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School Sports

  • Post 95 wins another District game

    VANDALIA – Jacob Behrends remained perfect with another complete game, Noah Powless drove in three runs and Post 95 rebounded from its first back-to-back losses with a 7-2 win against Salem in Sr. Legion District play.

    Behrends fired his second straight complete game, striking out seven to earn his third win in District action and move his overall record to 6-0.

    “He’s been throwing strikes like crazy,” said outfielder Austin Schwarm. “A big part of his success is that he doesn’t walk many people.”

  • Vandals have tough time in shootout

    The Vandals closed the home portion of the summer season with just one win last Thursday and Friday in the final Vandal Shootout.

    Vandalia beat St. Elmo/Brownstown, 59-41, in pool play for its lone victory. The Vandals lost to Litchfield, 34-25, in the first round of the tournament, after having won the first round game in the three previous events this summer.

    Vandalia finished the final shootout at 1-6, and closed the summer at 9-23.

    Nashville topped Princeton, Ind., 32-13 to win the final shootout.

  • Jr. Legion headed to Greenville College tournament

    Vandalia will spend the weekend at the Greenville College Jr. Legion Tournament, playing two games this Friday and Saturday in the inaugural event.

    Post 95 is in Pool A, and will face Shelby County at noon on Friday and take on Highland at 8 p.m. Both games will be played at Robert E. Smith Field on the campus of Greenville College.

    On Saturday, Vandalia meets Teutopolis at 1 p.m. and Carlyle at 5 p.m., with both games at Greenville High School.

    Winners of each pool will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Robert E. Smith Field.

  • PHOTO: Iron Sharpens Iron Wrestling Camp

    The Vandalia High School wrestling team recently traveled to the Iron Sharpens Iron Camp in DeWitt, Iowa. The Vandals placed fifth among more than 30 teams in the camp's dual team tournament. 

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (July 3)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • Post 95 set to tackle Firecracker Classic

    Vandalia will travel to its second tournament of the summer this week, the annual Mattoon Firecracker Classic.

    Post 95 will have at least four games in the 29th annual Sr. Legion event, and play began on Wednesday and continues through Saturday. Pool play will conclude on Friday.

  • Vandals oust SEB at Vandal Shootout

    VANDALIA – For the third time this summer, Vandalia made the quarterfinals of the tournament in a Vandal Shootout.

    A late comeback try against Olney came five points short on Tuesday afternoon, as the Tigers squeaked out a 31-26 victory.

  • Final summer shootout is on Thursday, Friday

    The final Vandal Shootout of the summer will be held on Thursday and Friday at the four schools in the Vandalia district.

    Vandalia will have both its varsity and junior varsity teams in the shootout, and St. Elmo/Brownstown will also make its second appearance.

  • Post 95 drops District game to Altamont

    VANDALIA – Vandalia’s Jr. Legion squad doesn’t have a roster filled with big-name players from the area, but Steve Dangbar has the team playing well, despite a losing record.

    Post 95 played another close game last Friday, taking a 4-2 loss to Altamont in District action.

  • PHOTOS: Alums Sweep Lady Vandals

    The Vandalia alumni softball team swept the high school   team in Tuesday's doubleheader, winning 17-1 and 5-0.