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Today's News

  • Haley Wollerman named all-tournament at Mattoon

    The Vandals went 1-4 at the Mattoon Tournament, losing two very close games. Junior Haley Wollerman was named to the all-tournament team, scoring no fewer than 11 points in any game, with a high of 22 against Cumberland. Junior Hannah Edwards had 25 rebounds during the tourney.

    On Tuesday, the Vandals lost a South Central Conference game to Hillsboro, 47-32.

  • Vandal wrestlers take ninth at St. Thomas More Challenge

    Wednesday, Dec. 29
    at St. Thomas More Challenge
    vs Mt. Carmel
    Vandalia 59
    Mt. Carmel 15

    103 – Double forfeit
    112 – Tyler Dagen (V) def. Wilson (MC) by fall at 1:11
    119 – Trevor Alstat (V) def. Lockhart (MC) by fall at 2:22
    125 – Justin Hill (V) def. Claderman (MC) by fall at 1:55
    130 – Seth Purcell (V) def. Spore (MC) by fall at 1:31
    135 – C.J. Runkel (V) def. Houck (MC) by fall at 1:31

  • Marty Johnson closes in on 1,000 points
  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders
  • This week's local sports schedule (Jan. 6-13)

    Thursday, Jan. 6
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia at EAWR, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown at CORL; 6:15 p.m.
    South Central at MTC Tourney, TBA
    JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia vs. Litchfield, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown vs. Altamont, 6:15 p.m.
    St. Elmo vs. Windsor, 6:15 p.m.

  • The College Report: Eric Hobbie returning for McKendree

    Vandalia grad Eric Hobbie has been waiting for this moment for months.

    On Thursday, it will finally happen. After missing two months of games, Hobbie will once again be on the court for McKendree University.

    "I am very happy to be back," said the Bearcat senior. "There were several players that had an opportunity to play because I was injured. That may actually help us in the long run. The leg is not 100 percent, but it is getting better all the time."

  • Basketball roundup: area teams have tough Tuesday

    PATOKA – The Patoka High School boys basketball team struggled to combat Cisne's patient offense in the first half of a 48-35 loss on Tuesday.

    The Warriors, at one point, trailed the Runnin' Lions 21-5, despite preparing for the offensive scheme on Monday.

    "We ran their offense for 30 minutes yesterday," said coach Joe Eddy. "We knew they going to be deliberate."

    He said he "hopes" the poor play was the result of a long layoff. The Warriors had not played since Dec. 18 at the Wayne City Holiday Tournament.

  • Wesclin upsets Flora in OT for VHT title

    Flora’s Paul Knapp passed the ball out of bounds as time expired in regulation, giving Wesclin an extra four minutes to compile a lead and win the Vandalia Holiday Tournament, 57-51, in overtime.

    Alex Wilken made a 3-pointer 38 seconds into the extra period, and the second-seeded Warriors (10-2, 5-0 VHT) would not trail after that in an upset of the tournament’s top seed.

    Wilken had a game-high 25 points and averaged 15.4 points per game, but was left off the all-tournament team.

  • Vandals finish fourth at VHT after OT loss to Pana

    A 3-pointer by Pana’s Mitchell Beyers at the regulation buzzer forced the third-place game of the Vandalia Holiday Tournament to overtime, and a gassed Vandalia squad was no match for the Panthers in the extra period, eventually swallowing a tough, 77-65 loss.

    "I don't have an air pump to pump them back up (after that shot),” said coach Kevin Jackson. “They were deflated. I was deflated."

    The Panthers (9-3, 4-1 VHT) scored on their first four possessions of overtime, quickly dashing any hopes of a Vandalia win.