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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • St. Elmo boys earn win in season...

    FARINA – The seniors stepped up to get the lead, and the young buck made the plays to put the game away for St. Elmo in double-overtime on Tuesday.

    Seniors Blaine Scholes and Ben Sperry combined to make 4-of-5 free throws in the first 30 seconds of the second overtime period, and sophomore Levi Maxey then recorded a 3-pointer, steal and layup in a span of 14 seconds to bump St. Elmo’s lead to seven during a 53-50 season-opening win on Tuesday.

  • The College Report: Earnest...

    In years past, the Vanderbilt University bowling team has dominated the Hawk Classic held in Millsboro, Del.

    This year was no different. Vandalia grad Jessica Earnest, a Vanderbilt bowler, bowled in four games of the tournament, including the final head-to-head matchup against Fairleigh- Dickinson University. Vanderbilt won convincingly, earning a 4-2 victory.

  • Brownstown gets 4th at Turkey...

    Brownstown had the best finish among area teams at the Ramsey/Mulberry Grove Super Turkey Tournament last week.

    The Bombers finished 2-2 to place fourth at the tournament, earning wins against Mulberry Grove and Odin and losing to Sandoval in pool play and Christ Our Rock, 50-47, in the third-place game.

    Sandoval was the eventual tournament champion, defeating Cowden-Herrick in overtime, 75-66.

    Mulberry Grove defeated Patoka, 45-39, to place fifth, and Ramsey beat Odin, 63-52, in the seventh-place game.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Dec....

    Boys Basketball
    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    Sandoval 58
    Brownstown 46
    BHS: 11-9-11-15—46
    SHS: 15-9-9-24—58
    Points: Austin Hunter, 18; Colten Hunter, 18; Jacob Behrends, 4; Eric Gurtner, 4; Matt Sefton, 2.
    Record: 2-3

  • Dodgeball!

    The Fayette County Family YMCA held matches in its youth dodgeball league last Thursday.

  • Ramsey, Patoka kick off boys...

    Early on, both Ramsey and Patoka kept their games close on Monday, but neither team was able to pull out a win in the first two games of the inaugural Ramsey/Mulberry Grove Super Turkey Tourney.

    Patoka lost to Christ Our Rock Lutheran in the first game, 63-44, and Ramsey lost to Cowden-Herrick, 59-31.

    The Mulberry Grove bracket got under way on Tuesday, and the tournament finals will be held at MGHS on Saturday at 2 p.m.

    Patoka vs. CORL

  • Vandalia High School Award...

    Award winners from team banquets are pictured.

  • Eighth-graders earn share of Mid...

    With a win against Pana St. Pat's last Thursday, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade basketball team closed a highly successful regular season.

    The 33-27 win gave the Jr. Lady Vandals a record of 19-1, and they secured a share of the Jr. Mid-State Conference championship with Hillsboro.

    Vandalia split the season series with Hillsboro, winning the first game, 29-21, and losing the second, 25-23.