flora in opener

    St. Elmo/Brownstown lost its softball season-opener, 14-9, at Flora on Tuesday.

    For the Lady Eagles: Audriana Pruett, 2 1B, RBI; Darby Moss, 2 1B; Tiffany Austin, 2B; Kyrstyn Fitch, 1B, RBI; Danie Austin, 1B, RBI; Morgan Brown, 1B; Stephanie Calhoun, 1B; and Tessa Philpot, RBI.

  • Jr. Lady Vandals state-bound after sectional win

    HILLSBORO - Vandalia's eighth-grade volleyball team is the first one in school historyl to qualify for the state tournament after knocking off Auburn in an exciting three-set sectional match on Monday.

    The Jr. Lady Vandals scrapped their way to a 26-24, 18-25, 25-23 victory in the Class 8-3A sectional game at Hillsboro, advancing to the Saturday's Illinois Elementary School Association state tournament.

  • Eighth-grade volleyball team wins regional title

    HILLSBORO – Vandalia's eighth-grade volleyball finished off an improbable run through the regional tournament, winning the tournament on Thursday with a 26-24, 25-18 win against Gillespie.

    The Jr. Lady Vandals (11-7) were the No. 4 seed in the Class 8-3A Hillsboro Regional had beaten the No. 1 seed Staunton on Wednesday and then finished off the run with a victory against third-seeded Gillespie.

  • Historic season ends at sectionals

    BRIDGEPORT – Dieterich didn’t use any fancy tactics in a rematch against Patoka last Wednesday at the Red Hill Sectional.

    And that worked out just fine.

    The Movin’ Maroons defense swarmed Patoka’s best offensive weapons, and Dieterich used a balanced offensive approach to avenge a regular-season loss and knock off the Warriors, 61-39, in the sectional semifinals.

  • Patoka's seniors will always be remembered

    BRIDGEPORT – Patoka’s senior class beat the odds.

    With just 73 students enrolled at Patoka High School, that eight from one class have stuck together since kindergarten and been competitive in a sport is an accomplishment in itself.

    That they teamed up to help the Warriors make their first sectional appearance in 25 years takes it to another level.

  • Patoka draws big crowd at sectional game

    BRIDGEPORT – It’s a good thing the criminals didn’t get word of where most of Patoka’s residents were last Wednesday.

    A large contingent of fans made the nearly two-hour 87-mile drive to Red Hill High School to watch their high school basketball team’s sectional contest against Dieterich, filling one half of a large gym.

    “You probably could have robbed the whole town,” said coach Joey Eddy.

  • Vandals insider: Spring camp is competitive

    VANDALIA – Despite having six regulars back from last season, Vandalia baseball coach Luke Hohlt isn’t assuring anyone of a starting position at this stage.

    The first game isn’t scheduled until next Monday at Mulberry Grove, so there is still time for players to step up and show that they deserve playing time.

    “No one has a position yet,” Hohlt said. “Right now, we’re just seeing where everyone is at.”