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School Sports

  • Vandalia Leaders (Dec. 13)

    Boys Basketball
    Single-game leaders
    •Points: Ritchey, 20
    •Rebounds: Ch. Woolsey, 12
    •Team points: 76
    •Team rebounds: 48
    •Team points allowed: 26 (at SCHS)
    •Margin of victory: 22 (56-34)
    Season leaders
    •Points per game: Ritchey, 12.29
    •Team points: 391
    •Field goals: Wells, 31
    •Team field goals: 150
    •Free throws made: Ritchey, 32
    •Individual FT %: Ritchey, .780

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Dec. 13)

    Laura Hobbie • Senior • Greenville

    •Dec. 8 – Hobbie, a Vandalia graduate, started and played 34 minutes for Greenville in 70-69 loss to Robert Morris-Springfield. She scored a game-high 21 points on nine field goals (two 3-pointers), and was 1-for-2 from the free-throw line. She also grabbed three rebounds, had three steals and dished out two assists. Greenville is 6-3 (2-0 SLIAC) on the season.

  • PHOTO: Cain honored for 1,000th point

    Patoka's Jered Cain was recently recognized for scoring his 1,000th career point for the Jr. High basketball team.

  • This week's schedule (Dec. 13-19)

    VANDALIA
    Boys basketball
    •Dec. 14 – at Litchfield, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 18 – at Carlyle, 6 p.m.
    Girls basketball
    •Dec. 13 – at Pana, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 15 – vs. Altamont, 11 a.m.
    •Dec. 17 – at Hillsboro, 6 p.m.
    Wrestling
    •Dec. 15 – at Gibson City JV Tourney
    Jr. High boys basketball
    •Dec. 13 – vs. Pana, 6 p.m.
    •Dec. 17 – at Litchfield, 6 p.m.
    F/S boys basketball

  • Two double-doubles lead Vandals to win in conference-opener

    GILLESPIE - Double-doubles from Chase Woolsey and Michael Wells plus 20 points from Tim Ritchey propelled the Vandals in a fast-paced 76-60 South Central Conference win at Gillespie on Friday.

    Woolsey had 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Wells had 16 points and 10 rebounds, in his first career double-double. Aaron Harter added 14 points.

    The Vandals pulled out to a 42-25 halftime lead, but Gillespie battled back in the third period, coming out of the break with a more physical style that alowed the Miners to get back within six points at one time.

  • Lady Vandals fall to Hillsboro

    The Lady Vandals held an early advantage, but Hillsboro’s Shelby Gray stole the show in the second half of a 58-40 loss to Hillsboro on Thursday.

    Gray had a game-high 29 points for the Lady Toppers, including all of their second-quarter points.

    The win also marked the 200th in the career of Hillsboro coach Brett Tuetken.

    Senior Amber Bruno had 13 points to lead Vandalia, and junior Morgan Cripe had a career-high 12 rebounds.

  • Wrestlers pick up first win of the season

    On Thursday, Vandalia dismantled South Central Conference opponent Hillsboro, 65-15, recording seven pins during the dual meet.

    At 285 pounds, freshman Kendrick Woolsey recorded a pin in 1:59 in his first-ever varsity match, and freshman Bobby Bradley (170) was also in his first varsity match, but he was pinned in 1:28.

    Sophomore Ryne Lipsey (113) had the fastest pin of the night, taking down Nichole Vieweg in 23 seconds.

  • Vandalia Holiday Tournamet schedule announced

    The schedule for the 2012 Vandalia Holiday Tournament has been released.

    Flora has the No. 1 seed for the 41st annual event, and Vandalia is seeded No. 3.

    Maroa-Forsyth and St. Anthony replace Wesclin and Stew-Stras in this year’s VHT.

    Other local teams are No. 5 St. Elmo and No. 10 South Central.

  • Tip-Off Classic notes: Four honored

    DUQUOIN – Four Vandals were given tournament awards on Saturday following the conclusion of the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic.

    Seniors Chase Woolsey and Tim Ritchey, and junior Colton Woolsey were selected to the All-Tournament team, and senior Leyton Godoyo received the tournament’s Sportsmanship Award.

    It is the second straight season that Vandalia has earned those same awards.

    “They are very deserving,” said coach Brian Buscher said.

  • Vandals take third at DuQuoin Tourney

    DUQUOIN – The Vandals will begin South Central Conference play this Friday.

    Vandalia (2-2) will travel to Gillespie for the conference-opener, before hosting Hillsboro in a conference game next Tuesday. That will double as the team’s home-opener.

    “It can’t get here soon enough,” said coach Brian Buscher of the SCC season. “If we keep improving our play and focus, we can be right there (in contention for a title).”

    Gillespie is 0-1 in conference play after falling to Carlinville, 65-47.