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Today's Sports

  • South Central edges Vandals in...

    In a game in which the lead changed hands several times, South Central edged Vandalia on Monday when the Cougars’ Trent Geiler drove home the tie-breaking run in the bottom half of the seventh inning.
    In a game full of offense, Dylan Smith led South Central with a 4-for-4 performance that included a two-run homer in the home half of the sixth inning.
    Vandalia scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take an 11-8 lead, but South Central countered with three runs to take the win.

  • Mulberry Grove tops Lady Vandals...

    Mulberry Grove scored used 11 hits and four Vandalia errors to defeat the Lady Vandals, 11-1, on Tuesday.
    Mulberry Grove scored once in the first inning, twice in both the  second and third innings, then capped its scoring with six runs in the fourth.
    The Lady Vandals were held to a double by Kelsey Swain and singles by Lindsey Dagen and Madison Click.
    Swain took the loss, allowing 11 hits and four walks while striking out one.
    Staunton 19, Vandalia 1

  • Emma Meyer sets new 100-meter...

    The Vandalia girls track team totaled 18 points to place ninth at the 11-team Mattoon Invitational on Monday.
    The top finish for Vandalia was in the 100-meter dash, where Emma Meyer placed third with a time of 13.34 second.
    Meyer also finished fourth in the pole vault, at 10 feet, 6 inches, and fifth in the triple jump, 32 feet, 3.5 inches.
    Anna Miller was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.5 seconds.

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  • Wrestlers' Postseason Awards

    Members of the Vandalia Community High School wrestling team are shown with postseason awards they received at the team banquet.

  • South Central to again play in...

    The South Central Cougars will again play in Busch Stadium.
    South Central is scheduled to face the Edwardsville Tigers immediately after the Cardinals game with the Tigers on Saturday, May 16.
    The two teams will play as many innings as their 2 1/2-hour time slot will allow, and all fans will be allowed to move down to field-level box seats for the game.

  • South Central blanks Bombers,...

    South Central 16, BSE 0
    South Central scored eight runs in both the first and second innings on their way five-inning win over Brownstown/St. Elmo in baseball action last Wednesday.

  • Cougars edge Altamont in season...

    South Central held a 7-2 lead going into the seventh inning, then held on to edge Altamont, 7-6, in high school baseball on Tuesday at Altamont.
    Noah Powless got the win for South Central in the Cougars' opener, giving up four runs and four hits while striking out two over the final three innings. He pitched in relief of Dylen Peters, who allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four.

  • Lady Vandals have six firsts in...

    Two members of the Vandalia girls track team won two events and were part of a relay team that recorded another first in a four-team meet at Hillsboro on Tuesday.
    Emma Meyer won the pole vault at 10 feet and the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.9 seconds, and Anna Miller placed first in the 100-meter hurdles at 19.2 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles at 52.16 seconds.
    Meyer and Miller also joined Madison Klanke and Jalea Paslay in the 4x100 relay to take first with a time of 53.3 seconds.

  • Lady Vandals hold on to defeat...

    Vandalia 6, South Central 5
    The Lady Vandals scored five runs in the fourth inning, then held off a late South Central charge to record their first win of the season on Monday.