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Today's Sports

  • Vandals celebrate seniors with...

    Both Vandalia seniors played a significant role in helping the Vandal boys basketball team produce its best offensive output of the season on Saturday when a superb effort powered the Vandals by Pana, 78-73, in the regular-season finale.

    Honored before the game along with cheerleader Courtney Gordon and several pep band members, Marty Johnson and Daniel Bell combined to score 21 points and grab nine rebounds in the Vandals’ win.

  • St. Elmo beats Patoka to advance...

    ST. ELMO – Eagles coach Greg Feezel was not expecting his team to produce a 38-point blowout in the first round of the regional tournament on Monday.

    But that’s what happened, as St. Elmo soared to a 67-29 win against Patoka.

    “I was (actually) concerned, because we just got done playing Beecher (City), we hadn’t seen Patoka in a while and we had Altamont lurking,” Feezel said. “I thought, ‘I hope we don’t overlook (them).’”

  • Vandal wrestlers qualify for...

    ROXANA – After defeating Benton, 49-21, on Tuesday, the Vandalia High School wrestling team will battle Prairie Central High School in Bloomington on Saturday in the first round of the Illinois High School Association Dual Team Wrestling Tournament.

    The first-round match starts at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum. If the Vandals win, they will face either Wilmington or Stillman Valley in the semifinals.

    Coach Jason Clay said that as long as his kids wrestle balanced matches, they will have an opportunity to find success at state.

  • Vandals wrestlers win just one...

    CHAMPAIGN – Senior Justin Hill was the only Vandal wrestler to make it to the second day of the Illinois High School Association’s Individual State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, and after being roughed up in the championship semifinals, he was unable to place.

    Stillman Valley’s J.J. Whaley (39-7) defeated Hill by technical fall in just 2:38, but he went to the mat hard 49 seconds into the match and required assistance from a trainer.

  • Live coverage of the IHSA...

    The IHSA Individual State Wrestling Tournament is underway. Continue checking back throughout the day today and tomorrow to see how the Vandals do.

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  • Junior High Sports Briefs

    Jr. Wrestlers battle at state tourney

    Three Vandalia Jr. Club wrestlers participated in the Illinois Bantam State Tournament in Chicago last weekend.

    Anthony Enlow placed first.

    Markus Isaiah and Jarek Wehrle both placed sixth at the tournament.

    Vandalia eighth-grade volleyball results

    The Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade volleyball team defeated Hillsboro last Thursday, 25-10, 25-16.

    Jessica Sullens led the Lady Vandals with 14 points. She also contributed six service aces, two kills and two tip kills.

  • Lady Cougars bow out in second...

    The South Central High School girls basketball team was the only one in the area to advance to the second round of the regional tournament, but the Lady Cougars lost to North Clay in the second round last Wednesday, 54-35.

    Senior Ashley Pollard scored 14 points in her final game with South Central (4-15, 2-3 Midland Trail Conference).

    She led the team in scoring with 14.6 points per game, which was also good for second in the area.

    Fellow senior Haley Rambo scored five points in her South Central finale against the Lady Cardinals, who finished 5-0 in MTC play this season.