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School Sports

  • Lady Vandal notes: Single-game goals being met

    Vandalia softball coach Brian Buscher has set five single-game goals for his team to achieve this season, and so far, four of the five are being met every game.

    The goals being met are: have fun, hustle, communicate and be a good teammate. The Lady Vandals have failed to commit one error or less in any game.

    Buscher, however, said that even though several errors are being committed, he has noticed that the other goals have helped counteract any negativity that could come from the miscues.

  • Junior high track teams have success in first meet

    Two school records were set in the first meet on Vandalia's all-weather track on Monday

    The seventh-grade girls 4X100-meter relay team of Emma Meyer, Madeline Cade, Anna Miller and Jensen

    Hollinshead placed first in 57.5 seconds to set a new school mark, and seventh-grader Curtis Gordon cleared 8 feet in the pole vault to break a record.

  • South Central defeats Brownstown

    BROWNSTOWN – South Central won its fifth straight game in handing Brownstown a 15-3 loss last Thursday.
    Senior Cole Armstrong was 4-for-5 for the Cougars, including a triple and two RBI.

    Seniors Colby Bushue, senior Bret Pitts, Larry Schoreck and Luke Krajefska, and juniors Fischer Tharp and Drake Ritter each had two hits.

    Bushue and Krajefska added two RBI each.

    Sophomore Calvin Boggs led Brownstown's offense with a pair of doubles and two runs.

    Senior Brady McDowell also doubled and junior Shane Sefton was 2-for-2.

  • Ram notes: Hohlt impressed by Ramsey's play

    RAMSEY – Vandalia coach Luke Hohlt praised the Ramsey baseball team following the Vandals’ 12-4 victory last Wednesday.

    “I want to hand it coach (Tony) Kreke, because he’s got this team putting the ball in play and doing things right,” Hohlt said. “They made plays (on defense), too.”

    In last season’s game, the Vandals run-ruled the Rams, 11-1, in five innings, but under Kreke, a first-year coach, Hohlt said he could see a renewed mental approach in Ramsey’s players.

  • The Next Level: College athlete roundup (April 5)

    Jessica Earnest • Junior • Vanderbilt University

    •March 29 – Earnest, a Vandalia grad, helped Vanderbilt to its seven straight appearance in the NCAA Bowling Championships. The No. 4 Commodores will bowl on April 12-14 in Wickliffe, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Vanderbilt had an 86-36 record this season, and last won a national championship in 2007. If the Commodores make the championship game, it will be televised on ESPNU at 7 p.m. central time on the 14th.

  • Prep roundup (April 5)

    South Central notched its first win of the season last Thursday after scoring 13 times in the second inning of a 14-0 win against Sandoval.

    The Lady Cougars (1-7) got three hits from senior Celeste Fox and a gem of a game from senior ace Alexis Phillips, who pitched five innings, striking out three and allowing just one hit.

    Mia Campbell and Sierra Gunnels each had multi-hit games for South Central, and Fox, Phillips and junior Lexi Schafer each had two RBI.

  • South Central softball game canceled

    The softball game scheduled for Monday between South Central and Webber has been canceled because Webber does not have enough players.

  • St. Elmo baseball game canceled

    The baseball game scheduled between St. Elmo and Odin for Monday has been canceled because Odin does not enough players. The contest has been rescheduled for April 18 in St. Elmo.

  • Senior Spolight: T-Mont-ster

    It’s very difficult to measure where Trevor Montgomery brings the most value to the Vandals.

    On one hand, he is the starting catcher and pretty much plays the position flawlessly.

    On another, he is the team’s leading power hitter and cranked Vandalia’s first home run of the season during a win against St. Elmo on Monday.

    On yet another, he is a dominant closer and struck out the side in the seventh inning of Monday’s game.

  • Vandals play fundamentally sound to win

    Vandalia scored six runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take control of what had been a close game and went on to beat St. Elmo, 8-2, on Monday.

    Senior Trevor Montgomery started the two-inning rally by leading off the fourth with a home run, the team’s first of the season, and the Vandals (2-1) later took advantage of some good base running and walks to add to the lead.

    A solid defensive effort kept the Eagles (2-4) off of the scoreboard except for a run each in the fourth and sixth innings.