Today's Sports

  • BSE falls in opener

    BROWNSTOWN – Offense was hard to find for both teams early in Tuesday's season-opener, but once Shelbyville got started, it was hard to stop the Rams.

    Shelbyville scored nine times in the fifth inning to break open a game that Brownstown/St. Elmo had been leading 5-3, and the Rams added three more runs in the seventh for a 15-6 victory.

    Senior Levi Maxey was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI for the Bombers (0-1), and senior Jacob Behrends had a two-run double.

  • National relay to pass through...

    A local marathon enthusiast is in charge of a local stage of the charitable One Run for Boston cross-country relay.

    Rick Myers, who ran 13 marathons last year, is the lead runner of Stage 214 of the relay that will begin at 11:10 p.m. on April 3 at Bluff Equipment in Bluff City and continue on U.S. Route 40 for 11 miles to Interstate Drive in St. Elmo.

    From there, Charles Rubright will take over as the lead runner for the next 13 miles, ending at Putnam Trucking in Funkhouser.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete...

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

    Spencer Patton • Pitcher • Kansas City Royals

    •March 16 – Patton, a South Central graduate, earned a save by pitching a perfect 10th inning during a spring training game for the Kansas City Royals. Patton struck out one in the 9-6 win against the San Diego Padres. He is expected to open the season with the Class AAA Omaha Storm Chasers.

  • SEB softball falls to Flora in...

    St. Elmo/Brownstown lost its softball season-opener, 14-9, at Flora on Tuesday.

    For the Lady Eagles: Audriana Pruett, 2 1B, RBI; Darby Moss, 2 1B; Tiffany Austin, 2B; Kyrstyn Fitch, 1B, RBI; Danie Austin, 1B, RBI; Morgan Brown, 1B; Stephanie Calhoun, 1B; and Tessa Philpot, RBI.

  • PHOTOS: Stars at Vandalia Bowl

      Recent accomplishments at Vandalia Bowl.

  • Family YMCA becomes a...

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County recently became a SilverSneakers facility.

    The SilverSneakers Fitness Program helps older adults take control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events.

    For more information about the program, visit www.silversneakers.com or contact the YMCA at 283-1258.

  • Jr. Lady Vandals state-bound...

    HILLSBORO - Vandalia's eighth-grade volleyball team is the first one in school historyl to qualify for the state tournament after knocking off Auburn in an exciting three-set sectional match on Monday.

    The Jr. Lady Vandals scrapped their way to a 26-24, 18-25, 25-23 victory in the Class 8-3A sectional game at Hillsboro, advancing to the Saturday's Illinois Elementary School Association state tournament.

  • Eighth-grade volleyball team...

    HILLSBORO – Vandalia's eighth-grade volleyball finished off an improbable run through the regional tournament, winning the tournament on Thursday with a 26-24, 25-18 win against Gillespie.

    The Jr. Lady Vandals (11-7) were the No. 4 seed in the Class 8-3A Hillsboro Regional had beaten the No. 1 seed Staunton on Wednesday and then finished off the run with a victory against third-seeded Gillespie.

  • Historic season ends at...

    BRIDGEPORT – Dieterich didn’t use any fancy tactics in a rematch against Patoka last Wednesday at the Red Hill Sectional.

    And that worked out just fine.

    The Movin’ Maroons defense swarmed Patoka’s best offensive weapons, and Dieterich used a balanced offensive approach to avenge a regular-season loss and knock off the Warriors, 61-39, in the sectional semifinals.

  • Patoka's seniors will...

    BRIDGEPORT – Patoka’s senior class beat the odds.

    With just 73 students enrolled at Patoka High School, that eight from one class have stuck together since kindergarten and been competitive in a sport is an accomplishment in itself.

    That they teamed up to help the Warriors make their first sectional appearance in 25 years takes it to another level.