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Today's Sports

  • Lady Rams run past Hornets

    RAMSEY — The Ramsey Lady Rams converted steals into layups again and again in the second half to secure a 37-25 win over Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City on Monday night.
    Several easy buckets late in the game turned a close one into a double-digit victory for the hosts, who were playing for the first time in two weeks.
    With active hands and quick guards, Ramsey was able to pressure the visiting Hornets into several turnovers in the second half. Many of those Cowden-Herrick turnovers led directly to layups.

  • Area girls roundup: BSE girls...

    FARINA — A strong second quarter gave the Brownstown/St. Elmo Lady Bombers the lead. A solid fourth quarter secured a win.
    Brownstown/St. Elmo earned a 41-28 girls basketball victory over South Central last Thursday night.
    South Central held an 8-6 lead after one period of play, but Brownstown/St. Elmo went on an 11-3 run in the second quarter to take a 17-11 lead into intermission.
    The third period was nearly even, and BSE was clinging to a seven-point lead entering the fourth quarter.

  • Vandals split wrestling duals at...

    SHELBYVILLE — Two early-season tests.
    That's one way to look at last Wednesday's wrestling duals at Shelbyville High School.
    And for the Vandalia Vandals, the results were mixed.
    Shelbyville defeated Vandalia, 39-24.
    But the Vandals ended the night on a positive note by beating Taylorville, 52-19.
    The dual with Shelbyville was the most intense one of the night, and the hosts were able to secure some close wins to knock off the Vandals.

  • Area boys roundup: Ramsey boys...

    RAMSEY — A big fourth quarter propelled Ramsey to a 51-49 come-from-behind win over Cowden-Herrick on Friday.
    The Rams trailed 36-30 entering the fourth quarter. But Ramsey outscored Cowden-Herrick, 21-13, in the final frame to pull out the win.
    Brady Reiss and Michael Camez scored 11 points apiece for the Rams.

    Ramsey 51, Cowden-Herrick 49
    CH  11   15   10    13   — 49
    RA  11   10     9    21   — 51

  • TOURNEY CHAMPS

    BETHALTO — The trip to Bethalto produced quite of a bit of hardware for the Vandalia Vandals.
    With six wrestlers in title matches, the Vandalia Community High School wrestling team took first place at the 2014 Civic Memorial Holiday Tournament on Saturday.
    "I thought we did a real nice job," Vandalia Coach Jason Clay said. "We looked pretty good. We attacked more. We faced some good opponents, and we had some good individual performances."

  • Lady Vandals earn overtime win

    CENTRALIA — A great finish definitely made up for a poor start for the Vandalia Lady Vandals.
    Vandalia's girls got it done in crunch time, pulling out an exciting 56-53 win over Christ Our Rock Lutheran in overtime on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Vandals overcame a double-digit deficit with a late rally to force overtime. The visitors then held off the Silver Stallions in the extra period.

  • Vandalia voting no on football...

    Will the landscape of high school football in Illinois change?
    Vandalia Coach John Stout hopes not. And he's not alone.
    A proposal that would drastically overhaul how regular-season football games are scheduled in the state will be voted on by Illinois High School Association member schools this month.
    And many coaches like Stout are opposed to the proposal.
    "We're not in favor of it," Stout said. "We're voting no."

  • Lady Vandals cruise past Miners

    A suffocating full-court pressure defense and Emma Meyer's offensive outburst led the Vandalia Community High School girls basketball team to a convincing 52-40 victory over Gillespie on Thursday night.
    The Lady Vandals had visiting Gillespie out of sorts from the start, trapping and pressing the Lady Miners into turnover after turnover.

  • Vandalia girls fall to state-...

    PIASA — One bad quarter.
    That was all it took to turn a close game into a blowout.
    Southwestern-Piasa used a big third-quarter to get past the Vandalia Lady Vandals, 50-32, on Saturday.
    The Lady Vandals trailed by only four at halftime, but the Birds went on a 16-2 run in the third quarter to pull away for good.
    In the third period, the Lady Vandals simply went cold from the field, misfiring again and again. A few turnovers also proved costly for the visitors.

  • Cain leads Patoka past South...

    FARINA — Joey Eddy had been waiting for a performance like this.
    Eddy's Patoka High School boys basketball team put it all together in a 63-48 victory over South Central on Monday night.
    "It's a big win for us because it's a rivalry win," Eddy said. "When you're at Patoka, it's a big win if you beat South Central."
    This one was all Patoka, as the Warriors raced out to a big lead by the early stages of the second period.