.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Beasley named MVP of Egyptian-...

    St. Elmo junior Connor Beasley was named the Most Valuable Player of the Egyptian-Illini Conference to lead three Eagles on the first team.

    Beasley averaged 13.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game to lead St. Elmo in both categories.

    Seniors Ben Sperry and Blake Pruett were also named to the first team for the EIC champions.

    First Team
    •Beasley (MVP), St. Elmo
    •Luke Moore, Cowden
    •Sperry, St. Elmo
    •Pruett, St. Elmo
    •Jalen Hovis, Cowden

  • Prep roundup (March 22)

    BOYS TRACK
    Saturday, March 17
    at Charleston Indoor
    •Quenten Austin, 55-meter high hurdles, 8.19 seconds. He placed fourth and broke his own school record in the event.
    •Ryan Ambuehl, triple jump, 38 feet, 5 1/2 inches. He placed seventh.
    •Ambuehl, 400-meter dash, 54.82 seconds. He placed eighth.
    •Austin, high jump, 6 feet. He placed ninth.
    •Wade Cowger, 800-meter run, 2:10.15. He placed 11th.
    •Dalton Smith, 200-meter dash, 24.65 seconds. He placed 11th.

  • First pitches thrown out prior...

    A first-pitch ceremony was held on both the Vandalia High School softball and baseball fields before the first home games on Monday.

    Those throwing out first pitches represented businesses, organizations or individuals who in the past year were major donors to the Field of Dreams projects that helped renovate each field.

  • S. Central at 0-4 on young season

    A young South Central softball team is 0-4 through the first four games of the season.

    In the first game of the season, the Lady Cougars were no-hit in a 11-0 loss at Olney.

    The next day, they were shut out by Altamont, 21-0.

    In that game, which was last Thursday, South Central got its first hit, a single from Sierra Gunnels.

    Seniors Lexi Schafer and Alexis Phillips each struck out three batters in that game.

    On Monday, South Central scored three times during a 17-3 loss to Mulberry Grove.

  • Swain is Jr. Wrestling state...

    Vandalia's Tanner Swain won a state championship in the Midget 79A division at the Illinois Midget State Championships this past weekend.

    In the championship match, Swain defeated Brant Demoss, 2-0.

  • Youth YMCA dancers perform

    Two youth dance classes at the Fayette County Family YMCA recently performed during the YMCA basketball league.

  • Jr. Lady Eagles fall at state...

    The St. Elmo eighth-grade volleyball team lost to Roanoke-Benson at the state tournament, 25-20, 10-25, 20-25.

    St. Elmo was led by Sarah Maxey, who had seven aces; Jenna Long, who had two aces; and Tyler Mars, who had seven service points.

    The Jr. Lady Eagles finished the season at 18-7.

    Roanoke-Benson placed third in the tournament.

  • Ramsey Sports Boosters holding...

    The Ramsey Sports Boosters will hold a fish fry on Friday, March 30, at Ramsey Grade School.

    The all-you-can-east event will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. in the all-purpose room.

    Cost for a meal is $8.50 for adults, $5.50 for children 12 and under, and $8.50 for carryout.

    Advance tickets can be purchased from any Ramsey athlete or at First National Bank in Ramsey.

    For more information, contact Melissa Carroll, mcarrol@ramsey.fayette.k12.il.us; Michele Lay, mblay5@frontiernet.net; or Jullie Moreland, jmoreland@frontiernet.net.

  • Area coaches enjoying weather at...

    Area baseball and softball teams have been outside more often at the start of this season’s practices than last year.

    Warm temperatures over the past two weeks have allowed teams to practice outside instead of inside gymnasiums like last season, when snowy and cold conditions lingered through March.

    In  St. Elmo, the more-traditional practices helped prepare the Eagles for their season-opener with Shelbyville on Tuesday, which the team lost, 12-2.

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia basketball...

    Vandalia coaches presented awards earlier this week.