School Sports

  • Slow starts doom Lady Vandals in two losses

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team scored no more than 20 points in the first half of losses to Neoga and Hillsboro last week.

    Against Hillsboro last Thursday, the Vandals fell behind 30-14 at halftime. They did score 25 points in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to overcome the early deficit in a 60-52 loss.

    On Saturday, Vandalia traveled to Neoga and held a 20-18 halftime lead, but the Indians scored 36 second-half points en route to a 54-44 win.

  • SC girls to play on Saturday

    The South Central High School girls basketball team will play Woodlawn in its home opener on Saturday at 2 p.m. after that game was canceled on Monday.

    South Central is 2-5 (2-2 Midland Trail Conference) this season.

  • Brownstown girls win, lose and get canceled

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball team defeated Casey-Westfield High School, 51-45 on Tuesday.

    Kel-C Sefton led the Bombers with 16 points and five rebounds. Morgan Myers was right behind with 10 points and five boards.

    Last Thursday, the Brownstown High School girls basketball team lost to  Neoga, 61-38.

    Brownstown held a 14-10 lead after the first quarter, but Neoga would outscore the Bombers 36-13 over the next two periods to take a 46-27 lead into the fourth quarter.

  • Ramsey JH boys have successful week against Brownstown, Mulberry Grove

    The Ramsey Junior High Boys basketball team had a successful week, defeating both Mulberry Grove and Brownstown.

    Brownstown was able to defeat the Ramsey seventh-graders, but the Rams won the rest of the contests.

  • Boys basketball scores (Dec. 10)

    Friday, Dec. 10
    at Windsor
    Windsor 72
    Brownstown 37
    Points – Zach Rigdon, 17; Bryce Mason, 7; Zach Garrison, 6; Matt Sefton, 3; Jake Behrends, 2; Austin Hunter, 2.
    Record – 2-6 (0-3 NTC, 0-0 EIC)
    Bombers  6–17–8–6—37
    Windsor  21–19–26–6—72
    JV – Brownstown lost 45-38
    Points – Eric Gurtner, 12; Behrends, 4; Hunter, 4; Nick Reeder, 4; Shane Sefton, 4; Dustin Lawson, 3.

  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders
  • This week's local sports schedule (Dec. 16-21)

    Thursday, Dec. 16
    Second-round games, 6:15 p.m.
    Patoka at Wayne City Holiday Tourney
    Vandalia at Pana, 6 p.m.
    South Central at Noble, 6:15 p.m.
    Vandalia vs. Pana, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown vs. Patoka, 6:15 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove vs. Altamont, 6:15 p.m.
    Ramsey vs. Pocahontas, 6:15 p.m.
    Friday, Dec. 17
    Vandalia at Litchfield, 6 p.m.

  • Power outage highlights first day of St. Elmo Holiday Tournament

    ST. ELMO – A power outage halted play with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter of the second game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament between Brownstown and South Central.

    At approximately 8:41 Tuesday night, the city of St. Elmo lost power because of an accident involving a power pole near Altamont. At about 9:05, St. Elmo athletic director Ryan Beccue announced that the game was postponed.

  • Seeds and schedule filled for 39th Vandalia Holiday Tournament

    Seeds were selected last Wednesday and the schedule was announced last Friday for the 39th annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament.

    At a meeting of participating coaches at the Vandalia Country Club, the tournament was seeded as follows:

    Pool A:
    No. 1 Flora
    No. 4 Vandalia
    No. 5 Altamont
    No. 8 Greenville
    No. 10 South Central
    Pool B:
    No. 2 Wesclin
    No. 3 Pana
    No. 6 Stew-Stras
    No. 7 St. Elmo
    No. 9 Shelbyville