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Today's News

  • Local volleyball results (Aug. 26)

    Aug. 26
    The Brownstown High School volleyball team lost its season opener to Dieterich High School, falling in straight sets, 25-13 and 25-8.
    Bethany Oberlink had three digs, one block and one ace for the Bombers. Morgan Stinebring led the team with two kills and added an ace and three assists.

  • Local baseball results (Aug. 24-30)

    Monday, Aug. 30
    St. Elmo 10
    Sandoval 0
    The St. Elmo baseball team won its first game of the season,  shutting out Sandoval, 10-0, in five innings on Monday.
    Kase Stolte (1-1) went the distance for St. Elmo in its home opener, striking out five while allowing just two hits and one walk.
    Blaine Scholes led the Eagles offensively with a 3-for-4 effort, and Connor Beasley slugged St. Elmo’s first home run of the season. Levi Maxey and Woodsen Savage drove in two runs each.

  • St. Elmo falls to Beecher City, Stew-Stras; defeats Altamont

    Aug. 27
    Beecher City 24
    St. Elmo 21
    The St. Elmo Middle School softball team took a 20-5 lead to the bottom of the sixth, but Beecher City rallied for 19 runs and took Friday’s game 24-21.
    Emily Bone was the only Eagle with two hits, but collectively, the team reached base via a walk or a hit-by-pitch 22 times. Kyrstyn Fitch (0-1) took the loss for St. Elmo.

  • Vandalia golfers stand at 5-4 early in the year

    Aug. 19
    At Governor’s Run in Carlyle
    Vandalia-175
    Carlyle-173
    Breese-168
    Woodlawn-169
    Vandalia scores-Wes Lindsey, 38; Derrick Herker, 43; Zach Jackson, 44; Josh Lawson, 50; Devin Schukar, 57; and Wyatt Summann, 64.

    Aug. 23
    At Oak Terrace
    Vandalia-181
    Pana-197
    Vandalia scores-Wes Lindsey, 44; Derrick Herker, 45; Zach Jackson, 47; Josh Lawson, 45; and Devin Schukar, 50.

  • Vandalia tennis squad defeated by Marquette

    The Vandalia girls tennis squad fell to 1-1 last Thursday, falling to Marquette Catholic, 9-0.
    Results from the match were:


    Singles
    No.1-Natasha Opfer lost to Caroline Claywell, 1-6, 1-6.
    No. 2-Lauren Wasmuth lost to Anna Morrissey, 0-6, 2-6.
    No. 3-Cassie Goodin lost to Claire Morrissey, 0-6, 0-6.
    No. 4-Micah Dugan lost to Kathryn Randolf, 0-6, 0-6.
    No. 5-Callie George lost to Aletis Silkwood, 0-6, 0-6.
    No. 6-Abby Hickerson lost to Emily Repking, 1-6, 0-6.

  • JV squad wins 33-0

    The Vandalia junior varsity football squad picked off four passes, returning two of them for touchdowns, in opening its season with a 33-0 win at Greenville.
    Ryan Ambuehl and Dalton Wehrle returned interceptions for scores in the win.
    The Vandals’ other scores came on a run by Alex Newsom, who added a two-point conversion, and a pass from Tim Ritchey to Levi Carroll.
    Carroll and Wade Cowger also picked off passes in the win..
    The JV squad travels to Carlinville next Monday for a 5 p.m. game.
     

  • Harner joins L-U staff

    Andrew Harner, a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, has been named sports editor of The Leader-Union.

    The Ohio native was a journalism major at BGSU, graduating in May. While at school, he worked extensively for the student newspaper, The Bowling Green News. He served as a page designer, copy editor, sports reporter, assistant sports editor and sports editor.

    As a senior, he was named the outstanding student in the BGSU print journalism school.

  • Schaub places 17th in her first Ironman

    Erin Schaub’s refrigerator served as motivation after seven months of triathalon training began to wear on her.
    The Brownstown resident and Vandalia Community High School graduate posted her entry receipt for the Ford Ironman in Louisville, Ky., where she would see it every day to remind her that the training would someday pay off.
    “The last month, I had really been getting burnt out on training,” Schuab said.
    “I was really ready for it to be here and ready to do it.”

  • Patoka tops Bombers to win Ramsey title

    After allowing Brownstown to build a 5-0 lead after two innings, Patoka recovered to take the championship of the Ramsey Tournament last week with a 6-5 win.
    Patoka improved to 3-0 on the season with the win, which came on an RBI single by Dylan Adams in the fifth inning.
    Adams’s single was one of four hits in that inning by the Warriors, who took advantage of a walk, a hit batsman and an error.
    Reid McKinley got the win, and Zach Thompson picked up a save.

  • Cub Scout Pack 315 sets Join Us Night and Parent Orientation Meeting

    Cub Scout Pack 315 of Vandalia will hold its Join Us Night registration from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday at the American Legion Home in Vandalia.

    A parent orientation meeting will be held at 6 p.m. next Tuesday at the Legion Home.

    For more information, contact Mindy Cox at 292-4636.