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School Sports

  • Vandals slip past Hillsboro on road

    HILLSBORO – The Vandals held Hillsboro to fewer than 10 points in all but the second quarter as they notched their first win in three games last Tuesday, downing the Hilltoppers, 48-39.

    Vandalia entered the contest having lost four of its last six games.

    The Vandals never trailed in the contest, but each time it took a lead of at least seven points, Hillsboro slowly inched back into the game.

  • Inconsistencies still plague Vandals in SCC win

    Vandalia capped off the first half against Litchfield on Friday with an 11-0 run to take a 16-point advantage to the locker room, but mental lapses caught up with the Vandals in the second half, leaving coach Kevin Jackson confused after a 56-43 victory.

    It wasn’t a gradual comeback for the Purple Panthers, as they came out with determination, opening the second half on a 10-0 run and forcing the Vandals into four turnovers in the first three minutes.

  • St. Elmo senior Brooke Maxey to play volleyball for Kaskaskia College

    ST. ELMO – One of the area’s hardest hitting volleyball players has signed a letter of intent to play collegiately.

    At a small gathering in the high school library on Friday, St. Elmo senior Brooke Maxey signed to play volleyball for Kaskaskia College for the next two years. She also said there is a chance KC will offer a softball scholarship if scouts are impressed this spring.

  • Sports cancellations -- Tuesday, Feb. 1

    The Vandalia High School boys basketball game at Pana has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 7.

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball game at Greenville has been canceled and will not be made up. Instead the first-round regional tournament game will count in the conference standings. That game is on Saturday.

    St. Elmo boys basketball against Teutopolis has been canceled and rescheduled for a later date.

    Ramsey boys basketball against Altamont has been canceled.

    All Brownstown athletic events have been canceled.

  • Sports cancellations -- Monday, Jan. 31

    The following Vandalia sports have been canceled for Monday, Jan. 31.

    •Freshman boys basketball
    •Fifth- and sixth-grade girls basketball
    •Sixth-grade boys basketball

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball game at Cowden-Herrick has been canceled.

    The South Central High School girls basketball game against Noble has been canceled.

  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders (Jan. 27)
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders (Jan. 27)
  • Junior High sports briefs

    Eighth-grade boys regional schedule

    Area eighth-grade boys basketball teams will compete at the regional tournament next week.

    Third-seeded Vandalia received a bye in the first round and will face No. 2 Pana next Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at Central A&M.

    The winner of that game will likely face No. 1 Greenville on Thursday.

    Fourth-seeded St. Elmo faces No. 5 Beecher City on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Beecher City.

    The winner will play top-seeded Ramsey on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.

  • Sports Briefs and Results

    Girls regional seeds announced

    The Illinois High School Association announced the seeds for this season’s regional tournament.

    Vandalia received a No. 4 seed at the Vandalia Regional Tournament. Other teams in that regional are No. 1 Pana, No. 2 Teutopolis, No. 3 St. Anthony, No. 5 Greenville and No. 6 Nokomis.

    The Lady Vandals will play Greenville on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. The winner will play Pana.

    Vandalia defeated Greenville, 58-51, on Dec. 6 and will play the Lady Comets again next Wednesday.

  • Boys basketball recaps

    Cougars split final two of MTC Tourney

    After defeating Cisne, 32-18, last Wednesday, the South Central High School boys basketball team lost to North Clay, 47-39, in the consolation championship game of the Midland Trail Conference Tournament on Saturday.

    The Cougars (6-14) struggled at the start, spotting Cardinals a 19-8 lead after the first quarter. North Clay extended its advantage to 31-14 at halftime.