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Today's Sports

  • VJHS Cheerleaders Earn Cheer...

    The Vandalia Junior High boys basketball cheerleading squad was recently awarded the cheerleading championship at the Brownstown Tournament.

  • Basketball scores (Nov. 17)

    Brownstown varsity girls
    Tuesday, Nov. 15
    at Mt. Olive
    Brownstown 43
    Mt. Olive 28
    Points: Molly Hill, 17; Megan Maxey, 8; Bethany Oberlink, 8; Danie Austin, 5; Savannah Feezel, 3; Audriana Pruett, 2.
    Record: 1-0

    Vandalia 8th-grade girls
    Monday, Nov. 14
    at Ramsey
    Vandalia 45
    Ramsey 11
    Points: Makayla Tinker, 15; Karlie Bright, 14; Madelyn Hosick, 7; Emily Hedgpeth, 4; Jalea Paslay, 4; Leah Francis, 1.
    Record: 18-1

  • Sports Briefs (Nov. 17)

    Club volleyball tryout is on Sunday

    Club volleyball tryouts for girls ages 15-17 will be held at the Vandalia Community High School gym on Sunday at 2 p.m.

    The tryout is being run by Carla Huhn.

    Hunting season begins on Friday

    The first firearm deer hunting season is this Friday through Sunday.

    Times for hunting are 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

    The second firearm season and the first muzzleloader season will be held from Dec. 1-4.

  • Top 8 is still great

    BRIDGEPORT – Though the South Central volleyball team wasn't able to advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history, it doesn't erase the historic accomplishments the team did achieve.

    After winning their first-ever sectional championship, the Lady Cougars faced a stiff challenge from Gibault Catholic at the Bridgeport Super-Sectional on Saturday, falling to the Lady Hawks, 25-11, 25-15.

  • Four Lady Vandals named all-...

    Four players from the Vandalia volleyball team were named to the South Central Conference's all-conference team this season.

    Most notably, senior Haley Wollerman was a unanimous first-team selection, which coach Allison Smith said is very rare, after leading the team in service aces and assists.

    The team's leader in kills, junior RaeChelle Leiken, was also named to the first team.

    Junior Austyn Krueger was named to the second team, and junior Sierah Ruffner picked up an honorable mention selection.

  • Vandalia's Red/White Night...

    The annual Red/White Night will be held at Vandalia Community High School this Saturday, starting at 5 p.m.

    The event, which is the unofficial start to Vandalia's basketball season, features four games and several other activities.

    There is no admission fee.

    All times for the scheduled events are approximate.

    •5-5:15 p.m. – Freshmen boys game
    •5:15-5:30 p.m. – Jr. Pro scrimmage (grades K-3)
    •5:30-6 p.m. – Jr. Pro scrimmage (grades 3-6)
    •6-6:20 p.m. – Varsity girls game
    •6:20-7:20 p.m. – Men's alumni game
    •7:20-7:30 p.m. – Cheerleading performance

  • Vandalia eighth-grade girls 16-1...

    Two local junior high basketball teams remain on good starts this season.

    The Vandalia eighth-grade girls lost their first game of the season on Tuesday against Hillsboro, 25-23. The loss moves the team's record to 16-1.

    Tuesday, Nov. 8
    vs. Hillsboro
    Hillsboro 25
    Vandalia 23
    Points: Karlie Bright, 10; Makayla Tinker, 6; Jalea Paslay, 4; Madelyn Hosick, 3.

    Thursday, Nov. 3
    at Greenville
    Vandalia 26
    Greenville 8
    Points: Bright, 12; Tinker, 8; Hosick, 6.

    Tuesday, Nov. 1
    vs. Litchfield
    Vandalia 32
    Litchfield 5
    Points: Tinker, 12; Bright, 9; Hosick, 6; Leah Francis, 5.

  • VJHS cheerleaders holding '...

    The Vandalia Junior High School cheerleaders will be holding a "Clean out the Closet" sale at the junior high boys basketball game on Thursday and at Red/White Night at Vandalia Community High School on Saturday.

    Available at the sale will be old cheerleading uniforms and bags, and pom-poms.

    Thursday's game is against Ramsey and begins at 6 p.m.

    Red/White Night begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Vandalia Golf Awards

    Vandalia High School golf coach Brandon Taylor handed out several awards at the team's banquet at Los Amigos on Tuesday.

  • Kids Night Out

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team hosted nearly 70 children in the VCHS gymnasium on Saturday for Kids Night Out.