School Sports

  • 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.

  • Vandals dominate Hillsboro in second half

    Without two key special teams plays to start the second half, the Vandals would have had a much harder time recovering from a controversial official’s decision at the end of the first half during Friday night’s 48-19 Vandalia win.

    With about five minutes left, Hillsboro punter Luke Cerutti mishandled the snap and two flags were thrown – one against Hillsboro for illegal motion before the play and one against Vandalia for a late hit out of bounds after the play was whistled dead.

  • Vandals score 34 unanswered in win

    The Vandals scored 34 unanswered points in the second half against Hillsboro to win 48-19 on Friday night.

    Trailing 19-14 at the half, the Vandals used three different players and several strong special teams plays to mount their comeback.

    Levi Ulmer led the Vandals offensively with 172 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He also recovered a fumble.

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

  • Vandals win Volley For The Cure match

    The Vandalia High School volleyball team defeated Greenville in three sets to win Thursday's Volley For The Cure match at Greenville High School on Thursday.

    This marks the third win against Greenville this season.

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

  • Vandalia golf results (Sept. 22-27)

    Monday, Sept. 27
    SCC Meet at The Rail

    Vandalia finished sixth with a score of 348.

    Individual scores – Blake Swofford, 76; Wes Lindsey, 87; Zach Reiss, 92; Derrick Herker, 93; Zack Jackson, 94; Josh Lawson, 99.

    Wednesday Sept. 22
    at Ramsey

    Vandalia - 150

    Individual scores – Swofford, 35; Herker, 36; Lindsey, 39; Lawson, 40; Jackson, 43; Reiss, 45.

  • Patoka state qualifiers honored

    Signs were put up by IDOT along U.S. Route 51 in Patoka to recognize Brandi and Taylor Isaak, who both placed at the 2010 SIJHSA state meet. Brandi (left) placed second in the state in the 100-meter hurdles, and Taylor placed second in the 100-meter dash.

  • Area baseball results (Sept. 21-27)

    South Central

    Monday, Sept. 27
    vs. Noble

    The South Central High School baseball team defeated Noble 11-1 during the opening round of the Midland Trail Conference Tournament on Monday.

    Luke Krajefska picked up the win for the Cougars. Cole Armstrong and Rudy Hablewitz each had two hits and three RBIs.

    Friday, Sept. 23
    vs. Noble

    South Central defeated Noble 14-5 on Friday.

  • Area volleyball results (Sept. 21-27)


    Monday, Sept. 27
    vs. Odin

    Brownstown defeated Odin in three sets (21-25, 25-17, 25-11) on Monday.

    Morgan Stinebring had nine kills for the Bombers, and Michaela Walk added three service aces.

    Thursday, Sept. 23
    at Altamont

    Brownstown lost to Altamont in straight sets (25-18, 25-17) last Thursday.

    Stinebring had four kills and three service aces for the Bombers.