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School Sports

  • Sports briefs (Feb. 3)

    Vandal 8th-graders win tournament

    For the first time on Saturday, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade volleyball team won the Edwardsville Tournament.

    In the first game, the Lady Vandals beat St. Norberts, 25-14, 25-16. Jessica Sullens had 12 points and five service aces, and Kadi Metzger had five points and four service aces.

    In the second game, the Lady Vandals beat Edwardsville Liberty, 25-17, 19-25, 15-13. Jori Wagner had nine points, and Ali Sasse had eight points and four service aces.

  • Two Vandalia games rescheduled

    Tuesday's boys basketball game at Pana was canceled due to inclement weather. It was rescheduled for Monday.

    The boys are scheduled to play on Thursday against Altamont, but the weather may force that game to be canceled, as well. Game cancellations are posted on www.leaderunion.com as soon as they are announced.

    The Vandals also host Marquette Catholic on Saturday at 6 p.m. and play at South Central on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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    Tuesday's Lady Vandals basketball game at Greenville was canceled due to inclement weather.

  • Boys basketball recaps

    Ramsey struggled to a 0-4 mark at the Christ Our Rock Lutheran Tournament last week.

    Senior Blake Hadley was named to the all-tournament team.

    Hadley led the Rams with 20 points last Friday against Patoka, but Warriors senior Blake Budds matched him shot-for-shot with 21 points during Patoka's 61-39 win.

    Ramsey started and finished the game slowly, trailing 28-17 at halftime and allowing Patoka 21 fourth-quarter points, while scoring just seven of its own.

  • Mulberry Grove takes second at Christ Our Rock Lutheran Tournament

    After his team lost to Sandoval to open the Christ Our Rock Lutheran Tournament last Monday, Mulberry Grove coach Chris Johnson said he believed his team could win its next three games in the tournament.

    He was almost right, as the Aces defeated Ramsey and the host, and only losing to Patoka by two points.

    In the end, Mulberry Grove finished in second place, and senior Harley Steed had been named to the all-tournament team.

  • Marty Johnon honored for 1,000th point
  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders (Feb. 3)
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders (Feb. 3)
  • The College Report: Laura Hobbie on furious scoring streak

    The Greenville College Panthers would like to start a streak similar to the one Vandalia grad Laura Hobbie just started.

    The Lady Panther has a streak of her own going. It has been five games since Hobbie, a sophomore on the squad, has been out of double figures. In the last two weeks, Hobbie has scored in double figures against MacMurray College, Blackburn College, Webster University and Monmouth College.

  • Pana wallops Lady Vandals

    Coach Michelle McNary said junior Hannah Edwards played her most complete game of the season last Thursday against Pana, but the Lady Panthers opened the game on a 6-0 run and never trailed in defeating the Lady Vandals, 75-38.

    Edwards’ season-long goal was to earn a double-double, which she had missed by one rebound three times and two rebounds one time this season, and she finally reached the mark, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the loss.

  • Lady Vandals rally to fend off Gillespie

    With 43.7 seconds left in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Gillespie, Lady Vandals coach Michelle McNary saw an opportunity that would help the team gain its first lead of the afternoon.

    Gillespie had just committed its sixth foul of the half, and if the Lady Vandals could continue drawing fouls, she believed they could gain the lead through free-throw shooting.

    Just 5.3 seconds later, freshman Megan Godoyo drew contact on her way to the basket and made two free throws to tie the game at 35.