Today's News

  • 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.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Aug. 29)

    Monday, Aug. 26
    Altamont 13
    South Central 1
    S: 1-0-0-0-0—1-6-3
    A: 4-5-1-3-X—13-14-1
    WP: Ruckman; 5 IP, 8 K
    LP: Tyler Ross (0-1); 3 1/3 IP, 4 K
    Cougars:Noah Powless, 2-for-3, 2 2B; Kyle Bray, 1-for-2, 2B, RBI; Ross, 2-for-3; Dre Hill, 1-for-2.
    Record: 0-1 (0-1 NTC)

    Tuesday, Aug, 27
    Altamont 12
    St. Elmo/Brownstown 7
    A: 4-2-4-0-0-2-0—12-8-0
    S: 0-1-2-0-2-1-1—7-9-9

  • Vandalia golf team takes second, third in two matches

    Vandalia's golf team picked up second- and third-place finishers in a pair of golf matches this week.

    At Staunton on Thursday, the Vandals shot a 169 to place second to Marquette Catholic, with senior Jake Shulman and junior Zach Schaal leading the way with 41's.

    At Carlyle on Friday, the Vandals needed 183 strokes to finish in a tie for third, with Schaal and freshmen Richie Well each shooting a 42.

    The Vandals travel to Pana on Monday.

  • Ramsey Tournament starts on Monday

    Three of the small-school baseball teams in the area will descend on Ramsey next week for the sixth annnual season-opening Ramsey Tournament.

    Ramsey will be joined by Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Odin in the three-day event, which will include games at 3:15 and 5:15 p.m. next Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

    No new inning will begin after 1:45 of game time has elapsed.

    On Monday, Ramsey and Odin will open the event, and be followed by Mulberry Grove and Patoka.

  • Reunions

    The annual Lilly-Wright reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the First Church of God SHED in St. Elmo.
    A potluck dinner is at noon, with fried chicken, drinks and tableware being provided. Those attending are asked to take side dishes, main dishes, vegetables or desserts to share.
    After the potluck, a short business meeting and white elephant sale will be held.