Today's Sports

  • VHT Day Three: Vandals handle...

    Fueled by an intense trapping defense, the Vandalia Vandals ran past the St. Elmo/Brownstown Eagles, 65-39, on Monday at the 43rd Annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament.
    The win propelled the Vandals into the fifth-place game on Tuesday night.
    With the loss, the Eagles remained winless at the tourney and headed to the ninth-place game.
    Vandalia had a small lead when it switched from man-to-man to a 1-2-2 trapping press. The game sped up, the Eagles turned the ball over time and time again, and the Vandals began to get easy hoops or wide-open jumpers.

  • VHT Day Three: Flora, Greenville...

    In the recent history of the Vandalia Holiday Tournament, Flora has found its way to the championship game time and time again.
    This year is no different.
    Bryce Pearce made five of six free throws with under a minute to play, and Flora edged defending champion St. Anthony, 55-50, on Monday night.
    The win puts the Wolves in the title game, while the Bulldogs had to settle for the third-place game.
    It's the fifth trip to the title game in six years for the Wolves, who always seem to find a way to the title game.

  • Web update: Greenville wins...

    Greenville beat Flora 46-32 in the championship game of the 43rd Annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament on Tuesday night at a packed Vandalia High School gymnasium.

    The VHT title is the first for Greenville.

    St. Anthony won the third place game, 44-35, over Altamont.

    Shelbyville beat Vandalia, 60-53, for fifth place.

    In the seventh place game, South Central beat Maroa-Forsyth, 58-42.

    Pana handled St. Elmo/Brownstown, 62-29, in the ninth place game.


    2014 VHT

    All-Tournament Team

  • South Central, BSE girls face...

    South Central and Brownstown/St. Elmo met in the fifth-place game of the Dieterich Girls Basketball Tournament on Monday.
    The BSE Lady Bombers held off the Lady Cougars for a 59-51 win. Morgan Brown scored 19 points for BSE, and Emily Bone added 12. Abby Hahn led South Central with 19 points.  
    Hahn and Brown were listed on the all-tourney team.

    Dieterich Girls Tournament
    Fifth-place game
    BSE 59, South Central 51
    SC   19   12    10   10  — 51

  • 43rd Vandalia Holiday Tournament...

    Monday, Dec. 29 scores
    Altamont 57, S. Central 49
    Maroa 65, SEB 54
    Shelbyville 65,
    South Central 56
    Vandalia 65, SEB 39
    Flora 55, St. Anthony 50
    Greenville 62, Pana 42

    Tuesday, Dec. 30
    Ninth-place, 2 p.m.
    SEB vs. Pana  

    Seventh-place, 3:30
    Maroa-Forsyth vs.
    South Central

    Fifth-place, 5
    Vandalia vs. Shelbyville

    Third-place, 6:30
    St. Anthony vs. Altamont

    Title game, 8 p.m.

  • 43rd Vandalia Holiday Tournament...

    Vandalia Holiday Tournament

    Saturday's scores

    South Central 45, Pana 43

    Flora 67, St. Elmo/Brownstown 52

    Altamont 62, Shelbyville 55

    St. Anthony 56, Maroa-Forsyth 50

    Flora 68, Vandalia 66

    Greenville 64, Shelbyville 38

    Pana 71, Altamont 65

  • VHT Day One: Vandals get first...

    The 43rd Annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament began on Friday.

    The host Vandals picked up their first win of the season, beating Maroa-Forsyth, 74-63.

    Vandalia dropped its second game of the tourney, falling to No. 2 seed St. Anthony, 74-59.

    The other top stories from the opening day of the tourney would be Greenville and St. Anthony both going 2-0.

    All scores are below. Saturday's schedule is also below.

  • St. Anthony hopes to repeat at...

    Cody Rincker will likely never forget the 2013 Vandalia Holiday Tournament.
    It's not hard to see why.
    Rincker's St. Anthony Bulldogs topped the field and took home the tourney title.
    And what made the accomplishment even sweeter for the Bulldogs was the fact that not many expected the Class 1A St. Anthony squad to take the crown as the event's No. 3 seed.
    Now, the Bulldogs will look to defend their crown in 2014. As the 43rd Annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament arrives, the Bulldogs are hoping to pull off the repeat.

  • Vandalia girls fall at Hillsboro

    HILLSBORO — The Vandalia Lady Vandals were looking for some payback.
    It didn't happen.
    Hillsboro pulled away late for a 56-43 win over Vandalia on Monday night in girls basketball action.
    The Lady Vandals were behind right away, but were within striking distance until the hosts went on a big run early in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

  • Vandals suffer another close loss

    LITCHFIELD — "This one hurts."
    That's how Brian Buscher summed it up after his team's disappointing 51-44 loss at Litchfield on Friday night.
    Buscher's Vandals battled back from an 11-point deficit and took the lead in the fourth quarter, only to see the host Panthers score the final five points of the game to secure a close victory.
    Once again, a victory eluded the Vandals.