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Today's Sports

  • UPDATE: Two Lady Bombers in...

    Two Brownstown girls basketball players have reached the state level in the 3-point showdown, but neither of them were able to advance to the finals.

    Junior Danie Austin and sophomore Audriana Pruett shot with the best in the state on Thursday, with Austin making one 3 and Pruett making seven. Nine makes were needed to make the finals.

    The event took place at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.

  • Area's Class 1A teams all...

    The three remaining Class 1A schools in the area were all eliminated on Wednesday.

    At the St. Elmo Regional, St. Elmo lost to Nokomis, 37-35.

    At the Woodlawn Regional, Patoka lost to Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 51-49, and South Central lost to Woodlawn, 54-25.

  • Vandals reach regional...

    The Vandals have reached the regional championship game for the second straight season after defeating sixth-seeded Hillsboro, 62-52, on Wednesday.

    No. 2 Vandalia will meet top-seeded Teutopolis at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Hillsboro High School. The Wooden Shoes defeated the Vandals earlier this season, when Vandalia allowed a big run in the third quarter after getting within two points.

  • All Signed Up

    Vandalia senior Blake Swofford on Tuesday signed a letter of intent to play golf at Rend Lake College.

    From left to right are: Rend Lake coach Lucas Cromeenes, Vandalia coach Brandon Taylor, Swofford and Swofford's parents.

  • Regionals up next after tough...

    CARLINVILLE – The Vandals closed the regular season last Friday with another disappointing loss, leaving them at 1-5 in the final six games.
    Coach Brian Buscher said after a 69-63 South Central Conference loss at Carlinville that despite the poor record – and at times, poor play – he wouldn’t change the way the year ended.

  • Vandals headed to state after...

    ROBINSON – Will the fourth time be the charm for the Vandals?

  • Vandal wrestlers struggle at...

    CHAMPAIGN - The Vandals struggled offensively in dropping all four preliminary bouts in the championship bracket at the individual state wrestling tournament.

  • Vandals headed to state after...

    ROBINSON – Will the fourth time be the charm for the Vandals?

    Vandalia has advanced to the dual team state tournament for the fourth straight year and will look to get out of the first round for the first time since 2007 when it meets Litchfield in the state quarterfinals on Saturday after blowing out Murphysboro, 59-6, on Tuesday at the Robinson Sectional.

    The state dual will begin at 9 a.m. at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, with the winner meeting either Plano or Mercer County in the 2 p.m. semifinals.

  • Vandals lose final game of...

    CARLINVILLE - The Vandals were unable to win their final regular season game of the season, falling at Carlinville, 69-63, on Friday in South Central Conference action.

    Vandalia closes the regular season by going 1-5 in the final six games, but has the No. 2 seed in the Hillsboro Regional. The Vandals will face either Hillsboro or Litchfield next Wednesday at about 7:30 p.m.

  • Dagen only Vandal to continue in...

    Junior Tyler Dagen is the only Vandal wrestler to make the consolation bracket at the Illinois High School Association individual state wrestling tournament.

    His first-round opponent, Brandon Lizer of Dakota, was victorious in the championship quarterfinals, and according to tournament criteria, a consolation bracket qualifier is a wrestler who is beaten by a championship bracket wrestler who advance the semifinals.