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Today's Sports

  • Midland Trail volleyball title...

    The South Central High School volleyball team finished with a perfect season in the Midland Trail Conference after winning the conference tournament last Friday.

    The win marked South Central's fourth straight in the tournament, and also marked the final MTC Tournament for the Lady Cougars (28-4), who next season will participate in the National Trail Conference

    It took the Lady Cougars three sets to get the championship game win against Woodlawn, winning the first set, 25-20; losing the second, 20-25; and winning the third, 15-5.

  • Lady Aces get comeback win

    ST. ELMO – The Mulberry Grove High School volleyball team allowed Beecher City to earn 18 aces through the first set and a half of an Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament game on Monday.

    But then something changed, and while coach Natalie Goestenkors isn't sure why that happens to her team so much, she doesn't mind as long as wins follow, just like on Monday during a 20-25, 26-24, 15-7 victory.

  • Brownstown struggling in tourneys

    EFFINGHAM – Small mistakes plagued the Brownstown High School volleyball team during the National Trail Conference and Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournaments this past week.

    With two wins in seven games over the two tournaments, the Lady Bombers did show some signs of improvement against Beecher City in the final game of the NTC Tournament on Saturday, during a 25-27, 25-17, 25-22 loss.

  • Sperry, Scholes and McDowell...

    Three area players were named to the National Trail Conference's all-conference teams.

    St. Elmo's Ben Sperry was named all-conference, and St. Elmo's Blaine Scholes and Brownstown's Brady McDowell were named honorable mention.

  • Wasmuth gets tennis team's...

    EFFINGHAM – Senior Lauren Wasmuth was the only Lady Vandal to win a match at the tennis sectional tournament last Friday afternoon in Effingham.

    Facing an alternate from Salem, Wasmuth took her first-round match, 6-3, 6-3, before running into the tournament’s No. 3 player, to whom Wasmuth lost, 0-6, 0-6.

    That score, however, was very deceiving.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Oct....

    REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL
    at Flora
    Monday, Oct. 24
    •(4) Olney vs. (5) Greenville, 5:30 p.m.
    •(3) Vandalia vs. (6) Flora, 6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Oct. 25
    •(1) Breese Central vs. Winner of Match 1, 5:30 p.m.
    •(2) Carlyle vs. Winner of Match 2, 6:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Oct. 27
    •Winner of Match 3 vs. Winner of Match 4, 6:30 p.m.

  • The College Report: Parrish...

    At 7-15 overall and 2-4 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Franklin College has struggled.

    Since Oct. 5, however, it has been a pretty good stretch. The team has lost only one match since then, which came against Spalding College. Franklin freshman Taylor Parrish, a Vandalia graduate, has been a big part of that turn-around.

    The Grizzlies have defeated Manchester College (3-2), Indiana University-Northwest (3-1) and Earlham College (3-1).

  • Sports Briefs (Oct. 20)

    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.

  • Vandalia football playoff shirts...

    Order forms for Vandalia football playoff T-shirts, lone-sleeved T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts are available at the Vandalia Community High School office until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. All orders must be completed by that time.

  • Vandals clinch playoff berth...

    Now, it's official.

    The Vandalia High School football on Friday night clinched its spot in the playoffs with its sixth victory, a 20-14 win against Pana. The playoff appearnace will be the team's first since 2008.

    Seniors Bryan Hosick and Levi Ulmer, and junior Ryan Ambuehl all scored rushing touchdowns for the Vandals (6-2), and Hosick intercepted a pass with less than 30 seconds left to seal the win.