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School Sports

  • Dear Mrs. Wooten

  • Swofford wins at Belk Park; Vandals place seventh

    Senior Blake Swofford won the season's first golf tournament on Monday, shooting a three-under 69 at Belk Park.
    As a team, the Vandals placed seventh out of 11 teams in the field in East Alton-Wood River.

    Swofford had four birdies during his round, on holes 5, 10, 11 and 13, and he bogeyed hole 6. Otherwise, he was par for the course.

    Sophomore Zach Schaal had the next-best round for Vandalia, shooting an 89.

    Senior Zach Jackson followed with a 94. He birdied hole 10.

  • PHOTOS: Vandal practices begin

    Fall practices are well under way for Vandalia's High School teams, with the seasons set to begin at the end of the month.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Aug. 16)

    Spencer Patton • Pitcher • Idaho Falls Chukars

    •Aug. 10 – Patton, a South Central graduate, struck out two in three innings of relief during a 12-5 win against Orem. He allowed four hits, but no runs or walks.  On the season, Patton is 0-6, with a 6.91 earned-run average, in 10 games, including eight starts. He has struck out 55 batters in just 41 2/3 innings pitched.

  • St. Elmo Jr. High Softball (Aug. 16)

    The St. Elmo Junior High softball team is 2-4 through the first six games of the season.

    Box scores for those games follow:

    Tuesday, Aug. 14
    Mulberry Grove 15
    St. Elmo 3
    SE:   2-0-1-0—3-3-4
    MG: 5-4-2-4—15-8-2
    LP: Hoopingarner
    Lady Eagles: Parkison, 1-for-2, run, RBI; Viramontes, 1-for-2, run; Brown, 1-for-2, run; Moss, RBI; Hoopingarner, BB; Da. Shelton, BB.

  • Von Behren hired by Maryville University

    A Vandalia Community High School graduate has been hired as the head baseball coach at Maryville University, a Division II school in St. Louis.

    Seth Von Behren is the ninth coach in Maryville’s history, and the Saints will be the fourth team he has coached for at the collegiate level.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Aug. 9)

    Jessica Earnest • Senior • Vanderbilt University

  • Sports Briefs (Aug. 9)

    First Vandalia tennis practice is Aug. 14

    The Vandalia High School girls tennis team will hold its first two practices on Aug. 14-15 at the high school tennis courts, from 8-11 a.m.

    All athletes must have a physical on file to participate.

    Questions should be directed to coach Kevin Schroeder at 283-0212.

    First SC volleyball practice is Aug. 13

    The South Central High School volleyball team will hold its first practice on Monday, Aug. 13, from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

  • Austin places 5th at Jr. Olympics

    Quenten Austin, a 2012 Vandalia Community High School graduate, placed fifth in the decathlon at the AAU Jr. Olympics in Humble, Tex., a suburb of Houston, this past weekend.

    Austin, who plans to compete in the event starting next spring at Carthage College, finished with 5,787 points and finished no worse than 17th out of 38 in any of the 10 parts of the event in the young 17-18 age division.

    Wolf Mahler of Temple, Tex., was the overall winner, with 7.274 points.

  • Montgomery picks Fontbonne

    Trevor Montgomery, a 2012 Vandalia Community High School graduate, on Wednesday signed his admissions letter to Fontbonne University, where he plans to play baseball.

    He is the second player from his class to sign with an NCAA Division III school in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, joining Dathan Berning, who recently signed with Greenville College.