School Sports

  • Prep roundup (April 19)

    Both the Vandalia boys and girls high school track teams had positive results in recent meets.

    The boys team did not participate in the Pana Open, which was canceled on Saturday due to heavy rains, but on Tuesday, placed fifth at Cumberland.

    For the girls, the team has not finished all that high, but coach Gena Nance said that many personal records have been broken in recent meets.

  • Lady Rams get by St. Elmo in EIC matchup

    RAMSEY – Junior Shaunna Rainey homered in the second inning and junior Taylor Knisley struck out five over seven innings to get the win during Ramsey's 10-4 victory against St. Elmo last Wednesday.

    Jenna Hunt, also a junior, went 3-for-4 for the Lady Rams, who scored three runs in the first and second innings. Peyton Banal and Stevie Coates were each 2-for-4 with two RBI.

    The win evened each team's Egyptian-Illini Conference record at 1-1.

  • St. Elmo softball game canceled

    Today's St. Elmo softball game against St. Anthony has been canceled. It will played on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.

  • South Central softball game canceled

    Today's South Central softball game against Woodlawn has been canceled.

  • Vandals to play at home

    Today's Vandals baseball game originally scheduled at South Central has been moved to Vandalia.

  • St. Elmo baseball game canceled

    Today's St. Elmo baseball game at Cisne has been canceled.

  • Vandalia softball canceled

    Today's Vandalia softball game at East Alton-Wood River has been canceled due to rain.

  • Vandals baseball game canceled

    Today's Vandalia baseball game against East Alton-Wood River has been canceled due to rain.

  • Senior Spotlight: Brandon Budds

    MULBERRY GROVE – There’s a stark contrast between Brandon Budds the ballplayer and the Brandon Budds that rides the bus to and from games.

    The Patoka senior is one of the leading players and jokesters on the teams, slinging Will Ferrell one-liners on the way to games, but slinging words of advice inside the fences.

    “Usually our funniness stays on the bus,” he said. “We’ll joke on the ride here, but once we are on the field, there‘s no more joking.”

  • Murrell's gem leads to SCC win for VHS

    Senior Ian Murrell remained perfect after tossing a complete-game, two-hit shutout against Pana last Friday.

    The win, which also included 13 strikeouts, was his fifth of the season.

    “We got what we needed from our pitcher today,” said coach Luke Hohlt. “He was ahead of all the hitters, changed speeds well and had a lot of confidence.”

    Just three batters got three balls in the count, and only two of them got ahead with a 2-1 count. Among them, only one got a hit.