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Today's Sports

  • Vandalia golfers take third at...

    Freshman Scott Shulman and senior Zach Schaal each shot a 44 last Wednesday to lead the Vandals to a third-place finish at Timber Lakes Golf Course in Staunton.

    Senior Jake Bowen (45) and sophomore Alec Schroeder (51) also scored on the par 36 course, putting the Vandals 41 strokes off of the pace.

    Marquette Catholic shot a 143 to win the team title by 36 strokes over Southwestern (179).

    Michael Holtz of Marquette and Tyler Woods of Northwestern each shot a 35 to tie for medalist honors.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Aug. 28)

    BROWNSTOWN/ST. ELMO
    The Bombers needed 12 innings to earn the victory in Tuesday’s National Trail Conference and season-opener at Dieterich.
    Landon Feezel drove in pinch runner Andrew Koonce in the top of 12th for his only hit of the day, giving Brownstown/St. Elmo a 3-2 win.
    Drake Hall singled to open the 12th, and was also the winning pitcher, tossing 4 2/3 innings of relief and striking out five. He allowed two hits and three walks in relief of Noah Flowers.

  • 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.

  • BSE Sports Boosters holding fish...

    The Brownstown/St. Elmo High School Sports Boosters are hosting a fish fry fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 5 at Brownstown Elementary School.

    The fish fry is an all-you-can buffet provided by Country Rhodes, and food will be served from 4-7 p.m.

    Food available includes: walleye, popcorn shrimp, chicken strips, potato salad, cole slaw, applesauce, baked beans, steak fries and drinks.

    An adult meal is $9, and a kid's meal is $6. Carry-out is $9.

  • YMCA to offer new ball program...

    VANDALIA – Traditional baseball and softball leagues for ages 9-14 will no longer be organized at the Family YMCA of Fayette County starting next summer, and another organization in Vandalia may offer a way to help continue the development of traveling teams.

    Starting next June, the YMCA will offer a five-week co-ed ball program for kids ages 9-14, which will better teach fundamentals, as well as expose youth to a broader spectrum of sports.

  • Defensive side of the ball...

    VANDALIA – The Vandals allowed an average of 45 points per game last season and surrendered at least 40 in seven of the nine contests.

    But those days should be over.

    With sophomores, at times, making up half of the defense last season, it wasn’t a surprise that Vandalia faced some struggles.

    Now, those same sophomores will step into full-time starting roles, taking the final step in coach John Stout’s plan for the group.

  • Competition is early theme for...

    VANDALIA – Despite nine seniors on the Vandalia volleyball roster, there is still room for underclassmen to find plenty of playing time.

    With a freshman class that went to state as eighth-graders and several well-developed juniors, coach Allison Hall will have some decisions to make once play begins on Aug. 28 at St. Elmo.

    “We have a lot of kids competing for positions,” Hall said. “We’ll see who works the hardest and earns those positions.

    “They have to show me day in and day out they want to play.”

  • Vandals 8th at Hickory Stick

    VANDALIA – And another season opens.

    The Vandals began the season on Monday at the annual Hickory Stick Tournament at Belk Park Golf Course in East Alton-Wood River, placing eighth, 51 strokes off of the pace.

    Sophomore Richie Well led the Vandals with an 85 on the 18-hole course. Seniors Zach Schaal and Jake Bowen, and freshman Scott Shulman each shot a 96, and sophomore Alec Schroeder posted a 99.

  • Soccer hopes to continue earning...

    VANDALIA – Following one of the best seasons in school history, the Vandalia soccer team is hoping to continue the momentum and earn even more victories.

    The 2-15-2 record from last season isn’t strong from a percentage standpoint, but after back-to-back winless seasons, it was a step in the right direction for the Vandals, half of whose roster is filled by returning players.

    “One thing is that we have a lot of the same kids,” said coach Walt Kinney. “It’s probably about half and half returning players and new players.

  • Ramsey Tournament opens next...

    The annual Ramsey Fall Baseball Tournament will again help kick off the season for several area teams.

    Ramsey, Patoka and Mulberry Grove will be joined by Odin in the round-robin event next Monday, Tuesday and Friday at Ramsey High School.

    Games will be at 3:15 and 5:15 p.m. each day, and all games will be on a time limit of 1 hour, 45 minutes.

    The team with the best record will be crowned champion, and in the event of a tie, the tie-breaking criteria are: head-to-head results, fewest runs allowed and fewest strikeouts on offense.