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Today's Sports

  • Vandals win three wrestling duals

    WHITFIELD, Mo. — The Vandalia Community High School wrestling team won all three duals at Whitfield, Mo. on Friday.
    The Vandals are now 7-2 in duals.
    Vandalia dominated St. Clair, 61-6. Vandalia won 12 of 13 matches against the St. Clair Bulldogs.
    Trevor Philpot defeated Jason Landing, 4-1, at 113 pounds. Jarrett Paslay pinned Thomas Maple at 120, Ryne Lipsey won by fall over Lucas Davis at 126 and Luke Tessman earned a 6-2 win over Kris Heembrack at 132.

  • Area girls roundup: South...

     FARINA — South Central held on late for a 38-31 win over Webber on Thursday night.
    The win pushed South Central's record to 4-6 on the season.
    Webber led, 15-11, at halftime. But the Lady Cougars went on an 11-4 run in the third period to take the lead. South Central outscored Webber, 16-12, in the fourth quarter to finish off the game.
    Keely Smith scored 14 points to lead the Lady Cougars, with Abby Hahn adding 11 points.
    South Central will head to the Dieterich Holiday Tournament on Dec. 26.

  • Lady Vandals suffer frustrating...

     PANA — Missed opportunities and a questionable call late in the game proved too much to overcome for the Vandalia Lady Vandals.
    On the other hand, Pana got it done in crunch time in a 49-46 overtime victory over Vandalia on Thursday night.
    Vandalia Coach Michelle McNary said it was a disappointing loss to take.
    "We had a lot of chances, but we just couldn't capitalize on them," McNary said. "We struggled from the floor shooting again. And if you do that, you're probably not going to win."

  • Ramsey stuns top seed SEB in...

    ST. ELMO — Ramsey looked nothing like an eighth seed.
    The St. Elmo Holiday Tournament began with an upset, as the Ramsey Rams stunned the No. 1-seeded tourney hosts, handing St. Elmo/Brownstown a 56-53 loss on Tuesday night.
    Ramsey's Kyle Adermann hit a three-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to give the Rams the upset victory.
    The game saw the Rams race out to a big early lead, only to see the Eagles claw back into the game with a big third quarter.

  • A CLEAN SWEEP

    Three duals. Three wins.
    That's how Saturday went for the Vandalia Community High School wrestling team.
    The Vandals weren't very gracious hosts, as they earned wins over the other three teams in attendance at Saturday's quadrangular.
    Vandalia got past Herrin, 49-30, and then had little trouble in knocking off Leroy, 57-14. The Vandals topped Oakwood, 51-25, to finish the day at 3-0.
    Vandalia Coach Jason Clay said he saw several positives from his team.

  • Another painful loss for Vandals

    Another solid effort, another close loss.
    That was the painful reality for the Vandalia Community High School boys basketball team on Tuesday night.
    Despite a valiant comeback by the hosts, Hillsboro held on late for a 67-62 overtime victory over the Vandals.
    The Vandals battled until the end, but ultimately fell, remaining winless on the season.
    Each and every time the Hiltoppers appeared to have Tuesday's game secure, the Vandals made a run.

  • Area boys roundup: Ramsey boys...

    RAMSEY — A big fourth quarter propelled Ramsey to a 51-49 come-from-behind win over Cowden-Herrick on Friday.
    The Rams trailed 36-30 entering the fourth quarter. But Ramsey outscored Cowden-Herrick, 21-13, in the final frame to pull out the win.
    Brady Reiss and Michael Camez scored 11 points apiece for the Rams.

    Ramsey 51, Cowden-Herrick 49
    CH  11   15   10    13   — 49
    RA  11   10     9    21   — 51

  • Gillespie uses big run to get...

    GILLESPIE —A long layoff may have caught up with the Vandalia Vandals.
    The Vandals returned to action after nearly two weeks off and suffered a 70-62 loss at Gillespie on Friday night.
    The Vandals hadn't played since Nov. 29, when they finished the Canton Tournament. And after a solid first quarter, the rust showed in the second period, as the Vandals could only watch as the Miners went on a 17-0 run to pull away for good.

  • Vandals come up short at Carlyle

    CARLYLE —  As Saturday night's game with Carlyle played out, two key factors emerged.
    The host Indians dominated the boards, getting second and third chances again and again with offensive rebounds while holding the visiting Vandals to one and done on the other end.
    And as simple as it sounds, the Vandals just couldn't get enough shots to fall.
    The result of both of those factors was another loss for the Vandals. Carlyle knocked off Vandalia, 66-48, on Saturday night.

  • Vandals split wrestling duals at...

    SHELBYVILLE — Two early-season tests.
    That's one way to look at last Wednesday's wrestling duals at Shelbyville High School.
    And for the Vandalia Vandals, the results were mixed.
    Shelbyville defeated Vandalia, 39-24.
    But the Vandals ended the night on a positive note by beating Taylorville, 52-19.
    The dual with Shelbyville was the most intense one of the night, and the hosts were able to secure some close wins to knock off the Vandals.