School Sports

  • Ribbon-cutting held at VCHS track

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the track at Vandalia Community High School last Friday afternoon.

  • Vandals get No. 2 seed for 40th VHT

    The Vandalia boys basketball team received the No. 2 seed for the 40th annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament, and the Vandals will play two games on  Dec. 26, the first day of play.

    Flora is the tournament's No. 1 seed for the third straight season, and No. 4 Wesclin will be seeking its fifth title in seven years.

    Pana earned the No. 3 seed, and St. Elmo rounds out the top five.

    Greenville was seeded sixth, Altamont seventh, Stew-Stras eighth, Shelbyville ninth and South Central 10th.

  • Bombers hold late lead to win

    ST. ELMO – Brownstown held on despite South Central nearly erasing an eight-point deficit in the final minute of a 37-35 win on Tuesday at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    The Cougars (1-6) made eight free throws in the final 1:08 of the game, but were unable to get a shot off after earning possession with about four seconds left.

  • Eagles switch defense to cruise to win

    ST. ELMO – The Eagles switched to a zone defense in the second half to shut out Ramsey in the third quarter during a 68-37 win on Tuesday at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    Struggling to build a lead with its man-to-man coverage, St. Elmo coach Greg Feezel employed a zone look in the third quarter, which helped his team outscore the Rams, 16-0, to take a 53-27 lead.

    "We decided to sit in a zone and see if we could do better," Feezel said. "We played it pretty well, but we couldn't guard them man-to-man.

  • The College Report: Hobbie leading Greenville College

    Greenville College has struggled through the first 10 games.

    But Vandalia graduate Laura Hobbie is doing everything she can to change that.

    The Greenville Lady Panthers are 3-7 through their first 10 games, and in the last five games, they have just one victory. Hobbie, however, has been in double figures in every game, save one.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Dec. 15)


    Class 2A at Pana

    Class 1A at Altamont
    •St. Elmo
    •South Central
    •North Clay

    Class 1A at Stew-Stras
    •Beecher City

  • Junior High Tournament

    The Jr. Vandals would place third in the tourney on Saturday.

  • Vandalia Holiday Tournament seeds and schedule released

    The seeds and schedule for the 40th annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament have been released. The tournament runs from Dec. 26-29.

    Pool A:

    (1) Flora

    (4) Wesclin

    (6) Greenville

    (7) Altamont

    (10) South Central

    Pool B:

    (2) Vandalia

    (3) Pana

    (5) St. Elmo

    (8) Stew-Stras

    (9) Shelbyville


    Monday, Dec. 26

  • Vandals win DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic

    DUQUOIN - Despite having to play three games in 24 hours, the Vandalia boys basketball team was able to win them all to win the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic.

    In the team's first appearance at the tournament, the Vandals went 4-0 to defeat Cairo, DuQuoin, Benton and Waltonville to take the tournament championship.

    The title was technically won after Vandalia beat Benton, 34-31, in a physical game on Saturday afternoon, but coach Kevin Jackson wasn't completely satisfied until the team finished off against Waltonville, with a 68-44 win Saturday night.

  • Brownstown 7th-grade girls make state; Vandalia 8th-graders eliminated

    The Brownstown Junior High seventh-grade basketball team advanced to Saturday's state tournament, with a 28-17 win against Oblong at the sectional tournament on Wednesday.

    Brownstown will play the Paris/Crestwood co-op on Saturday at 1 p.m. in LeRoy, and the tournament finals are on Saturday, Dec. 8.

    Meanwhile, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade girls basketball team closed out a 20-2 season last night with a 38-23 loss to Central A&M in the regional championship game at Assumption.