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Today's News

  • McDowell named All-SCC in soccer

    Senior Lucas McDowell is Vandalia's lone representative on the 2010 All-South Central Conference soccer teams after being named to the second team.

    McDowell scored the most goals and had the most assists for the Vandals during the 2010 season.

    The entire first and second teams are listed below:

  • Four Vandals named to All-SCC volleyball squads

    Four Vandals were named to the South Central Conference's All-Conference volleyball teams.

    Senior Holly Goldsmith and junior Haley Wollerman were named to the first team, senior Taylor Parrish was named to the second team, and sophomore Sierah Ruffner was named honorable mention.

    The entire first and second teams are listed below.

  • This week's local sports schedule (Nov. 4-10)

    Thursday Nov. 4
    JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
    Brownstown vs. St. Elmo, 6:15 p.m.
    JR. HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia vs. Greenville, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown at Neoga, 6:15 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove at Sorento, 6:15 p.m.
    Ramsey at Pocahontas, 6:15 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 5
    JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia at Pana 7th Grade Tourney
    JR. HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Brownstown vs. St. Michael, 6:15 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 6

  • Schroeder hands out tennis awards

    The Vandalia High School tennis team held its award banquet last Tuesday. Award winners were, from left to right: senior Natasha Opfer, Most Valuable Player, Singles Award and Leadership Award; junior Abby Hickerson, Doubles Award; junior Callie George, Doubles Award; and senior Micah Dugan, Leadership Award. The remaining players received junior varsity awards or varsity letters.

  • Three schools defeated in first-round regional games

    Ramsey Rams
    Seventh-seeded Ramsey was eliminated from the Strasburg Regional Volleyball Tournament by No. 2 Neoga last Thursday, 25-21, 25-23.
    Kills – Darien Carter, 3; Jessica Carroll, 1; Morgan Miller, 1; Morgan Kelly, 1; Jenna Hunt, 1.
    Service Aces – Carter, 5; M. Miller, 3.
    Blocks – Carter, 1; M. Miller, 1; Kelly, 1; Hunt, 1.
    Assists – Cecelia Miller, 5; Carter, 2.
    Points – Carter, 12; M. Miller, 5.
    Record – 11-17

  • Stout presents Vandal football awards

    The Vandalia High School football team held its award banquet on Tuesday. Varsity award winners (first picture) were, in front from left to right: Marcus Mosely, Hayner Award and Second-Team All-Conference; Daniel Edwards, Most Improved; Levi Ulmer, Mr. Intensity and Second-Team All-Conference; and Justin Rubin, Rookie of the Year. In back are: Bryan Hosick, Second-Team All-Conference; Blake Mills, Mr. Intensity; Marty Johnson, Hayner Award; Daniel Bell, Hayner Award and First-Team All-Conference; and Quenten Austin, Rookie of the Year.

  • Patoka overmatched in regional title game

    RAYMOND – The Patoka High School volleyball team was outmatched by Raymond-Lincolnwood in the Raymond Regional Tournament finals on Saturday.

    The top-seeded Lancers – led by eight hard-hitting seniors – dismantled the No. 3 Warriors in two sets (25-15, 25-17) to notch their 31st win of the season.

    “It chalks up to the fact that they hit the ball hard, and we couldn’t get our passes,” said coach Nicki Brubaker. “We had a hard time getting the digs up for the setters.”

  • Vandals ousted by Staunton in regional

    The Vandalia High School volleyball team had a premature end to a successful season last Thursday after it was knocked out of its own regional tournament in the first round.

    Hungry for a win after Pana spoiled its senior night a week earlier, the second-seeded Vandals won a fiercely contested first set, 25-22,  against No. 3 Staunton before falling to the Bulldogs, 25-20 and 25-17, in the final two sets.

  • Tough Raymond squad snaps St. Elmo's winning streak

    ST. ELMO – St. Elmo High School’s volleyball team had been on a torrid pace since finishing fifth at the National Trail Conference Tournament three weeks ago.

    Coming into their Class 1A Sectional first-round match on Tuesday, the Eagles had lost only one set since the NTC, while being crowned both the Egyptian-Illini Conference and regional champions.

    But the team’s streak came to end against Raymond-Lincolnwood after the Eagles’ strength was challenged early and often by the 32-5 Lancers, who defeated St. Elmo, 25-18, 25-23.

  • Cougars fight to finish in tight sectional battle against Cumberland

    ST. ELMO – For the second straight season, Cumberland eliminated South Central from the sectional tournament, defeating the Cougars in three sets, 17-25, 28-26, 22-25 on Tuesday.

    In a fierce back-and-forth battle, coach Mary Brimberry said her team never gave up during the Class 1A Sectional, which especially showed in the second set after the Cougars erased a six-point deficit to take the set.

    “I told the girls, ‘We can be sad that the season is over, but we can’t be sad with how we played,’” Brimberry said.