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Today's Sports

  • Vandals smack Litchfield

    The Vandals learned some things from their first loss of the season, and worked on those areas in getting ready for Litchfield last Friday. The preparation worked, with the jumping out to a big lead early on their way to a 58-30 home win.

  • Host Lady Vandals take third...

    The Lady Vandals improved to 13-7 on the season and 2-2 in South Central Conference play with a two-game win over Litchfield on Tuesday night.

  • Penalties, turnovers hurt...

    Reasons for the Vandals loss to Greenville in the annual Pink Bowl game on Friday at Mark Greer Field could, in part, be summarized by the Comets’ winning drive in the fourth quarter.

  • Lady Vandals 2-3 at tourney, SEB...

    The Lady Vandals went 2-3 at A Grace Filled Tournament over the weekend.

  • VJHS Wins Regional Opener

    The Vandalia Junior High School baseball team advanced to the second round in regional play with a 2-1 win over Alton in Vandalia on Tuesday afternoon. In defeating the fifth-seeded Alton, the fourth-seeded Vandals now face Edwardsville Lincoln at Greenville Junior High at 10 a.m. on Saturday. In the first photo, the Vandals Matthew Hagy successfully lays down a sacrifice bunt on Tuesday. In the second photo, winning pitcher Jayden Lotz fires a pitch while shortstop Owen Miller gets ready to field.

  • Laack advances to IESA State...

    Vandalia’s Chase Laack advanced to the Illinois Elementary School Association State Golf Tournament for the second straight year with a fourth-place finish at the Sectional Tournament last Tuesday.

  • Area Baseball

    South Central 6, WSS 4
    South Central scored three runs in the sixth inning and once in the seventh to defeat Windsor/Stew-Stras in a road contest on Tuesday.
    Hunter Brandt gave up four runs on six hits while striking out five, and Trent Geiler held WSS to one hit in two innings of work to pick up the win.
    South Central – Dodson 2-4, 1 run, double, 1 RBI; Geiler 2-3, 2 runs; Brandt 1-4, 1 run; Matheny 1-3, double, 2 RBI; McCown 0-4; C. Blomberg 2-3, 1 RBI; J. Blomberg 1-2, 1 run; Roberts 0-3, 1 run; Lotz 0-2.
    Teutopolis 10, South Central 0

  • Vandals roll to 49-20 win in...

    It’s doubtful that Marcus Zimmerman heard his coach as he was returning the opening kickoff on Friday at Gillespie. But Zimmerman followed Jason Clay’s instructions to “Take it to the house, Marcus.”

  • Lady Vandals top SEB in three...

    The season opener for both Vandalia and St. Elmo/Brownstown went to three games, with the second game decided on an Eagles comeback and the first on the Lady Vandals’ ability to fight off a comeback effort.

  • Vandals open season with big win...