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School Sports

  • Prep Roundup (Oct. 4)

    Vandalia eighth-graders
    fall at Altamont
    The Jr. Lady Vandals fell to .500 on the season after a 28-14 loss at Altamont on Tuesday.
    Emma Meyer led the team in scoring with eight points, while Anna Miller (four) and Jensen Hollinshead (two) also scored for Vandalia (3-3).
    The seventh-grade score was not reported.

    Jr. Lady Vandals
    suffer second loss
    The Vandalia Jr. High eighth-grade girls basketball team took its second loss of the season last Friday at Edwardsville Liberty, falling 27-17.

  • Vandal Leaders (Oct. 4)

    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.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Oct. 4)

    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.

    Taylor Parrish • Sophomore • Franklin

    •Sept. 25 – Parrish, a Vandalia grad, played in one set of a 3-0 loss to Mount St. Joseph (Ohio). She had one kill, one assist and one dig during the match, which dropped Franklin to 5-12 on the season.

  • St. Elmo 1-1 in NTC Tournament

    St. Elmo senior Garrett Bartels had a hit in each of the first two games of the National Trail Conference Tournament, including one last Friday during an eight-inning, 2-1 win against Beecher City.

    Senior Connor Beasley (6-3) struck out 11 batters over eight innings to earn the win, and Dalton Parks doubled and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth.

    On Monday, the Eagles traveled to St. Anthony and lost, 9-1.

  • This week's schedule (Oct. 4-10)

    VANDALIA
    Football
    •Saturday at Southwestern, 1 p.m.
    Volleyball
    •Thursday vs. Litchfield, 5 p.m.
    •Friday vs. O’Fallon, 6 p.m.*
    •Friday vs. Carbondale, 7 p.m.*
    •Saturday vs. Wesclin, 9 a.m.*
    •Saturday vs. Highland, 11 a.m.*
    •Saturday vs. Breese Cent., 12 p.m.*
    *at Highland Tournament
    Golf
    •Monday at IHSA Sectional
    Tennis
    •Saturday at Hillsboro, 9 a.m.*
    •Tuesday at Teutopolis, 4:30 p.m.

  • VYO goes 3-1 at Greenville

    The Vandalia VYO football teams went 3-1 at Greenville on Saturday.

    The fifth-graders won, 12-6.

    The sixth-graders won, 20-8.

    The seventh-graders lost, 48-36.

    The eighth-graders won, 40-28.

    The Jr. Vandals will be home this Saturday against Litchfield in the final games of the season. The first game begins at 11 a.m.

  • Vandals become playoff eligible with win against Hillsboro

    The touchdowns just kept piling up for the Vandals, and the game ended with the team becoming elibigle for the state playoffs.

    Senior Luke Smith scored three times to help Vandalia take a 42-0 lead at halftime, and the Vandals' JV players played most of the second half to wrap up a 48-6 win, the fifth of the season.

    With another victory, the Vandals (5-1) will be assured a spot in the playoffs, though any team from the South Central Conference with five wins typically gets in.

  • Lady Vandals win Volley for the Cure match

    GREENVILLE — Though the overall meaning of the night far exceeded the volleyball game, the Lady Vandals were able to win Thursday's Volley for the Cure match at Greenville, 25-17, 13-25, 25-7.

    Vandalia (17-1, 7-0 SCC) slipped in the second set, but came back with a strong showing in the third set, winning by the largest margin of victory in a single set on the season.

    Senior Sierah Ruffner had nine kills to lead the Lady Vandals, and senior RaeChelle Leiken added eight. Leiken and sophomore Ally Sasse each had four service aces.

  • Cougars undefeated in first NTC season

    South Central finished its first season in the National Trail Conference undefeated after defeating Windsor, 10-0, on Thursday.

    The Cougars have a 9-0 conference record.

    Seniors Dan Diss and Shawn Meyer combined to throw a one-hitter, striking out 10.

    Dylan Smith was 2-for-2, with two RBI, and Kyle Bray was 1-for-3, with a double and two RBI.

    South Central next plays on Monday in the NTC Tournament in Kinmundy.

  • Changes to area sports schedule

    Due to the recent rains, several games have been rescheduled around the area.

    So far reported are:

    •South Central baseball vs. Windsor is now on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. in Kinmundy.

    •St. Elmo baseball vs. Neoga is now on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. -- THIS GAME HAS BEEN CANCELED

    •Vandalia soccer vs. Greenville is now on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.