Today's Sports

  • Bunker and Vandalia spoil...

    For the Hillsboro Hilltoppers' class of 2010, their senior night will be one to forget, as Cory Bunker and Vandalia’s run game racked up more than 400 yards and five scores on the ground en route to a 35-21 victory.

  • Volley for the Cure

    Vandalia and Greenville high school's volleyball programs hosted the second annual Volley for the Cure, Thursday night.

    All night long, the programs worked to raise funds for the Bond and Fayette County Relays for Life. All the proceeds from the night were split in half and given to each counties relay.

    While Vandalia won a thrilling match on the court, the real win came for breast cancer as the night brought in $5,500—meeting the goal of $5,000 dollars and far exceeding last year's total of $3,000.

  • Bombers win seventh consecutive...

    Brownstown High School has one of the hottest volleyball teams in the area. On Tuesday night, they defeated Neoga in three games, to win their seventh straight match.

    The Bombers won the first game 25-22, but dropped the second 20-25, forcing a decisive this game that put their win streak in jeopardy. Brownstown was able to pull off a 25-19 win in game three to win the match.

    Shelby Pryor had 18 kills and 16 digs. Amy Fulk was hot on her tail with 17 kills and 16 digs. Fulk also had three blocks. Brittany White also had 16 digs

  • Cougars win 11th straight MTC...

    For the 11th straight year, the South Central baseball team finishes the fall season atop the Midland Trail Conference. The Cougars defeated North Clay, 6-2, Monday night.

    South Central led the whole game, putting up two runs in the first inning.

    Derek Harmeier kept North Clay off the board through the first three innings, before giving up two runs in the fourth to make it a 3-2 game. Harmeier shut out North Clay in the final three innings while the offense scored three more runs.

    Harmeier struck out 12 and gave up just two hits.

  • Big third quarter keeps Vandals...

    As the Vandalia High School football team rode into Litchfield on Friday afternoon, the Vandals were greeted with sign along the streets and in front lawns reading “Go Panthers” and “Beat the Vandals.” Once inside Litchfield’s stadium, the crowd was just as enthusiastic. The stands were packed and fans lined the outside of the fence, standing on cars to watch the game. The Panthers were celebrating homecoming on Friday, and the Vandals gave Litchfield a scare on one of its biggest home games of the year.

  • Ramsey ends season with win over...

    Entering Monday afternoon's game, Ramsey's record sat at 7-7. A win would give them a winning record for the fall, following a shortened spring season, while a loss would give them a losing season.

    Russell Snow was on the mound for the Rams trying to pick up perhaps the most important game of their season.

    In the other dugout was St. Elmo, which has struggled all fall at just 3-13. Although the Eagles have flashes of greatness, it has not been enough to carry them all season.

  • Too many turnovers drop Vandalia...

    Entering Friday’s game against Aton-Marquette, Vandalia was coming off a big homecoming win. But the 1-2 Explorers stop the Vandals in their tracks, holding them to a season-low 12 points and forcing three turnovers. Marquette ran for almost 300 yards on its way to a 26-12 victory.

  • Ramsey knocks out Bombers in...

    In the first round of the E-I Conference playoffs on Monday, Ramsey knocked out Brownstown, 1-0.

    Korey McCloskey pitched a gem for the Rams. He scattered seven hits, struck out six and walked one in the shutout.

    The game's lone run came in the bottom of the fifth. Ryan Black led the inning off with a single and moved up to second on an out and to third on a steal. Ethan Carlock hit a two-out single, scoring Black and giving the Rams the lead.

    McCloskey was able to work his way through the last two frames without getting in too much trouble, giving Ramsey the win.

  • Vandalia picks up much-needed...

    After dropping consecutive conference matches to Greenville and Hillsboro, the Vandalia volleyball team picked up a big win against Litchfield on Tuesday, 25-21, 25-9.

    In game one, Vandalia and the Panthers were locked in a close battle before the Lady Vandals were able to pull away and close the game, after a well-placed time out.

    Vandalia was in control of game two from the start. Litchfield tried to kill Vandalia's  with timeouts, but couldn't gain any momentum and lost 25-9.

  • Vandalia shuts out Roxana for...

    Rebounding from a week two loss to Carlinville, the Vandals shut down Roxana’s offense and forced five turnovers en route to a 35-0 victory, on homecoming.

    In the opening minutes, it was Vandalia’s defense that was doing the scoring. Just six plays into the game, defensive back Cory Bunker intercepted a Roxana pass around midfield. Bunker was able to cut and weave his way to a touchdown, putting Vandalia up 7-0 after the point after-attempt.

    After a failed punt by Roxana several drives later, Vandalia took over in Shells' territory with a short field.