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Today's Sports

  • Area sports cancellations -- Jan...

    The following Vandalia sporting events have been canceled for Thursday, Jan. 20.

    •High School wrestling Senior Night vs. EAWR/Carlinville (makeup date is Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.)
    •High School girls basketball at Greenville (makeup date is Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.)
    •Junior High volleyball vs. Mulberry Grove (no makeup date yet)
    •Fifth- and sixth-grade girls basketball at Hillsboro (no makeup date yet)

    The following South Central High School sporting events have been canceled for Thursday, Jan. 20.

  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring...
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  • Jr. Club wrestlers battle in...

    The Vandalia Jr. Club wrestlers competed at the IKWF Jon Davis Memorial Open Tournament in Springfield on Sunday.

    Approximately 1,400 wrestlers competed during the tournament.

    The following individuals participated for Vandalia:

  • VJHS volleyball opens season

    The Vandalia seventh-grade volleyball team opened its season by finishing seventh at the Edwardsville Lincoln Tournament on Saturday.

    Vandalia was 0-3 in pool play, but defeated Southwestern in the seventh-place match, 19-25, 25-21, 15-10.

    Its opponents in pool play were:

    •Edwardsville Liberty: 16-25, 22-25
    •St. Norbert: 15-25, 13-25
    •Lovejoy: 13-25, 21-25

    Mindy Ritchey paced the Vandals with 25 service points and six service aces. Faye Etcheson had nine service points and five service aces.

  • NTC Tournament opens Monday

    The 2011 National Trail Conference boys basketball tournament will open with play-in games on Monday at Altamont.

    St. Elmo, the No. 9 seed, will face eighth-seeded Beecher City at 5 p.m.

    The Eagles defeated Beecher City, 77-65, on Dec. 17 at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    The winner will face No. 1 Teutopolis on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.

    Brownstown drew the No. 11 seed and opens play at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday against No. 6 Stew-Stras.

  • Boys Basketball Briefs

    Tompkins records triple-double

  • This week's local sports...

    Thursday, Jan. 20
    WRESTLING
    Vandalia vs. EAWR/Carlinville, 6 p.m.
    Vandalia F/S at Centralia, 5:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia at Greenville, 6 p.m.
    South Central vs. Altamont, 6:15 p.m.
    JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia at Dieterich, 6:15 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 21
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Brownstown vs. Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove vs. St. Elmo, 6:15 p.m.

  • Grapperhaus named Player of the...

    South Central grad Isaac Grapperhaus has been coming off the bench about 50 percent of the time for the Illinois College men's basketball team.  But if he keeps making field goals at his current rate, he'll probably be starting 100 percent of the time.

  • SC opens MTC Tournament with win...

    FARINA – The South Central High School boys basketball team used consistent scoring and got strong play from its bench players during a 64-31 win on Monday against Clay City/Noble in the first round of the Midland Trail Conference Tournament.

    The seventh-seeded Cougars (5-13) ensured they didn't overlook the No. 10 Wolves by recording four steals and posting a 16-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. Senior Taylor Cain secured six of those points, while fellow seniors Derek Harmeier and Nathan Hill added four each.