Today's News

  • Vandal golfers set for SCC Championships

    The golf season is winding down, and the Vandals will head to Springfield next Monday for the South Central Conference Championships.

    Playing at The Rail Golf Course, starting at 9:30 a.m., Vandalia (7-12-1) will seek to meet its preseason goal of finishing in the top three.

    The Vandals have struggled of late, failing score less than 190 in six of the last seven nine-hole events, and will be extended to an 18-hole event on Monday.

  • PHOTOS: Old Capitol Classic Begins

    The annual Old Capitol Classic junior high girls basketball tournament opened on Tuesday. Vandalia's seventh-graders went 2-0, and will play for the title on Friday, while the eighth-graders went 0-2 and willl play for fifth place on Friday.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (Sept. 26)

    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.

    Ryan Ambuehl • Freshman • Football • Belleville-Lindenwood

    •Sept. 21 – Ambuehl, a Vandalia graduate, recorded a tackle assist during a 49-29 win against Kentucky Wesleyan.

  • Registration deadline approaching for YMCA youth dodgeball league

    The registration deadline for the Family YMCA of Fayette County's youth dodgeball league is approaching.


    Students in grades 2-8 may register for the league by Friday, Oct. 4.

  • Slideways RC (Sept. 14)

    Saturday, Sept. 14

    Kidz Modz

    1. Blane Pruett (33P), 82 points (hard charger)

  • Sports Roundup – Sept. 24, 2013

    At the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament, No. 4 Ramsey defeated No. 5 Mulberry Grove, 6-3, on Monday afternoon. The event continues on Tuesday at Vandalia Mutual Field, with Ramsey taking on top-seeded Patoka at 4:15 p.m., and No. 2 Brownstown/St. Elmo facing No. 3 Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick at 7 p.m.

    For Vandalia, the tennis team lost, 5-4, at Greenville, and the golf team placed third at Hillsboro, shooting a 193.

    The South Central volleyball team lost to Stew-Stras, 25-19, 20-25, 21-25.

  • Sports Roundup – Sept. 23, 2013

    It was a busy weekend for area sports teams.

    The Vandalia football team fell to Roxana, 49-36, on Friday night.

    The Vandalia volleyball team finished second in its own tournament on Saturday, with a 3-1 record. The Lady Vandals went 1-2 at the Hillsboro Freshman Tournament.

    South Central's volleyball team finished sixth at the event, with a 1-3 record.

    The Vandalia soccer team fell to Roxana, 5-0, on Saturday.

    The St. Elmo/Brownstown volleyball team went 2-3 at the Flora Invitational.

  • Lady Vandals place second at Vandalia Tournament

    VANDALIA - The Lady Vandals finished second at their own volleyball tournament on Saturday, falling to Greenville in the title game for the only loss of the day.

    That 23-25, 16-25 loss sets up a preview of what is to come on Oct. 3, when Greenville comes to town for the annual Volley for a Cure game.

    In winning Pool A of the tournament, Vandalia defeated South Central, 24-26, 26-24, 15-11, East Alton-Wood River, 25-25, 25-10, and Lebanon, 25-8, 25-13.

    More information about the tournament will be published in the Sept. 26 edition of The Leader-Union.

  • Vandals pile on points, but still fall to Roxana

    VANDALIA - The Vandals had three times as many points as in any of the first three games, but for the fourth time in four games allowed more than 40 in a 49-36 loss to Roxana on Friday.

    Vandalia (0-4) failed to stop Roxana (1-3) on all but one third down in the game, allowing the Shells to post a season-high number of points.

    The offense, however, looked sharp, as several running backs ran effectively, and Collin Nestleroad racked up plenty of yards in the passing game, connecting on several plays of more than 30 yards.

  • VCHS celebrating Homecoming

    The student body is dressed in red on Friday as Vandalia Community High School celebrates Homecoming. (Photo from Superintendent Rich Well)