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Today's Sports

  • Lady Vandals top Piasa,...

    The Vandalia High School volleyball team put last Tuesday’s loss at Carlinville behind them two days later, storming by Piasa, 25-5, 25-15, last Thursday night to get back on the winning side.

    “It was huge,” said coach Allison Smith. “We worked really hard yesterday in practice on the little things that have hurt us so far this year.”

    Those particulars – such as maintaining effort, moving on defense and serving aggressively – were all displayed during the win against the Lady Birds.

  • Great day for golf

    The Vandals finished first in the match against Litchfield and Christ Our Rock, and individual results from that match and the rest of the week are on Page 3B in the scoreboard.

  • VCHS Inducts Four to Hall of Fame

    The Vandalia Community High School Hall of Fame grew by four last Friday night, as the induction ceremony was held for the 2011 class.

  • Jr. Lady Eagles fall in title...

    EFFINGHAM – The St. Elmo Junior High School softball team made a comeback, but fell short in the end against St. Anthony during the regional championship game on Monday.

    The Jr. Lady Eagles erased an early 6-2 deficit, but allowed eight runs in the last two innings to give St. Anthony the 14-6 win.

    "I am very proud of the girls for the way they competed this year," said assistant coach Tom Fedrigon. "This is a very talented and hard-working group of athletes.

    "This is definitely something to build on for next year."

  • St. Elmo survives scare from...

    ST. ELMO – There was plenty of fight in the Ramsey High School volleyball team on Monday night, but there just wasn't enough time for it to beat St. Elmo.

    The Lady Rams won the first set and made a nice comeback in the second, but St. Elmo led the entire third set to win the match, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17.

    “Our middle (hitters) found a weakness in their defense and took advantage,” said St. Elmo coach Elise Asher. “(And) we found a spot in their serve-receive that we could take advantage of.”

  • Prep scores and schedules (Sept...

    VANDALIA VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY SCHEDULE
    Sept. 17
    Pool A (at VCHS)
    •8 a.m. – Vandalia vs. Beecher City
    •9 a.m. – Carlyle vs. Lebanon
    10 a.m. – Vandalia vs. Lebanon
    •11 a.m. – Carlyle vs. Beecher City
    •12 p.m. – Lebanon vs. Beecher City
    •1 p.m. – Vandalia vs. Carlyle
    •2 p.m. – Third-place game
    •3 p.m. –Championship game
    Pool B (at VJHS)
    •8 a.m. – S. Central vs. Brownstown

  • Changes made to IHSA wrestling

    The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors on Monday approved a recommendation for a format change to the IHSA Individual Wrestling State Finals.

    The new format will feature 16 qualifiers in each of the 14 weight classes in each of the three school classes.

    The format will also feature consolation wrestlebacks beginning after the quarterfinal rounds, and the top six individuals in each weight class will medal.

  • Temperance Lodge hosting first...

    Temperance Lodge No. 16 is hosting its inaugural golf tournament on Saturday at Indian Springs Golf Course.

    The outing will include many different activities and prizes.

    The four-person scramble is open to men and women, and teams will compete for trophies and monetary prizes for first, second and third places.

    In addition, there will be four hole-in-one contests, closest-to-the-hole contest, longest putt and longest drive. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle will also take place during the event.

  • Racing briefs (Sept. 8)

    Demo derby and ATV races coming to fair

    The Montgomery County Fair Association will hold a demolition derby and ATV races this weekend at the fairgrounds in Butler.

    The demo derby will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and the races will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

    The derby will feature modifieds, super modifieds, compacts, mid-size cars, vans, full-size trucks and mini trucks.

    The top prizes are: $800 for modifieds, $500 for compacts and stock cars and a jackpot for all other classes.

  • Eagles Best the Aces

    The St. Elmo Eagles beat Mulberry Grove, 12-3, last Wednesday.