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School Sports

  • Mulberry Grove wins first volleyball match since 2008

    The Mulberry Grove High School volleyball team won its first match since Oct. 21, 2008, last Wednesday when it defeated Mt. Olive in straight sets, 25-21, 25-21.

    Mulberry Grove did win a match against Mid-America Prep School last season, but since that was MAPS’ first year in existence, coaches point to the 2008 Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament match as the last significant win.

    Coach Natalie Lappe said on Sept. 16 that her young team was close to winning this season.

  • The College Report: Recovered Doehring scores first TD of season for IC

    Vandalia grad Brock Doehring has definitely had his ups and downs as a football player.
    Saturday, Sept. 18, was definitely one of the good moments.

    Illinois College defeated Lake Forest College 27-7, as Doehring scored a touchdown. The IC starting tight end caught one pass for 3 yards to score IC's first points of the contest. The 3-yard pass closed an 11-play, 52-yard drive in 4:20. He entered the end zone with the Mitch Niekamp pass with 10:40 to play in the first quarter. It was his only catch of the contest.

  • Ramsey baseball is building for future

    ST ELMO – With the season coming to a close on Thursday, the Ramsey High School baseball team has plenty to look forward to and plenty to put behind them.

    After graduating six seniors last season, Rams coach Mark Rinehart knew the fall season would be a long one, but his team has given him reason to believe in the future.

    “We’re young,” he said. “Hopefully, in a couple years they will have some experience, and we can put together a solid nucleus.”

  • Two of EIC's best battle

    ST. ELMO – The schedule read St. Elmo vs. Patoka, but had there been a marquee for Monday’s volleyball match, it would have read Megan Durbin vs. Paige Myers.

    Durbin and Myers, both seniors, are two of the strongest hitters in the Egyptian Illini Conference, and both coaches prepared accordingly.

    “We tried to get a block up (against Durbin),” Patoka coach Nicole Brubaker said. “We got a few of them, but not enough to pull it off.”

  • St. Elmo falls to Beecher for EIC fall baseball crown

    After stroking at least 10 hits in the first two games of the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament, St. Elmo’s bats were shut down by top-seeded Beecher City’s Austin Miley during a 15-5 loss in the championship game last Thursday.

    Miley struck out eight Eagles in a six-inning, complete game effort, allowing only Ben Sperry, Connor Beasley and Woodsen Savage a total of four singles in the game.

  • Rushing attack gives Vandalia 200th win

    Two weeks ago, the Vandalia football team started well, scoring two quick touchdowns against Roxana, but then was blanked the rest of the game as the Shells scored 32 unanswered points.

    On Friday, the Vandals made sure that didn’t happen again. They hit hard early, put the pedal to the metal and never let up.

  • This week's local sports schedule (Sept. 23-29)

    Thursday Sept. 23
    BASEBALL
    South Central vs. Negoa, 4:15 p.m.
    EIC Tournament Third-Place, 4 p.m. in Vandalia
    EIC Tournament Title Game, 7 p.m. in Vandalia

    VOLLEYBALL
    Vandalia at Pana, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown at Altamont, 6:15 p.m.
    Ramsey vs. Sandoval, 6:15 p.m.
    St. Elmo at Negoa, 6:15 p.m.
    South Central vs. North Clay, 6:15 p.m.

    SOCCER
    Vandalia vs. Altamont, 4:15 p.m.

  • Vandalia golf team splits week's matches

    Tuesday, Sept. 21
    at Shelbyville

    Vandalia - 165
    Taylorville - 172
    Shelbyville - 183
    Individual scores – Blake Swofford, 36; Wes Lindsey, 40; Derrick Herker, 43; Josh Lawson. 46; Zach Reiss, 52; Zack Jackson, 61

    Monday, Sept. 20
    at Hillsboro

    Hillsboro - 149
    Marquette - 158
    Vandalia - 170
    Individual scores – Swofford, 37; Herker, 40; Lawson, 45; Reiss, 48; Lindsey, 49; Jackson, 49

  • Vandalia soccer team picks up first win

    The Vandalia soccer team picked up its first victory of the season last Thursday, defeating Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 4-0.

    Lucas McDowell, Matt Grove, Matt Hubbart and Steven Daley all scored goals for the Vandals, with McDowell also picking up two assists.

    Vandalia and Centralia played to a 2-2 draw earlier this season.

    On Tuesday, the Vandals were defeated by Gillespie, 3-1.

    Hubbart scored the Vandals' lone goal in the game. He was assisted by McDowell.

    Patrick Bauer had nine saves in the match.
     

  • Local volleyball results (Sept. 14-21)

    Brownstown

    Tuesday, Sept. 21
    vs. Beecher City
    Brownstown lost to Beecher City in three sets (22-25, 25-18, 25-21) on Tuesday night.

    Katy Satterthwaite led the Bombers with six kills and three service aces. Morgan Stinebring added five kills, two service aces and two blocks of her own. Brittany Kistler had eight digs.