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Today's Sports

  • A look at new records set this...

    Compiled by the Rev. Zach Edgar, Hannah Edgar and former Leader-Union sport editor Chris Stalter
    The Vandals won their sixth playoff game (6-12) in program history last week at Greenville. It was the first time in program history the team has won two playoff games in the same postseason.

  • Game at 2 p.m., gates open at...

    The Vandals' third-round playoff game against Anna-Jonesboro will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday on Mark Greer Field in Vandalia.
    Game tickets are set by the Illinois High School Association at $6, according to VCHS Principal Randy Protz.
    He said that tickets will be available at the gates, which open at noon.
    Tailgating for Vandals fans will be in the rear parking lot at VCHS, near Vandalia Swimming Pool.

  • Vandals pound Comets to advance

    In the fourth quarter of the playoff game in Greenville, Vandals defensive lineman Rilley Smock said the headline for that game should read “Defense makes a statement.” Then, Smock followed up that claim with a quarterback sack.

  • Eight from VPAC place at...

    Vandalia Performing Arts Center has added competitive tumbling to its list of available class options.
    Girls from the center participated in their first competition on Oct. 22 in Altamont.

  • This is the Vandals' fifth...

    Vandalia’s head football coach has experience in the second round of the postseason playoffs, having been in two of those games himself … as a player.
    Jason Clay is leading the Vandals into their fifth second-round game as they square off with one of their longtime rivals, Greenville.
    The winner of Saturday’s game will meet the winner of the Anna-Jonesboro (10-0)/Pana (9-1) game on Saturday at Anna Jonesboro.
    This is the first second-round game for the Vandals since 2008, when they defeated Flora, 34-12, then lost to Greenville, 28-10.

  • Vandals whip Mules for playoff...

    While it was the Fairfield defense that was highly touted going into Saturday’s playoff game, it was the Vandalia defense that made a strong early statement.

  • Area volleyball teams knocked...

    Area volleyball teams saw their seasons come to an end with losses in regional play.
    The Lady Vandals closed out their season with a loss on Monday, and St. Elmo/Brownstown and South Central lost in the second round of regional play on Tuesday.
    Vandalia fell to Central A&M, 20-25, 22-25, in the first round of the regional tournament at Shelbyville on Monday.

  • Vandals face 9-0 Fairfield in...

    A high-powered offense meets a stingy defense – that’s the scenario for the Vandals’ playoff game this Saturday at 2 p.m. in Fairfield.
    Finishing the year with a 6-3 record, the Vandals were designated a No. 15 seed in the southern bracket of the IHSA Class 3A playoffs.
    Their first round opponent is No. 2 seed Fairfield, which finished the regular season undefeated at 9-0.

  • Vandals come up short in shootout

    Within the first 2½ minutes of the Vandalia-Pana matchup at Pana on Friday, fans on both sides of the field realized that they were in for quite a game.

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