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School Sports

  • The College Report: Parrish and volleyball team visit NYC

    The Franklin College women's volleyball team traveled to Stevens Institute of Technology to play four matches this past week.

    But, the volleyball tournament was probably not the main thing the Grizzly volleyball team will remember for the rest of their lives. Before heading to Hoboken, N.J., Taylor Parrish, a Vandalia grad, and the rest of the Franklin team had a chance to visit New York City, including Ground Zero. Before the tournament, they had a chance to observe such things as the construction of a new World Trade Center.

  • Vandalia plays hard in both sets of win at Ramsey

    RAMSEY – Vandalia coach Allison Smith had been waiting for her team to quickly put away an opponent in the first set, and then do it again in the second one.

    The Lady Vandals (11-4) finally responded on Monday, downing Ramsey, 25-10, 25-9.

    Several other times this season, Vandalia had beaten an opponent by 15 or more points in the first set, but each time, the team slowed to its opponents' pace and would win the second set by 10 points or less.

    Now with the type of win Smith was seeking, she hopes it will be a sign of great things to come.

  • Rams knocked out of EIC Tourney

    The first three innings between Ramsey and Beecher City on Tuesday night were fairly competitive.

    The final two, however, saw the fifth-seeded Eagles score 10 times on their way to a 14-4 win against No. 4 Ramsey at the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament at Vandalia High School.

    Ramsey’s Tyler Pryor was 2-for-2, with a triple and two runs at the plate, and also started for the Rams, striking out six.

    Two of those strikeouts came with no outs and the bases loaded in the first inning.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Sept. 22)

    VANDALIA GOLF
    Sept. 20
    at Indian Springs
    Team Scores:
    •Taylorville, 170
    •Vandalia, 171
    •Shelbyville, 190
    Individual Scores:
    •Blake Swofford, 39
    •Derrick Herker, 41
    •Zach Jackson, 42
    •Zach Schaal, 49
    •Leyton Godoyo, 52
    •Jake Bowen, 54
    Record: 12-12

  • Old Capitol Classic is Under Way

    The remaining eighth-grade schedule at VJHS is:

    Greenville vs. Mulberry Grove or Brownstown, Thursday at 6 p.m.; Vandalia vs. Pocahontas or Altamont, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Losers of Tuesday games, Friday at 5 p.m.; Losers of Thursday games, Friday at 6:30 p.m.; and Winners of Thursday's games, Friday at 8 p.m.

    The remaining schedule for the seventh-graders at VES is:

  • EIC Tournament, two other games postponed

    Day one games of the Egyptian-Illini Conference baseball tournament at Vandalia High School have been postponed until Tuesday because of inclement weather.

    The revised schedule is below.

    Tuesday, Sept. 20
    4:15 p.m. - (4) Ramsey vs. (5) Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick
    7 p.m. - (3) Brownstown vs. (6) Mulberry Grove

  • Senior Spotlight: Morgan Miller

    ST. ELMO – Much like when the blades of a windmill rotate in the breeze, when Ramsey senior Morgan Miller winds up to spike down a kill or serve an ace, there is a certain energy that can be created.

    And while the electricity created by a windmill can be quantified, the energy Miller creates with a big play or a word of encouragement is invaluable to the Lady Rams.

  • Vandals take down Roxana for homecoming victory

    The Vandals had three scores of at least 50 yards last Friday while piling up more than 300 rushing yards in a 42-6 rout of Roxana to earn their seventh straight homecoming victory.

    Senior Levi Ulmer broke free for touchdown runs of 57 and 50 yards en route to a 132-yard effort for the game, and fellow senior Bryan Hosick dashed to the end zone on a 60-yard play as part of his 105-yard night.

    Luke Smith, a junior, also had a 48-yard run, and Hosick added a 34-yard scamper during the home opener.

  • St. Elmo tops Brownstown at Volley for a Cure

    BROWNSTOWN – St. Elmo swept all three games at the fifth annual Volley for a Cure game against Brownstown on Tuesday.

    The Lady Eagles won the varsity contest, 25-19, 17-25, 25-18,  the JV match, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, and the freshmen/sophomore match, 25-11, 25-16.

    Both coaches, however, knew they were playing for more than wins and losses, as all proceeds from the game went to cancer research.

  • Lady Vandals top Piasa, Greenville

    The Vandalia High School volleyball team put last Tuesday’s loss at Carlinville behind them two days later, storming by Piasa, 25-5, 25-15, last Thursday night to get back on the winning side.

    “It was huge,” said coach Allison Smith. “We worked really hard yesterday in practice on the little things that have hurt us so far this year.”

    Those particulars – such as maintaining effort, moving on defense and serving aggressively – were all displayed during the win against the Lady Birds.