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Today's Sports

  • Gordon, Meyer make state track...

    CHARLESTON – Both of Vandalia's state qualifers advanced to the Saturday's state finals.

    Freshman Curtis Gordon is one of 14 vaulters who cleared 13 feet, 6 inches to make the pole vault finals, and sophomore Ethan Meyer is the 12th qualifier in the triple jump, with a school record leap of 41 feet, 8 1/2 inches.

    The pole vault competition begins on Saturday at 10 a.m. at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Triple jump will begin immediately following the completion of long jump, which begins at 10 a.m.

  • Gordon, Meyer qualify for state...

    NEWTON – According to dyestat.com, Vandalia’s Curtis Gordon is the No. 2 freshman pole vaulter in the United States.

  • Peters, Ross lead Cougars to...

    ALTAMONT – Dylen Peters admittedly didn’t have his finest control during last Saturday’s regional championship game.

    But the South Central junior had about everything else, including a defense behind him that did not commit an error and helped him get out of several jams.

  • Riley, 4X200 relay qualify for...

    NEWTON – Patoka/South Central will be represented at the state track meet by one individual and one relay team.

    Sophomore Chase Riley will be making his second straight appearance in the 200-meter dash, and he will be the anchor leg of the 4X200-meter relay team at Thursday’s Illinois High School Association state preliminaries.

  • Two Jr. Vandals medal at state

    Two Jr. Vandals medaled at last Saturday’s Illinois Elementary School Association Class AA state track meet.

  • Relay team sets record at state

     

    CHARLESTON – Vandalia’s 4X100-meter relay has a bright future.

  • Issak takes 9th in 300 hurdles

    CHARLESTON – It was a heart-breaking finish for Patoka’s Taylor Issak in last Thursday’s state preliminaries.

  • Patoka eighth-grader wins...

    Eighth-grader Kolten Walker became the first state champion in the five-year history of Patoka’s Jr. high track program earlier this month.

    Walker’s throw of 133 feet, 4½ inches easily earned him the title in the discus at the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class S state track meet in Salem.

  • Hill takes 19th in fourth state...

    CHARLESTON – Brownstown/St. Elmo senior Molly Hill was consistent with her three throws in her fourth appearance at the state track meet, but fell short of the state discus finals.

     

  • Legion baseball returns this week

    VANDALIA – Summer baseball returns to town on Friday, as the Post 95 Jr. Legion squad will host Carlyle in a 6 p.m. doubleheader at Vandalia Mutual Field.

    The Sr. Legion season kicks off on Sunday at Jerseyville, with games against Quincy at 2:30 p.m. and Jerseyville at 5 p.m. The home opener is next Monday against Teutopolis.

    Jacob Riedle will coach the Sr. Legion squad, while Steve Dangbar of Nokomis will handle the coaching duties for Jr. Legion.

    Sr. Legion
    •June 1 – at Jerseyville (DH), 2:30 p.m.
    •June 2 – vs. Teutopolis (DH), 6 p.m.
    •June 4 – vs. Olney (DH), 6 p.m.