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School Sports

  • 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.

  • Vandals nearly score 100 points on senior night

    On senior night last Friday, the Vandalia boys basketball team scored furiously, beating Southwestern, 94-62, in its highest scoring output of the season.

    Junior Leyton Godoyo led the team, with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and junior Tim Ritchey added a game-high 24 points and seven rebounds.

    Bryan Hosick led the seniors, with 22 points, and Dathan Berning added 12 points and a game-high four steals.

    Other senior performers were: Joey Dunn, 3 points and two rebounds; Trevor Montgomery, 3 rebounds; and Quenten Austin, 2 rebounds.

  • Lady Vandals win final home game of season

    In their final regular-season game, the Lady Vandals came together.

  • Lady Vandals advance in regional tournament

    TEUTOPOLIS - Senior Haley Wollerman and junior Amber Bruno combined to score 49 points on Monday night during Vandalia's 65-32 win against Casey-Westfield in the first round of the Teutopolis regional tournament.

    Both players, along with sophomore Morgan Cripe, also advanced to the next round of the 3-point shootout, which will start at about 5:23 p.m. on Tuesday. At 6 p.m., the No. 4 Lady Vandals will battle top-seeded Marshall

  • Girls basketball teams begin regional play on Monday

    The Illinois High School Association girls basketball playoffs begin on Monday.

    Vandalia, a fourth seed, will open play at the Teutopolis regional at 6 p.m., with a game against No. 5 Casey-Westfield. The winner will meet top-seeded Marshall on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

    Meanwhile, at North Clay, (4) Brownstown and (5) South Central will battle at 6 p.m. The winner of that game will meet top-seeded Red Hill on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

    Last Friday, Brownstown beat South Central, 46-31.

  • Vandal wrestlers win 18th straight regional championship

    TOLEDO - On the strength of six first-place finishes, the Vandalia wrestling team won the Cumberland Regional Tournament, tallying a team score of 202 while securing its 18th straight team title.

    Freshmen Ryne Lipsey (106) and Dalton Blankenship (132); sophomore C.J. Runkel (138); and seniors Daniel Edwards (152), Dayin Godberson (182) and Levi Ulmer (195) each took first-place honors.

    Junior Seth Purcell (145) and senior Anthony Fladeland (285) placed second, while junior Tyler Dagen (126) took third.

  • Senior Spotlight: Harley Tompkins

    MULBERRY GROVE – When she isn’t feeling so good about pushing herself while training or at practice, senior Harley Tompkins just reminds herself of one thing.

    This spring will be the last chance to make the state tournament.

    That inner drive has helped the Mulberry Grove softball standout train for the upcoming season as hard as anyone, and it also helped land her a spot on Parkland College’s squad in the springs of 2013 and 2014.

    Fortunately for her, when she begins playing there, the winning has a good chance to continue.

  • Wrestlers take third in final regular-season event

    LITCHFIELD – Senior Dayin Godberson won an individual championship at 182 pounds to lead eight wrestlers who finished in the top six, as the Vandals placed third at Saturday’s Litchfield Invitational.

    Godberson, who also won the 182-pound weight class at the Civic Memorial Tournament earlier this season, scored the first takedown of his match against Peter Schlafly, the top seed from MICDS.