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Today's Sports

  • Seven Jr. Vandals earn wrestling...

    Seven Jr. Vandals earned regional championships on Saturday at the South Regional in Herrin, with five of them advancing to this weekend’s sectional.

    In the Novice Division for 11- and 12-year-olds, champions were: Jarek Wehrle (62), Tanner Swain (89) and Garret Stewart (130).

    In the Senior Division for 13- and 14-year-olds, champions were: Jarrett Pasley (89) and Shane White (166).

    All five of them will compete at this Saturday’s South Sectional at Highland High School. The event begins at 9 a.m.

  • The Next Level: Graduated...

    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.

  • PHOTO: Fourth-grade champions

    The Vandalia fourth-grade boys basketball team recently picked up the championship at the Hillsboro Hoopfest Tournament.

  • B-Town partners with company for...

    Brownstown High School has partnered with All-American Sports Posters to produce the school’s athletic posters.

    All-American Sports Posters representatives will be contacting businesses in the area to sponsor the program. No other companies are authorized to sell posters for the athletic department.

    Anyone with questions should contact athletic director Vince Rohr at the high school at 427-3755 or All-American Sports Posters at 800-556-1380.
     

  • Vandals fall at IHSA Team Dual...

    BLOOMINGTON - The Vandals battled hard in an emotional 31-29 loss to Litchfield in the first round of the dual team state tournament.

    Taking on the Purple Panthers at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, the Vandals were able to significantly cut the margin of victory for Litchfield, which beat the Vandals, 39-21, on Jan. 10.

    In the final two bouts, Vandalia needed pins to get the team win after freshmen Kolten Etcheson and Kendrick Woolsey each refused to get pinned at 220 and 285 pounds, but it was not to be.

  • T-Town proves superior in...

    HILLSBORO - Vandalia was unable to generate any momentum on Friday, as the Wooden Shoes of Teutopolis ran away with the championship of the Hillsboro Regional.

    Top-seeded T-Town scored consistently throughout the game, building an early leading and increasing it over the final three quarters of an 85-48 victory.

    Vandalia senior Aaron Harter paced the second-seeded Vandals (15-13) with 14 points. He, along with Michael Wells, Chase Woolsey, Wade Cowger and Leyton Godoyo, was playing in the final game of his career.

  • 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.