Today's Sports

  • St. Elmo drops season-opener;...

    A poor second quarter doomed the St. Elmo High School boys basketball team in its season-opener last Friday, as it lost to Neoga, 42-36.

    Junior Jake Mansker led the Eagles with eight points, all of which he scored in the third quarter, when St. Elmo nearly erased an eight-point deficit.

    The Eagles (0-2, 0-2 National Trail Conference) trailed 14-12 after the first period, but only scored two points in the second quarter to fall behind 22-14 at halftime.

  • Flora takes No. 1 seed at VHT;...

    Seeds were selected for the 39th Vandalia Holiday Tournament Wednesday night at a gathering of coaches at the Vandalia Country Club.

    Flora - which won last year's tournament - was a unanimous No. 1 selection for this season's tourney. Wesclin took the No. 2 seed, while Pana and Vandalia used a coinflip to determine the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds.

    Fayette County schools also in the tournament: St. Elmo, No. 7 seed; and South Central, No. 10 seed.

    A schedule for the tournament - which runs from Dec. 27-30 - will be announced as soon as possible.

  • Patoka boys 5-2 on season

    The Patoka High School boys basketball team may have lost to Odin last Tuesday, but the final score only determined one of the winners that night.

    All of the proceeds from that game went to the American Cancer Society as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer series. Odin won the battle on the court, 58-33.

    The Warriors followed up that game with a win on Friday, defeating Sandoval, 66-59.

  • Jr. Wrestlers open season

    The Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club opened its 2010-11 season with tournaments on Saturday and Sunday.

    Saturday, Dec. 4
    at Edwardsville Beginners Tournament

    First place: Conner Ray
    First place: Luke Thompson
    Second place: Easton Maroom
    Second place: Bryant Willms
    7- and 8-year-olds
    Third place: Gavin Mouser
    13- and 14-year-olds
    Third place: Kolton Etcheson

  • Ramsey defeated by CORL in EIC...

    After its game against Morrisonville was canceled last Friday, the Ramsey High School boys basketball team was defeated by Christ Our Rock Lutheran on Tuesday, 73-56.

    Senior Blake Hadley had a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Jordan Johnson (14) and Asa Thomas (13) also scored in double-figures for the Rams, but it was not enough to overcome the stout offense of the Silver Stallions.

    CORL was led by Dylan Burmester (21 points) and Tyler Burmester (18 points).

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  • This week's local sports...

    Thursday, Dec. 9
    Vandalia vs. Hillsboro (at VES), 6 p.m.
    Vandalia vs. Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown vs. Neoga, 6:15 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove at Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    Patoka at Hoffman Trinity, 6:15 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 10
    Vandalia at Greenville, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown at Windsor, 6:15 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove at Odin, 6:15 p.m.
    Ramsey vs. Cowden-Herrick, 6:15 p.m.

  • Bombers drop two NTC games

    BROWNSTOWN – Sometimes it’s better to ignore the final score.

    In one of those, “What are you going to do?” situations, the Brownstown High School boys basketball team was handled by state-power Teutopolis, 80-25, on Tuesday night.

    His team outsized by even the Wooden Shoes’ reserve players, Brownstown coach Vince Rohr said there wasn’t any shame in losing.

    “T-Town is a great team,” he said. “If they don’t win state, I’ll be very surprised.”

  • The College Report: Doehring to...

    Most athletes would not have to ponder long if asked if they would return to their beloved sport for even one more game.

    Vandalia grad Brock Doehring, an Illinois College football player, would be among those who did not have to ponder long. The answer was a resounding yes.

    Doehring has enough credits to graduate, but because he has an unused redshirt year, which he received in 2008 after missing the season with an elbow injury, he decided to take advantage of it.