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Today's Sports

  • Area baseball roundup (March 24)

    St. Elmo wallops Ramsey for third win
    Senior Kase Stolte was 4-for-5 with a grand slam in a nine-run fourth inning, and freshman Levi Maxey picked up his first win of the season, as the Eagles downed Ramsey, 14-1, on Tuesday.

    St. Elmo had 15 hits in the game, including three each from juniors Ben Sperry and Garrett Bartels. Maxey also hit a home run.

    For Ramsey, freshman Tyler Knisley was 1-for-3 with a single and took the loss after allowing nine runs in 3 1/3 innings.

    Sperry homers, but Eagles lose to T-Town

  • South Central's Crain signs...

    South Central High School senior Katie Crain has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Kaskaskia College for the next two seasons. Crain earned 159 kills for the Lady Cougars last season, helping them advance to the sectional tournament. At the collegiate level, Rahar said, Crain will mostly play defense. “We think Katie will play a lot of defense for us,” Rahar said. “She may also be a option in the front row if it comes down to that. We’re looking forward to having her on the team.” Crain is the second area player to sign with KC, after St.

  • St. Elmo softball off to 1-1...

    The St. Elmo High School softball team is 1-1 after playing 2 1/2 games this season.

    The Lady Eagles lost to Flora, 11-1, in their season-opener last Thursday, and beat Dieterich, 12-1, in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday.

    The second game against Dieterich was suspended due to darkness after 3 1/2 innings with St. Elmo leading, 7-4.
    Despite the lopsided result against Flora, coach Tom Fedrigon said his team played as well as the Lady Wolves.

    Senior Brooke Maxey was 1-for-3.

    Morgan Myers, also a senior, took the loss in the circle and drove in Maxey in the first inning.

  • Austin, Ambuehl gets top 10s at...

    Two members of the Vandalia High School boys track team recorded top 10 finishes at the Charleston Indoor Invitational at Eastern Illinois University on Saturday.

    As a team, the Vandals finished 34th out of 50 teams. On Tuesday, the team will run at Litchfield at 4:15 p.m.

  • Vandalia girls basketball...
  • Vandalia cheerleaders honored
  • Cub Scouts Honored
  • Senior Spotlight: Hammerin...

    There is a certain confidence in Whitney Newsom’s eyes every time she steps up to the plate for the Lady Vandals.

    The slugging senior has been playing softball with regularity since she was 5 or 6 years old, and has always focused on one piece of advice while waiting for every pitch.

    “My dad always told, “See ball. Hit ball,” she said. “‘You make sure it’s your pitch, and that there’s something you can do with it.’”

    Newsom has proven that lesson over and over again.

  • South Central softball canceled

    Poor field conditions in Altamont have forced Thursday night's softball game between Altamont and South Central to be canceled.

    As of this time, no makeup date has been scheduled.

  • St. Elmo loses area's first...

    After the first scheduled spring baseball games were canceled on Tuesday, St. Elmo kicked off the area season at Shelbyville on Wednesday.

    The Eagles were one-hit by the Rams in a 15-1 loss.

    Freshman Levi Maxey recorded the hit, and senior Kase Stolte suffered the loss for St. Elmo.

    The Eagles play at Christ Our Rock this afternoon.