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School Sports

  • Vandalia golfers struggle in loss at Effingham CC

    The Vandalia golf team fell to Effingham on Tuesday, 154-191.

    Senior Blake Swofford led the Vandals (4-4) at Effingham Country Club, shooting a 41 to finish in a tie for fourth.

    Sophomore Zach Schaal shot a 47 for Vandalia's second-best score, but all six of Effingham's golfers had 44 or lower.

    Senior Leyton Godoyo (51), senior Zach Jackson (52), sophomore Jake Bowen (58) and sophomore Adam Palmer (65) rounded out Vandalia's participants.

  • Lady Eagles topple Lady Cougars

    FARINA – Perry Manley and Savannah Feezel have things figured out.

    The senior duo from St. Elmo led the Lady Eagles to a 17-25, 25-17, 25-15 win against National Trail Conference rival South Central last Thursday, with Manley assisting Feezel on 13 kills during the game, including the back-breaking points in the third set,

    “Savannah had some great kills tonight,” said St. Elmo coach Elise Asher. “It was fabulous.”

  • Diss fires two-hitter as Cougars beat Eagles

    KINMUNDY – South Central senior Dan Diss tossed a two-hitter, as the Cougars dispatched National Trail Conference foe St. Elmo, 10-0, in five innings on Tuesday.

    Five Cougars had a multi-hit game to back up Diss (3-0), who struck out six.

    South Central (8-1, 5-0 NTC) scored in all but one inning, and St. Elmo's Levi Maxey (0-1) took the loss after striking out two in 3 2/3 innings.

  • PHOTOS: JV Corner (Sept. 6)

    JV photos from the past week.

    In addition, Vandalia's JV football team lost at Carlinville, 36-8, on Monday.

  • On the slate (Sept. 6-11)

    VANDALIA
    Football
    Friday at Staunton, 7 p.m.
    Volleyball
    Thursday at Southwestern, 5 p.m.
    Golf
    Thursday at Greenville, 5 p.m.
    Monday at Belk Park, 4:15 p.m.
    Tennis
    Thursday vs. Hillsboro, 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday at Highland Tourney, 9 a.m.
    Tuesday vs. Effingham, 4:15 p.m.
    Soccer
    Monday vs. Litchfield, 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday vs. Hillsboro, 4:30 p.m.
    JV Football
    Monday vs. Staunton, 6 p.m.
    Freshmen Football
    Thursday vs. Gillespie, 6 p.m.

  • Vandalia High School golf event canceled

    Wednesday's golf event between Vandalia, Litchfield and Christ Our Rock Lutheran high schools scheduled at Vandalia Country Club has been canceled due to the weather. No makeup date has been set at this time.

  • Lady Vandals win Altamont Tournament; South Central is third

    ALTAMONT - The Lady Vandals continued their hot start to the season, winning the Altamont Tournament on Saturday to move their season record to 6-0.

    Vandalia eeked into the title game, getting by South Central, 26-28, 25-19, 17-15, in the final game of pool play. The Lady Cougars went on to beat Greenville in three sets to place third.

    In the championship game, Vandalia battled Cumberland, winning 25-9, 24-26, 15-12. Senior RaeChelle Leiken secured 12 kills in the title match.

  • Vandalia falls in rain-delayed football game

    Steady rains marred the second half of one of the biggest games on Vandalia's football schedule, as Carlinville's dominating rushing attack was too much for the Vandals to handle in a 32-14 loss on Friday.

    Brendan Stewart rushed for more than 200 yards and had touchdowns of 77 and 65 yards for Carlinville (2-0).

    Vandalia's scores came on a 2-yard run by Luke Smith in the first quarter and a 10-yard pass from Tim Ritchey to Ryan Ambuehl in the third quarter.

    Vandalia (1-1) travels to Staunton (2-0) next Friday.

  • Vandalia, South Central to play in Altamont Volleyball Tournament on Saturday

    The Vandalia and South Central High School volleyball teams will be playing in Saturday's Altamont Tournament. Both schools will be playing at Altamont Grade School.

    Vandalia's schedule is as follows:

    •8:30 a.m. vs. Beecher City

    •11:30 a.m. vs. Raymond-Lincolnwood

    •1:30 p.m. vs. South Central

    South Central's schedule is as follows:

    •9:30 a.m. vs. Raymond-Lincolnwood

    •10:30 a.m. vs. Beecher City

    •1:30 p.m. vs. Vandalia

  • Senior Spotlight: Alex Newsom

    The big question coming into this football season was, “How are the Vandals going to replace Levi Ulmer?”

    The bruising fullback moved on to Ripon College, leaving a 1,200-yard void at the fullback position, but ask anyone in the Vandalia football program whether they think a void really exists, and you’ll get a pretty standard answer.