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Today's Sports

  • Mulberry Grove and Ramsey team...

    The Mulberry Grove and Ramsey High School Thanksgiving boys basketball tournaments have been consolidated into one event this season.

    Both schools will host a pool of four teams this week, with all eight teams coming together to play on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Mulberry Grove. Next season, the finals will be played at Ramsey.

    The new event is called the Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament.

  • Several programs coming up at...

    There has been a lot happening at the Fayette County YMCA, and there are several upcoming programs at the Y.

    For more information regarding any of the programs mentioned below, contact the YMCA at 283-1258 or visit www.fayetteymca.com.

    •The Fayette County Family YMCA board of directors recently voted not to increase membership rates for 2012.

    •On Thanksgiving, the Fayette County Family YMCA will be open to anyone – including non-members – from 7-10 a.m.

    The following day, the YMCA will be open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Earnest pictured in Sports...

    Vandalia Community High School graduate and current Vanderbilt University bowler Jessica Earnest was pictured in a collage of athletes in the Nov. 7 issue of Sports Illustrated. Earnest's picture appears on page 52 of the issue, and is part of the article, "Pay for Play," which examines how college athletes could be compensated financially while in school. The St. Louis Cardinals are on the cover of the issue.

  • Seventh-Grade Boys Get Victory

    The VJHS boys got a win against Ramsey last week.

  • VJHS Cheerleaders Earn Cheer...

    The Vandalia Junior High boys basketball cheerleading squad was recently awarded the cheerleading championship at the Brownstown Tournament.

  • Basketball scores (Nov. 17)

    Brownstown varsity girls
    Tuesday, Nov. 15
    at Mt. Olive
    Brownstown 43
    Mt. Olive 28
    Points: Molly Hill, 17; Megan Maxey, 8; Bethany Oberlink, 8; Danie Austin, 5; Savannah Feezel, 3; Audriana Pruett, 2.
    Record: 1-0

    Vandalia 8th-grade girls
    Monday, Nov. 14
    at Ramsey
    Vandalia 45
    Ramsey 11
    Points: Makayla Tinker, 15; Karlie Bright, 14; Madelyn Hosick, 7; Emily Hedgpeth, 4; Jalea Paslay, 4; Leah Francis, 1.
    Record: 18-1

  • Sports Briefs (Nov. 17)

    Club volleyball tryout is on Sunday

    Club volleyball tryouts for girls ages 15-17 will be held at the Vandalia Community High School gym on Sunday at 2 p.m.

    The tryout is being run by Carla Huhn.

    Hunting season begins on Friday

    The first firearm deer hunting season is this Friday through Sunday.

    Times for hunting are 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

    The second firearm season and the first muzzleloader season will be held from Dec. 1-4.

  • Top 8 is still great

    BRIDGEPORT – Though the South Central volleyball team wasn't able to advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history, it doesn't erase the historic accomplishments the team did achieve.

    After winning their first-ever sectional championship, the Lady Cougars faced a stiff challenge from Gibault Catholic at the Bridgeport Super-Sectional on Saturday, falling to the Lady Hawks, 25-11, 25-15.

  • Four Lady Vandals named all-...

    Four players from the Vandalia volleyball team were named to the South Central Conference's all-conference team this season.

    Most notably, senior Haley Wollerman was a unanimous first-team selection, which coach Allison Smith said is very rare, after leading the team in service aces and assists.

    The team's leader in kills, junior RaeChelle Leiken, was also named to the first team.

    Junior Austyn Krueger was named to the second team, and junior Sierah Ruffner picked up an honorable mention selection.

  • Vandalia's Red/White Night...

    The annual Red/White Night will be held at Vandalia Community High School this Saturday, starting at 5 p.m.

    The event, which is the unofficial start to Vandalia's basketball season, features four games and several other activities.

    There is no admission fee.

    All times for the scheduled events are approximate.

    •5-5:15 p.m. – Freshmen boys game
    •5:15-5:30 p.m. – Jr. Pro scrimmage (grades K-3)
    •5:30-6 p.m. – Jr. Pro scrimmage (grades 3-6)
    •6-6:20 p.m. – Varsity girls game
    •6:20-7:20 p.m. – Men's alumni game
    •7:20-7:30 p.m. – Cheerleading performance