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School Sports

  • VJHS cheerleaders holding 'Clean out the Closet' sale

    The Vandalia Junior High School cheerleaders will be holding a "Clean out the Closet" sale at the junior high boys basketball game on Thursday and at Red/White Night at Vandalia Community High School on Saturday.

    Available at the sale will be old cheerleading uniforms and bags, and pom-poms.

    Thursday's game is against Ramsey and begins at 6 p.m.

    Red/White Night begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Vandalia Golf Awards

    Vandalia High School golf coach Brandon Taylor handed out several awards at the team's banquet at Los Amigos on Tuesday.

  • Kids Night Out

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team hosted nearly 70 children in the VCHS gymnasium on Saturday for Kids Night Out.

  • South Central falls in Super-Sectional

    The South Central High School volleyball team lost to Gibault Catholic, 25-11, 25-15, at the Super-Sectional tournament in Bridgeport on Saturday.

  • Senior Spotlight: Fearsome Four

    FARINA – They’ve shared one office space of 900 square feet for some 35 games this season, and yet, they still aren’t sick of each other.

    The Fearsome Four – the eldermost players on South Central’s high school volleyball team – often work in unison, combining their strengths to wreak havoc on opponents.

    These Lady Cougars probably aren’t the finest foursome in all of the state, but among area 1A schools, it’d be tough to argue that another team’s core is better.

  • Lady Cougars earn regional title

    FARINA – On its own floor, the South Central High School volleyball team won its third straight regional championship last Thursday, defeating North Clay in two sets, 25-16, 25-15.

    Senior Kinzie Neilson paced the offense with 14 kills – giving her 22 during the two games of the regional tournament – and junior Natalie Chapman had 16 assists and three service aces to help earn the victory.

    Senior Emily Atwood added six kills, and senior Sarah Kramer had 12 assists and a kill.

  • Vandals fall to Pana in close playoff game

    Six seniors played their final football game in front of a home crowd during the first round of the state playoffs last Friday night, taking a tough loss to Pana, 14-7.

    Those players – Levi Ulmer, Bryan Hosick, Blake Mills, Quenten Austin, Daniel Edwards and Anthony Fladeland – all played significant roles in allowing the Vandals to place third in the South Central Conference and earn the team’s first playoff berth since 2008.

  • Lady Vandals run into one of state's top teams

    FLORA – Vandalia volleyball coach Allison Smith said she will not be surprised if Breese Central finishes its season at the state tournament.

    So after the Lady Cougars defeated her squad in the regional championship game last Thursday, Smith made sure to remind her team of all the accomplishments that were achieved throughout the season.

  • St. Elmo falls in regional championship game; ends season with 21 wins

    The St. Elmo High School volleyball team put up a challenge against Altamont in a Class 1A regional championship game last Thursday, but the Lady Indians were able to scrape out a win in three sets, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23.

    The loss put the Lady Eagles' final record at 21-15 for the season, and the team achieved that mark without any senior starters.

    Seniors Patricia Guerrero and Taylor Spain were both role players, and made key contributions throughout the season.

  • The College Report: Bowling begins

    Vanderbilt University could not have started off the bowling season much better.

    Although Vanderbilt has just one outing in the books, the women's bowling team, of which Jessica Earnest, a Vandalia graduate, is a member, won the Alabama A&M University Tri-Meet. In the head-to-head competition, Vanderbilt defeated Alabama A&M (970-948) and Alabama State University (960-850). In the win over Alabama A&M, Earnest bowled a 200. She rolled a 194 in the win over ASU.