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School Sports

  • Prep Roundup (Sept. 13)

    Warriors now 4-1 in EIC play
    Patoka’s baseball team has positioned itself well for the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament by winning another conference game on Tuesday, beating Beecher City, 6-1.

    Senior Jake Orrell (1-0) earned the win, and Clinton Hood pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to secure the win. They allowed just three hits in the game.

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

    Many athletes that 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.

  • Vandalia leaders (Sept. 13)

    Football
    Single-game leaders
    •Rushing yards: Ambuehl, 160
    •Passing yards: Ritchey, 45
    •Receiving yards: Cowger, 23
    •Total TD: Ambuehl, 3
    •Tackles for loss: Lucken, 5
    •Team scoring: 42 points
    •Team rushing yards: 393
    •Team passing yards: 45
    •Team receiving yards: 45
    •Team tackles for loss: 11
    •Margin of victory: 28 (42-14)
    Season leaders
    •Rushing yards: Ambuehl, 407

  • On the slate (Sept. 13-19)

    VANDALIA
    Football
    Friday at Roxana, 7 p.m.
    Volleyball
    Thursday at Hillsboro, 5 p.m.
    Saturday vs. Brownstown, 8 a.m.
    Saturday vs. EAWR, 10 a.m.
    Saturday vs. Carlyle, 1 p.m.
    Saturday vs. TBA, 2 or 3 p.m.
    Monday vs. Ramsey, 6 p.m.
    Tuesday at Litchfield, 5 p.m.
    Golf
    Thursday at Rolling Hills, 4:15 p.m.
    Monday at Indian Springs, 4 p.m.
    Tuesday at Eagle Creek, 4 p.m.
    Wednesday at Ramsey, 4 p.m.
    Tennis
    Thursday vs. EAWR, 4:30 p.m.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia Soccer

    The Vandalia soccer team got 26 saves from Colin Ledbetter in losses to Litchfield (13-0) on Monday and to Hillsboro (6-1) on Tuesday. Jussi Craycroft scored against the Hilltoppers.

  • Old Capitol Classic starts next Tuesday

    The Jr. High girls basketball season kicks off at the beginning of next week with the Old Capitol Classic.

    Games in the annual tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the Vandalia junior high and elementary schools.

    Local teams in the tournament include Vandalia, Brownstown and Mulberry Grove.

  • PHOTOS: JV Corner (Sept. 13)

    JV photos from the past week.

  • PHOTOS: VYO football vs. Roxana

    The VYO football teams took to Mark Greer Field on Saturday against Roxana.   

    This Saturday, the Jr. Vandals travel to Pana. Action from two weeks ago at East Alton-Wood River was canceled due to rain.

  • Vandals win at Staunton

    STAUNTON - The Vandals got three touchdowns and more than 150 yards from Ryan Ambuehl during a 36-21 win at Staunton on Saturday night.

    Vandalia's victory comes as a boost after the team was defeated by Carlinville last Friday, as the Vandals (2-1) now have a string of winnable games, with the next big challenge not until week 9 against Greenville, which lost to Carlinville 59-14 on Saturday.

    Luke Smith and Tim Ritchey also scored for the Vandals to help drop Staunton to 2-1 on the season.

  • Vandalia Football game postponed until Saturday.

    STAUNTON-Vandalia's football game at Staunton was canceled at about 7:00pm on Friday night and rescheduled for Saturday at 7:00pm. The game was called off due to heavy rains.