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Today's Sports

  • Sports cancellations -- Monday,...

    The following Vandalia sports have been canceled for Monday, Jan. 31.

    •Freshman boys basketball
    •Fifth- and sixth-grade girls basketball
    •Sixth-grade boys basketball

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball game at Cowden-Herrick has been canceled.

    The South Central High School girls basketball game against Noble has been canceled.

  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring...
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring...
  • Junior High sports briefs

    Eighth-grade boys regional schedule

    Area eighth-grade boys basketball teams will compete at the regional tournament next week.

    Third-seeded Vandalia received a bye in the first round and will face No. 2 Pana next Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at Central A&M.

    The winner of that game will likely face No. 1 Greenville on Thursday.

    Fourth-seeded St. Elmo faces No. 5 Beecher City on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Beecher City.

    The winner will play top-seeded Ramsey on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.

  • Sports Briefs and Results

    Girls regional seeds announced

    The Illinois High School Association announced the seeds for this season’s regional tournament.

    Vandalia received a No. 4 seed at the Vandalia Regional Tournament. Other teams in that regional are No. 1 Pana, No. 2 Teutopolis, No. 3 St. Anthony, No. 5 Greenville and No. 6 Nokomis.

    The Lady Vandals will play Greenville on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. The winner will play Pana.

    Vandalia defeated Greenville, 58-51, on Dec. 6 and will play the Lady Comets again next Wednesday.

  • Boys basketball recaps

    Cougars split final two of MTC Tourney

    After defeating Cisne, 32-18, last Wednesday, the South Central High School boys basketball team lost to North Clay, 47-39, in the consolation championship game of the Midland Trail Conference Tournament on Saturday.

    The Cougars (6-14) struggled at the start, spotting Cardinals a 19-8 lead after the first quarter. North Clay extended its advantage to 31-14 at halftime.

  • Aces and Rams lose on first day...

    CENTRALIA – Neither Ramsey nor Mulberry Grove were able to secure wins on Monday, the first day of the Christ Our Rock Lutheran Tournament.

    A tough fourth quarter doomed the Aces after they had made a late first-half comeback during a 53-40 loss to Sandoval, and a slow start aided the host's 75-53 win against Ramsey.

    Senior Zach Heilig hit a 3-pointer with 49.4 seconds left in the first half to put the Aces in a tie at 25 with Sandoval.

  • This week's local sports...

    Thursday, Jan. 27
    CHRIST OUR ROCK BOYS TOURNEY
    Patoka vs. Sandoval, 6:15 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove vs. CORL, 7:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia vs. Pana, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown vs. Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    South Central at Dieterich, 6:15 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 28
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia vs. Litchfield, 6 p.m.
    South Central at Woodlawn, 6:15 p.m.
    CHRIST OUR ROCK BOYS TOURNEY
    Patoka vs. Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    WRESTLING
    Vandalia at Litchfield Invite, TBA

  • Vandal wrestlers go 2-1 at...

    The Vandalia High School wrestling team went 2-1 at the Clinton High School quadrangular on Saturday.
    Senior Justin Hill and junior Levi Ulmer were both 3-0 for the Vandals on the day.

    The Vandals celebrated senior night on Wednesday at home.

  • Vandalia girls lose two, set for...

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team lost at Litchfield, 74-64, on Monday after narrowly losing to conference leader Pana, 48-42, in Pana on Saturday.

    Monday, Jan. 24
    Litchfield 74
    Vandalia 64

    Points – Haley Wollerman, 27; Hannah Edwards, 12; Amber Bruno, 8; Megan Godoyo, 6; Amy Walton, 5; Morgan Whightsil, 4; Morgan Cripe, 2.
    JV – Vandalia won, 55-51
    Record – 8-13 (4-5 SCC)