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Today's News

  • If God is for us, who can be against us?

    When we look around this world, we see all kinds of suffering – fires, drought, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, storms of nature and, sadly, man-made storms.

  • Senior Spotlight: Morgan Miller

    ST. ELMO – Much like when the blades of a windmill rotate in the breeze, when Ramsey senior Morgan Miller winds up to spike down a kill or serve an ace, there is a certain energy that can be created.

    And while the electricity created by a windmill can be quantified, the energy Miller creates with a big play or a word of encouragement is invaluable to the Lady Rams.

  • Vandals take down Roxana for homecoming victory

    The Vandals had three scores of at least 50 yards last Friday while piling up more than 300 rushing yards in a 42-6 rout of Roxana to earn their seventh straight homecoming victory.

    Senior Levi Ulmer broke free for touchdown runs of 57 and 50 yards en route to a 132-yard effort for the game, and fellow senior Bryan Hosick dashed to the end zone on a 60-yard play as part of his 105-yard night.

    Luke Smith, a junior, also had a 48-yard run, and Hosick added a 34-yard scamper during the home opener.

  • St. Elmo tops Brownstown at Volley for a Cure

    BROWNSTOWN – St. Elmo swept all three games at the fifth annual Volley for a Cure game against Brownstown on Tuesday.

    The Lady Eagles won the varsity contest, 25-19, 17-25, 25-18,  the JV match, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, and the freshmen/sophomore match, 25-11, 25-16.

    Both coaches, however, knew they were playing for more than wins and losses, as all proceeds from the game went to cancer research.

  • Lady Vandals top Piasa, Greenville

    The Vandalia High School volleyball team put last Tuesday’s loss at Carlinville behind them two days later, storming by Piasa, 25-5, 25-15, last Thursday night to get back on the winning side.

    “It was huge,” said coach Allison Smith. “We worked really hard yesterday in practice on the little things that have hurt us so far this year.”

    Those particulars – such as maintaining effort, moving on defense and serving aggressively – were all displayed during the win against the Lady Birds.

  • Great day for golf

    The Vandals finished first in the match against Litchfield and Christ Our Rock, and individual results from that match and the rest of the week are on Page 3B in the scoreboard.

  • VCHS Inducts Four to Hall of Fame

    The Vandalia Community High School Hall of Fame grew by four last Friday night, as the induction ceremony was held for the 2011 class.

  • Jr. Lady Eagles fall in title game

    EFFINGHAM – The St. Elmo Junior High School softball team made a comeback, but fell short in the end against St. Anthony during the regional championship game on Monday.

    The Jr. Lady Eagles erased an early 6-2 deficit, but allowed eight runs in the last two innings to give St. Anthony the 14-6 win.

    "I am very proud of the girls for the way they competed this year," said assistant coach Tom Fedrigon. "This is a very talented and hard-working group of athletes.

    "This is definitely something to build on for next year."

  • St. Elmo survives scare from Ramsey

    ST. ELMO – There was plenty of fight in the Ramsey High School volleyball team on Monday night, but there just wasn't enough time for it to beat St. Elmo.

    The Lady Rams won the first set and made a nice comeback in the second, but St. Elmo led the entire third set to win the match, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17.

    “Our middle (hitters) found a weakness in their defense and took advantage,” said St. Elmo coach Elise Asher. “(And) we found a spot in their serve-receive that we could take advantage of.”

  • Prep scores and schedules (Sept. 15)

    VANDALIA VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY SCHEDULE
    Sept. 17
    Pool A (at VCHS)
    •8 a.m. – Vandalia vs. Beecher City
    •9 a.m. – Carlyle vs. Lebanon
    10 a.m. – Vandalia vs. Lebanon
    •11 a.m. – Carlyle vs. Beecher City
    •12 p.m. – Lebanon vs. Beecher City
    •1 p.m. – Vandalia vs. Carlyle
    •2 p.m. – Third-place game
    •3 p.m. –Championship game
    Pool B (at VJHS)
    •8 a.m. – S. Central vs. Brownstown