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Today's News

  • JV football shuts out Roxana

    Ryan Ambuehl looks to his left as he rushes for a big gain during Monday's JV football game. Ambuehl scored two touchdowns and made the tackle for a safety during Vandalia's 36-0 win against Roxana. Alex Newsom scored twice for the Vandals and Luke Smith added a score of his own. The Vandals (2-1) will face Marquette Catholic at home next Monday at 6 p.m.

  • Vandalia golf results (Sept. 8-14)

    Tuesday, Sept. 14
    vs. Roxana/Triad

    Vandalia is second with 167
    Individual scores – Wes Lindsey, 39; Blake Swofford, 40; Derrick Herker, 40; Josh Lawson, 48; Zach Jackson, 50
    Thursday, Sept. 9
    vs. Greenville

    Vandalia - 158
    Greenville - 160
    Carlyle - 171
    Individual scores – Swofford, 38; Herker, 39; Lindsey 40; Lawson, 41; Jackson, 48; Zach Reiss 52
    Wednesday, Sept. 8
    vs. Litchfield

    Vandalia - 158
    Litchfield - 168

  • Fayette County Speedway Results from Sept. 12

    Sunday, Sept. 12
    UMP DIRTcar Modified Division
     - 12 cars
    Heat 1            
    1.    28        Michael Bolyard
    2.    G1    Gabe Menser
    3.    88       Dave Wheatley
    4.    1A    Jason Boggs
    Heat 2            
    1.    N59    Chad Evans

  • Local volleyball results (Sept. 9-13)

    Patoka
    Monday, Sept. 13
    at Sandoval
    Patoka moved to 5-0 after defeating Sandoval (25-16, 25-9) on Monday. The JV team lost 25-13, 25-20.

    South Central
    Monday, Sept. 13
    at Altamont
    South Central improved to 6-1 after a 25-13, 25-12 win against Altamont on Monday. Sarah Kramer scored 16 points in the match.
    The JV squad won, beating Altamont in three sets, 25-8, 19-25, 25-15, and the freshmen/sophomore team swept Altamont 25-14, 25-11.

  • This week's local sports schedule

    Thursday Sept. 16
    BASEBALL
    Mulberry Grove vs. Brownstown, 4:15 p.m.
    South Central vs. St. Elmo, 4:15 p.m.
    Patoka at Sandoval, 4:15 p.m.
    VOLLEYBALL
    Vandalia at Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove vs. Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    Brownstown vs. St. Anthony, 6:15 p.m.
    Patoka at Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 6:15 p.m.
    St. Elmo vs. Stew-Stras, 6:15 p.m.
    South Central vs. Dieterich, 6:15 p.m.
    SOCCER
    Vandalia at Centralia CORL, 4:30 p.m.
    TENNIS

  • Vandalia VB tournament to be played Saturday

    Vandalia High School will host its 17th annual volleyball tournament on Saturday.
    The tournament is divided into two pools, with Vandalia, Carlyle, Brownstown and Lebanon competing in Pool A at Vandalia High School, and Greenville, Beecher City, Roxana and South Central competing at Vandalia Jr. High School.
    Doors open to fans at 7:30 a.m., and the cost of admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Admission is good all day for both gyms.
    Pool A Schedule
    8 a.m. Vandalia vs. Brownstown
    9 a.m. Carlyle vs. Lebanon

  • Field of Dreams seeking donations

    The Vandalia Field of Dreams committee is on track to begin its second phase of improvements to community baseball and softball fields, but it is still seeking donations to ensure that the work is completed.
    Slated to begin Oct. 1, the second phase includes renovating the dugouts and backstops on the high school baseball diamond, installing a warning track on the high school softball diamond and limestoning the infield of the Locust Street softball diamond.

  • St. Elmo falls in semis

    ST. ELMO – Already trailing by six runs when a botched defensive play allowed St. Anthony’s runners to advance in the bottom of the sixth, it looked as if the St. Elmo Eagles were on the verge of putting themselves too far behind.
    But a quick throw to home saved the Eagles from digging themselves a deeper hole in the semifinals of the Illinois Elementary School Association’s regional junior high softball tournament Monday night.

  • The College Report: Bell finds success in first ever cross country race at UI

    One might be surprised to find that Drew Bell ran his first- ever cross country meet about two weeks ago.
    The University of Illinois freshman, a Vandalia grad, has run many track races in his career, but during his prep days, he competed in football during the fall months.
    But, on Sept. 4, Bell became the third member of his immediate family to compete in NCAA Division I cross country. He finished 23rd in the University of Illinois hosted Illini Challenge, which was held at the Illinois Arboretum. Bell finished the 6,000-meter race in 20 minutes, 6 seconds.

  • Vandals improving in each soccer game

    The Vandalia High School soccer team has done no better than a draw this season, but the young team has still taken strides in the right direction.
    Coach Walt Kinney said the team has shown improvement in each game, and while the collective results appear to read otherwise, Kinney said his team could be in line for a win very soon.
    “Definitely,” Kinney said. “We have a game Thursday against Centralia, who we tied a week ago.