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Today's Sports

  • Prep scores and schedules (Oct....

    CLASS 3A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
    Upper Bracket
    •(8) Robinson at (1) Greenville
    •(5) Pana at (4) Vandalia
    •(7) North Mac at (2) Marquette
    •(6) Nokomis at (3) Staunton

    •(8) Sesser at (1) Breese Central
    •(5) Eldorado at (4) Anna-Jonesboro
    •(7) Harrisburg at (2) Mt. Carmel
    •(6) Red Bud at (3) Benton

    Lower Bracket
    •(8) Kewanee at (1) Aurora Christian
    •(5) Oregon at (4) Watseka

  • Jr. NTC Champions

    The Brownstown/St. Elmo co-op seventh-grade girls basketball team won the Jr. National Trail Conference Tournament on Saturday, defeating Neoga in the championship game.

  • Sports Briefs (Oct. 27)

    Jr. Pro basketball camp starts Oct. 29

    The Vandalia Jr. Pro boys basketball camp will begin on Oct. 29 and conclude on Nov. 12 during Red/White night.

    Boys in grades K-6 may register for the camp, which will emphasize individual attention to develop skills.

    Teaching kids to enjoy the game is one of the primary objectives of the camp.

  • Comminuty feature photos (Oct....

    Three community sports photos from this week.

  • Vandals get rematch with Pana in...

    The Vandalia High School football team will get a rematch against Pana when it hosts the Panthers in a first-round playoff game on Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Vandals (6-3) are the No. 4 seed in their bracket, with Pana (6-3) earning the fifth seed. In the regular season, Vandalia defeated Pana, 20-14, at home in a tense battle.

    The winner of that game will meet the winner of (1)Greenville/(8)Robinson. In the quarterfinals, it could be another matchup of South Central Conference schools, as Marquette Catholic is the No. 2 seed in the bracket.

  • St. Elmo to play for EIC title;...

    ST. ELMO — St. Elmo fended off a pesky Ramsey volleyball team on Thursday to advance to Friday night's Egpytian-Illini Conference Tournament championship game, where the Lady Eagles will face Christ Our Rock Lutheran.

    That game will be at 8 p.m.

    St. Elmo got around Ramsey in three sets, winning 20-25, 25-20, 15-14. The Lady Eagles trailed 14-11 during the final set, which would be won by the first team to 15 points.

  • Senior Spotlight: Morgan...

    EFFINGHAM – By the time this season is finished, Brownstown senior Morgan Stinebring will have her name littered among the statistical leaders since coach Toby Harms took over the program in 1998.

    As the team’s primary setter, Stinebring, who has started since her freshman season, is already the school’s all-time leader in assists, with 687 through Monday, and is in the top five in several other categories.

  • Vandalia makes playoffs for...

    On the night they were honored for their years of dedication to the team, several seniors made big contributions last Friday night to a 20-14 win against Pana, which gave the Vandals an automatic berth to the football playoffs for the first time since 2008.

    “We told them at halftime, ‘Seniors, hopefully not, but this could be the last time you play on this field,’” said coach John Stout. “‘Think about all the times you have played on this field since fifth grade.’

  • Swofford gets 12th, Leiken 29th...

    Two Vandalia juniors participated in the state golf tournament this past weekend, and both came away with top-30 finishes.

    Blake Swofford finished in a tie for 12th place at the boys tournament, and RaeChelle Leiken finished in a tie for 29th on the girls side.

    Leiken, who was making her third overall appearance at state, but her first at the Illinois state tournament, said she was disappointed in her finish at Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur.

  • Vandalia gets big win in...

    The night was all about the team’s lone senior, and by the end of the night, every varsity player that entered the game had given her a fitting tribute.

    Haley Wollerman has never missed a game in her four years with the Lady Vandals and has never taken a play off during a game. And by playing with that same desire, all her teammates helped lead Vandalia to a 25-19, 28-26 win last Thursday against Taylorville in Wollerman’s final home game.