Today's News

  • Lady Rams lose tough battle to Cowden-Herrick

    ST. ELMO – When the Lady Rams had control of the serve, they looked pretty good.

    But when they didn’t, it was a different story.

    Cowden-Herrick kept the Lady Rams off of the service line in the first and third sets of its 25-16, 16-25, 15-8 victory in the first game of the second day of the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament at St. Elmo High School.

    In the second set, the Lady Rams (6-11) had 24 serves, which was three more than they had in the first and third sets combined.

  • Ramsey victorious vs. Mulberry Grove

    ST. ELMO – In their second game of the evening, the Lady Rams were better fundamentally and came away with a lot of kills in a win against Mulberry Grove.

    Playing at St. Elmo High School in the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament, Ramsey had three players with at least six kills, six players had at least one ace and senior Jenna Hunt was consistent with her sets to help the Lady Rams to a 25-21, 25-15 victory.

    “I thought we served better, and hit the ball a little bit better,” said coach Kevin Helm.

  • Lady Bombers beat Patoka in opening game

    ST. ELMO – Brownstown opened the 2012 Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament with a win against Patoka that had almost all of its players getting on the stat sheet.

    Nine players had at least one kill, four had at least one ace and four had at least one assist as the Lady Bombers dismantled Patoka, 25-9, 25-15, in the tournament’s opening game on Monday night at St. Elmo High School.

    Junior Bethany Oberlink led the way for Brownstown (9-17), securing seven kills and six aces, both game-highs.

  • Brownstown can't get past Christ Our Rock

    ST. ELMO – Brownstown was ready for some of what Christ Our Rock Lutheran did, but what the Lady Bombers weren’t ready for did them in on Monday.

    CORL recorded numerous tip kills against Brownstown in the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament at St. Elmo High School, leaving the Lady Bombers scrambling after anticipating a strong attack in a 14-25, 12-25 loss.

  • Brownstown goes 2-3 at NTCs

    The Lady Bombers went 2-3 at the National Trail Conference Tournament at St. Anthony High School.

    On the opening night, Brownstown was defeated by South Central, 25-23, 13-25, 12-25, and St. Elmo, 21-25, 10-25.

    The Lady Bombers (8-17) picked up the first win against Cowden-Herrick, 25-18, 26-24, last Friday.

    On Saturday, Brownstown was 1-1 in the bronze flight, defeating Dieterich, 25-23, 25-17, and losing to Altamont, 15-25, 11-25.

  • St. Peter team places at Peoria

    The St. Peter Lady Saints volleyball team recently earned the consolation championship at the Christ Peoria Tournament.

    St. Peter was 5-1 at the tournament, beating St. John's-Champaign, Trinity-Springfield, Trinity-Centralia, Trinity-Edwardsville and St. John's-Mattoon.

    Emily Chapman was named to the all-tournament team.

  • Jr. Lady Vandals go 2-1 in past week

    The Vandalia eighth-grade girls basketball team went 2-1 over the past week.

    In a 33-24 overtime to Litchfield last Thursday, Emma Meyer, Madison Klanke and Jensen Hollinshead each had six points, while Molly Kern had three, Lindsay Dagen had two and Anna Miller had one.

    Last Friday, Vandalia beat Mulberry Grove, 38-17.

    Meyer and Mikayla Ruot each had 10 points, while Kern had eight, Klanke and Bailey Arndt had four, and Tabitha Leigh had two.

    On Tuesday, the Jr. Lady Vandals won at Greenville, 18-15.

  • VYO teams perfect in make-up games

    Though scheduled games for the VYO football teams ended last week, there was still one more set of games to play – make-ups from Sept. 18 at East Alton-Wood River.

    And Vandalia sure made the extra date counted.

    The Vandalia fifth-graders won the conference championship after a 22-6 victory at East Alton-Wood River on Saturday.

    In addition, the sixth-graders won, 62-6; the seventh-graders won, 50-38; and the eighth-graders won, 58-6.

  • College tourney coming to Vandalia

    A college club baseball tournament named in memory of two local individuals will take place at Vandalia Mutual Field at Vandalia Community High School on Sunday, Oct. 28.

    The Metzger-Thiele Classic, named in honor of Fred Metzger and Brenda Thiele, will be a three- or four-team tournament, featuring college club teams from the region.

    Vandalia graduate Kyle Hawkins will be pitching for for Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville during the tournament, which will begin at 9 a.m.

  • This week's schedule (Oct. 18-24)

    •Friday vs. Greenville, 7 p.m.
    •Thursday vs. Pana, 5 p.m.
    •Tuesday vs. TBA, 6 p.m.*
    *at Vandalia Regional
    Freshmen Football
    •Thursday at Greenville, 6 p.m.
    Jr. High Girls Basketball
    •Thursday vs. Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    •Monday vs. Pana, 6 p.m.
    •Tuesday at Brownstown, 6:15 p.m.
    YMCA Flag Football
    •Thursday SCON vs. CIM, 5:30 p.m.
    •Saturday LCBB vs. MTAX, 9 a.m.