http://www.leaderunion.com/sports/rss.xml en SCConference Champs http://www.leaderunion.com/content/scconference-champs <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_gillespie_schroeder.jpg" alt="Vandalia&#039;s Alec Schroeder lays down a bunt during Friday&#039;s South Central Conference win at Gillespie." title="Vandalia&#039;s Alec Schroeder lays down a bunt during Friday&#039;s South Central Conference win at Gillespie." align="left" hspace="6" width="105" height="85" /><p> The link between the two families was obvious as Vandals coach Nick Casey hugged Richie Well on Thursday afternoon.</p> Three advance to state meet http://www.leaderunion.com/content/three-advance-state-meet <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sectional_miller.jpg" alt="Vandalia&#039;s Anna Miller breezes to victory in her heat of the 300-meter hurdles at the IHSA Sectional Track Meet in Staunton on Thursday. She won the 300 hurdles and placed second in the 100 hurdles, advancing to the state track meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Thursday." title="Vandalia&#039;s Anna Miller breezes to victory in her heat of the 300-meter hurdles at the IHSA Sectional Track Meet in Staunton on Thursday. She won the 300 hurdles and placed second in the 100 hurdles, advancing to the state track meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Thursday." align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p> Vandalia&rsquo;s Anna Miller is quite familiar with the track at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. But that doesn&rsquo;t mean that every return trip isn&rsquo;t special.</p> Three area softball teams eliminated from postseason http://www.leaderunion.com/content/three-area-softball-teams-eliminated-postseason <p> Three area softball teams saw their seasons come to an end with losses in regional play.<br /> The Lady Vandals closed out the year with a 15-1 loss to Pana on Monday at the Macon Meridian Regional. At the Altamont Regional on Tuesday, Ramsey lost to Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg, 16-0, St. Elmo/Brownstown lost to Altamont, 9-8, with Altamont scoring the winning run in the ninth inning of the extra-inning contest.<br /> Mulberry Grove was to face Marissa in the Mulberry Grove Regional and South Central was to play Clay City in the Woodlawn Regional, both on Wednesday.<br /> <br /> Brownstown/St. Elmo falls in regional http://www.leaderunion.com/content/brownstownst-elmo-falls-regional <p> Woodlawn scored twice in the fifth inning of the IHSA Regional contest at Brownstown to record a 5-3 win over Brownstown/St. Elmo to end the Bombers season.<br /> The Bombers scored one run in each of the first two innings and tied the game at three in the bottom of the fourth before Woodlawn crossed the plate twice in the fifth.<br /> Nate Philpot led the Bombers by going 2-for-4 with two runs batted in.<br /> Isaac Maxey, Lewis Brown, Caleb Atwood and Hunter Strauch each had one hit.<br /> E-I names softball all-conference team http://www.leaderunion.com/content/e-i-names-softball-all-conference-team <p> The Egyptian-Illini Conference announced its all-conference softball team on Monday.<br /> Receiving all-conference honors were Mackenzie Parkison, Tessa Philpot and Katelyn Maxey of St. Elmo/Brownstown, Madison Compton and Danielle Hill of Ramsey, Alyssa Dothager and Makayla Dothager of Mulberry Grove, and Kylee Wheeler, Bella Doty and Sarah Kirchhofer of Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City.<br /> Given honorable mention were Trista Koertge and Jenna Koonce of Mulberry Grove, Natalie Oberlink of St. Elmo/Brownstown and Connie Schackmann of Ramsey.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Ramsey defeats Lady Vandals http://www.leaderunion.com/content/ramsey-defeats-lady-vandals <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dagen.jpg" alt="Lindsay Dagen of the Lady Vandals throws out a Roxana batter on Monday afternoon." title="Lindsay Dagen of the Lady Vandals throws out a Roxana batter on Monday afternoon." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The Lady Vandals had the bases loaded with the tying run at the plate twice on Tuesday at Ramsey, but failed to capitalize, falling 7-3.</p> Vandals tie season record mark http://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandals-tie-season-record-mark <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ritchey_1.jpg" alt="Vandalia shortstop Thomas Ritchey throws out a Roxana batter in Monday&#039;s win at Vandalia Mutual Field." title="Vandalia shortstop Thomas Ritchey throws out a Roxana batter in Monday&#039;s win at Vandalia Mutual Field." align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> By beating Roxana on Monday, the Vandalia Vandals both tied the record for wins in a season in more than 50 years and clinched at least a share of the South Central Conference crown.</p> AAA Tumblers at Mattoon http://www.leaderunion.com/content/aaa-tumblers-mattoon <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/may4_2017_aaa_tumbling.jpg" alt="Submitted Photo AAA Tumbling of Vandalia participated in the USTA in Wonderland meet in Mattoon. The participants are pictured above. In front, from left, are: Bailey Mason, 10th place, Adv Beg 5U, Jensyn Masset, third place, Adv Beg 6; Liah Hoyle, seventh place, Sub Novice 7; Ava Knebel, second place, Adv Beg 6; Auni Wollin, first place, Adv Beg 6; Torrie McDonald, seventh place, Adv Beg 7; Briley Sefton, fourth place, Adv Beg 6; Macy Claycomb, ninth place, Adv Beg 5U; and Talulla Schlemer, second place, Adv Beg 5U. Second row: Katy Sefton, second place, Adv Beg 6; Carly Bland first place Adv Beg 8, Adrianna Sasse fifth place Novice 8, Brylee Conway first place Adv Beg 7, Danika Ramsey, third place, Adv Beg 8; Karlee VanUytven, second place, Sub Novice 9; Sophie Harrison, second place, Novice 9; Rozzalynn McDonald, second place, Adv Beg 9; Kelli Cook, second place, Adv Beg 7; and Addalyn Schaal, sixth place Adv Beg 6. Third row: Sara Manley, first place, Adv Beg 9; Brynn Swyers, seventh place, Adv Beg 9; Sarah McDonald, fourth place, Adv Beg 11; Alivia Claycomb, second place, Adv Beg 8; Shelby Sasse, fifth place, Sub Novice 11; Kennedy Schaal, second place, Adv Beg 9; Madison Lofland, fifth place, Adv Beg 8; Kaylee Tompkins, sixth place, Adv Beg 8; and Khloe Enlow, fourth place, Adv Beg 8. Fourth row: Livi Wehrle, fifth place, Adv Beg 9; Faith Duplayee, eighth place, Sub Novice 10; Katlyn Durbin, fifth place, Sub Novice 13-14; Emma Durbin, fifth place, Sub Novice 12; Kassidy VanUytven, first place, Sub Novice 12; Morgan Lofland, fourth place, Adv Beg 10; Anna Kramer, first place, Intermediate 13-14; and Mickenzy Fields, first place, Adv Beg 11. Not pictured: Hannah Laurent, seventh place, Adv Beg 8; Gweneth Murray, fifth place, Adv Beg 8; Albany Kindernay, fifth place, Adv Beg 7; Madyson Hill, third place, Sub Novice 13-14; Haylee Hediger, second place, Adv Beg 9; and Abigail Portner, sixth place, Adv Beg 9. " title="Submitted Photo AAA Tumbling of Vandalia participated in the USTA in Wonderland meet in Mattoon. The participants are pictured above. In front, from left, are: Bailey Mason, 10th place, Adv Beg 5U, Jensyn Masset, third place, Adv Beg 6; Liah Hoyle, seventh place, Sub Novice 7; Ava Knebel, second place, Adv Beg 6; Auni Wollin, first place, Adv Beg 6; Torrie McDonald, seventh place, Adv Beg 7; Briley Sefton, fourth place, Adv Beg 6; Macy Claycomb, ninth place, Adv Beg 5U; and Talulla Schlemer, second place, Adv Beg 5U. Second row: Katy Sefton, second place, Adv Beg 6; Carly Bland first place Adv Beg 8, Adrianna Sasse fifth place Novice 8, Brylee Conway first place Adv Beg 7, Danika Ramsey, third place, Adv Beg 8; Karlee VanUytven, second place, Sub Novice 9; Sophie Harrison, second place, Novice 9; Rozzalynn McDonald, second place, Adv Beg 9; Kelli Cook, second place, Adv Beg 7; and Addalyn Schaal, sixth place Adv Beg 6. Third row: Sara Manley, first place, Adv Beg 9; Brynn Swyers, seventh place, Adv Beg 9; Sarah McDonald, fourth place, Adv Beg 11; Alivia Claycomb, second place, Adv Beg 8; Shelby Sasse, fifth place, Sub Novice 11; Kennedy Schaal, second place, Adv Beg 9; Madison Lofland, fifth place, Adv Beg 8; Kaylee Tompkins, sixth place, Adv Beg 8; and Khloe Enlow, fourth place, Adv Beg 8. Fourth row: Livi Wehrle, fifth place, Adv Beg 9; Faith Duplayee, eighth place, Sub Novice 10; Katlyn Durbin, fifth place, Sub Novice 13-14; Emma Durbin, fifth place, Sub Novice 12; Kassidy VanUytven, first place, Sub Novice 12; Morgan Lofland, fourth place, Adv Beg 10; Anna Kramer, first place, Intermediate 13-14; and Mickenzy Fields, first place, Adv Beg 11. Not pictured: Hannah Laurent, seventh place, Adv Beg 8; Gweneth Murray, fifth place, Adv Beg 8; Albany Kindernay, fifth place, Adv Beg 7; Madyson Hill, third place, Sub Novice 13-14; Haylee Hediger, second place, Adv Beg 9; and Abigail Portner, sixth place, Adv Beg 9. " align="left" hspace="6" width="168" height="85" />