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School Sports

  • Vandals go 1-3 in four SCC games

    The Vandals ended a losing skid with a win at Marquette Catholic on Monday.

    The Vandals beat the Explorers, 6-4, despite just two base hits.

    Juniors Ian Murrell and Dathan Berning both had singles, and junior Trevor Montgomery scored twice during the game.

    Vandalia struck out 14 times during the game, but were able to take advantage of three walks and three Marquette errors.

    Murrell earned the win for the Vandals, striking out six, while allowing just three hits, one walk and no earned runs over seven innings.

  • Softball, track hold senior day
  • Sports Briefs (May 12)

    VYO football sign-up is under way

    Vandalia students who will be in grades 5-8 next school year may sign up to play VYO football on Thursday or Friday in the Vandalia Junior High School cafeteria from 3:30-6 p.m.

    The registration fee for players is $75, and that should be brought when signing up.

    Jackson to run basketball camps for K-7

    Vandalia High School boys basketball coach Kevin Jackson will run basketball camps from June 1-3 for children currently in grades K-3 and 4-7.

  • High School Baseball Results (May 12)

    Tuesday, May 10
    St. Elmo at Brownstown
    St. Elmo senior Kase Stolte homered to help the Eagles overpower Brownstown, 14-3, on Tuesday.
    SEHS 0-0-11-0-2—14-6-1
    BHS 0-0-0-1-2—3-2-4
    WP: Beasley
    LP: Gurtner
    Offense: W. Parks, SEHS, 3B, 3 RBI; Scholes, SEHS, 2B, RBI; Scott, BHS, 2-for-3.

  • All-Conference Softball Teams

    Egyptian-Illini Conference
    All-Conference Selections
    First Team
    •Becca Oldham, Mulberry Grove (Co-MVP)
    •Brooke Maxey, St. Elmo (Co-MVP)
    •Courtney Calhoun, St. Elmo
    •Harley Tompkins, M. Grove
    •Courtney Myers, BCCH
    •Zoe Zinkgraf, M. Grove
    •Megan Maxey, St. Elmo
    •Kaitlin Helpingstine, Odin
    •Taylor Knisley, Ramsey
    Second Team
    •Lena Miller, BCCH
    •Kacie Hilt, BCCH
    •Jackie Burton, Odin

  • Track and field results (May 12)

    Vandalia Girls
    Saturday, May 7
    SCC Frosh/Soph meet
    First-place finisher
    •Sierah Ruffner, high jump (5 feet, 10 inches)
    Second-place finishers
    •Megan Masters, 300-meter hurdles (0:59.9)
    •Ruffner, triple jump (28 feet, 7 1/2 inches)
    Third-place finishers
    •Iris Daiber, long jump (13 feet)
    •Randi Evans, 100-meter hurdles (0:20.3)
    •Dokey, Ruffner, Evans and Daiber, 4X200-meter relay (2:03.3)
    Fourth-place finishers

  • Vandalia Junior High Boys and Girls Track Results (May 12)

    Thursday, May 5
    at Hillsboro
    Eighth-grade boys
    First-place finishers
    •Ryan Bayles, long jump
    •Luke Hollinshead, shot put
    •Trenton Kinworthy, discus
    •Ben Strobel, 800-meter run
    •Strobel, 1600-meter run
    •Bayles, Sarchet, Lott and Kinney, 4X200-meter relay
    Second-place finishers
    •Bayles, 200-meter dash
    •Devin Durbin, 110-meter hurdles
    •Hollinshead, discus
    •Lucian Kinney, 100-meter dash
    •Kinney, shot put

  • Lady Vandals place seventh at SCC Championships

    CARLINVILLE – Led by two second-place finishes from sophomore Sierah Ruffner, the Vandalia girls track team finished seventh at the South Central Conference Championships on Tuesday, with 28 points.

    The meet also marked the final SCC Championships for Vandalia coach Mike Travelstead.

    “I didn’t think about, but I guess it is,” he said. “It’s starting to sink in; 23 years is a long time. I’ve enjoyed it.”

  • Senior Spotlight: Christina Pennington

    CARLINVILLE – Christina Pennington was never going to be tall.

    “It was given that I’d be short,” she said. “It’s in the family genes. If I want to be taller, I wear my heels.”

    The 4-foot-11 senior hasn’t let that deter her from pursuing an athletic career, however, and even though she is rarely among the top finishers, she is one of the most important athletes on Vandalia’s girls track team.

  • IHSA announce regional seeds, schedules

    The Illinois High School Association announced last week the seeds and schedules for this season's baseball and softball regional tournaments.

    Seeds and schedules for the tournaments involving area teams are listed below.