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Today's Sports

  • Lady Vandals suffers overtime...

    The Lady Vandals suffered a tough home-opener on Thursday, falling to Gillespie in overtime and possibly losing their point guard for Saturday’s game at Southwestern.

    Junior Megan Godoyo was ejected from the game on a controversial flagrant foul call late in the fourth quarter, and Vandalia would miss 14 free throws in the fourth quarter and overtime period of a 62-60 loss in the South Central Conference opener.

    When a player is ejected, they must sit out their team’s next game, if the ejection is promptly reported.

  • Vandals drop first game of...

    On Wednesday, the Vandals lost track of the game after a fast start against Flora.

    Vandalia led by as many as nine points in the first half, but faltered late in the second quarter and throughout the third quarter of a 50-43 victory for Flora.

    The Vandals (1-1) led, 12-7, after the first period and increased that lead in the first half of the second quarter, but Flora closed the first half on a 10-0 run and then outscored Vandalia 29-23 over the final two periods.

  • Brownstown seventh-graders going...

    VANDALIA — The Brownstown Jr. High seventh-grade girls basketball team qualified for the Illinois Elementary School Association Class 3A state tournament with a 24-10 victory against Roxana on Wednesday at the Vandalia Sectional.

    Brownstown led 20-4 going into the fourth quarter on the strength of a strong defensive effort, which included 24 steals, and solid rebounding.

    Dana Shelton led Brownstown with 11 points, while Deana Shelton added 14 rebounds and nine points. Fatima Viramontes had eight steals in the game.

  • Beasley, Tharp score 1,000th...

    ST. ELMO – When it comes to playing basketball, there are a lot of similarities in the styles of Fischer Tharp and Connor Beasley.

    So it’s no wonder that the South Central and St. Elmo seniors each scored their 1,000th career point in the same game on Tuesday, a 45-31 Eagles victory.

    “It was good to get it out of the way early, and it was fun doing it with my friend, Connor,” Tharp said. “It’s really cool. I’m really happy for him.

    “I don’t know how many other friends get to do this.”

  • Feezel, Manley sign with...

    ST. ELMO – Two St. Elmo volleyball players have chosen to continue their athletic careers at Kaskaskia College.

    Setter Perry Manley and middle hitter Savannah Feezel on Tuesday afternoon each signed letters of intent to join the Blue Angel program for the next two seasons.

    “It makes me proud that I can go and watch my kids,” said Lady Eagles coach Elise Asher. “I can take my team down there to give them some inspiration that they can do more.”

  • Vandal wrestlers fall to...

    The Vandalia wrestling team fell in its season-opener on Tuesday, losing at home to Belleville West, 60-7.

    Jake Stewart won a major decision at 160 pounds, beating Wiil Peterson, 16-4, and Ryne Lipsey won at 113 pounds by defeating Zach Hanusek, 5-2.

    The Vandals return to action on Saturday at the Civic Memorial Tournament.

  • Lady Vandals take third at...

    LITCHFIELD – She didn’t necessarily post gaudy numbers, but Megan Godoyo consistently made valuable contributions to the Lady Vandals throughout the Litchfield Thanksgiving Tournament.

    And that is why the Vandalia junior was given all-tournament honors after the Lady Vandals placed third in the event following Saturday’s 44-40 win against Carlinville.

  • High-powered offense leads...

    Senior Shane Sefton made a 3-pointer in the final seconds of the third period to tie the game at 52, and junior Jacob Behrends sealed the win with a 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter of Brownstown’s 70-65 win in Saturday’s championship game of the Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament.
    The victory was the fourth straight game in which Brownstown had scored at least 70 points.

  • Vandals victorious in season-...

    FARINA – A five-point possession in the middle of the third quarter was the turning point for Vandalia in a 46-26 victory at South central in last Tuesday’s season-opener.

    Senior Tim Ritchey made a 3-pointer but was fouled after the shot, and senior Michael Wells made a second-chance layup on the ensuing possession to give the Vandals a 30-14 lead and control of the game with 3:51 left in the third period.

  • Mahon to play for Baltimore...

    St. Elmo native Logan Mahon is heading back to Major League Baseball.

    The Baltimore Orioles have purchased Mahon’s contract from the Gateway Grizzlies, according to the team.

    “We’re excited for Logan and happy that he will get another chance in affiliated ball,” Grizzlies manager Phil Warren said in a release.  “He’s deserving of the chance, and we wish him well.”