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Today's Sports

  • SC girls fall to 0-2

    The South Central High School girls basketball team was defeated by North Clay, 46-40, last Thursday.

    The Cougars (0-2) only scored three points in the first quarter and faced a 22-8 deficit at halftime.

    “We did not look good in the first half,” said coach Gary Kapper. “We had some good shots that were not falling, and we weren’t really patient on offense.

    “In the second half, we settled down and ran the offense a little better, which helped us to be more aggressive on the defensive end.”

  • Brownstown HS girls start season...

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball is off to a 2-0 start after winning its season-opener against Mt. Olive, 65-35, last Tuesday and its second game against Shelbyville, 51-37, last Thursday.

    The Bombers held Mt. Olive scoreless in the first quarter, while posting 18 points of their own. Brownstown held a 38-9 lead at halftime.

    Senior Abby Hill led the Bombers offense, scoring 22 points, while seniors Brooke Maxey and Morgan Myers each pulled down six rebounds.

  • Vandalia seventh-grade girls set...

    Several area junior high seventh-grade girls basketball teams recently competed in regional tournaments.

    Vandalia

    Second-seeded Vandalia defeated No. 6 Brownstown, 34-16,  on Monday in the second round of the No. 13 Class 7-3A Regional Tournament at Greenville.

    The Vandals faced Central A&M for the regional title on Tuesday, but that game was not completed at press time.

    The results for that game will be posted on The Leader-Union’s website at www.leaderunion.com on Wednesday.

  • This week's local sports...

    Friday Nov. 26
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    St. Anthony Turkey Tournament
    Vandalia vs. Mt. Zion, 4:30 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament
    Odin vs. Brownstown, 6 p.m.
    Sandoval vs. Mulberry Grove, 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 27
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    St. Anthony Turkey Tournament
    Vandalia vs. TBA
    Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament
    Brownstown vs. Mt. Olive, 6 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove vs. Odin, 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, Nov. 29
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Patoka vs. C.O.R.L.

  • Vandal wrestling to open season...

    The Vandalia High School wrestling team will open its season with two home matches this week.

    The first, a freshmen/sophomore quadrangular, is on Monday at 6 p.m., and that will be followed by a varsity match against Belleville West on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

    Coach Jason Clay said the team might start slow this season as he slowly adjusts several freshmen and sophomores to high school wrestling, but he said the team should have no problems winning its 17th straight regional championship and sending several individuals to the state tournament.

  • Ramsey JH boys take second at...

    RAMSEY – The Ramsey Junior High seventh-grade boys basketball team came within one shot of winning its own seventh-grade tournament.

    The Rams fought back from a 22-16 deficit to pull within one point of Sorento during the championship game on Saturday, but after Sorento took a 24-21 lead, Brady Black had a bad bounce on a 3-point attempt at the buzzer that would have tied the game and forced overtime.

  • Hobbie day-to-day after practice...

    The McKendree University Bearcats were 1-2 with Eric Hobbie.

    Now, the Bearcats will have to figure out how to win without him. At least they have for the last few games since Hobbie took a knee to the thigh in practice. The Bearcats have two more games this weekend, and according to McKendree coach Harry Statham, Hobbie is not likely to dress for those games.

  • Patoka erases deficit but loses...

    RAMSEY – The Patoka High School boys basketball team erased deficits of seven points three times but was unable to hold the lead it took on the first shot of the fourth quarter during a 50-42 loss to Christ Our Rock Lutheran in the Ramsey Thanksgiving Tournament.

    Senior Cody Allen forced a tie with a few seconds left in the third quarter after converting a 3-point play when he was fouled on a layup.

    Allen then grabbed a defensive rebound to open the fourth quarter and converted another 3-point play at the other end of the court.

  • Ramsey overcomes poor first half...

    RAMSEY – In a game that featured almost 50 fouls, upward of 30 turnovers and 43 missed free throws, the Ramsey High School boys basketball team still came away with a 21-point victory on the first day of the Ramsey Thanksgiving Tournament.

    Ramsey coach Bill Eddy said the 60-39 win against the Beecher City JV team was “by far” the worst 20-point win he has ever coached.

    “The first half was ugly,” Eddy said. “It was like no one wanted to play ball.”

  • Bell scores 20 as Vandals win...

    EFFINGHAM – After falling behind 10-0 to Charleston in the opening minutes of the first game of St. Anthony's Thanksgiving Tournament on Monday, the Vandalia High School boys basketball team  used a barrage of 3-pointers by seniors Daniel Bell and Marty Johnson to take a halftime lead and, eventually, the game, 52-48.

    Bell was 5 of 8 from 3-point range, including three in the first quarter, and Johnson added two 3-pointers in the first half. Bell scored a team-high 20 points, while Johnson added 11.