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School Sports

  • Vandals win first meet at new VCHS facility

    Vandalia welcomed threeteams to town for the first high school meet here since the 1980s, and the home teams didn’t disappoint a decent-sized crowd.

    The boys team placed first in 12 of 18 events to win, and the girls added six top finishes to place second last Thursday during a meet that was slowed just once.

    Boys coach Jane Bell had been admittedly nervous going into the meet, and when it ended with the only delay having been due to the set-up of the 300-meter hurdles, she was satisfied.

  • Lady Vandals have tough week with three losses

    The Lady Vandals ended a tough week with a poor defensive performance in an 18-2 loss to Altamont on Tuesday.

    Vandalia committed 10 errors during the game and struggled against the hard-throwing Katie Lang of Altamont, getting seven base runners in five innings.

    Altamont jumped out to just a 2-0 lead in the first inning, despite four errors from Vandalia, but the Lady Vandals were able to get a run back in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by senior Alex Henna.

  • PHOTOS: Ramsey softball wins

    The Lady Rams defeated Neoga, 8-2, last Wednesday.

  • Patoka tops Aces in local rivalry

    MULBERRY GROVE – Though Patoka’s offense got somewhat stagnant after building a lead on Monday, the Warriors came away with a 7-3 victory against local rival Mulberry Grove.

    Patoka scored twice in each the first, second and fourth innings, but entering the fifth with a 6-1 advantage seemed to take the aggressiveness out of the Warriors, who would have just one runner in the fifth and sixth innings.

  • The Next Level: College/professional athlete roundup (April 12)

    Jessica Earnest • Junior • Vanderbilt University

    •Earnest, a Vandalia grad, will bowl with Vanderbilt in the NCAA Championships from April 12-14 in Wickliffe, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. If the Commodores make the championship game, it will be televised on ESPNU at 7 p.m. central time on the 14th.

    Tanner Bushue • Pitcher • Lexington Legends

  • Prep roundup (April 12)

    Eagles use late rally to beat Brownstown

    St. Elmo scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Brownstown, 6-3, on Monday.

    The game was tied at three after the Bombers scored all of their runs in the bottom of the fifth, with Austin Hunter driving home two runs on a double and Brady McDowell bringing home another on a double of his own.

    The Eagles scored twice in the fourth and once in the fifth to build an initial lead.

  • South Central moves to 10 wins by wining at Benton Tournament

    South Central picked up its 10th win of the season by defeating East Central, 7-5, to win the Benton RBI Tournament on Saturday.

    Heath Hoffmann clobbered a grand slam during a five-run sixth inning that sealed the Cougars' victory, and

    Shawn Meyer tossed one-hit ball over the final three innings to take his third win of the season.

    Cole Armstrong was 2-for-3 with a double, and Drake Ritter also had a pair of hits.

  • St. Elmo track teams have good day in Vandalia

    On the strength of three first- and second-place finishers, the St. Elmo boys track team placed second at Vandalia last Thursday.

    The Lady Eagles got a pair of firsts and one second to finish in a tie for third place.

    Lucas Hill placed first in the discus, with a throw of 83 feet, 8 ½ inches, Curt Frailey won long jump, with a leap of 18 feet, 6 inches, and the 4X100-meter relay team showed some speed to win in 0:49.59.

  • Patoka track gets pair of first-place finishes in Vandalia

    Patoka’s Mark Rogers took the lone first-place finish for the boys, and Brandi Issak won an event for the girls at Vandalia last Thursday.

    Rogers’ throw of 36 feet, 10 ½ inches in the shot put to win the event by four inches, and Issak’s 18.3 second run in the 100-meter hurdles gave her the win by .06 seconds.

    Issak also placed second in the 200-meter dash (0:30.8) and the fifth in the long jump (12 feet, 8 inches).

  • Four area players selected for KC game

    A Vandalia player and three South Central players have been selected for Kaskaskia College's high school senior district basketball all-star games this Sunday.

    Vandalia senior Haley Wollerman, and South Central seniors Alexis Phillips and Tori Logue will play for the girls, and South Central senior Colby Bushue was selected to the boys team.

    The girls game will start at 2 p.m. in the KC gym, and the boys will start at approximately 4 p.m.