Today's Sports

  • Going back to state

    Vandalia’s Hannah Blythe is making a second straight appearance in the state tennis finals.

  • Comeback attempt falls short

    The third time wasn’t a charm for the Vandals when they visited Pana on Friday night. But it wasn’t for a lack of trying.

  • We Apologize

    Due to an error in the program for the Volley For The Cure game in Greenville, Lady Vandal volleyball player Jessica Sullens was incorrectly indentified as Mindy Ritchey. We apologize for the error.

  • Sports Briefs

    Sports Boosters 5K on Oct. 25

    The Vandals Sports Boosters will hold their inaugural Spooktacular 5K run and fun run/walk next Saturday.
    Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Rogier Park pavilion at the top of the Lincoln Loop Walking Path, and the run and fun run/walk begin at 9 a.m.
    The entry fee is $20, and participants are encouraged to wear costumes for the event. A costume contest for participants and pets will be held after the 5K.
    The entry fee includes a T-shirt and bottled water.

  • SEB Seniors Honored

    Five St. Elmo/Brownstown senior volleyball players were honored prior to their final home match on Friday night.

    From left are Jenna Miller, Katie Kroll, Elizabeth Guerrero, Kayla Summann and Erica Behl.


  • Blythe wins second straight SCC...

    Hannah Blythe handily defeated Greenville’s Abbey Gaffner on Saturday to win her second consecutive South Central Conference singles title.
    Blythe extended her season record to a perfect 19-0 in defeating Gaffner at the conference meet, held in Greenville. Both Blythe and Gaffner earned all-conference honors.
    Blythe defeated Gaffner, 6-2, 6-1, in winning the singles competition.
    Blythe advanced to the finals by defeating Haley Milazzo of Roxana, 6-3, 6-1, and blanking Emily Henderson, 6-0, 6-0, in the semifinals.

  • Vandals win on another late TD

    For the second week in a row, the Vandals used the arm of Collin Nestleroad and the legs of Marcus Zimmerman for a last-minute, game-winning score.
    But, this time was different, according to their coach, because another part of that formula was his quarterback’s vision of the defense.
    “Give all the credit to Collin,” coach John Stout said. “He was the one who saw that the coverage had rolled over (to the other side).”

  • Lions bring Harlem Ambassadors...

    A group of local celebrities with take the court against a team made up of former college players in a Harlem-style comedy basketball game next Wednesday evening.
    The Vandalia Lions Club is bringing the Harlem Ambassadors to town for a contest that will raise funds for the Lions’ annual Halloween Parade.
    The game in the Vandalia Community High School gym is set for 7 p.m. next Wednesday. Tickets, $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 4-16, are available at First National Bank locations in Vandalia.
    The local squad will include:

  • Lady Vandals hold off Greenville...

    Vandalia fought off a second-game charge last Thursday to sweep the Lady Comets in the annual Volley for the Cure game at Greenville.

  • Vandals win on Hail Mary pass

    Three failed attempts in the last 28 seconds of the game left the Vandals with only one chance, and 16 seconds, to come up with a winning score.