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School Sports

  • Thursday updates from the IHSA Individual State Wrestling Tournament

    This page will be updated throughout the afternoon with Vandalia's results from the Illinois High School Association Individual State Wrestling Tournament, which is being held at Assembly Hall in Champaign.

    For instant results, please visit this page and become a Facebook fan.

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    4:56 p.m.: A recap of today's action will soon appear on www.leaderunion.com. Updates from tomorrow's action will be provided here and on Facebook.

  • Ulmer takes individual sectional title to lead five Vandals into this weekend's state tournament

    ROBINSON – In a wildly entertaining championship match on Saturday, Vandalia senior Levi Ulmer outlasted one of the best 195-pound wrestlers in Illinois to win an individual sectional championship.

    By winning, Ulmer became the fifth Vandal of the day to qualify for this weekend’s individual state tournament.

    Battling Kenny Lindsey – a senior from St. Joe-Ogden who is ranked No. 1 in the class by www.illinoismatmen.com – Ulmer needed both overtime tiebreaker periods to clinch the victory, taking the bout, 4-3.

  • Vandals nearly score 100 points on senior night

    They will never forget.

    On a night when Vandalia’s five seniors were honored, each of them last Friday contributed to the team’s season-best scoring output in a 94-62 win against Southwestern.

    As spectators clamored for the Vandals to reach 100 points, coach Kevin Jackson substituted for each senior with 2:09 left in the game, allowing them to leave their final home game victorious and to a standing ovation.

  • Season coming to a close for Vandalia JH volleyball

    Both of Vandalia's junior high volleyball teams have records better than .500 as the season gets to its final weeks.

    The Jr. Lady Vandals played their final home game on Tuesday against Pana, with the seventh-graders erasing a third-set deficit to win, 25-12, 22-25, 25-17, and the eighth-graders losing, 14-25, 18-25.

    On the season, the seventh-graders are 9-5 (4-1 Jr. Mid-Sate Conference), and the eighth-graders are 11-6 (3-2 JMSC).

    Vandalia has four more matches this season before the regional tournaments, starting on Thursday at Litchfield.

  • Vandalia honors seniors

    Vandalia held senior night last Friday.

  • Fifth-graders win tournament title

    The Vandalia fifth-grade boys basketball team recently won the Vandalia Tournament, beating St. Elmo, 42-24, in the title game.

  • Sports Briefs (Feb. 16)

    Brownstown Sports Boosters holding winter cookout on Friday at 5 p.m.

    The Brownstown Sports Boosters will be holding a winter cookout prior to the boys basketball game against Patoka on Friday.

    The cookout, which includes ribeye, porkburger and hot dog meals or sandwiches, will begin at 5 p.m.

    The ribeye meal will be $6, with the sandwich costing $4; the porkburger meal will be $5, with the sandwich costing $3; and the hot dog meal will be $2, with a single hot dog costing $1.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Feb. 16)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Tuesday. Feb. 14
    Mt. Olive 55
    Ramsey 34
    MOHS: 17-11-9-18—55
    RHS:      8-13-7-6—34
    Points: Tyler Pryor, 9; Ryan Kelly, 8; Ryan Black, 6; Austin Cunningham, 6; Jacob Bergin, 2; Jacob Roberts, 2; Tristan Wesselman, 1.
    Record: 4-19

  • State wrestling pairings announced

    The Illinois High School Association has released the individual state tournament brackets, allowing the five Vandalia qualifiers to learn their opponents.

    In the first round at 195 pounds, senior Levi Ulmer will battle Chad Kirkhove, a senior from Sherrard who has a 34-8 record.

    In the first round at 182 pounds, senior Dayin Godberson will battle Dakota Richards, a senior from Porta who has a 35-7 record.

    In the first round at 152 pounds, senior Daniel Edwards will battle Sean Liaromatis, a junior from Wilmington who has a 34-7 record.

  • Ulmer win sectional championship to lead five state qualifiers

    ROBINSON — Senior Levi Ulmer won an individual sectional title at 195 pounds to lead five Vandals who on Saturday qualified the IHSA state tournament.

    Ulmer topped Kenny Lindsey, a senior from St. Joe-Ogden and the No. 1 wrestler in the 195-pound class, according to www.illinoismatmen.com, in overtime, 4-3.

    Other qualifiers for Vandalia are: senior Dayin Godberson (182), senior Daniel Edwards (152), junior Seth Purcell (145) and freshman Dalton Blankenship (132).

    The individual state tournament begins on Thursday and runs through Saturday.