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Today's Sports

  • Vandals ousted by Staunton in...

    The Vandalia High School volleyball team had a premature end to a successful season last Thursday after it was knocked out of its own regional tournament in the first round.

    Hungry for a win after Pana spoiled its senior night a week earlier, the second-seeded Vandals won a fiercely contested first set, 25-22,  against No. 3 Staunton before falling to the Bulldogs, 25-20 and 25-17, in the final two sets.

  • Tough Raymond squad snaps St....

    ST. ELMO – St. Elmo High School’s volleyball team had been on a torrid pace since finishing fifth at the National Trail Conference Tournament three weeks ago.

    Coming into their Class 1A Sectional first-round match on Tuesday, the Eagles had lost only one set since the NTC, while being crowned both the Egyptian-Illini Conference and regional champions.

    But the team’s streak came to end against Raymond-Lincolnwood after the Eagles’ strength was challenged early and often by the 32-5 Lancers, who defeated St. Elmo, 25-18, 25-23.

  • Cougars fight to finish in tight...

    ST. ELMO – For the second straight season, Cumberland eliminated South Central from the sectional tournament, defeating the Cougars in three sets, 17-25, 28-26, 22-25 on Tuesday.

    In a fierce back-and-forth battle, coach Mary Brimberry said her team never gave up during the Class 1A Sectional, which especially showed in the second set after the Cougars erased a six-point deficit to take the set.

    “I told the girls, ‘We can be sad that the season is over, but we can’t be sad with how we played,’” Brimberry said.

  • VCHS gets funds for all-weather...

    Vandalia Community High School Superintendent Rich Well said construction of an all-weather track will begin “as soon as possible” after city council members, on Monday, approved using Tax Increment Financing money to help fund the project.

    Having already secured funds from four other entities, receiving $65,000 in TIF money per year for the next five years allows the district to finance the $500,000 project that will allow VCHS to host home track meets and benefit all its athletes and students, as well as the community.

  • Patoka, St. Elmo and South...

    The Patoka, St. Elmo and South Central High School volleyball teams will all be playing for regional championships on Saturday.

    Patoka, the No. 3 seed in the Raymond Regional, will face No. 1 Raymond-Lincolnwood at Raymond-Lincolnwood High School at 2 p.m. The Warriors defeated No. 6 Mt. Olive and No. 2 Morrisonville to advance on Thursday.

    St. Elmo, the No. 1 seed in the Strasburg Regional, will face No. 2 Neoga at Stewardson-Strasburg High School at 5 p.m. The Eagles defeated No. 8 Brownstown and No. 5 Stew-Stras to advance on Wednesday.

  • Demo derby coming to Fayette...

    The Fayette County Speedway will host a Halloween-themed demolition derby this Saturday.

    The gates will open for the event at noon with the derby starting at 5 p.m. For participants, the car inspection will run from 1-3 p.m.

    A kids' costume contest will follow the derby. Prizes and candy will be handed out.

    Participant Admission
    Car Entry Fee/Driver Pit Pass: $35
    Passenger Pit Pass: $25    
    Crew/Spectator Pit Pass: $20

  • Vandalia eighth-grade basketball...

    Monday, Oct. 25
    vs. Pana
    Panthers 34
    Vandals 20

    Scoring – Ashley Swain, 6 points; Kate Evans, 4 points; Elizabeth Miller, 4 points; Mercedes Reynolds, 6 points; Haley Cannon, 4 points.
    Record – 0-12

    Thursday, Oct. 21
    vs. Hillsboro
    Dragons 34
    Vandals 16

    Scoring – Reynolds, 5 points; Kelsey Swain, 5 points; Alex Sasse, 4 points; Cannon, 1 point; A. Swain, 1 point.
    Record – 0-11

  • Vandalia seventh-grade...

    Monday, Oct. 25
    vs. Pana
    Vandals 24
    Panthers 18

    Scoring – Makayla Tinker, 12 points; Karlie Bright, 4 points; Leah Francis, 4 points; Madelyn Hosick, 4 points.
    Record – 12-1

    Thursday, Oct. 21
    at Hillsboro
    Dragons 24
    Vandals 15

    Scoring – Tinker, 7 points; Hosick, 4 points; Francis, 2 points; Jalea Paslay, 2 points.
    Record – 11-1

  • Jr. Wrestling program starts Nov...

    The Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club will begin registration and practices on Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Vandalia High School Wrestling Room.

    For more information, contact Jerry Stewart at 618-580-3475 or Johnny Swain at 618-339-0154.
     

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (Oct. 2)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Oct. 2. The winners are pictured; from left to right: Tom Lindley, Gracie Lindley and Robert Lindley, first place with 14.59 pounds; Ronnie Higgs, second place with 12.84 pounds; and Travis Gould and Arnie Rexroads, third place with 11.29 pounds. The big bass winner was Tom Lindley with a 5.89-pound catch.