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Today's News

  • St. Elmo softball results

    Wednesday, Sept. 1
    The St. Elmo and Mulberry Grove Junior High softball team were rained out after 1/2 inning last Wednesday. The game is not expected to be rescheduled.

  • Vandalia tennis results (Aug. 31)

    Tuesday, Aug. 31
    At Taylorville
    Vandalia 9, Taylorville 0

    Singles
    No. 1 Natasha Opfer (V) def. Amber Morgan, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
    No. 2 Lauren Wasmuth (V) def. Julia Sheep, 6-2, 6-2
    No. 3 Cassie Goodin (V) def. Eryna Hendricks, 6-1, 6-1
    No. 4 Micah Dugan (V) def. Kristen Funderburk, 6-2, 6-1
    No. 5 Callie George (V) def. Kelsi Champley, 6-2, 6-1
    No. 6 Abby Hickerson (V) def. Morgan Smith, 6-4, 6-0

  • Vandalia golf results (Aug. 31-Sept. 7)

    Tuesday, Sept. 7
    at Effingham
    Effingham 164
    Vandalia 167
    Vandalia scores — Blake Swofford, 39; Derrick Herker, 42; Wes Lindsey, 43; Zach Jackson, 43; Josh Lawson, 49; Zach Reiss, 59

    Wednesday, Sept. 1
    at Belk Park
    EAWR 155
    Vandalia 163
    Litchfield 163
    Vandalia scores — Swofford, 37; Herker, 40; Lindsey, 41; Lawson, 45; Jackson, 45; Devin Schukar, 58

    Tuesday, Aug. 31
    At Litchfield Country Club
    Hillsboro 159
    Litchfield 164
    Vandalia 172

  • Area volleyball results (Aug. 31-Sept. 7)

    St. Elmo
    Saturday, Sept. 4
    at Mattoon Tournament
    St. Elmo defeated Neoga (25-20, 15-19), but lost to Warrensburg-Latham (25-23, 25-10), Decatur (25-20, 25-11), Mattoon (25-22, 26-24) and Taylorville (25-21, 25-21) at the Mattoon Tournament.

    South Central
    Tuesday, Sept. 7
    at Noble
    South Central defeated Noble 25-22, 20-25, 25-13 on Tuesday. The JV squad won 25-12, 25-21 and the freshmen/sophomore team lost 24-26, 22-25.

  • Vandalia soccer improving with each game

    Steven Daley of the Vandalia High School soccer team runs downfield during the team's 2-2 draw with Christ Our Rock Lutheran on Tuesday. The Vandals are 0-2-1 on the season, but coach Walt Kinney said he is pleased with his team's progress. "Since we've come out stronger each game, I'm excited about where we'll be toward the end of the season," Kinney said.

  • The College Report will return next week

    The College Report is slated to return next week.
    To refresh everyone's memory, The College Report will cover all athletes that graduated from Vandalia, Brownstown, South Central, Mulberry Grove, Patoka, Ramsey or St. Elmo. If the athlete was a resident of Fayette County and chose to attend another school, they are also eligible to be covered.

  • Coach seeks old track and field records

    The Vandalia High School Sports Boosters have agreed to purchase a new record board for the track team, and coach Jane Bell is seeking any old school records.
    Records from the old board, as well as other boys track archives from before 1990, have been misplaced.
    Bell said she is interested in finding the pole vault record and sprinter and sprint relay teams records from the 1970s and 80s.

  • Patoka gets scare from Brownstown

    PATOKA – The newest member of the Patoka High School volleyball family saw a victory at her first match.
    Coach Nicki Brubaker’s baby daughter, Lauren, had never watched her mom’s team compete before, and while Lauren is unable to walk or talk yet, she will probably find herself in the gym for many more matches.
    “She’s my good luck charm,” Brubaker said.
    The charm worked, as the Warriors defeated Brownstown High School in three sets (25-14, 21-25, 25-15) last Thursday in Patoka’s home opener.

  • Cavaliers spoil Vandals opener

    Carlinville spoiled Vandalia’s volleyball home opener, downing the Vandals, 25-23, 25-21.
    In the second set, Vandalia had two big leads – 17-9 and 21-15 – erased by a persistent Cavalier squad.
    Coach Allison Smith said those leads were squandered because the team was not playing with sound fundamentals.
    “We just couldn’t pass the ball,” she said. “We have to be able to do the little things. We have to be able to pass and we have to be able to do that every night to be effective.”

  • Vandals perform well at Altamont

    ALTAMONT – An inspiring comeback by the Vandalia High School volleyball team fell just short against Cumberland in the third-place game of the Altamont Tournament on Saturday.
    Having already lost the first set to the Pirates 25-10, the Vandals appeared headed for a dismal finish, but fantastic serving from Austyn Krueger put life back into the team, even though Vandalia ultimately dropped the set, 25-22.