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School Sports

  • Vandals fall to conference opponents

    The Vandals fell to a pair of South Central Conference opponents in the past week, falling to Litchfield, 10-0, on Monday, and Greenville, 5-4, last Wednesday.

    A game against Hillsboro was rained out last Friday, and it will be made up as part of a doubleheader at Hillsboro next Wednesday.

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    Offensive struggles hurt Vandalia against the Purple Panthers, with just two hits in the six-inning loss that saw Litchfield score five times in the sixth inning to end the game on the mercy rule.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (April 25)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • Area Prep Roundup (April 25)

    PATOKA
    Baseball
    Monday, April 22
    Patoka 10
    Brownstown 0
    B: 0-0-0-0-0-0—0-3-4
    P: 6-1-1-1-0-1—10-4-0
    WP: Clift
    LP: Brooks
    Warriors: Wadkins, 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Houston, 1-for-2, run; Lowery, 1-for-3; Rogers, 3 runs, 2 RBI; Clift, 2 runs; Allen, run; Cain, run.
    Record: 3-2
    Bombers: Hall, 2-for-2; Brooks, BB.

  • Sports Briefs (April 25)

    Vandalia men's slo-pitch league forming

    The Vandalia men's slo-pitch softball league meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m., on the slo-pitch softball diamond across from Vandalia Mutual Field.

    The league will begin play on Monday, May 20, and continue playing throughout the summer.

    For more information, call 335-3480.

    VYO football signup is Thursday, Friday

    Registration for Vandalia Youth Organization football will be held on Thursday and Friday.

  • Sports cancellations: April 24, 2013

    Vandalia baseball vs. Pana for Wednesday has been canceled and rescheduled for May 2.

    Vandalia softball at Pana for Wednesday has been canceled and rescheduled for May 2.

    St. Elmo baseball vs. Patoka for Wednesday has been canceled.

    St. Elmo softball at Dieterich for Wednesday has been canceled and rescheduled for May 8.

    South Central baseball and softball games for Wednesday have been canceled.

  • Earnest earns first-team All-American status; Vanderbilt is second at NCAAs

    Vandalia graduate Jessica Earnest was named a first-team All-American in women’s bowling for the first time in her career and helped Vanderbilt University to a second-place finish in the NCAA Championships.

    The Vanderbilt senior had previously been selected as a second-team All-American three times by the National Ten Pin Coaches Association.

    Earnest received her honors at the Champions Banquet last Wednesday in Canton, Mich., where on Saturday, Vanderbilt would lose to Nebraska, 4.5-2.5, in the NCAA championship finals.

  • Charter member of VHCS HOF dies at 82

    A former all-state athlete and a charter member of the Vandalia Community High School Athletic Hall of Fame has died.

    William “Beeb” Staff, 82, died last Friday at his home in Carbondale.

    Staff – along with his brothers Jim and Floyd, and three other individuals and two teams – was inducted to the VCHS Hall of Fame in 1994, being remembered as one of the finest basketball players to play for the Vandals.

  • Vandals win big at home track meet

    VANDALIA – The Vandals picked up 12 first-place finishers to win a small track meet at home.

    Competing against St. Elmo and Christ Our Rock Lutheran last Thursday, Vandalia had little trouble winning the meet, scoring 97 points to St. Elmo’s 34 and CORL’s 16.

    Senior Wade Cowger had individual first-place finishes in the 800-meter run and high jump, and was also part of the winning 4X200-meter and 4X400-meter relay teams.

  • Vandals fall to South Central in county clash

    VANDALIA – It was only the first inning, but it was a significant turning point in the game.

    After South Central scored five runs in the top of the first inning, Vandalia responded by loading the bases with the first three batters in the bottom of the frame.

    Senior Kyle Bray recovered, however, striking out the next three hitters to end the inning and help propel the Cougars to an 11-3 victory.

  • Vandals fall in tight conference game

    VANDALIA – The Vandals scored two quick runs in the first inning last Friday, but Staunton slowly worked its way back into the game, scoring two unearned runs in the sixth to take a 4-2 victory.

    Staunton’s first two batters reached base in the top of the sixth on a walk and a hit by pitch, and the Bulldogs followed by reaching on a pair of errors that each brought in one run in the South Central Conference matchup.

    The Vandals did not threaten after Staunton took the lead.