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Today's Sports

  • Vandalia wrestlers battle in...

    Junior Daniel Edwards had Vandalia’s lone victory in the varsity wrestling team’s first match of the season on Tuesday night, a 57-6 loss to Belleville West.

    Edwards – wrestling at 152 pounds – pinned his opponent 3:16 into the match to prevent the Maroons from shutting out the Vandals.

    “He had one of their weaker kids, but he did what he is supposed to do,” said coach Jason Clay. “He had a couple of nice takedowns.”

  • Vandals learn from mistakes at...

    Though the Vandalia High School boys basketball team only won one game in the annual St. Anthony Turkey Tournament, the team had a shot at third place, thanks to a stingy defensive effort in its first three contests.

    Three teams in the Vandals’ bracket ended the day Friday with a record of 1-2, but the Vandals earned the right to play in the third-place game on Saturday, based on allowing the fewest total points by their opponents.

  • Vandal seventh-graders fall...

    The Vandalia Junior High seventh-grade girls basketball team lost to Central A&M in the regional championship game on Tuesday, 37-19.

    Central A&M is now 23-0 on the season, while Vandalia finished with an impressive 18-4 record.

    A full story will appear in the Dec. 2 edition of The Leader-Union.

  • Patoka JH boys take consolation...

    The Patoka Junior High boys basketball team won the consolation championship at the St. Theresa Tournament after defeating Kell, 36-27.

    The Warriors went 2-1 in the tournament, beating the hosts and losing to Central City.
    Patoka is 7-5 on the season.

    Monday, Nov. 22
    at St. Theresa Tourney
    vs. Kell
    Patoka 36
    Kell 27

    Points – Jered Cain, 21; Mason Dollins, 6; Garrett Belcher, 4; Devin Back, 3; Shane Cain, 2.

  • Brownstown boys drop opener

    The Brownstown High School boys basketball team dropped its season opener to Sandoval, 65-59, on the opening day of the Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament.

    Brownstown had a tough go of it, trailing after the first quarter, 24-18, and losing 34-29 at halftime.

    Sandoval continued pulling away to put the Bombers away.

    Senior Zach Rigdon scored a game-high 28 points for Brownstown, making 10 field goals and eight free throws.

  • SC girls fall to 0-2

    The South Central High School girls basketball team was defeated by North Clay, 46-40, last Thursday.

    The Cougars (0-2) only scored three points in the first quarter and faced a 22-8 deficit at halftime.

    “We did not look good in the first half,” said coach Gary Kapper. “We had some good shots that were not falling, and we weren’t really patient on offense.

    “In the second half, we settled down and ran the offense a little better, which helped us to be more aggressive on the defensive end.”

  • Brownstown HS girls start season...

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball is off to a 2-0 start after winning its season-opener against Mt. Olive, 65-35, last Tuesday and its second game against Shelbyville, 51-37, last Thursday.

    The Bombers held Mt. Olive scoreless in the first quarter, while posting 18 points of their own. Brownstown held a 38-9 lead at halftime.

    Senior Abby Hill led the Bombers offense, scoring 22 points, while seniors Brooke Maxey and Morgan Myers each pulled down six rebounds.

  • Vandalia seventh-grade girls set...

    Several area junior high seventh-grade girls basketball teams recently competed in regional tournaments.

    Vandalia

    Second-seeded Vandalia defeated No. 6 Brownstown, 34-16,  on Monday in the second round of the No. 13 Class 7-3A Regional Tournament at Greenville.

    The Vandals faced Central A&M for the regional title on Tuesday, but that game was not completed at press time.

    The results for that game will be posted on The Leader-Union’s website at www.leaderunion.com on Wednesday.

  • This week's local sports...

    Friday Nov. 26
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    St. Anthony Turkey Tournament
    Vandalia vs. Mt. Zion, 4:30 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament
    Odin vs. Brownstown, 6 p.m.
    Sandoval vs. Mulberry Grove, 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 27
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    St. Anthony Turkey Tournament
    Vandalia vs. TBA
    Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament
    Brownstown vs. Mt. Olive, 6 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove vs. Odin, 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, Nov. 29
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Patoka vs. C.O.R.L.

  • Vandal wrestling to open season...

    The Vandalia High School wrestling team will open its season with two home matches this week.

    The first, a freshmen/sophomore quadrangular, is on Monday at 6 p.m., and that will be followed by a varsity match against Belleville West on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

    Coach Jason Clay said the team might start slow this season as he slowly adjusts several freshmen and sophomores to high school wrestling, but he said the team should have no problems winning its 17th straight regional championship and sending several individuals to the state tournament.