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School Sports

  • Vandal wrestlers win SCC; split home tri-meet

    With an “emotional” team win at Litchfield last Thursday, the Vandalia wrestlers secured a perfect South Central Conference record, and the Vandals followed that with a split at a home tri-meet on Saturday.

    Freshman Ryne Lispey – who earned the clinching pin against Litchfield, during a 33-31 victory – had a chance to secure another team win against Monticello on Saturday, but he was pinned by a more-experience opponent.

  • Lady Vandals lose two games and star guard

    HIGHLAND – The Lady Vandals were unable to earn a win at the Highland Tournament and will not play again until next Monday.

    Hopefully, the time off will give them a chance to figure out their new offense.

    Belleville West found many open shots and grabbed plenty of offensive rebounds during a 66-40 win against Vandalia on Tuesday.

  • Vandals take two tough losses in past week

    Teutopolis scored 51 points in the first half en route to an 81-44 rout of Vandalia on Tuesday.

    Senior Dathan Berning paced the Vandals with 14 points, but a consistent outpouring of offense from the Wooden Shoes could not be overcome.

    The loss was the second straight for the Vandals, who are now 15-5 on the season.

    Their next game is on Tuesday against Hillsboro.

  • The Next Level: College athlete roundup (Jan. 19)

    Many athletes that spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who played this past week.

    Jessica Earnest • Junior • Vanderbilt University

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia JH Boys Basketball

    The Vandalia Junior High boys basketball teams battled Hillsboro last Thursday.

  • Prep scores and schedule (Jan. 19)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Tuesday, Jan. 17
    St. Elmo 66
    Windsor 31
    SEHS: 22-24-11-9—66
    WHS:    5-16-3-7—31
    Points: Blake Pruett, 17; Ben Sperry, 16; Blaine Scholes, 15; Levi Maxey, 8; Jake Mansker, 4; Connor Beasley, 3; Patrick Schaal, 3.
    Record: 14-3 (5-1 NTC)

  • Milestone Watch: Vandalia girls basketball

    Barring anything unusual, two Lady Vandals should score their 1,000th career point during the Highland Tournament, with games assured on Saturday and next Tuesday.

    Senior Haley Wollerman and junior Amber Bruno are both within reach of the mark, and will surpass the milestone if they score at or near their season averages.

    The two guards have been standout players for the Lady Vandals the past two seasons, and coach Michelle McNary said both players deserve to reach the milestone.

  • Vandals earn three wins to move record to 15-3

    Senior Dathan Berning made five 3-pointers, and the Vandals used a fourth-quarter rally on Tuesday to defeat Altamont, 55-51.

    Trailing 37-33 entering the final period, Vandalia scored 22 points to Altamont's 14 in erasing its deficit.

    The victory gives the Vandals 15 on the season, but the team has some tough challenges in the next week.

    On Friday, the Vandals travel to Greenville for a rematch of the third-place game of the Vandalia Holiday Tournament, and on Tuesday, the Vandals travel to perennial power Teutopolis.

  • Lady Vandals end week with 2-1 mark

    Playing without its three guards for the final four minutes against Greenville on Tuesday was too much for the Vandalia girls basketball team to overcome during a 52-48 loss.

    Senior Haley Wollerman was hit with her fifth foul with 5:54 left in the game, and junior Amber Bruno got her fifth 1:37 later.

  • Patoka boys grind out win against North Clay

    PATOKA – The Warriors had a season high in points scored on Monday, but that was just enough to fend off a pesky North Clay squad during a 72-63 win, Patoka’s first since Dec. 12.

    “A win is a positive right now,” said coach Joe Eddy. “It’s a quality win, but the good win is on Friday, when we play a conference game.”

    That, however, would actually be a great win.