Today's Sports

  • Wrestling sectional preview

    106 – Trevor Philpot
    Vandalia Regional
    1. Freshman Aaron Wood (33-6), Mt. Carmel
    2. Freshman Trevor Philpot (23-16), Vandalia
    3. Freshman Noah Egleston (24-14), Olney
    Shelbyville Regional
    1. Sophomore Nick Tankersley (22-7), Monticello
    2. Sophomore Zack Stirret (30-9), Shelbyville
    3. Freshman Iredis Daniels (15-17), Unity
    Mt. Olive Regional
    1. Freshman Drew Sobol (31-4), Wood River
    2. Freshman James Henseler (18-8), Roxana

  • Vandalia unable to repeat vs. T-...

    VANDALIA – The repeat was not in order for the Lady Vandals in Tuesday’s regional semifinals.

    After taking Teutopolis to the brink of elimination in this game last season, the Lady Vandals struggled on Tuesday, allowing T-Town to take a big lead in the first period and never recovering in a 56-24 loss that ended their season.

  • Lady Vandals upset Newton at...

    VANDALIA – For the Lady Vandals to be successful, they need sophomore point guard Madelyn Hosick to slash to the basket, making layups and converting free throws.

    Early in the season, half of that element was seriously lacking.

    Hosick put those struggles behind on Monday, playing the best game of her career with 14 points and 12 rebounds as Vandalia upset Newton, 47-39, in the first round of Class 2A Vandalia Regional.

  • Carlinville wins to spoil senior...

    VANDALIA – The Lady Vandals struggled offensively last Friday night, allowing Carlinville to steal a win and spoil Vandalia’s senior night.

    The Lady Cavaliers were stifled by Vandalia’s defense for most of the night, but the lack of offense allowed Carlinville to take the 39-26 victory in the South Central Conference finale.

    Seniors Morgan Cripe, Randi Evans, Megan Godoyo, Kaitlyn Kershaw, Brandy Protz and Kylie Sellers were recognized prior to the game, and all grabbed at least one rebound and four of them scored.

  • Jr. Vandals repeat at regional...

    GREENVILLE – Vandalia’s eighth-grade boys basketball team understands the value of free throws.

    At least they better, with as often as coach Nick Casey preaches the importance of those shots.

    James Taylor hit a pair of free throws with 21.9 seconds left in last Thursday’s Class 3A regional championship game against Greenville to give Vandalia a three-point lead, and the defense held strong to force a bad shot on the last possession of a 41-38 victory.

    “Big,” Casey said. “Big free throws.

  • Vandals earn second SCC win, but...

    The Vandals snapped a three-game losing streak in fending off a Staunton comeback last Friday, earning their second South Central Conference game of the season.

    Vandalia led 38-30 going to the fourth quarter, but Staunton hit a pair of 3-pointers in coming up just short in a 49-45 Vandals victory.

    Senior Colton Woolsey had 16 points to lead the Vandals (7-15, 2-3 SCC), who made just 15-of-30 free throws and struggled down the stretch, with a 5-for-17 effort in the fourth quarter.

  • Lady Bombers split last two;...

    BROWNSTOWN – The Lady Bombers closed out one of their best regular seasons with a 57-53 win against Dieterich.

    Junior Audriana Pruett had 15 points, and senior Danie Austin had 10 rebounds last Friday as Brownstown/St. Elmo knocked off its National Trail Conference rival.

    The Lady Bombers are the No. 2 seed in the Class 1A Altamont Regional, and played against Altamont on Wednesday.

    Getting that win, however, involved quite the comeback.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Feb. 13)


    The Warriors picked up a key Egyptian-Illini Conference victory on Tuesday, knocking off Beecher City, 57-42.

    The victory keeps Patoka undefeated in conference play, and puts them in prime position to win the conference title.

    Senior Johnnie Clift had 16 points, and freshman Jered Cain added 14 for the Warriors (16-6, 3-0 EIC), who led throughout the game.

  • South Central, Ramsey earn upset...

    Both of the area’s Class 1A girls basketball teams pulled off upset wins in the first round of their respective regional tournament on Monday.

    South Central handed Oblong a 51-48 overtime loss at the Red Hill Regional in Bridgeport, and Ramsey/Mulberry Grove beat Dieterich, 61-54, at the Altamont Regional.

    For South Central, the 51 points are the most the team scored all season. Freshman Abby Hahn had a career-high 22 points, scoring on 11 free throws, three 3-pointers and one field goal.

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia volleyball...

    St. Elmo/Brownstown beat Vandalia, 22-25, 25-7, 15-8, on Saturday in the championship game of the Vandalia Tournament.