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Today's Sports

  • Vandalia wins DuQuoin Tournament...

    DUQUOIN – Despite playing its last three games of the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic in the span of 24 hours, the Vandalia boys basketball team won them all to capture the tournament title.

  • Vandals win DuQuoin Tip-Off...

    DUQUOIN - Despite having to play three games in 24 hours, the Vandalia boys basketball team was able to win them all to win the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic.

    In the team's first appearance at the tournament, the Vandals went 4-0 to defeat Cairo, DuQuoin, Benton and Waltonville to take the tournament championship.

    The title was technically won after Vandalia beat Benton, 34-31, in a physical game on Saturday afternoon, but coach Kevin Jackson wasn't completely satisfied until the team finished off against Waltonville, with a 68-44 win Saturday night.

  • Brownstown 7th-grade girls make...

    The Brownstown Junior High seventh-grade basketball team advanced to Saturday's state tournament, with a 28-17 win against Oblong at the sectional tournament on Wednesday.

    Brownstown will play the Paris/Crestwood co-op on Saturday at 1 p.m. in LeRoy, and the tournament finals are on Saturday, Dec. 8.

    Meanwhile, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade girls basketball team closed out a 20-2 season last night with a 38-23 loss to Central A&M in the regional championship game at Assumption.

  • Girls Jr. Pro Basketball

    Vandalia girls basketball coach Michelle McNary has been running a Jr. Pro program, and the participants will show off their skills between the JV and varsity games on Saturday. The JV game begins at 1 p.m.

  • Vandalia goes to 2-0 with win at...

    DUQUOIN – Watching the concentration Vandalia players were giving to free throws in the final three minutes of a win against Cairo on Monday, no one would guess the Vandals were leading by 20 points.

    For the first 37 minutes of the game, however, the Vandals had shot just 53.5 percent from the free-throw line, and until that point, they had collectively made less than 60 percent of the season’s attempts.

  • Lady Vandals open season with...

    The Lady Vandals opened the season with a pair of road wins, getting by both South Central and Marquette Catholic in the past 10 days.

    "We're doing about what I expected to do," said coach Michelle McNary. "Overall, I'm pleased, and I'm excited about Saturday to see what we can do against Piasa."

  • Vandalia wrestlers win first...

    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    at Belleville West
    Vandalia 38
    Belleville 37
    •106 – Ryne Lipsey lost by fall at 0:25
    •113 – Belleville won by forfeit
    •120 – Belleville won by forfeit
    •126 – Tyler Dagen won by fall at 3:00
    •132 – Ben Davis lost by fall at 3:40
    •138 – C.J. Runkel won by fall at 1:59
    •145 – Dalton Blankenship won by fall at 1:40
    •152 – Blake Cripe lost, 11-0
    •160 – Daniel Edwards won, 11-9

  • Ribbon-cutting to be held at...

    A ribbon-cutting and the first races will be held at the finish line of the new track at Vandalia Community High School on Friday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m.

    At the event, an unofficial 400-meter dash will be held for both boys and girls.

  • BJHS wins regional title

    The top-seeded Brownstown Junior High seventh-grade girls basketball team last Tuesday won a regional championship by defeating No. 3 Altamont, 32-22, at the Class 7-2A regional in Beecher City. Brownstown played Oblong at the Albion sectional on Wednesday night.

  • Atwood signs with JAL

    South Central senior Emily Atwood will be a rival to a former teammate next season.

    By signing a letter of intent to play volleyball for John A. Logan Community College last Tuesday, Atwood will be joining the Great Rivers Athletic Conference next fall, which also includes Lake Land Community College, the chosen school of fellow SCHS senior Kinzie Neilson.

    The long-time friends won't let that get in the way of their friendship, however, and South Central coach Mary Brimberry said that Atwood should be successful at the college level.