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School Sports

  • Soccer team honors seniors

    Vandalia’s soccer team celebrated its seniors on Tuesday, during halftime of a 6-1 loss to Lincolnwood.

    Colin Ledbetter scored his second goal of the season on the fourth assist of the year from Jussi Craycroft.

    Blake Torbeck had 10 saves in-goal, while Bailey Cearlock added three for Vandalia (0-15-1)

    After the game, coach Walt Kinney commented on each of his seniors.

  • South Central perfect in first NTC season

    South Central finished its first season as a member of the National Trail Conference undefeated after shutting out Windsor, 10-0, last Thursday.

    The victory gave the Cougars (14-4-1) a 9-0 conference record.

    Seniors Dan Diss and Shawn Meyer combined to fire a one-hitter, striking out 10 batters and walking just three.

    Dylan Smith and Kyle Bray paced the offense, with Smith going 2-for-2, with two RBI, and Bray going 1-for-3, with a double and two RBI.

  • Tennis team set for SCC Tourney

    After a week with three matches, the Lady Vandals tennis team will be making its final preparations for Saturday’s South Central Conference Tournament in Roxana.

    Beginning at 9 a.m., Vandalia will be looking to place some individuals on the all-conference team.

    “Hannah (Blythe) has a chance to slip into the top two (in singles), but it all depends on what the other coaches do,” said coach Kevin Schroeder. “We have a shot in doubles, too.”

  • 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.