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Today's Sports

  • 55th Annual St. Elmo Holiday...

    St. Elmo Holiday
    Tournament
     
    Tuesday, Dec. 16
    Ramsey  56,
    St. Elmo/Brownstown 53
    Cowden-Herrick 52, Beecher City 42

    Wednesday, Dec. 17
    Altamont 66, South Central 48
    Okaw Valley 72, Mulberry Grove 63

    Thursday, Dec. 18
    SEB 57, Beecher City 44
    Cowden-Herrick 43, Ramsey 35

    Friday, Dec. 19
    Mulberry Grove 61, S. Central 59
    Altamont 48, Okaw Valley 47

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    Seventh place

  • Vandals win three wrestling duals

    WHITFIELD, Mo. — The Vandalia Community High School wrestling team won all three duals at Whitfield, Mo. on Friday.
    The Vandals are now 7-2 in duals.
    Vandalia dominated St. Clair, 61-6. Vandalia won 12 of 13 matches against the St. Clair Bulldogs.
    Trevor Philpot defeated Jason Landing, 4-1, at 113 pounds. Jarrett Paslay pinned Thomas Maple at 120, Ryne Lipsey won by fall over Lucas Davis at 126 and Luke Tessman earned a 6-2 win over Kris Heembrack at 132.

  • Area girls roundup: South...

     FARINA — South Central held on late for a 38-31 win over Webber on Thursday night.
    The win pushed South Central's record to 4-6 on the season.
    Webber led, 15-11, at halftime. But the Lady Cougars went on an 11-4 run in the third period to take the lead. South Central outscored Webber, 16-12, in the fourth quarter to finish off the game.
    Keely Smith scored 14 points to lead the Lady Cougars, with Abby Hahn adding 11 points.
    South Central will head to the Dieterich Holiday Tournament on Dec. 26.

  • A CLEAN SWEEP

    Three duals. Three wins.
    That's how Saturday went for the Vandalia Community High School wrestling team.
    The Vandals weren't very gracious hosts, as they earned wins over the other three teams in attendance at Saturday's quadrangular.
    Vandalia got past Herrin, 49-30, and then had little trouble in knocking off Leroy, 57-14. The Vandals topped Oakwood, 51-25, to finish the day at 3-0.
    Vandalia Coach Jason Clay said he saw several positives from his team.

  • Another painful loss for Vandals

    Another solid effort, another close loss.
    That was the painful reality for the Vandalia Community High School boys basketball team on Tuesday night.
    Despite a valiant comeback by the hosts, Hillsboro held on late for a 67-62 overtime victory over the Vandals.
    The Vandals battled until the end, but ultimately fell, remaining winless on the season.
    Each and every time the Hiltoppers appeared to have Tuesday's game secure, the Vandals made a run.

  • Lady Vandals fall to Hillsboro

    Facing a 13-point deficit, the Vandalia Lady Vandals didn't quit.
    They rallied instead.
    But in the end, a solid comeback was not enough, as Hillsboro held on for a 54-45 win over Vandalia on Thursday night in South Central Conference action.
    Utilizing a solid inside-outside game, the Hiltoppers had a 13-point lead in the first half. But the host Vandals showed some tenacity, fought back and cut the deficit to one.

  • Vandals come up short at Carlyle

    CARLYLE —  As Saturday night's game with Carlyle played out, two key factors emerged.
    The host Indians dominated the boards, getting second and third chances again and again with offensive rebounds while holding the visiting Vandals to one and done on the other end.
    And as simple as it sounds, the Vandals just couldn't get enough shots to fall.
    The result of both of those factors was another loss for the Vandals. Carlyle knocked off Vandalia, 66-48, on Saturday night.

  • Gillespie uses big run to get...

    GILLESPIE —A long layoff may have caught up with the Vandalia Vandals.
    The Vandals returned to action after nearly two weeks off and suffered a 70-62 loss at Gillespie on Friday night.
    The Vandals hadn't played since Nov. 29, when they finished the Canton Tournament. And after a solid first quarter, the rust showed in the second period, as the Vandals could only watch as the Miners went on a 17-0 run to pull away for good.

  • Lady Vandals heading to Mattoon...

    The Vandalia Lady Vandals will be among the teams competing at the 36th Annual Mattoon Girls Basketball Christmas Tournament.
    The tourney is scheduled for Dec. 26, 27 and 29.
    Galesburg is the defending champion. The tourney schedule is below.

    Mattoon Christmas Tournament
    Dec. 26 games
    Olney vs. Sullivan, 8:30 a.m.
    Salem vs. Galesburg, 10 a.m.
    Mattoon vs. Effingham St. Anthony, 11:30 a.m.
    Vandalia vs. MacArthur, 1 p.m.
    Galesburg vs. Olney, 3 p.m.
    Sullivan vs. Salem, 4:30 p.m.

  • Ramsey stuns top seed SEB in...

    ST. ELMO — Ramsey looked nothing like an eighth seed.
    The St. Elmo Holiday Tournament began with an upset, as the Ramsey Rams stunned the No. 1-seeded tourney hosts, handing St. Elmo/Brownstown a 56-53 loss on Tuesday night.
    Ramsey's Kyle Adermann hit a three-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to give the Rams the upset victory.
    The game saw the Rams race out to a big early lead, only to see the Eagles claw back into the game with a big third quarter.