Today's Sports

  • Vandals get first win against...

    VANDALIA – It’s been tough for the Vandals every time they have faced former Vandalia coach Glenn Exton since he left for O’Fallon after the 2005-06 season.

    Annually for the past seven years, the dual has been competitive, but one-sided, with O’Fallon taking every victory.

    Last Wednesday, however, the student finally got the better of his mentor.

    Vandalia coach Jason Clay and his highly-ranked wrestlers earned a 34-20 victory against O’Fallon in the final regular-season dual of the season.

  • South Central finally earns...

    ALTAMONT – An uncharacteristic offensive explosion in the fourth quarter gave South Central all it needed and then some to pick up its first win of the season.

    Standing at 0-18 going into last Saturday’s consolation game of the National Trail Conference Tournament, the Cougars used that 36-point outburst to overcome a 18-point deficit and take a 61-48 win against Cowden-Herrick.

  • Eagles fend off Windsor comeback

    ALTAMONT – After losing in the first round of the National Trail Conference Tournament last Tuesday, St. Elmo/Brownstown coach Greg Feezel put his players through a “purpose practice” the next day.

    Designed to keep the Eagles in position to continue playing in the 79th annual tournament, the extra work paid off in last Thursday’s consolation semifinal game.

    Though, just barely.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Feb. 6)


    Four Lady Bombers scored in double figures, as they knocked off Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, 70-58, a National Trail Conference matchup.

    Sophomore Emily Bone had a double-double, with 14 points and 10 rebounds on Monday, and Audriana Pruett had 18 points to lead the team.

    Danie Austin had 15 points, and Krystyn Fitch had 10 points.

    Molly Hill added seven points and 10 assists, as BSE (14-8) used a 49-point second half to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit.

  • 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.

    Sierah Ruffner • Freshman • Greenville • Track

    •Feb. 1 – Ruffner, a Vandalia graduate, placed third in the high jump at the Illinois Wesleyan Titan Open. She cleared 5 feet, 1 inch. GC placed second of 10 teams.

  • Two YMCA youth programs open for...

    Registration for the YMCA's youth spring soccer league is open through Feb. 18.

    Youth who are 4-year-olds-eighth grade may register for the league, which will begin in the middle of March.

    Registration cost is $25 for members, and $50 for nonmembers. A late fee of $20 will be charged to those who register between Feb. 19-24.

    There will be four skills clinics held prior to the start of the league.

  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling results (...

    One day after the varsity wrestlers competed in Litchfield, Vandalia’s Jr. club wrestlers took to the mats there.

    Seven wrestlers picked up individual championships at Sunday’s Litchfield Kids Open.

    Next up for the club is the Alton Little RedBirds Tournament this Sunday.

  • Schedules released for girls...

    Schedules have been released for the Illinois High School Association regional basketball tournaments, which begin next Monday.

    Class 2A Vandalia Regional
    Monday, Feb. 10
    Game 1: (4) Newton vs. (5) Vandalia, 7 p.m.
    Tuesday, Feb. 11
    Game 2: (1) Teutopolis vs. Winner Game 1, 6 p.m.
    Game 3: (2) Greenville vs. (3) Flora, 8 p.m.
    Thursday, Feb. 13
    Game 4: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3, 7 p.m.

  • Weekend sports roundup – Feb. 3

    St. Elmo/Brownstown senior Jacob Behrends scored his 1,000th point on Saturday as SEB rolled to a 63-37 win over Beecher City in the fifth-place game of the NTC Tournament.

    South Central earned its first win of the season on Saturday, with a 61-48 win against Cowden-Herrick in a consolation game of the NTC Tournament.

    The Vandalia wrestlers earned the championship at the Litchfield Tournament on Saturday. Dalton Blankenship, Jake Stewart and Kendrick Woolsey were individual champions.

  • Seeds announced for girls...

    Seeds have been released for the Illinois High School Association regional basketball tournaments.

    Class 2A Vandalia Regional
    1. Teutopolis
    2. Greenville
    3. Flora
    4. Newton
    5. Vandalia

    Class 1A Altamont Regional
    1. St. Anthony
    2. Brownstown/St. Elmo
    3. Altamont
    4. Dieterich
    5. Ramsey/Mulberry Grove

    Class 1A Red Hill Regional
    1. North Clay
    2. Palestine
    3. Red Hill
    4. Oblong
    5. South Central