School Sports

  • Lady Aces win big vs. Lady Vandals

    VANDALIA – Senior Becca Oldham tossed a three-hitter and four Lady Aces had a two-hit game on Monday in a big road win at Vandalia.

    Mulberry Grove scored in every inning to back up Oldham’s gem during a 17-1 victory in a makeup game from April 16 played as the second game of a doubleheader for Vandalia.

    The Lady Aces (8-2) scored three times in both the first and second innings before doubling their run total in the third.

  • Lady Vandals fall in pair of conference games

    VANDALIA – The Lady Vandals weren’t playing their best softball early in Monday’s game against Litchfield, but they were playing well enough to stay in the game.

    Unfortunately, the third out in the second inning proved difficult to get, as Litchfield pounded out four two-run hits with two outs to break open the game on the way to an 18-5 South Central Conference victory.

  • Track teams to have senior day on Thursday

    Because so many track meets have been canceled due to inclement weather so far this season, a home meet has been added to the Vandalia boys and girls track schedules.

    Litchfield will come to Vandalia on Thursday for a meet at 4:15 p.m., and Vandalia will use the event as senior day.

    Prior to the meet, Vandalia expected to try to get more teams to come to the event.

    The boys will honor Wade Cowger and Ryan Ambuehl, while the girls will recognize Sierah Ruffner, Makenzie Roberts, Emily Miles and Heidi Goldsmith.

  • 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.


    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)

    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.