Today's Sports

  • Vandalia leaders (Oct. 18)

    The stat leaders of Vandalia's fall sports teams are all listed below. Statistics are calculated using stats taken in-person when possible. For other games, coaches reports are used.

  • The Next Level: Graduated...

    Many athletes that 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.

    Jessica Earnest • Senior • Vanderbilt

    •Earnest, a Vandalia graduate, and the Vanderbilt University bowling team open the season on Saturday at the Bulldog Classic in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Lady Eagles 2-0 after first day...

    ST. ELMO – The Lady Eagles ran an efficient offense and mostly kept Cowden-Herrick’s big star out of the equation in beating the Lady Hornets on Tuesday.

    Senior Savannah Feezel had nine kills for St. Elmo, while Cowden-Herrick’s Micah Jones could only get four kills while being stuck in the back row because of strong serving from St. Elmo during the Lady Eagles’ 25-16, 25-16 win at the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament.

  • Manley dominant for St. Elmo in...

    ST. ELMO – Perry Manley set everything hit her way and just watched as her hitters did the rest of the work against Mulberry Grove on Tuesday.

    And she did some serving, too.

    The senior setter picked up 25 assists in the match and 10 service points in the first set of a 25-8, 25-10 victory against the Lady Aces in the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament.

    “She’s a good athlete,” said coach Elise Asher. “She’s really grown and matured into her position, and makes us really good.”

  • Lady Rams lose tough battle to...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.