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School Sports

  • 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.

  • South Central falls short in MTC title game

    Friday, Oct. 1
    MTC Finals
    North Clay 11
    South Central 7

    Second-seeded South Central held an early lead in the championship game of the Midland Trail Conference Tournament on Friday, but top-seeded North Clay scored a combined nine runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings to put away the Cougars, 11-7.

    Derek Hermeier pitched a complete game for South Central, striking out nine batters. Only six of the 11 runs he allowed were earned, due in large part to South Central's seven errors.

  • Seventh-graders take Old Capitol Classic

    The Vandalia seventh-grade girls basketball team won the Old Capitol Classic after defeating Greenville 34-29 in the championship game at Vandalia on Sept. 25. Pictured in front row from left to right are: Becky Scrimpsher, Adrianna Cox, Emily Hedgpeth, Haley Bigelow and Jalea Pasley. In back are: Makayla Tinker, Shelby Wheatley, Spencer Craig, Madelyn Hosick, Karlie Bright, Leah Francis and coach Dana Kirk.

  • Hickerson peaking for Vandals

    In what coach Kevin Schroeder called “gut-wrenching” time, junior Abby Hickerson missed three returns in a row during doubles play against Shelbyville on Tuesday.

    With the Vandals needing to win all three of its doubles games to win the match, allowing Shelbyville to tie up that game at 8-8 did not help Schroeder’s already twisted stomach.

  • Vandals celebrate senior soccer players

    Even though the game was canceled because no referees showed up at Vandalia High School on Tuesday night, the soccer team still celebrated senior night.

    After recognizing its seven seniors, the team played a scrimmage.

    Coach Walt Kinney spoke about each of the seniors after the ceremony.

  • Vandalia downs Argenta for third in Pana Tournament

    PANA – Coach Allison Smith was rooting for Argenta-Oreana to beat Windsor and, therefore, advance to the Pana Tournament championship game.

    With her team playing the loser of that match, it wasn’t that Smith has a vendetta against Windsor or thought her team would have an easier time beating them; she just wanted a second chance.

    The only reason Vandalia wasn’t playing in that match was because Windsor defeated the Vandals in the first game of match play at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

  • Vandalia tops Greenville in Volley for the Cure match

    GREENVILLE – The team having already allowed Greenville to erase a 7-1 deficit in the first set of last Thursday’s Volley for a Cure match, Haley Wollerman decided the Vandals were not going to drop that set.

    With Vandalia trailing 22-18, Wollerman leaped up and swatted down a Greenville attack, ending a long Comet possession.

    She then proceeded to fire five service aces and assist a Taylor Parrish kill to lead the Vandals to a 25-22 set win.