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School Sports

  • St. Elmo to induct teams to Wall of Fame on Thursday

    St. Elmo High School will add two teams to its Wall of Fame on Tuesday.

    The school will be honoring its 1951-52 football team, and its 2003-04 volleyball team.

    The ceremony will be held between the JV and varsity volleyball games that night. 

  • MTC Baseball Tournament begins on Monday

    The Midland Trail Conference Baseball Tournament will open on Monday with first-round games. All games will be played at the higher seed's school.

    Game 1: No. 1 Woodlawn vs. No. 8 Odin

    Game 2: No. 4 Cisne vs. No. 5 Webber

    Game 3: No. 2 North Clay vs. No. 7 Clay City

    Game 4: No. 3 South Central vs. No. 6 Sandoval

    Quarterfinal and semifinal games, and the title game will be played in Kinmundy.

    Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Beasley Ks 17 to give St. Elmo EIC title

    St. Elmo's Connor Beasley struck out 17 and allowed just one hit to give the Eagles the Egyptian-Illini Conference championship on Friday in an 8-0 win against Patoka.

    In the third-place game, Beecher City defeated Mulberry Grove, 9-6.

  • Vandalia hosting Volley for a Cure match on Thursday

    The Vandalia Lady Vandals will host Greenville on Thursday for the annual Volley for a Cure match. The freshman game begins at 5 p.m., and there will be volleyball and other activites throughout the remainder of the evening.

    Volley for a Cure T-shirts will be available for $10.

    There will be several raffles, a silent auction, and an iPod giveaway ($5 per ticket) during the night, and Jennifer Knebel will be a guest speaker. All cancer survivors in attendance will be recognized during the evening.

  • Mondays's Vandalia JV football game moved

    The Vandalia High School JV football game that is scheduled on Monday at home against Litchfield has been moved to Hillsboro, due to the rubber layer being installed at the new track. Home athletic passes will be honored at the 6 p.m. game.

  • EIC championship, third-place games pushed back

    The championship and third-place games of the Egyptian-Illini Conference baseball tournament have been postponed to Friday because of Thursday's rainy conditions.

    (6) Mulberry Grove and (5) Beecher City will now play for third place on Friday at 4:15 p.m., and (1) St. Elmo and (2) Patoka will now play for the title on Friday at 7 p.m.

    Both games will be played at Vandalia High School.

    Continue checking with www.leaderunion.com for updates.

  • St. Elmo, Patoka to play for EIC crown

    (1) St. Elmo and (2) Patoka will play for the Egyptian-Illini Conference championship on Thursday at Vandalia High School's baseball field. The game is at 7 p.m.

    (6) Mulberry Grove and (5) Beecher City both took one-run losses on Wednesday, and they will play for third-place at 4:15 p.m. The Aces lost, 9-8, to Patoka, and the Eagles lost, 10-9, to St. Elmo.

    In the consolation game on Wednesday, (3) Brownstown defeated (4) Ramsey, 13-3.

  • Senior Spotlight: Patrick Bauer

    Some 80 pounds trimmer and with the physical benefits of 11 weeks of National Guard training packed into his new frame, Vandalia senior Patrick Bauer feels like a new man.

    Weighing as much as 250 pounds during his junior soccer season, Bauer knew something needed to change, and joining the National Guard and thinking about his family history was enough motivation for him.

  • Vandals slow down Marquette, take six-point loss

    The swarming Vandalia defense is the first team this season to hold Marquette Catholic to fewer than 30 points, but with the Explorer defensive front playing just as well, the Vandals were unable to come away with a victory last Friday, falling, 15-9.

    The margin could have been greater had it not been for two defensive stops deep in Vandalia territory.

    Toward the end of the first quarter – with the Explorers leading, 7-6 – a Vandalia player went offsides to bring Marquette to the Vandal 5-yard line on second down and a yard to go.

  • Vandalia takes 3rd in own tournament

    Vandalia’s win in the third-place game of its own tournament on Saturday marked its third victory against Greenville on the early season.

    And while she wants wins, coach Allison Smith would have rather gotten that 25-8, 25-18 win against a different team.

    “Really, we wanted to be in the championship game, and we should have,” Smith said. “We didn’t play really well against Carlyle, but you have to take it as you get it.