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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • PHOTO: 23-point deer harvested

    Rex Rosenberger of Ramsey recently harvested a 23-point deer in northern Fayette County. He said he has seen the deer the past three years, but had never been close enough to kill it. The deer measured 234.5 inches.

  • Smith named state football...

    Vandalia resident Jay Smith will be officiating at the state football finals in Champaign.

    He will either work the Class 4A title game Friday night or the class 5A title game Saturday morning.

    He also worked the state finals in 2005.

    In addition, a Vandalia officiating crew of Dave Givens, Mike Critcheloe, Jerry Schukar, Larry Rebbe and Paul Yagow officiated two rounds of games in this season's playoffs.

  • Re-aligned SCC changes winter...

    The revamped South Central Conference debuts this school year, and prior to each season, The Leader-Union will be asking Vandalia’s coaches how they think the changes will affect their team.

    A list of all of the changes follows.

    1)    Gillespie and Staunton have replaced East Alton-Wood River and Marquette Catholic.
    2)    There will no longer be divisional play in any sport, with all teams that used to have divisions to play one game that counts in the conference standings.

  • South Central coaches excited...

    FARINA – South Central High School has joined the National Trail Conference this season, coming into the NTC at the same time Teutopolis is leaving.

    South Central has previously been in the Midland Trail Conference for many years.

    Prior to each sports season, The Leader-Union will be asking South Central’s coaches how they think the conference switch will affect their team.

    Boys basketball

    Though South Central is new to the NTC, the boys basketball team has played many of the conference’s teams in the past.

  • Field of Dreams works to nail...

    The Vandalia Field of Dreams committee took care of some offseason business at Tuesday’s meeting, and also took a big step toward straightening out its future financial success.

    A motion was carried to use the current money saved in the bank for operating expenses, while using any additional revenue that comes in by the middle of summer to be put toward making a loan payment.

  • Lady Cougars drop first NTC game

    The Lady Cougars lost their first-ever National Trail Conference game on Monday in a 50-14 win for conference favorite Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City.

    Senior Macie Cain had a team-high six points for South Central (0-1, 0-1 NTC), while freshman Lauren Lotz had five rebounds.

    Jenna Rose, a sophomore, added four points, and senior Taylor Keen and Lotz each had two points.