School Sports

  • Brownstown cheerleaders qualify for state
  • Lady Bombers end disappointing season at 12-12

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball team lost in its first-round regional tournament game to Dieterich, 58-53, on Monday to end its season with a 12-12 record.

    A .500 record is a disappointing finish for a team that before the season had aspirations of, at the very least, playing in a regional championship game.

    That would have been challenging, considering the state-ranked Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City co-op would have been the next opponent for the Lady Bombers had they defeated the Movin' Maroons.

  • South Central girls win regional game

    The South Central High School girls basketball was unable to play all its regular-season games due to cancellations, but a shortened season did not stop the Lady Cougars from winning their first-round regional tournament game at Red Hill on Monday.

    Facing Midland Trail Conference rival Clay City, South Central got 12 points from senior Ashley Pollard in a 37-30 win, despite not having practiced in eight days.

    The Lady Cougars advanced to play MTC regular-season champion North Clay on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

  • Area boys basketball roundup

    Brownstown celebrates seniors with big win against Ramsey

    Brownstown honored its seniors before Monday's game against Ramsey and followed up the celebration with its best offensive output of the season in a dominating 82-53 win against Ramsey.

    Senior Bryce Mason had a season-high 28 points, and fellow senior Zach Rigdon added 15.

    Despite the lopsided outcome, the Bombers and Rams were tied at 16 after the first period.

  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders (Feb. 10)
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders (Feb. 10)
  • Litchfield spoils Lady Vandals' senior night

    Freshman Megan Godoyo had her best varsity performance, but more than 20 Vandal turnovers allowed Litchfield to spoil senior night with a 68-60 victory last Friday.

    Godoyo finished the game with a career-high 16 points and came one rebound short of a double-double.

    She played a lot of minutes at the point guard position, both to spell junior Haley Wollerman, who suffered an ankle injury at Carlinville the night before, and because coach Michelle McNary plans to start Godoyo there next season.

  • Vandals improve, but fall to Marquette

    With 4:15 left in Saturday’s game against Marquette Catholic, the Vandalia High School boys basketball team trailed by 12 points.
    Just 2:10 later, that deficit was cut to five by a free throw from sophomore Tim Ritchey, and the Vandals seemed to have had found the stroke they had been seeking since the second quarter, when they outscored the Explorers, 13-10.
    But Vandalia went cold again, making just one basket in the final 2:05, while the Explorers added seven more points to earn a 60-50 win.

  • Hosick shines but Vandals downed at Pana

    PANA – Though the Vandalia High School boys basketball team clawed its way to only a three-point deficit on three different occasions in the second half of Monday’s road game at Pana, the Panthers used their superior height and speed to pull away to a 67-52 victory.

    That 15-point final margin doesn’t reflect the closeness of the game, as the Vandals went toe-to-toe with the Panthers, who are now 18-3 overall and 7-1 in conference play.

  • Vandals defeat Cougars for second time

    FARINA – Vandalia allowed the first basket of Tuesday’s game to South Central, but the Vandals would then outscore the Cougars 17-0 over the next 7:19 in what proved to be the difference-maker in a 45-40 win.

    “I really liked our start,” said Vandals coach Kevin Jackson. “I thought our kids came out ready to play, and that was a big key to the game.”

    In the second period, however, the Cougars (8-16) started off on a 6-0 run over the first 4:15 to cut Vandalia’s lead to three.