Today's Sports

  • SEB takes fourth in NTC Tourney

    St. Elmo/Brownstown finished fourth in the National Trail Conference Tournament after a 10-0 loss to St. Anthony in Monday’s third-place game.

    The No. 3 Lady Eagles kept the game close through five innings, trailing 2-0 after the fourth-seeded Lady Bulldogs scored a pair of runs in the top of the first.

    But St. Anthony added five runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh, while Parkland College-bound Makayla Walsh held SEB to no runs on four hits and one walk.

  • Stewart shines, but Vandals fall...

    VANDALIA – It was a day to celebrate the seniors in their final home game, but it was a junior who stole the show despite a Vandalia loss.

    All three seniors got a hit and junior Jake Stewart had another strong outing from the mound, but the Vandals fell to Hillsboro, 2-1, in eight innings in last Wednesday’s South Central Conference matchup.

    “It was a tough one,” said coach Luke Hohlt. “We missed a few opportunities offensively.

    “We were just one at-bat, or one big at-bat, away, and just didn’t have it.”

  • After losses, Vandals set to...

    The regular season comes to a close this week for the Vandals with the final two South Central Conference games and the annual Ish Smith Classic in Greenville.

    Vandalia will two long trips – one to Roxana on Thursday and one to Southwestern on Friday – before playing two games at Greenville on Saturday.

    There, the Vandals will face Pinckneyville at 10:30 a.m. and Red Bud at 12:30 p.m. Both games will be played at Greenville College’s Robert E. Smith Field.

  • Offensive practice pays off vs....

    VANDALIA – In preparation for last Wednesday’s South Central Conference matchup with Hillsboro, Vandalia coach Brian Buscher last Tuesday put his players through a practice focused on hitting.

    Lots and lots of hitting.

    Buscher estimated the team worked on its offensive stroke for an hour and a half, and it all paid off with a 9-3 win against the Lady Toppers in the first game of a doubleheader.

  • Powless clobbers 2 grand slams

    Junior Noah Powless hit grand slams in back-to-back innings, but Salem hit seven long balls in last Wednesday’s offensive showcase that ended with South Central falling 21-17.

    Powless has three grand slams in the past two games and four homers in the past three, giving him 15 RBI in that span.

    Junior Dylan Smith had three hits and homered for the second straight game, and senior Kyle Bray went 4-for-6, with a double and two RBI.

  • Fayette County Speedway beats...

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    Week 5 at Fayette County Speedway was again threatened by Mother Nature last Friday night but again overcame.

    With rain showers in the area the night before and in the afternoon shutting down tracks in Belleville and Granite City, Fayette County Speedway was spared, providing a great opportunity to showcase the track to other drivers in the region.

  • 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.

  • Area Prep Roundup (May 15)

    Saturday, May 10
    Vandalia 4
    Carlyle 3
    C: 0-1-0-1-0-0-0-1—3-4-2
    V: 2-0-0-0-0-0-0-2—4-4-3
    WP: Godoyo; 3 IP, 5 K
    Lady Vandals: Well, 1-for-3, 2 RBI, run, GW BB; Bright, 1-for-3, 2 runs, BB; Godoyo, 1-for-4, RBI; Bigelow, 1-for-3.
    Record: 7-19
    Saturday, May 10
    Teutopolis 15
    Vandalia 3
    V: 1-0-2-0-0—3-6-5
    T: 3-2-1-9-X—15-9-0
    LP: Godoyo; 4 IP, 8 K

  • Sports Briefs (May 15)

    St. Elmo hosting volleyball camp

    The St. Elmo/Brownstown high school coaches and players will be hosting a co-ed volleyball camp at St. Elmo High School for kids who just completed grades K-3 or 4-8.

    •Grades 4-8 – June 3-6 from 9-11 a.m. Entry fee: $45.
    •Grades K-3 – June 3-6 from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Entry fee: $35.

  • Lady Vandals fourth at SCC...

    PANA – Freshman Emma Meyer won the 100- and 200-meter dashes at Tuesday’s South Central Conference Championships to lead Vandalia’s 10 top-six finishes and help the team finish fourth.

    Meyer placed four times overall, as did freshman Anna Miller, and sophomore Jalea Paslay had three top-six finishes.

    “I am ecstatic,” said coach Gena Nance. “These girls make a phenomenal team, because even more than athletes, they are great people.