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Today's Sports

  • Lady Vandals cruise past Miners

    A suffocating full-court pressure defense and Emma Meyer's offensive outburst led the Vandalia Community High School girls basketball team to a convincing 52-40 victory over Gillespie on Thursday night.
    The Lady Vandals had visiting Gillespie out of sorts from the start, trapping and pressing the Lady Miners into turnover after turnover.

  • Cain leads Patoka past South...

    FARINA — Joey Eddy had been waiting for a performance like this.
    Eddy's Patoka High School boys basketball team put it all together in a 63-48 victory over South Central on Monday night.
    "It's a big win for us because it's a rivalry win," Eddy said. "When you're at Patoka, it's a big win if you beat South Central."
    This one was all Patoka, as the Warriors raced out to a big lead by the early stages of the second period.

  • Area Boys Basketball Roundup

    Patoka knocks off Mulberry Grove

  • Aces win on Goodin's buzzer...

    MULBERRY GROVE — Alex Goodin's buzzer-beater capped off a furious comeback.
    It also gave the Mulberry Grove boys basketball team a thrilling 53-52 win over Christ Our Rock Lutheran on Friday night.
    Christ Our Rock had a 10-point halftime lead, 31-21.
    At one point in the second half, the Silver Stallions had a 17-point advantage.
    CORL held a 42-34 lead entering the fourth period, but the Aces went on a 19-10 run to finish the game.

  • Area Girls Basketball Roundup

    BSE girls cruise to lopsided win

  • St. Elmo tourney begins next...

    The 55th Annual St. Elmo Holiday Boys Basketball Tournament will begin Tuesday, Dec. 16.

    St. Elmo Holiday Tournament
    Tuesday, Dec. 16
    St. Elmo/Brownstown vs. Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    Cowden-Herrick vs. Beecher City, 7:45 p.m.
    Wednesday, Dec. 17
    Altamont vs. South Central, 6:15 p.m.
    Okaw Valley vs. Mulberry Grove, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday, Dec. 18
    Loser game 1 vs. Loser game 2, 6:15 p.m.
    Winner game 1 vs. Winner game 2, 7:45 p.m.
    Friday, Dec. 19
    Loser game 3 vs. Loser game 4, 6:15 p.m.

  • Vandals win Civic Memorial...

    The Vandalia Community High School wrestling team won the Civic Memorial Tournament on Saturday.

    Vandalia had four individual champions at the event — Chaston Womack, Ryne Lipsey, Dalton Blankenship and Jake Stewart.
    Blankenship was named the tourney's Most Outstanding Wrestler.
    The Vandals also had two second-place finishers in Kolton Etcheson and Kendrick Woolsey.
    Look for more in the print edition.

  • Lady Vandals cruise past...

    Vandalia's girls cruised past Gillespie, 52-40, on Thursday night.

    The Lady Vandals (4-2) are at Piasa Southwestern on Saturday. The JV game starts at 1 p.m.

     

  • Wrestling team begins 2014-15...

    VANDALIA — The odds were stacked against the Vandalia Vandals before Tuesday's season-opening wrestling dual even began.
    For starters, two returning state-qualifiers were unavailable to compete for the Vandals. That meant some athletes would be wrestling in higher weight classes against bigger opponents.
    Two open weights also hurt the hosts, as well, as the Vandals gave up 12 points to forfeits.
    That's not all. The Class 1A Vandals were also hosting a solid Class 3A program.

  • State qualifiers will lead...

    The Vandalia Community High School wrestling team returns a solid core.
    The Vandals have regional champions, sectional medalists and state qualifiers up and down the lineup. In fact, Vandals Coach Jason Clay has five returning state qualifiers on the roster in 2014-15.
    All five are expected to lead the way for the Vandals this season.
    Let's take a quick look at each of Vandalia's returning state qualifiers.

    Trevor Philpot
    A sophomore, Philpot advanced to state at 106 pounds last year.