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Today's Sports

  • Sports schedule -- Saturday, Feb...

    The Vandalia High School wrestlers are at the Shelbyville Regional Tournament. The finals begin at 1 p.m.

    A decision on the Vandalia High School boys basketball game (6 p.m. start against Marquette Catholic) has yet to be made. We will bring that information when it becomes available.

    The Vandalia Eighth-Grade Volleyball Tournament was canceled.

  • Sports cancellations -- Thursday...

    Please continnue to check back through the day for more cancellation updates.

    The following Vandalia athletic events have been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 3

    •Boys basketball against Altamont is canceled and rescheduled for Feb. 17.
    •Junior high volleyball against Pana is canceled.

    The following St. Elmo athletic events have been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 3:

  • Sports briefs (Feb. 3)

    Vandal 8th-graders win tournament

    For the first time on Saturday, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade volleyball team won the Edwardsville Tournament.

    In the first game, the Lady Vandals beat St. Norberts, 25-14, 25-16. Jessica Sullens had 12 points and five service aces, and Kadi Metzger had five points and four service aces.

    In the second game, the Lady Vandals beat Edwardsville Liberty, 25-17, 19-25, 15-13. Jori Wagner had nine points, and Ali Sasse had eight points and four service aces.

  • Two Vandalia games rescheduled

    Tuesday's boys basketball game at Pana was canceled due to inclement weather. It was rescheduled for Monday.

    The boys are scheduled to play on Thursday against Altamont, but the weather may force that game to be canceled, as well. Game cancellations are posted on www.leaderunion.com as soon as they are announced.

    The Vandals also host Marquette Catholic on Saturday at 6 p.m. and play at South Central on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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    Tuesday's Lady Vandals basketball game at Greenville was canceled due to inclement weather.

  • Boys basketball recaps

    Ramsey struggled to a 0-4 mark at the Christ Our Rock Lutheran Tournament last week.

    Senior Blake Hadley was named to the all-tournament team.

    Hadley led the Rams with 20 points last Friday against Patoka, but Warriors senior Blake Budds matched him shot-for-shot with 21 points during Patoka's 61-39 win.

    Ramsey started and finished the game slowly, trailing 28-17 at halftime and allowing Patoka 21 fourth-quarter points, while scoring just seven of its own.

  • Mulberry Grove takes second at...

    After his team lost to Sandoval to open the Christ Our Rock Lutheran Tournament last Monday, Mulberry Grove coach Chris Johnson said he believed his team could win its next three games in the tournament.

    He was almost right, as the Aces defeated Ramsey and the host, and only losing to Patoka by two points.

    In the end, Mulberry Grove finished in second place, and senior Harley Steed had been named to the all-tournament team.

  • Marty Johnon honored for 1,000th...
  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring...
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring...
  • The College Report: Laura Hobbie...

    The Greenville College Panthers would like to start a streak similar to the one Vandalia grad Laura Hobbie just started.

    The Lady Panther has a streak of her own going. It has been five games since Hobbie, a sophomore on the squad, has been out of double figures. In the last two weeks, Hobbie has scored in double figures against MacMurray College, Blackburn College, Webster University and Monmouth College.