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Today's Sports

  • Aces to meet Odin for Ramsey...

    RAMSEY – Mulberry Grove will meet Odin on Friday to determine the champion of the Ramsey Tournament.
    The Aces and Eagles are both 2-0 in the tournament after each team defeated Ramsey and Patoka.
    The deciding game will be played at 5:15 p.m., while Ramsey will play Patoka for third place at 3:15.
    Mulberry Grove opened the tournament with an 8-1 win against Patoka on Monday, and then handled Ramsey, 12-2, on Tuesday.
    In other games, Odin beat Patoka, 11-0, on Tuesday, and Ramsey lost to Odin, 11-4.
    Tuesday, Aug. 26

  • Prep sports schedule picks up in...

    The high school sports season will open this week for the rest of Fayette County’s teams.

  • Blythe takes over as coach of...

    VANDALIA – For the second straight season, Vandalia’s tennis team has a new coach.

    Bill Blythe takes over control of the team from Dana Kern, who last season took over for long-time coach Kevin Schroeder, and he brings with him some familiarity with the current squad.

    Blythe’s daughter, Hannah, will be a junior on the team, so the elder Blythe has been watching the team for the past two seasons, and has always wanted his chance to help the athletes learn the game.

  • PHOTOS: VYO returns home

    The Vandalia Youth Organization football teams played their first home games of the season last Saturday.

  • Vandalia golfers take third at...

    Freshman Scott Shulman and senior Zach Schaal each shot a 44 last Wednesday to lead the Vandals to a third-place finish at Timber Lakes Golf Course in Staunton.

    Senior Jake Bowen (45) and sophomore Alec Schroeder (51) also scored on the par 36 course, putting the Vandals 41 strokes off of the pace.

    Marquette Catholic shot a 143 to win the team title by 36 strokes over Southwestern (179).

    Michael Holtz of Marquette and Tyler Woods of Northwestern each shot a 35 to tie for medalist honors.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Aug. 28)

    BROWNSTOWN/ST. ELMO
    The Bombers needed 12 innings to earn the victory in Tuesday’s National Trail Conference and season-opener at Dieterich.
    Landon Feezel drove in pinch runner Andrew Koonce in the top of 12th for his only hit of the day, giving Brownstown/St. Elmo a 3-2 win.
    Drake Hall singled to open the 12th, and was also the winning pitcher, tossing 4 2/3 innings of relief and striking out five. He allowed two hits and three walks in relief of Noah Flowers.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete...

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • BSE Sports Boosters holding fish...

    The Brownstown/St. Elmo High School Sports Boosters are hosting a fish fry fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 5 at Brownstown Elementary School.

    The fish fry is an all-you-can buffet provided by Country Rhodes, and food will be served from 4-7 p.m.

    Food available includes: walleye, popcorn shrimp, chicken strips, potato salad, cole slaw, applesauce, baked beans, steak fries and drinks.

    An adult meal is $9, and a kid's meal is $6. Carry-out is $9.

  • YMCA to offer new ball program...

    VANDALIA – Traditional baseball and softball leagues for ages 9-14 will no longer be organized at the Family YMCA of Fayette County starting next summer, and another organization in Vandalia may offer a way to help continue the development of traveling teams.

    Starting next June, the YMCA will offer a five-week co-ed ball program for kids ages 9-14, which will better teach fundamentals, as well as expose youth to a broader spectrum of sports.

  • Defensive side of the ball...

    VANDALIA – The Vandals allowed an average of 45 points per game last season and surrendered at least 40 in seven of the nine contests.

    But those days should be over.

    With sophomores, at times, making up half of the defense last season, it wasn’t a surprise that Vandalia faced some struggles.

    Now, those same sophomores will step into full-time starting roles, taking the final step in coach John Stout’s plan for the group.