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Today's Sports

  • Vandals take tough loss against...

    Going against the No. 1 offense in the South Central Conference last Friday was a tough enough chore for the Vandalia defense.

    Doing it with several injuries and two players – sophomores Ryan Ambuehl and Luke Smith – making their first varsity starts on defense, would seemingly be an impossible mountain to climb.

    But that’s just what Vandalia did on senior night, though a happy ending was not to be after Greenville defeated the Vandals, 35-28, in another hard-fought game.

  • IFOR membership drive prizes...

    The Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources recently held a membership drive. Winners were: Roger Withers (pictured), 36-gun safe with mystery gun; Jeff Cearlock, Stoeger model 835; Cindy Smith, Tarus 357 magnum; Bob Trexler, H&R slugger 12-gauge; Dillard Smith, .22 Cricket; Richard Schuesteer, H&R 20-gauge; and Don Klingston, .22 semi-automatic.

  • Vandals fall to Greenville on...

    Marty Johnson threw two touchdown passes to senior Daniel Bell, but the Vandals came up just short against Greenville on Friday, falling 35-28.

    The loss eliminated Vandalia from the playoffs and ended the careers of nine players.

    A full story will appear in Thursday's edition of The Leader-Union.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results...

    UMP DIRTcar Modified Division
    - Saturday (33 cars)
    Heat 1        
    1.    73B    Brian Bielong
    2.    5    Rob Timmons
    3.    6B    Dave Baldwin
    4.    28X    Kevin Morrow
    Heat 2        
    1.    N59    Chad Evans
    2.    1X    Tim Hancock

  • Brownstown falls in NTC...

    Tenth-seeded Brownstown was defeated by Windsor (25-11, 25-10), St. Elmo (25-14, 25-20) and Neoga (25-23, 25-15) in the National Trail Conference Volleyball Tournament.

    Kills – Morgan Stinebring, 8; Katy Satterthwaite, 6; Bethany Oberlink, 2; Tara Johnson, 2; Breann Barnick, 1.
    Service Aces – Satterthwaite, 6; Oberlink, 3; Morgan Walk, 2; Stinebring, 1.
    Digs – Johnson, 8, Brittany Kistler, 5

  • Brownstown/St. Elmo co-op junior...

    The Brownstown/St. Elmo co-op junior high girls basketball teams have started their seasons.

    The seventh-graders are 1-5 thus far, having defeated Sacred-Heart, 36-10, and lost to Ramsey (28-8), Greenville (30-16), Stew-Stras (43-21), Altamont (39-19) and Greenville (30-11).

  • Vandalia Jr. Pro basketball...

    Vandalia High School athletic director and boys basketball coach Kevin Jackson has announced the dates for the Jr. Pro basketball program.

    Boys in grades K-6 are eligible to participate in the program, which will meet on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9-10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 6-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9-10:30 a.m.; and at the Red/White game on Nov. 13. Registration is $25 for an individual and $40 for two or more children from the same household. Forms can be picked up at the high school office.

  • Hosick Motors sponsoring fund...

    Hosick Motors will be hosting a tent event and tailgate by KFC/Taco Bell in Vandalia this Friday to raise money for Vandalia High School athletics.

    For each vehicle at the event that is test driven throughout the day prior to the football game, Vandalia athletics will receive $20.

  • Kinney hands out soccer awards

    Coach Walt Kinney handed out the following awards at the Vandalia High School soccer team banquet on Tuesday:

    Most Valuable Player – Lucas McDowell

    Hustle Award – Matt Hubbart

    Hustle Award – Steven Daley

    Iron Man Award – Brett Ambuehl

    Iron Woman Award – Chelsea Roberts

    Most Goals – Matt Grove

    Most Goals – Lucas McDowell

    Most Assists – Lucas McDowell

    Coach's Award – Austa Keppler

  • South Central names assistant...

    Louis Daugherty, a 2005 graduate of South Central High School, has been hired as an assistant high school basketball coach for the Cougars.

    Additionally, he will coach the JV and freshman/sophomore teams.

    Daugherty played basketball for the Cougars in high school and was named to the IBCA Honorable Mention All-State Team as a senior. He also played baseball for South Central.