South Central Volleyball
The Lady Cougars opened up the National Trail Conference tournament with two wins last Thursday, a 25-11, 25-17 win over Altamont and a 25-13, 25-19, win over Cowden Herrick/Beecher City.
On Friday they were able to pick up a close, 25-21, 26-24 win over St. Anthony setting themselves up against St. Elmo/Brownstown for a chance to advance to the championship game.
They fell to SEB, 25-16, 25-17, putting them in a rematch with St. Anthony in the third-place game.
South Central was unable to win the rematch, falling to St. Anthony, 25-18, 25-18, giving them a fourth-place finish in the tournament.
Tournament Stats: Emily Chapman, 24 kills, 23 assists, 5 stuffs, 3 aces; Deidra Schaal, 20 kills, 12 aces, 17 digs; Hannah Rubin, 14 kills, 16 digs, 1 assist, 1 stuff, 2 aces; Kendall Burleyson, 15 kills, 35 assists, 9 aces, 1 dig; Abbey Garrett, 5 stuffs, 6 kills, 2 digs; Serena Germany, 8 kills, 4 stuffs, 1 dig; Kacie Crain, 18 digs, 1 kill, 2 aces
St. Elmo/Brownstown Volleyball
The Lady Eagles opened up pool play at the NTC tournament on Thursday with a 21-25, 25-16, 19-25, loss to Dieterich and a 25-15, 25-20 win over Neoga.
On Friday they beat top-seeded Windsor/Stew-Stras, 25-20, 25-21 to set up a match with South Central and a chance to play in the championship game.
With a 25-16, 25-17 win over the Lady Cougars, SEB advanced to the championship match, a rematch with Windsor/Stew-Stras.
The Lady Eagles could not find the same success they did Friday against the top-seeded squad, falling 25-18, 18-25, 17-25 and finishing second in the NTC tournament.
Tournament Stats: Emily Bone, 27 kills, 26 digs, 1 assist, 2 aces; Madison Carson, 5 kills, 5 assists, 1 ace, 13 digs; Brandi Howard, 19 kills, 9 digs, 1 block, 2 aces; Sarah Maxey, 5 kills, 91 assists, 37 digs, 5 aces; Gabi Moore, 42 kills, 8 assists, 2 aces, 57 digs; Tessa Philpot, 4 kills, 24 digs, 3 aces.
SEB opened up pool play of the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament Monday evening.
The Lady Eagles won both of their games handily, defeating Mulberry Grove 25-6, 25-17, and Patoka 25-6, 25-17.
Leading SEB in the two wins was Gabi Moore with a team-high 17 kills, six aces and six digs. Sarah Maxey had a team-high 41 assists, along with one kill, two digs and 11 aces.
Other scorers were Emily Bone who had 12 kills, two digs, one assist and one block; Madison Carson had two digs, one ace and one assist; Brandi Howard had nine kills, one ace and one dig; and Tessa Philpot had six kills, one ace and five digs.
Vandalia's junior varsity football team ended its season Monday evening, picking up its only loss of the season against Pana, 40-6.
Trevor Smalls connected with Devon Little for the lone touchdown for the Vandals. The Vandals' offense only managed 134 yards of offense, 70 rushing and 64 passing.
The loss brings the JV squad's record for the year to 7-1, while the freshman squad finished a perfect 4-0.
The seventh-grade Lady Vandals improved their record to 4-5 Friday night, defeating Mulberry Grove, 26-6.
Leading scorers for the Vandals were Bailey Stewart, with eight, and Morgan Lidy, with six.
The Lady Vandals could not keep the win streak alive Monday night, as they fell to Salem, 20-12. Stewart was the leading scorer for Vandalia with nine points.
The eighth-grade Lady Vandals improved their record to 6-3 with a 24-10 victory over Mulberry Grove Friday night.
Megan Kern lead all scorers with 10 points. Other contributors were Lanee McNary, with five points, Samantha Miller, with four points, and Alisha Swain, with four points.
Vandalia fell just short Monday night, as they lost to Salem, 26-25, to fall to 6-4 on the season.
Kern was Vandalia's leading scorer, with 11 points. Alisha Swain finished with seven and Lanee McNary finished with six. Other scorers were Samantha and Laura Miller, with four and one points, respectively.
The 2015 National Trail All-Conference team was announced Thursday.
Brett Harmeier and Gavin Raterman of South Central were both selected. Brownstown/St. Elmo's lone selection was Landon Feezel.
Klaiton Wolf of Altamont was named the MVP, while St. Anthony had the most selections with three.