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School Sports

  • This week's schedule (March 21-27)

    VANDALIA
    Baseball
    •March 22 vs. Ramsey, 4:15 p.m.
    •March 23 Road Round-Robin, 12:30 p.m.
    •March 25 at St. Elmo, 4:15 p.m.
    Softball
    •March 22 vs. Plymouth, 4:15 p.m.
    •March 25 vs. South Central, 4:15 p.m.
    •March 26 vs. Newton, 4:15 p.m.
    Track
    •March 26 at Hillsboro, 4:30 p.m.

    BROWNSTOWN
    Baseball
    •March 25 vs. Greenville, 4:15 p.m.
    •March 26 at Neoga, 4:15 p.m.

  • PHOTO: St. Elmo track team

    The St. Elmo High School track team is pictured.

  • Area Prep Roundup (March 21)

    The St. Elmo softball team fell in both games at Saturday’s Fairfield Tournament.

    The Lady Eagles lost to Wayne City, 7-3, and Fairfield, 16-0.

    Against Wayne City, senior Megan Maxey had an RBI triple and a run scored, while freshman Sarah Maxey and junior Danie Austin each crossed the plate in a three-run third inning.

    Against Fairfield, St. Elmo (0-2) got a triple from Austin and a single from Megan Maxey.

  • PHOTO: Strobel headed to Top Times meet

    Vandalia sophomore Ben Strobel has been invited to the Class A Illinois Top Times meet at the Shrink Center on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University after running the mile in 4:44.64 at the Charleston Indoor Invitational (pictured).

    He will be racing against 14 others at IWU on Friday at what is considered the unofficial indoor state meet.

    The race will begin at 7:20 p.m., and live streaming will be available at www.acgsports.org and www.ustream.tv, and results will be posted at www.illinoistoptimes.com.

  • Coaches named in St. Elmo/Brownstown co-op

    The coaches have been selected for next year's St. Elmo/Brownstown co-op.

    For high school sports hosted at St. Elmo, the coaches are:

    •Varsity basketball: Greg Feezel
    •JV basketball: Vince Rohr
    •F/S basketball: Ryan Beccue
    •Varsity volleyball: Elise Asher
    •JV volleyball: Toby Harms
    •F/S volleyball: Jeni Haslett
    •Varsity softball: Megan Burrus
    •JV softball: Dana Pasley
    •Cheerleading: Deb Hunter

  • Sports cancellations for Tuesday

    Due to the weather, several sporting events have been canceled for Tuesday.

    The Vandalia softball game against Effingham has been canceled, as has the track meet in Litchfield, which the Vandalia boys and girls teams were traveling to.

    The South Central softball game at Odin has been canceled.

    St. Elmo baseball at Altamont and Patoka baseball against Christ Our Rock Lutheran have been canceled.

  • Oldham fires perfect game in Mulberry Grove's opener

    Mulberry Grove senior Becca Oldham had little trouble getting back into the high school game.

    In her first game back after missing all of last season due to injury, Oldham fired a perfect game for the Lady Aces on Thursday in a 31-0 drubbing of Sandoval.

    More information on this game will be available in the March 21 edition of The Leader-Union.

  • South Central softball team again postponed

    The South Central softball game scheduled at Altamont for Thursday has been canceled due to poor field conditions. No makeup date has been set at this time.

  • Vandal coaches enjoying improved shed

    VANDALIA – Ever since the building was constructed in the 2000s, many opposing teams have been envious of Vandalia High School’s indoor hitting shed.

    Constructed with money raised by the Sports Boosters, the metal building between the high school baseball and softball fields has allowed many players an opportunity to face live pitching during the offseason or when the spring weather doesn’t allow players to be outside.

    But despite its many benefits, the building still needed some improvements.

    Enter the Field of Dreams committee.

  • Vandals Insider: Small-ball in order

    VANDALIA – Any general baseball fan who is interested in seeing high school players hit a lot of home runs probably will want to find games other than Vandalia’s.

    But just because the Vandals won’t be a power-hitting team in 2013, it doesn’t mean that coach Luke Hohlt’s team won’t be scoring runs.

    Returning just one home run – from senior Michael Wells – Vandalia will rely heavily on speed, bunting and good contact-hitting to produce runs this season.