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Today's Sports

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (Oct. 15)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Oct. 15.

  • South Central falls in Super-...

    The South Central High School volleyball team lost to Gibault Catholic, 25-11, 25-15, at the Super-Sectional tournament in Bridgeport on Saturday.

  • Senior Spotlight: Fearsome Four

    FARINA – They’ve shared one office space of 900 square feet for some 35 games this season, and yet, they still aren’t sick of each other.

    The Fearsome Four – the eldermost players on South Central’s high school volleyball team – often work in unison, combining their strengths to wreak havoc on opponents.

    These Lady Cougars probably aren’t the finest foursome in all of the state, but among area 1A schools, it’d be tough to argue that another team’s core is better.

  • Lady Cougars earn regional title

    FARINA – On its own floor, the South Central High School volleyball team won its third straight regional championship last Thursday, defeating North Clay in two sets, 25-16, 25-15.

    Senior Kinzie Neilson paced the offense with 14 kills – giving her 22 during the two games of the regional tournament – and junior Natalie Chapman had 16 assists and three service aces to help earn the victory.

    Senior Emily Atwood added six kills, and senior Sarah Kramer had 12 assists and a kill.

  • Vandals fall to Pana in close...

    Six seniors played their final football game in front of a home crowd during the first round of the state playoffs last Friday night, taking a tough loss to Pana, 14-7.

    Those players – Levi Ulmer, Bryan Hosick, Blake Mills, Quenten Austin, Daniel Edwards and Anthony Fladeland – all played significant roles in allowing the Vandals to place third in the South Central Conference and earn the team’s first playoff berth since 2008.

  • Lady Vandals run into one of...

    FLORA – Vandalia volleyball coach Allison Smith said she will not be surprised if Breese Central finishes its season at the state tournament.

    So after the Lady Cougars defeated her squad in the regional championship game last Thursday, Smith made sure to remind her team of all the accomplishments that were achieved throughout the season.

  • Vandalia resident set to line...

    An official from Vandalia will be a line judge at the state volleyball tournament next Friday and Saturday.

    Ruth Holliday, who has been an Illinois High School Association volleyball official for 33 years, for the first time in her career was selected to take part in the state tournament in Normal.

    “It’s an honor and a thrill,” Holliday said. “It’s the first time I have gone this far.”

    In other postseason action this fall, she will also officiate at a super-sectional match.

  • St. Elmo falls in regional...

    The St. Elmo High School volleyball team put up a challenge against Altamont in a Class 1A regional championship game last Thursday, but the Lady Indians were able to scrape out a win in three sets, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23.

    The loss put the Lady Eagles' final record at 21-15 for the season, and the team achieved that mark without any senior starters.

    Seniors Patricia Guerrero and Taylor Spain were both role players, and made key contributions throughout the season.

  • The College Report: Bowling...

    Vanderbilt University could not have started off the bowling season much better.

    Although Vanderbilt has just one outing in the books, the women's bowling team, of which Jessica Earnest, a Vandalia graduate, is a member, won the Alabama A&M University Tri-Meet. In the head-to-head competition, Vanderbilt defeated Alabama A&M (970-948) and Alabama State University (960-850). In the win over Alabama A&M, Earnest bowled a 200. She rolled a 194 in the win over ASU.

  • Jr. High basketball scores (Nov...

    Vandalia 7th-grade boys
    at Pana Tournament
    Monday, Oct. 31
    Central A&M 42
    Vandalia 11
    Points: Alec Schroeder, 5; Cole Horner, 3; Richie Well, 3.
    Rebounds: Well, 7.
    Record: 0-2

    Saturday, Oct. 29
    Taylorville 28
    Vandalia 25
    Points: Richie Well, 10; Kain DuFaux, 6; Dakota Graham, 4; Curtis Gordon, 3; Alec Schroeder, 2.
    Rebounds: DuFaux, 5; Schroeder, 5; Graham, 3; Gordon, 2; Well, 1.
    Record: 0-1