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Today's Sports

  • Lady Vandals down Brownstown at...

    SANDOVAL – The Lady Vandals started slow, but displayed more consistency in the second half of a 52-39 defeat of Brownstown to win the consolation championship at the Sandoval Tournament on Saturday.

    The Lady Bombers led by as much as six before Vandalia coach Michelle McNary called timeout with 3:38 left in the first quarter to give her team a very strong message.

  • Vandal boys lose to Greenville...

    The Vandalia High School boys basketball team had a tough week with an overtime loss to Greenville on Friday and a 32-point defeat to Teutopolis on Tuesday.

    Coach Kevin Jackson said a loss against Teutopolis was not necessarily unexpected – given that they are one of the top teams in the state – but that a strong effort against the Wooden Shoes could have provided a lesson to the team.

    Sloppy play, however, has Jackson planning to make adjustments to his starting five.

  • Senior Spotlight: Marty Johnson

    To Marty Johnson, it was just another shot.

    But the 3-pointer from the left wing had a perfect angle, and there was little doubt it would fall.

    And with the resounding swish of the net, he became the 25th male or female from Vandalia Community High School to score 1,000 career points, securing the landmark 10 minutes into a 73-41 loss to Teutopolis on Tuesday.

    "It's a real nice accomplishment to have," Johnson said. "But I give a lot of credit to my teammates. A lot of good players give me the ball when they could have shot."

  • Marty Johnson closes in on 1,000...
  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring...
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  • Vandalia JH boys fall to...

    The Vandalia Junior High School basketball teams battled Litchfield last Thursday. The seventh-graders lost, 35-24, and the eighth-graders lost, 36-27.

  • Patoka JH boys beat Mulberry...

    The Patoka Junior High boys basketball team defeated Mulberry Grove last Tuesday, 32-20.

    The Warriors held the Mulberry Grove to just seven first-half points, while posting 18 of their own.

    Patoka plays North Clay on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 4
    at Mulberry Grove
    Patoka 32
    Mulberry 20

    Scoring:
    Patoka – Jared Cain, 11; Dylan Back, 9; Garrett Belcher, 8; Shane Cain, 4.
    Mulberry – James, 6; Redfern, 6; Schewn, 4; Iberg, 3; Latham, 1.

  • Jr. Club wrestlers have success...

    Saturday, Jan. 8
    at Murphysboro Tournament
    6-and-under

    Second place – Logan Nance
    Third place – Derek Warren
    Fourth place –Eric McKinney
    7- and 8-year-olds
    First place – Markus Isaiah
    First place – Kyle Miller
    Participated – Dawson McKinney
    9- and 10-year-olds
    First place – Jarrett Paslay
    First place – Anthony Enlow
    Second place – Tanner Swain

  • South Central girls still...

    It's been a tough season for an inexperienced South Central High School girls basketball team.

    But that has not stopped the girls from giving a full effort each game, which is something that has left first-year coach Gary Kapper pleased.

    "We played from the start of the game and were still getting on the floor at the end of the game," Kapper said after a 53-48 loss to North Clay on Monday. "The girls worked very hard tonight."

    The Lady Cougars (3-12) will play three straight home games, starting next Thursday against Altamont.