School Sports

  • Two Jr. Vandals medal at state

    Two Jr. Vandals medaled at last Saturday’s Illinois Elementary School Association Class AA state track meet.

  • Relay team sets record at state


    CHARLESTON – Vandalia’s 4X100-meter relay has a bright future.

  • Issak takes 9th in 300 hurdles

    CHARLESTON – It was a heart-breaking finish for Patoka’s Taylor Issak in last Thursday’s state preliminaries.

  • Patoka eighth-grader wins SIJHSAA state title

    Eighth-grader Kolten Walker became the first state champion in the five-year history of Patoka’s Jr. high track program earlier this month.

    Walker’s throw of 133 feet, 4½ inches easily earned him the title in the discus at the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class S state track meet in Salem.

  • Hill takes 19th in fourth state meet

    CHARLESTON – Brownstown/St. Elmo senior Molly Hill was consistent with her three throws in her fourth appearance at the state track meet, but fell short of the state discus finals.


  • Legion baseball returns this week

    VANDALIA – Summer baseball returns to town on Friday, as the Post 95 Jr. Legion squad will host Carlyle in a 6 p.m. doubleheader at Vandalia Mutual Field.

    The Sr. Legion season kicks off on Sunday at Jerseyville, with games against Quincy at 2:30 p.m. and Jerseyville at 5 p.m. The home opener is next Monday against Teutopolis.

    Jacob Riedle will coach the Sr. Legion squad, while Steve Dangbar of Nokomis will handle the coaching duties for Jr. Legion.

    Sr. Legion
    •June 1 – at Jerseyville (DH), 2:30 p.m.
    •June 2 – vs. Teutopolis (DH), 6 p.m.
    •June 4 – vs. Olney (DH), 6 p.m.

  • Meyer, Paslay and 4X100-meter relay team qualify for IHSA state track meet

    STAUNTON – The 4X100-meter relay is the most chaotic event run at a track meet.

    Precise hand-offs are a must, and runners are often mere seconds apart throughout the entire race – which lasts less than a minute – and the gaps only tighten at the state level.

    And that’s exactly where Vandalia’s relay squad will run this Thursday.

  • Hill makes fourth state meet

    Brownstown/St. Elmo senior Molly Hill will make her fourth appearance at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A state meet, and will be looking to make the discus finals for the second time in her career.

    Hill’s sectional throw of 111 feet, 6 inches is the 13th-best among qualifers, and she needs to be in the top 12 to make finals.

    She made the finals as a sophomore, placing seventh, with a throw of 116 feet, 2 inches, but her other two state appearances saw her fail to reach 100 feet.

  • Issak again qualifies for state in 300 hurdles

    After falling more than two seconds short of making the state finals last season, Patoka sophomore Taylor Issak will be looking to make a big jump in the standings of the 300-meter hurdles.

    Issak will make her second appearance at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A on Thursday after winning the 300-meter hurdles at last Thursday’s Lawrenceville Sectional.

    Her time of 47.95 seconds puts her ninth among qualifiers, and nine athletes make Saturday’s state finals.

  • Nine Jr. Vandals state-bound

    The Jr. Vandals will be well-represented at this weekend’s Illinois Elementary School Association Class AA state track meet in East Peoria.

    Nine athletes from Vandalia qualified in a total in 12 events, with seventh-grader Devon Little leading the way with three events, and seventh-grader Emma Warner holding the team’s highest seeding.

    Warner is ranked third among seventh-grade qualifiers in the pole vault.