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Today's News

  • Lady Vandals 'proudly' wear pink in Voilley for the Cure win

    On the verge of losing their first Volley for the Cure game last Thursday, coach Allison Smith gave the Lady Vandals a moving message during a timeout toward the end of the second set.

    With Vandalia trailing 19-18, Smith reminded her club of what was at stake – and it wasn't centered on volleyball.

  • Cougars win MTC championship

    The South Central High School baseball team won its 17th and final Midland Trail Conference Tournament last Friday night, dispatching previously-unbeaten Woodlawn, 10-9.

    Shawn Meyer picked up his fifth win of the season after pitching 6 2/3 innings  and striking out eight. Luke Krajefska picked up the final out to earn the save.

    The Cougars opened the game with a four-run first inning, and added three more in the third and fifth innings.

  • The College Report: Brooke Maxey leading KC in kills

    The Kaskaskia College Blue Angels are 16-6 in volleyball action this year.

    And with only five sophomores on the Kim Potthast-Rahar-led team, the best may be yet to come. Especially if she can get a few more athletes like St. Elmo grad Brooke Maxey and South Central grad Katie Crain.

  • Tennis team earns fourth win vs. EAWR

    The Lady Vandals swept the singles against East Alton-Wood River on Monday and won two of three doubles matches to earn their fourth win of the season.

    That win gives Vandalia some positive momentum as it prepares for Saturday's South Central Conference Tournament in Hillsboro at 9 a.m.

    Coach Kevin Schroeder is hopeful some of his players will be seeded in the top four at Hillsboro, but he expects most of them to be seeded through the draw.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Oct. 6)

    VYO FOOTBALL
    Oct. 1
    vs. Greenville
    5th grade: Vandalia won, 34-6
    6th grade: Vandalia lost, 14-12
    7th grade: Vandalia won, 46-34
    8th grade: Vandalia won, 22-0

  • St. Elmo inducts teams to Wall of Fame

    Two teams were inducted into the St. Elmo High School Wall of Fame on Tuesday night.

  • School sports photos (Oct. 6)

    Feature photos from the Oct. 6 edition of The Leader-Union.

  • Open Bass Tournament (Sept. 17)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held an Open Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Sept. 17.

  • Baker sentenced to life in prison

    “I only wish the court could make it part of his sentence that he be required to have pictures of Deb and Mike in his cell, so that the first thing he sees in the morning and the last thing he sees at night are the faces of the two people he brutally murdered.”
    That was among the points made by LaTisha Paslay, a niece of Deb Tish, during the impact statement she delivered during the sentencing hearing for Clifford W. Baker last Friday in Fayette County Circuit Court.

  • South Central wins MTC title

    The South Central High School baseball team held off Woodlawn to win the Midland Trail Conference championship on Friday.

    Shawn Meyer moved his season record to 5-0, while pitching the Cougars to the 10-9 victory. He struck out eight batters in 6 2/3 innings, and Luke Krajefska recorded the final out to earn the save.

    Offensivey, Cole Armstrong was 3-for-5, with a pair of doubles and two RBI.

    Bret Pitts also had two doubles, and Colby Bushue was 3-for-5, with an RBI.