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School Sports

  • Vandalia basketball to travel to DuQuoin Tournament

    The Vandals will be in action next Monday at the DuQuoin Tournament.

    That game will be at 6 p.m. against Cairo, a team the Vandals defeated last season, 80-60.

    Next Friday, the Vandals take on Agape at 6 p.m., and on Saturday, the Vandals face Flora at noon and DuQuoin at 7:30 p.m.

    Last season, Vandalia won the tournament, going 4-0 as part of a 15-3 start.

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia fall award winners

    Several teams held banquets last Thursday.

  • Prep Roundup (Nov. 22)

    A slow second half allowed Shelbyville to erase its 27-16 deficit against Brownstown last Thursday, as the Lady Bombers fell, 44-42.

    Juniors Molly Hill and Audriana Pruett each had 12 points to pace Brownstown (1-1), which only scored 15 points in the second half.

    The Lady Bombers missed eight free throws in the second half, and made just 40 percent of those shots in the game.

  • Smith named state football official

    Vandalia resident Jay Smith will be officiating at the state football finals in Champaign.

    He will either work the Class 4A title game Friday night or the class 5A title game Saturday morning.

    He also worked the state finals in 2005.

    In addition, a Vandalia officiating crew of Dave Givens, Mike Critcheloe, Jerry Schukar, Larry Rebbe and Paul Yagow officiated two rounds of games in this season's playoffs.

  • Re-aligned SCC changes winter athletic play

    The revamped South Central Conference debuts this school year, and prior to each season, The Leader-Union will be asking Vandalia’s coaches how they think the changes will affect their team.

    A list of all of the changes follows.

    1)    Gillespie and Staunton have replaced East Alton-Wood River and Marquette Catholic.
    2)    There will no longer be divisional play in any sport, with all teams that used to have divisions to play one game that counts in the conference standings.

  • South Central coaches excited about NTC

    FARINA – South Central High School has joined the National Trail Conference this season, coming into the NTC at the same time Teutopolis is leaving.

    South Central has previously been in the Midland Trail Conference for many years.

    Prior to each sports season, The Leader-Union will be asking South Central’s coaches how they think the conference switch will affect their team.

    Boys basketball

    Though South Central is new to the NTC, the boys basketball team has played many of the conference’s teams in the past.

  • Lady Cougars drop first NTC game

    The Lady Cougars lost their first-ever National Trail Conference game on Monday in a 50-14 win for conference favorite Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City.

    Senior Macie Cain had a team-high six points for South Central (0-1, 0-1 NTC), while freshman Lauren Lotz had five rebounds.

    Jenna Rose, a sophomore, added four points, and senior Taylor Keen and Lotz each had two points.

  • Vandals open season at South Central next Tuesday

    The Vandals will open the 2012-13 basketball season against a county rival next Tuesday.

    South Central will host the Vandals in both teams’ season-opener and coach Brian Buscher’s debut as Vandalia head coach.

    For the Cougars, senior Fischer Tharp will be looking to score his 1,000th career point. He needs 20 points in the game, and in last season’s matchup, he was able to score 18 in a 53-36 Vandalia victory.

  • Lady Vandals begin season Monday at Litchfield

    The Lady Vandals have added a third tournament to their regular-season schedule, and that is where they will open the 2012-13 season.

    On Monday, Vandalia will play its first game in the Litchfield Thanksgiving Tournament, taking on Nokomis at about 7:45 p.m. That game will begin after the conclusion of the 6 p.m. game.

    The tournament runs through next Saturday, and the Lady Vandals play four games.

  • Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Tourney begins early next week

    The Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament opens early next week at both high schools.

    The tournament runs through next Saturday, with the finals being held at Ramsey, starting at 2 p.m.

    The championship game will start at about 8 p.m.

    At Ramsey on Monday, Christ Our Rock Lutheran will take on Patoka at 6:15 p.m., and Ramsey will face Cowden-Herrick at 7:45 p.m.

    At Mulberry Grove on Tuesday, Odin will battle Brownstown at 6:15 p.m., and Sandoval will take on Mulberry Grove at 7:15 p.m.