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Today's Sports

  • Vandalia finishes sixth at St....

    In the first night of the St. Anthony’s Tournament, Vandalia didn’t put up much of a fight against Effingham, losing 60-35.

    The Vandals knew it wouldn’t get any easier on night two, as they fell to host school St. Anthony, 59-30.

  • Patoka defeats Ramsey to win...

    The day before Thanksgiving, it was brother against brother for the first of three meetings this season between Patoka, coached by Joe Eddy, and Ramsey, coached by Bill Eddy.

    It would be Joe Eddy who would come out on top in the first Fayette County civil war of the season, as Patoka won 55-49.

    Drew Baldrige scored 23 points and was 9-for-16 from the free-throw line for the Warriors.

    Andy Carter of Ramsey had a season-high 26 points as he drained four three-pointers.

  • South Central edges Brownstown...

    Consistent play by Brownstown and poor shooting early on by South Central almost gave the Lady Cougars their first loss of the season and a huge upset by Brownstown.

    South Central made only one of five shots in the first quarter of Monday night’s game against Brownstown. All five attempts were put up by Audrey Matheny. The Bombers' shooting was near-perfect as they hit four of five shots from the field, taking a 12-2 lead after the first quarter.

  • Renaissance Man

    Vandalia Community High School senior Will Cowger is a big guy. At 6 feet 3 inches and 230 pounds, he stands out from the crowd. His size isn’t the only thing that separates him from the rest, though. Cowger is a three-sport star at VCHS. In the fall he’s under the lights on the football field, in the winter he’s on the hardwood of the basketball court and in the spring he’s under the sun, in the shot put ring.

    Even with the demands of his athletic schedule, Cowger maintains a 4.0 in the classroom and is currently at the top of his class.

  • Field of Dreams gets logo,...

    Tuesday night the Field of Dreams committee held a brief meeting to discuss which area businesses it would approach for donations and sponsorships.

    VCHS softball coach Brian Buscher handed out forms to give to businesses, detailing outfield wall signs that businesses can purchase at the cost of $300 a year and $200 for each additional year.

    The signs will measure 4 feet by 4 feet and sponsors have the option of where they would like their sign to be placed at.

  • Senior digs more than volleyball

    Vandalia Community High School senior, Katie Vieregge looks like any other high school student walking the halls at VCHS. Waving to teachers, stopping and talking to friends, she moves through the halls just like everybody else. You wouldn’t know to look at her that she’s probably one of the most involved students at VCHS. She is a two-sport athlete who participates in numerous other school groups, such as student council, and who is also involved in her church and the community.

  • Field of Dreams committee ready...

    The Vandalia Field of Dreams committee is less than a week from finally getting out into the community to seek donations and sponsorships to help pay back the more than $30,000 it  has spent over the last three months.

     

    On Tuesday, the committee will briefly meet to pick up brochures and informational sheets to take with them when they go to perspective donors and sponsors.

     

  • Patoka volleyball falls in...

    When the season started, Patoka head coach Nicki Brubaker didn't think that her Lady Warriors would be in a sectional final come the first week of November. But Patoka was able to overcome adversity throughout the season, win its regional tournament and first-round sectional game against Campbell Hill.

    However, Patoka‘s postseason run came to an end Thursday night in Lebanon in front of a crowd of close to 1,000.

    "I think the fan support was amazing from Patoka. I think pretty much everybody in Patoka was here," Brubaker said.

  • Patoka falls in sectional...

    Patoka‘s post season run came to an end Thursday night in Lebanon. The Lady Warrior’s volleyball team fell in the Lebanon Sectional final to Bunker Hill, 18-25, 13-25.

    Early in game one, it looked as if Bunker Hill would run away with the championship, leading 14-4. A 12-3 run by Patoka cut the game to just one, at 17-16, putting the Lady Warriors right back in contention. With Patoka hot on its tail, Bunker Hill went on a 8-2 run to close out the game.

  • Going for the green

    Blake Swofford in no “weekend hacker;” in fact he’s far from it. At the age of 14, he’s become a better golfer than most CEO’s and dentists could ever dream to be.

    While the hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball, most people consider golf to be the hardest sport to become good at. It’s not hard for Swofford, though. The Vandalia High School freshman said that the game just came naturally to him.