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School Sports

  • Vandals fall just short at Southwestern

    PIASA – Trailing 24-7 and having lost a fumble on the first play of the fourth quarter, nothing was looking promising for the Vandalia football team last Friday night against Southwestern.

    But then the magic began.

    The defense forced Southwestern to punt for the first time since the first quarter four plays after that fumble.

    The offense then made a fierce comeback, scoring three times in six minutes to take a 27-24 lead.

  • Vandals nearly top Southwestern

    The Vandalia High School football team stromed back from a 24-7 deficit to take a 27-24 lead in the fourth quarter, but a late touchdown by Southwestern gave the Birds a 31-27 win.

    Bryan Hosick and Levi Ulmer each had two touchdowns for the Vandals.

    A full story will appear in Thursday's edition of The Leader-Union.

  • Soccer team to play Friday

    Vandalia High School has scheduled a soccer game against Altamont to be played Friday at 3 p.m. at the VHS soccer field.

    The Vandals had to cancel their game with Lincolnwood on Tuesday after the referees failed to show up.

    Vandalia plays its regional match at Mt. Carmel next Tuesday.

  • Ramsey plays at Pana Tournament

    Ramsey's Morgan Miller attempts a block against the Taylorville JV team at the Pana Tournament on Saturday. At the tournament, Ramsey defeated Sullivan (25-17, 25-12) but fell to Pana (25-9, 25-20), Argenta (25-19, 25-10) and the Taylorville JV team (21-25, 25-19, 17-25).

  • Vandalia golf results (Sept. 30)

    Thursday, Sept. 30
    at Raymond

    Raymond - 173
    Vandalia - 176
    Pana - 208
    Individual scores – Blake Swofford, 38; Zach Reiss, 45; Josh Lawson, 46; Dalton Forehand, 47.

  • St. Elmo falls in MTC Tournament

    NTC Tourney First-Round
    Friday, Oct. 1
    St. Elmo at Dieterich
    Dieterich 12
    St. Elmo 2

    Tenth-seeded St. Elmo was eliminated from the National Trail Conference fall baseball tournament on Friday, falling to Dieterich, 12-2.

    Woodsen Savage had two singles and drove in both of St. Elmo's runs in the top of the first. Connor Beasley took the loss.

    St. Elmo was 8-13 for the season.

  • Vandalia JV football beats Hillsboro

    Monday, Oct. 4
    at Hillsboro
    Vandalia 26
    Hillsboro 18

    The JV football team defeated Hillsboro, 26-18, on Monday night.

    After a scoreless first quarter,  the Vandals got a 1-yard touchdown run from quarterback Wade Cowger, who took over for the team after Tim Ritchey broke his arm in the varsity game against Litchfield.

    After missing the extra point, Vandalia went for and converted a 2-point conversion after Ryan Ambuehl scored a touchdown to give the Vandals a 14-0 halftime lead.

  • Local volleyball results (Sept. 28 to Oct. 5)

    Brownstown

  • This week's local sports schedule (Oct. 7-12)

    Thursday Oct. 7
    VOLLEYBALL
    Vandalia vs. Litchfield, 6 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove vs. St. Elmo, 6:15 p.m.
    Brownstown vs. Teutopolis, 6:15 p.m.
    Patoka vs. North Clay, 6:15 p.m.
    Ramsey vs. Mt. Olive, 6:15 p.m.
    South Central at Odin, 6:15 p.m.
    TENNIS
    Vandalia at Greenville, 4 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 8
    FOOTBALL
    Vandalia at Southwestern, 7 p.m.
    VOLLEYBALL
    Ramsey at Sandoval, 6:15 p.m.
    St. Elmo vs. Dieterich, 6:15 p.m.

  • South Central wins Volley for the Cure match

    South Central beat Sandoval in three sets (16-25, 25-9, 25-9) during its Volley for the Cure match on Tuesday.

    The Cougars improved to 19-5 (7-1 MTC) this season.

    Sarah Kramer led the South Central with 16 points and 14 assists.

    Emily Atwood had 13 kills, 10 points and two service aces. Katie Crain had 15 points and four service aces, and Kinzie Nelson had nine points and five service aces.

    South Central's JV team won, 25-12, 25-11. The JV team is 10-1 this season.