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Today's Sports

  • Senior Spotlight: Robert...

    GREENVILLE – In 2005, Belgium released a coin to represent the 60 years of peace in Europe since the end of World War II.

    The coin features a phoenix, a mythological bird that is often used to express a rebirth or revival, rising from the ashes to symbolize the post-1945, or reborn, Europe.

    Like Belgium, Vandalia senior Robert Collinsworth has also made the phoenix a permanent reminder of a rebirth in his history.

  • St. Elmo wins EIC Tournament;...

    The St. Elmo High School softball team came-from-behind to win the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament on Saturday.

    Facing a 7-0 deficit after  2 1/2 innings against Mulberry Grove, the Lady Eagles used a two-run home run from senior Brooke Maxey, who was named a co-MVP of the EIC, and back-to-back-to-back RBI hits to score five times in the bottom of the third to change the game's complexion.

    The Lady Aces would again take a lead, however, scoring once in each the fourth and fifth innings to take a 9-5 advantage.

  • Austin, Bell get wins at...

    GREENVILLE – Senior Daniel Bell and junior Quenten Austin both won individual events at the South Central Conference Championships on Tuesday, helping the Vandals place fifth as a team.

    For Austin, getting to the 300-meter hurdles may have been more of a challenge than actually winning the race.

    In the 110-meter hurdles, the runner in the lane next him inadvertently knocked a hurdle into Austin's lane, making him stumble and finish last.

  • Lady Vandals battling through a...

    Already mired in a slump, the Lady Vandals received no favors on Monday when they faced Marquette Catholic and standout left-handed pitcher Alexis Silkwood.

    She did what she does, striking out 14 Lady Vandals during a 7-1 Marquette win, which pushed Vandalia’s losing skid to four games.

    Coach Brian Buscher said Silkwood was easily the best pitcher Vandalia has faced all season, but he was very glad to see his team produce a run.

  • Mahon racking up wins, saves for...

    Seven and closing.

    St. Elmo grad Logan Mahon, a Southeast Missouri State University pitcher, recorded his seventh save as well as his fifth win of the season over the past 10 days.

    With the most recent save, Mahon moved into third on the SEMO list for saves in a single season. In a 5-4 triumph against Murray State, Mahon, who allowed one hit in two innings of work, walked three batters. He is one save away from being tied for second, and only four saves from the all-time record in a season.

  • Vandals go 1-3 in four SCC games

    The Vandals ended a losing skid with a win at Marquette Catholic on Monday.

    The Vandals beat the Explorers, 6-4, despite just two base hits.

    Juniors Ian Murrell and Dathan Berning both had singles, and junior Trevor Montgomery scored twice during the game.

    Vandalia struck out 14 times during the game, but were able to take advantage of three walks and three Marquette errors.

    Murrell earned the win for the Vandals, striking out six, while allowing just three hits, one walk and no earned runs over seven innings.

  • Softball, track hold senior day
  • Sports Briefs (May 12)

    VYO football sign-up is under way

    Vandalia students who will be in grades 5-8 next school year may sign up to play VYO football on Thursday or Friday in the Vandalia Junior High School cafeteria from 3:30-6 p.m.

    The registration fee for players is $75, and that should be brought when signing up.

    Jackson to run basketball camps for K-7

    Vandalia High School boys basketball coach Kevin Jackson will run basketball camps from June 1-3 for children currently in grades K-3 and 4-7.

  • High School Baseball Results (...

    Tuesday, May 10
    St. Elmo at Brownstown
    St. Elmo senior Kase Stolte homered to help the Eagles overpower Brownstown, 14-3, on Tuesday.
    SEHS 0-0-11-0-2—14-6-1
    BHS 0-0-0-1-2—3-2-4
    WP: Beasley
    LP: Gurtner
    Offense: W. Parks, SEHS, 3B, 3 RBI; Scholes, SEHS, 2B, RBI; Scott, BHS, 2-for-3.

  • All-Conference Softball Teams

    Egyptian-Illini Conference
    All-Conference Selections
    First Team
    •Becca Oldham, Mulberry Grove (Co-MVP)
    •Brooke Maxey, St. Elmo (Co-MVP)
    •Courtney Calhoun, St. Elmo
    •Harley Tompkins, M. Grove
    •Courtney Myers, BCCH
    •Zoe Zinkgraf, M. Grove
    •Megan Maxey, St. Elmo
    •Kaitlin Helpingstine, Odin
    •Taylor Knisley, Ramsey
    Second Team
    •Lena Miller, BCCH
    •Kacie Hilt, BCCH
    •Jackie Burton, Odin