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Today's Sports

  • Lady Vandals now 1-1 at...

    The Lady Vandals earned a come-from-behind win on Tuesday at the Litchfield Tournament, defeating Athens, 68-66, on the strength of 24 fourth-quarter points.

    Senior Amber Bruno had 22 points, and junior Megan Godoyo put in 21. Junior Morgan Cripe added 11, and freshman Karlie Bright scored her first four career points.

    Freshman Madelyn Hosick also had her first career points on a field goal.

    Vandalia attempted 49 free throws in the game, and have made 40-of-70 attempts on the season.

  • St. Elmo Holiday Tournament...

    The schedule for this season's St. Elmo Holiday Tournament has been announced, and the hosts have the No. 1 seed.

    Tuesday, Dec. 11
    •Game 1: (1) St. Elmo vs. (8) Mulberry Grove, 6:15 p.m.
    •Game 2: (4) Beecher City vs. (5) Brownstown, 7:45 p.m.

    Wednesday, Dec. 12
    •Game 3: (2) Altamont vs. (7) Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    •Game 4: (3) Cowden-Herrick vs. (6) South Central, 7:45 p.m.

  • Vandals get season-opening win...

    FARINA – A five-point possession in the middle of the third quarter was the turning point for Vandalia in a 46-26 victory at South central in Tuesday’s season-opener.

    Senior Tim Ritchey made a 3-pointer but was fouled after the shot, and senior Michael Wells made a second-chance layup on the ensuing possession to give the Vandals a 30-14 lead and control of the game with 3:51 left in the third period.

  • Senior Spotlight: RaeChelle...

    For the Lady Vandals, it’s a good thing that first impressions don’t always last.

    “At first, I thought I hated them,” said senior RaeChelle Leiken of her teammates. “They were funny from the get-go – that’s not a lie – but it’s funnier to just say that I hated them.”

    Leiken wasn’t sure what to think of the unique personality that engulfs Vandalia’s volleyball team when she moved here from Oregon the summer before her junior year.

  • Cripe's absence felt in...

    LITCHFIELD – Junior Morgan Cripe did not play due to illness, and a reshuffled rotation did what it could in the post in the Lady Vandals’ season-opener on Monday.

    But Nokomis' sophomore  center Ashley Schneider scored 30 points against the undersized Lady Vandals, and Vandalia committed 25 turnovers in a 65-47 loss at the Litchfield Thanksgiving Tournament.

  • Several Vandals earn all-...

    Seven Vandalia football players have been selected to receive All-South Central Conference recognition.

    Players named to the first team were:

    •Ryan Ambuehl, defensive back
    •Jeff Lucken, defensive line
    •Luke Smith, linebacker
    •Jake Stone, offensive line

    Players named to the second team were:

    •Tim Ritchey, defensive back
    •Ryan Schmolinger, offensive line
    •Ambuehl, running back
    •Lucken, offensive line

  • Miller Field has been an asset...

    In the fall, there were more than 170 children registered for YMCA soccer and flag football.

    Fortunately, the generosity of the Miller family allowed the Y to accommodate that many kids without any problems.

    Miller Field, which opened in 2009, sits in front of the YMCA building on Rock Island Avenue, and has three soccer fields and a flag football field that always see plenty of action during the fall.

  • Vandalia basketball to travel to...

    The Vandals will be in action next Monday at the DuQuoin Tournament.

    That game will be at 6 p.m. against Cairo, a team the Vandals defeated last season, 80-60.

    Next Friday, the Vandals take on Agape at 6 p.m., and on Saturday, the Vandals face Flora at noon and DuQuoin at 7:30 p.m.

    Last season, Vandalia won the tournament, going 4-0 as part of a 15-3 start.

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia fall award...

    Several teams held banquets last Thursday.

  • Prep Roundup (Nov. 22)

    A slow second half allowed Shelbyville to erase its 27-16 deficit against Brownstown last Thursday, as the Lady Bombers fell, 44-42.

    Juniors Molly Hill and Audriana Pruett each had 12 points to pace Brownstown (1-1), which only scored 15 points in the second half.

    The Lady Bombers missed eight free throws in the second half, and made just 40 percent of those shots in the game.