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School Sports

  • Thompson named all-tournament as Patoka finishes sixth at Wayne City

    Senior Zach Thompson was named to the all-tournament team, but the Patoka High School boys basketball team lost to Zeigler-Royalton, 52-39, in the fifth-place game of the Wayne City Holiday Tournament.

    The tournament was pushed back because of inclement weather several times, postponing Patoka's games three times.

    By the time the weather cooperated, Patoka had gone 2-3, with wins against Grayville and Clay City.

  • Johnson has double-double in loss

    Ramsey senior Jordan Johnson had a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds, but it was not enough to overcome Sandoval in a 71-55 loss.

    The Rams (1-9) led by three at halftime and were tied with Sandoval at 44 after three periods, but they allowed 27 fourth-quarter points, while only scoring 11 themselves.

    Sandoval's Warren Jones scored 31 points in the contest, including 11 in the fourth quarter. Senior Blake Hadley led the Rams in scoring with 17.

  • VHS wrestlers record four pins in defeat of Civic Memorial

    Wednesday, Dec. 15

    vs. Civic Memorial

    Vandalia 54

    Civic Memorial 26

    103 – Keith McDonough (CM) won via forfeit

    112 – Gage Overton (CM) def. Tyler Dagen (V) in a major decision, 9-1

    119 – Tyler Brazier (CM) def. Trevor Alstat (V) by fall at 4:34

    125 – Justin Hill (V) def. Ryan Null (CM) by fall at 1:53

    130 – David Pearce (CM) def. Seth Purcell (V) by fall at 3:31

  • Bombers at .500 after home loss to Altamont

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball team evened its record at 5-5 after losing to Altamont, 49-34, on Tuesday.

    The Bombers trailed by two after the first quarter, but in the next two periods, Brownstown was outscored 28-12.

    Altamont was only able to score six points in the fourth quarter, but Brownstown's nine-point effort was not nearly enough to put them back in the game.

    Senior Brooke Maxey was the lone Bomber to score in double-figures, with 12 points. She also had a team-high seven rebounds.

  • South Central girls fall to Woodlawn

    The South Central High School girls basketball team lost a home game to Woodlawn on Saturday, 44-26.

    Canceled on Tuesday and Friday due to inclement weather, the Cougars were playing their first game in 10 days. South Central was rusty from the get-go, scoring just five points in the first quarter.

    The Cougars, however, did not give up, despite a seven-point halftime deficit.

  • Bell and Guerrero end fall athletic careers

    They toiled for four years.

    This is a special edition of the College Report. Today, instead of bringing you information on multiple athletes, we have an article featuring just two athletes, Rachel Bell and Maribel Guerrero. Bell recently finished her NCAA Division I cross country career with Iowa State University, while Guerrero finished her volleyball career at Rockford College.

  • St. Elmo finishes second in own Holiday Tournament

    ST. ELMO – A defensive lapse by St. Elmo at the end of the first quarter may have cost it the championship at its own tournament Saturday night.

    Leading 14-4 late in the period, the Eagles allowed Altamont to shoot three 3-pointers in the final 2:20 to trim that lead to 17-14.

    “That was probably the biggest breakdown we had all night long,” said St. Elmo coach Greg Feezel. “They took advantage.”

  • Vandalia girls drop third straight to Altamont

    Not much has gone well for the Vandalia High School girls basketball team lately.

    South Central Conference games against both Litchfield and Pana were canceled due to inclement weather last week, and then the Vandals lost to Altamont, 57-48, on Saturday.

    In that game, Vandalia fell behind by 10 with 1:49 left in the first quarter and did not improve on that deficit by halftime, trailing 27-17.

    Altamont scored seven of its first-half baskets on second- or third-chance shots, while holding the Vandals to just seven first-quarter points.

  • Vandals 4-0 in SCC play after another road win

    LITCHFIELD – The Vandalia boys basketball squad employed its trademark smothering pressure defense and balanced scoring as it downed Litchfield, 69-49, Saturday afternoon in a game rescheduled from Friday because of icy road conditions.

    Dathan Berning once again led the offensive attack with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field, but four of his teammates also scored in double figures. Leyton Godoyo and Bryan Hosick had 13 points apiece, while Marty Johnson and Nathan Henna each added 10. Johnson and Hosick both had five assists.

  • Bizarro Basketball

    ST. ELMO – It was a game 70 hours in the making – and even that wasn’t long enough.

    Brownstown senior Zach Rigdon shot a 3-pointer with approximately two-tenths of a second left in regulation to tie the game at 37, but South Central won 56-51 in triple overtime, finishing off a game that had three times been postponed.