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School Sports

  • Patoka junior high boys at 3-4

    The Patoka Junior High boys basketball team is off to a 3-4 start  this season, which included a third-place finish at the St. Peter Tournament.

    Jered Cain was named first-team all-tournament after scoring 49 points over four games. Dylan Back was named to the second team after scoring 44 points.

    Monday, Nov. 8
    at Bethel
    Bethel 48
    Patoka 27
    Scoring – J. Cain, 16; Garrett Belcher, 6; Back, 3; Shane Cain, 2.

  • Eighth-grade boys fall to Hillsboro by one

    A comeback bid fell just short for the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade boys basketball team after it erased as much as a 10-point deficit to finish within a single point in a loss to Hillsboro on Tuesday.

    “It’s a learning curve,” said first-year coach Joe Schaal after the 41-40 loss. “We figured out that we can’t just show up. We have to show up and perform.”

    The Vandals took that message to heart after halftime.

  • Vandal seventh-grade girls beat Greenville again

    The Vandalia Junior High seventh-grade girls basketball team defeated Greenville for the third time this season last Thursday, winning 36-26.

    The Vandals (16-1) beat the Blue Jays, 24-7, on Oct. 19 and, 34-29, on Sept. 25 to win the Vandalia Tournament.

    The Greenville coaching staff, however, made some adjustments in hopes it wouldn’t lose to the Vandals again.

  • Vandals excel in all facets of game to win tourney

    The Vandalia Junior High seventh-grade boys basketball team won its own tournament on Saturday by beating St. Elmo and Greenville after it had been defeated by a combined 112-40 in the first three games of the season.

    “It’s amazing,” said coach Eric Sinclair. “They looked like a different team. They ran their offense and got points. We finally found a groove.”

  • Vandalia Junior High basketball results (10/26)

    Seventh Grade

    Tuesday, Oct. 26
    vs. Brownstown
    Vandalia 50
    Brownstown 11
    Scoring – Makayla Tinker, 18 points; Karlie Bright, 15 points; Madelyn Hosick, 6 points; Jalea Paslay, 4 points; Leah Francis, 4 points; Spencer Craig, 3 points.
    Record – 13-1

    Eighth Grade

  • Red/White Night set for Nov. 13

    Vandalia Community High School will be hosting its annual Red/White Night on Saturday, Nov. 13.

    The event will start at 5 p.m., and registration for alumni players is $10.

    Admission to the public is free.

  • McDowell named All-SCC in soccer

    Senior Lucas McDowell is Vandalia's lone representative on the 2010 All-South Central Conference soccer teams after being named to the second team.

    McDowell scored the most goals and had the most assists for the Vandals during the 2010 season.

    The entire first and second teams are listed below:

  • Four Vandals named to All-SCC volleyball squads

    Four Vandals were named to the South Central Conference's All-Conference volleyball teams.

    Senior Holly Goldsmith and junior Haley Wollerman were named to the first team, senior Taylor Parrish was named to the second team, and sophomore Sierah Ruffner was named honorable mention.

    The entire first and second teams are listed below.

  • This week's local sports schedule (Nov. 4-10)

    Thursday Nov. 4
    JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
    Brownstown vs. St. Elmo, 6:15 p.m.
    JR. HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia vs. Greenville, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown at Neoga, 6:15 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove at Sorento, 6:15 p.m.
    Ramsey at Pocahontas, 6:15 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 5
    JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia at Pana 7th Grade Tourney
    JR. HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Brownstown vs. St. Michael, 6:15 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 6

  • Schroeder hands out tennis awards

    The Vandalia High School tennis team held its award banquet last Tuesday. Award winners were, from left to right: senior Natasha Opfer, Most Valuable Player, Singles Award and Leadership Award; junior Abby Hickerson, Doubles Award; junior Callie George, Doubles Award; and senior Micah Dugan, Leadership Award. The remaining players received junior varsity awards or varsity letters.