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School Sports

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (June 19)

    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.

  • PHOTOS: Youth sports camps

    Pictured are youth who recently attended two youth camps offered at Vandalia High School.

  • PHOTO: Girls track awards

    Award winners for the Vandalia High School girls track team are pictured.

  • PHOTOS: McDowell camp returns

    For the second straight summer, Molly McDowell, a Nokomis High School graduate who has played professional basketball in Holland, instructed a camp for Vandalia's high school team.

  • Greenville Tournament next up for Post 95

    Post 95 will play two home games as part of this weekend’s Greenville College Sr. Legion Tournament.

    Three tournament games will be played at Vandalia Mutual Field on Friday night, with Post 95 meeting Florissant at 4 p.m. and Shelby County at 8 p.m. In between will be Collinsville and Effingham at 6 p.m.

    On Saturday, Vandalia will play Bluford at 2 p.m. at Robert E. Smith Field on the campus of Greenville College and then take on New Baden at 5 p.m. at Greenville High School. Vandalia beat New Baden, 5-4, earlier this month.

  • Vandalia Jr. Legion squad gets pair of weekend victories

    Vandalia’s Jr. Legion squad picked up a pair of wins over this past weekend, splitting two doubleheaders.

    Post 95 fought through the rain to pick up a 6-5 win against Dieterich last Saturday, but dropped the second game, 11-1.

    Vandalia then played a doubleheader at Jerseyville on Sunday, falling to Quincy, 11-0, in game one, but beating Jerseyville, 4-1, in game two.

    Post 95 travels to Teutopolis on Thursday and Carlyle on Friday before hosting Centralia next Tuesday. All dates are 6 p.m. doubleheaders.

  • Vandals go 1-1 in shootout tourney

    VANDALIA – Six Vandals got into the scoring column in the team’s first tournament game in Tuesday’s summer-opening Vandal Shootout, but Vandalia would run into a tough Breese Central team in the second round to end its shootout with an 3-5 overall record.

    Rising senior Collin Nestleroad led the Vandals with nine points in a 25-19 win against Decatur Lutheran School Association in a running clock, 20-minute game.

  • Second shootout is Thursday, Friday

    The largest of the four Vandal Shootouts will be held on Thursday and Friday at all four schools in the Vandalia district.

    Vandalia will have its varsity and junior varsity squads in the field, along with 14 other schools for a shootout beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday.

    Other teams in the field are: Greenville, Litchfield, Cowden-Herick, Carlyle, Flora, Benton, Cumberland, Murphysboro, West Frankfort, Tri-County, Fairfield, Wayne City, Christopher and Arcola.

  • Lady Vandal Shootout will be next Tuesday

    The Lady Vandals will host a summer shootout next Tuesday at Vandalia Junior High School and Vandalia Elementary School.

    Vandalia will be one of six teams beginning pool play at noon. Place games will follow at 2:15 p.m.

    Other teams in the field are: Altamont, Shelbyville, Flora, Newton and Olney.

    Pool Play
    at VES (Pool A)
    •12 p.m.: Shelbyville vs. Altamont
    •12:45 p.m.: Altamont vs. Olney
    •1:30 p.m.: Shelbyville vs. Olney

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (June 12)

    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.