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Today's Sports

  • Area Prep Roundup

    GOLF
    Vandalia lost to Pana, 181-200, in a match on Monday at Oak Terrace in Pana.
    Zach Schaal led the Vandals with a 43, which tied him with Kody Bland of Pana for match medalist honors.
    Jake Bowen fired a 44, Alec Schroeder shot a 55 and Kain DuFaux rounded out the Vandals scoring with a 55.
    Others participating in the match were Alex Cocagne, 61; and Levi Cox, 63.
    The Vandals are now 5-6 on the year.
    The Vandalia JV squad edged Pana, 220-222.

  • Spencer Patton is now a major...

    It will take a lot for Spencer Patton to experience a better couple of days than he did last week.

  • Vandals fall to state-ranked...

    Different polls have them ranked differently, but all pollsters agree – Carlinville is one of the better football teams in Class 3A.

  • South Central grad Spencer...

    South Central High School graduate Spencer Patton will join the Texas Rangers bullpen on Thursday, and should soon after make his Major League debut.

    Patton, who was acquired by the Rangers in a July trade with the Kansas City Royals, was 1-1 with a 3.38 earned-run average and four saves in 15 appearances for the Triple-A Round Rock Express of the Pacific Coast League.

    He struck out 25 batters in 16 innings of work, but had struggled lately, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk in his final three appearances for Round Rock.

  • Defense shines in season-opening...

    VANDALIA – Holding a one-possession lead midway through the fourth quarter, Vandalia found an unconventional way to get good field position for its offense.

    Junior lineman Kendrick Woolsey intercepted a tipped pass at Gillespie’s 35-yard line, senior quarterback Collin Nestleroad ran in a 22-yard touchdown three plays later and the Vandals continued carrying the momentum to a 30-6 victory in last Friday’s season-opener.

  • Formation change propels Lady...

    VANDALIA – Switching to a 6-2 formation was the winning trick for the Lady Vandals in Tuesday's home opener.

    Especially for the hitters.

    Kadi Metzger swung with more confidence, Ally Sasse had a team-high seven kills and freshman Katie Tarkington made a big impact in a 25-12, 25-22 win against Staunton.

  • Improved Maxey helps SEB top...

    ST. ELMO – Sarah Maxey has reinvented herself as a player, and the early results are extremely promising for St. Elmo/Brownstown.

    The junior setter had 12 assists and four service aces in last Thursday’s season-opening 17-25, 26-24, 25-20 win against Vandalia, moving fluidly across the court to set passes and committing just three errors in the match.

  • Vandal golfers win home-opener

    VANDALIA – Two Ramsey players tied for medalist honors at Vandalia Country Club last Thursday, but consistent scoring from Vandalia’s top four players gave the Vandals the win in a close match.

    Senior Jake Bowen led Vandalia with a 42, and three others shot 47 or better, as the Vandals topped Ramsey 180-183. Altamont shot a 194.

    Ramsey’s Brady Reiss and Michael Lay each shot a 40 for the match’s best score, but the team’s other two scores were in the 50s.

  • Powless shines in shutout win vs...

    A big year is in order for South Central senior Noah Powless.
    If last Wednesday’s game is any indication, it may end up being a monster year.
    Powless struck out 10 in four innings and clobbered his first home run of the season as the Cougars dominated Patoka, 10-0, in six innings.
    Senior Gavin Ratermann was 3-for-3 for the Cougars (2-0), ending the game with a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth – one of 12 walks drawn by South Central.

  • Bombers beat BCCH; stay perfect...

    The Bombers remained perfect in National Trail Conference play and also picked up an Egyptian-Illini Conference victory last Friday, with a 3-1 win at Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick.
    Senior Drake Hall struck out 10 in a complete game for his second win of the fall, allowing just one run on four hits. He did not walk a batter.
    Junior Malachi Maxey paced the offense, going 2-for-4, with a double and an RBI. Also driving in runs for the Bombers (2-1, 2-0 NTC, 1-0 EIC) were Elijah Austin, who doubled, and Cole Horner.