Today's Sports

  • The Next Level: Graduated...

    Jessica Earnest • Senior • Vanderbilt

  • Vandalia Jr. wrestlers open...

    Jr. wrestlers from Vandalia went to several tournaments over the weekend, with many individuals placing.

    Vandalia Kings Wrestling
    at Bethalto
    •Anthony Enlow placed second in the 11-12-year-old age group with a 1-1 record.

  • This week's schedule

    Boys Basketball
    •Dec. 7 at Gillespie, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 8 at EAWR, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 11 vs. Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    Girls Basketball
    •Dec. 6 vs. Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 8 at Neoga, 1 p.m.
    •Dec. 6 at Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 8 Home Quad, 10 a.m.
    •Dec. 11 JV Home, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 12 vs. Civic Mem., 6 p.m.
    Jr. High Boys Hoops
    •Dec. 8 Home Tournament
    •Dec. 10 at Beecher City, 6 p.m.

  • Sports Briefs (Dec. 6)

    Highside RC racing is this Sunday at the Fayette County Fairgrounds

    An indoor remote controlled car racing track has been installed at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Brownstown.

    Highside RC will be opening its track for racing on Sunday at 4 p.m. inside the heated horse barn at the fairgrounds.

  • Classic Bass Tournament

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club recently held a Classic Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake. A total of 18 boats took part in the tournament, and 41 pounds of bass were caught by the anglers.

  • Vandals fall to third at DuQuoin...

    DUQUOIN - The hosts scored on seven straight possession in the fourth quarter to pry the lead from the Vandals in the final game of the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic, and though they tried to erase their seven point deficit, the visitors would fall, 56-53.

    With the loss, the Vandals fell to 1-2 in the tournament and finished in third place. Flora was the tournament champion, after posting a 3-0 record.

  • Vandals beat Cairo at DuQuoin...

    DUQUOIN - Vandalia was led by a double-double from senior Chase Woolsey and seven different players had at least one assist to lead the Vandals to a 62-56 victory against Cairo in the second game of the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic.

    The Pilots cut Vandalia's lead to one in the second quarter, but the Vandals (2-1) finished off the first half on an 8-0 run, and continued scoring with regularity for the rest of the game.

  • Lady Vandals suffers overtime...

    The Lady Vandals suffered a tough home-opener on Thursday, falling to Gillespie in overtime and possibly losing their point guard for Saturday’s game at Southwestern.

    Junior Megan Godoyo was ejected from the game on a controversial flagrant foul call late in the fourth quarter, and Vandalia would miss 14 free throws in the fourth quarter and overtime period of a 62-60 loss in the South Central Conference opener.

    When a player is ejected, they must sit out their team’s next game, if the ejection is promptly reported.

  • Vandals drop first game of...

    On Wednesday, the Vandals lost track of the game after a fast start against Flora.

    Vandalia led by as many as nine points in the first half, but faltered late in the second quarter and throughout the third quarter of a 50-43 victory for Flora.

    The Vandals (1-1) led, 12-7, after the first period and increased that lead in the first half of the second quarter, but Flora closed the first half on a 10-0 run and then outscored Vandalia 29-23 over the final two periods.

  • Brownstown seventh-graders going...

    VANDALIA — The Brownstown Jr. High seventh-grade girls basketball team qualified for the Illinois Elementary School Association Class 3A state tournament with a 24-10 victory against Roxana on Wednesday at the Vandalia Sectional.

    Brownstown led 20-4 going into the fourth quarter on the strength of a strong defensive effort, which included 24 steals, and solid rebounding.

    Dana Shelton led Brownstown with 11 points, while Deana Shelton added 14 rebounds and nine points. Fatima Viramontes had eight steals in the game.