School Sports

  • Vandals again finish tournament at 1-1

    VANDALIA – Though their overall record was worse, the Vandals still made the quarterfinals of the tournament in the second Vandal Shootout of the summer.

    Vandalia went 1-1 in tournament play last Friday for the second straight shootout, but went 2-6 overall, a drop from the 3-5 mark in the summer-opening event.

    In the tournament’s opening round, the Vandals knocked off Wayne City, 29-23.

  • Vandalia, SEB in third shootout

    Two local teams will be among 15 to take to the courts in the third Vandal Shootout of the summer, which will be held next Monday and Tuesday at the four schools in the Vandalia district.

    Vandalia’s varsity and junior varsity squads will be in the field, as will St. Elmo/Brownstown.

    Following pool play on Tuesday, a tournament will be played in the early afternoon. Games will be played at Vandalia Community High School, Vandalia Junior High School, Vandalia Elementary School and Jefferson Primary School.

  • Schaal Ks 15 in sweep of Centralia

    VANDALIA – Zach Schaal struck out 15 and was one of three players with two RBI as Post 95 broke a four-game losing streak with a 7-2 win against Centralia in the first game of Tuesday’s Jr. Legion doubleheader.

    Schaal struck out at least one batter per inning, and three times recorded three punch outs in an inning to even his season record at 2-2.

  • Girls basketball golf outing is Friday

    The Vandalia Community High School girls basketball team will hold a golf outing this Friday at Vandalia Country Club.

    For the morning session, sign-up will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., and for the afternoon session, sign-up will begin at 12:30 p.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

    Cost is $50 per person, or $200 for a team. Registration cost includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart and lunch.

    All proceeds will benefit the Lady Vandals.

    For more information, contact Ronnie at 335-6317 or Michelle at 267-7047.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (June 19)

    Many athletes who 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.

  • PHOTOS: Youth sports camps

    Pictured are youth who recently attended two youth camps offered at Vandalia High School.

  • PHOTO: Girls track awards

    Award winners for the Vandalia High School girls track team are pictured.

  • PHOTOS: McDowell camp returns

    For the second straight summer, Molly McDowell, a Nokomis High School graduate who has played professional basketball in Holland, instructed a camp for Vandalia's high school team.

  • Greenville Tournament next up for Post 95

    Post 95 will play two home games as part of this weekend’s Greenville College Sr. Legion Tournament.

    Three tournament games will be played at Vandalia Mutual Field on Friday night, with Post 95 meeting Florissant at 4 p.m. and Shelby County at 8 p.m. In between will be Collinsville and Effingham at 6 p.m.

    On Saturday, Vandalia will play Bluford at 2 p.m. at Robert E. Smith Field on the campus of Greenville College and then take on New Baden at 5 p.m. at Greenville High School. Vandalia beat New Baden, 5-4, earlier this month.

  • Vandalia Jr. Legion squad gets pair of weekend victories

    Vandalia’s Jr. Legion squad picked up a pair of wins over this past weekend, splitting two doubleheaders.

    Post 95 fought through the rain to pick up a 6-5 win against Dieterich last Saturday, but dropped the second game, 11-1.

    Vandalia then played a doubleheader at Jerseyville on Sunday, falling to Quincy, 11-0, in game one, but beating Jerseyville, 4-1, in game two.

    Post 95 travels to Teutopolis on Thursday and Carlyle on Friday before hosting Centralia next Tuesday. All dates are 6 p.m. doubleheaders.