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Today's Sports

  • Area sports roundup for Jan. 31...

    St. Elmo/Brownstown senior Levi Maxey scored his 1,000th career point as the Eagles defeated Windsor, 70-63, in the consolation semifinals of the NTC Tournament.

    SEB plays for fifth place on Saturday. That game will follow South Central/Cowden-Herrick, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at Altamont High School.

    In Vandalia, the eighth-grade boys won the 26th annual Vandalia Tournament, with a 47-39 win against Pana. Marcus Zimmerman was named MVP of the event.

  • Sports Roundup – Jan. 30, 2014

    For the first time since Glenn Exton left the school, Vandalia's wrestlers defeated his O'Fallon team.

    The Vandals won nine bouts during a marathon dual that lasted nearly three hours - including JV matches - to take the match, 34-20.

    It was the final home match of the season, and all four seniors were victorious for the Vandals (24-5).

    In girls basketball action, Ramsey fell to Dieterich, 89-59.

  • PHOTO: Wabash is the pick for...

    Vandalia senior Megan Godoyo last Wednesday signed a national letter of intent to play softball for Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel.

    Wabash Valley was 38-10 last season, and advanced deep into the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XXIV Tournament.

    The team plays in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

  • Vandals top No. 3 PORTA, get...

    Going into last Saturday’s meet at Beardstown, Vandalia had wrestled against three of the top five Class A teams in the state.

    With close losses in all three of those matchups, the sixth-ranked Vandals wanted to serve notice that they are capable of beating one of the top teams when it battled No. 3 PORTA in the fourth match of the day.

    And serve notice they did.

    The Vandals got seven pins during the match, doubling up PORTA, 48-24, in one of the biggest wins of the season.

  • Vandals top Roxana to claim SCC...

    Two Vandalia wrestlers avenged losses from the Princeton Tournament to help the Vandals earn the South Central Conference championship with a dominating 61-9 win against Roxana.

    Wrestling as part of a triangular at Mascoutah last Thursday, freshman Trevor Philpot (106) and junior Ryne Lipsey (120) both earned wins against a Roxana foe who had beaten them at Princeton earlier this month.

    Philpot topped Blake Whyers, 8-2, to reverse a 6-1 decision from Princeton, and Lipsey beat Jared Foiles, 3-2, after Foiles beat him, 3-1, in overtime at Princeton.

  • Felchlia's shots help...

    PATOKA – Despite his status as a senior and a second-year starter, Sheldan Felchlia is still gaining confidence.

    And his performance against Vandalia last Friday night may be the one he needs to close out the season with strength.

    Felchlia hit the first shot of the fourth quarter and then buried a 3-pointer on the next possession to give the Warriors the momentum in what was a four-point game, allowing them to cruise to a 62-49 victory.

  • Vandals have tough time in loss...

    The Vandals took a lopsided loss to Class 3A Taylorville on Tuesday.

    The Tornadoes hit a barrage of 3-pointers throughout the game, with several coming in a 32-point first quarter, and easily dispatched Vandalia, 87-43.

    Wade Harre, Collin Nestleroad and Carson Smith each had nine points for the Vandals (6-14), who allowed 80 points for the fifth time this season.

    Taylorville had 13 players score in the game, and hit 12 3-pointers in the game.

  • Size, shooting of Litchfield...

    VANDALIA – The Lady Vandals struggled in the paint in the first half, getting themselves too far behind to recover, despite a strong second half.

    Litchfield grabbed 13 offensive rebounds in the first two quarters to build a 14-point halftime lead, and even with Vandalia’s improved play during the second half, Litchfield had little trouble earning the 56-42 South Central Conference win.

    “In the first half, we gave up too many offensive boards,” said Vandalia coach Michelle McNary. “I think we did a much better job in the second half.

  • Lady Vandals drop pair of games

    The Lady Vandals won the second and fourth quarters, but allowed Greenville too many points in the first and third periods of Tuesday’s 50-39 South Central Conference loss.

    Freshman Emma Meyer led the Lady Vandals (5-17, 0-5 SCC) with nine points, and sophomore Makayla Tinker followed with eight and sophomore Madelyn Hosick had seven.

    Maria Reinhard had 17 for Greenville (1-5, 6-1 SCC), and Kassidy Alderman added 12.

    Vandalia trailed 18-8 after the first period, but got three of those points back in the second quarter.

  • Dierkes named Vandalia boys...

    VANDALIA – A former state qualifer who has found success in his brief coaching career has been named the new head coach of Vandalia’s boy’s track team.

    Jim Dierkes, a 2008 graduate of Greenville High School who began teaching art in the Vandalia district last school year, was approved by the school board last week to replace Jane Bell, who resigned in December, and said he is excited about the opportunity.