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School Sports

  • Vandal netters down Greenville

    Losing against rival Greenville could have been devastating for the Vandalia volleyball team’s confidence.
    And after dropping the first set 25-19 on Tuesday night, a loss seemed to be lurking.
    “I don’t think we were prepared,” coach Allison Brown said. “We were overcranked as far as excitement goes.”
    Several Vandalia blocks and tips from that set were not hit with control, leading to easy Greenville points. But the Vandal squad recognized those miscues and made sure to not repeat them the rest of the night.

  • Vandals start strong but lose to Roxana

    ROXANA – The Vandalia football team started off fast against Roxana last Friday, but costly turnovers and missed tackles allowed the Shells to rally from an early deficit to top the Vandals, 32-14.
    The Vandals (1-2) needed just 13 seconds to open the scoring, as junior Bryan Hosick raced 82 yards down the field for a touchdown on the game’s opening kickoff.

  • Vandalia falls to Roxana 32-14

    Despite an early 14-0 lead, the Vandalia High School football team lost to Roxana on Friday, 32-14.

    Bryan Hosick returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and Marty Johnson also rushed for a score.

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

  • This week's local sports schedule

    Thursday Sept. 9
    BASEBALL
    Patoka vs. St. Elmo, 4:15 p.m.
    Brownstown vs. Sandoval, 4:15 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove at Altamont, 4:15 p.m.
    Ramsey at Beecher City, 4:15 p.m.
    VOLLEYBALL
    Vandalia at Southwestern, 6 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove at Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    Brownstown at Cowden-Herrick, 6:15 p.m.
    St. Elmo vs. Teutopolis, 6:15 p.m.
    South Central at Corhls, 6:15 p.m.
    GOLF
    Vandalia at Greenville, 4 p.m.
    TENNIS
    Vandalia vs. Hillsboro, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 10

  • St. Elmo softball results

    Wednesday, Sept. 1
    The St. Elmo and Mulberry Grove Junior High softball team were rained out after 1/2 inning last Wednesday. The game is not expected to be rescheduled.

  • Vandalia tennis results (Aug. 31)

    Tuesday, Aug. 31
    At Taylorville
    Vandalia 9, Taylorville 0

    Singles
    No. 1 Natasha Opfer (V) def. Amber Morgan, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
    No. 2 Lauren Wasmuth (V) def. Julia Sheep, 6-2, 6-2
    No. 3 Cassie Goodin (V) def. Eryna Hendricks, 6-1, 6-1
    No. 4 Micah Dugan (V) def. Kristen Funderburk, 6-2, 6-1
    No. 5 Callie George (V) def. Kelsi Champley, 6-2, 6-1
    No. 6 Abby Hickerson (V) def. Morgan Smith, 6-4, 6-0

  • Vandalia golf results (Aug. 31-Sept. 7)

    Tuesday, Sept. 7
    at Effingham
    Effingham 164
    Vandalia 167
    Vandalia scores — Blake Swofford, 39; Derrick Herker, 42; Wes Lindsey, 43; Zach Jackson, 43; Josh Lawson, 49; Zach Reiss, 59

    Wednesday, Sept. 1
    at Belk Park
    EAWR 155
    Vandalia 163
    Litchfield 163
    Vandalia scores — Swofford, 37; Herker, 40; Lindsey, 41; Lawson, 45; Jackson, 45; Devin Schukar, 58

    Tuesday, Aug. 31
    At Litchfield Country Club
    Hillsboro 159
    Litchfield 164
    Vandalia 172

  • Area volleyball results (Aug. 31-Sept. 7)

    St. Elmo
    Saturday, Sept. 4
    at Mattoon Tournament
    St. Elmo defeated Neoga (25-20, 15-19), but lost to Warrensburg-Latham (25-23, 25-10), Decatur (25-20, 25-11), Mattoon (25-22, 26-24) and Taylorville (25-21, 25-21) at the Mattoon Tournament.

    South Central
    Tuesday, Sept. 7
    at Noble
    South Central defeated Noble 25-22, 20-25, 25-13 on Tuesday. The JV squad won 25-12, 25-21 and the freshmen/sophomore team lost 24-26, 22-25.

  • Vandalia soccer improving with each game

    Steven Daley of the Vandalia High School soccer team runs downfield during the team's 2-2 draw with Christ Our Rock Lutheran on Tuesday. The Vandals are 0-2-1 on the season, but coach Walt Kinney said he is pleased with his team's progress. "Since we've come out stronger each game, I'm excited about where we'll be toward the end of the season," Kinney said.

  • The College Report will return next week

    The College Report is slated to return next week.
    To refresh everyone's memory, The College Report will cover all athletes that graduated from Vandalia, Brownstown, South Central, Mulberry Grove, Patoka, Ramsey or St. Elmo. If the athlete was a resident of Fayette County and chose to attend another school, they are also eligible to be covered.