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  • Godoyo named all-tournament at Litchfield; Lady Vandals go 2-2

    LITCHFIELD — Junior Megan Godoyo was selected to the all-tournament team after she helped the Lady Vandals to a 2-2 mark in the Litchfield Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday after a 44-40 win against Carlinville.

    On Friday, Vandalia lost to Litchfield, 49-35.

    Godoyo had a team-high 11 points against Carlinville in a game that saw Vandalia (2-2) need to make a fourth-quarter comeback after having led the entire second and third quarters.

    The Lady Vandals begin conference play on Thursday, hosting Gillespie at 6 p.m.

  • Brownstown wins Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament

    Behind big efforts from seniors Austin Hunter and Matt Sefton, and junior Jacob Behrends, the Bombers claimed the championship of the Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament on Saturday, defeating Christ Our Rock, 70-65.

    Hunter had a double-double, with 23 points and 19 rebounds for Brownstown (4-0), while Sefton had 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Behrends had 18 points and five rebounds.

    The game was close throughout, with a 34-34 tie at halftime and a 52-52 tie after three quarters.

  • DuQuoin Tournament scheduled changed; event now begins Wednesday

    The Vandalia boys basketball will now begin play in the DuQuoin Tournament on Wednesday after a change in the schedule.

    Agape Christian will no longer play in the tournament, so the Vandals will battle Flora at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Cairo at 6 p.m. on Friday and DuQuoin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

    The tournament was originally scheduled to begin on Monday.

  • Lady Vandals now 1-1 at Litchfield Tournament

    The Lady Vandals earned a come-from-behind win on Tuesday at the Litchfield Tournament, defeating Athens, 68-66, on the strength of 24 fourth-quarter points.

    Senior Amber Bruno had 22 points, and junior Megan Godoyo put in 21. Junior Morgan Cripe added 11, and freshman Karlie Bright scored her first four career points.

    Freshman Madelyn Hosick also had her first career points on a field goal.

    Vandalia attempted 49 free throws in the game, and have made 40-of-70 attempts on the season.

  • St. Elmo Holiday Tournament schedule released

    The schedule for this season's St. Elmo Holiday Tournament has been announced, and the hosts have the No. 1 seed.

    Tuesday, Dec. 11
    •Game 1: (1) St. Elmo vs. (8) Mulberry Grove, 6:15 p.m.
    •Game 2: (4) Beecher City vs. (5) Brownstown, 7:45 p.m.

    Wednesday, Dec. 12
    •Game 3: (2) Altamont vs. (7) Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    •Game 4: (3) Cowden-Herrick vs. (6) South Central, 7:45 p.m.

  • Vandals get season-opening win at South Central

    FARINA – A five-point possession in the middle of the third quarter was the turning point for Vandalia in a 46-26 victory at South central in Tuesday’s season-opener.

    Senior Tim Ritchey made a 3-pointer but was fouled after the shot, and senior Michael Wells made a second-chance layup on the ensuing possession to give the Vandals a 30-14 lead and control of the game with 3:51 left in the third period.

  • Senior Spotlight: RaeChelle Leiken

    For the Lady Vandals, it’s a good thing that first impressions don’t always last.

    “At first, I thought I hated them,” said senior RaeChelle Leiken of her teammates. “They were funny from the get-go – that’s not a lie – but it’s funnier to just say that I hated them.”

    Leiken wasn’t sure what to think of the unique personality that engulfs Vandalia’s volleyball team when she moved here from Oregon the summer before her junior year.

  • Cripe's absence felt in season-opener

    LITCHFIELD – Junior Morgan Cripe did not play due to illness, and a reshuffled rotation did what it could in the post in the Lady Vandals’ season-opener on Monday.

    But Nokomis' sophomore  center Ashley Schneider scored 30 points against the undersized Lady Vandals, and Vandalia committed 25 turnovers in a 65-47 loss at the Litchfield Thanksgiving Tournament.

  • Several Vandals earn all-conference honors

    Seven Vandalia football players have been selected to receive All-South Central Conference recognition.

    Players named to the first team were:

    •Ryan Ambuehl, defensive back
    •Jeff Lucken, defensive line
    •Luke Smith, linebacker
    •Jake Stone, offensive line

    Players named to the second team were:

    •Tim Ritchey, defensive back
    •Ryan Schmolinger, offensive line
    •Ambuehl, running back
    •Lucken, offensive line

  • 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.