Today's Sports

  • Prep Roundup (Aug. 23)

    Lady Vandals win first tennis match

    The Lady Vandals tennis team won its first match of the season on Tuesday, defeating Shelbyville, 6-3.

    A match at Roxana on Monday was canceled due to a scheduling error.

    Vandalia swept all but one singles match against the Lady Rams, and won one doubles match.

    Box score
    Tuesday, Aug. 21
    at Shelbyville
    Vandalia 6
    Shelbyville 3

  • Buckstop wins slo-pitch tourney...

    Justin Atwood and Jordan Harmon were named tournament co-MVPs as Buckstop Archery won the Vandalia men's slo-pitch double-elimination tournament.

    In the title game, Buckstop defeated Keck's Marsh, 19-2, with Jordan Harmon hitting a grand slam, and Justin Atwood, Josh Atwood and Tyler Pilcher each doubling.

    Harmon was 8-for-8 in two games of the tournament.

    The tournament all-star team follows:

  • Dear Mrs. Wooten

  • Swofford wins at Belk Park;...

    Senior Blake Swofford won the season's first golf tournament on Monday, shooting a three-under 69 at Belk Park.
    As a team, the Vandals placed seventh out of 11 teams in the field in East Alton-Wood River.

    Swofford had four birdies during his round, on holes 5, 10, 11 and 13, and he bogeyed hole 6. Otherwise, he was par for the course.

    Sophomore Zach Schaal had the next-best round for Vandalia, shooting an 89.

    Senior Zach Jackson followed with a 94. He birdied hole 10.

  • PHOTOS: Vandal practices begin

    Fall practices are well under way for Vandalia's High School teams, with the seasons set to begin at the end of the month.

  • The Next Level: Graduated...

    Spencer Patton • Pitcher • Idaho Falls Chukars

    •Aug. 10 – Patton, a South Central graduate, struck out two in three innings of relief during a 12-5 win against Orem. He allowed four hits, but no runs or walks.  On the season, Patton is 0-6, with a 6.91 earned-run average, in 10 games, including eight starts. He has struck out 55 batters in just 41 2/3 innings pitched.

  • Atwood is MVP of men's slo-...

    The Vandalia men’s slo-pitch softball league will be holding the finals of its annual double-elimination league championship tournament on Thursday, starting at 6:30 p.m.

    Seeding for that tournament, which started on Monday, was determined in a single-elimination tournament that was held last Thursday, and Buckstop Archery, the regular-season champs, earned the No. 1 seed.

    One day before, the league handed out individual awards, with Justin Atwood bringing home most valuable player honors.

    Other award winners included:

  • St. Elmo Jr. High Softball (Aug...

    The St. Elmo Junior High softball team is 2-4 through the first six games of the season.

    Box scores for those games follow:

    Tuesday, Aug. 14
    Mulberry Grove 15
    St. Elmo 3
    SE:   2-0-1-0—3-3-4
    MG: 5-4-2-4—15-8-2
    LP: Hoopingarner
    Lady Eagles: Parkison, 1-for-2, run, RBI; Viramontes, 1-for-2, run; Brown, 1-for-2, run; Moss, RBI; Hoopingarner, BB; Da. Shelton, BB.

  • Riedle Law Office wins St. Paul...

    The St. Paul summer basketball league recently held its championship tournament, with Riedle Law Office winning the title.

    Riedle won the best-of-three championship series against the Pink Panthers, winning game one, 49-45, and game two, 58-52.

    The tournament started with play-in games for seeds 3-6.

    Joe’s Pizza defeated the Opfer Clan, and China Gate defeated Team Bushue. China Gate went on to defeat Joe’s Pizza, 68-46, while the Opfer Clan beat Team Bushue.

  • Charity Bass Tournament (June 23)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Charity Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, June 23.