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Today's Sports

  • Classic Bass Tournament (Oct. 21)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held its Classic  Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Oct. 21. A total of 19 boats took part in the two-day event. The club will begin its 2012 schedule on April 14. The winners of the classic are pictured above.

  • Senior Spotlight: Levi Ulmer

    There are just some arguments that a senior in high school won’t win.

    That’s a tough concept to handle for senior Levi Ulmer, a standout Vandalia football player and wrestler, because he hopes to be a lawyer some day.

    But even when that day comes, Ulmer still might not be able to defeat his most formidable foe.

    “Against my mom,” Ulmer said of the last argument he lost. “It was if she should get a Mini Cooper or a Challenger. She won, and got the Mini Cooper.”

  • South Central's Neilson...

    FARINA – When Kinzie Neilson attended a camp at Lincoln Land Community College prior to her senior year, LLCC coach Jim Dietz had a few suggestions for her arm swing.

    When he scouted Neilson at this season’s regional tournament, he was very pleased to see that she had taken his suggestions seriously.

  • The College Report: IC makes the...

    Illinois College is in uncharted territory.

    Never before has the Illinois College football team qualified for the NCAA Division III Playoffs. That all changed on Sunday evening.

    After posting a 9-1 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the Midwest Conference, the IC Blueboys got the call. They were the final team that did. They will travel to play Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Saturday at 11 a.m.

  • The College Report: IC makes the...

    Illinois College is in uncharted territory.

    Never before has the Illinois College football team qualified for the NCAA Division III Playoffs. That all changed on Sunday evening.

    After posting a 9-1 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the Midwest Conference, the IC Blueboys got the call. They were the final team that did. They will travel to play Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Saturday at 11 a.m.

  • Neilson named MTC Player of the...

    South Central senior Kinzie Neilson was named the Midland Trail Conference Player of the Year, coach Mary Brimberry was named Co-Coach of the Year and four other Lady Cougars were named all-conference.

    Senior Emily Atwood finished second in the voting for Player of the Year honors to earn first-team all-conference status for the second season in a row. Brimberry said that she had hoped Neilson and Atwood would have shared Player of the Year honors.

  • Vandalia volleyball team makes...

    The proceeds from this season's Volley for a Cure game at Vandalia Community High School last week were donated to the Fayette County Relay for Life team. The amount donated was $7,428.13

  • Vandals open season on Tuesday...

    The Vandalia High School boys basketball team will open its season against South Central next Tuesday.

    In last season’s matchup, Vandalia defeated the Cougars, 48-42, with Dathan Berning leading the Vandals in scoring, with 17 points. For South Central, Colby Bushue was the leading scorer, with 12 points.

    For the Vandals, who finished 17-11 last season, the game will serve as a warm-up for the DuQuoin Tip Off Classic, which begins on Nov. 28.

  • Lady Vandals in Farina for...

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team will open its season next Tuesday at South Central, with a varsity-only contest beginning at 6:15 p.m.

    For the Lady Vandals, the game will serve as the first test in a season during which the goal is to win at least 20 games.

    In last season’s game, Vandalia won, 67-33, with Amber Bruno scoring 12 points and Haley Wollerman and Hannah Edwards each scoring 11. Then-senior Amy Walton also added 11 for the Lady Vandals.

  • Mulberry Grove and Ramsey team...

    The Mulberry Grove and Ramsey High School Thanksgiving boys basketball tournaments have been consolidated into one event this season.

    Both schools will host a pool of four teams this week, with all eight teams coming together to play on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Mulberry Grove. Next season, the finals will be played at Ramsey.

    The new event is called the Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament.