Today's Sports

  • Patoka comes up short, finishes...


  • Vandalia takes fifth at New Year...

    A year after finishing 12th at the St. Thomas More New Year’s Challenge, the Vandalia Community High School wrestling team improved drastically, earning a fifth-place finish.  
    The Vandals began pool play last Tuesday morning in dominant fashion with a 62-15 win over Lawrenceville.  With a second-round bye, the Vandals were set to face off against Mercer County, who is ranked eighth in Class 1A by illinoismatmen.com.
    Mercer County proved to be too much in day one, defeating Vandalia, 39-25.  

  • Jared Cain breaks VHT all-time...


  • All-Tournament Team


    Pictured is the all-tournament team from the 2015 Vandalia Holiday Tournament. In back, from left to right, are Pana's Wade McMillen and Adam Miller, Greenvile's David Holden, and Patoka's Garrett Belcher and Jared Cain (MVP). In front, are Vandalia's Richie Well, St. Anthony's Kyle Hartke, Flora's Jerfrey Gocey, South Central's Brett Harmeier and Altamont's Ryan Armstrong.

  • SEB falls to Rams, finish last


  • Area Prep Roundup (Jan. 7)

    Ramsey Girls Basketball
    The Lady Rams closed out action at the Tri-City tournament with a 64-56 win over Pawnee last Wednesday.
    Skye Kimberlin continued her strong tournament performance with a team-high 29 points, shooting 17-of-25 from the free throw line. Kimberlin finsihed the tournament with 100 points (25 ppg).

    Ramsey vs. Pawnee

  • Junior Vandals compete at...

    The Junior Vandal Wrestling Club competed in two tournaments on Dec. 19-20.

    Edwardsville Dec. 19
    Cole Yarbrough and Brody Matthews placed first, while Aiden Evans and Drew Jones placed second and third, respectively. Kaden McFarland, Keagan Timmons and Michael Braun also finished fourth.
    Seven-eight: Wyatt Dothager placed first, while Dillon Hinton and Parker Ray finished second. Harrison Larimer finished fourth.
    11-12: Jacob Schaal finished fifth.

  • Kaskaskia College to host winter...

    The Kaskaskia College Cheerleaders will be hosting a winter cheerleading Clinic for area students on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m.-noon.  All participants can also have lunch with the cheerleaders and will also be asked to return to the KC gym to perform at halftime of the women’s or men’s basketball game that afternoon.
    The camp is for any boy or girl in pre-K through eighth grade.  Price to attend is $35 per person (includes T-shirt and lunch).
    Deadline to register and be guaranteed a T-shirt is Jan. 20.

  • Volley for the Cure Checks
  • Area Prep Roundup (Jan. 28)

    South Central Boys Basketball
    South Central improved to 7-12 and 3-3 in NTC conference play Friday night with a 49-38 win over Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick.
    The Cougars started to pull away in the third quarter, outscoring BCCH 14-9 to take a six-point lead heading into the fourth.
    South Central was able to hold on from there, outscoring BCCH 16-11 enroute to an 11-point win. Trevor Markley led the way with a team-high 16 points.

    South Central 49, BCCH 38