School Sports

  • Vandalia prep roundup (April 18)

    Girls track
    Monday, April 15, 2013
    at Roxana Relays
    First-place finisher
    •Sierah Ruffner, high jump, 5 feet, 4 inches (tied meet record)
    Third-place finishers
    •Johanna Walton, high jump, 5 feet, 2 inches
    •Sprint medley (Karlie Bright, Ruffner, Ally Sasse and Jalea Pasley), 2:04.1
    Fifth-place finishers
    •Makayla Tinker, long jump, 14 feet, 5 inches
    •4X800-meter relay (Paslay, Hallie Leigh, Kelsey Rubin and Makenzie Roberts), 12:52.9
    Team score

  • Area Prep Roundup (April 18)

    Tuesday, April 16
    North Clay 4
    South Central 0
    S: 0-0-0-0-0-0-0—0-3-2
    N: 4-0-0-0-0-0-X—4-4-0
    LP: Diss (1-2); 5 IP, 4 K
    Cougars: Schwarm, 1-for-2, 2B; Bray, 1-for-3; Tharp, 1-for-3.
    Record: 5-7
    Friday, April 12
    South Central 6
    Dieterich 5
    D: 0-0-0-0-0-5-0—5-6-2
    S: 1-0-1-0-4-0-X—6-6-2
    WP: King; 7 IP, 6 K

  • This week's schedule (April 18-24)

    •April 19 vs. Hillsboro, 4:30 p.m.
    •April 22 at Litchfield, 4:30 p.m.
    •April 24 vs. Pana, 4:30 p.m.
    •April 18 at Breese Cent., 4:15 p.m.
    •April 19 at Hillsboro, 4:30 p.m.
    •April 22 vs. Litchfield, 4:30 p.m.
    •April 24 at Pana, 4:30 p.m.
    Boys track
    •April 19 at Robinson, 4:30 p.m.
    •April 23 at T-Town, 4:15 p.m.
    Girls track
    •April 19 at Greenville, 3:30 p.m.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (April 18)

    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.

  • School sports briefs (April 18)

    Nomination period open for VCHS Athletic Hall of Fame inductions

    The nomination period is open for this year’s Vandalia Community High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductions.

    Forms are available in the high school office, and should be sent to Kevin Jackson, VCHS Athletic Director, 1109 N. 8th St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

    In order to be nominated, the following conditions must be met.

  • Sports cancellations: April 17, 2013

    South Central softball vs. Ramsey had been canceled for Wednesday.

    South Central baseball at Noble has been canceled for Wednesday.

    Patoka baseball vs. Woodlawn has been canceled for Wednesday.

    St. Elmo softball at Dieterich has been canceled for Wednesday, and rescheduled for next Wednesday.

  • Sports cancellations: April 11, 2013

    The home baseball game for Vandalia against Shelbyville has been canceled for Thursday.

    The Vandalia softball game at Shelbyville for Thursday has been canceled.

    The St. Elmo/Ramsey baseball game for Thursday has been canceled.

  • Earnest named first-team All-American

    Vandalia graduate Jessica Earnest was named a first-team All-American in women's bowling on Wednesday night.

    This year marks the first time the Vanderbilt senior has been named to the first team by the National Ten Pin Coaches Association. In the past three years, she has been named a second-team All-American.

    Earnest was honored at the Champions Banquet, an annual event held prior to the NCAA bowling championships.

  • Patoka beats Webber for first win

    PATOKA – After being shut out in the first two games of the season, Warriors coach Joey Eddy had a simple message for his team last Thursday.

    “Let’s make a statement,” he said prior to Patoka’s 6-3 win against Webber.

    And the Warriors sure took that message to heart.

    After leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning, Patoka’s offense went to work with two outs in the second, scoring five runs on three hits, three walks and an error.

  • Patoka Insider: Cain's walk sparks rally

    PATOKA – It all started with a walk.

    And while that’s not the most exciting play in baseball, it set the foundation for all sorts of excitement for the Warriors in a 6-3 win against Webber last Thursday.

    With two outs in the bottom of the second inning, Cain battled back from an 0-2 count to draw a walk and start a five-run rally that propelled Patoka to its first victory of the season.