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School Sports

  • Brownstown/St. Elmo co-op junior girls basketball results

    The Brownstown/St. Elmo co-op junior high girls basketball teams have started their seasons.

    The seventh-graders are 1-5 thus far, having defeated Sacred-Heart, 36-10, and lost to Ramsey (28-8), Greenville (30-16), Stew-Stras (43-21), Altamont (39-19) and Greenville (30-11).

  • Hosick Motors sponsoring fund raiser for Vandal athletics

    Hosick Motors will be hosting a tent event and tailgate by KFC/Taco Bell in Vandalia this Friday to raise money for Vandalia High School athletics.

    For each vehicle at the event that is test driven throughout the day prior to the football game, Vandalia athletics will receive $20.

  • Kinney hands out soccer awards

    Coach Walt Kinney handed out the following awards at the Vandalia High School soccer team banquet on Tuesday:

    Most Valuable Player – Lucas McDowell

    Hustle Award – Matt Hubbart

    Hustle Award – Steven Daley

    Iron Man Award – Brett Ambuehl

    Iron Woman Award – Chelsea Roberts

    Most Goals – Matt Grove

    Most Goals – Lucas McDowell

    Most Assists – Lucas McDowell

    Coach's Award – Austa Keppler

  • South Central names assistant basketball coach

    Louis Daugherty, a 2005 graduate of South Central High School, has been hired as an assistant high school basketball coach for the Cougars.

    Additionally, he will coach the JV and freshman/sophomore teams.

    Daugherty played basketball for the Cougars in high school and was named to the IBCA Honorable Mention All-State Team as a senior. He also played baseball for South Central.

  • Vandalia eighth-graders fall to state champs

    Vandalia eighth-grader Kate Evans calls for a pass during the Vandals' 55-9 loss to Litchfield last Thursday. Members of Litchfield's eighth-grade team won the state championship last season as seventh-graders, and easily outsized Vandalia's players. Haley Cannon, Mercedes Reynolds, Alex Sasse and Evans each scored during the game.

  • NTC and MTC name top baseball players

    National Trail Conference

    Player of the Year
    Derek Thompson, Teutopolis

    First-Team NTC
    Derek Repking, Teutopolis
    Sam Thoele, Dieterich
    Clayton Brandt, Stew-Stras
    Kyle Floyd, Windsor
    Bo Blievernicht, Teutopolis
    Dalton McFarland, Neoga
    Patrick Schutzbach, St. Anthony
    Jacob Massengill, Neoga
    Austin Miley, Beecher City
    Kyle Helmuth, Stew-Stras
    Dillon Hardiek, Teutopolis

  • Vandalia volleyball gets win No. 20

    The Vandalia High School volleyball team notched its 20th win of the season last Thursday, defeating Taylorville, 26-24, 25-11.

    Senior Holly Goldsmith led the charge for Vandalia, scoring 10 kills and blocking eight Taylorville attacks.

    Taylor Parrish also performed well, with seven kills and two service aces.

    Haley Wollerman added 22 assists and three service aces.

    The Vandals will conclude the regular season on Thursday at 6 p.m., when they take on conference-rival Pana.

  • Cougars are MTC volleyball champs

    The South Central High School volleyball team won the Midland Trail Conference championship after defeating Grayville and Clay City last Friday during the MTC Tournament.

    No. 2 seed South Central downed top-seeded Grayville, 25-22, 25-17, and No. 3 seed Clay City, 25-15, 25-10.
    South Central (24-5) also beat Sandoval (25-8, 25-12) and Cisne (25-18, 25-19) during the tournament.

  • Seventh-graders stay perfect

    The key to Vandalia seventh-grade girls basketball team’s fast 9-0 start is that coach Dana Kirk has a team that learns from every situation.

    “We just learn from every game and keep getting better and better every time we step out on the floor,” Kirk said. “We’re still making a lot of mistakes, but it’s still early in the season.”

    One of the bigger mistakes Kirk has noticed thus far is that her team often plays at a high-tempo, even when it should be playing slower to run down the clock.

  • Patoka upset in pool B of EIC Tournament

    ST. ELMO – The Patoka High School volleyball team was upset by fifth-seeded Beecher City in pool B of the Egyptian Illini Conference Tournament on Monday night in St. Elmo.

    The second-seeded Warriors got off to a fast start, dominating eighth-seeded Odin in straight sets in the opening game of pool play, 25-13, 25-11. But after Beecher City defeated Odin, 25-10, 25-15 in game two, it came into game three against Patoka seeking an upset.

    The Eagles then did what Odin could not by keeping the Warriors entrenched in a battle.