http://www.leaderunion.com/sports/rss.xml en Two VCHS thinclads do well at Invite http://www.leaderunion.com/content/two-vchs-thinclads-do-well-invite <p> Two Vandalia Community High School track athletes performed well at a non-scoring meeting on March 7.<br /> At the SIU Carbondale Invite, Curtis Gordon won the pole vault competition with a 13 feet, 6 inches performance, and also placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.97 seconds.<br /> Ethan Meyer placed seventh in the triple jump, resetting his school-record leap at 42 feet, 2&frac12; inches.</p> Hall of Famer http://www.leaderunion.com/content/hall-famer <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/meyer_nancy.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Nancy Meyer of Mapleton, a native of Vandalia, was one of five softball coaches inducted into the Illinois Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday, Feb. 22.</p> Sixth-Graders Third at Carlyle http://www.leaderunion.com/content/sixth-graders-third-carlyle <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sixthgrade.jpg" alt="The Vandalia Junior High School sixth-grade basketball team finished third at the Carlyle Tournament, defeating Okawville, 37-22. The team has a 13-8 record, and the B team has a 7-2 record. Pictured above in front, from left to right, are Cody Stewart, Riley Ruckman, Hayden Marquardt, Drew Garrett, Logan Supp, Cole Tarkington, Chopper Wilkinson, Gaige Beall and Noah Sasse. In back are coach Curt Goldsmith, Case Goldsmith, Gabe Cox, Michael Bowles, Alex Dunn, Markus Isaiah, Mitchell Casey, Drew Thompson and coach Mark Johnson." title="The Vandalia Junior High School sixth-grade basketball team finished third at the Carlyle Tournament, defeating Okawville, 37-22. The team has a 13-8 record, and the B team has a 7-2 record. Pictured above in front, from left to right, are Cody Stewart, Riley Ruckman, Hayden Marquardt, Drew Garrett, Logan Supp, Cole Tarkington, Chopper Wilkinson, Gaige Beall and Noah Sasse. In back are coach Curt Goldsmith, Case Goldsmith, Gabe Cox, Michael Bowles, Alex Dunn, Markus Isaiah, Mitchell Casey, Drew Thompson and coach Mark Johnson." align="left" hspace="6" /> State Placers http://www.leaderunion.com/content/state-placers <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/enlow.jpg" alt="Anthony Enlow, third from left, placed third in the Novice 215 Division of the Illinois Kids Wrestling Foundation State Tournament on Saturday. His record in the tournament was 4-1." title="Anthony Enlow, third from left, placed third in the Novice 215 Division of the Illinois Kids Wrestling Foundation State Tournament on Saturday. His record in the tournament was 4-1." align="left" hspace="6" /> Junior Wrestlers Advance to State http://www.leaderunion.com/content/junior-wrestlers-advance-state <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/march12_2015_jrwrestlers_state.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /><p> The five Vandalia Junior Wrestling participants shown above have advanced to state competition by virtue of their performances at sectional competitions.</p> Vandals fall to Coal City at state http://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandals-fall-coal-city-state <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kaiser.jpg" alt="Kolton Kaiser" title="Kolton Kaiser" align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> Vandalia&rsquo;s sixth-straight trip to the dual team state wrestling finals ended in the first round with a loss to the eventual third-place finisher.</p> Vandals end season with regional loss to Greenville http://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandals-end-season-regional-loss-greenville <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/march5_2015_bball_dufaux.jpg" alt="Vandalia&#039;s Kain DuFaux works inside for a shot during the regional contest against Greenville last Wednesday night at Vandalia Community HIgh School. " title="Vandalia&#039;s Kain DuFaux works inside for a shot during the regional contest against Greenville last Wednesday night at Vandalia Community HIgh School. " align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> A poor first half doomed Vandalia&rsquo;s hopes of upsetting No. 1 seed Greenville in boys regional semifinals last Wednesday at Vandalia.</p> Patoka ousts South Central http://www.leaderunion.com/content/patoka-ousts-south-central <p> Patoka jumped out to an early lead in defeating South Central in regional play on Tuesday night at Odin.<br /> Jared Cain scored 20 points as four Warriors hit double figures in the regional win.<br /> Patoka led 9-6 after one quarter and outscored South Center 13-8 in the second to take a 22-14 lead into the locker room.<br /> The Warriors increased their lead with a 12-10 edge in the third quarter and sealed the win by holding a 27-20 edge in the fourth.<br /> Patoka &ndash; Ja. Cain 20, Belcher 15, S. Cain 10, T. Back 12, Dy. Back 2, Organ 2.<br />