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Today's Sports

  • Community sports photos (March...
  • Sports cancellations -- Friday,...

    This list will be updated throughout the day as cancellations are reported.

    •Vandalia baseball vs. Ramsey has been canceled.

    •Patoka baseball on Saturday has been canceled.

    •St. Elmo baseball vs. Stew-Stras has been canceled.
    •St. Elmo softball at Noble has been canceled.

  • Enlow wins state title

    Vandalia Jr. club wrestler Anthony Enlow won the midget 130-pound division at the Illinois Kids Wrestling Foundation's Midget State Tournament this past weekend. Enlow (42-6) pinned his opponent in 44 seconds to win the state title. The 8-year-old also won a 9- and 10-year-old division at the Bantam State Tournament earlier this year. Because of his stellar performances, Enlow has been invited to join the King Select Wrestling Club from Belleville. That club is ranked No. 3 in the nation, and will be wrestling at nationals in Tennessee in April.

  • Lady Vandals end week one at 3-2

    Effingham changed its pitcher in the top of the sixth inning twice against Vandalia on Tuesday.

    The first time, at the start of the sixth inning, led to four straight Vandalia base runners and four runs.

    The second time, when the Lady Hearts brought back starter Shelby Koenig seven batters later, led to two quick outs, which kept the Lady Vandals on the short side of a 5-4 loss.

  • Vandals lose tight game to...

    The Vandalia High School baseball team lost its season-opener at Raymond-Lincolnwood on Monday, falling to the Lancers, 4-3.

    The Vandals were held scoreless through the first four innings, but only trailed 2-0.

    In the top of the fifth, junior Dathan Berning smashed a three-run home run to put the Vandals ahead, 3-2. The Lancers, however, knotted the game in the bottom of the inning.

    They added another run in the bottom of the sixth and held the Vandals scoreless in the top of the seventh to earn the win.

  • Mulberry Grove, South Central...

    The Mulberry Grove High School softball team used 14 hits in defeating South Central, 9-2, on Monday.

    Nearly all of the Lady Aces' batters got on base during the game, and the team scored most of its runs in the second half of the game.

    For South Central, it was the first time the team had been outside on a field. For the past three weeks, the Lady Cougars had only been able to practice in the gym, which meant its hitters had not seen any live pitching.

  • Cougars ride strong pitching to...

    Senior Derek Harmeier picked up eight strikeouts and two relievers added three apiece as South Central defeated Mulberry Grove on Monday, 7-0.

    Harmeier's line also included just one walk and one hit allowed.

    Colby Bushue, who relieved Harmerier in the fifth inning, pitched two innings, allowing three hits and one walk.

    At the plate, the junior was 4-for-5 with three doubles.

    Sophomore Shawn Meyer finished up the stellar pitching performance with a perfect seventh inning.

  • Hall of Fame nominations open...

    Nominations for this year’s Vandalia Community High School Athletic Hall of Fame are due by May 16. Forms should be sent to Kevin Jackson, VCHS Athletic Director, 1109 N. 8th St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471. Forms are available at the high school office and may also be dropped off there.

    In order to be nominated, the following conditions must be met. The candidate must be a graduate of VCHS, a distinguished varsity team, a former coach or a supportive fan.

    The candidate must have graduated from, completed coaching at or been a supportive fan no less than five years prior to nomination.

  • Three Vandalia Jr. club...
  • Area baseball roundup (March 24)

    St. Elmo wallops Ramsey for third win
    Senior Kase Stolte was 4-for-5 with a grand slam in a nine-run fourth inning, and freshman Levi Maxey picked up his first win of the season, as the Eagles downed Ramsey, 14-1, on Tuesday.

    St. Elmo had 15 hits in the game, including three each from juniors Ben Sperry and Garrett Bartels. Maxey also hit a home run.

    For Ramsey, freshman Tyler Knisley was 1-for-3 with a single and took the loss after allowing nine runs in 3 1/3 innings.

    Sperry homers, but Eagles lose to T-Town