Today's Sports

  • Warriors claim EIC title with 6-...

    PATOKA – With eight seniors on his roster, Patoka coach Joey Eddy might have thought the most difficult part of last Thursday’s senior night game would be determining who would start.

    Turned out that beating the upstart Ramsey Rams for the third time this season was quite the challenge, too.

  • Boys regional play starts Monday

    Regional play begins for area boys basketball teams next week, and one area team has earned a No. 1 seed.

    Patoka is the team to beat at the Class 1A Mulberry Grove Regional, and the Warriors collectively are 9-2 against teams in that regional this season.

    The Warriors open play next Wednesday at 7 p.m. against the winner of Monday’s contest between No. 4 Sandoval and No. 5 Mulberry Grove. Patoka is 3-0 against MGHS and 2-0 vs. SHS.

  • Jr. Vandals ousted by...

    VANDALIA – The Jr. Vandals fought to the final seconds of last Wednesday’s sectional game against Southwestern, and though they came away with a loss, the improvement the squad has made since last season is not forgotten.

    Starting their seventh-grade season toiling near .500, Vandalia made a run over the second half of that season, ending with a loss to Southwestern in the sectional game to finish at 16-9.

    As eighth-graders, the goals were more defined and the results much better.

  • Vandals drop pair of SCC matchups

    VANDALIA – The Vandals will recognize their seniors on Thursday, as the team hosts Carlinville in the final scheduled home game of the season.

    Vandalia will also play at home on Saturday, making up a game against Pana, for the regular-season finale.

    Seniors Wade Harre, Colin Ledbetter, Jake Shulman, Carson Smith and Colton Woolsey will be honored prior to Thursday’s game, as will senior cheerleaders Shianne Ambuehl, Nicole Craycroft, Jaden Evans, Kelsey Rubin and Breanna Schwager.

  • BSE upset by Altamont

    ALTAMONT – Freshman Morgan Brown was fouled after making a 3-pointer in the third quarter of last Wednesday’s regional semifinal game against Altamont.

    With an extra possession because the foul occurred after the shot, the Lady Bombers got three more looks at the basket by grabbing offensive rebounds before sophomore Krystyn Fitch made a layup.

    The five-point possession was part of a 15-2 run that extended Brownstown/St. Elmo’s lead to 35-24 late in the period.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Feb. 20)


    Tuesday, Feb. 18

    Cowden-Herrick 55

    Mulberry Grove 48

    M: 10-16-15-7—48

    C: 16-13-13-13—55

    Points: Jack Criner, 18; Damian Latham, 10; Dalton Crisman, 6; Ty James, 6; Austin Redfern, 5; Michael Sloan, 3.


    Wednesday, Feb. 12

    Patoka 67

  • Lady Rams play well in semifinal...

    Ramsey/Mulberry Grove was on its way to pulling off another regional upset last Wednesday, but St. Anthony’s firepower proved to be too much in the second half of a semifinal loss.


    The Lady Rams trailed the No. 1 seed by just two points at halftime, but a resurgent St. Anthony offense pulled away to a 56-45 win over the final two quarters.


  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling results (...

    Members of the Vandalia Jr. wrestling club participated in three tournament this past weekend.

    The regular season closes this Sunday at Pinckneyville.

    Saturday, Feb. 15

  • PHOTO: 3-point shootout

    Vandalia athletes shooting were seniors Brandy Protz, Megan Godoyo, Morgan Cripe and Randi Evans, but none of them advanced to the sectional competition.


  • PHOTO: Patoka's inducts...

    Patoka High School last Thursday inducted its inaugural member to its school Hall of Fame.

    John "Mouse" Garrett was a standout basketball star and a strong academic student at Patoka, graduating in 1968.

    He was the class salutatorian and scored 1,568 points in his basketball career.

    He continued his education at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, graduating with a bachelor's degree in education.

    Garrett was the school's freshman athlete of the year in 1969 and was a special-mention Converse All-American in 1972.