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Today's Sports

  • Gurtner fires no-hitter for...

    Sophomore Eric Gurtner pitched a no-hitter for Brownstown last Wednesday during an 18-0 win against Ramsey.

    Gurtner struck out nine batters – including the first three of the game – and was perfect, save for two walks.

    He threw 62 pitches in the game, and had plenty of offensive support.

    Senior Brady McDowell was 4-for-4, with four RBI and three runs to lead the offensive onslaught. Close behind were senior Coleman Scott, 2-for-4, with four runs; senior Colten Hunter, 1-for-1, with four runs; and junior Austin Hunter, 2-for-4, with a run.

  • SC bests Brownstown, 20-0

    BROWNSTOWN – The South Central High School baseball team continued its torrid start with a 20-0 drubbing of Brownstown last Thursday.

    Cole Armstrong and Shawn Meyer combined to throw a one-hitter, with Brownstown junior Austin Hunter finally collecting the Bombers' first hit in the bottom of the fifth inning, to maintain South Central's perfect start to the season.

    "I'm pretty pleased with how we have done," said coach Curt Jones. "The big question mark was our pitching, and so far, our pitching has been really good."

  • Prep scores and schedules (Sept...

    Vandalia

  • Senior Spotlight: Bryan Hosick

    WOOD RIVER – Bryan Hosick rumbled through the night against East Alton-Wood River last Friday.

    The Vandalia senior carried the ball just six times for the Vandals during a 27-6 season-opening win, but all but one of those dashes were at least 10 yards, and two of them – a 34-yard scamper and a shifty 68-yard run – set up Vandal touchdowns.

    “The line blocked awesome, and there were holes everywhere,” Hosick said. “It was easy to run like that.”

    His 144 yards were more than double his career-high of 67 yards, which he gained against Roxana last season.

  • Vandalia Fall Leaders (Week 1)

    See the photo below to see Vandalia's team leaders through the first week of the fall season.

  • Vandals open season with fifth...

    WOOD RIVER – Four different Vandalia High School football players scored touchdowns during a 27-6 win against East Alton-Wood River last Friday night in what is likely to be the final conference game between the schools.

    Juniors Ryan Ambuehl and Tim Ritchey, and seniors Levi Ulmer and Bryan Hosick all scored in the last game against EAWR before the South Central Conference re-aligns at the start of next season.

  • Lady Vandals down EAWR to win...

    Junior RaChelle Leiken had a nice introduction to Lady Vandals volleyball.

    On the first point of Tuesday night's South Central Conference match, senior Haley Wollerman set the ball to
    Leiken, a transfer student from Oregon, who promptly dropped an authoritative kill in between two East Alton-Wood River players.

    Vandalia would continue on from there, using high-flying leaps and powerful kills throughout the match to beat the Lady Oilers, 25-10, 25-19.

    "The initial pre-game jitters needed to get out of our system," said coach Allison Brown. "But overall, we played well."

  • Vandalia tennis, golf and soccer...

    Three Vandalia sports teams participated at home last Thursday. Individuals from those teams are pictured.

  • Bombers defeat Patoka; win...

    The Hunter brothers did a lot of damage during Brownstown's 9-1 win against Patoka in the championship game of the Ramsey Tournament last Friday.

    The elder Colten Hunter, a senior, pitched a complete game, striking out six, and also scored twice.

    Austin Hunter, a junior, was 3-for-4, with four runs and an RBI.

    Brownstown (3-0) also got a pair of runs from senior Brady McDowell and one from sophomore Jacob Behrends.

    Sophomore Eric Gurtner had a pair of doubles and three RBI. Senior Eddie Carson drove in three runs on a triple.

    Four Bombers had a stolen base in the game.

  • The College Report will soon...

    The College Report is slated to return to The Leader-Union in September.

    Before that happens, we need help from you, the reading public. We are looking for names of athletes to include for the 2011-12 school year.

    There are only two rules to be included in this column. One is the athlete must be a resident of Fayette County or be a graduate of a high school normally covered by The Leader-Union.

    Secondly, they have to be involved in intercollegiate athletics, meaning their chosen school competes against other colleges/universities.