Today's Sports

  • Prep roundup (April 12)

    Eagles use late rally to beat Brownstown

    St. Elmo scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Brownstown, 6-3, on Monday.

    The game was tied at three after the Bombers scored all of their runs in the bottom of the fifth, with Austin Hunter driving home two runs on a double and Brady McDowell bringing home another on a double of his own.

    The Eagles scored twice in the fourth and once in the fifth to build an initial lead.

  • South Central moves to 10 wins...

    South Central picked up its 10th win of the season by defeating East Central, 7-5, to win the Benton RBI Tournament on Saturday.

    Heath Hoffmann clobbered a grand slam during a five-run sixth inning that sealed the Cougars' victory, and

    Shawn Meyer tossed one-hit ball over the final three innings to take his third win of the season.

    Cole Armstrong was 2-for-3 with a double, and Drake Ritter also had a pair of hits.

  • St. Elmo track teams have good...

    On the strength of three first- and second-place finishers, the St. Elmo boys track team placed second at Vandalia last Thursday.

    The Lady Eagles got a pair of firsts and one second to finish in a tie for third place.

    Lucas Hill placed first in the discus, with a throw of 83 feet, 8 ½ inches, Curt Frailey won long jump, with a leap of 18 feet, 6 inches, and the 4X100-meter relay team showed some speed to win in 0:49.59.

  • Patoka track gets pair of first-...

    Patoka’s Mark Rogers took the lone first-place finish for the boys, and Brandi Issak won an event for the girls at Vandalia last Thursday.

    Rogers’ throw of 36 feet, 10 ½ inches in the shot put to win the event by four inches, and Issak’s 18.3 second run in the 100-meter hurdles gave her the win by .06 seconds.

    Issak also placed second in the 200-meter dash (0:30.8) and the fifth in the long jump (12 feet, 8 inches).

  • Four area players selected for...

    A Vandalia player and three South Central players have been selected for Kaskaskia College's high school senior district basketball all-star games this Sunday.

    Vandalia senior Haley Wollerman, and South Central seniors Alexis Phillips and Tori Logue will play for the girls, and South Central senior Colby Bushue was selected to the boys team.

    The girls game will start at 2 p.m. in the KC gym, and the boys will start at approximately 4 p.m.

  • News from the YMCA

    Summer baseball and softball sign-up ends Saturday

    Sign-up for the summer baseball and softball programs at the Fayette County Family YMCA ends on Saturday at 5 p.m.

    Many different leagues are available for various age groups, and all players will receive a T-shirt that serves as their uniform.

    Registration information for each league follows.

    •Boys and girls under 5 years old; $15 for members, $30 for nonmembers.

  • Bowden speaks at FCA banquet

    Coach Bobby Bowden, who built a football dynasty at Florida State University, told participants at Monday night’s All-South Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet that there’s more to life than winning football games.

    “I’ve won national championships,” said Bowden, 82, “but even after those wins, there was a void in my life. The only way to fill that void is through Jesus Christ. God made us that way.”

  • PHOTO: YMCA karate tournament

    The Fayette County Family YMCA held its spring grappling tournament recently.

    The YMCA offers karate classes year-round, and for more information, contact 283-1258.

  • PHOTO: Tumblers participate in...

    Members of the Triple AAA tumbling team recently competed in Pana.

  • VCHS to host first meet on all-...

    The first varsity meet on the all-weather track at Vandalia Community High School will take place on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

    Other teams participating are Christ Our Rock Lutheran, Patoka, St. Elmo and Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City.

    The track, which was built primarily with grant money, has been a great benefit to the track teams, according to coaches.