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School Sports

  • Area Prep Roundup (March 6)

    VANDALIA
    The seventh-grade volleyball team defeated Gillespie, 15-25, 25-19, 27-25, in the first round of the Hillsboro Regional. Next up is Staunton on Thursday at 6 p.m.
    ST. ELMO/BROWNSTOWN
    The seventh-grade volleyball team lost to St. Anthony, 25-12, 25-21, in the first round of the Albion Regional.
    Monday, March 3
    Eighth-grade
    SEB 25, Stew-Stras 22
    Stew-Stras 25, SEB 17
    Stew-Stras 25, SEB 17
    Friday, Feb. 28
    Eighth-grade
    SEB 25, CHBC 14
    SEB 25, CHBC 22
    Seventh-grade

  • PHOTO: Enlow conquers Indy Nationals – again

    Vandalia resident Anthony Enlow recently picked up his third championship at the Indy Nationals in Indianapolis. He went 3-0 to earn his title.

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia senior night

    Vandalia's boys basketball and cheerleading seniors were honored on Feb. 21

  • PHOTO: Jr. Vandals win tournament

    The Vandalia sixth-grade boys basketball team won the championship of last weekend's Vandalia Sports Boosters Tournament, ending the season with a 22-3 record.

    Vandalia's fifth-graders did not place in the event.

  • Vandals wrestle tough, but fall short in state quarterfinals

    BLOOMINGTON - No one gave the Vandals much of a shot of winning against Dakota in Saturday morning's state quarterfinals, but that didn't keep them from wrestling with their best effort.

    And while Vandalia only won three bouts against the consensus No. 1 team in Class 1A, the team surrendered just two pins and forced overtime in two bouts of a 45-9 loss to the Indians at the U.S. cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

  • Warriors win first regional title since 1989

    MULBERRY GROVE - Patoka and Odin battled for an intense 32 minutes, but the Warriors made the last scoring run to take a 68-61 victory on Friday night to win their first regional championship since 1989.

    The teams traded runs for most of the game, with Odin finally taking a lead in the fourth quarter, but Patoka used a 9-0 right after to reclaim its lead and take the win at the Class 1A Mulberry Grove Regional, earning a spot in the Red Hill Sectional against Dieterich. That game is next Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Bridgeport.

  • Vandals season ends; Patoka to play for regional title

    WOOD RIVER – The Vandalia boys basketball season came to a close on Wednesday night with a 62-42 loss to Roxana at the Wood River Regional.

    The first four minutes of the game saw a steady pace and back-and-forth scoring leave Vandalia behind by just two, but from there, Roxana took control with several 3-pointers.

    Three of those long-range shots came in the last two minutes of the first half, as the Shells amassed a 13-0 run to take a 20-point halftime lead.

    That lead would stay steady in the second half, ending Vandalia's season at 8-20.

  • Vandals top Shelbyville for fifth straight dual team state appearance

    LITCHFIELD – Tuesday’s sectional wrestling match was everything that was expected – a tough battle that would likely be decided in the last few matches.

    Standing in the way of Vandalia’s return to the dual team state tournament was Shelbyville, which had edged the Vandals, 32-31, earlier in the season.

    This time around, two late match pins and stellar performances from several other wrestlers gave the Vandals a 31-24 victory over Shelbyville and their fifth straight trip to the state finals

  • Vandals draw Dakota at state

    A team with three individual state champions – including the nation’s No. 1 wrestler at 132 pounds – and seven other state medalists will give the Vandals a stiff challenge in the first round of Saturday’s dual team state tournament.

    Vandalia was paired with defending champion Dakota during a blind draw in January, and will take on the Indians at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

  • Three Vandals medal at individual state

    CHAMPAIGN – One fought back after losing in the first round of the championship bracket.

    Another finished a season of redemption after missing last year due to a knee injury.

    A third pulled off some impressive upsets to overcome several individuals in one of the state’s tougher weight classes.

    And the Vandal wrestlers left the Illinois High School Association individual state wrestling tournament at the State Farm Center on the campus of the University of Illinois last Saturday with three state medalists, the most since 2008.