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School Sports

  • VJHS track and field results

    EIGHTH-GRADE BOYS
    Monday, April 30
    at Litchfield
    First-place finishers
    •Marcus Durbin, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash
    •Ethan Meyer, shot put
    •Shane Murray, pole vault
    •Tucker Willms, discus
    •4X200-meter relay (Grant Wells, Eli Bowen, Enrique Jenner and Bobby Bradley)
    Second-place finishers
    •Bowen, long jump
    •Bradley, 400-meter dash, shot put
    •Jenner, high jump
    •Murray, 800-meter run, 1,600-meter run

  • Boys and girls basketball, and volleyball youth camps being hosted at VCHS

    A basketball camp for girls curently in grades K-7 will be held at VCHS from May 21-24.

    The camp will teach the fundamentals of girls basketball, and will be led by VCHS coach Michelle McNary.

    The camp will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. each day, and the registration cost is $30 for individuals and $25 for each additional child within the same family.

    Early registration is appreciated.

    For more information, contact McNary at 267-7047.

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  • Vandalia softball game canceled

    The makeup softball game between Vandalia and East Alton-Wood River for Tuesday has been postponed. A make-up is to be announced for the game that was originally scheduled for April 13.

  • South Central baseball, softball games canceled

    South Central has canceled home baseball and softball games for Tuesday afternoon.

  • St. Elmo baseball game canceled

    The baseball game scheduled for Tuesday between St. Elmo and St. Anthony has been canceled.

  • Vandalia baseball and softball games canceled

    The Vandalia baseball game at Greenville, and the Vandalia softball game against Greenville scheduled for today have both been canceled.

    The baseball game will be played in Greenville on Tuesday, weather-permitting, and the softball game will be made up on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Vandalia.

    The softball team plays at East Alton-Wood River on Tuesday in a makeup game from earlier in the season.

  • Senior Spotlight: Brady McDowell

    BROWNSTOWN – Running around his grandparents’ living room after hitting imaginary home runs some 15 years ago was just a preview of what was in store for Brady McDowell’s life.

    The Brownstown senior hasn’t stopped hustling since, and now pays tribute to his late grandpa, Dale McDowell, every time he cranks one out of the park.

    There was always a wiffle ball in a vase at grandpa’s house, McDowell remembered, but little did he know that the make-believe games from his childhood would become his reality.

  • Earnest appears on national TV for bowling finals

    Vandalia native Josie Earnest appeared on national TV on Tuesday, after making the finals of the United States Bowling Congress Queens Tournament.

    Earnest, a No. 16 seed in the Texas-based tournament, was matched against (4) Liz Johnson, an 11-time Women's Professional Bowling Association winner, in the first-round of the TV finals on Tuesday.

    In that match, Earnest, who was making her first appearance in the Queens Tournament, lost despite rolling a 223. Johnson had a 268, the second highest game of the night.

  • Track teams both have pair of good showings

    GREENVILLE – Battling harsh weather conditions last Friday, both Vandalia High School track teams placed third at the Comet Relays.

    Despite temperatures in the 40s, blustery winds and pockets of drizzle, all of Vandalia’s athletes were there to compete, and several of them were rewarded with personal-best times.

    Junior Austyn Krueger had two of them, running her leg of the 4X800-meter relay in 2:43 and her leg of the 4X400-meter relay in 1:08.

  • Vandals again have tough week of games

    Vandalia never was able to get too far ahead at any point in Tuesday’s game with East Alton-Wood River, leading to a 6-2 loss, the Vandals' ninth in a row.

    Four times in the game, Vandalia had two runners on base with two outs, and they could only capitalize twice, once in each the fifth and sixth innings off of Mike Sabatino, who has signed to play college baseball next season.

    “That kid is one of the better pitchers in the conference,” said coach Luke Hohlt. “We went up against another top guy.