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Today's News

  • Vandalia, SEB to meet in season-opening clash

    Two teams coming off historic seasons will meet in the volleyball season-opener on Thursday, with St. Elmo/Brownstown making the in-county trip to Vandalia.

    Both teams, however, have a much different look about them.

    After winning the school’s first regional championship since 1985 last fall, Vandalia had to say goodbye to seven seniors and rebuild the program with a class of juniors, who have seen a tremendous amount of success, with just four losses since they were seventh-graders.

  • Golfers shoot career-lows in win at Pana

    The Vandals golf team picked up its first event win of the season by posting its lowest score of the year on Monday to defeat Pana at Oak Terrace Golf Course.

    Senior Jake Shulman, junior Jake Bowen and freshman Richie Well each tied for first by shooting 41s, and junior Zach Schaal’s 43 was the next-lowest round in the event.

    They combined to give Vandalia a team score of 166, which easily beat the 197 put up by Pana.

    The 41s were career-best rounds for all three Vandals, and Well had the only birdie, his third of the season.

  • Warriors open at 2-0 at Ramsey Tournament

    RAMSEY – The Warriors have opened the season with two wins at the Ramsey Tournament, and will look to take their second straight tournament title on Friday, when they battle Odin at 5:15 p.m.

    On Monday, Patoka opened the sixth annual event with an 11-6 win against Mulberry Grove, and followed that with a 5-4 win against Ramsey on Tuesday.

    Against the Rams, Trey Lowery got Patoka (2-0) on the board, reaching on an error in the bottom of the third inning, and Shane Cain and Clinton Hood followed with singles to load the bases.

  • Rams fall in opening game of tournament

    RAMSEY – A game that had the beginning of a slugfest slowed down on Monday, as Ramsey was defeated by Odin, 6-3, in the opening game of the sixth annual Ramsey Tournament.

    Tylor Knisley hit the second pitch of his season for a home run in the bottom of the first inning, but that was after Odin took advantage of several errors in the top of the frame to score three runs.

    “That was nice,” said coach Tony Kreke of the home run. “I’d like to see some pop from him this year, because he has the capability to do it.

  • Baseball insider: News and notes from the area's smaller schools

    KINMUNDY – Cutbacks approved in the spring by South Central High School’s board of education have created a new schedule for the Cougars baseball team.

    Due to budget constraints because of a lack of full state funding, SCHS was forced to make cutbacks in athletics, and one of those trimmed the fall baseball schedule down to 13 dates plus the National Trail Conference Tournament.

  • Volleyball insider: News and notes from several of the area's smaller schools

    MULBERRY GROVE – After playing a short schedule last season, the Mulberry Grove volleyball team has picked up several new games this season.

    Teams that were added to the schedule were: Morrisonville (away), Windsor (away), Stew-Stras (away) and Bunker Hill (away).

    And though that adds a lot of bus rides to the schedule, it gives the Lady Aces game experience that need coming off of a two-win season.

  • Co-op brings many positives to Brownstown, St. Elmo

    When St. Elmo and Brownstown high schools agreed to co-op in all sports starting this school year, coaches Ryan Beccue and Elise Asher were both happy about some of the players they gained.

    Beccue, the former baseball coach at St. Elmo, is now heading up the co-op at Brownstown, and said that there were several players on the Bombers who he had to game plan around when the schools were separate.    

  • Slideways RC (Aug. 29)

    Zach Leigh continued his dominance in the Kidz Modz on Saturday night, winning for the third straight week at Slideways RC.

    Leigh took the victory by two laps and leads the points standings by 17 points.

    Other winners on Saturday night were Jerod Ramsey in the adult stock, and Stacy Stewart in the outlaw modifieds.

    Racing in the points series will resume at the track on Sept. 7.

  • PHOTO: Soccer season starts Thursday

    The Vandals soccer team will play its first game of the season on Thursday at home. The game against Pana will begin at 4:30 p.m.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Aug. 29)

    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.