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Today's Sports

  • Godberson gets lone win as...

    Senior Dayin Godberson was an individual champion, and the Vandalia wrestlers placed fifth, with 143 points, at the annual Civic Memorial Tournament on Saturday.
    Mattoon won the team title, with 223 points.
    Senior Levi Ulmer suffered a minor ankle injury in practice prior to the tournament, and he is expected to return to the mat for Thursday's home-opening dual meet against Hillsboro. That match begins at 6 p.m.
    Ryne Lipsey (106)
    •First-round bye
    •Lost by fall at 3:17
    •Loser's bracket bye

  • Patoka tops Mulberry Grove

    Patoka's Quinn Wadkins scores a layup in the first quarter of a game against Mulberry Grove on Tuesday. The Warriors won the game, 63-42.

  • Central A&M wears down...

    ASSUMPTION – Over a span of two minutes in the middle of the second quarter last Thursday, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade girls basketball team turned over the ball on five straight possessions.

  • Hunter prefers team victories...

    BROWNSTOWN – Despite his role as a senior leader, Brownstown’s Colten Hunter doesn’t mind that his kid brother Austin, a junior, is leading the Bombers in scoring this season.

  • Vandalia girls split pair of SCC...

    GREENVILLE – Struggling on both offense and defense on Monday, the Lady Vandals watched a Greenville player set a school record for 3-pointers made during a 66-45 loss, Vandalia’s first of the season.

  • 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.