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School Sports

  • Area prep roundup (Aug. 30)

    South Central wins third NTC game

    The Cougars won their third National Trail Conference game of the season on Tuesday, defeating Dieterich, 11-1, in six innings.

    Senior Dan Diss struck 11 to earn his second victory of the season, and senior Heath Hoffmann paced the offense, with a 3-for-4 effort, including four RBI.

    South Central is 5-1 on the season and 3-0 in the NTC.

  • Vandal Leaders (Aug. 30)

    The stat leaders of Vandalia's fall sports teams are all listed below. Statistics are calculated using stats taken in-person when possible. For other games, coaches reports are used.

  • PHOTO: Soccer team winless after two games

    The Vandalia High School soccer team has played two matches this season, losing to Pana, 3-0, last Thursday, and battling St. Anthony in the first home match on Tuesday.

  • PHOTOS: VYO football vs. Staunton

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

    In week one at Carlinville, the fifth-graders were the only team to win, taking their game, 12-8. Otherwise, the sixth-graders lost, 24-6; the seventh-graders lost, 28-22; and the eighth-graders lost, 44-34.

    This Saturday, the Jr. Vandals travel to East Alton-Wood River.

  • PHOTOS: JV Corner (Aug. 30)

    Some of this past week's Vandalia JV action included a home tennis match on Thursday and a home volleyball match on Tuesday.

    On Monday, the JV football team lost at Greenville, 44-34.

  • Rams take third in own tourney

    RAMSEY – The Rams played catch-up all game, but when the time limit was reached, they were on top in the third-place game of the Ramsey Tournament, earning a 7-6 win.

    Ramsey scored four times in the third, capped by a two-run double from senior Austin Cunningham to tie the game at six, and senior Ryan Black added an RBI double in the fourth to take the team’s first lead of the game and secure the win.

    Junior Tylor Knisley pitched a perfect fifth inning to earn the victory, with the game ending early on the tournament’s 1:45 time limit rule

  • This week's schedule (Aug. 30)

    VANDALIA
    Football
    Friday, vs. Carlinville, 7 p.m.
    Volleyball
    Thursday at Roxana, 5 p.m.
    Saturday at Altamont Tourney, TBA
    Tuesday vs. Carlinville, 5 p.m.
    Golf
    Tuesday at Effingham, 4 p.m.
    Wednesday vs. CORL/Litch., 4 p.m.
    Soccer
    Thursday vs. Effingham, 4:15 p.m.
    Monday vs. Centralia, 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday vs. CORL, 4:30 p.m.
    JV Football
    Monday at Carinville, 6 p.m.
    Freshmen Football
    Thursday at Carlinville, 6 p.m.
    VYO Football

  • St. Elmo baseball game canceled

    Monday's baseball game scheduled at St. Elmo against Sandoval has been canceled due to wet grounds.

  • Vandals earn season-opening 42-14 victory against Gillespie

    Led by two long touchdown runs and stifling play from the defensive line, the Vandalia football team came away a 42-14 win against Gillespie in Friday night's season-opener.

    Senior Ryan Ambuehl rumbled 69 yards for a touchdown at the end of the first quarter, and senior Luke Smith added a 43-yard run for his second score of the game in the fourth quarter to lead the Vandal offense.

    Defensively, senior Jeff Lucken had a monster game in Gillespie's backfield, recording two sacks, one sack assist and two other tackles for loss.

  • Senior Spotlight: Quinn Wadkins

    PATOKA – Last fall, Quinn Wadkins wore a pink shirt on picture day, and since then, every time that the Warriors have lined up for a team picture, someone is sure to remind him of the moment.

    Then, there was the time as a freshman that in one of his four at-bats that season, he stumbled and fell on the way to first base.

    And he knows that the nine-hole 53 he recently shot on a golf course is sure to be something that will follow him around for awhile.