http://www.leaderunion.com/sports/rss.xml en Volleyball Campers http://www.leaderunion.com/content/volleyball-campers <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/june11_2015_vb_camp.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="341" height="85" /> Two Vandals earn all-conference honors http://www.leaderunion.com/content/two-vandals-earn-all-conference-honors <p> Two members of this year&#39;s Vandals baseball squad received all-conference honors.<br /> Vandalia&#39;s Zach Schaal, a graduating senior, was named to the South Central Conference first team as a designated hitter/utility player.<br /> Sophomore Richie Well was named to the third team as an infielder.<br /> Area players named E-I all-conference http://www.leaderunion.com/content/area-players-named-e-i-all-conference <p> A number of area players were named to Egyptian-Illini Conference all-conference squads.<br /> Karissa Woody of Mulberry Grove named MVP as a member of the first team.<br /> Others named to the first team were Paige Fleeman of Christ Our Rock Lutheran;&nbsp; Kayla Zimmerman and Lauren Robison of Mulberry Grove; Baylee Scholes and Tessa Philpot of St. Elmo/Brownstown; Skye Kimberlin and Abbi Cunningham of Ramsey; and Amanda Pierce and Billie Kollman of Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick.<br /> Tumblers Compete at State http://www.leaderunion.com/content/tumblers-compete-state <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2015tumblers_statepic.jpg" alt="Forty-two athletes with the Triple A Tumbling Team in Vandalia competed at state in Pana this spring. There were three first places, three seconds and two fourths. Twenty-nine of the girls finished in the top 10 in their groups, winning trophies and 17 of the team members will be attending nationals June 16-20 in Rapid City S.D.Team members are Kelli Cook, Liah Hoyle, Jenni Mezo, Lexie and Dakota Kruep, Peyton Dothager, Haylee Hediger, Livi Wehrle, Sara Manley, Faith Duplayee, Laynie and Bailey Taylor, Brookllyn, Ryliegh and Kamryn Jolliff, Morgan Lofland, Patti Kennedy, Kaylee Rosenkoetter, Elly Hall, Delaney Kopp, Emma Durbin, Kaelyn Graumenz,Hannah Warner,  Payton White, Addie, Shelby and Corie Sasse, Sophie Harrison, Karlee Vanuytven, Macy Wright, Zoe Saatterthwaite, Josie Womack, Emma Kershaw, Isabelle Daiber, Elizabeth Barenfanger, Ashton Smith, Alyssa Challans, Dawsyn Evans, Ellika Whiteman, Anna Kramer, Aurora Richardson and Lauren Hagy. They are coached by Larry and Anita Merriman, Deb Richardson, Ashley and Josh Sebright." title="Forty-two athletes with the Triple A Tumbling Team in Vandalia competed at state in Pana this spring. There were three first places, three seconds and two fourths. Twenty-nine of the girls finished in the top 10 in their groups, winning trophies and 17 of the team members will be attending nationals June 16-20 in Rapid City S.D.Team members are Kelli Cook, Liah Hoyle, Jenni Mezo, Lexie and Dakota Kruep, Peyton Dothager, Haylee Hediger, Livi Wehrle, Sara Manley, Faith Duplayee, Laynie and Bailey Taylor, Brookllyn, Ryliegh and Kamryn Jolliff, Morgan Lofland, Patti Kennedy, Kaylee Rosenkoetter, Elly Hall, Delaney Kopp, Emma Durbin, Kaelyn Graumenz,Hannah Warner,  Payton White, Addie, Shelby and Corie Sasse, Sophie Harrison, Karlee Vanuytven, Macy Wright, Zoe Saatterthwaite, Josie Womack, Emma Kershaw, Isabelle Daiber, Elizabeth Barenfanger, Ashton Smith, Alyssa Challans, Dawsyn Evans, Ellika Whiteman, Anna Kramer, Aurora Richardson and Lauren Hagy. They are coached by Larry and Anita Merriman, Deb Richardson, Ashley and Josh Sebright." align="left" hspace="6" width="116" height="85" /> Guys 'N' Gals Tourney http://www.leaderunion.com/content/guys-n-gals-tourney <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/golf_first.jpg" alt="Ron and Julie Hill of Flora won Flight A of the Guys &#039;N&#039; Gals two-person golf scramble held over the weekend at Vandalia Country and Golf Club. Thirty-eight couples participated in the tournament, and five places in each of three flights received prize money." title="Ron and Julie Hill of Flora won Flight A of the Guys &#039;N&#039; Gals two-person golf scramble held over the weekend at Vandalia Country and Golf Club. Thirty-eight couples participated in the tournament, and five places in each of three flights received prize money." align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /> VCHS duo wins 3 medals at state meet http://www.leaderunion.com/content/vchs-duo-wins-3-medals-state-meet <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/meyer_triplejump.jpg" alt="Vandalia&#039;s Ethan Meyer goes 43 feet, 1.75 inches in the triple jump to place fifth at state." title="Vandalia&#039;s Ethan Meyer goes 43 feet, 1.75 inches in the triple jump to place fifth at state." align="left" hspace="6" width="43" height="85" /><p> With two scratches, Vandalia&rsquo;s Ethan Meyer had only one opportunity to prove that he is one of the top triple jumpers in the state.</p> Meyer, Miller headed to state track meet http://www.leaderunion.com/content/meyer-miller-headed-state-track-meet <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/may21_2015_track_miller.jpg" alt="Vandalia&#039;s Anna Miller runs in the 100-meter hurdles at Gillespie last Thursday. Miller placed second in the 300-meter hurdles to advance to state this week." title="Vandalia&#039;s Anna Miller runs in the 100-meter hurdles at Gillespie last Thursday. Miller placed second in the 300-meter hurdles to advance to state this week." align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /><p> Vandalia&rsquo;s Emma Meyer and Anna Miller advanced to the state track and field meet with their performances at the Gillespie Sectional last Wednesday.</p> BES seventh-graders 3rd at state http://www.leaderunion.com/content/bes-seventh-graders-3rd-state <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bestrack_state.jpg" alt="The Brownstown/St. Elmo seventh-grade track team placed third at state at East Peoria. Above, from left, are Elly Wilhour, Claire Wilhour, Cassidy Moss, Natalie Oberlink, Kaylee Laws, Vayda Smith and coach Erica Foltz. Photo submitted by Erica Foltz" title="The Brownstown/St. Elmo seventh-grade track team placed third at state at East Peoria. Above, from left, are Elly Wilhour, Claire Wilhour, Cassidy Moss, Natalie Oberlink, Kaylee Laws, Vayda Smith and coach Erica Foltz. Photo submitted by Erica Foltz" align="left" hspace="6" width="154" height="85" /><p> The seventh-grade Brownstown-St. Elmo girls track team capped a successful season by taking third place at the Illinois Elementary School Association 7A State Track Meet on Saturday in East Peoria.</p>