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School Sports

  • Sixth-grade boys have undefeated season

    The Vandalia Junior High sixth-grade boys basketball team won the Brownstown Tournament on Friday to complete an undefeated season with a 13-0 record.

    Coach Mark Johnson said he had a balanced team that expected to win every time they took the floor.

    "Defensively, the kids were as good as any group I have ever had, and we rebounded the ball well," he said. "They shared the ball well offensively, and it was a team effort."

  • High School Basketball Briefs

    Wollerman eliminated at state

    Vandalia junior Haley Wollerman was eliminated in the first round of the state 3-point shootout at Redbird Arena in Normal last Thursday.

    Wollerman made six 3-pointers, falling three short of the tie-breaker shoot-off.

    She was one of two South Central Conference players in the shootout.

    The Class 2A champion was Allie Norton of Bloomington Central Catholic. She made 11 shots in the finals.

    South Central boys lose in quarterfinals

  • Community Sports Briefs (March 3)

    Jr. Club wrestlers succeed at regionals, to battle in Vandalia for sectionals

  • St. Elmo wins first regional title since 1992-93

    ST. ELMO – The Eagles boys basketball team completed an improbable comeback on Friday by dispatching North Clay to win the school’s first regional championship since the 1992-93 season.

    St. Elmo started the season 4-13, and at times, struggled to score 40 points in a game, leaving coach Greg Feezel unsure of how to get his team, which he felt was talented, onto a winning streak.

    He never gave up on his players, however, guiding them past top-seeded Altamont last Wednesday to propel them into the regional title game, which the Eagles won, 40-35.

  • Wednesday's regional boys basketball results

    The St. Elmo High School boys basketball team is the only area team remaining in the Illinois High School Association playoffs after it defeated No. 1 Altamont, 47-42, on Wednesday to advance to the regional championship game.

    St. Elmo, a No. 4 seed, will face second-seeded North Clay in St. Elmo on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

    Area players left in the 3-point shootout are: Connor Beasley and Garrett Buzzard of St. Elmo, Harley Steed and John Rickman of Mulberry Grove, Johnnie Clift of Patoka, and Andrew Snow of South Central.

  • Junior high volleyball
  • Lady Cougars lose makeup game to Wayne City, 48-42

    The South Central High School girls basketball team thought its season was finished after the regional tournament, but Wayne City came to them to make up a game that had been canceled due to bad weather.

    The Lady Cougars nearly won the game last Wednesday, despite having practiced just once the week before.

    South Central scored 30 points in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a slow start during a 48-42 loss.

  • Junior High Sports Briefs

    Lady Vandal eighth-graders win own volleyball tournament

    On Saturday, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade volleyball team won its own tournament for the second straight year, defeating Litchfield, South Central and Ramsey.

    Leading players in the three-set, 21-25, 25-13, 15-11, win against Litchfield were: Ali Sasse, nine points, six kills and three aces; Madison Click, nine points and five aces; and Jori Wagner, nine points and three aces.

  • Area boys basketball roundup

    After slow start, South Central beats Brownstown at regionals

    Brownstown and South Central were tied at five at the end of the first quarter, but the Cougars, in typical fashion, got things going after that during a 57-30 win on Tuesday.

    With the win, No. 3 South Central advanced to face second-seeded North Clay in the regional quarterfinals in St. Elmo at 8:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • Wollerman qualifies for state 3-point shootout