Today's Sports

  • Soccer Action
  • Patton K's Pujols in recent...

    Spencer Patton can now say that he has struck out someone considered to be one of the best hitters of all-time.

  • Asher reaches milestone in win...

    St. Elmo
    A week after giving Coach Elise Asher her 400th career victory, St. Elmo/Brownstown defeated Ramsey to remain unbeaten in Egyptian-Illini Conference play.

  • Bradley leads Vandals over...

    You can say that, figuratively, Bobby Bradley helped carry the Vandals to a win over Staunton on Friday night. And, as he gained close to 200 yards, Bradley literally was carrying several Bulldogs on many of those carries.

  • Big Gain

    Sixth-grader Markus Isaiah rips off a sizeable gain during Saturday's contest against Staunton.

  • Area Prep Roundup

    Vandalia lost to Pana, 181-200, in a match on Monday at Oak Terrace in Pana.
    Zach Schaal led the Vandals with a 43, which tied him with Kody Bland of Pana for match medalist honors.
    Jake Bowen fired a 44, Alec Schroeder shot a 55 and Kain DuFaux rounded out the Vandals scoring with a 55.
    Others participating in the match were Alex Cocagne, 61; and Levi Cox, 63.
    The Vandals are now 5-6 on the year.
    The Vandalia JV squad edged Pana, 220-222.

  • Spencer Patton is now a major...

    It will take a lot for Spencer Patton to experience a better couple of days than he did last week.

  • Vandals fall to state-ranked...

    Different polls have them ranked differently, but all pollsters agree – Carlinville is one of the better football teams in Class 3A.

  • South Central grad Spencer...

    South Central High School graduate Spencer Patton will join the Texas Rangers bullpen on Thursday, and should soon after make his Major League debut.

    Patton, who was acquired by the Rangers in a July trade with the Kansas City Royals, was 1-1 with a 3.38 earned-run average and four saves in 15 appearances for the Triple-A Round Rock Express of the Pacific Coast League.

    He struck out 25 batters in 16 innings of work, but had struggled lately, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk in his final three appearances for Round Rock.

  • Defense shines in season-opening...

    VANDALIA – Holding a one-possession lead midway through the fourth quarter, Vandalia found an unconventional way to get good field position for its offense.

    Junior lineman Kendrick Woolsey intercepted a tipped pass at Gillespie’s 35-yard line, senior quarterback Collin Nestleroad ran in a 22-yard touchdown three plays later and the Vandals continued carrying the momentum to a 30-6 victory in last Friday’s season-opener.