School Sports

  • Improved Maxey helps SEB top Lady Vandals

    ST. ELMO – Sarah Maxey has reinvented herself as a player, and the early results are extremely promising for St. Elmo/Brownstown.

    The junior setter had 12 assists and four service aces in last Thursday’s season-opening 17-25, 26-24, 25-20 win against Vandalia, moving fluidly across the court to set passes and committing just three errors in the match.

  • Vandal golfers win home-opener

    VANDALIA – Two Ramsey players tied for medalist honors at Vandalia Country Club last Thursday, but consistent scoring from Vandalia’s top four players gave the Vandals the win in a close match.

    Senior Jake Bowen led Vandalia with a 42, and three others shot 47 or better, as the Vandals topped Ramsey 180-183. Altamont shot a 194.

    Ramsey’s Brady Reiss and Michael Lay each shot a 40 for the match’s best score, but the team’s other two scores were in the 50s.

  • Powless shines in shutout win vs. Patoka

    A big year is in order for South Central senior Noah Powless.
    If last Wednesday’s game is any indication, it may end up being a monster year.
    Powless struck out 10 in four innings and clobbered his first home run of the season as the Cougars dominated Patoka, 10-0, in six innings.
    Senior Gavin Ratermann was 3-for-3 for the Cougars (2-0), ending the game with a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth – one of 12 walks drawn by South Central.

  • Bombers beat BCCH; stay perfect in NTC

    The Bombers remained perfect in National Trail Conference play and also picked up an Egyptian-Illini Conference victory last Friday, with a 3-1 win at Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick.
    Senior Drake Hall struck out 10 in a complete game for his second win of the fall, allowing just one run on four hits. He did not walk a batter.
    Junior Malachi Maxey paced the offense, going 2-for-4, with a double and an RBI. Also driving in runs for the Bombers (2-1, 2-0 NTC, 1-0 EIC) were Elijah Austin, who doubled, and Cole Horner.

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  • Farewell ... it's back to Ohio for the Harners

    I vividly remember the day in 2010 when I stood on the sidewalk outside of the Wendy’s restaurant in town as my parents and fiancé left to return to their Ohio hometown, while I stayed to begin my career as sports editor of The Leader-Union.

    It was one of the most difficult moments of my life, but it started one of the greatest chapters I’ve lived so far.

    That chapter, however, is now over.

  • Bradley's TD, 3 INTs highlight scrimmage

    VANDALIA – Junior Bobby Bradley scored on a 40-yard touchdown run one play after an interception by sophomore Preston Ruckman for the only scoring in last Friday’s Red/White scrimmage, giving the Red team a 6-0 victory.

    Bradley rumbled down the field and scored with 3:44 left in the 20-minute scrimmage for the longest play of the game. He finished with 59 yards on five carries.

  • Report: Patton will get called up

    South Central High School graduate Spencer Patton will soon be called up the Texas Rangers, according to a report in Monday’s edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

    According to the report, Patton is the only Rangers prospect that General Manager Jon Daniels would confirm will get a September call-up when MLB rosters expand to 40 players.

  • Smith, Peters lead South Central to win in opener

    KINMUNDY – South Central’s defense of the National Trail Conference championship got off to a good start in Monday’s season-opener.

    The two-time defending regular season champs got a two-run home run from senior Dylan Smith in the sixth inning, senior Dylen Peters tossed a complete game three-hitter and the Cougars earned a 2-1 win against NTC rival Altamont.

    Smith singled in his first at-bat of the season, and then clobbered a pitch from Altamont’s Klaiton Wolff over the left-field wall in his third at-bat to secure the victory.

  • Aces to meet Odin for Ramsey title

    RAMSEY – Mulberry Grove will meet Odin on Friday to determine the champion of the Ramsey Tournament.
    The Aces and Eagles are both 2-0 in the tournament after each team defeated Ramsey and Patoka.
    The deciding game will be played at 5:15 p.m., while Ramsey will play Patoka for third place at 3:15.
    Mulberry Grove opened the tournament with an 8-1 win against Patoka on Monday, and then handled Ramsey, 12-2, on Tuesday.
    In other games, Odin beat Patoka, 11-0, on Tuesday, and Ramsey lost to Odin, 11-4.
    Tuesday, Aug. 26