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Today's Sports

  • Bernard Gilkey featured guest...

    Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Bernard Gilkey is the featured guest at this year’s Cardinals Baseball Dinner, sponsored by the Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
    The event is Saturday, April 14, at the American Legion Home, 321 S. Seventh St., Vandalia. A ballpark menu dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a Q & A with Gilkey at 7 p.m. Fans may get free autographs after the program.

  • Dancers raise funds for...

    Dancers from the Vandalia Performing Arts Center, along with guest dancers from Fusion Dance Center, performed their annual Dance Benefit Performance on Feb. 10.

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  • JH Volleyball

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    The Vandalia Junior High School seventh-grade volleyball team’s season ended on Monday with a loss to Pana, 16-25, 18-25.
    The seventh-graders finished the season with a record of 9-10.
    The seventh-graders advanced in the regional by defeating Carlinville, 25-13, 25-23, on Saturday.
    On Friday, the seventh-graders defeated Ramsey, 25-19, 25-13. The eighth-graders defeated Ramsey, 25-9, 25-21.
    On Thursday, the seventh-graders lost to Hillsboro, 11-25, 21-25. The eighth-graders defeated Hillsboro, 25-23, 27-29, 25-15.

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  • Buscher gets 300th win at...

    The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s basketball team gave head coach Paula Buscher a milestone win at Vadalabene Center on Feb. 1.
    Buscher, the daughter of Mick and Pat Buscher of Vandalia, earned her 300th win as the Cougars defeated Tennessee Tech, 65-58, in an Ohio Valley Conference contest.
    It was the Cougars ninth win in 11 games.
    “Getting 300 wins means that I have had a lot of great players who have played for me,” said Buscher, who picked up her 90th win in her six years at SIUE.

  • Eagles post regional win

    Lewis Brown scored 41 points last Wednesday to lead St. Elmo/Brownstown to a 79-73 win over Palestine and advance to the championship game of the Hutsonville Regional on Friday.
    Brown, who reached the 1,000-point plateau a couple of weeks ago, made four of seven from three-point range and was 13 of 24 from the free-throw line.
    The Eagles were down 17-14 after one quarter and 31-25 at halftime before scoring 30 points to Palestine’s 17 in the third quarter and holding a 15-9 edge in the final quarter.

  • Two Lady Vandals get all-...

    Two Lady Vandals have been named given South Central Conference all-conference honors.
    Olivia Marquardt of Vandalia was named to the first team, and teammate Lanee McNary was named to the third team.
    First team – Nancy Fritzsche, Greenville; Olivia Marquardt, Vandalia; Sammi Matoush, Hillsboro; Paige Niemeyer, Gillespie; and Shania Schoonover, Pana.
    Second team – Ally Cantrill, Greenville; Aubrey Funneman, Pana; Megan Hallemann, Greenville; Rachel Olroyd, Carlinville; and Aubry Rupert, Hillsboro.

  • Eagles' season ends at...

    Altamont outscored St. Elmo/Brownstown by five points in the fourth quarter on Friday to win the regional title.
    The Indians held a 20-10 lead after one quarter, but the Eagles narrowed the gap to just two at halftime by outscoring Altamont 16-8 in the second quarter.
    The Eagles also had a scoring edge in the third quarter, 11-7, but Altamont took the regional title by outscoring St. Elmo/Brownstown 23-18 in the final quarter.
    Lewis Brown led the Eagles with 20 points and Isaac Maxey contributed 15.

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