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Today's Sports

  • Vandalia dominates SCC's...

    VANDALIA – The South Central Conference all-conference wrestling selections were once again dominated by Vandals.

    Thirteen Vandalia wrestlers earned all-conference honors, including nine on the first team.

  • Lady Vandals win second straight

    ST. PETER – Taylor Well just keeps driving in runs for the Lady Vandals.

    The Vandalia senior had four RBI on three hits on Monday, helping back a strong effort from senior pitcher Megan

    Godoyo, who struck out nine in a 13-3 win at South Central, the team’s second straight after dropping the first four games of the season.

    Well has recorded a hit in four of the six games this season, but she has 11 RBI on those eight hits. Her .444 average is second on the team to senior Kylie Sellers, who is batting .533 after a 1-for-3 effort on Monday.

  • Patoka's early scoring...

    VANDALIA – The Warriors opened the season with more losses than they would have preferred, but a big win at Vandalia on Monday may get things going in the right direction.

    Patoka scored 10 runs in the first inning and cruised to a 13-1 win at Vandalia Mutual Field, getting a complete game from senior Johnnie Clift and hits from almost every hitter in the lineup.

  • Clift is EIC MVP

    Patoka senior Johnnie Clift was a unanimous selection, earning Most Valuable Player honors in the Egyptian-Illini Conference to lead seven players on the basketball all-conference team.

    Clift averaged 17.5 points per game in the six conference games to lead the Warriors to the EIC championship.

  • Area Prep Roundup (April 3)

    BROWNSTOWN/ST. ELMO

    The Bombers again struggled to find their offense on Tuesday, getting just four hits in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Neoga.

    Brownstown/St. Elmo has not had more than five hits in any game this season, but still holds a 3-4 record by taking advantage of its strong pitching and base running.

    Sophomore Noah Flowers struck out six in 5 1/3 innings of work, but Neoga (4-0-1) had four doubles in the game that helped lead to a pair of three-run innings.

  • 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.

  • Sports Briefs (April 3)

    C-Bar Rodeo holding Capitol show

    Farina-based C-Bar Rodeo Co. is hosting the second annual Clash at the Capitol rodeo at the coliseum on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on April 11 and 12.

    Featured at the event is championship bull riding and barrel racing, with the event to begin at 7 p.m. each night.

    Trick and roman rider Dusti Lynn Crain, a St. Peter native who performs at the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will be participating at the Springfield event.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia wrestling awards

    The Vandalia wrestling team last Thursday held its awards banquet at the Moose Lodge, and coach Jason Clay handed out several awards.

  • Historic season ends in Elite...

    TOLONO – Two long serving streaks for Beecher hurt Vandalia’s chances in last Saturday’s volleyball state quarterfinals.

    Playing in the school’s first-ever Illinois Elementary School Association state tournament, the Jr. Lady Vandals’ improbable postseason run came to an end with a 20-25, 11-25 loss in the Elite Eight.

    Playing at Unity Jr./Sr. High, Vandalia lost a six-point lead late in the first set by allowing Beecher nine straight points, and lost a two-point lead early in the second set by allowing 13 straight points.

  • Two place for Vandalia at state...

    Two members of the Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club placed this past weekend at the Illinois Midget Championships in Danville.

    Gavin Mouser was the top finisher, taking third place in the Midget 130 division. He pinned Tucker Shepherd in 2:20 to claim his medal.

    His only loss in the tournament came to eventual champion Xander Schnake.

    Kyle Miller advanced to the championship quarterfinals in the Midget 66B division, but lost to the eventual second-place finisher.