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Today's Sports

  • Senior Spotlight: Marty Johnson

    To Marty Johnson, it was just another shot.

    But the 3-pointer from the left wing had a perfect angle, and there was little doubt it would fall.

    And with the resounding swish of the net, he became the 25th male or female from Vandalia Community High School to score 1,000 career points, securing the landmark 10 minutes into a 73-41 loss to Teutopolis on Tuesday.

    "It's a real nice accomplishment to have," Johnson said. "But I give a lot of credit to my teammates. A lot of good players give me the ball when they could have shot."

  • Marty Johnson closes in on 1,000...
  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring...
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring...
  • Vandalia JH boys fall to...

    The Vandalia Junior High School basketball teams battled Litchfield last Thursday. The seventh-graders lost, 35-24, and the eighth-graders lost, 36-27.

  • Patoka JH boys beat Mulberry...

    The Patoka Junior High boys basketball team defeated Mulberry Grove last Tuesday, 32-20.

    The Warriors held the Mulberry Grove to just seven first-half points, while posting 18 of their own.

    Patoka plays North Clay on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 4
    at Mulberry Grove
    Patoka 32
    Mulberry 20

    Scoring:
    Patoka – Jared Cain, 11; Dylan Back, 9; Garrett Belcher, 8; Shane Cain, 4.
    Mulberry – James, 6; Redfern, 6; Schewn, 4; Iberg, 3; Latham, 1.

  • Jr. Club wrestlers have success...

    Saturday, Jan. 8
    at Murphysboro Tournament
    6-and-under

    Second place – Logan Nance
    Third place – Derek Warren
    Fourth place –Eric McKinney
    7- and 8-year-olds
    First place – Markus Isaiah
    First place – Kyle Miller
    Participated – Dawson McKinney
    9- and 10-year-olds
    First place – Jarrett Paslay
    First place – Anthony Enlow
    Second place – Tanner Swain

  • South Central girls still...

    It's been a tough season for an inexperienced South Central High School girls basketball team.

    But that has not stopped the girls from giving a full effort each game, which is something that has left first-year coach Gary Kapper pleased.

    "We played from the start of the game and were still getting on the floor at the end of the game," Kapper said after a 53-48 loss to North Clay on Monday. "The girls worked very hard tonight."

    The Lady Cougars (3-12) will play three straight home games, starting next Thursday against Altamont.

  • St. Elmo falls just short in...

    Senior Garrett Buzzard scored 15 points for St. Elmo, but the Eagles again could not find consistent scoring during a 46-44 loss to Stew-Stras.

    Sophomore Connor Beasley scored seven of his 11 points in the first quarter, as St. Elmo took a 15-10 advantage.

    The Eagles would score only eight points in the second period, however, allowing the Comets to cut their deficit to just one at 23-22.

    St. Elmo continued to struggle out of halftime, scoring six third-quarter points and falling behind, 33-29.

    It would make a comeback try, though.

  • South Central boys gets Midland...

    FARINA – The South Central High School boys basketball team used a fast start to defeat Webber last Friday, 52-35.

    Sophomore Fischer Tharp and senior Taylor Cain combined to score the Cougars' first 12 points to give South Central a 12-5 lead.

    Junior Colby Bushue added a jumper with two seconds left in the first quarter to put the Cougars' lead at 14-8.

    Four different Cougars would each score a two-point basket in the second quarter, increasing the lead to 22-14 at halftime.