http://www.leaderunion.com/sports/rss.xml en Vandalia football begins offseason practice, prepares for upcoming season http://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandalia-football-begins-offseason-practice-prepares-upcoming-season <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/smallsjoneshandoff.jpg" alt="Trevor Smalls delivers a handoff to Kelly Jones during practice Tuesday morning. Padded practice began last week, with a little over a month until the start of the regular season. " title="Trevor Smalls delivers a handoff to Kelly Jones during practice Tuesday morning. Padded practice began last week, with a little over a month until the start of the regular season. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Vandals end strong at Wooden Bat World Series, finish 2-2 http://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandals-end-strong-wooden-bat-world-series-finish-2-2 <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/caseyhr_0.jpg" alt="Nathan Casey watches after connecting for a two-run home run over the right-field wall Saturday afternoon. Casey helped propel the Vandals to a 10-0 win over the St. Louis Bandits its final game of the tournament. " title="Nathan Casey watches after connecting for a two-run home run over the right-field wall Saturday afternoon. Casey helped propel the Vandals to a 10-0 win over the St. Louis Bandits its final game of the tournament. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Walt Leidner Memorial Golf Tourney http://www.leaderunion.com/content/walt-leidner-memorial-golf-tourney <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/championflight.jpg" alt="The 26th Walt Leidner Memorial Open Golf Tourney was held July 16-17 with the flights determined on the first day of compeitition. For the first time since 1993, a local Vandalian won the championship flight, Unity Baptist Pastor Robert Weaver." title="The 26th Walt Leidner Memorial Open Golf Tourney was held July 16-17 with the flights determined on the first day of compeitition. For the first time since 1993, a local Vandalian won the championship flight, Unity Baptist Pastor Robert Weaver." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /> KC Cheer Camp http://www.leaderunion.com/content/kc-cheer-camp <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kccheerleaders.jpg" alt="The Kaskaskia College cheerleading program recently hosted a camp at the KC gym instructed by KC coach Andrea Utlley and KC Cheerleaders. Campers pictured are Charlotte Strubhart (Addieville), Charley Johnson (Salem), Ava Millard (Aviston), Aly Cole (Centralia), Jaiden Elliott (St. Louis), Aubrey Moore (Centralia), Meagan Mahlandt (Centralia), Sara Starr (Centralia), Gwendalynn Jack (Centralia), Shaelyn Borowiak (Aviston), Quinn Tyberendt (Centralia), Grace Oexeman (St. Louis), Addeline Santel (Aviston), Elizabeth Schwarz (Highland), Micahela Steinmann (St. Rose), Reagan MacCauley (Aviston), Maegyn Worker (Vandalia), Abby Guffey (Vandalia), Jaesa Woker (Vandalia), Brylee Pennypacker (Salem), Breana Pennypacker (Salem) and Caitlynne Bryan (Salem). KC Cheerleaders pictured are Hannah Hall, Jaedyn Worker, Alyssa Deiters, Connie Hans, Allison Wilkerson, Jillian Williams, Alexandria Benson, Keneesha Sutt, Kanady Grzegorek, Hannah McCarty and Lexi Engleman, and cheer alumni: Robert Hankins and Roszell Mosley. " title="The Kaskaskia College cheerleading program recently hosted a camp at the KC gym instructed by KC coach Andrea Utlley and KC Cheerleaders. Campers pictured are Charlotte Strubhart (Addieville), Charley Johnson (Salem), Ava Millard (Aviston), Aly Cole (Centralia), Jaiden Elliott (St. Louis), Aubrey Moore (Centralia), Meagan Mahlandt (Centralia), Sara Starr (Centralia), Gwendalynn Jack (Centralia), Shaelyn Borowiak (Aviston), Quinn Tyberendt (Centralia), Grace Oexeman (St. Louis), Addeline Santel (Aviston), Elizabeth Schwarz (Highland), Micahela Steinmann (St. Rose), Reagan MacCauley (Aviston), Maegyn Worker (Vandalia), Abby Guffey (Vandalia), Jaesa Woker (Vandalia), Brylee Pennypacker (Salem), Breana Pennypacker (Salem) and Caitlynne Bryan (Salem). KC Cheerleaders pictured are Hannah Hall, Jaedyn Worker, Alyssa Deiters, Connie Hans, Allison Wilkerson, Jillian Williams, Alexandria Benson, Keneesha Sutt, Kanady Grzegorek, Hannah McCarty and Lexi Engleman, and cheer alumni: Robert Hankins and Roszell Mosley. " align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /> Local umpires reflect on postseason assignments http://www.leaderunion.com/content/local-umpires-reflect-postseason-assignments-0 <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20160603_152849.jpg" alt="Carl Shreve works second base during the IHSA State Finals at Peoria in early June. Shreve worked in Class 1A and 2A games. " title="Carl Shreve works second base during the IHSA State Finals at Peoria in early June. Shreve worked in Class 1A and 2A games. " align="left" hspace="6" width="42" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Soccer Camp http://www.leaderunion.com/content/soccer-camp <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/soccercampgroup.jpg" alt="The Vandalia Community High School soccer team held its first camp of the summer starting Monday. In front, from left to right, are Anna Blunt, Lacie Gates, Sydnee Sarver and Emma Warner. In back, from left, are coach Walt Kinney, Abbi Miles, Bailey Elder, Nic Wollerman, Isaiah Daiber, Logan Roberts and coach Matt Philbrick. " title="The Vandalia Community High School soccer team held its first camp of the summer starting Monday. In front, from left to right, are Anna Blunt, Lacie Gates, Sydnee Sarver and Emma Warner. In back, from left, are coach Walt Kinney, Abbi Miles, Bailey Elder, Nic Wollerman, Isaiah Daiber, Logan Roberts and coach Matt Philbrick. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Fayette County Speedway (July 14 results) http://www.leaderunion.com/content/fayette-county-speedway-july-14-results <p> <strong>LATE MODELS</strong><br /> HEAT 1<br /> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;0 DEWAYNE KEIFER<br /> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;78 CHAD ZOBRIST<br /> 3.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;30V MARK VOIT<br /> 4.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;33W KEVIN WEAVER<br /> HEAT 2<br /> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;96 TANNER ENGLISH<br /> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;16 RUSTY GRIFFAW<br /> 3.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;82 BILLY LAYCOCK<br /> 4.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;61 CALEB ASHBY<br /> FEATURE<br /> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;96 TANNER ENGLISH<br /> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;78 CHAD ZOBRIST<br /> 3.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;6K MICHEAL KLOSS<br /> 17U Vandals turn in best performance of the summer http://www.leaderunion.com/content/17u-vandals-turn-best-performance-summer <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/herpstreithhitting.jpg" alt="Andrew Herpstreith connects on a pitch against the Central Illinois Legends Orange Saturday afternoon. " title="Andrew Herpstreith connects on a pitch against the Central Illinois Legends Orange Saturday afternoon. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p>