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School Sports

  • 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.

  • Vandalia coaches excited about re-aligned SCC

    The revamped South Central Conference debuts this school year, and prior to each season, The Leader-Union will be asking Vandalia’s coaches how they think the changes will affect their team.

    A list of all of the changes include:

    •Gillespie and Staunton have replaced East Alton-Wood River and Marquette Catholic.
    •There will no longer be divisional play in any sport, with all teams that used to have divisions to play one game that counts in the conference standings.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Aug. 23)

    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.

  • Bombers, Warriors to battle for title at Ramsey Tournament

    RAMSEY – Patoka and Brownstown will battle for the championship of the Ramsey Tournament for the third straight season, and the Warriors will be looking to avenge last season’s loss.

    The championship game will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Friday.

    The Bombers took down Patoka, 9-1, in last season’s title game, but after scoring 34 runs in the first two games this year, the Warriors’ offense is hoping to make sure that a loss doesn’t happen again.

  • Patoka, Brownstown pick up day one victories

    RAMSEY – Senior Austin Hunter threw a complete game for Brownstown and collected three hits to lead the Bombers to a 5-1 win against the hosts on Monday in the opening game of the Ramsey Tournament.

    Hunter (1-0) surrendered a few hard-hit balls, but only a handful made it through Brownstown’s defense, which committed no errors during the game.

  • South Central coaches eager for National Trail Conference play

    FARINA – South Central High School has joined the National Trail Conference this season, coming into the NTC at the same time Teutopolis is leaving.

    South Central has previously been in the Midland Trail Conference for many years.

    Prior to each sports season, The Leader-Union will be asking South Central’s coaches how they think the conference switch will effect their team.

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