SEB, Lady Vandals lose in regional

St. Elmo/Brownstown saw their season come to an end on Monday, and the next night, the Lady Vandals were knocked out of postseason play.

The Lady Eagles lost to Pana in a two-game set, 25-19, 25-21.
Gabi Moore had seven kills and 12 digs, Emily Bone had four kills and a dig, Tessa Philpot had four kills and a dig, Elissa Baron had two kills and a block, Sarah Maxey had 15 assists and 11 digs, and Katie Kroll had an assist and five digs.
The Lady Vandals fell to Carlinville in two games on Tuesday with identical scores of 25-18.
Ally Sasse had five kills for the Lady Vandals, and Johanna Walton added four kills and three blocks. Kadi Metzger and Madison Klanke each had three kills. Jessica Sullens had eight assists.
With the loss, the Lady Vandals finished the year at 19-11.

On Monday, the Lady Vandals advanced to the second round of regional play with a 25-19, 25-17 win over Litchfield.
For Vandalia, Madison Klanke had seven kills and a block, Johanna Walton had six kills and five blocks, Kadi Metzger had five kills, Ally Sasse had five kills and four blocks, Jalea Paslay had three kills and a block, and Jessica Sullens had 17 assists.

The Lady Vandals ended their regular season on a high note, sweeping the season series with Pana with a 25-17, 25-21 win at home.
Individual stats: Metzger, six kills; Walton, four kills; Paslay, four kills; Klanke, two kills; Jessica Booker, 15 digs; Sasse, two kills and four digs; Sullens, 10 assists and nine digs; Madison Click, three assists and three digs; Gracie Morrison, seven digs.

St. Elmo/Brownstown defeated Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 25-21, 25-23, to win the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament on Friday.
Individual stats: Bone, five kills and two digs; Moore, five kills and five digs; Baron, five kills and one dig;
Philpot, four kills and six digs; Kroll, two kills, one assist and two digs; Maxey, 18 assists and four digs; Guerrero, four digs; Beshel, two digs; Summann, one dig.
Last Thursday, the Lady Eagles defeated Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick, 25-12, 25-16, to advance to the tournament finals.
Individual stats: Moore, nine kills, one assist, seven digs; Bone, three kills and one dig; Maxey, one kill, 12 assists and two digs; Kroll, two kills and four digs; Summann, one kill and two digs; Shelton, two kills and two digs; D. Shelton, one kill; Howard, one kill; Guerrero, six digs.

South Central defeated Patoka, 25-13, 25-15, last Wednesday.
Individual stats: Maria Brasel, 12 kills, one ace, three blocks; Emily Chapman, 17 assists, seven points, three aces; Megan Burleyson, three kills; Hannah Rubin, three kills, six points; Deidra Schaal, 14 points, six aces.
South Central defeated Neoga, 25-17, 25-13, last Thursday.
Individual stats: Brasel, nine kills, three aces, seven points; Cassidy Sill, five kills; Burleyson, four kills; Rubin, four kills, nine points, six aces.
The Lady Cougars improved to 18-14 overall and 5-4 in conference play.
Honored on senior night were Brasel, Sill, Burleyson, Alexis Harpster, Katelynn Monical and Kira Engel.

HS Baseball
Mulberry Grove’s Derek Childress was named the most valuable player on the 2014 Egyptian-Illini all-conference fall baseball team.
Childress was one of three Aces named to the all-conference squad, the others being Noah Murray and Alex Goodin.
Others on the team were Drake Hall and Noah Flowers of Brownstown/St. Elmo, Brady Black of Ramsey, Mark Herrin and Shane Cain of Patoka, and Austin Rexroad and Cody Grove of Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick.
Landon Feezel of Brownstown/St. Elmo and Carter Hunt of Ramsey received honorable mention honors.

JH Basketball
The seventh-grade Lady Vandals defeated Salem Franklin Park, 36-21, last Tuesday.
Megan Kern led Vandalia with 22 points, and Alisha Swain had six points.
The Lady Vandals improved to 8-3 on the year last Wednesday by edging Greenville, 24-22.
Kern scored 10 to lead the Lady Vandals, and Swain had four points.
On Monday night, the seventh-graders improved to 9-3 on the year with a 37-27 win over Pana.
Lanee McNary led Vandalia with 13 points, and Kern added 11.

The eighth-grade Lady Vandals walloped Mulberry Grove, 24-2, in an Oct. 17 contest.
Libby Johnson led all scorers with seven points. Others were: Kaitlyn Mills and Breann Swain, 4; Emma Warner, 3; and J’Amy Jackson, Allysin Ward and Katlyn McKinney, 2.
Last Monday, Salem edged the eighth-graders, 23-22.
Mills had seven points to lead the Lady Vandals. Others were: Kennedy Fiscus and McKinney, 4; Ward, 3; and Warner and Swain, 2.
The Lady Vandals were defeated by Greenville, 33-27, last Tuesday.
Ward had 11 to lead Vandalia. Others were: Mills, 5; Katelyn Wilkerson, 4; and Jackson, Johnson, McKinney and Swain, 2.
On Monday, the Lady Vandals fell to Pana.
Scoring totals: Johnson, 4; Jackson, 3; and Mills, Ward and McKinney, 2.
 

Vandalia’s Kadi Metzger goes up high for a kill during the Lady Vandals’ win over regional host Litchfield on Monday night.

St. Elmo’s Emily Bone (5) and a Pana player battle at the net during Monday’s regional contest at Litchfield. Looking on is St. Elmo’s Katie Kroll.

Jalea Paslay sets up a teammate in the Litchfield match.

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