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Today's Sports

  • Prep Roundup (Oct. 25)

    Lady Cougars upset by Noble at regionals

    South Central volleyball coach Mary Brimberry said her team would have to forget about having the No. 1 seed and just be ready to play every team this postseason.

    And it showed why on Tuesday night, as the Lady Cougars were upset by No. 4 Noble, 20-25, 23-25, at the North Clay Regional ending their season and the careers of eight seniors.

    Senior Kallie Garrett paced the attack with eight kills, and senior Riley Williams added a team-high two service aces.

  • Vandal Leaders (Oct. 25)

    The stat leaders of Vandalia's fall sports teams are all listed below. Statistics are calculated using stats taken in-person when possible. For other games, coaches reports are used.

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia fall sports...
  • Jr. Pro basketball begins next...

    Vandalia High School boys basketball coach Brian Buscher, along with his assistants and players, will run the Jr. Pro program starting next Tuesday.

    Boys in grades K-6 may register for the program, which will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. through Nov. 8.

    The final meeting will be on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Red/White Nght at Vandalia Community High School.

    Boys in grades K-3 will meet at VCHS, while grades 4-6 will meet at VES.

    Boys in third-grade may choose to attend the 4-6 session.

  • Strobel qualifies for sectional...

    Vandalia sophomore Ben Strobel runs during the New Athens Regional cross country meet last Saturday. Running as an individual, Strobel placed fourth, with a time of 16:41, to advance to this Saturday's sectional race at Edwardsville. The 2.95-mile regional race was held at Okaw Valley Park, and this Saturday's race at SIUE will begin at 10 a.m.

  • The Next Level: Graduated...

    Many athletes that spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • Pro ballplayers offering...

    St. Elmo graduate Logan Mahon and Shelbyville graduate Jason Sullivan, who are both professional pitchers, will offer pitching lessons during the winter.

    A 30-minute session for any pitcher in grades 5-12 will cost $30.

    For more information, contact Mahon at 267-1244, or Sullivan at 217-273-3160.

  • Two titles for Brownstown/St....

    The Brownstown Jr. High basketball team recently were named champions of two tournaments, winning at South Central on Oct. 5, and at the National Trail Conference Tournament in Dieterich last Saturday.

    Team members are: Tessa Philpot, Brooke Mayfield,  Courtney Zasada, Morgan Brown, Mannie Grames, Elissa Baron, Brandi Howard, Deanna Shelton, Fatima Viramontes, Dana Shelton, Makenzie Parkison, Sierra Stevens and Madison Carson. The Jr. Lady Bombers are coached by Emily Dees, who is assisted by Randy Sasse.

  • PHOTOS: Fishermen take to...

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club recently held two bass tournaments on Vandalia Lake on Saturdays, Sept. 8 and 15. The winners are pictured.

  • No. 3 Vandals to face No. 6...

    Vandalia earned the No. 3 seed in the bottom bracket of the Class 3A state football playoffs, and will face sixth-seeded Carterville on Saturday at 2 p.m. at home in the first round.

    Carterville finished the regular season with a 6-3 record and a 4-1 mark in the Southern Illinois River-to-River (Mississippi) Conference.

    Greenville is the No. 1 team in Vandalia's quad, and Benton is No. 2.

    Other teams in the quad are:

    (4) Vienna

    (5) Sesser

    (7) Robinson

    (8) Anna-Jonesboro