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Today's Sports

  • Friday Sports Cancellations

    The Vandalia High School boys and girls teams will not play tonight, and Saturday's girls game has been moved to 1 p.m.

    The boys were scheduled to play at Litchfield Friday night. That game will now be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Litchfield.

    The girls were scheduled to face Pana tonight at 5 p.m. as a makeup for Thursday's game. That game has been canceled and a makeup date is to be announced. Saturday's home game against Altamont has been moved from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Thursday sports cancellations

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team and the Vandalia Junior High boys basketball teams will not play tonight. In addition, icy road conditions have given the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament another setback.

    The girls game has been rescheduled for Friday night, with the JV game beginning at 5 p.m. in Pana. The Lady Vandals will host Altamont at 11 a.m. on Saturday as scheduled.

    The junior high boys' games, also against Pana, have yet to be rescheduled.

  • Slow starts doom Lady Vandals in...

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team scored no more than 20 points in the first half of losses to Neoga and Hillsboro last week.

    Against Hillsboro last Thursday, the Vandals fell behind 30-14 at halftime. They did score 25 points in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to overcome the early deficit in a 60-52 loss.

    On Saturday, Vandalia traveled to Neoga and held a 20-18 halftime lead, but the Indians scored 36 second-half points en route to a 54-44 win.

  • Eastern Illinois University to...

    Eastern Illinois University baseball coach Jimmy Schmitz is holding a Christmas baseball camp at the EIU Lantz Fieldhouse.
    The camp will run from Dec. 28-30, and players may commute or stay overnight at the Worthington Inn.
    Schmitz is running a total skills camp for players in grades 5-12, and the cost is $225 for commuters and $275 for players who choose to stay overnight. Meals are included.
    For more information about the camp, interested players should call Schmitz at, 217-581-7283 (office) or 217-962-0245 (cell), or e-mail jwconrad@eiu.edu.

  • Vandalia Jr. wrestlers go to...

    The Vandalia Jr. Wresting Club traveled to the Highland Howl Tournament last Saturday.
    The club is hosting a 10-and-under tournament at Vandalia Elementary School on Saturday at 9 a.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 11
    at Highland
    6-and-under
    First place – Connor Ray
    7- and 8-year-olds
    First place – Markus Isaiah
    First place – Anthony Enlow
    Second place – Jarck Wehrle
    Third place – Kyle Miller
    Fourth place – Hobie Booker
    Fifth place – Gavin Mouser

  • Fayette County hunters take...

    There were 492 deer killed in Fayette County during the second firearm season and 1,907 during the 2010 season, according to totals released by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

    One hundred and fifty-one fewer deer were killed in the county in the two seasons, from Nov. 19-21 and Dec. 2-5, than were killed during last year’s deer season.

    Statewide, 98,700 deer were killed, a decrease of 719. In the second season, 30,663 deer were killed, a decrease of 2,630 from last year.

  • SC girls to play on Saturday

    The South Central High School girls basketball team will play Woodlawn in its home opener on Saturday at 2 p.m. after that game was canceled on Monday.

    South Central is 2-5 (2-2 Midland Trail Conference) this season.

  • Brownstown girls win, lose and...

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball team defeated Casey-Westfield High School, 51-45 on Tuesday.

    Kel-C Sefton led the Bombers with 16 points and five rebounds. Morgan Myers was right behind with 10 points and five boards.

    Last Thursday, the Brownstown High School girls basketball team lost to  Neoga, 61-38.

    Brownstown held a 14-10 lead after the first quarter, but Neoga would outscore the Bombers 36-13 over the next two periods to take a 46-27 lead into the fourth quarter.

  • Ramsey JH boys have successful...

    The Ramsey Junior High Boys basketball team had a successful week, defeating both Mulberry Grove and Brownstown.

    Brownstown was able to defeat the Ramsey seventh-graders, but the Rams won the rest of the contests.

  • Boys basketball scores (Dec. 10)

    BROWNSTOWN
    Friday, Dec. 10
    at Windsor
    Windsor 72
    Brownstown 37
    Points – Zach Rigdon, 17; Bryce Mason, 7; Zach Garrison, 6; Matt Sefton, 3; Jake Behrends, 2; Austin Hunter, 2.
    Record – 2-6 (0-3 NTC, 0-0 EIC)
    Bombers  6–17–8–6—37
    Windsor  21–19–26–6—72
    JV – Brownstown lost 45-38
    Points – Eric Gurtner, 12; Behrends, 4; Hunter, 4; Nick Reeder, 4; Shane Sefton, 4; Dustin Lawson, 3.