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Today's Sports

  • Six Vandal players honored by SCC

    Three boys and three girls basketball players from Vandalia were named all-conference in the South Central Conference East Division.

    Senior Marty Johnson was named to the first team, while junior Dathan Berning  and senior Daniel Bell were named second team for the boys.

    For the girls, junior Haley Wollerman  and sophomore Amber Bruno were named second team, and junior Hannah Edwards was named honorable mention.

  • Community Sports Briefs

    St. Elmo Hero wins 24th, then scratched

    St. Elmo Hero, the harness racing horse named after a late St. Elmo man, earned his 24th straight win at Balmoral Park near Chicago to tie the record for most consecutive wins to start a career.

    The horse was scheduled to race at the Cam Fella Stakes in Canada last weekend, but he was scratched because he is sick.

    The stakes would have been the richest prize of his career had he won.

    NWTF holding banquet on Saturday

  • Season in review: Girls...

    For the first time in seven years, the Brownstown High School girls basketball team finished at .500, with a 12-12 mark.

    Five different players – each of the starters – led the Lady Bombers in scoring at least once, with seniors Abby Hill (11 times) and Kel-C Sefton (six times) doing it most often.

    Senior Morgan Myers (four), senior Brooke Maxey (three) and sophomore Megan Maxey (one) were the others.

    Naturally, Hill and Sefton ended the season as Brownstown's scoring leaders, posting 11.2 and  9.3 points per game, respectively.

  • St. Elmo loses sectional game;...

    ALTAMONT -- St. Elmo was able to take a 14-8 lead in the first quarter, but consistent play from Woodlawn on both sides of the ball in the final three periods doomed the Eagles during a 61-38 loss in the first round of the sectional tournament on Wednesday.

    Junior Jake Mansker and senior Garrett Buzzard both scored 10 points for St. Elmo, but Mansker missed a key layup in the final seconds of the first half, which left the Eagles down 22-18.

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  • Vandal wrestlers swallow tough...

    BLOOMINGTON – It was a shame either team had to lose.

    Vandalia and Prairie Central engaged in a chess match during the first round of Saturday’s Illinois High School Association Dual Team Wrestling Tournament at U.S. Cellular Arena, altering their lineups to match each other’s strengths.

    The end result?

    A hard-fought 32-31 win for the Hawks, and a gut-wrenching early exit for the Vandals that left some of their toughest wrestlers consoling each other in the hallway leading out of the arena.

  • South Central invited to join...

    South Central High School’s athletic teams have been invited to join the National Trail Conference, beginning with the 2012-13 academic year.

    The move to invite the Cougars from the Midland Trail Conference was approved by a 9-2 vote at a meeting last week of NTC member schools. It will not become official until approved by South Central’s school board, which should come at its March meeting.

  • Seventh-graders end season in...

    ASSUMPTION – A very strong Meridian Blue Mound seventh-grade volleyball team used a balanced offensive attack to deny the Lady Vandals the regional championship on Tuesday night at Central A&M Middle School.

    Using 14 service aces and 10 kills throughout the straight set, 25-14, 25-15, win, the Hawks used a variety of different techniques, including power and finesse, to defeat Vandalia.

    “They’re very, very consistent,” said coach Jane Bell. “We haven’t played a team this good this year.”

  • Greenville defeats Vandals at...

    GREENVILLE – For the first 12 minutes of last Wednesday’s regional tournament game, Vandalia was in complete control against Greenville.

    But once the Comets began to break the Vandals’ pressure and transition better on defense, they began to chip away at their 10-point deficit, eventually taking an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter that was too much forVandalia to overcome in a 62-59 loss.